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ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Powerful CPU provides a high-performance throughput
  • Support up to 300,000 sessions for extensive P2P clients
  • USB2.0 port: All-in-1 printer server and FTP files
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For the very best in wireless broadband technology, look no further than the ASUS RT-N16 router. It distinguishes itself from others by adding a built-in printer and media server. And the AiDisk function can help you share content with friends just through the web browser, bringing unprecedented convenience.

This router uses the 802.11n DRAFT wireless standard, which is backwards compatible with the older 802.11b/g standard, allowing it to work with a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled equipment. With the help of enhanced download master technology, you can download your favorite content without a computer involved, offering supreme flexibility and saving energy.

Best of all, the ASUS RT-N16 is easy to set up and features a host of security features like WEP and WPA2 configuration. Build your home or office network with ASUS today.



  • newegg 802.11n Support Compliant with draft 802.11n, the ASUS RT-N16 delivers real-world performance of up to 300Mbps and remains compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
  • newegg MIMO Technology MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) technology multiplies the effective data rate and uses signal reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area.
  • newegg All-in-One Print Server With a built-in USB port, plug in a USB printer to the ASUS RT-N16, and the router is able to wirelessly share the printing function for multiple users.
  • newegg AiDisk Technology The ASUS RT-N16 features AiDisk to help you easily and conveniently share media content with friends through the web browser.
  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The ASUS RT-N16 features 4 Gigabit LAN ports that provide up to 10x faster speeds than most 100M network connections to handle massive data-flow needs.
  • newegg Enhanced Download Master Using the Enhanced Download Master technology, the ASUS RT-N16 can download Internet content independently, without a computer involved.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • JOHN S.
  • 9/20/2014 6:06:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock-solid router for DD-WRT

Pros: - High CPU speed and lots of memory
- Excellent wireless range
- Runs cool

Cons: none, unless you have an aversion to blue status lights instead of green or red.

Other Thoughts: This router performs extremely well, and performs very well with 10 or more client connections working simultaneously. Previous I had used Rosewill (TPLink), Linksys and Netgear routers. This one performs extremely well, without going into the over 100 dollar range link many Cisco and others do. I highly recommend DD-WRT kong build 22000 or later for this device.

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  • Charles R.
  • 9/18/2014 9:32:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMine lasted 4 years

Pros: Tomato (DD-WRT)

Bought it in May of 2010. Flashed with tomato and forgot about it. Lasted four years.

Cons: It died.

Other Thoughts: I did pop the hood and take a look at the board but no bulging or leaking capacitors. Also, in 4 years the price hasn't changed much.

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  • James K.
  • 9/17/2014 12:30:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fair price, attractive design. Fast enough for the purpose it was bought for. Currently supporting one wired computer, a tablet, and a couple of Android smartphones all with no trouble. Two friends came to stay for a week and had no problems with their Apple phones and a Mac laptop.

Cons: Probably should be a lower price for an N300, single band router nowadays. Maybe 50 bucks?

Other Thoughts: Have been using this for 6 weeks as of this writing. Only felt it needed a reboot one time, rebooted it a couple of other times just because. Set it to N-only @ 40 Khz (I think) to get best performance with a MS Surface RT tablet (that device is a bit finnicky with its WiFi connections). Really, no complaints so I gave it 5 eggs for its performance as an N-300 single band router.

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  • Joshua K.
  • 9/15/2014 6:33:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsprone to weak capacitors in later revisions

Pros: Able to be flashed with an after market firmware. I used Tomato on mine, but DD-WRT is the most popular. Also takes ASUSWRT which is designed to mimic the stock firmware, but I wasn't to fond of it so I flashed it again and loaded Tomato.

Cons: As with a lot of company's, once they develop a successful product like the RT-N16, they swap out parts for cheaper alternatives in later revisions. While the earlier revisions of this router may have deserved its high rating, the most recent ones use sub-par capacitors which are likely to burst anywhere from 6 months to 1.5 years, give or take. I bought three of these for my home, office and another one to replace the first one that malfunctioned in my home. All three are now toast. Unacceptable. Also, the stock firmware is just rubbish. If you're not experienced enough to flash the router with DD-WRT or Tomato, you really should get a netgear or something as this barely functions out of the box.

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  • Robert H.
  • 9/4/2014 2:31:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMany of these die from faulty capacitors

Pros: Solidly built

Cons: My Asus RT-N16 failed after the warranty expired. Researching this router on-line I find that many of this Asus router fail due to a faulty capacitor. I opened mine up and sure enough, mine had exactly the same problem, a bulged purple capacitor. Just Google Asus RT-N16 repair. My other complaint is that the latest drivers consistently result in a BSOD when there is a printer connected to the USB port. So, a nice looking router but a disappointment.

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  • James W.
  • 9/3/2014 5:37:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAnother bulging capacitor

Pros: Great hardware specifications for the price, freely supports open source firmware (the "mega" version of DD-WRT at that.)

Cons: Started experiencing random power shutdowns on the router, checked reviews and found others experiencing the same issue. Opened the device and found a bulging 16v 1000uF capacitor in CE5.

Other Thoughts: I actually have two of these routers - one purchased in 6/2011 and one purchased in 7/2012. Depending on which one is failing, that's either 2+ or 3+ years of a really great router. While it sucks that the hardware is now having an issue, the common issue is something that I feel comfortable enough trying to fix on my own and I'll be taking apart the other one once I have this one back up and running again. It's also fortunate that the capacitors only appear to be bulging and not leaking electrolyte as leaking electrolyte is a more dangerous and potentially unfixable issue depending on how / where the electrolyte leaks onto.

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  • Patrick K.
  • 9/2/2014 3:54:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Router w/Custom Firmware Options

Pros: I love this router. It is stable, reliable, and of excellent quality. I use Shibby Tomato AIO (All-in-One) firmware to turn my router into a high end configurable router.

Cons: Asus' original firmware is pretty good; however, they only include a PPTP VPN server, which for all intents and purposes is insecure for private connections. If they included OpenVPN, then there would be no cons. I won't deduct an egg over this, because you can get via Shibby Tomato.

Other Thoughts: Other than the aforementioned VPN server security issue, this router is worth it's weight in gold. I could not have asked for a better router and this is coming from a CISCO guy. The feature set on this router is amazing, especially if you want to backup your files from your smartphone and computers via VPN.

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  • John H.
  • 8/29/2014 3:22:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFix for Router

Pros: First off, let me say, I love this router. Rich in features and very reliable (for about 2yrs).

Cons: Many people have wrote about the router dying after about 2 years and they ARE correct. Mine died after 2yrs and 6mo. On 3/24/2014 there is a review from Sean B. that mentions cheap caps. He is correct. Cap c110 looks to be a filter cap for power. The cheap caps will start to swell and lose their function. If your very good at soldering you can fix your router by replacing this capacitor. It's rated for 680uf 16v, but I put in a 1000uf 16v cap and brought my router back to life and am now using it again.

Other Thoughts: Asus made their name from their motherboards. They used only the best capacitors. Now, it their peripherals they seem to be cutting corners. Why they don't use top quality Japanese capacitors is beyond me. If I wasn't able to fix my out of warranty router on my own, I too would be giving them 1 egg and be giving them a bad review.

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  • daryl w.
  • 8/19/2014 6:48:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDitto - 2 years and died.

Pros: Good range. Steady signal. Never had to reboot.

Cons: I've never replaced a router due to device failure. This is my first. This router was over $100 new and failed within 2 years.

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 8/15/2014 6:53:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslook elsewhere

Pros: relatively easy set up. dd-wrt suport

Cons: short life span.

Other Thoughts: like so many others here have stated mine died just out of warranty. I purchased it in May 2012 and it died 8/14/14. I usually really like Asus products but they fall short on this one. I hate buying throw away items.

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