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ASUS RT-N12 Wireless Broadband Router SuperSpeedN 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps/ Open Source DD-WRT Support

  • 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
  • Open Source DD-WRT Base
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Tylor H.
  • 8/17/2012 9:05:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCheap and works

Pros: The Wireless accessport works as a repeater in my house and then is used as a wireless to network adapter for my HTPC.

Cons: Initial setup took longer than I expected as it wasn't very happy initially contecting to my existing wireless in my house.

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  • Comete H.
  • 3/31/2012 10:16:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great, but for less than 1 year

Pros: Flashed DD-WRT and worked well as the gateway router with a Rosewill RNX-GX4 as a Repeater Bridge (the Asus replaced another RNX-GX4 which died young).

Cons: Died after about 10 months. Didn't show any connection or wireless problems leading up to the failure, but just refused to stay up more than 30 seconds before failing to respond to any commands, even after a 2 hour power down. It was located in a clean, cool place, so I don't think it was a heat problem. The power supply was a very solid UPS.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We sincerely apologize that your unit has stopped working. We stand behind the quality of our products and we offer a two year warranty service on this router. If you ever have issues with our products, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Best Regards,

ASUS Networking Support
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx
Networking_Support@asus.com
812-282-2787

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  • Ethan O.
  • 3/23/2012 11:39:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Router.

Pros: Great range, and performance. It is not a high-end by any means, but it works great for what I need it to do.

I am using it at my college dorm to provide Wi-Fi to myself and my dorm-mates, because the official college wireless is too weak to connect to...

The default software looked kinda weird, but I did not mess with it at all, I loaded the custom "DD-WRT" firmware on it, and it has been going strong ever since. I needed this to replace a dead "Dlink" router that was also loaded with DD-WRT.

I love the DD-WRT options and I love Asus products, so this was an easy choice.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Looks out of stock in Newegg right now, but still a good option if you can get one, but YOU may consider another router if you need features like dual band, Gigabit Ethernet or a USB port.

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  • Daniel L.
  • 3/10/2012 8:30:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great as AP

Pros: Use it as an access point connecting to DLINK DIR-655. Working great for many months and still going. Set up as wireless G only.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Overall, good.

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  • Charlene S.
  • 2/24/2012 11:31:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome performance per dollar

Pros: Have had this router for about 6 months, flashed with DD-WRT out of the box. Have had absolutely no problems whatsoever, great wireless signal strength and haven't had to reboot once.

Cons: The only annoying aspect of this router, as mentioned before in previous comments is how annoyingly bright the lights are in this thing. I applied a thin strip of tape over the lights on the front of this thing to dim them to a tolerable level, still visible thru the masking tape, but not light-up-the-room flashlight bright.

Other Thoughts: Unless you have a NAS, or plan on doing massive data backups via the network, then get a gigabit router. If all you need is fast access to the net via wired and wireless, then this is more than enough.

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  • Christine L.
  • 2/8/2012 9:46:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat for a while

Pros: Easy set-up. Worked really well while it did.

Cons: Wireless stopped working consistently about 9 months after purchase. I have to use a wired connection with it now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2012 6:17:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot reliable

Pros: Nice, cheap router when it works.

Cons: Requires frequent reboots.

Other Thoughts: I bought this router in December 2011, it's the . Flashed it with Tomato, and it worked well for about three weeks. Then it started dropping the signal and requiring weekly reboots. Tried a newer version of Tomato, but the problem persisted. Six weeks in, the router has to be reset at least once a day. I use it as a wireless ethernet bridge, and it has light use but just can't handle the traffic. Thank goodness the N12 isn't my main router--I use an RT-N16 for that, and it performs flawlessly. If I weren't past the 30-day RMA window (and could find the packaging), I'd return the N12. I'll probably try flashing DD-WRT to see if the performance improves, but I'm not too confident that will work either.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the difficulties you experienced while setting up this router. We stand behind the quality of our products. If you ever have issues with our products, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Best Regards,

ASUS Networking Support
Networking_Support@asus.com
812-282-2787
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx

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  • Seth W.
  • 1/13/2012 10:03:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOk router.

Pros: Decent router. Runs tomato.

Cons: This router regularly drops connection. I am not sure exactly why. It seems like it can't handle the load and just gives up. Even with internal file transfers, it just reaches a point where it stops working. On Win7 I can see that it's not a complete net drop ... but I get one of those yellow exclamation points in the wireless icon.

Other Thoughts: Definite buyer's remorse

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you have experienced with the RT-N12. Please contact us at Networking_Support@asus.com with details on your network setup so we can assist you.

Best Regards,

ASUS Customer Support
812-282-2787
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx

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  • Paul P.
  • 1/7/2012 7:26:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsProduct is great until you need RMA

Pros: Its works great when it works. I bought it as ASUS products have always been a good quality and low problems.

Cons: It worked great for several months running DD-WRT and stock firmware. Then after several months it started to constantly drop wireless connections. Both stock firmware and DD-WRT do it and therefore is a hardware problem. Trying to get an RMA is a joke. Forms to fill-out on their website that go no where. It is supposed to get escalated after 48hrs if no response on your ticket but even that does not work. Therefore but the router and enjoy it while it works. It is breaks just buy another one or something else.

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  • dean c.
  • 12/10/2011 12:09:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat replacement for old WRT54GS

Pros: -DD-WRT Support
-802.11N
-Good factory firmware
-Can be used as bridge, AP, or repeater
-Compact design

Since I've delegated my old WRT54GS to my new office, I needed another router for home use after moving to an area that wasn't services by U-Verse. Now that I'm serviced by TW Cable, the hardware provided to me is a modem only and no longer a modem/router in one. After much consideration and talking to my sister in Taiwan, and using many Asus products already (MB, video card, lap top, etc) I decided to get the RT-N12. I really haven't had much issues with the factory firmware, if any at all. Just recently loaded DD-WRT on it and now its even better!

Cons: -Super bright blue LED status indicators (if you can even call it a con, I call it a night light)

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