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ASUS RT-N53 Dual Band Wireless N600 SOHO Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, Fast Ethernet, 5 Guest SSID, Parental Access Time control to Each User

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  • Up to 300+300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Guest Network Access
  • Easy Universal Repeater
  • Clever Wall-mount Design
  • Parental Control- Track your kids' activities online and offline

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The RT-N53 dual-band router is from the award-winning Black Diamond series of ASUS routers. The dual-band connectivity enables both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless transmissions. 5GHz makes content streaming incredibly smooth, which is especially useful when watching videos through Web sites like hulu or other high-definition media sites. 2.4GHz offers compatibility with most devices, and both transmissions can run simultaneously to deliver essential compatibility with performance. Featuring an exclusive built-in 2 internal antenna, the RT-N53 features Ai Radar, for omnidirectional circular coverage as opposed to a limiting horizontal signal for optimal connectivity wherever the router is placed, especially useful for multi-level houses or buildings.

With multi user support up to five SSIDs, connect up to four wireless networks on 2.4GHz and one wireless network on 5GHz. Customize each user's bandwidth and access privileges for each network. The RT-N53 router also features robust parental controls for you to set time and Web site access for each SSID. Product setup is CD free and quick. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) to customize settings is intuitive for users at any level. Boasting a standalone wall-mountable design, the RT-N53 router has a unique lattice glossy style that suits any room or office with a modern appeal.

  • newegg Dual-band Connection for Lag-free Entertainment The RT-N53 doubles your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, with speeds up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds and you get to enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.
  • newegg Optimal connections with two internal antennas The RT-N53 features two exclusive internal antennas with Ai Radar omnidirectional coverage which provides optimal connections wherever your device is placed.
  • newegg Multi User Support With multi user support up to five SSIDs, the RT-N53 can provide one wireless network on 5GHz and 4 wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band, which provides separated connection priorities and access rights. For example, High priority and both network (private and Internet) access are perfect for managers, while middle priority and private network work great for staff, and low priority and internet access only for friends and guests. Protect computers from unauthorized access, hacking and virus attacks.
  • newegg Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management ASUS QIS and EZ UI offer you an intuitive router setup without reading manuals. Open your browser, then the QIS wizard will guide you to quickly connect to the Internet, regardless of what OS you use. The intuitive user interface provides a graphical network map, making wireless setup, QoS and client management clear and simple.
  • newegg Clever Wall-mount design The clever wall-mount design allows you to mount it onto the wall providing great convenience for your cleanup (mounting kit sold separately).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • long N.
  • 2/1/2016 3:18:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswaste of money and time

Pros: None period

Cons: The product would drop signal quite often
the item came with 2 option 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz but you can only descover the 5 ghz on your phone

Other Thoughts: Waste of time and headache,I always had a great opinion with the asus brand,So i didn't think much of the other reviews, and had to try for myself after wasting 2 hrs testing the item out,It fail to meet event the minimum expectation that i had

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Long,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS RT-N53 router. Please allow me to assist you.

Please try the troubleshooting steps below to try ti fix the router's connection issue.

Check for interfering devices i.e. Cordless Phone / Microwave Oven / Bluetooth Devices
Check the wireless settings {Wireless Channel: 1 / 6 / 11 }
Try with different wireless computer or other wireless devices and check the connection if its stable
Try using the hardwire cable and check the connection if its stable
Bypass router and connect PC directly to the modem then check the connection if its stable
Update the firmware
Restore the router to factory defaults
Reconfigure the router
Change channel bandwidth to 40 Mhz then to 80, control channel to 157, DTIM to 3 and
Beacon Interval to 70.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Armed E.
  • 1/11/2016 2:16:57 PM

1 out of 5 eggsBought 3 refurbish Trash.. at $21 a peace Awful and bad

Pros: When it works its great

Cons: All 3 of them Drop wireless signal and some time total freeze out. Have to turn it off and back on few times a day
I have done firm updating and reset many times..

Other Thoughts: Maybe new one works better. I'm so mad at myself for buying refurbish. I did not return them but trashed them..my bad

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Armed,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS router. Please allow me to assist you.

I understand that you are disappointed with your purchase. Can we have a detailed information about the router's issue? May I know also the steps that you have taken to try to fix the unt's issue? was the router's firmware updated? change channel bandwidth? can we also have the unit's serial number for me to check and verify the unit's warranty in case we need to process an RMA.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N160140436 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • daniel s.
  • 12/30/2015 2:54:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks great as access point

Pros: $24.99
Good wireless range
Looks brand new for refurbished router.
$24.99

Cons: Only 100Mb Ethernet, but fine since I am running Fast Ethernet network and not Gigabit.
Did not come with Ethernet cable.

Edit: Crashes pretty frequently requiring hard reboot. Flashed Tomato Shibby firmware instead, seems to have solve dissue.

Other Thoughts: Very for access point with good coverage. Asus firmware has easily accessible option for access point that configures WAN point as a LAN port and automatically disables DHCP.
Cannot comment on performance as a router.
Update firmware when you get it to mitigate security vulnerabilities.

Maybe use custom firmware.

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  • James H.
  • 12/2/2015 8:21:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsused as a repeater

Pros: Price.
Wireless repeater works well. It repeats a single band's SSID across to both 2.4/5Ghz bands. The names can all be the same or different, as you choose.

Cons: 100Mbps WAN/LAN ports.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you get the latest firmware from the ASUS website as the auto check firmware will not update automatically.

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  • Branden S.
  • 11/30/2015 7:21:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNOT for a household. Good for a few connections.

Pros: Small size, neat design, easy to setup, stays cool

Cons: Loses connection often, can't handle more than 2 or 3 devices without dropping connections, unpredictable/unreliable performance. Very disappointed, as I love the ASUS brand. I feel like I threw my money away here :(

Other Thoughts: I bought this router knowing that I was getting a quality item. I couldn't stress my disappointment enough. I purchased this router and didn't hook it up for a few months. I know my way around electronics and routers. This router couldn't handle several connections, not even downloading much other than web browsing and one Netflix movie.

I feel like I threw my money away with no way to get something else I can rely on. My view of ASUS is a little tainted, and I'm thinking twice about buying the two laptops this holiday season they have... Brand reliability is important, but avoid this router. It is not worth throwing your money away.

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  • adam b.
  • 10/2/2015 7:36:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsworked for only 3 days ...

Pros: none

Cons: wish ive read the reviews before buying, but i had such good luck with other asus products ... maybe cause this one is refurbished

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Efi ,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS router.

I understand that you are disappointed with the unit, please allow me to assist you. Can we have a detailed information about the router's issue? can we also have the unit's serial number for me to verify it's warranty and to confirm if it's refurbished. When you connect the router's power adapter was there any reaction from the router? or how is the router's light indicator?

If you need further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151010512 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jerry C.
  • 6/19/2015 8:15:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat for a day

Pros: It works super fast.

Cons: It worked super fast for a DAY and then it refuses to do anythign even after a full reset.

Other Thoughts: its a ugly paper wieght

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jerry,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. We are sorry to hear your experience with the router, can you provide more information about the router's issue? was your firmware updated, have you tried to re-configure the router? If you need further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case#N150720043 in the subject line for reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • James F.
  • 6/12/2015 4:06:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTomato

Pros: Thank goodness it supports other firmware options. I put the Tomato firmware on this thing and all of the minor issues I had disappeared. It's beyond stable. My transfer rates have gone up tremendously from my previous router and I couldn't be happier. The Tomato firmware makes this thing truly sing!

Cons: The Asus firmware stinks! Google the Tomato firmware update it and be happy!

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  • HYUNSOO E.
  • 6/11/2015 5:50:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Product Quality Control At All

Pros: Good features at a good price.

Cons: This router did not work, it did not even turn on, it was dead right out of the box.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Let me assist you. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before sending it out to the stores worldwide. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. For further assistance, you can email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150651130 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • James F.
  • 6/1/2015 8:38:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWell......

Pros: Extremely cheap and better than some I've seen for the under $40 range.

Better range than the older Asus one it replaced.

Cons: I have noticed some issue with the 5G coming and going as it pleases. Also this thing seems to hate my cell phone for some odd reason.

Other Thoughts: You really have to keep things in perspective when you buy something at this price range. I received a functional product and overall I am pleased however I had to put a tad more time into setting the thing up initially. I haven't put any 3rd party firmware in it yet and I too am also confused because this thing doesn't show in the DD-WRT database either. I wanted something a little better then what I had and this fits the bill. So please people don't go spending 15-20 dollars on this and complain that it has some issues. For that cheap of course there are probably problems!

For $20 this thing will probably buy me another 2-3 years of putting off buying something better. For that I am happy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear James,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Let me assist you, have tried reconfiguring the router and restoring it to factory defaults to try to fix the issue? If there is anything else that I can help or assist you with, you can email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150651177 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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