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ASUS RT-N53 Dual-Band Multimedia Wireless Router manufactured recertified

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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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  • DEAN G.
  • 9/4/2014 6:29:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt Dose Work

Pros: The wired section worked well and seemed to be fast enough for video streaming. I installed tomato on it through trial & error.

Cons: The unit crashed the 5ghz section running the stock firmware after a few hours. Also no ddwrt version for this hardware. After installing tomato i was running for a few days with no crashes but the wireless speed was really slow maybe for a average wireless G unit. I read several reviews on all routers and it seems the failure rate is about 50% and to top it off re-certified units appear to be quick tested to see if they turn on because this is my second re-certified asus product that works but most certainly does not operate at anything close to what it should do. I replaced it with another brand a new one this time that is working with acceptable speed so far.

Other Thoughts: Installing tomato i had to plug a cable into to the wan port to get to the recovery connection to install tomato. Also tomato has usb port options enabled by default and if you uncheck them you will not have a 5gig band on the wireless. Maybe that is the speed problem as other controls may not be what they are labeled as,so maybe i will play with it someday. Also my unit was a newer version than the original. Asus RT-N53 A1, Broadcom BCM5357 chip rev 2 pkg 8, CPU Freq 500MHz, Flash Size 8MB.

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  • Nick R.
  • 8/26/2014 2:09:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad cheap router

Pros: Nice cheap dual band router. Loaded tomato firmware on it immediately and it runs way better than stock Asus firmware. Also easily wall mountable

Cons: Like the other reviews say it still had the previous owners information still on the router. 5 ghz band didnt work on the stock asus firmware even after updates and nvram reset. Also no gigabit ethernet

Other Thoughts: Got it for $13.50 after rebate. With tomato firmware this thing runs pretty well and is super customizable. Took off a star because it had the previous owners information on it still.

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  • Adam C.
  • 8/26/2014 11:38:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggslow signal quality but cheap

Pros: Cheap, small, wall mountable, easy to setup (after doing factory reset)

Cons: default admin password didn't work, had to do factory reset with button

signal quality (and as a result bandwidth) sucks I will only go for routers without PCB antennas in the future

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  • ANDREW T.
  • 8/26/2014 8:37:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWay above and beyond what I expected!

Pros: I picked up this router for cheap! Only $12.50 after rebate. I had really low expectation given all the negative reviews, but I gave it a shot since I had a great experience a long time ago with an old Asus router (RT-N13?). Anyhow, my router looks brand new! I needed to use router as an access point; initial set up allowed me to choose this mode so set up only took me 5 minutes; it was super simple! I have owned this router for about a week now and I have not had to reboot once. Best of all, I no longer have issues with lagging/buffering when streaming videos, like what I had with my WD router.

Cons: None so far, but it has been only a week. I really don't understand why there are so many bad reviews!

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this router!

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  • Wayne K.
  • 8/26/2014 8:01:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNeed RMA from ASUS Four Requests No RMA

Pros: Can't get the unit to work - so far no pros.

Cons: After back and forth with ASUS Tech "Support" they keep asking me the same questions over and over. Promised RMA is not forthcoming. Router is useless.

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  • Mitch L.
  • 8/25/2014 3:05:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot refurbish, only resold

Pros: It did, surprisingly, turn on. Newegg doesn't let you update or edit reviews so here is another one.

Cons: Besides being dirty the router still has the previous owners information and settings on it. The password is changed from the default and the wireless networks are renamed. After resetting the device so I could log in I found the firmware is very old. It was something like 1.1.1.x.x.x. The current is 3.0.0.4.374.4561. Firmware from one year ago is still 3.0.0.4.xxxx.

Other Thoughts: This is not a refurbished item at all. Someone sent this back to Asus, they stuck it in a new box and resold it. It wasn't reset to remove the previous owners data, it wasn't updated, the crud on it wasn't even wiped off. I will never be buying any Asus products again.

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  • Mitch L.
  • 8/25/2014 7:37:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDirty

Pros: Shipped quickly

Cons: The router is dirty. I know this is a refurb but does no one at the refurbishing center take a minute to wipe the hardware off? I open the box, open the antistatic bag, and there is crud all over the front of the router.

Other Thoughts: After seeing the quality of care they put into it I'll be surprised if it works. If it does manage to function ok I'll adjust my review.

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  • William G.
  • 11/28/2013 1:05:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Poor

Pros: None

Cons: Ordered two of these. BOTH dead right out of the box. Avoid!

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  • Michael B.
  • 10/10/2013 5:25:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLook elsewhere

Pros: Easily configurable
Great menus
Nice look
Great signal

Cons: CONSTANT lock-ups

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  • Dustin A.
  • 10/8/2013 10:25:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Router

Pros: Setting up was extremely easy, and everything connected to it without an issue. The 5/ghz is amazing, I've been putting through its paces, so far no complaints.

Cons: Really wish it had 10/100/1000 ports, but I knew that going in so no egg deducted.

Other Thoughts: It took a small amount of playing around to get my laptops and tablet to recognize the 5/ghz, but I spent no more than 5 minutes getting it there.

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