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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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  • Ward M.
  • 4/10/2015 5:14:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Router, Worse Service

Pros: None

Cons: Read the other reviews. Wish I had. Router causes network interference on wired and wireless LANs and routinely locks up after less than a day of use with ANY of their firmware. RMA process was a nightmare. Over a dozen responses back and forth with ASUS, many repeating what already had been said. Finally, they claimed the warranty expired 3 DAYS after the purchase date. Everything about this company is one big bad FRAUD. Go elsewhere.

Other Thoughts: Can't believe NewEgg still carries anything from ASUS. Terrible company!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for making an effort in posting this review and we appreciate it. I understand that you have some kind of issue with the router. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. I want to help. If you can just please provide me with details, your old case # and RMA #. Kindly email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150443374 in the subject line for a reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Dona
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Dylan K.
  • 3/6/2015 3:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute garbage.

Pros: None.

Cons: Dual band, but the 5G Band is awful. ASUS actually had the nerve to claim that my device was out of warranty, despite it only being with me for a month! It comes with a 90 day warranty.

Customer service wanted $56 to fix an IN WARRANTY router. They also wanted me to send it out and be without a router for two weeks, which is impossible in this day and age. We have a ton of devices that connect wirelessly.

ASUS makes horrible products, and their customer service are not only liars, but they're inept. Avoid this company.

Other Thoughts: Frauds. Avoid them like the plague.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dylan,

We want to thank you for your effort in posting this review. I understand that you have issue with the 5Ghz wireless connection of the router. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know how frustrating it is to have an issue and tech support can't help you, it happened to me with my ISP. If you can please check the SSID for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz make sure their different from each other. If you havetried this, can you please do a hard reset on the router and do not update the firmware version yet. Observe your connection for a few days. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150333546 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Cory E.
  • 2/19/2015 9:06:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of Sh it

Pros: It has not caught FIRE!

Cons: Locks up every 24 hours, even after updating the firmware to the latest version.

Other Thoughts: Don't bother buying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Did you read the important notice that said to reset your device after updating to prevent WiFi issues. If you have not tried this step then please do so followed by a 10 second power cycle to make sure the capacitors are completely drained of power. If you still need technical assistance with your device please contact our support channels via live chat, phone 812 282 2787, or email. Please please use case number # N150289023 for reference to your issue. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department is dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_support@asus.com

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  • Leo L.
  • 1/30/2015 2:05:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's not bad at all!

Pros: Inexpensive, decent looking, nice GUI, adequate speed, stable connections

Cons: 5GHz band is kind of weak, but it is not unexpected.

Other Thoughts: I use the router as an AP. The setup was not without any challenges. Somehow I messed up the Easy Setup and were unable to connect to WiFi. I ended up keeping all default values and then made changes after completing the Easy Setup. The router is installed in a very challenging environment. It is placed in an outdoor wood utility box right below the breaker box and behind a large -48VDC power supply. Even though the laptop I am trying to connect is only 25 ft away, the router has to work through a stucco exterior wall, a LCD TV, a metal bed frame, an interior wall, and a monitor. Initially, the 2.4GHz connection was extremely slow as many reviewers had reported. But I knew it must have something to do with the RF interference. I had to made a small adjustment on my main router (ASUS RT-AC56U) and then tried out all the channels on the RT-53N. But at the end of the day, it all worked out.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 1/25/2015 2:33:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurbished item is horrid

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Melted upon firmware update. Cheap version of a brick.

Other Thoughts: I've had many personal routers, and manage hundreds of access points, routers, switches, etc. at work on a daily basis. I know how these things work. This little guy bricked before I could say "what?" Unfortunately I couldn't find the original packaging so was not allowed an RMA (I think the wife recycled it when I wasn't looking). So here's the lesson - save you packing material. Although in this case you'd end up with a net of pocket change since shippings costs almost as much as you pay for it...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

In behalf of ASUS, I want to thank you for your effort posting this review. I understand that you have problems encountered with the router. I want to apologize as well for the inconvenience this issue have caused you. I know that your disappointed with the unit. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. I just want to tell you that all ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, these are isolated cases. I want to help you with this issue, kindly email it at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150391314 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • 901 R.
  • 1/19/2015 6:10:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: Plugged in the router and well nothing. I can some very faint blue lights if i switch off everything. Thought the LEDs don't work, no biggy. Connected my LAN port and no activity lights.
Yep it's DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Unhooked,

I am sorry for the troubles this router is giving you. Since you have already stated that you have tried all the basic trouble shooting steps, feel free to email at customerloyalty@asus.com with case number N150391369. I would like to further discuss this matter with you and provide you with a different solution.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Ana
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Daniel E.
  • 11/20/2014 9:02:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: It needs reboots frequently, new firmware made response times very unstable. Would not advocate the purchase.

Other Thoughts: It's cheap but the one I have doesn't work reliably. The features and GUI look nice but it just didn't deliver on performance or reliability. Updated firmware made the problem worse and the unit had to be downgraded. I ended up turning it off after fighting with it for a few months, saved my money and bought something else.

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  • binoj p.
  • 11/13/2014 8:26:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst buy ever

Pros: Cheap.
Easy to install and administer.

Cons: Unreliable. You will have to re-boot at least 10 times a day.
5g utter waste. Works only within 5 feet. The light is on but transmission.

Other Thoughts: Please do not waste your money on this. I wish I could give 0 eggs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/4/2014 4:38:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs5GHz VERY unstable; 5Ghz network simply disappears

Pros: Price, if it worked. Ability to take Tomato firmware, extensive features associated w/ that firmware.
Wired and 2.4Ghz connections are fine

Cons: There was a slight hiccup in flashing to the most recent ASUS firmware, so I flashed the latest version of Tomato (look for the RT-N53 version) using the ASUS Recovery Utility--it's no longer on the Asus website, so you have to dig around for it.

I had everything set up very well, and I got 40% faster transmission rates using the 5Ghz band since there was so much interference from neighbors. However, after two days, the 5G wireless network would disappear; the SSID would stop being broadcasted, I couldn't manually connect to the network, all while the router said everything was fine.
Even restarts were no use--the 5Ghz network would appear briefly, but I was not able to connect to it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with yoru router. If you would like to discuss your issue with me in a technical manner to help you resolve it. Please email me and place case # N141022719 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Kevin R.
  • 9/29/2014 8:26:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWeak, not durable

Pros: Cheap. Can put MAC address filter on specific band.

Cons: Varying levels of strength depending upon location in a home. Compared to other routers I've owned/now own, this one was a little weak,

Other Thoughts: Bricked on the first attempted upgrade. Unrecoverable. Since my spouse had efficiently already recycled the shipping materials, could not RMA. I've had all other routers expensive to cheap upgrade without an issue, this was the first time something bricked on me.

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