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ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Multiple 3-in-1 Router/Access Point /Range Extender wireless modes
  • Two detachable 5dBi antennas
  • 4 SSIDs help manage bandwidth allocation and access control
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Mr. K.
  • 12/23/2014 9:58:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap, does 802.11n. Plenty of options: DHCP server, port forwarding, mac filtering, etc. Range is decent. Haven't had to reboot it yet.

Cons: kind of light weight, which usually means cheaply made. No performance issues so far to support that, though. During initial configuration, it's web page was very slow to respond, so it took a while to configure.

Other Thoughts: Only using this as an AP. I bought a very expensive ent-class 3Com WAP 11 years ago that finally started flaking out. I just wanted a cheap replacement to hold me over until I can invest in another ent-class WAP. The range is good, but not awesome. Signal drops after fighting through 2 or more walls. Fairly standard stuff. Once I acquire the big-daddy WAP, I am sure I can find someone who can use this, and it will fit their needs just fine. No reason to believe that this could not be a WiFi-router solution for a basic home or SOHO network.

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  • Scott P.
  • 11/30/2014 6:47:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent AP to load Tomato on

Pros: Excellent access point to load Tomato on. Blew away stock firmware and loaded Tomato v. 1.28 by Shibby. Running two of these as wireless bridges connected to an Asus RT-N16 as the main router and they do a fantastic job.

Cons: Asus firmware is horrible. Replace that with open source firmware (Tomato, DD-WRT) immediately. Not a high performance router, but perfectly adequate for most users and works as a fantastic access point only (in bridge mode, not routing).

Other Thoughts: This is probably not a good wireless router for newbies, since you really need to load open source software on it to turn it into something great. However, if you are an advanced user, this is a great AP for the price.

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  • JASON M.
  • 11/24/2014 1:49:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMisleading, Pathetic Help Center In The Philippines and Fremont

Pros: router, repeater, AP

Cons: customer support, corporate attitude, treatment of customers

Other Thoughts: This router/AP/repeater (and some other Asus products) does not have DUAL WAN like the firmware would lead you to believe. Moreover, the "support" from the "help" center in the Philippines and Fremont, CA is frustrating and disgrace to what customer support should be and a disgrace to paying customers.

I called Asus (the 812 #) in the Philippines and tried to find out why my DUAL WAN functions weren't working. They eventually told me router is "incapable of dual WAN" even thought that fimrware has a specific section for DUAL WAN settings.

After realizing they device may not be capable of what it leads me to believe, I wanted to ask if they could do something for me since I now have two of these routers. Instead of help and guidance, they played stupid and obfuscated the issue.

The people in Asus Fremont said they are not the people to take the call despite telling them that I was calling them because the people in the Philippines were no helpful and I needed someone in Fremont help. They also assured me that they were not re-directing me to the people in the Philippines but to someone "in that office". I also told them I would call back if they were directing me back to the Philippines.

What I learned was that the culture of the people at Asus was one of lying and obfuscating your issue to just get you to go away. Personally, I will make it a point to not buy from Asus again and look to people who have support and care about your OR BUILD MY OWN EQUIPMENT FROM NOW ON!

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  • Eric S.
  • 11/22/2014 8:55:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSkip It

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: This thing worked OK for about a month, but never better than OK. It gradually got worse. Now, it can handle ping traffic, but nothing heavier than that. It likes to show you a 300 Mbps connection rate, but actual data passage is never higher than 20 Mbps (measured with iperf) under any circumstances and will frequently drop to under 300kbps.
I brought my old Actiontec DSL modem's crummy 802.11g wireless back online to compare it to this, and it performed far better under the same conditions than this thing did.

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  • gregory s.
  • 9/21/2014 6:41:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice product

Pros: descent range
reliable

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the range on this is good throughout the house. it also works with phone down the road a couple hundred yards. never had any issues with this so far.

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  • Salvatore D.
  • 8/23/2014 1:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood as a Paper Weight

Pros: Price. Dirt cheap; You get what you pay for.

Cons: Hugh latency gaps, drops connections, can not be configured to use a STATIC IP address, drop in speed vs. Net***r Router that it replaced. No support from Asus. Even after installing most current firmware (supposed to fix DNS issues) still does not work correctly. Merlin does not provide alternate firmware for this model product so you are stuck with ASUS firmware.

Other Thoughts: This is the second and last ASUS product I will ever purchase. The laptop and this router are both top contenders in the worthless category. It really is not cheap if it does not work. If all you need is a simple, slow and inconsistent network connections and price is more important than functionality you might like this product.

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  • Danny B.
  • 8/8/2014 3:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTurns on and Stays connected

Pros: - Easy to config
- Can use custom firmware
- Stable!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Doesn't overheat

Cons: - Range? (not really though)

Other Thoughts: I store the router in a closed closet (GETS HOT!) and it doesn't overhear at all. The only semi con is the range (At least behind closed doors) this doesn't matter for me as I use it as a wireless network bridge. I connect this bad boy to my wireless and connect 4 devices to it and use those devices without a problem.

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  • Danielle W.
  • 7/22/2014 8:22:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIntermittent connection

Pros: When the router works it works fine
Great for light usage or web browsing

Cons: The connection is very unstable under heavier usage

Other Thoughts: Since the first time I plugged the router in I've had intermittence issues. Every 10-20 seconds the signal will drop out long enough to slow buffering speeds on video, drop a skype call, disconnect me from Steam (while playing games) or scramble voice communications. I rely heavily on a perfectly stable connection so this router has got to go. If you're using it for nothing but web browsing and light downloads/ video watching, it could be fine for you. But if you're doing anything heavier than that, I recommend passing on this router.

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  • MATTHEW K.
  • 7/14/2014 10:36:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked Very Briefly; "Bricked" Itself. Maybe Mine Was a Lemon?

Pros: I didn't spend a ton of money on this product. I was simply taking advantage of an excellent holiday sale, intended to be used as a WiFi repeater for my Verizon FiOS Actiontec.

For a BRIEF period of time, this worked. However, by brief, I am talking about 3-5 days.

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this product.

Cons: I've spent dozens of hours reading, trying to restore to factory settings, and more, but no device can see it - wired or wireless. It is in it's own "no man's land," even after a hard reset. I also noticed while the two 5db antennas are clutch, they are barely attached. Overall very poor quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Are you still having issues with this product? If so I would like if you would please contact me and place case # N140720781 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: Firmware version, config file, and router system log. 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 J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Joseph Z.
  • 7/2/2014 2:55:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEntry Level Router

Pros: Got it on sale, good price.

Pretty strong signal and decent range.

Has a lot of potentials given the features that it supports.

Cons: Radio on channel 6 died in 6 months. Changing to other channels (1 or 11) works fine. I decided to send it back to ASUS for repair, given the 2-year warranty it has.

I struggle to flash the DD-WRT firmware. Unfortunately, it does not work with the hardware version. (DD-WRT only supports the original RT-N12 and the B and C revisions.) The only thing is that the typical 30-30-30 reset would allow the router to enter into rescue mode so that you can re-flash it back to official ASUS firmware. At least you can always get back to factory firmware, to which it should be a pro.

Other Thoughts: I didn't pay too much attention to the spec due to the limited time sale. I thought it should have latest spec since it is a later model. Turns out it only has 2.4GHz band and the wired line is only 100baseT. In all considerations, it is an entry level wireless router. Don't expect 5GHz band or 1000bps wired connections. So it really should be used at the border right after the ISP gateway. If the router is used for networking among devices/computers (such as a NAS) within your home/work, it will become the bandwidth bottleneck.

The documentation and package is very poor as it does not clearly state the D revision. (Only the back of the router mentions rev. D.) When I first went to ASUS web site and look for RT-N12 based on the packaging (and menu), I found info about original version, and all the firmware downloads won't apply to this. The reference to rev. D was not very clear. It is sometimes referred to as RT-N12 D or RT_N12D. Only Newegg uses RT-N12/D1. So finding the relevant information is a painful exercise.

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