In the market of routers, for any to stand out requires outstanding features and plenty of support. Landing in our lab is ASUS latest wireless router RT-N16, can this seemingly normal router be the one that stands out? Check it out inside.


In the wireless router business, more often than not manufacturers neglect one of the most important portion of the whole router, the Graphical User Interface (GUI). It is the GUI where the user comes into contact to configure and setup the whole network, and ASUS thankfully acknowledged this. And with their release of RT-N16, they paid much attention to the GUI.

Launched not too long ago, the RT-N16 boasts some impressive specifications and more impressively, the GUI provides a comprehensive configuration menu that is at the same time easy to use.

The RT-N16 router offers gigabit Ethernet ports, while supporting the older 10/100 standard. On the wireless side, it comes with support for the latest 802.11n standard along with 802.11b/g standards. Aside from these, the router also comes with some nifty features like, EZQoS and AiDisk functions. Read on to find out more!

Lets take a look at the specifications before we move on.


LAN PortsWAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base T
Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
Antenna3 x external antenna
USB portUSB2.0 x 2
Power AdapterAC input: 100V ~ 240V(50~60HZ)
DC output: 12V with max. 1.25A current
Size216 x 161.9 x 40.5 mm
Operating Frequency2.4GHz ~ 2.5GHz
Data Rate802.11n Draft: up to 300Mbps ;
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps;
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Output Powern mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
g mode: 15.5~16.5dBm
b mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
Sensitivityat 54Mbps data rate
ANT0 -75dBm
ANT1 -75dBm
EncryptionSupports 64/128-bit WEP
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
Radius with 802.1x
  • EZQoS (Easy Quality of Service): Allow multiple network activities (FTP, Game, P2P) to work smoothly at the asame time.
  • DHCP Server: Supports up to 253 IP addresses; Changeable DHCP lease time, IP pool, domain name; Static mapped IP
  • Web-based administration: Support IE 5.5 or later, Firefox or later; Managed from LAN and Internet; Password Setting
  • System Event Log
  • Firmware Upgrade: Web Interface, Bootloader
  • Save/Restore Configuration File
Network ProtocolAutomatic IP ,Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
SecurityFirewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging

Logging: Dropped packet, security event, Syslog

Filtering: Port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address

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