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ASUS RT-N13U Wireless Router and Print Server Review


[ad#review1070-top]As the price of home networking equipment falls, manufacturers are looking to include features which separate their product from the rest of the pack. Many routers include at least one USB port these days because of this. This USB port is generally used for either a printer or some kind of storage device, such as an external hard drive or flash drive. The ASUS RT-N13U is one such device. It unifies 802.11n wireless with a 10/100 switch and a lone USB port, which ASUS thinks your all-in-one printer would love. ThinkComputers reviews the ASUS RT-N13U wireless router.

Features and Specifications

Standards IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11d, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.1X, WPA, WMM, IPv4
WAN Ports 1 x RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT
Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
LAN Ports 4 x RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT
Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
USB port 1 x USB 2.0
Reset Button Push for above 5 seconds to restore factory settings
EZS button Yes (WPS)
Management
  • Internet connection type: Automatic IP ,Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
  • Dual Link support
  • WAN Bridge support
  • Multicast Proxy support
  • Multicast Rate Setting support
Firewall NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall:

  • enable/disable WAN ping
  • allow access from WAN
  • log of accepted and dropped

Filtering:

  • Single Port and Port Range
  • URL based
  • MAC Address
Operating Frequency 2.4 – 2.5 Ghz
Modulation 802.11n:
BPSK / QPSK / 16QAM / 64QAM

802.11g:
ODFM @ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps

802.11b:
DBPSK @ 1Mbps
DQPSK @ 2Mbps
CCK @ 5.5 / 11Mbps

Data Rate 802.11n Draft 2.0: up to 300Mbps
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Operation Channel 11 for N.America, 14 Japan, 13 Europe(ETSI)
Antenna 2 x internal antenna
Antenna Gain in 3 dBi
Range outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 200 m at 802.11n* *The range may vary by different environment
Output Power 15.5 ~16.5dBm(n mode)
15.5 ~16.5dBm(g mode)
Receive Sensitivity(10MHz BW) -74~ -75dBm @54Mbps
-89~ -92dBm @11Mbps
-91~ -95dBm @ 1Mbps
Encryption 64/128-bit WEP
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK,
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x
Authentication MAC address, 802.1x
DC Power Adapter AC Input: 100V~240V(50~60HZ);
DC Output: 12V with max. 1 A current

Packaging
The ASUS RT-N13U wireless router comes in a box decorated with the ASUS logo and mantra “Rock Solid, Heart Touching” prominently displayed on the primary surfaces. A picture of the device adorns the front, along with almost an overload of text describing the all-in-one printer management capability of the device.

The rear of the box shows an explanation of how the R13N-U can permit multiple users to use the same all-in-one printer sans wires, and sans configuration changes. The rear also touts a new router interface. Oh, tell me, sweet lords of usability, can it be true that ASUS has finally ditched the antiquated, Web 1.0-looking purple, green, and yellow abomination?


ASUS RT-N13U Wireless Router and Print Server Review ASUS RT-N13U Wireless Router and Print Server Review

Inside the box is the router, a CD, some manuals, the power cord, and an Ethernet cable.


ASUS RT-N13U Wireless Router and Print Server Review ASUS RT-N13U Wireless Router and Print Server Review

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Colin Dean
the authorColin Dean
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.
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