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This router isnt the greatest right out of the box, but once you flash DD-WRT it is a beast of a router.

Asus RT-N16 has wireless b/g/n 3 external attenas, GigE ports, 480mhz processor, 128mb RAM, 32mb flash memory (support the full DD-WRT firmware instead of the mini) 2 usb ports for network storage or network printer, and supports DD-WRT and Tomato firmwares.

The hardware is rock solid, I have had mine for over 5 months and it has not had to be reset once and I have not lost any signal strength or throughput. The only con would be it doesn't broadcast on 5ghz band, but that isn't a deal breaker for me.

Need promo code: EMCKEJK54 to knock it down to $74.99 and then a $10 Rebate.
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great router had mine for 2 years now with DD-WRT on it.
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Amazing router with some serious balls. It can take the most feature rich TomatoUSB firmware, turning it into quite the versatile piece of hardware.
 
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I have this router, and was not impressed, it started giving me trouble within 6 months, and the power cord is finicky as can be on mine... Anyone else experience this?

Don't know if I got a bad one, but it was FAST... when it worked for me, DD-WRT improved things, but I think the hardware is faulty in mine.
     
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I have this router, and was not impressed, it started giving me trouble within 6 months, and the power cord is finicky as can be on mine... Anyone else experience this?

Don't know if I got a bad one, but it was FAST... when it worked for me, DD-WRT improved things, but I think the hardware is faulty in mine.
I think you might of gotten a bad one and should look into an RMA. Mine has been running rock solid stable with no issues. I have DD-WRT with a usb printer and a 1TB usb external acting as network printer and network storage.

I have not had to reboot since I got my network printer and network storage configured and working and I haven't lost any signal strength or speed.
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Originally Posted by identitycrisis View Post
I have this router, and was not impressed, it started giving me trouble within 6 months, and the power cord is finicky as can be on mine... Anyone else experience this?

Don't know if I got a bad one, but it was FAST... when it worked for me, DD-WRT improved things, but I think the hardware is faulty in mine.
I'd look into RMA'ing yours. Mine has been rock solid with TomatoUSB. The stock firmware was finicky. As for build quality, everything is solid. No problems with the power cord or any of the jacks/ports.
 
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I agree, it's a solid router. One of the few that can keep up fairly well with new Fiber/VDSL2/DOCSIS3 connections. Many routers can't push more than ~25mbit, or can only do higher speeds when it's a single connection rather than lots of connections. Not so with the RT-N16!

It's not the best, but it's a beast, and well worth any pricetag under $80.

I've got mine running Tomato. Works quite well.
     
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