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well heres my experience with the rt-n16... its 1 of the 3 things 1. i am the unluckiest guy in the world with routers 2. questionable build quality or 3. they are only meant to last a day at a time... kinda busy so im just going to sum this up in a little list of events

1. got a new router from the egg! wahoo!!
2. hooked up and soon i start having some connectivity issues, nothing major maybe once a day and this lasts about a week
3. router=brick right before the 30 days is up and i get a new one from the egg
4. second router bricks it in a week
5. at this point im getting a little frustrated and i decide to wait a couple months because maybe asus has a bad batch or a QC problem or something
6. RMA the second router about a month ago (direct to asus)
7. i get it back yesterday and set it up at about 4/5 PM
8. smoothing sailing until.... you guessed it! bricked at 5/11/2011 4:02 PM

now at this point i just want a refund, im sorry but 3 different routers that have all been bricked seems a bit much.... all im doing is plugging it in and running the "setup" software... this previous time it was running 2 hard lines and 2 wifi when it died... anyways, what should i do?
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Well I use my trusty rt-13u and it is great way better than anything I have seen. One problem is after gaming for 4+ hours straight it sometimes kicks my computer from the network but after a reboot I can use it again for some time more (lasts longer when not under intensive use). And did you try to update it's firmware? Did it just brick on it's own?
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I think you are just the unlucky one. However, get yourself a netgear and don't look back. Just my lucky opinion.
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My RT-N16 had the same issues when I bought it. Worked great, crapped out, reset, worked, crapped out, reset, didn't work. I installed DD-WRT and it has been rock solid ever since.

Try putting DD-WRT on it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
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Not sure what environment you are subjecting them to, mine has been solid for a year and a half.

As stated, give DD-WRT a shot.
Also, you should never need to use the 'setup' disk and can administer your device from the configuration web page.
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It's been long known ASUS routers has shoddy stock firmware. The only real reason to buy the RT-N16 is it's amazing specs, however DD-WRT has helped people fix everything from wireless issues to freezes on these routers.

What do you mean by brick? You can't use it whatsoever? Try doing some hard resets. If it works after that, use it for a day or two and try out dd-wrt.

Or maybe your just over heating all these routers to death. Majority of errors are PEBKAC after all
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