Editors Liked

  • User-friendly interface
  • Good performance
  • Impressive hardware specs
  • Removable antennas
  • Third party firmware support
  • Decent range and throughput
  • Dual USB ports
  • Support from DDWRT community
  • BitTorrent client
  • The Asus RT-N16 multifunction wireless router has impressive specs including Gigabit Ethernet and two USB ports
  • Open-source firmware
  • Supports the IEEE 802.11n standard

Editors Didn't Like

  • Large footprint
  • Unstable firmware
  • Single band only
  • No guest network
  • No DLNA compliant media server
  • USB ports don't provide enough power for bus-powered portable hard drives
  • When running Asus' stock firmware, the router is buggy and has an unstable wireless signal
  • Slightly oversize profile
  • Does get quite warm to the touch
  • Low file sharing speed
  • Middle of the pack wireless performance
  • Help and documentation for advanced features needs improvement
  • Slower than competing routers when covering longer distance
  • Can't share a multifunction printer's scanner or fax functions over the network
  • No UPnP media server