RT-N16 WAN port - GIGABIT?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by R0B0T, May 11, 2011.

  1. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    I tried searching the forums but perhaps I missed it, has anyone been able to confirm if the WAN port on the ASUS RT-N16 is in fact GIGABIT? I know the other four ports are. Just wanted to be sure.
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    According to everything I can find, like the the Asus & Newegg web page specs and the DD-WRT Wiki RT-N16 page, the WAN port is Gb, not that most of us are lucky enough to take advantage of that. Well, maybe, if I used it as an extra LAN port.
  3. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    Yea I know its a weird question, why would I care if the WAN is Gigabit? Well it turns out that 105 Megabit Internet service is available in my area for 105$ a month. So I wanted to make sure the PORT speed had enough overhead to handle it and see how it works out.

    Cause if it was simply 100, it would probably only see 85% 90% of that? So Gigabit is more than enough.
  4. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    105Mbps seems an odd number. I'm officially jealous. Think my Comcast connection is 10Mbps half duplex, :sad:
  5. humba

    humba Network Guru Member

    Yes it is a real gigabit port. The connection between my RT16N and my cable modem reports Gigabit on both ends.
  6. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    in rtn16 is in fact 6ports gigabit switch. One port is internal (trunk) and 5 are external. External ports are divided into: 1 port is vlan1 for WAN and 4 ports are vlan2 for LAN.
  7. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    Well I have not purchased the service yet and I need to switch out my modem for a docsis 3.0 modem but as soon as i do and have the service ill post speedtest numbers. By the way this is in Houston Texas and the provider is Comcast.
  8. ladysman

    ladysman Network Guru Member

    I can also confirm. I have a motorola 6120 DOCSIS 3.0 and it shows up as GB on the modem.
  9. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    So lightning ended up killing my RT-n16 like two years ago, and I just waited and finally the RT-n66u came out. I got it when it was new and have been happy ever since. I can get in upwards of 120 to 130mbit down via Comcast. And yes it is weird I am updating this old thread. And it is connected to a SB6120 from Motorola.
  10. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    I have 150/150mbit and I get full speed from my rt16n without problem...
  11. R0B0T

    R0B0T Network Guru Member

    I cannot remember how well the RT-n16 worked for me back then.
  12. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    For the record: the WAN port on the RT-N16 is in fact gigabit. I've discussed this before (read the full thread, do not skim it, for full details and discoveries -- vendor incompatibility still exists in this day and age), mainly because my cable modem has a gigE port and the two negotiate gigE.

    It's easy to tell because the Broadcom switching IC is a 5-port gigE switch; the WAN port (vlan2) is segregated via 802.1Q VLANing, rather than have a separate physical NIC/PHY for just 1 port.
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