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What's a comparable router to the Asus RT-N16 in the Asus line?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fefrie, Apr 21, 2017 at 4:06 AM.

  1. fefrie

    fefrie Serious Server Member

    After 3 years, the Asus was returned because the N signal no longer worked.

    Was going to get another one on warranty, but they're 'backordered'.

    I'd like to stick with Asus, but which one would you recommend that's about the same price with at least a 480mhz processor and decent ram and rom?

    Don't care about AC, N is just fine as we have a 30mbps ISP connection, don't need gigabit ports. Must run Tomato of course.
  2. qamartheone

    qamartheone Network Newbie Member

  3. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    rt-n18u and tomato AIO NOSMP 138.14 by @kille72 or next tomato by Shibby nr 140

    Or ac68u but no rev. e1, e2, c1

    no ac66u, n66u - it is mipsel procesor, slow now
  4. Gurgel

    Gurgel Network Newbie Member

    RT-N12 is another alternative, but perhaps a bit slow with only 300Mhz. It's really more of a modern WRT54GL since it also lacks gigabit ports.
  5. Elfew

    Elfew LI Guru Member

    I recommend you ASUS RT-18u - direct replacement for RT-N16.

    It has only 2,4 GHz radio (N), ARM CPU with enough performance and full Tomato support (Shibby has one piece at home). I replaced my old RT-N16 with RT-18u last year after 4 years in service (same price in our country). It can handle without any issue my connection over optic fibre (200/200 Mbit) with CTF disabled.
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  6. maurer

    maurer LI Guru Member

    yeah, get the RT-N18u
  7. molnart

    molnart Addicted to LI Member

    I have some doubts on Asus' quality control. my Asus WL500gP and RT-N16 both died due to a faulty capacitor (that i could replace and revive them), i also bought an RT-N18U which is a very nice router (actually even with the stock FW), I hope it will last longer.
    on the other hand my Linksys E3000 works like a charm under heavy load for more than 5 years, rock solid with 300+ days uptime at the moment.

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