Asus Rt-N12 Wireless Router

Review of the ASUS RT-N12 VP wireless router: fast Wi-Fi, inexpensive

This affordable router will provide not only high speed Wi-Fi networks up to 300 Mbps with support for 802.11b / g / n protocols in the 2.4 GHz band, but also good functionality – up to four wireless networks, three of which are guest networks, a traffic manager , parental controls, good performance, and easy setup.


In a cardboard box, supplemented by a huge amount of useful and not very information about the device, there is the router itself, a power supply unit, a brief user manual and a 92 cm long gigabit patch cable.


The RT-N12 case is made of matte plastic in a corporate design for many popular consumer router manufacturers.

I am talking about sharp edges, sharp lines, a polished plastic insert and a textured upper panel, in which the picture is created by the play of light and shadow. The front panel received seven operation indicators indicated by pictograms.

The rear panel has two fixed rotary antennas, five network ports, as well as a reset slot, a power button and a WPS button.

The bottom panel, in addition to perforation, is equipped with rubber legs. There are also grooves for screws to help hang the router with ports and antennas up or to the right.

Functionality, web interface

The RT-N12 VP router is based on the Broadcom BCM5357C0 processor of the MIPS 74K V4.9 architecture with a frequency of 300 MHz. There is also 32 MB of RAM based on the Etron Technology EN63A165TS-6G chip and 8 MB of flash memory for storing firmware.

The radio module supports 802.11b / g / n protocols in the 2.4 GHz band, and the maximum connection speed is 300 Mbps. The processor also manages five 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports.

The device is equipped with two non-removable external antennas with a gain of 5 dBi.

Among other functions, there is support for up to three guest networks, parental control, traffic filtering, DDNS services, traffic manager and QoS, DMZ, operating modes as an access point or repeater, support for IPTV and PPTP / L2TP clients.

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