ASUS RT-N12HP High Power Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router, AP, Range Extender Offers Huge Radius, Even Bigger Rabbit Ears

ASUS RT-N12HP High Power Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router, AP, Range Extender Offers Huge Radius, Even Bigger Rabbit Ears

We thought we saw the last of extraordinary long rabbit ears when flat panel televisions supplanted bulky CRTs and cable/satellite service became ubiquitous. Boy, were we wrong. They're back, and they're the secret sauce in Asus' recipe for a wireless router, access point, and range extender all rolled into one device.

The new Asus RT-N12HP is that device, and it purportedly offers up to 300 percent wider wireless coverage compared to standard N300 routers. Getting that kind of range required a custom hardware architecture augmented with detachable 9dBi high-gain antennas and a discrete signal power amplifier, Asus says.

Asus RT-N12HP Range
Source: Asus

Setup is supposedly "super easy" and takes all of 30 seconds to complete. Once the device is up and running, Asus says you can you can toggle between router, repeater, and AP modes with one-touch via a software EZ switch.

Asus RT-N12HP

This is a single band router operating on the 2.4GHz frequency. It has four 10/100 BaseT LAN ports on the back and supports various security protocols, such as 64-bit/128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprice, WPA2-Enterprise, and WPS.

No word yet on price or availability.
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ASUS makes some great gear. This is very cool!

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This is not cool... What were they thinking when hey designed this crap?? Unless the price tag for this is in the $60~ range I don't see a use for it. I own an Asus u66n dark knight router (best router I have ever owned!) and owned an Asus u66ac (2nd he's router I've ever used) but took it back because of the .ad standard. Both have gigabit ports, both are dual-band N 2.4 and 5ghz, both are N900 routers meaning 3x3x MIMO...

The N12HP specs are outdated... No gigabit LAN ports.. But the device is designed for wifi right? N300!?!?! Incredibly outdated especially when even tablets are shipping with 2x2 antennas. But the biggest problem with this router is 2.4ghz ONLY?!?! 5ghz N missing right as many products are finally able to make use of this band but anyone that knows about wifi knows that 2.4ghz naturally travels further and through more objects and walls with less interference compared to 5ghz which doesn't travel nearly as far.

It is the 5ghz band that needs this boost power, not 2.4ghz.

Again spec wise this is a $40-60~ router with upgraded large antenna. This might be good for an office not for the average home....

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ASUS makes some great gear. This is very cool!

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