Asus Adds Printer Server, Download Manager To RT-N13U Router

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News Posted: Tue, Aug 18 2009 8:52 AM
Asus may not be the first name that pops to mind when thinking aboutWLAN routers, but the company is definitely doing its best to competewith the likes of Netgear, D-Link and Linksys. The RT-N13U is anall-in-one router that just so happens to do more than provide wirelessInternet access. The stylish device doubles as a shared print server,giving you the ability to print out your receipts and such from thecomfort of your couch, bed, etc.

Even better, the device fully supports 24/7 downloads even when thehost PC is turned off, which should be great for those who tend to haveloads of P2P shares going around the clock. Asus has equipped therouter with its EZ UI for easy management of printers and othernetworked resources, giving owners access to a suite of connectivitysolutions including EZ All-in-One Printer, QIS, Ai Disk, Dr. Surf, EZQoS, and Network Map. EZ All-in-One Printer allows multiple users to share printers and scanners without a dedicated server managing the process. Unfortunately Asus has failed to dole out a price or release just yet, but we suspect both of those will be coming soon.



Specifications
ASUS RT-N13U
Hardware
Ethernet Port WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100 BaseT
Supports Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100Mbps and auto cross-over function (MDI-X)
Antenna
  • 2 x PCB antenna
  • Antenna Gain in 1~3dBi
Power Adapter DC output 12V with max. 1A current
Dimensions 165mm x 125mm x 30mm
Weight · Device: 265g
· w/ Packing: 770g
Wireless LAN
Operating Frequency 2.4~2.5GHz
Data Rate
  • 802.11n Draft up to 300Mbps
  • 802.11g 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mpbs
  • 802.11b 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Output Power
  • n mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
  • g mode: 15.5~16.5dBm
  • b mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
Receiver Sensitivity
(at normal temp. range)
  • 75~ -77dBm @54Mbps
  • 89~ -92dBm @11Mbps
  • 91~ -95dBm @1Mbps
Encryption/Authentication
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP
  • WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
  • WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
  • Radius with 802.1x

 

Software
Management
  • EZ QoS (Easy Quality of Service): Allows multiple network activities (FTP, Game, P2P) to work smoothly at the same time
  • DHCP Server: Supports up to 253 IP addresses; Changeable DHCP lease time, IP pool, domain name; Static mapped IP
  • Web-based administration: Supports IE 5.5 or later, Firefox 2.0.0.1 or later; Managed from LAN and Internet; Password Setting
  • System Event Log
  • Firmware Upgrade: Web Interface, Bootloader
  • Save/Restore Configuration File
Internet Connection Type Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Security
  • Firewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging
  • Logging: Dropped packet, security event, Syslog
  • Filtering: Port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address

 

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Aug 18 2009 2:16 PM

No internal hard-drive or USB port in the specs: where does it save these 24/7 downloads and what is the capacity?

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3vi1 replied on Tue, Aug 18 2009 2:30 PM

Question #2: Are you able to replace Asus's firmware with any of the popular open varieties that we run on Linksys and Netgear products?

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its looks great. asus always keep there brand image and show the brilliant  product in the market.

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Those are some interesting questions 3vi1.  I was trying to come up with a way in my head on how it could do the downloading using your computer hard drive, but regardless you need the computer on, aswell as software to find the downloads and so on.  I'm also assuming that it would also be 24/7 uploading as well, or am I wrong on that?

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