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Asus RT-N12 Wireless N Router (DD-WRT & Tomato Compatible) EXPIRED

kevperz 382 July 27, 2010 at 03:49 AM in Free Shipping (9) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 07-28-2010 at 12:00 AM View Original Post
Newegg has Asus RT-N12 Wireless N Router (DD-WRT & Tomato Compatible) for $35 - $5 off with code EMCYVNV42 = $30 with free shipping. Next lowest price in-stock item on Google Products is $41 shipped. Thanks kevperz

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Edited July 27, 2010 at 04:02 AM by kevperz
Newegg has the ASUS RT-N12 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2 SuperSpeedN Wireless Router

with

DD-WRT support/ 300Mbps

for 29.99 with free shipping after promo code EMCYVNV42

limit 5 per customer

LINK [newegg.com]

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#16
The reviews on Newegg don't look so good. Among the 60+ reviews, 25% of them are for 1-star ratings. shake head

On another note, would I be able to wirelessly bridge this with my WL-520GU router via Tomato? Even though that is a G router? They both run on 2.4ghz frequency range, no?
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#17
I'm in for one... I don't need ridiculous range, just the speed Smilie
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Quote from buy4free View Post :
I have a old Netgear-G router set-up in my home that I am using for long time without any problem. I am no expert with these Tech things.

I am wondering what are these dd-wrt or USB (or similar kind) routers do extra than G routers? I know there is some N routers which is upgraded (mostly speed?) version of G routers.

I would like to learn about this so that I can buy a "updated" router.
By the sound of your post, you don't come across as tech savvy. Wink
Well in a nutshell: wireless N is a new standard which is much faster than wireless G. Alot of routers these days come with a built-in USB port, allowing you to attach USB devices that can be shared such as printers & external hard drives.
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TY, got one. Forgot to put the code in til i re-read the OP. Cancelled and reordered with no problem.
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#20
This does NOT have USB. Still am interested.

I'm looking at replacing a WRT54G that has been rock solid for 4 years.

Question: If I mix N and G devices, does the N fall back to G speed?
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Quote from buy4free View Post :
I have a old Netgear-G router set-up in my home that I am using for long time without any problem. I am no expert with these Tech things.

I am wondering what are these dd-wrt or USB (or similar kind) routers do extra than G routers? I know there is some N routers which is upgraded (mostly speed?) version of G routers.

I would like to learn about this so that I can buy a "updated" router.
This has much faster speed capabilities. However, keep in mind that you will see absolutely no difference in speed unless you have or upgrade your wireless network card in your pc to a wireless 'N' card. If you have devices that are already wireless 'N' then you will should see a substantial increase in network speed between those devices.
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Quote from caveman017 View Post :
This does NOT have USB. Still am interested.

I'm looking at replacing a WRT54G that has been rock solid for 4 years.

Question: If I mix N and G devices, does the N fall back to G speed?
Yes, when G devices are connected to the router. Once they're off you're back to full N speeds. Also please keep in mind that most people use wireless connections merely to surf the Internet. Most Internet services comes down at 3-5Mbps, which is far slower than the theoretical G speed max of 54Mbps. Even on a bad G connection where you're surfing at 1Mbps, that's still plenty fast for email and web pages - not for YouTube though. You'll only really experience the advantages of N if you're transferring large amounts of data between computers or streaming video. I always believe in having more capacity than you think you need if the cost isn't that much higher.

For $30, unless you need USB, Gigabit ports, or dual-band (which I think is overrated), buy this router. I've been running it for about 6 months on tomato and it's been like a rock. No issues whatsoever. Also runs dd-wrt.
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Yes, when G devices are connected to the router. Once they're off you're back to full N speeds.
Damn, that sucks :-(

Both of my roommates aren't tech-savvy so are using older laptops with G cards. Guess I'll never get to take advantage of N
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Quote from donkinuts View Post :
By the sound of your post, you don't come across as tech savvy. Wink
Well in a nutshell: wireless N is a new standard which is much faster than wireless G. Alot of routers these days come with a built-in USB port, allowing you to attach USB devices that can be shared such as printers & external hard drives.
Thanks donkinuts for your reply.

So, if I connect an external hard drive with the USB port of the next-generation router, I would be able to acess that hard drive from all the computers (lets say three computers) at the same time?

Also if I connect a "regular" printer with the USB port, can I use it as a "wireless" printer (i.e. print though the same printer from any computer connected to the router)?

In your last post, you talk about some "tomato" to connect (or bridge) two routers. What is that or how does it work? Actually, I am interested to get a router which has a "Huge" (/maximum) range so that I can "Wirelessly" connect my desktop sitting far away (out of range) from the routers right now. Does this N routers covers larger area than G? I am mostly interested in "range" plus all other cool features (rather than speed because all my laptops/desktop have have G connectivity, so I can not get N speed anyway).

Sorry, for asking all this trivial questions. Anyway, thanks a lot, again!
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Quote from caveman017 View Post :
Damn, that sucks :-(

Both of my roommates aren't tech-savvy so are using older laptops with G cards. Guess I'll never get to take advantage of N
Unless you talk them into purchasing N adapters.......... Deals come along for around $10.
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This has much faster speed capabilities. However, keep in mind that you will see absolutely no difference in speed unless you have or upgrade your wireless network card in your pc to a wireless 'N' card. If you have devices that are already wireless 'N' then you will should see a substantial increase in network speed between those devices.
Thanks FBomb for your help.

I also asked this to Donkinuts before: Can you tell me a good router which has a very good range? Does this N routers cover larger area than G? Actually, I am interested to get a router which has a "Huge" (/maximum) range so that I can "Wirelessly" connect my desktop sitting far away (out of range) from the routers right now.
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Quote from dcs693 View Post :
I've been running it for about 6 months on tomato and it's been like a rock. No issues whatsoever. Also runs dd-wrt.
what is "tomato" and "dd-wrt"? sorry for asking this.
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Does anyone know if I can use this as a wireless bridge with a buffalo N router with or without ddwrt?
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what is "tomato" and "dd-wrt"? sorry for asking this.
Third party firmware. You can replace the Asus firmware with one of these if you wish.
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Yes, when G devices are connected to the router. Once they're off you're back to full N speeds. Also please keep in mind that most people use wireless connections merely to surf the Internet. Most Internet services comes down at 3-5Mbps, which is far slower than the theoretical G speed max of 54Mbps. Even on a bad G connection where you're surfing at 1Mbps, that's still plenty fast for email and web pages - not for YouTube though. You'll only really experience the advantages of N if you're transferring large amounts of data between computers or streaming video. I always believe in having more capacity than you think you need if the cost isn't that much higher.

For $30, unless you need USB, Gigabit ports, or dual-band (which I think is overrated), buy this router. I've been running it for about 6 months on tomato and it's been like a rock. No issues whatsoever. Also runs dd-wrt.
Dam.... that stinks. So this doesn't help when you have older NICs like a Nintendo Wii using your wireless network.
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