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

kevperz 390 July 27, 2010 at 04:49 AM in Free Shipping (9) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 07-28-2010 at 01:00 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 05:02 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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#31
The question is why do you need N. Unless there is a lot of traffics in your network like backing up or streaming videos all the time, N doesn't really help out. Keep in mind just because you are connecting at N speed does not mean you get N speed. If you have 30 APs around the area like I have, you will get crappy speed no matter what.
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#32
Quote from HighwayToHell View Post :
Third party firmware. You can replace the Asus firmware with one of these if you wish.


Thanks a lot!

What is the difference between a router and an access point? Does access point wirelessly transmit signal similar to router? Or are they just receivers? I am trying to increase the range of my router and so wondering if putting an access point away from the router would be a help in order to cover more area.
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Quote from buy4free View Post :
Thanks a lot!

What is the difference between a router and an access point? Does access point wirelessly transmit signal similar to router? Or are they just receivers? I am trying to increase the range of my router and so wondering if putting an access point away from the router would be a help in order to cover more area.
A router provides a DHCP server to manage connections from different devices to the network, an access point does not do this.

Most wireless routers are actually both a router and an AP. Adding an access point to your network in a different location would certainly improve the reception in that location. You will have to run a wire from your main router out to the access point unless you can configure it as a wireless bridge which is a bit more complicated.
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#34
Quote from sickdell View Post :
Does anyone know if I can use this as a wireless bridge with a buffalo N router with or without ddwrt?
I'm pretty sure you will only be able to do it with dd-wrt. I never used the stock firmware and tomato does not support this.
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#35
Quote from buy4free View Post :
what is "tomato" and "dd-wrt"? sorry for asking this.
As was stated, these are both 3rd party firmwares. They are NOT supported by Asus. You'd want them if they provided features the stock firmware did not. I've found both dd-wrt and tomato to be extremely stable. dd-wrt allows things like wireless repeating & bridging and "virtual" SSIDs for guest users. tomato shines in QoS settings. Both allow you to increase or decrease the transmit power of your wireless antennas (but keep in mind that won't help them to receive stronger signals, so it's not as good as you would initially think).

tomato is more user-friendly, but dd-wrt is feature-packed.
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Quote from dbz View Post :
The question is why do you need N. Unless there is a lot of traffics in your network like backing up or streaming videos all the time, N doesn't really help out. Keep in mind just because you are connecting at N speed does not mean you get N speed. If you have 30 APs around the area like I have, you will get crappy speed no matter what.
I guess you don't play games like Team Fortress 2 a lot.

...Just wait until you have to load up a custom level while online
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#37
Great router. I have mine running as a wireless bridge using Tomato, connected to an N16. Works perfectly.
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#38
Quote from SilverB18C1 View Post :
Great router. I have mine running as a wireless bridge using Tomato, connected to an N16. Works perfectly.
Do you have your RT N16 running N only and then your RT N12 running in mixed mode for legacy devices? I currently have the same setup and that's why I am asking.
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#39
This is a damn good router for the price. Got one of these during the last sale and flashed Tomato on it. Believe me, you'll want to because the Asus firmware sucks.

It has a good connection but unfortunately my internet still sucks. Glad I'm moving in a month and getting out of Time Warner's grip for good.
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Quote from dcs693 View Post :
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.

This is incorrect. Your whole network will not reduce itself to G speeds if one G device is accessing it.

I'm running a G laptop and N desktop adapter as we speak, and my desktop is running at 150MBps.
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#41
Added to wiki...
Flashing Instructions from linksysinfo [linksysinfo.org]
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To flash Asus RT-N16 and RT-N12 with this build, use Asus Firmware Restoration Utility (worked like a charm for me many times before I was able to produce a bootable firmware image), or load DD-WRT first, and then flash Tomato from DD-WRT Web UI following this step-by-step guide by soldier and cariyawa.
ASUS Download Page for Utility [asus.com] (Choose Wireless->AP/Router->RT-N12)
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#42
I'm currently using this router. It appears to handle traffic better than my ancient Netgear b,g router. However, the router slows to a crawl every week or 2 depending on your usage. This forces me to do a cold boot. This doesn't happen with my ancient Netgear. I have not used tomatos or dd-rwt firmware so I can't comment on that. Yes it's cheap, I got it around the same price last BF. However, I WOULD NOT recommend it to anyone.
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#43
How does it compare with WRT54G-T with DDWRT Installed?
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#44
Quote from chris686 View Post :
This is incorrect. Your whole network will not reduce itself to G speeds if one G device is accessing it.

I'm running a G laptop and N desktop adapter as we speak, and my desktop is running at 150MBps.
Your computer's OS will still show 150 Mbps, but your real speed has gone down to G speed. If you have your router set up with DD-WRT, it will show you your true speed on it's config or status pages.
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#45
If only this supported the Potato firmware.
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