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ASUS WL-520GU Wireless Router
ASUS WL-520GU Wireless Router
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ASUS WL-520gU 802.11b/g Wireless Router up to 54Mbps with All-in-One Print Server/ DD-WRT Open Source support
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|Product Length:||4.59 inches|
|Product Width:||6.47 inches|
|Product Height:||1.22 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.58 pounds|
|Package Length:||11.2 inches|
|Package Width:||7.7 inches|
|Package Height:||3.1 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.5 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 61 reviews|
EZSetup and WCN lets any user setup secure Wi-Fi network within minutes; Press & Click to create Wi-Fi Protected safety network;
To prioritize your needs for Internet bandwidth, simply click on the application, such as voice or gaming;
Network Standard: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE802.3x, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IPv4, IPv6, CSMA/CA, CSMA/CD, ICMP;
Data Rate: 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps, 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps,
Antenna: Support Antenna Diversity, 1x internal antenna on board, 1x external detachable antenna;
125 High Speed Mode(HSM) technology enables 135% transfer speed compared to standard 11g product;
All PC utilities support Microsoft 2000/ XP/ Vista; Power: DC Output +5V, 2A
Authentication: MAC address, 802.1x; Firewall: NAT Firewall, SPI (Stateful Package Inspection)
EZSetup Button: Automatically SSID and WEP or WPA configuration; EZQoS: BODTM (Bandwidth-On-Demand)
Firewall, WAN ping control, Single Port and Port Range filter, URL based filter, MAC Address filter
Network Protocol: Support UPnP, DHCP, DNS Proxy, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, Virtual; DMZ, VPN Pass-Through, WDS; Wi-Fi
Operation Channel: N. America - 11; Japan - 14; Europe (ETSI) - 13, LAN Ports: 1x WAN port; 4x 10/100 BaseT RJ45 LAN ports
Plug USB printers into WL-520gU, and share to everyone; Operating Frequency: 2.4 ~ 2.5 GHz
USB Interface: 1x USB2.0 for printer sharing; LED Indicator: 1x Power, 1x AIR, 1x WAN, 4x LAN
Works Perfectly with Windows Vista Wireless LAN Setup,Enhancement: BroadRange delivers 300% more signal coverage than standard 802.11g
|Average Customer Review: ( 61 customer reviews )
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14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Incredible, if you use third party firmware! Jun 24, 2010
By B. M Sullivan
I want to preface this review with a warning, if you don't intend to use Tomato or DDWRT firmware on this device then DO NOT purchase it! That being said, I popped this out of the box and installed Tomato ND almost immediately. The general consensus on the stock firmware is that it is abysmal and not worth touching!
So far I have three of these running, one at home and two at the office. All of them have been running flawlessly for months. I think my longest runtime is 80 days, but only due to power outages! The office ones are also running WDS, with the main one running a modified Tomato ND version with OpenVPN, which also works flawlessly.
I was slightly concerned about ventilation on these boxes, as they are just plastic with two minor vents yet I haven't had any issues. One of the office WDS links is running in an unventilated computer cabinet and hasn't had so much as a hiccup. One thing to note on WDS though is that I was unable to get them to run unless I used WPA/AES, TKIP would not work at all. This isn't a big deal, but is counterintuitive during setup.
Whether you choose to run Tomato ND or DDWRT is entirely up to you, but I don't think you will be disappointed with either one! Initial setup can be daunting for the technically challenged, but there are walk through guides out there. Definitely worth every penny, especially if you can get one with a rebate!
UPDATE: Just wanted to update everyone. I thought my uptime record for one of these boxes was 80 days, but I just checked on one attached to a UPS and it came in at an incredible 230 days!!! To me that speaks volumes about these little boxes.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Great product... after firmare replacement Feb 25, 2009
By Tirso Julio Ramírez Pérez
This router router can do a lot more if you replace the original firmware with DD-WRT, Tomato or OpenWRT:
VPN, OpenVPN, NAS, BitTorrent, radio output power control, Wireless Print server, etc. It is possible to use a USB hub to connect several devices including printers.
Possibilities are endless.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Just get the tomato or DD-WRT firmware and its great! Mar 23, 2010
By Trevor Muhlestein
Just as so many people have said this before, make sure you grab the DD-WRT firmware or the tomato firmware with the teddy bear mod and you should be just fine. its an amazing product. I havn't had it go down once in the last month I have had it. It pairs nicely with my Linksys m100 cable modem for Comcast. I am pushing close to 20 Mbps constant. I was very concerned about how much power this USB port had on it and if I needed a powered USB splitter or not. Well I took the risk and I have a 4 port Belkin Mini Hub (F5U407) connected to it so I can connect my printer and my usb HDD to it and it works great! Tomato allows me to run a FTP and opendns all with my dyndns account always being updated without a computer which is very nice. I used duct tape and taped the hub to the top of the device and it looks good. I am getting a super fast connetion to the internet through my wireless although I havn't ran it through any tests its plenty fast for online gaming. Also I run a media center from my PC to laptop that connects via HDMI to my plasma and it works fantastic, not one hiccup during movies or music so far.
The deivce doesn't seem to get hot at all. just a slight warm. all in all it looks good, works as it should, and just blows past my expectations.
The only thing that would have been nice is 802.11n support but right now I am ok with it.
8 of 10 found the following review helpful:
I beg to differ!! Stock Firmware gives BETTER speed than DD-WRT or Tomato May 24, 2011
Asus Firmware : 18-19Mbps
DD-WRT/Tomato : 10-14Mbps
Using FW_WL520gu_3008_TW.zip downloaded from Asus website, I was able to consistently get 18Mbps to 19Mbps of wireless download speed from my internet connection compared to 10Mbps - 14Mbps from either DD-WRT (14929 build) or Tomato (1.28). I have spent hours tweaking dd-wrt and tomato wireless settings, including transmit power, and trying different versions, yet NOTHING comes close to the 18-19Mbps I was getting right off the bat from Asus firmware. Considering I was getting 20Mbps with a direct wired connection to the Comcast cable modem, 18-19mbps is pretty darn good performance.
Also, on the USB side - I plugged in my HP 1050 printer and viola, the Asus GUI shows the printer enabled right away.
Sure, the Asus firmware may not offer all the hooks compared to dd-wrt/tomato, but I can already see plenty of configurations and options in the Asus GUI.
So, in short, I don't know why other reviewers complain so much about Asus FW. It's been working well for me at least in terms of speed, in fact, better than 3rd party firmware. I would encourage anyone buying the router to at least try out the asus firmware (either the version that comes with it, or download one from asus support website).
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Asus firmware will drive you nuts Mar 28, 2012
I've been working with networks since Novell 2.15 and the Asus firmware is flaky until you install DD-WRT. I couldn't get it to print reliably and after 2 hours of trying, I gave up and installed DD-WRT. The new interface is fantastic and much more informative.
I was sorry to lose the shared scanner function but now at least I can print reliably from all my machines.
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