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ASUS WL-500W wireless router

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Long product name ASUS WL-500W wireless router :
The short editorial description of ASUS WL-500W wireless router

WL-500W - 802.11n Multi-Functional Wireless Router
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ASUS WL-500W wireless router:
The official marketing text of ASUS WL-500W wireless router as supplied by the manufacturer
The ASUS WL-500W Super Speed N multifunctional wireless router adopted the latest 802.11n draft to deliver high-speed data transfer and unparalleled interoperability between n-draft devices. It also incorporated Download Master and USB Pug-n’-Share features for convenient digital content downloads and sharing of printer, webcam and external hard drive functions.

Faster than Wired Connection
The WL-500W router adopted the latest wireless technology, 802.11n draft. With MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, the WL-500W achieves speeds higher than 100Mbps, making it suitable for whole home multimedia streams. 802.11n draft products are fully compatible with legacy 802.11b/g devices.

Download Master – The Easy Way Download
Turn the WL-500W into a wireless storage device by connecting an external hard drive, and enjoy the convenience brought by Download Master. It is a unique technology found in ASUS wireless solutions that features several innovations to simplify the download process. For laptop users, simply set download priorities then disconnect the laptop, and let the WL-500W and Download Master take care of everything. At a remote location. The WL-500W also enables download queue setting via the Internet. When users return from home or office, the files they demanded will be neatly arranged in the external hard drive.

Plug-n'-Share
The WL-500W offers a host of USB Plug-n'-Share functions. Whether it’s hard drives, printers or webcams, just plug them in via the USB 2.0 ports to enable other devices in the network to share their functions.

Plug-n'-Share hard drive is especially worth highlight. It acts as a ftp server, which lets users backup data from their computers and use network neighborhood in Windows to browse external hard drive content. All these functions can be enjoyed without connecting the WL-500W to any computer systems.
Short summary description ASUS WL-500W wireless router:
This short summary of the ASUS WL-500W wireless router data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ASUS WL-500W, 13 channels, IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n, TKIP,WPA,WPA-PSK,WPA2,WPA2-PSK, NAT & SPI, 100 - 240V; 50/60Hz, 0.3 Gbit/s
Long summary description ASUS WL-500W wireless router :

ASUS WL-500W. Channels quantity: 13 channels. Networking standards: IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n. Security algorithms: TKIP,WPA,WPA-PSK,WPA2,WPA2-PSK, Firewall security: NAT & SPI. Power requirements: 100 - 240V; 50/60Hz, Maximum data transfer rate: 0.3 Gbit/s, Filtering description: Port, IP, URL

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Wireless LAN features
Channels quantity
The number of channels the device has. There can be an individual input or output for each channel.
13 channels
Ethernet LAN features
Full duplex
A full-duplex system allows communication in both directions, and unlike half-duplex, allows this to happen simultaneously.
Yes
Ports & interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports
Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.
4
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
Yes
Networking
Networking standards *
The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Supports ISDN connection
No
Protocols
DHCP client
Yes
Management features
Web-based management
Using a website/web application to manage something.
Yes
Security
Security algorithms
Security algorithms are used to provide authentication, cipher key generation, integrity and radio link privacy to users on mobile networks. The security algorithms supported are the ones that can be used with this product.
TKIP,WPA,WPA-PSK,WPA2,WPA2-PSK
MAC address filtering
Security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine access to the network. MAC addresses are uniquely assigned to each card, so using MAC filtering on a network permits and denies network access to specific devices through the use of blacklists and whitelists.
Yes
Firewall security
Part of a computer system or network which is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication.
NAT & SPI
System event log
Yes
Other features
USB ports quantity
2
Power requirements
100 - 240V; 50/60Hz
Maximum data transfer rate
0.3 Gbit/s
Filtering description
The type of filtering used.
Port, IP, URL
Bandwidth
2.4 GHz
xDSL connection
No
Output power description
12 - 16 dBm
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 10 expert reviews for ASUS WL-500W - 802.11n Multi-Functional Wireless Router and the average expert rating is 76 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
76%
Source Review comments Score
Zdnet.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
Of our recent sweep of Draft N wireless routers, the AU$170 Asus WL-500W offers some unconventional yet useful features not found on the others. Aside of the regularly goodies including a firewall, encryption, QoS, and a print server, the WL-500W also...
Good Great range and signal penetration, Integrated print, media, FTP and Webcam servers Can support multiple USB devices simultaneously...
Bad Bulky and impractical design, Buggy Web interface, Confusing instruction if youre trying to figure out the special USB features, Throughput at close range could better, No gigabit Ethernet...
Bottom line We like the Asus WL-500W for its wealth of unique features and its strong signal at long range, but its short-range throughput is substandard and theres no gigabit Ethernet support. This is a good choice only for advanced users who will take advantag...
71%
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Österreich 1 distributor(s)
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