Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS RT-N16 GIGABIT SUPERSPEED-N ROUTER INTRODUCTION
Today's home network consists of a lot more than just two computers sharing files. Nowadays, family members each have their own computer and there might even be a HTPC in the living room that everyone shares. In addition to that, chances are good there's at least one internet-connected gaming system in the house, and it's not uncommon to have two or three. Top it all off with printers, iPhones, tablets and other portable media players and that's a lot of technology that shares the same Internet connection.
A good router is essential in keeping a home network running smoothly. Users want to be able to share files, stream media, play online games and connect wireless devices to the Internet – all with speed and reliability. So when Asus sent me their RT-N16U router to review, I decided to test it not just with computers, but with gaming consoles and a smartphone as well. It features gigabit LAN and wireless-N speeds along with USB disk and printer sharing, among other things. Last year I reviewed their RT-N13U router and had great results so I have high hopes for this more robust offering. Turn the page and come along with me as I put this router to the test.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE (From Asus)
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.
Inspired by the diverse needs of consumers in all areas and phases of life, ASUS' foremost mission is to deliver truly innovative solutions that in turn inspire consumers to reach for greater heights of productivity and fun. By leveraging its intimate understanding of the requirements of today's digital home, digital office and digital person, ASUS has the honor of claiming many world's firsts—such as the introduction of the groundbreaking Eee PC™, the ingenious use of renewable materials like leather and bamboo in notebooks and the incorporation of its proprietary power-saving Super Hybrid Engine technology into its notebooks and motherboards. By pioneering many new innovations, trends and technologies that have had a genuine impact on its customers' lives and the Earth at large, ASUS hopes to garner mindshare as well as market share.
To succeed in the ultra-competitive IT industry, ASUS focuses on speed-to-market, cost and service. That is why every ASUS employee strives to master the "ASUS Way of Total Quality Management" in order to fulfill the”Persistent Perfection” promise of the brand. Guided by these precepts, ASUS has developed a strong advantage in product design, technology, quality and value/cost. These advantages in turn constitute ASUS' formula for success—allowing marketing to communicate these strengths to win our consumers' hearts.