ASUS RT-N12 B1 - wireless router - none - 802.11b/g/n - desktop comparison

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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router

Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
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D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router

D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router
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Price $115 at 1 store $43 to $149 at 2 stores $37 to $44 at 2 stores $89 to $118 at 4 stores $22 to $38 at 4 stores
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    Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 1.5 stars out of 11 reviews 2.5 stars out of 53 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date October 02, 2011 October 24, 2009 March 08, 2011 October 21, 2010 January 09, 2012
The Bottom Line Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users. The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market. The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus.

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System Requirements Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5 or later
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
Features EZQoS
DNS proxy
Virtual server support
IPv4 support
DMZ port
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
EZQoS
DHCP server
Packet filtering
Firewall protection
EZ Switch
URL filtering
IP address filtering
Syslog support
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Event log
DHCP support
NAT support
DHCP server
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
DHCP server
FTP server
Samba support
Packet filtering
BitTorrent Client
Built-in 2 port Hi-Speed USB hub
URL filtering
IP address filtering
Quality of Service (QoS)
EZ UI
Syslog support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
UPnP Media Server
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Interrupt status port (ISP)
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
NAT support
Traffic Control
URL filtering
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Power Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description ASUS RT-N12 B1 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
ASUS RT-N12 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router - Wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
ASUS RT-N56U - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11i
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11e
IEEE 802.11d
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11i
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11e
IEEE 802.11d
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable HTTP
HTTP
HTTP
Info unavailable
Routing Protocol IGMPv3
IGMP
IGMPv2
Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 10.6 oz
10.6 oz
8.9 oz
11.6 oz
8.7 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz
2.4 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.7 in x 7 in x 1.5 in
7 in x 4.7 in x 1.5 in
7.4 in x 6 in x 1.2 in
6.8 in x 5.7 in x 2.4 in
4.4 in x 6 in x 1.1 in
Network / Transport Protocol DDNS
NTP
DHCP
Info unavailable Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
300 Mbps
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