Asus RT-N16 Wireless N Gigabit Router does more than just move data around

by Rafael Hernandez on May 3, 2010 · 0 comments

Routers used to be a simple way to network your computers and get them easily connected to the Internet, of course with more powerful processors they’re being used for a whole host of nifty things.

The Asus RT-N16 Wireless N Gigabit Router sports the usual features found on a high-end router including a pair of USB ports for file sharing action and some interesting firmware features. Benchmark Reviews has a look:

The next feature That I would like to share with you here is the AiDisk feature. There are three simple steps to setup access to your attached storage, 1) How you wish to share files on the device – limitless, limited or admin. Limited and admin allow you to set read write rights and a password to access data. 2) Create a domain name via the ASUS DDNS services to allow you to access the data over the Internet, you can choose anything you like to go between the ftp:// and .asuscomm.com, you can also choose to skip this setting so the data is only shared over the LAN. 3) Confirm your settings and make the USB storage accessible and then you are greeted with the above screen that shows two possible ways of accessing the data, LAN or FTP. With this setup you can access the data on the drive anywhere you have access to the Internet – no need to carry that sensitive data around with you means you wont lose it.

A nifty function without having to rely on a NAS or always-on server.

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