ASUS RT-N14U Value Router: Feature Rich At An Affordable Price
Published on February 20th, 2013
ASUS has recently released their latest, budget friendly router – the Asus RT-N14U Value Router. The new Asus Value Router is a wireless N300 router that has IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard compliant and supports ASUS AiCloud. See specifications and more details below.
Asus RT-N14U Value Router Specifications
Size: 188mm x 145mm x 73mm
Network Standards: 802.11n
Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz
Data Rates: 802.11n up to 300Mbps, 802.11g up to 54Mbps, 802.11b up to 11Mbps
Ports: 1x 10/11Mbps Ethernet BASE-T WAN, 4x 10/100Mbps Ethernet BASE-T LAN, 1x USB 2.0
Antennas: 2x Internal PCB
Security: 64-bit/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Features: LED activity indicators (PWR, WAN, LAN, AIR, USB)
Just like its predecessors, the new Asus RT-N14U Value Router has an elegant black design with stylish diamond patterns. Through the ASUS AiCloud, users can share, stream, sync and access content anytime, anywhere as long as there is an internet connection available.
The Asus RT-N14U Value Router has USB 2.0 port for plug-n-play connections with 3G/4G adapters, external storage and printers. It can serve as a cellular network fail-over backup for LAN and WAN connections, and printer and FTP server.
ASUS AiCloud is integrated into specific versions of the ASUSWRT interface, and requires routers with a USB port. Previously only much pricier high-end ASUS routers were configured for ASUS AiCloud, and the RT-N14U is significant in bringing support for the service to a much more affordable segment.
ASUS AiCloud offers complete cloud access with a host of features while maintaining strict security and privacy. Customers can sync, share, stream, and access content located on connected USB storage from any location, using the RT-N14U as their home cloud server. ASUS AiCloud is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows PC. It merges seamlessly with the ASUS WebStorage service and offers link-based sharing. Customers can send a link for other users to download shared content from, which is much faster than navigating a public cloud interface. This can be done via email, SMS, or popular applications such as WhatsApp and LINE.
The highly intuitive ASUSWRT interface allows 30-second setup and easy network monitoring and management. It also offers one-click QoS (quality of service) bandwidth optimization based on connection type, number of networked devices, and applications being run. Its graphical interface gives customers the tools they need to quickly map networks, set up printer and file sharing, and enable parental controls that restrict access to certain websites or types of content. The RT-N14U package also includes Download Master with support for downloading directly to router-attached USB storage so downloads continue even with the destination PC shut down. Remote download management is also available, and the ASUSWRT interface includes detailed guest access controls to help customers share connections with greater security and ease of use.
Price and Availability
Just like its name suggest “Value Router”, the Asus RT-N14U has an SRP of just Php 2,990. Considering it’s price and the features it has, it’s quite a bang for the buck router. It is expected to be available locally starting end of March 2013.