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The WL-500gU is a mid-range 802.11g wireless router from Asus.

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Pros

compatible with open source firmwares, including DD-WRT and Tomato

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compatible with a range of external 9dBi wireless antennas

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looks good - white, clean aesthetic

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stable - provides reliable connectivity and a good range

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Cons

small internal memory - doesn't allow for the more fully featured firmwares

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lacks Gigabit LAN ports - 10/100Mbps only

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preloaded firmware is mediocre - reported reliability issues

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no 802.11n connectivity - doesn't support the most current standard

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The WL-500gU is a mid-range 802.11g wireless router from Asus. With a USB port, the device features print server functionality with automatic switching, allowing simultaneous printing from multiple network computers. EZQoS enables adjustable bandwidth allocation to specific network activities, allowing users to prioritize online gaming over web browsing, for example. This feature is intended to allow multiple online applications to function smoothly at the same time. A web-based setup process and network map aim to simplify configuration and network management.

Features
  • 802.11b/g wireless routing
  • USB port
  • Print server with automatic switching
  • EZQoS dynamic bandwidth allocation control
  • BroadRange signal booster
  • Bridging support
  • Web-based setup
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