Tuesday, December 24th 2013

ASUS Announces RT-N14UHP N300 Single-Band High Power Router

ASUS today announced RT-N14UHP, a single-band N300 router with a unique high-power design that boosts wireless coverage by up to 300% compared to standard N300 routers. With its three detachable high-gain 9dBi antennas and adjustable output power, it is the perfect choice for users who need the maximum coverage at home or in the office. The RT-N14UHP also features a USB 2.0 port for sharing printers, files or even a cellular internet connection.

Unique high-power design for up to 300% improvement in wireless coverage
With the new ASUS RT-N14UHP, wireless 'dead spots' are a thing of the past, thanks to the unique integrated hardware signal power amplifier and three high-gain 9dBi antennas. This innovative ASUS design provides up to three times the wireless coverage of routers using standard (2dBi) antennas, giving uninterrupted coverage over the equivalent of two floors. Combined with the 300 Mbit/s Wi-Fi performance, the RT-N14UHP is the ideal solution for those needing whole-house coverage for multiple connected devices.

Three devices in one
As well as offering impressive coverage, the RT-N14UHP is also incredibly versatile - it can be easily configured to operate as either a router, a wireless access point or a wireless range extender. This enables easy integration with existing wireless networks, either to add wireless capability to another wired network device, or to extend the range of any wireless router. Whichever mode is chosen, users will appreciate the benefits of the RT-N14UHP's oustanding performance and range.

Perfect for sharing your data anywhere, anytime
A built-in USB 2.0 port allows convenient sharing of USB printers or storage devices over the network. Alternatively, users can plug a compatible 3G/4G (HSPA+) dongle into the USB port and use this to connect the RT-N14UHP to the internet, instead of using the 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet WAN port. The 3G/4G internet connection can then be shared by all devices on the network, adding to the versatility of the RT-N14UHP.

The RT-N14UHP also supports ASUS AiCloud, an embedded application that turns the RT-N14UHP into a powerful personal cloud server. Files stored on the network, on attached USB storage devices or on ASUS WebStorage can be effortlessly synced using the ASUS Smart Sync feature, or shared with friends, colleagues or family simply by sending a link via email, SMS or most popular social networking apps. And to access your data from anywhere, you can either login to AiCloud via any web browser or use the free AiCloud app for Android and iOS devices.

Powerful features, simple setup
Setting up the RT-N14UHP takes just 30 seconds - simply connect it to the network and open a web browser to start the Quick Internet Setup wizard. The intuitive graphical interface of the ASUSWRT dashboard makes it simple to configure the advanced networking features, such as quality of service (QoS) prioritisation. QoS allows users to control and monitor the bandwidth usage on each of the four available LAN connections. Other great features include parental controls, network mapping and printer sharing. For users needing secure remote access to their home network, the RT-N14UHP includes an easy-to-configure VPN server.
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15 Comments on ASUS Announces RT-N14UHP N300 Single-Band High Power Router

#1
VulkanBros
I did not dare have such a thingi in my home - it look like one of
those long-legged bastards from the Half-Life 2 world......
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#2
micropage7
duh that antenna
i just imagine how if its on the wall
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#3
Ikaruga
I use two 7dBi and one 9dBi antennas on my Dark Knight, and they did increase the (already high) wireless range indeed. But the router also does get a lot hotter now, so I'm a bit worried about its longevity tbh.
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#4
ensabrenoir
.....reminds of of one of those import tuner cars.... you know... you see a Honda civic pass by with a giant wing on the back..... but i guess in this case it really does make it go fast
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#5
Sasqui
by: Ikaruga
I use two 7dBi and one 9dBi antennas on my Dark Knight, and they did increase the (already high) wireless range indeed. But the router also does get a lot hotter now, so I'm a bit worried about its longevity tbh.
Where did you fid those antennas? I've got the same router... can't ever have enough range! ;P
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#6
Solidstate89
You lost me at single-band. Why bother attaching such high-gain antennas to a single-band router? It's not 2.4Ghz we need more range for, it's 5Ghz.
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#7
Freedom4556
by: Solidstate89
You lost me at single-band. Why bother attaching such high-gain antennas to a single-band router? It's not 2.4Ghz we need more range for, it's 5Ghz.
Yeah, and what makes me laugh is that higher-gain antennae generally means more interference from your neighbors, and that's the speed limiting factor on 2.4GHz, not signal strength. Although, if I could rig one of these to pump out Gaussian noise, then I might get my neighbors around my apartment to change their router's channels, finally.
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#8
remixedcat
Price?

Testing this one that I will have my review up soon for. it's an enterprise level one and It has a 1W transmit power, 3.5dBi antennas, and has an amazingly stable signal quality and maintains throughput very well as plotted by PRTG:

Test environment:

Specs of Building: This is going through about 32 ft through 2 walls, a solid all-wood dresser, and a chimney. The room has plaster walls in some places.

Sensor note: 5Ghz 802.11n mode:


I will reveal the router in an upcoming review but this is a very nice one!


I would love to review this asus one though and see how stable the signal would be compared to amped wireless routers and the one I'm currently testing.
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#10
Fierce Guppy
Is there a reason why manufacturers don't use line of sight measurement for router coverage? What I mean is a graph depicting signal strength in an industry standard set of conditions; e.g., over so many meters of unobstructed view and without interface from other routers on such and such band. That has far more meaning to me. You'd rarely find ideal conditions but you can estimate and make comparisons.

Tony.
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#11
remixedcat
by: Fierce Guppy
Is there a reason why manufacturers don't use line of sight measurement for router coverage? What I mean is a graph depicting signal strength in an industry standard set of conditions; e.g., over so many meters of unobstructed view and without interface from other routers on such and such band. That has far more meaning to me. You'd rarely find ideal conditions but you can estimate and make comparisons.

Tony.
Becuase this isn't an ideal test, as it does not reflect real world use, thus the figures would be useless. I test in real world conditions because that's what people want to know. Not how it performs in a sterile lab. They want to know how it would perform in their home or office.
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#12
Ikaruga
by: Sasqui
Where did you fid those antennas? I've got the same router... can't ever have enough range! ;P
The "smaller" side ones are from TP-Link, but I can't find those anymore on their site, only an 8dBi version. The big one at the middle is from some company called Media-Tech (I bought both it in a local shop here on the corner, but looks like they are from Poland).
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#13
dicobalt
I heard you liked antennas so I put some antennas on your antennas.
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#15
Ikaruga
by: Sasqui
Ika, found a few on Amazon that do BOTH 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Power-Supply®-WZR-HP-G450H-TL-WR1043ND/dp/B00DMJI9TA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

:toast:
Hey,

Nice find. Those are probably safe to use with enabling the 5Ghz band too, but again (as I told you) I only have the 2.4Ghz enabled since the 5Ghz is almost useless in the environment I have here, so I went for the better coverage with low investment (bought the three together for less than 12€). But gonna keep these in mind if I will ever need the 5Ghz band enabled in the future.

Cheers:toast:
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