Excellent hardware platform - 11/16/2014 21:38:32
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I can only speak to this routers performance running a third-party firmware based on tomato. I did NOT run stock firmware.
The hardware is excellent value especially when considering its semi-pro capabilities when coupled with solid firmware, high-throughput usage, and a decent understanding of good networking practices. This router performs the following functions VERY well:
-Quality of Service
-Multiple VLANs / Wireless VLANs
-Reliable Client and Server VPN Operation (Using OpenVPN)
-Port Forwarding and Device WOL (Wake on LAN)
-Decent Range when using an ideal frequency (Determined by scanning for frequency saturation of neighbouring networks)
I have not found one to date.
I have used and recommended only these devices for network installs personally and professionally. Using it's strengths, the RT-N16 router will carry all kinds of traffic (Video streaming, gaming, VoIP, VPN, torrent,etc) over multiple networks without breaking a sweat, I have not had a device go down unexpectedly yet.
All in all, there is no better Wireless N router on the market at it's price point.