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Availability: common

FCC approval date: 27 April 2009
UPC: 610839056583 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

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B00387G6R8 (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Type: wireless router

Industry Canada ID: 3568A-RTN16

Power: 12 VDC, 1.25 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4718A1 (480 MHz)
FLA1: 32 MiB
33,554,432 B
262,144 Kib
32,768 KiB
256 Mib
0.0313 GiB
(Macronix MX29GL256EHTI2I-90Q)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Samsung K4N51163QZ-HC25 x 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0
Mini PCIe slots: 1
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4718A1
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 2x3:2
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4718A1
Switch: Broadcom BCM53115
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN ports: 1


Stock bootloader: CFE 1.0.37 BCM947XX

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.22

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT, TomatoUSB, AsusWRT-Merlin, Tomato RAF (Victek) (DLs), Oleg-ng (wl500g), OpenWrt

Default SSID: ASUS (63 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 899 additional devices
of which 103 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 849 additional devices
of which 107 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: 00:26:18 (-, 1 W, 2009), 20:CF:30 (1 E, 1 W, 2009), 48:5B:39 (1 E, 1 W, 2008)
Ethernet OUI: 00:26:18 (-, 1 W, 2009), 20:CF:30 (1 E, 1 W, 2009), 48:5B:39 (1 E, 1 W, 2008)

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

Multi-Functional Gigabit Wireless N Router

Product page
Product support page

Asus RT-N16 on TechInfoDepot
On the DD-WRT wiki
On the OpenWrt wiki

Rewieved on FoxNetwork

Arcadyan may manufacture some of these devices.

While the N16 is default clocked at 480MHz, the CPU is 533MHz capable.

Specifications Asus RT-N16 on wl500g.info

Asus RT-N16 256MB RAM + DualBand on wl500g.info

EntWare firmware on wl500g

DualWAN firmware on wl500g