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ASUS WL-500W (R1.11)
Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Askey

FCC approval date: 01 August 2006
Country of manuf.: China

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Type: wireless router


Power: 5 VDC, 2.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4704 (266 MHz)
FLA1: 8 MiB
8,388,608 B
65,536 Kib
8,192 KiB
64 Mib
0.00781 GiB
(Macronix MX29LV640BUTC-90G)
RAM1: 32 MiB
33,554,432 B
262,144 Kib
32,768 KiB
256 Mib
0.0313 GiB
(Hynix HY5DU281622ETP-5 × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, Mini PCI
Mini PCI slots: 1
USB ports: 2
Serial: yes, 2x 4-pin header

WI1 module: ASUS WL-121W
WI1 module IF: Mini PCI
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4321L
WI1 chip2: Broadcom BCM2055
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 2x3:2
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4704
Switch: Broadcom BCM5325F
LAN speed: 100M
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 100M
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
USB 2.0 Host Controller;VIA;VT6212L;;1;

Third party firmware supported: Oleg (wl500g) • (List), DD-WRT • (List), Oleg-ng (wl500g) • (List), TomatoUSB • (List)

Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1173 additional devices
of which 153 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1212 additional devices
of which 173 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: 00:22:15 (3 E, 4 W, 2007)
Ethernet OUI: 00:22:15 (3 E, 4 W, 2007)

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

Wireless Super Speed N Router

Product page

The wireless card has "WL-121W R1.03" silkscreened on in it in the FCC photos.

The device is using a VIA VT6212L USB 2.0 controller.
The manual says the default SSID is default.

Asus WL-500W on TechInfoDepot

Boot log specifies the CPU speed as 264MHz
Inside view pictures