Asante AWRT-550N Smart Wireless-N Broadband Router + Shared Printer/Disk USB - 99-00842

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A great simple hotspot router

by cool guy on 4/30/2010

I love the simple design with login. I can bring up a browser and it come to me and guide me to setup. My kids can log in with password and username I created to them. I do need Wifi security stuff and no need to enter those stuff. Very easy to call web management by using smarthub name on the URL.

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A great surprised

by Cityslicker on 5/7/2010

Hi - I am so surprised that Asante has this level of quality product. I was testing if this could be CISCO level and it turns out very good user interface and indeed no ip address involved. Just type smarthub. Easy bring up within 5 mins. Guide me to set up Internet, and with or without wireless encryption options. It is a hotspot in a sense. A little bit pricy, but works with MAC and Windows based computer. But I am live with cost - no trouble to my expensive time to call tech support or looking for solution.. Nice done and looks like Apple product too.

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Product Overview

The AWRT-550N Wireless N Router provides 2.4 GHz wireless frequency which allow more clean channels and less interference for your wireless network. A full range of security features such as WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, and WEP provide the highest level of wireless network security. The built-in SmartHub Web Configuration Utility has a unique ‘Easy Set up’ option that allows one to set up the router with no or minimum networking knowledge. The built-in Web Configuration Utility also has the regular path to set up the router with an easy-to-use user interface. AWRT-550N also has a USB port for connecting USB devices such as external hard drive, thumb drive or USB printer to the network. In this way, devices can be easily shared by users connected to the router. SmartHub is a router with a very innovative design (Patent Pending) where offers user a smart way to reach and to manage this router.

The innovative features of this design include:
1) It can smartly redirect a login page and authenticate user whenever user bring up a browser. - This significantly eliminates the burden to user who needs to remember the IP address and technologies and figure out how to access a router.

2) It can be reached by entering “smarthub” on any browser and anytime. This design makes SmartHub become a very friendly device instead of awkward IP address.

3) It can manage a list of user’s name and password so that administrator can easily create/delete/monitor the user status without entering computer’s machine ID(MAC address) or dynamic changing IP address).

4) Offers 2 levels of security system - (a) user access control and (b) wireless security where user can has it discretion to select its provisioning depend on its need. Today’s Wifi encryption is a complex technology that vertically increase the challenge to all users to know how to use it. And yet, SmartHub gives a very efficient way and also retain wifi security requirements.

5) This access control method can persistently authenticate user whenever user’s trying to reconnect to SmartHub. New user could be easily added on by creating a username and password in a minute. Likewise, it can be erased afterward and without changing entire security setting. Today’s Wifi static system, administrator may need to force to change setting after new user is off and impact to all existing user to adopt new setting.

6) Smarthub’s smart access control method could be disabled if user has no need to control security in this fashion. Simple go to Advanced Set Up-> management, and disable it.


Manufacturer Asante
Mfg Part# 99-00842
SKU 215089047
UPC 662730008420
UPC 14 00662730008420
Smart Setup, Management, Control.
2.4GHz single band AP.
More channels, less interference — ideal for wireless congested area
Highest wireless data rate of up to 300Mbps* with 802.11n draft 2.0
WPS button for easy connection with your WPS support wireless adapters
Enjoy HD video streaming, gaming and VoIP with powerful 802.11n Wireless technology
Advanced NAT+SPI firewall provides fully protection for your wireless connection
QoS (Quality of Service) designed for prioritizing various data traffic to allow downloading files and playing movies, music, or online gaming at the same time with uninterrupted data streaming
Supports Universal Plug and Play
Fully backward compatible with 802.11 b/g
Tech Specs
Model AWRT-550N
Standards Draft 802.11n, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u
Ports Power, Ethernet, Internet, USB - shared DIsk/Printer
Button Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Power, Internet, Wireless,
Wi-Fi Protected Setup,
Ethernet (1-4)
Antennas Internal Antennas on 2.4GHz Rad io Band
802.11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK
802.11g: OFDM
802.11a: OFDM
Wireless-N: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM,
Setup Patented smarthub setup without CD-ROM, IP address
Access Control:
Patented smart access control
Username and password management
UPnP Supported
Security Features 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
OS compatiability Compatible with Window 7, Window XP, Vista, MacOs, Linux
Certifcation FCC, CS-03, UPnp, WiFi a/b/g/draft-n
Dimensions 5.1" x 1.4" x 7" (130 x 36 x 178 mm)
Weight 0.875lbs (399g)
Power 12V, 1A
Operating Tem p. 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temp. -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Operating Humidity 10 to 85%, Noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5 to 90% Noncondensing
Package Contents:
Smart 2.4Ghz Wireless-N Router
Installation Note and User Guide on CD-ROM
Ethernet Network Cable
Power Adapter
Minimum Requirements:
Safari, Firefox, Internet Explore
Wired or Wireless Network Adapter with TCP/IP Protocol
Product Attributes
Environmental Certification RoHS
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