The new ASUS wireless router distinguishes itself with the "auto switching" function. It not only enables multiple users to use multifuntion printer wirelessly without a PC or server turned on 24 hours a day, but also rules out the trouble of repeating "disconnecting" and "re-connecting" when users switch. When different users are to use the printer, the router switches automatically, which enables different users to use the printer simultaneously. After plugging in the USB printer into ASUS wireless router and running the ASUS Network Printer Setup program, each user can enjoy easy scanning and easy printing.
Setting up your wireless Internet sharing router is as easy as 5 mouse clicks with ASUS. The WL-520gU integrates a simple yet thorough interface, EZ USB Multi-function printer sharing, bandwidth management and much more in a compact and simple design.
The WL-520gU also features BroadRange wireless G technology that provides 3 times the coverage area of standard wireless G routers, ensuring a good signal throughout the house. With the latest wireless encryption standards, combined with an easy to browse network map, your network is both safe and easy to control.
Sharing the Internet and multifunction printer is made easy and affordable with the ASUS WL-520gU, making it perfect for small offices or home businesses.
- All-in-One Printer Server: simultaneously share printers and scanners among multiple users
- Auto-detection & EZ UI (Easy User Interface): the easiest way to setup your router
- EZ QoS: simple, powerful bandwidth allocation streamlines your Gaming/Audio/Video experience
- BroadRange Technology: delivers 300% more signal coverage than standard 802.11g
- WDS (Wireless Distribution System): allows for bridging of two WL-520gU units to enable extra wireless coverage
- 125 High Speed Mode (HSM): provides 135% transfer speed compared to standard 11g product
- DD-WRT Support: supports DD-WRT open source code firmware for advanced features***
ASUS Innovation and Quality
ASUS is the world leader in motherboards and graphics cards, and is the fastest growing of the top 10 notebook brands (currently number 5).*
The ASUS product portfolio includes notebooks, Eee PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, wireless, and much more.
In 2008 alone, ASUS products won 3,056 distinguished awards thanks to the innovative user-centric technologies such as ASUS' exclusive EZ MFP, the easiest way to share an USB multifunction printer wirelessly with multiple users.
EZ Multifunction Printer (MFP) Sharing
With the EZ Multifunction Printer Sharing feature, up to 12 users can share an USB multifunction printer to print and scan wirelessly using the ASUS WL-520gU.
The WL-520gU utilizes an auto switching function that automatically switches users as needed and eliminates the trouble of disconnecting/reconnecting when users take turns printing. This saves you from purchasing a costly 24 hr. dedicated printing station PC or dedicated print server.
With a quick setup and easy USB connection for EZ MFP Sharing, the ASUS WL-520gU is the ideal wireless router for small office and home businesses.
EZ and Quick Setup with EZ UI (Easy User Interface)
Quick Internet Setup (QIS)
Simply hook up your router and QIS will automatically guide you through the setup in 3 easy steps, it is as if no manual is required.
1. Open your browser
2. Enter the necessary setup instructions
3. Once finished, QIS loads up your default homepage.
Simplified Network Map
This straight-forward user interface helps users quickly manage users and devices, setup your networking environment and identify issues. Compared to non-ASUS routers with hidden submenus and separate status pages, the ASUS network map offers fast network maintenance without sacrificing control.
Dr. Surf is your personal wireless doctor. Offering real-time network diagnostics, Dr. Surf auto-detects connection problems and provides possible solutions.
EZQos - Bandwidth on Demand
EZ Quality of Service lets you dynamically allocate bandwidth between browsing, online games, Internet applications (such as BitTorrent), and voice/video streaming.
You can also optimize bandwidth amongst any combination of these applications on the fly.
Simply click the scenarios best suited to your Internet use and the WL-520gU will automatically prioritize bandwidth according to the user settings.
With the EZQoS, you can enjoy smooth and seemless Internet communication even when using bandwidth saturating applications such as BitTorrent.
300% More Wireless Coverage and Latest Wireless Encryption Methods
BroadRange Technology: The ASUS WL-520gU offers BroadRange technology that delivers 300% the signal coverage of standard 802.11g.
This enables you to stay connected to the network and Internet wirelessly throughout a larger area.
125 High Speed Mode (HSM): Provides 135% faster transfer speed compared to 802.11g.
Wireless Distribution System (WDS): Bridge two WL-520gU to enable total wireless coverage in two buidlings or an enormous residential complex.
Strong Wireless Securtiy: Includes the latest industry standards for wireless data encryption so you can have a piece of mind when sharing your Internet and network. (WEP, WPA, WPA2 and more)
DD-WRT Support: WL-520gU supports DD-WRT open source code firmware. Check the following website for detail. http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/dd-wrt/hardware.html
ASUS 2 Years Global Wireless Warranty
ASUS WL-520gU's come with ASUS 2 years global wireless product warranty.
Please visit Support.ASUS.com
for more details on ASUS wireless product warranty policy.
What's in the Box
ASUS WL-520gU wireless router
2 dBi detachable antenna
Power Adapter (5V 2A)
Quick Starter Guide
Warranty Information Cards
Network Standard: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE802.3x, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.11i, IPv4, CSMA/CA, CSMA/CD, ICMP
Operating Frequency: 2.4G ~ 2.5GHz
Data Rate: 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Operation Channels: 11 for N. America, 14 Japan, 13 Europe (ETSI)
LAN Ports: WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT
Antenna Support: Antenna Diversity, 1 internal antenna on board, 1 external detachable antenna (RP-SMA connector)
USB Interface: 1 x USB2.0 for MFP (multifunction printer) sharing
LED Indicators: Power x 1, AIR x 1, WAN x 1, LAN x 4
Security: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-TKIP/AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-ENT, Radius with 802.1x
Authentication: MAC address, 802.1x
Firewall: NAT Firewall, SPI (Stateful Package Inspection) Firewall, WAN ping control, Single Port and Port Range filter, URL based filter, MAC Address filter
VPN Features: IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through
Network Protocol: Support UPnP, DHCP, DNS Proxy, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, Virtual DMZ, VPN Pass-Through, WDS
EZQoS – BODTM (Bandwidth-On-Demand)
WMM (Wi-Fi multimedia), Device Discovery: discovers WL520GU in network and help user to invoke Web Configuration page
EZSetup: Help you to setup wireless and Internet connection easily
Firmware Restoration: Restore firmware while system enters rescue mode
Network Printer Setup Program (in utility CD): Share your MFP (multifunction printer) scanning and printing function simultaneously and wirelessly.
DC Power Adapter: DC Output: +5V with max. 2A current Note: Use only the adapter included in the package. Using other adapters may damage the device.
Temperature: Operating: 32~104 degrees F, Storage: -22~122 degrees F
Humidity: Operating: 50~90%, Storage: 20~90%
Phys.Dimension(LxWxH): 6.46 x 4.59 x 1.22 inches
Net Weight (estimated): 0.52 lbs
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
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* According to IDC's Q4 2008 Worldwide Portable PC Shipments data.