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ASRock G10 router review

800 + 1733 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz
512 MB / 128 MB

ASRock introduced the G10 router in 2015. It is powered by Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz chipset, 512 MB of RAM, and 128 MB of flash memory.

Want to know if the G10 is a game-changer? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • ASRock G10 specifications
    • Body, dimensions, weight
    • System, chipset, RAM, flash, power supply
    • Network, protocols, WAN and LAN ports
    • Wireless, antennas, speed, security
    • Connectivity
    • Features
    • Administration, user interface, login information
  • Verdict, Pros and Cons
  • Photos

Our personal experiences and opinions form the basis of this article. We aimed to share insights on a topic, and we hoped others would find it useful and inspirational. The specs below rely on official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you noticed any mistakes or missing details about the ASRock G10, please let us know. Furthermore, we strive to deliver a thorough and precise overview.

ASRock G10 / G10

The G10 supports dual-band Wi-Fi, offering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The USB connectors on the router add versatility to your network. They enable file sharing, printer sharing, and other USB functions. ASRock offers networking solutions that cater to different scales of networks.

ASRock G10 specifications

BrandASRock
NameG10
TypeG10
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 1483 user votes.
Launch2015

Body

Dimensions266.5 x 184 x 82 mm
Weight620 g

If you have limited space, like in a small apartment or office, the dimensions can determine if it can fit there. If you plan to mount your router on a wall or ceiling, the weight can affect the mounting process. It also affects the type of mounting hardware needed.

ASRock G10 (G10) / 2

System

ChipsetQualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz
RAM512 MB
Flash128 MB
OSASRock
Power supply12 V / 3 A

The Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz CPU is key. It, along with factors like RAM and firmware, decides how well the router works. The 512 MB of RAM enables the router to handle multiple tasks and processes concurrently. Flash memory retains its data even when the router is off. This allows the router to keep its firmware and settings across reboots. Upgrading router firmware has become simple and user-friendly. The ASRock provides the right power supply. It is 12 V / 3 A, this matches the router's voltage needs.

ASRock G10 (G10) / 1

Network

ProtocolsIPv4
IPv6
LAN ports4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile networkno
VPN supportno

Like many modern routers, the ASRock G10 supports many features and tech. They improve your network's connectivity and security. Most networking equipment, like routers and switches, supports IPv4. The G10 router is also compatible with IPv6. IPv6 has a much bigger address space. It also offers many enhancements and improvements over IPv4. Gigabit Ethernet ports support data transfer rates of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). A Gigabit WAN port is helpful. It is useful when your internet plan supports high speeds.

ASRock G10 (G10) / 4

Wireless

Antennas8 x 2 dBi
internal
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzyes
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
ClassAC2600
Speed800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power17 dBm
SecurityWPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest networkyes

The 8 x 2 dBi, internal antennas allow sending and getting many data streams at once. This boosts overall throughput and improves Wi-Fi performance. Many IoT devices, smart home devices, and older Wi-Fi devices mainly use the 2.4 GHz band. To optimize your Wi-Fi experience, it's often recommended to use a combination of both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The Wi-Fi router offers fast data speeds. They are good for streaming HD video, online gaming, and large file transfers.

The top speed, 800 + 1733 Mbps, is the highest data rate the router can reach. It's the theoretical limit in perfect conditions. The introduction of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) improved upon WEP. It provides stronger security. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) provides an easy method. It connects devices to a Wi-Fi network.

ASRock G10 (G10) / 3

Connectivity

USB ports2 x USB 3.0
Print serveryes
File serveryes

The USB 3 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. A USB print server adds print functionality. You can manage settings, watch queues, and control access from one place. The G10 router lets you schedule backups. You can back up to the connected USB storage device.

Features

SpecialsH2R
HDMI 2-in-1 Router

Administration

Default IP192.168.1.1
Default usernameadmin
Default passwordadmin

Changing the password often is a good security practice. It protects your network and devices from unauthorized access. Changing the default password improves your router's security. It reduces the risk of unauthorized individuals controlling your network.

Pros and Cons

Every router, including this ASRock one, has its good sides and not-so-good sides. Let's take a closer look at both to get a full understanding of what this router can do. We'll talk about what it does well and also where it could use some improvements. Just remember, this is just what I think, and you might see things differently.

Pros

  • generous memory
  • adequate flash
  • IPv6 capable
  • high-speed LAN port
  • high-speed WAN port
  • works on 5 GHz band
  • decent Wi-Fi performance
  • WPS friendly
  • USB 3 compatible
  • printserver functionality
  • fileserver operation

Cons

  • missing Wi-Fi 6 support
  • incompatible with WPA3

ASRock G10 photos

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Robert Miller
For over 15 years, I've immersed myself in the world of networking devices as a tech aficionado. I've dedicated myself to thoroughly testing and analyzing routers and other networking gear. I aim to provide thorough reviews. They will give you the knowledge needed to improve your network.
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