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Asus RT-N15 router review

300 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ralink RT2880 @ 266 MHz
32 MB / 4 MB

Asus introduced the RT-N15 router in 2008. It is powered by Ralink RT2880 @ 266 MHz chipset, 32 MB of RAM, and 4 MB of flash memory.

Excited to learn if the RT-N15 lives up to expectations? Keep reading to know!

Table of Contents

  • Asus RT-N15 specifications
    • System, chipset, RAM, flash, power supply
    • Network, protocols, WAN and LAN ports
    • Wireless, antennas, speed, security
    • Connectivity
    • 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 Asus RT-N15, please let us know. Furthermore, we strive to deliver a thorough and precise overview.

Asus RT-N15 / RT-N15

This router is basic 2.4 GHz router. It provides reliable for small networks. Asus has established a solid reputation as a reliable and reputable networking brand.

Asus RT-N15 specifications

BrandAsus
NameRT-N15
TypeRT-N15
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 1474 user votes.
Launch2008

System

ChipsetRalink RT2880 @ 266 MHz
RAM32 MB
Flash4 MB
OSAsus
Alternative OSOpenWRT
DD-WRT
Power supply5 V / 2.5 A

The Ralink RT2880 @ 266 MHz CPU is key. It, along with factors like RAM and firmware, decides how well the router works. Some router features and software need a certain amount of RAM. They need it to work well. More storage space comes from a larger flash memory. It can accommodate future firmware upgrades. Upgrading router firmware has become simple and user-friendly. It depends on your router model and hardware. Using a different OS may make it more stable and faster.

OpenWrt offers many customization options. They let users modify and tailor their router's function to their needs. The Asus provides the right power supply. It is 5 V / 2.5 A, this matches the router's voltage needs.

Network

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

The RT-N15 router has built-in security features. They protect your network and devices. Most networking equipment, like routers and switches, supports IPv4. If you have a 1 Gbps or faster internet plan, you need gigabit Ethernet ports. They are essential to use all the available bandwidth. This router ensures that you can use fast internet from your ISP fully.

Wireless

Antennas2 x 3 dBi
internal
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzno
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n
ClassN300
Speed300 Mbps
Transmit power19.5 dBm
SecurityWEP
WPA
WPA2
Guest networkno

The 2 x 3 dBi, internal antennas allow sending and getting many data streams at once. This boosts overall throughput and improves Wi-Fi performance. The RT-N15 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. Older routers have a more limited range than newer Wi-Fi standards. So, they are less suitable for larger homes or offices. Real-world RT-N15 router speeds are lower than its theoretical maximum speed.

WEP was the first Wi-Fi security protocol. But it is now seen as weak and easy to hack. The introduction of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) improved upon WEP. It provides stronger security.

Asus RT-N15 (RT-N15) / 1

Connectivity

USB portsno
Print serverno
File serverno

The RT-N15 router doesn't have file-server or print-server functionality.

Administration

Default IP192.168.1.1
Default usernameadmin
Default passwordadmin

If you can't log in to your Asus router's setup panel, try resetting it. A reset can help you troubleshoot. It is highly recommended to change the default password of your RT-N15 router. Do this after the initial setup.

Pros and Cons

Every router, including this Asus 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

  • OpenWrt compatible
  • high-speed LAN port
  • high-speed WAN port

Cons

  • insufficient flash
  • missing Wi-Fi 6 support
  • lacks Wi-Fi 5 compatibility
  • reduced Wi-Fi bandwidth
  • incompatible with WPA3
  • missing WPS support
  • no USB connectivity

Asus RT-N15 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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