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PIA Asus RT-N16 OpenVPN Tomato FlashRouter

• PIA OpenVPN Client Router
• 4 Gigabit Ports, 1 USB Port
• Wireless-N 300 Mbps
• 3 External Antennas
• TomatoUSB Firmware Installed

Availability: In stock

Reg. Price $199.95

Sale Price $179.95

FlashRouters' Open Source Giving Program Details

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Reg. Price $199.95

Sale Price $179.95

One of the most requested and widely-used open-source firmware routers, the Asus RT-N16 is truly built to perform. The RT-N16 is sought after for its 2 network USB ports and 128 MB of RAM 32 MB of Flash Memory—more than 4 times the standard memory size for a router. Add in the 3 powerful and upgradable external antennae and the Asus RT-N16 is arguably the best single-band router you can buy.

Upgrading the RT-N16 to Tomato turns a very good router into an excellent home-networking centerpiece. Whether you are looking for advanced bandwidth monitoring, a stronger wireless signal, or increased security, the Asus RT-N16 will not disappoint. The Asus RT-N16 offers wireless transfer speeds up to 300Mbps with excellent WiFi coverage, suitable for all of your streaming music, TV shows and movies.

With integrated Tomato added benefits, users can create a secure tunnel for connected devices that are connectied to the routers. Native VPN support for PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN creates an additional layer of Internet encryption, personal privacy, while allowing you to mask your location for additional security. Encrypt your personal and private data with high grade AES encryption for confidential e-mails or to conceal viewing habits, P2P downloads and sensitive data from Internet Service Providers, government agencies, identity thieves and hackers. Use the Internet as it was intended - safely and anonymously.

Popular Asus RT-N16 Tomato Features Include:

  • Fixes known bugs in Broadcom-based Asus firmware
  • An improved, user-friendly router Ajax-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Improved network stability with Network Status Info: uptime, load average, and free memory status
  • Advanced access restrictions for increased network security.
  • Integrated Wireless Survey page: View other wireless networks in your area and adjust your network accordingly
  • Advanced Wireless modes: access point (AP), wireless client station (STA), wireless Ethernet (WET) bridge, wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging), simultaneous AP and WDS (aka wireless repeating)
  • Bandwidth graphing/statistics: real-time, lasts 24 hours, daily, monthly
  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings: Antenna selection with 14 wireless channels available
  • Advanced port forwarding: Create port forwards, redirects, and triggers with included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) page to view and delete UPnP
  • Wake-on-LAN remote network access

The FlashRouters Difference

The Asus RT-N16 TomatoUSB FlashRouter arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable Tomato firmware build. 

Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!

FlashRouters steps in to offer what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware, network configuration assistance and responsive American tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • Free PrivateInternetAccess OpenVPN Service Integration
  • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments or a FlashRouter configuration specialist will be in contact to tailor your new router to your networking plan.
  • Free Online Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled Tomato techs can assist in getting the connection up and running. Read more about this option under the Support Plan tab.
  • Tomato Warranty: Tomato firmware installation voids manufacturer warranties. FlashRouters provides a 90-Day Warranty for Tomato installations.
  • International Dual Voltage (100v - 240v): Ships with U.S. power cable, international adapters available here.
  • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.

Firmware Upgrade Tomato
Frequency Band(s) Single Band (2.4 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates N300 (300Mbps)
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports 2
Antenna Type: External
Number of Antennas 3
Wireless Security WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand: Broadcom
Processor Model: BCM4718
Processor Speed: 480 MHz
RAM (MB) 128
Flash Memory (MB) 32
Power Adapter 100v-240v ~50-60Hz (Compatible Worldwide)
Volt Input 12V 1.25A
Brand Asus
Hardware Version No
Router Condition New
Serial Port(s) 1
Package Contents A/C Power Supply, Ethernet Cable, Customized Setup Guide
Warranty 90 Day Limited Warranty
Choose VPN Service PrivateInternetAccess
Connect your entire network through the PIA OpenVPN server of your choice.

This FlashRouter comes with 3 FREE months of our Basic Support PLUS Plan (normally $75) which includes support for Internet Connection, Wireless Network Setup, & VPN Client Connections. The PLUS Plan upgrades support to include Wireless Extender Support for Bridges, Repeaters, and WAPs over the Basic support plan.

This US-based service also includes up to 3 TeamViewer Remote Support Sessions.

You may purchase an upgrade to a full year of the Basic Support PLUS Plan in the Support Plan dropdown option above.

Additional 1 year blocks of support time can be purchased after your free three months have lapsed.

Tomato Version: K26VRT-N

Advanced Tomato Firmware Features:

  • Known bug fixes in Broadcom-based Linksys & Asus firmware.

  • Improved Network Stability.

  • Network Status: Uptime, load average, and free memory status.

  • Integrated Wireless Survey page: View other wireless networks in your area and adjust your network accordingly.

  • A more user-friendly router Ajax-based Graphical User Interface (GUI).

  • DHCP server: Using Dnsmasq with dynamic and static DHCP leases.

  • Advanced access restrictions for increased network security: Limit access by day of the week, time, user, or block specific websites.

  • Advanced QoS: 10 unique QoS classes defined, real-time pie graph display of prioritized traffic with drill-down into class details

  • Bandwidth graphing/statistics: Real-time, last 24 hours, daily, monthly

  • NAT (Network Address Translation) support.

  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings: Antenna selection with 14 wireless channels available.

  • Advanced port forwarding: Create port forwards, redirects, and triggers with included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) page to view and delete UPnP forwarded port mapping.

  • Up scripts: Init, Shutdown, Firewall, and WAN.

  • CLI (using BusyBox): Access via TELNET or SSH (using Dropbear)

  • JFFS2 / CIFS client.

  • Wake-on-LAN remote network access.

  • Advanced Wireless modes: Access point (AP), wireless client station (STA), wireless ethernet bridge(WET), wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging), simultaneous AP and WDS (aka wireless repeating)

  • DNS forwarder: Using Dnsmasq with local hostnames, local domain names, and caching of internet addresses.

  • Dynamic DNS service integration: ezUpdate and other providers

  • Syslog accessible through the GUI.

Setup Information: No CD Installation required with a FlashRouter. Each router arrives with the firmware already installed and a easy to follow setup guide.

FlashRouter Upgrade Process: All routers must be removed from their original packaging in order to perform the Tomato firmware upgrade. Each router has been individually checked and tested by a FlashRouter specialist to ensure everything is working and configured properly before being shipped.

Warranty: By altering the firmware on your router, the manufacturer's warranty is voided. FlashRouters offers our own Limited 90-Day Warranty along with a 30-Day Satisfaction guarantee. Please review our Warranty and Return Policy for more information.

For more in-depth information on the upgrades, benefits and options with a Tomato FlashRouter, please visit the Tomato information page.

  1. Amazing Router Review by Andrew

    FlashRouters is great! This is an amazing router- I've had no issues with it- and being able to use my Roku with PIA has been awesome for watching Netflix on my TV in South Korea. (Posted on 3/31/14)

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