WL-500W specifications as on the ASUS website:

  • The First 802.11n Multi-Functional Wireless Router
  • Draft 802.11n compliant, fully compatible with 802.11b/g
  • Suitable for seamless multimedia stream
  • EZSetup for network security - Automatically configure SSID and WPA or WEP encryption
  • Plug-n'-Share hard drive function via USB 2.0
  • ASUS Download Master - Download anytime even when the PC is off or disconnected

WAN Ports
1 x RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT

LAN Ports
4 x RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT

3 x external dipole antenna

Power AC input
100V~240V(50~60HZ); DC output: 5V with max. 2.5A~3A current

USB Interface
2 x USB2.0

Operating Frequency
2.4 - 2.5 GHz

Data Rate
802.11n Draft up to 270Mbps* (*Note: The maximum wireless signal rate is IEEE802.11n draft specifications. Actual throughput will vary depending on the wireless environment and other parameters)
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps

64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, MAC address, 802.1x

Download Master: Download ftp, http and BT (BitTorrent) automatically
FTP Server
WebCAM Server
Printer Server: TCP/IP (LPR, supported in Windows XP, Windows 2000 and MAC OS)

Smart Wizard browser-based administration
Bandwidth Management
Remote management
DHCP server, WAN DHCP client
Save/restore configuration files
Upgrades via web browser
Firmware restoration
Device discovery

Firewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging
Logging: Dropped packet, security event, Syslog
Filtering: Port, IP packet, URL Keyword, MAC address

Restore button: Push for 5 seconds to restore factory setting
EZSetup button: Automatically SSID and WEP or WPA configuration

Operating Modes
11 for N. America, 14 Japan, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Output Power
12~15dBm(g mode), 15~18dBm(b mode), 14~16dBm(n mode)

WAN Service
Static IP Address
Dynamic IP Address (DHCP Client)
PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
Big Pond