ASUS 4G-N12

CUT­TING THE CORD

HWM (Philippines) - - Test -

Routers have been the hid­den he­roes of our mod­ern life. With the In­ter­net be­com­ing an es­sen­tial part of our daily lives, routers are be­com­ing faster and more ef­fi­cient as the time goes by. We will be tak­ing a look at one of ASUS’ of­fer­ings, the 4G-N12 Wire­less N300.

The unit comes with sev­eral ac­ces­sories: one Eth­er­net ca­ble, a power brick, war­ranty card and a quick start guide, and nano- and mi­cro-SIM adapters for your SIM card.

Mov­ing on to the unit it­self. Lo­cated at the front are your usual LED sta­tus in­di­ca­tors with an LTE sig­nal in­di­ca­tor. At the back are one WAN/LAN Eth­er­net plug, three LAN plugs, the power switch, and two an­ten­nas.

The setup of the router is in­cred­i­bly easy. You would only need to plug the Eth­er­net ca­ble from your mo­dem to the WAN/LAN port of the router, and from there, you can plug your de­vices via an Eth­er­net ca­ble. Of course, you can setup the router to be­come a Wi-Fi hotspot via the browser GUI.

The high­light of the 4G-N12 is its sup­port for LTE. You can plug in your SIM card at the SIM slot at the side of the de­vice and set up the LTE ca­pa­bil­i­ties through the browser GUI. You can even send text mes­sages on the GUI, too.

As a router it­self, the 4G-N12 did not dis­ap­point. Con­nect­ing to the In­ter­net was easy and fast. De­pend­ing on your area, LTE might or might not be avail­able. The speed and data al­lowance would also be a de­pen­dent on your pre­ferred car­rier.

In the­ory, the 4G-N112 is a

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