Worlds Smallest wifi router – Asus WL-530g

Wifi.jpgThe Asus WL-530g is the smallest wifi router at the moment that I know of. I came across it today although it has been out for over a year. I still think it’s worth a mention though.

The cost of the device is £44.95 inc VAT in the UK and available from Expansys.

A similar upgraded router is available here.

The router is great for those travellers who like to have wifi as an option such as in a hotel room where the wireless connection may be slower and less reliable then the Ethernet port in the wall. Just plug it in and go!

The technical specs…

* WAN Ethernet Port:
Support: Both Ethernet and 802.3 with Max. Bit Rate 10/100 Mbps with auto crossover function (MDIX)
Connector: RJ45 for 10/100 BaseT¼br

* LAN Ethernet Port:
Support: Both Ethernet and 802.3 with Max. Bit Rate 10/100Mbps with Auto crossover function (MDIX), 4 port switch
Connector: 4 x RJ45 for 10/100BaseT

* Protocol Support:
Network: TCP/IP, DHCP server and client, PPPoE, PPTP, NAT, ICMP, UDP Routing: Static Routes, NAT(onetomany)

* Management:
Remote management Save/Restore Configuration files and upgrades via web browser
Device discovery: Discover all Asus Routers in network and help users to enter webpages
Firmware Restoration: after firmware upgrade failure, this utility can help save your device

* Network Protocol:
DHCP Server, WAN DHCP Client
Enable/Disable WAN Ping
DNS Proxy, PPPoE login client support, Big Pond login client support
NTP support

* Reset Button: Press for 5 seconds to restore factory setting

* Applications: UPnP, Exposed Host (DMZ), Port Range Forwarding

* Firewall: NAT and SPI

* Operating Frequency: 2.42.5 GHz

* Data Rate:
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps

* Range:
Indoor 30 ft (40 m), outdoor (LOS, LightOfSight) 300 ft (100 m) at 11Mbps
Indoor 80 ft (25 m), outdoor (LOS, LightOfSight) 200 ft (60 m) at 54Mbps

* Wireless Security:
64/128bit WEP, WPAPSK

* Size: 1.75″ L x 5.25″ W x 1.2″ H


  1. J.J. van Diermen says

    I bought a wireless Router Asus WL-530g.
    Sometimes the connection with internet is broken.
    To repair it, I take off the power for about 30 seconds to reset the router and after that it is ok.
    But when i have the ip adres, then i can reset the router internally without take off the power.
    My question: Can you give me the ip adres from that type of router.
    So i can try to repair it from behind my PC.

    The best regards,

    Jaap Jan van Diermen

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