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Setup

Setting up the 360RT is as easy as for any other modern router. There is a built-in "Quick Setup" wizard. But it only presents WAN type and wireless setup screens without offering up time and admin password change options. I didn't even have to bother with the wizard, since it automatically grabbed what it needed from my main router and had me connected to the Internet without having to change a thing.

There is also a mini-CD in the box with quick installation guide and user manual PDFs on it. The QIG is also provided in printed form.

When you log into the router, you land at the Status screen shown below. The three-column format is one we've seen before, most notably in the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND

Rosewill RNX-N360RT Status screen
Rosewill RNX-N360RT Status screen

 

Features

The 360RT has a decent set of features that are summarized in the bulleted list below.

Routing

  • Static IP, Dynamic IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, Big Pond WAN connections
  • MAC address cloning
  • MTU adjustment on all but PPPoE
  • DHCP server w/ range, lease time, default domain, DNS and default gateway settings
  • DHCP client table
  • DHCP reservations
  • ARP (IP-MAC) binding
  • Dynamic DNS client for DynDNS.org, no-ip.com, comexe.cn
  • Up and downlink bandwidth-based QoS by service and IP address/range

Firewall / Security

  • NAT+SPI firewall
  • SPI disable
  • DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Host Support
  • L2TP & PPTP VPN servers
  • VPN pass-through (PPTP, L2TP, IPSEC)
  • ALG (Application Layer Gateway) Support for FTP, TFTP, H323, RTSP
  • Static Routes
  • DoS protection
  • ICMP, UDP, TCP-SYN flood filtering
  • Block WAN ping
  • Block LAN ping
  • Port Forwarding (single port and port range, same public and private ports)
  • Port Triggering
  • UPnP disable
  • UPnP in-use port display
  • Schedulable allow/deny outbound port filters
  • Schedulable web access blocking (8 domain names) by MAC address

Wireless

  • One SSID
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (PIN and pushbutton methods)
  • WDS bridging and repeating
  • WEP, WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise Radius support
  • Transmit power control (high [default], middle, low)
  • Beacon and DTIM interval, RTS and Fragmentation Threshold settings
  • WMM enable [default enable]
  • Short GI enable [default enable]
  • AP isolation [default disable]
  • Transmit maximum data rate
  • Wireless Modes: B only, G only, N only, B+G and B+G+N (default)
  • Wireless MAC address filtering

Management

  • Local admin access restriction (by MAC address)
  • Remote admin access port change
  • Remote admin access IP restriction (single IP)
  • Remote reboot
  • Configuration save and restore
  • Schedulable log emailing
  • Save and clear log
  • Log filtering by type and level
  • Byte/packet traffic statistics

While the feature set is good, some shoppers will be disappointed by the missing feature list below.

  • IPv6
  • HTTPS admin
  • Outbound port filtering
  • Scheduled wireless on/off
  • Wireless guest networks

Of the features that are supported, you'll most likely be disappointed by the Parental Controls. You can set up multiple profiles, but each profile can hold only eight allow-only domains. You'd be better off with even a free OpenDNS Home account.

Rosewill RNX-N360RT Parental Control setup
Rosewill RNX-N360RT Parental Control setup

Table 2 summarizes key wireless settings. Note that both Personal and Enterprise (RADIUS) forms of WPA/WPA2 security are supported. Note that there is a Region control exposed on the main wireless settings page. It generally isn't a good idea to let users bypass local regulations for frequencies and transmit power levels.

Setting Options
Channel Auto, 1 - 11
Mode 11bgn mixed (default), 11b only, 11g only , 11b/g, 11n only
Bandwidth control Auto [default], 20 MHz, 40 MHz
Security WEP: Open System, Shared Key, Auto
WPA PSK (Personal): Auto/WPA/WPA2, Auto/TKIP/AES
WPA RADIUS (Enterprise): Auto/WPA/WPA2, Auto/TKIP/AES
Table 2: Wireless settings summary

There is a screenshot of the Wireless Settings screen in the gallery.

There are other screenshots in the gallery if you want a bit more of a feel for the feature set. You can also read Craig's commentary in the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND review, since many of the features (and screens) are the same.

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