Rosewill T600N Dual-Band Gigabit Router - Web Interface Setup

Article Index
Rosewill T600N Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Features and Specifications
Web Interface Setup
Testing and Conclusion

Web Interface & Setup:

Most of the interface of the T600N is pretty straight forward and there isn't much point in me stating obvious things.  We will take a look at independent wireless setup that is virtually identical for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.  We'll show that you can have up to four different SSIDs per wireless band and eight in total.  This makes this router one of the more flexible router options around - if you need multiple networks for public and private access.

System Staus

System Status

As with pretty much every wireless router these days, you can choose manual setup with a custom pass-phrase or use WPS.  It's also nice to see that you can specify up to four separate SSIDs and security features for both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks.  You could have a lot of fun with these SSIDs.  Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands worked very well and I was able to connect to the network using either the pass-phrase or the WPS button.

Wireless 2.4GHz - Basic
Wireless 2.4GHz - Basic

Wireless 2.4GHz - Security
Wireless 2.4GHz - Security

   

Wireless 2.4GHz - WPS
Wireless 2.4GHz - WPS

Wireless 2.4GHz - Policy
Wireless 2.4GHz - Policy

 

The wireless setup is exactly the same for both bands - other than the channel choices for the wireless signal.  Other than than, SSID, Security, WPS and more are all the same.  The interface on the router isn't flashy as you can see, but it is more than adequate and actually is very snappy to work with.  When you apply settings from most sections, the router "restarts the module" and this takes 15 seconds - as opposed to a full router reboot that takes 45-60 seconds.

For big things - such as changing subnets, internet access and so on, a router reboot is required, but overall it is pretty quick and allows you to keep working in the router setup during a lot of this process.  Years ago, I had a Netgear router that required a 90 second reboot after ever change - this took a long time to do a "quick setup".  Thankfully, Rosewill has this pretty well in hand.

Advanced Setup:

A few interesting settings on this router fall under the "Advanced" area.  There is a "Hardware Accelerator" that can be enabled, but if you do, you won't have any QoS options available.  We tested the router both ways and found that QoS was hard to test in our particular environment with the upload and internet a bit flaky here at BCCHQ South, but it seems to work ok.  When tested with Hardware Acceleration enabled - I never noticed a performance boost either.  The router ran very well both ways.  It's doesn't have the fastest wired throughput, but it's certainly not the slowest either.  Perhaps in an environment with 30-50 connected devices, hardware acceleration would help.  During our standard tests, it wasn't noticeable. 

Advanced - NAT
Advanced - NAT

Advanced - Port Map
Advanced - Port Map

Advanced - Port Forward
Advanced - Port Forward

 

There are more images of the interface that we didn't include in the review to save pages of information that is pretty basic.  Make sure to check out the gallery here.  On the last page we'll take a look at the performance of the T600N router and see how it performs.