Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless Reviews

Routing Features - more

Figure 8 shows that both User and Group level permissions are supported (the Admin and Guest accounts come pre-set).

Disk Admin (Users and Groups)
Click to enlarge image

Figure 8: Disk Admin (Users and Groups)

Since I neglected to test the Airport Extreme's NAS feature performance, I made sure that I put NAS testing on my to-do list for this review. Figure 8a shows read and write results for large file sizes with a gigabit LAN connection. The large filesize write and read average throughputs of 3.8 and 4.4 MBytes/sec, respectively, place the 600N dead last in our 1000 Mbps NAS chart rankings.

The 1000 Mbps ranking with small filesizes places the 600N about mid-chart with 76.8 MB/s, but next to last for read with 7.8 MB/s.

NAS Performance - 1000 Mbps LAN connection

Figure 8a: NAS Performance - 1000 Mbps LAN connection

A UPnP AV media server can be enabled (disabled by default), with the only other control being a directory scan interval. I didn't test this server.

Media Server
Click to enlarge image

Figure 9: Media Server

The last server included is an FTP (the ProFTPD 1.3.0 Server, actually), which is disabled by default. Figure 10 shows that you can set the server port and enable Internet access, as well as set up special FTP folders to access.

FTP Server
Click to enlarge image

Figure 10: FTP Server

I confirmed that the Internet Access feature works by setting the FTP port to 210, then successfully connecting to an FTP session on the WAN side of the router. But the opened port doesn't appear anywhere in the Status or Applications & Gaming pages, an omission that should be fixed.

The FTP folders appear to be separate from the network shares, with their own "partitions". I had similar problems setting up FTP folders as I did in setting up shares, but this time wasn't able to successfully set up an FTP folder. In all, both the file and FTP folder setup and editing could use some work to make them more reliable and easier to use. You should also be able to use the web interface to browse and access all FTP and share folders.

Note that the 600N does not include a USB print server.

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi, I recently bought an Asus RT-AC1900P router with version in it and now I want to install Merlin Firmware.When clicking the "uplo...
Well how do I setup QOS when I am using browser extension SSL VPN on port 7070? Currently it shows untracked so QOS does nothing for my browser as it ...
Folks, mostly new to the forums here. I've been reading more and more and setting up my recently purchase RT-AX88U with the likes of Skynet/Diverson/A...
I get no errors it looked like it updated fine but when I logged back on it still says I need to update to 384.14_2. Any ideas?
My AC86U is currently running around 100%. The actually core use switches around but the total stays around 100-102%. I saw this happen once before an...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3