Applications & Gaming
In the Applications & Gaming group you can set up certain services and protocols to work with NAT and define traffic priorities. Port forwarding rules are specified on the Single Port Forwarding and Port Range Forwarding pages.
Port triggering rules are specified on the appropriate page, too:
On the DMZ page you can choose one machine on the router’s local network that will be fully accessible from the outside.
Traffic priorities can be specified flexibly and effectively on the QoS page. You can do the same for the wireless traffic, too. We guess this is one of the best implementations of QoS we’ve ever seen.
The last but one group is called Administration and contains all of the router’s service functions. The Management page offers various settings that fall into three categories: Setup Manager access parameters, UPnP protocol settings, settings backup.
The router’s log files can be viewed on the Log page. Although they are divided into topics, each particular log is not very informative. Moreover, there is no log of the router’s system events.
The Diagnostics page is a pretty interface for the basic network commands Ping and Traceroute.
You can reset the router’s settings to their Factory Defaults and perform a Firmware Upgrade on the appropriate pages.
The last menu group is Status. It offers information about the router’s WAN, LAN and wireless interfaces. The information is not extensive, and there is no page showing the status of the router itself.
Summing it up, the WRT350N’s Setup Manager is good overall, yet has some limitations we have mentioned in our description.