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ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

  • Up to 900Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Download Master for Wireless Data Storage
  • Detachable High-Powered Antennas
  • Two USB Ports
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jonathon S.
  • 8/24/2014 10:21:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Router while it lasted

Pros: Fast router, bursting with features, with a very slick web interface.

Cons: Runs very hot. So hot, you can't even touch some of the metal parts on the back without getting burned. I've read many people mention this. I dont really care how hot it runs as long as the router design can accommodate the heat, but I admit as a seasoned computer professional, I seriously wondered about the effect of that constant high temp. Well, my worst thoughts have come to pass. At only 11 months from the date of purchase, a single LAN port failed. I had one spare port, so i moved my device there as a temp work-around and called Asus support. They did an RMA and said I would receive an email with instructions. One week went by and no email, so I call back. They assure me that my RMA is in progress, and again told me I would get an email within 24 hours. Again no email for a week. I call back a 3rd time. Finally this 3rd rep tells me that the emails were not sent because I provided an invalid S/N. Really? - they couldnt have emailed that info to me, or told me that it was bad when I was on the call? And I gave the wrong S/N, BTW, because on their label the "I" looks very much like a "1". This 3rd rep also takes the time to explain the RMA policy which others did not do. Turns out Asus USA will repair your router only, and they want almost 3 weeks to do that, and you pay the shipping to the repair center. Not at all what I expected on a $200 purchase. And who can be without Internet for 3 weeks - the router is the central nervous system of the home network - its a ridiculous policy/process for a router - I expected a replacement and a box to return the broken router. Well - Live and learn. Then just before I was going to send the router out to them, the N66u completely died. I can still get to the web config, utility and the router still has wifi signal, but the LAN and WAN ports are all brain-dead. Front Panel lights are on that should not be, and other lights are off that should be on. I had to config my Vonage box as a router to sub-in for the defective N66U - good thing I had that.

Other Thoughts: I have been a Asus fan for years and buy many of their products from MBs, to Drives, to Routers. This was my 4th Asus router. I have had router power supplies die (SMC and DLink), but this is the first time i've had the router itself die. I am really disappointed with Asus support system, and the companies integrity. I strongly believe this is heat related issue and Asus is not offering anything extra to offset the inconvenience to its customers resulting from their design flaw. They need a better service solution - replacement routers, service centers in major cities, or better repair turn-around time. Asus has missed the mark on this one.

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  • Marcus L.
  • 8/24/2014 7:40:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Router, East Setup

Pros: dual band, host of admin options

Cons: still want more range

Other Thoughts: I've had this router for 6+ months now and have not had any problems using it. Setup out of the box was easy and I had my network up and running in less than 30 minutes. The admin tools are great and give you a good look at what is going on with your network once you get it setup. You can see all of your connected devices, the band that they are on, and how strong the signal is between them. A nice feature is the GUEST setting that allows you to set up temp passwords for people visiting without actually having to give up your main passwords.

Router itself has 4 LAN wired gigabit ethernet ports in the back which makes it nice to use as a hub for the rest of the house. Current setup, we have this in a network box on the 3rd floor. It streams wireless throughout and sends wired signal to four separate room. The wireless signal does drop off with distance though which is not a knock on the router given that the signal is traveling through walls, floors, etc. Just be aware in case you have a big place. I ended up purchasing a replacement antenna which kicked the signal up from the included 3dbi-5dbi antenna to 9 dbi. Signal strength did improve so replacement worked well for me.

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 8/22/2014 5:36:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad out of box AGAIN!!

Pros: This would be a really cool router, IF IT WORKED!

Cons: Fails every day. This is the second one I've had (RMA'd the first one and going to request a refund on this so I can try a different brand. Asus just isn't what it used to be. This one fails in a similar, but different way than the first did. The first one would lose connectivity and only return with a power cycle (reset didn't do it) but cycling power loses all settings. THIS one loses connectivity every day, but the Reset button does nothing, literally, it won't even reset the unit at times. One time I held the button for 80 seconds and it did nothing. Cycled power and still had no connectivity, pressed and held Reset for only 5 sec this time and it works again. Of course now I have to reload my settings again. This is not worth your time or money. Buy something else.

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  • Michael K.
  • 8/22/2014 3:01:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: Fast, reliable, 5Ghz band, this router is amazing, especially compared to what I came from, loving it so far, fast connection speeds, slick looking, great router

Cons: Forgot my admin user and password for the web GUI but I think that's just a me issue, and it works anyway, I have no need to adjust settings so I'm fine, just a bummer that I don't have many 5Ghz capable devices

Other Thoughts: All around great router, sexy packaging, sexy look

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  • Peleg M.
  • 8/21/2014 6:47:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed so far

Pros: Very nice interface, a lot of configuration options, Firewall, VPN, dual band wireless, very easy to setup.

Cons: No wall mounting options, seems to run very hot.

On the second day of ownership, I am not longer able to reach https://192.168.1.1 to manage the device. To me that's a deal breaker. This device was supposed to be an upgrade for an older Netgear.

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  • William L.
  • 8/19/2014 5:18:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Kit!

Pros: Beautiful interface, FAST, easy installation, USB ports for cloud hard drives, built in media serving.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as a bundle with the edimax n300 wireless access point. I am amazed at the speeds I'm getting wirelessly with the access point and this router.

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  • James G.
  • 8/17/2014 12:00:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat While it Worked.

Pros: Fast. Great Signal Strength and Distance. Has every feature you could want. Easy to setup

Cons: Only lasted me a year. The power supply died and now I have to deal with ASUS tech support and warranty department.

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  • Brent W.
  • 8/16/2014 11:20:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 2.5 yrs and no issues, rarely reset it and handles 3 wired devices and 3-10 wireless with not as much as a hiccup.

Cons: gets warm but nothing to bad!

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 8/10/2014 6:14:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad out of the box

Pros: Really cool features.

Cons: Loses wireless connections. Cycling power causes entire device to reset to default settings.

Other Thoughts: Working on an RMA now, will see how functional on the replacement is (if I get one, it shows Out of Stock right now).

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  • Dennis B.
  • 8/9/2014 11:20:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolved Our Problems

Pros: Easy setup, excellent coverage, good price, small footprint.

Cons: None noted in 4 months of continuous usage.

Other Thoughts: This replaced my Linksys E2000 which I then reconfigured as an access point. We had to locate our primary router at one end of a 2000 square foot ranch style house and coverage petered out after about twenty feet. The RT-N66U gave us near whole-house coverage, and with the access point at the other end of the house we have 3 bars everywhere, even in our back yard living area. I haven't figured out what to do with the Trendnet bridge yet, but at this price who cares? Highly recommended, after years of frustration with poor wireless coverage and complicated setups.

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