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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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  • Matthew L.
  • 2/3/2016 6:22:37 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEasy to set up

This review is from: 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

Pros: Easy to set up and use

Cons: Died after not even 18 months of use. Its just me and my wife in the house. We stream from our chromebox, which is direct wired in, stream from xbox, and otherwise general web use on our laptop and phones. This got so bad that even wired connections would constantly drop. My wireless speed tests would range from 0.86 mbps to all of a sudden 54.6 mbps, then back down into the 0.XX range again.

Other Thoughts: Would not purchase again

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  • Chris H.
  • 1/14/2016 5:34:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNew 8/24/2014 and just died.

This review is from: 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

Pros: Was good while it lasted

Cons: I expected the life of this thing to last way longer than it did.

Other Thoughts: Not too happy with the life span.

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  • Ryan I.
  • 1/13/2016 5:23:27 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked for 1.5 years

This review is from: 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

Pros: Has many of the advanced features I was looking for that most ISP routers don't have / allow

Cons: No cons, worked great for a while. Did everything I needed it to.

Other Thoughts: The router worked great for the first year and a half, now it is starting to drop packets at random times and I have not found a solution to the problem.

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  • Wayne K.
  • 1/10/2016 2:45:02 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAnother asus router bites the dust

This review is from: 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

Pros: Worked ok when it was working

Cons: 1 Month out of warranty and the power supply is dying. Went to use my tablet and could not get connected. looked at router and no lights on. Got my volt meter out and no output out of wall wart. So I guess I will see if I can find one of them somewhere.

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  • Julio L.
  • 12/11/2015 4:03:15 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked for a few years until the faulty button gave out

This review is from: 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

Pros: It worked for about 3 years without issue.

Cons: As with a lot of other people who have owned this router, it seems to come with a faulty power button. The power button fails and doesnt stay down when you push it in and thus the router no longer stays powered on unless you hold the button in or somehow jerry rig it down.

Other Thoughts: @Asus Support: Can you please tell us the model number of the power switch? My router is 3 years old and past its warranty, I know how to take the router apart and can solder the power switch off myself. However I dont know the model number of the power switch or an equivalent power switch that will work. Otherwise my only option will be to solder the proper pins together to keep the router always powered on which I would prefer to not have to do.

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  • Vincent H.
  • 11/25/2015 11:48:28 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPower switch broke in under 2 years

This review is from: 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

Pros: - Nice specs
- asus merlin firmware
- parental controls, url filtering, other advanced tools

Cons: The power button doesn't stick anymore. This is a common problem with this router if you search. I literally have to stick a toothpick in it for the button to stay in. At least it broke in 1 year and 11 months so I can RMA it, but I expected a high end router to not break this soon.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/22/2015 9:08:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoing Great So Far!

This review is from: 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

Pros: I like the General settings of the router controls. Very simple to set up and also easy to control who gets access to the router. Strong signal from second floor to first floor and across my house.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Ashley M.
  • 10/26/2015 9:18:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsConfigurable for tech nerds/experts

This review is from: 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

Pros: Configurable with merlin DD-WRT. Support for certificate and https access, web interface. Openvpn. DynDNS. Most of what you could ask for on a router.(Even radius support if wanted).

Cons: A bit expensive. Requires technical knowledge for proper configuration.

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  • Matthew H.
  • 10/25/2015 12:49:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot even a year of use and it's getting quirky

This review is from: 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

Pros: Warranty
It's Asus
Speed
WRT compatible
WiFi antenna are standard and can be swapped for higher-end ones.

Cons: Long-term reliability is an issue.
Dropping speeds at random.
Needs rebooting on a somewhat regular basis.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this through Newegg May this year. I haven't even gotten a full year out of it before having issues. At random times my network WAN speeds will drop and lock in around 2mbs (they're supposed to be 50+). A quick "hard reboot" of the router and I'm back to 50+ again. I and my ISP have ran several checks, and it's indeed the router. I replaced it with a lower end D-link I had, and for a several weeks no issues... dropped the ASUS back into the mix and within a few days I'm back to 2mbs till I reboot it. It's random though so it may go a few days it may go a week or two, but it's consistent. You can imagine how annoying this can be if you're trying to watch a movie or play a game. I can't say this is what I expect from an ASUS product, especially one with this many good reviews.

Just for info: I've updated the firmware with the latest ASUS factory one. I've never installed WRT or anything other than ASUS factory firmware. I've factory reset it twice and reconfigured it again with my custom settings after testing it with just the basic settings. It's being used in combination with a SB-6141 modem. The network cabinet is well cooled with active cooling and on a UPS with voltage filtering. There shouldn't be any issues with this thing lasting years in the conditions I keep it in.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with ASUS router. Please allow me to assist you.

May I know the firmware version that is currently installed to the router, are you also experiencing this issue with your wired and wireless connection? have you tried changing the channel bandwidth? are you experiencing this connection issue with your 2.4 or 5 GHz frequency?

If you need further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151089961 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Guy S.
  • 10/16/2015 10:21:23 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPower switch failed

This review is from: 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

Pros: Worked well, while it worked.

Cons: Power switch failed spontaneously, without being touched. And I never use the power switch.

Other Thoughts: Purchased the router in Nov 2012. Today, the power switch spontaneously failed, apparently without being touched. Only way to get it to work is to jam the power switch on with a clamp, cable tie, or something. Unit is out of warranty. Called several local repair shops and they all tell me the power switch is not repairable. Power switch really should not fail (and I don't know why they even have one when it is easy enough to pull the power cable to turn it off).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Guy S,

We're very sorry to know that our product didn't meet your expectations. We will be glad to help you out with any issues you may encounter on our products. I do understand that you're having an issue with the power button. Would you please provide the serial number (S/N) of your router? I just want to check the warranty of your unit.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me back at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N151061724 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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