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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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  • Danny T.
  • 4/23/2015 11:08:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbove the Avg tech level

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've owned this router for mor than a year now and still amazes me on how fast and seamless it makes my network becomes with it.

Lots of advance options thats need some fiddling to get working and patience. the GUI for the admin page lays it all out but some parts arent as intuitive or simple as a linksys router.

Maintains radio output very well and range goes a bit beyond my 1000 sq apt.

Open source DD-WRT option is a plus but havent had the need to implement it

Cons: Cons:

Unit heats up and gets pretty warm so its well off in an open environment.

Settings can be finicky to save as it doesnt tell you why the settings dont stick (aka formatting or how its suppose to be input it on the GUI layout)

Other Thoughts: Only wished I had more opportunities to use all of the routers features and functions but only using as a gateway and firewall for my modem.

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  • Robert R.
  • 4/17/2015 4:56:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good design

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: 2nd and 3rd party firmware available
More than enough processing power, ram and rom in design.
Good signal strength
Upgradable External antennas.
USB ports for Print server, file server, and other uses.
More than enough Wifi bandwidth for my use.
Solid design from a reliable company

Cons: Ethernet Jacks may have issues with some low-quality plugs. Get new cables or learn to crimp your own ends. (Considering that the later is needed for long runs, I highly recommend it.)

It only selects signal autodetect from channels 1, 6 and 11 in the US. This is industry standard, but it doesn't make it a good idea.
It works exceptionally well until there are over 6-9 high-strength networks in the area, so 1, 6 and 11 should be first choice until that level of spectrum density is reached.

Other Thoughts: If you need more bandwidth you should probably consider the model with 802.11ac support. However, for standard gaming and video streaming of two users, this seems to be a good fit for me.

Additionally, you may want to consider forcing devices to use the 5G band. A lot of them only read signal level, not signal to noise and don't realize that if there are tons of other 2G band networks in your area, 5G band will provide more reliable signals.

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  • Scott M.
  • 4/16/2015 3:11:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome router!

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: Awesome router! Easy setup! High speeds!

Cons: none

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  • Ron S.
  • 4/10/2015 10:48:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it!

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: STABLE, Fast, Simple to setup.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: My first router ever was junk and had to be rebooted constantly. I replaced it with a Buffalo Airstation, which was awesome, and never had to be rebooted. I was really reluctant to replace it, but after several years, our house grew to 3 PC's, 3 phones, a laptop, a tablet, a PS4, and a PS3. The old Buffalo was stable, but couldn't quite keep up. The new Asus has been super stable, and super fast. The gaming PC downloads steam games in 1/4 the time, and it doesn't interfere with regular PC use on the other band. I love this thing, and would recommend it.

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  • Steven W.
  • 4/6/2015 12:58:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

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: Solid connectivity to all wireless devices, including SMART TVs, Xbox, Android and iPhones.
Outstanding feature set
Runs cool
Very stable, never loses connections
Supports wireless streaming HD video very well
3rd party firmware availability

Cons: Cannot block wireless administrative access.

Other Thoughts: This is a quality wireless router and I am very pleased with its performance. I've owned one for over a year, just wish the priced had dropped to this low when I bought mine.

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  • Justin Z.
  • 4/4/2015 11:19:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBad ports - Loose

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: Great reviews, and compatible with 3rd party firmware

Cons: Ports are improperly designed. RJ45 jacks do not hold network cable ends tightly, so the link is constantly dropping. I have to wiggle the cables every day to correct network links.

Other Thoughts: I contacted ASUS about this, sent in with RMA, and they returned the same router without any fix. Infuriating. No more, ASUS. You're dead to me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jaz,

In behalf of ASUS I want to thank you for using our product and for posting this review. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. May we ask the RMA # for me to double check. Please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150443262 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Dona
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2015 9:23:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat as usual

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: Low cost combo router/wap with very flexible os/firmware options available.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: You know how good these are that's why your here, just buy it.

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  • Jason P.
  • 3/23/2015 6:47:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNOT FOR MOBILE DEVICES!

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: Faster wired connection than my WRT54G.

Cons: I have only owned two routers a WRT54G and this one. The WRT54G is awesome. That thing just works.

This router randomly drops my tablets and cell phones, both apple and android. However the wired connections stay strong (PC, Homeserver, PS3).

It's so frustrating when you're comfortably sitting on the couch using your tablet and BAM no internet, nothing. Or when you're watching a movie from your server, nope, not going to happen. Sometimes you'll get a couple hours of solid connectivity, but for the most part it's up and down. Doesn't matter doesn't matter if it's the 2.4 or 5 GHz, they both drop.

This is a known problem with this router, just google it, it's all over the place.

It's got the latest firmware, so that's not the issue. It's just not a solid piece of equipment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer

I definitely understand your concern in regards to your router that randomly drops wireless connectivity. I would like to assist you on this matter. Have you tried changing the control channel of the router to 1,6 or 11. You can also boost the channel bandwidth to 80 MHz for your 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz to increase the strength. Please be advised that placement takes a huge roll as well be sure to place the router up high and no near the floor as signal tends to get distorted sometimes refracted back up causing interference. Kindly email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150380764 in the subject line for a reference.

Best regards,

Manuel

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • William K.
  • 3/22/2015 7:41:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest of the Routers I Have Owned

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: Relatively easy setup. Plenty of 3rd party setup information available on the internet / you tube demos.
Excellent range (turned transmit power down to 80%) and still great coverage in my 4200 sq. ft 3 story home with basement. Great coverage in former problem areas of my home.
Recovers with no intervention after power outages.
Handles many multiple wireless devices with no issues and steady bandwidth.

Cons: Minor - it's the largest of the routers I've owned.

Other Thoughts: I have used several brands of routers (and not the cheap ones) over many years and this is my first ASUS. It by far has the best performance and coverage even with the transmit power turned down to 80%.. All of the previous routers I used would drop coverage intermittently and required resets. They also all eventually died and I suspect because the transmitters burned out. Being able to turn down the transmission power on this Asus should aid longevity. I have been using the Asus for over 5 months of continuous service with no reboots needed. I had become very cynical about routers but I have to admit that I am very impressed. The big test was a huge family party with everyone's mobile devices including our own logged in and the Asus handled all of the demand flawlessly. If this router lives long enough to my satisfaction, I will look at Asus first for its replacement. We have two home businesses and all of our wireless devices running on this router so it does get a good daily workout. Last observation - Antenna orientation makes a huge difference. We have one problem room in our house that no previous router was able to cover reliably or well and the Asus initially was not reaching it well either. By orienting one of the antennas as recommended by Asus, we now have the best coverage we've ever had anywhere in that room equaling the performance in the rest of our house. The router is located on the first floor at the front of the house so it has a lot of walls to penetrate and distance to cover.

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  • Leroy E.
  • 3/17/2015 1:16:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFAST router!

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: Speed
Ease of use
Connectivity
Looks VERY sleek and stylish

Cons: WPS doesnt reach very far but other than that, its perfect!

Other Thoughts: the only thing they could fix is the WPS range.

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