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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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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2015 7:05:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

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: When its working it works great, fairly easy setup as well.

Cons: Endless problems with router randomly doing hard resets on itself, 2.4ghz band sometimes won't connect, gets extremely hot with 2 desktops plugged in over LAN and 2 phones on 5ghz, usually only 1 or 2 doing anything. Contacted Asus for warranty but random hard resets is my fault so they won't do anything. I've never once owned a good Asus product. Internet service guy said he uses this for gaming and 10 months ago I didn't know anything about computers so I bought it. BAD CHOICE

Other Thoughts: I seem to have horrible luck with Asus so maybe yours will work fine. Every Asus product I've given into trying dies after a few months. I'm done paying high dollar for something that only works well for a short time. I'd rather have slow if it was always dependable at least. Wish I knew when I bought this that wired internet is so much faster and cheaper than 5ghz wifi. I would have just bought some cheap router for the phones and hard wired the gaming rigs in the beginning.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We want to thank you for posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the router. you. I understand that you are dissapointed with the router please allow me to assist you. How long do you have the router with your and since when did you experience this issue? Please try to powercycle the router and the modem then wait for ten seconds turn it on again and press the router's reset button for 8 seconds and try to set it up again and monitor the routers performance.

Please try also using a different Ethernet cable and check if the issue will still exist. Please make sure also that the router's firmware is updated as it is made to make the router's performance better.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150876617 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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  • Eric B.
  • 8/19/2015 9:41:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

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: Great signal strength; Stable connection with many (30+) devices in the household.

Cons: None

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  • Joseph W.
  • 7/27/2015 12:14:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsASUS RT-N66U

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: Really liked this router. Did not think I would need to upgrade for quite awhile.

Cons: Power switch failed after 3 years, 4 months. Kind of odd that it failed when I never use the switch.

Other Thoughts: Power button won't stay engaged. I'm using duct tape to keep it in. Must be a common failure, I read that jambing a toothpick also works.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Joseph,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect but first can I have the unit's serial number for me to check the unit's warranty?

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #M150776605 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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  • Jamie A.
  • 7/19/2015 6:52:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAll was fine until???

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: This has probably been the highest performing router that I have owned. The user interface worked well and was easy to navigate.

Cons: 10 months in service and it became unresponsive. # LEDs flash and then all LEDs flash repeatedly. It does run hotter than most routers so I keep it in a well ventilated place.

Other Thoughts: Will try to RMA and see how that process goes.

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  • ROBERT B.
  • 7/18/2015 12:12:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

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: Very good interface.

Cons: Dropped connections increased with time. Dozens of times a day.
SSIDS changed to "admin" during other configuration changes.
5Ghz range so short that it is unusable.
Configuring Guest access whacked regular access. Apparently Guest is not concurrent with regular access.
Seems to reboot on it's own frequently.

Other Thoughts: Maybe a firmware update may ameliorate some of the problems.
I'm going to try to RMA.
BTW I just bought a WiFi range extender that I elected to return since there are so many problems with this unit. $13+ return shipping cost.
I bought this because of the 4 stars.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Robert,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. I apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. May I know the firmware version that you have with the router? also have you tried resetting the unit to factory defaults and set up the router again?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150756143 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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  • Casey B.
  • 7/17/2015 6:12:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLook Elsewhere Guys

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 looked really slick and has a ton of features that you can access with ease. How much all of them actually work I honestly don't know because I never had to utilize them and wanted a dual band router that had amazing signal which this does (when it works).

Cons: The week after I get this thing setup and going my roommate starts having problems with his laptop connecting....I think to myself "it must be on his end because this baby is brand spanking new". As the days go on I find out my phone, laptop and other devices are having troubles either connecting or staying connected to this thing. It looks really pretty but now its just a 150 dollar set piece that acts as my lan port. Much like printers its 2015 and we haven't improved much on routers as far as reliability.

Other Thoughts: I know its enticing guys....its Asus....its pretty.....it has the spec list that makes you drool and even some positive reviews on here. But I'm saying this now that the second this thing flubs on ya remember my review and do what you can to get your money back asap! I probably won't give Asus money on another router and will opt for the cheaper solutions that sacrifice features > for reliability and not vice-versa.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Casey,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Which frequency are you experiencing the issue? what is also your distance from the device when you are trying to connect to the router and what devices? was the router's firmware updated?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150756209 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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  • Daniel M.
  • 7/15/2015 11:23:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFantastic until it broke

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: Going from B/G to N was amazing. This router reached areas in my house that were never touched by wireless before. Never had issues with connectivity. Firmware is easy to understand.

Cons: After 2.5 years, it broke. The power button will no longer stay pushed in. It's a mechanical failure. The warranty is only 2 years so Asus told me that I was out of luck and would have to pay for the repair. I won't do that. I'll try super glue first. Was truly disappointed that they wouldn't cover something since it's a mechanical issue...5-6 months after the warranty expired. Oh well, I won't buy from them again for awhile.

Other Thoughts: I did wish that the firmware had more options. Always wanted to throttle different MACs. You can kind of do this through their firmware, but it's not easy and doesn't seem to work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Daniel,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with your router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Please be advised that the unit has limited manufacturers warranty. For more information about the warranty coverage please check the link below.

https://www.asus.com/ph/Networking/RTN66U/HelpDesk_Warranty/

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case#N150742203 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kyle J.
  • 7/12/2015 4:23:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSeemed like a good WiFi router, not reliable

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: Good interface
Good features

Cons: Not reliable
Runs really hot

Other Thoughts: I bought this WiFi router based on the large number of good reviews.

I was hoping to find something a little more robust than the typical consumer level WiFi router.

Unfortunately, this is not that router.

Within a few days I was having to reboot the device almost daily, sometimes even a couple times per day.

So far I've determined it's only the WiFi portion that has problems. Even when I can't connect wireless, the wired ports are still working and I can browse the internet or log into the device. The wireless logs don't show any problem.

The problem:
When connected wireless, the connection will just randomly drop. This occurs not just on a windows 8 notebook but also other devices like Chromecast. When I attempt to re-connect to the device, the connection fails. The WiFi SSID is still broadcasting, but devices cannot connect to it. The only way to get it to connect again is to power off the device and power it back on.

It shipped with the latest firmware, so there is nothing to update their.

This behavior is pretty random, sometimes it will run for days, other times I have to re-boot it several times in one day.

I regret spending extra money on this device, its less reliable than a cheap Linksys.

Perhaps I just got a bad one, but this thing is garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kyle,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with your router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Can we have more information about the issue? are you experiencing this from both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency? Have you tried the unit with different wireless computer or other wireless devices and check the connection if its stable?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150758539 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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  • Anonymous
  • 7/8/2015 8:01:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 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: Easy to set up out of the box.
TONS of features (QoS, VPN, Controls, updates.)
2 USB ports!

Cons: CAT 5e cable included instead of a CAT 6. Not TOO big of a difference, but still. Not worth docking an egg.

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  • George N.
  • 6/20/2015 12:13:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFantastic - but broke down in 5 months

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 router while it was functional.
I absolutely loved it for functioning across great distances, with an awesome signal strength and quality, even through several thick walls.

Cons: For about a week, all types of devices linked to this router are showing a very strong signal at a distance of approx 40 feet, but the signal quality is not good, and it keeps disconnecting.

Running a speed test from this 40 foot distance will cause the router to break down, disconnecting almost all devices (mostly happening on the 2.4 GHz frequency)

Other Thoughts: This router worked properly for 5 months, and about a week ago it just started limping, disconnecting, failing to re-connect ...

I will send it to ASUS for a warranty replacement, and I will update my experience in here.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear George,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

We are sorry to hear your experience with the router. Have you tried changing the channel bandwidth of the router?please check your logs to see if there is any issue or if there are signs that the firmware wasn't loaded properly during an update? Usually, reconfiguring the wireless setup will re-established internet connection. If the problem persists, the WLAN driver or network services was corrupted, resetting the system to factory settings should resolve internet connection. For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case #N150669125 in the subject line for a reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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