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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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  • Mark A.
  • 9/15/2014 2:34:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet Router

Pros: Super easy setup for someone who's not all that tech savvy. I was concerned about heat after reading reviews. It runs a little warm but I don't think heat is an issue at all. I'm getting 60 mbps with cable internet. The router works like a charm and build quality is high

Cons: No cons to mention.

Other Thoughts: This router was reccomended by a friend with a lot more tech knowledge than I have. You won't be disappointed if you choose to buy it

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  • Stephen D.
  • 9/15/2014 7:02:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Router

Pros: I purchased the RT-N66U to replace another brand that required it to continually be rebooted to stay working. I had no difficulty in setting up the unit and it has been in operation now for at least 8 months with zero problems. It just sits there and works.

Cons: The product has no cons but the manual is pathetic.

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  • Bruce P.
  • 9/12/2014 12:50:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent reliability, features, and interface

Pros: This is a very well built router. Qos is fantastic and downtime is practically nonexistent. The only time I've had to reboot this is to upgrade firmware or change settings. I've gone through a few routers in my time that had good reviews but were still poor, especially for time-critical apps like games or video feeds. This one really works and works well. Has many QoS options and the interface provides a lot of information.

Cons: None yet. Wifi is solid. Low-latency and jitter are consistent.

Other Thoughts: Problems are TBD but usually with routers they show up within the first few months if you're always using the internet.

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  • David S.
  • 9/11/2014 2:54:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAsus bad router

Pros: Supposed to be a great router.
Looks slick (for a router).

Cons: It doesn't work.

Bought one of these after great reviews and need for a solid router. I've had maybe 10 routers so far, and this may be the very worst. The ASUS routers used to be bulletproof. This one is totally unreliable with only decent performance otherwise.

I did not have any of the positive experiences that others had--- only difficulty and mediocre performance. I would NOT recommend, even at a fraction of the price.

Other Thoughts: Stay away.
And ASUS support is not very good.

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  • Henry C.
  • 9/8/2014 11:23:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: I bought this to replace an old Linksys G router. We have a mix of Apple, Android, and Windows devices and were resetting the linksys at least a couple of times a day. This was easy to set up and has run about six weeks without a flaw and no resets necessary.

Cons: none yet

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  • Tom W.
  • 9/8/2014 5:06:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: Works. I would by again.

Cons: Non so far except list of connected devices on main configuration panel does not reliability update. Give it enough time though and it does eventually update.

Other Thoughts: I had a Trendnet that needed to be rebooted at least once a week. This unit is solid with consistent signal, Internet speeds and doesn't need rebooting.

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  • Tyler H.
  • 9/5/2014 8:49:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTerrible format required for External storage

Pros: So it works great with internet and was a breeze to connect all my wireless devices and network running

Cons: Apparently it runs a linux kernel or something. If you want to connect large storage device and use it like a NAS or use the Aicloud feature of the router the storage device will need to be formatted to Ex3. Ex3 format isn't recognized by windows and you can't reformat you external device with windows. So if I want to unconnect my storage device from my router and connect it to my windows PC it won't work. Only way to format to Ex3 is you have to do it in linux. Fat32 format will work but it is only good for files under 4GB.

Other Thoughts: ASUS needs to make a router that will support exFat format.

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  • Christopher C.
  • 9/4/2014 3:54:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEdit of prior reveiw

Pros: if your didn't die then its likely a good product

Cons: completely died, sent off for repair. Took just under a month to get it back and the wireless antenna do not stay enabled. Tried FW rollbacks and updates all of which did not work.

Other Thoughts: every unit probably isn't this bad but after having paid what i did for it i am extremely disappointed in the lack of stability in the product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to discuss your issue with you. Please contact me and place case # N140916357 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Jeffery S.
  • 9/2/2014 6:52:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI would give it -0-, but I can't.

Pros: Fair price, nice features, good range.

Cons: Constantly has to be reset, runs hot, doesn't work in short.

Other Thoughts: Asus made a trash product in this case.

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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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