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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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RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Router

Incredible Performance With Incredible Control

From the Black Diamond series that brought the world's most powerful router, the RT-N56U, the ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless-N900 gigabit router delivers incredible performance and coverage range. With ASUSWRT, quickly setup your network, customize user access and monitor signal strength. Following the award-winning RT-N56U, the RT-N66U increases Wi-Fi speed for both 5GHz and 2.4GHz transmission by 50% up to 900Mbps. This makes the RT-N66U ideal for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as HD video steaming, multiplayer gaming, USB hard drive file sharing and USB-connected printer sharing. Built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers make the RT-N66U the perfect wireless router for larger, multi-level homes and buildings with signal range that reaches virtually any area.

RT-N66U Whether you're a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-N66U is exceptionally easy to use with CD-free, Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that let's you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connect PCs, smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices quickly. Thanks to its refined interface tools, you get control like never before. You'll be able to monitor signal strength, set up parental settings and perform other useful functions in a robust and intuitive way.

Key Features

  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent dual-band transmissions for strong signal strength and ultra-fast connection rates up to 900Mbps
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable Internet performance
  • Download Master for wireless data sorage and access to router-connected USB storage devices
  • Expanded wireless coverage with detachable high-powered antennas
  • File sharing, printer sharing and 3G sharing via multi-function twin USB ports
  • IPv6-enabled for future proof web surfing compatibility
  • ASUSWRT for easy setup, signal monitoring, and network application control

Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range

Designed with the latest in networking technology, the RT-N66U delivers exceptionally fast wired and wireless connectivity. What's more, it comes with a powerful detachable Wi-Fi antenna to further extend wireless range.


Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment

Delivering both 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands up to 450Mbps, the RT-N66U has a total speed of up to 900Mbps connectivity to provide speed with stability. Perform basic internet tasks like Web browsing and file downloading under the 2.4GHz band, while also simultaneously streaming HD content and other demanding applications smoothly on the 5GHz band.


Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage via Ai Radar

ASUS Ai Radar intelligently strengthens connections to wireless devices. With high-powered amplification and beam forming, it provides optimized signals in any direction with better coverage to improve data throughput.


Easy Setup Through Your Tablet, Smartphone or PC

With the RT-N66U, setup is simple. Simply power and connect the router and then open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a laptop or tablet. You will be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID and password listed in your manual and that's it! Now, setting up your network is easier than ever.

Powerful Functions, Easy Management

With the ASUSWRT Dashboard UI you can setup, monitor and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole new dashboard interface let's you manage all clients and settings on a single graphical interface and provides one-click updates.

Optimize Your Network for You

Do you game a lot or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-N66U has a Quality of Service (QoS) that let's you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your Web usage in a clear and graphical interface.

Two Multi-Functional Built-in USB ports

Featuring connectivity to devices, FTPs, SAMBA, UPnP AV servers and DLNA support, the RT-N66U makes sharing and networking easier with two built-in USB ports. Download HTTP, FTP, and P2P files to a router-connected USB storage device all day and without a PC. Additionally, the twin USB ports allow for networked printer and file server connections, allowing you to perform multiple tasks at once.

What's in the Box

  • RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility Software)
  • Power Adapter
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide

Specifications

    Hardware
  • Processor: Broadcom 470 @ 600MHz
  • RAM: 256MB DDR2
  • Flash: 32MB Flash
  • WAN: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet or USB 3G/4G dongle
  • LAN: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB: 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Antenna: 3 x external detachable for 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Dimensions: 207 x 148.8 x 35.5 (L x W x H)
  • Power Supply: AC Input: 100~240Vac/1.2A 50~60Hz
  • DC Output: 19V / 1.58A
  • Buttons: WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
    Wireless Features
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz (concurrent)
  • Data Rate: 802.11n (2.4GHz & 5GHz) up to 450Mbps; 802.11a/g up to 54Mbps; 802.11b up to 11Mbps
  • Output Power: High power: 2.4GHz and 5GHz (user adjustable); 802.11n 17~26 dBm; 802.11g 17~26 dBm; 802.11b up to 26 dBm
  • Encryption: 64/128 bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
  • Authentication: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS & PIN)
    Software
  • Network Protocol: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE support), PPTP, L2TP IPv4, IPv6
  • DHCP: Server, Client, DHCP, Client list, IP and MAC binding
  • QoS: WMM, User definable rule for IP/MAC, Port, Protocol, upload and download bandwidth management
  • Port Forwarding: Port forward, Port Trigger, UPnP, DMZ
  • Dynamic DNS: ASUS DDNS, DynDNS, TZO, ZONEEDIT
  • NAT Pass through: IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, RTSP pass through, PPPoE relay
  • Firewall: NAT and SPI, intrusion detection, DoS protect, Port filter, MAC filter
  • Access Control: Parental controls, MAC filter, Network service filter, URL filter
  • Management: Network map, Traffic monitor, Performance tuning, Telnet server, System log
  • Operation Mode: Router Mode, AP Mode
  • Download Master: Support BT, NZB, HTTP, FTP, E2DK download; Support encryption: DHT, PEX and Magnet Link; Upload and download bandwidth control; Download scheduling
  • DLNA Server: Image: JPEG; Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV, PCM, MP4, LPCM, OGG; Video: ASF, AVI, DIVX, MP2P, MPEG, MPG, TS, VOB, WMV, MKV, MOV
  • Printer Server: Multifunctional printer support
  • File Server: Samba server & FTP server with account management
  • VPN Server: PPTP VPN server

  RT-N53 RT-N56U RT-N66U
RT-N53RT-N56URT-N66U
© 2012 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications are subject to change without notice and features are only in select models. Products may not be available in all markets. Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.


 


Learn more about the ASUS RT-N66U

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
RT-N66U

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
Network Protocols
IPv4, IPv6
Security
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
LEDs
LAN x 4, WAN x 1, AIR x 2, USB x 1
Buttons
Reset, WPS, Power
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 450+450Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4G~2.4835GHz / 5.1~5.8GHz
Antenna
3 x Detachable antenna
Interface
2 x USB 2.0
VPN support
PPTP, L2TP, IPSec
Power Adapter
AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.58 A current
Wireless Adapter included
No
Dimensions
207 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm (WxDxH)
Weight
450g

Features

Features
Firewall & Access Control:
Firewall: SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

Management: UPnP, DLNA, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Triger, Virtual Server, DMZ

WAN Connection Type:
Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Dual Link support
Multicast Proxy support

2 x USB2.0 support got Printer sharing or HDD sharing

2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Transmissions for Strong Signal Strength and Ultra-Fast Connection Rates up to 900Mbps

Gigabit Ethernet Ports for the Fastest, Most Reliable Internet Performance

Download Master for Wireless Data Storage and Access to Router-Connected USB Storage Devices

Expanded Wireless Coverage with Detachable High-Powered Antennas

File Sharing, Printer Sharing, and 3G Sharing via Two Multi-Functional Built-in USB Ports

ASUSWRT Dashboard UI for Easy Setup, Signal Monitoring, and Network Application Control.

Packaging

Package Contents
RT-N66U wireless router
Stand
RJ-45 cable
Power adapter
Warranty card
Quick start guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Bryant B.
  • 4/16/2014 5:14:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsChange of heart

Pros: works as previously mentioned but continues to hang about every three days if left untouched.

Cons: hangs about every three days.

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  • jeffrey y.
  • 4/15/2014 3:54:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Super fast and great range I can go outside my house and about 50 feet from the house and still have a full signal ni loss of speed so that's awesome but you better set up a secure connection bc I'm pretty sure my neighbors have a great signal for my wifi as well.

Cons: None at all

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  • Jamie Z.
  • 4/15/2014 11:38:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: Works great a lot of options.

Cons: None as of yet.

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  • George R.
  • 4/14/2014 11:41:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: -Runs cool
-stable
-fast
-plenty of options

Cons: -signal strength was ok, but not as good as i thought it would be
-price happened to drop a few days after i got it.

Other Thoughts: The only reason i am giving it one egg less is mainly due to the signal strength...its still great and i can connect from my bedroom to living room with about 4 strength on most of my devices but sometimes i see a dip below half. Regardless, performs rather well and was a step up from my linksys router.

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  • Kenneth D.
  • 4/12/2014 2:03:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding!

Pros: I have been a die hard Linksys fan for years (WRT-54G callout). This is the first router I have ever owned that I did not have a need to modify firmware. For stock firmware, this device provides every option you will generally need for customizing operations...short of DD-WRT firmware options (which I have not had a need to try on this unit yet). I replaced a Linksys 300N and have noticed remarkable improvement in reception (I live in an older house with a lot of metal in the walls). I especially like that you can add custom antennas to boost reception (amazing difference over stock antennas which are decent enough). Range for my wireless is easily doubled (have not tested max distance yet).
ASUS also thought of the underside cooling as the stand lifts the bottom up a good two inches for better airflow. They did an outstanding job on this device!

Cons: This guy runs hot. This thing does run hot so you will want to make sure there is proper ventilation for the unit. Not hot to where you can't touch it nor am I worried of fire or whatnot...just use your common sense here.

Other Thoughts: Some have complained about connecting printers to the USB port. I am not sure why router manufacturers have not been able to fix these issues but remember, these are network devices so your printer's comm requirements may vary...like many of my IT brethren, I HATE printers.

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  • Bryant B.
  • 4/11/2014 5:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Samba server, built in VPN client and server, no need to change bios to wrt to use a vpn. FTP (9mbps), and DLNA streams 1080I flawlessly, 2 USB 2.0 ports to share your hard drive across your network.

Cons: day 3 it flaked out and i had to restart it. but since it has been fine.

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  • Michael J.
  • 4/10/2014 7:11:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome router!

Pros: Was worried this wouldn't make a difference over my TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 I replaced. But wow - what a difference! Now I get maximum bandwidth from my time warner connection and get coverage all over my 2300 sq ft house. No crazy flashing leds.

Cons: Maybe kinda expensive but definitely worth it

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 4:35:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsvery happy

Pros: Very happy with this router after a DD-WRT flash of my RT-N16 messed up my UPNP from my WHS 2011 server. Options are great and it's been fairly reliable....except for one thing. Pleased with firmware and ease of use. Don't feel compelled to flash to DD-WRT. Everything in the menus works quickly.

Cons: I have to reset the router whenever I power off my printer....took me forever to figure out why my network printer would sporadically function. Probably a pro for some people, but I have to add each MAC address to both 2.4 and 5Ghz lists.

Other Thoughts: USB shared drive didn't work with my Sans Digital box....don't know if the problem is unique to a box like that since it's not exactly a simple external drive.

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  • Donald B.
  • 4/9/2014 5:51:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product -- Poor RMA Policy

Pros: Blazing speed. Great reception at distance. Easy to setup and maintain. I used this for our home network, which has a dozen systems, plus many mobile devices. The furthest point is about 75 feet and the reception was still great.

Cons: RMA policy is poor for their wireless products. They do not allow cross shipping for wireless products. I've had this router for about 18 months when it died. Tech support told me they would ship me a new one in five to seven days in addition to shipping there and back. So, I was looking at about two weeks with no Internet access.

Other Thoughts: I will still RMA this one. I already purchased a new router that is not ASUS, which is a shame, since I have always liked their products. However, supporting their products is just as important as creating good products. Frankly, if they only had a one year warranty and this happened, I would have simply purchased a new one.

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  • Mark H.
  • 4/7/2014 4:37:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast of a Wireless Router

Pros: The Dark Knight looks pricey, but I probably won't need another wireless router for a darn long time. 2.4/5.0 frequency so you can get out of the overcrowded 2.4 area. I live in a college town, so they are all buying the lower one and doubt they have the capability for 5.0.

Quite a lot of options for Cloud access, VPN, two USB slots, Guest Network, Traffic Manager, Digital Server, etc.

Cons: Wish it could power my 1TB external drive, so that could be my cloud. ;) I have to be satisfied with sticks.

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