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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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  • John L.
  • 7/28/2014 1:52:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill loving it

Pros: Pretty darn good overall. Easy setup, good user interface with many options that are well organized. I think this would be easy for anyone with basic tech skills to setup. Router works well in and around my house. Use it to keep our two smartphones and tablets connected wirelessly and use the wired router portion to keep our desktops and network printer connected. This is faster than the Gamerlounge router it replaced and that was pretty fast. Range on the wireless is good it should cover most houses or small businesses.

Cons: OK so after 11 months almost to the day after I purchased it the power button broke. I have never pressed the power button except to turn it on the first time I plugged it in. It just quit working. It would stay on if I held it all the way in but otherwise it was off. Asus took it in RMA under warranty and replaced it with a brand new one. Glad I still had my old router handing around for the couple weeks it took to get replaced.

Other Thoughts: I am still happy with this despite the broken power button and would have given it 5 eggs if it had not had the problem.

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  • Adam J.
  • 7/26/2014 2:48:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: Simple setup. Has support for DDNS, OpenVPN, and USB print server. Easy to install custom firmware (MerlinWRT, DD-WRT). Great range.

Cons: Quirky USB print server software. The program did not initially recognize the router. A reboot fixed the problem, but thought I should mention it.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend flashing the latest building of MerlinWRT to this router as soon as you get it. The bug fixes and extra such as JFFS scripting are a must. The addition of the JFFS scripting allowed me to easily setup a second VLAN path to have GUI access to my bridged DSL modem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2014 5:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome.

Pros: As most reviews said, install is cake. UI isn't bad at all. Don't recommend the ASUS firmware (stock or updated).
Had some connection issues at first, but named the bands differently and put the latest Merlin firmware on it, and it's now the most stable router I've ever used.
No drops, no lag, no resets. Flashing Merlin or any firmware couldn't be easier, nothing close to the runaround some other, older routers were.
Antennas and stand are great for setup in odd or tight areas, good for directing signal if you don't have it in the center of the house.

Cons: Stock firmware is junk, takes some tweaking beyond low-level tech ability.

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  • Davdi G.
  • 7/24/2014 11:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStop Working after 2 Months

Pros: Easy set up and fast connection, until it suddenly stopped working.

Cons: Suddenly stopped working. ASUS tech support said it was a malfunctioning unit. Have to send back for repair and be without wireless for 5-7 days.

Called this online company where I bought the router for assistance, but since it is more than 30 days since it was order (a little over 60 days), I was out of luck. They couldn't help. I needed to contact ASUS for return. I wish I would have bought the unit locally. That is where I am going to have to do so I can have wireless, then will have 2 routers.

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  • Carlos G.
  • 7/22/2014 12:58:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: dual band, range, speed, USB, guest login

Cons: non-really, do wish USB ports where 3.0 instead of 2.0.

Other Thoughts: Only use as AP, as Verizon MI424WR is my primary. Previously had Linksys WRT54G as AP. From where router is set (bedroom) to front door 25 feet hardly no range due to concrete walls with constant disconnects. With RT-N66U I get fair range with no disconnects on both bands. I have no reception in front of building, but get about 200-250 ft in the rear with 2.4GHz.

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/21/2014 11:22:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGot a dud!

Pros: Worked great - when it worked. More features than you can shake a stick at.

Cons: After just 3 days it started dropping the WAN connection. Tested this by plugging a PC and a cheap rosewill RNX 300 router to the cable modem. Worked great in both instances. Then plugged ASUS back in and rebooted everything. Still no connect after an hour of repeatedly trying. Then It became really slow and unresponsive just trying to get into the router setup. Even plugged in with a gigabit wired connection. So already having problems less than a week in is totally unacceptable. Boxed it back up and it is going back for a refund.

Other Thoughts: It appears that these are hit or miss, out of the gate, but it appears from reviews of long term owners, that they have long term reliability issues with diminishing signal strength, connection timeouts, and more and more frequent reboots. Sorry ASUS I gave you a try, but your product needs to just work, first and foremost, then worry about the bells and whistles and gee whiz features.

Was really no point calling tech support as it worked well for three days, and I really don't want to spend many hours trying to get the thing to work (likely fruitlessly). On top of that, all of the reviews pointing out longer term reliability issues have encouraged me to just get a refund while I still can.

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  • Anand S.
  • 7/21/2014 8:49:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Router I've used so far

Pros: Ridiculously easy to set up. I was up and running in less than 5 mins. The router UI is intuitive enough, but all the default settings are perfect for a casual user. just plug in and forget its there. the Wireless range is ridiculous. I live in a 1700 sq.ft house, and both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands have excellent signals throughout the house, even in the backyard.

Cons: Not a big fan of the way it sits upright, but its a silly design preference.

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  • Ted C.
  • 7/19/2014 10:35:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggstrouble

Pros: Looks nice. Lots of chatter about it in forums.

Cons: Lots of chatter in forums, as in people looking for help.

Other Thoughts: This was trouble from the start. Figured it was just the unit I received until I did a little searching online, found many people with exactly the same issues. The GUI was horrendous, buggy and down-right unfriendly. The VPN configuration was complicated and didn't seem to work (though there was so many other issues just trying to configure the router I'm not sure all the settings were ever completely applied).

This unit was to be configured on a static IP for a business that needed multi-user VPN support, replacing the "cheap" Netis router (that replaced a Linksys that died) that did everything needed except multiple consecutive VPN connections. I love going to a job and having new equipment be problematic to the point of unusable.

Lots of love/hate relationships with the router from other peoples reviews. I'll be on the "hate" side.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Can you tell me which firmware version your router is currently on? To discuss your concerns about your unit, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727512 in the subject line. Also, please provide me its serial number. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Rosario M.
  • 7/17/2014 7:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor range and connection

Pros: Looks great and very small

Cons: This thing had troubles from the beginning. First, it dropped connection every 5 minutes. Then, once it finally stabilized and everything was working, we realized the range is somewhere along the lines of 30 feet. Absolutely ridiculous. I can't get a stable/strong WiFi connection from my room. It's unfortunate, but maybe it is just the router that I got because many say this thing is awesome. Just not the case for myself.

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  • Rosario M.
  • 7/16/2014 8:32:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCompletely Unexpected

Pros: This router looks awesome and it's really small, so it can fit almost anywhere.

Cons: Absolutely horrid range. My old router, which is something like 6 years old or more, has better range and does not drop connectivity the way this router does. I bought this router in hopes of a faster connection and equivalent or better range, but it has been far from that. My room is seperated from the router by 2 walls, and I get 1 bar of WiFi, if I'm lucky. Definitely sending this back, as it's range is nothing like it should be and the dropped internet connection hasn't been very appealing either

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