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ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

  • Up to 450+1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Enjoy the ASUSWRT dashboard UI for 3 steps easy setup
  • Two multi-functional built-in USB ports
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ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless–AC1750 Gigabit Router



World's Fastest 5G Wi-Fi

The ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless–AC1750 Gigabit router brings you into the next generation of wireless connectivity with leading 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity–5G Wi-Fi–that's up to 3 times faster than current wireless N speeds. One of the first of its kind, the RT-AC66U gives you a combined 1.75 Gbps of wireless data from the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz streams for unprecedented wireless performance when gaming online, streaming HD media, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Coupled with ASUS AiRadar technology for expanded wireless coverage and ASUSWRT that makes set up easy and offers a robust feature set of networking customization settings, the ASUS RT-AC66U is the pioneering router to elevate your Internet surfing experience.

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The New Standard in Wi-Fi

With 5 GHz speeds up to 1.3 Gbps–3 times faster than most current wireless-n signals, new 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard on the RT-AC66U router delvers amazing wireless performance for seamless HD streaming, online gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Additionally, the RT-AC66U supports the new IPv6 standard for better packet transmission and addressing.

Dual-Band Operation and Expanded Coverage

Working on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the RT-AC66U future proofs your connectivity as one of the world's first routers to feature 5G Wi-Fi and still features compatibility for current wireless-N devices at up to 450 Mbps. ASUS AiRadar technology amplifies transmission in all directions to ensure you have strong signal coverage throughout a multi-level home. What's more, you can expand your wireless signal up to 20% further with the attachable external antenna*.

Extensive Networking Features

The RT-AC66U is made for ease of use and user optimization to get you setup within seconds out of the box and a personalized experience. With ASUS Quality of Service–QoS, set bandwidth priority by your set applications and tasks. Download Master lets you continue downloads even after you turn off a PC for even greater convenience. With robust parental controls, customize access up to eight SSIDs and set URL filters to prevent access to unwanted sites. Traffic monitoring lets you check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface to help keep you from exceeding any data allotments or to better customize your data plan with your Internet Service Provider.

RT-AC66U_rightimageMultifunctional Built-in USB Ports

 

With its twin USB ports, the RT-AC66U becomes a true multi-role device. Full DLNA compatibility affords smooth connectivity with a variety of entertainment platforms, including game consoles, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. The RT-AC66U can also serve as a dedicated FTP server and printer server, letting users share resources for greater productivity while reducing costs as there is no need to buy standalone server hardware.

Versatile Design

The slim RT-AC66U fits nearly anywhere, includes a stand, and boasts 3 external antennas that you can position for enhanced signal reception. The design chassis is also VESA wall mountable to place it behind monitors and other areas.

2-Year ASUS North America Warranty

  • 2-Year North America warranty
  • Free one-way standard shipping
  • 24/7 Technical Support

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Versatile Design

The slim RT-AC66U fits nearly anywhere, includes a stand, and boasts 3 external antennas that you can position for enhanced signal reception. The design chassis is also VESA wall mountable to place it behind monitors and other areas.



Dual-Band Operation and Expanded Coverage

Working on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the RTAC66U future proofs your connectivity as one of the world's first routers to feature 5G Wi-Fi and still features compatibility for current wireless-N devices at up to 450 Mbps. ASUS AiRadar technology amplifies transmission in all directions to ensure you have strong signal coverage throughout a multi-level home. What's more, you can expand your wireless signal up to 20% further with the attachable external antenna*.

Extensive Networking Features

The RT-AC66U is made for ease of use and user optimization to get you setup within seconds out of the box and a personalized experience. With ASUS Quality of Service - QoS, set bandwidth priority by your set applications and tasks. Download Master lets you continue downloads even after you turn off a PC for even greater convenience. With robust parental controls, customize access up to eight SSIDs and set URL filters to prevent access to unwanted sites. Traffic monitoring lets you check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface to help keep you from exceeding any data allotments or to better customize your data plan with your Internet Service Provider.


Multifunctional Built-in USB Ports

With its twin USB ports, the RT-AC66U becomes a true multi-role device. Full DLNA compatibility affords smooth connectivity with a variety of entertainment platforms, including game consoles, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. The RT-AC66U can also serve as a dedicated FTP server and printer server, letting users share resources for greater productivity while reducing cost as there is no need to buy standalone server hardware.

The New Standard in Wi-Fi

With 5 GHz speeds up to 1.3 Gbps–3 times faster than most current wireless-n signals, new 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard on the RT-AC66U router delvers amaing wireless performance for seamless HD streaming, online gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Additionally the RT-AC66U supports the new IPv6 standard for better packet transmission and addressing.

 


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Key Features

  • Ultra-high-speed wireless performance with 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac for transfer speeds up to 1.3 Gbps–3 times faster than current wireless N
  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent dual-band transmissions for strong signal strength and compatibility
  • Attachable external antennae for up to 20% further coverage*
  • 256MB RAM for faster processing
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable internet performance
  • Download Master for wireless data storage and access to router-connected USB storage devices
  • AiRadar for expanded wireless coverage throughout a multi-level building
  • Multi-Function twin USB ports for file sharing, printer networking, and 3G connectivity
  • IPv6 enabled for future proof Web surfing compatibility
  • ASUSWRT for easy 2-step setup, signal monitoring, and network application control

What's in the Box

  • RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-N1750 Gigabit Router
  • Router Stand
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility Software)
  • Power Adapter
  • Warranty Card
  • Quick Start Guide

© 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. (*) Time Machine not currently supported. (**) Avaialble in select models only.
 


 


Learn more about the ASUS RT-AC66U

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
RT-AC66U

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
Security
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
LEDs
PWR x 1, LAN x 4, WAN x 1, AIR x 2, USB x 1
Buttons
Reset, WPS, Power
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 450+1300Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4G~2.4835GHz / 5.1~5.8GHz
Antenna
3 x Detachable antenna
Interface
2 x USB2.0
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: SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection

Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

Management: UPnP, DLNA, DNS Proxy, 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

5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.75Gbps

Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable internet performance

AiRadar optimizes wireless coverage with detachable high-powered antennas

Enjoy the ASUSWRT dashboard UI for 3 steps easy setup, signal monitoring, and network application control

Download Master for wireless data storage and access to your router-connected USB storage devices

File sharing, printer sharing, and 3G sharing via two multi-functional built-in USB ports.

Packaging

Package Contents
RT-AC66U Dual Band 3x3 802.11AC Gigibit Router
Router stand
RJ-45 cable
Support CD (User manual and utility software)
Power adapter
Quick start guide
Warranty card

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Evangelos T.
  • 4/9/2014 9:23:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with Samsung printers

Pros: Great router, extremely fast. A lot of different setting available.

Cons: This router is not compatible with any Samsung wireless printers, the router does not recognize the printers via WI-fi, only way to use the printer is to directly connect a USB cable or an Ethernet cable from the printer to the router.
Here is a list of printer brands compatible with this model.
Epson
HP
Canon
Fuji Xerox
Unfortunately the models of printers within this list is too long for me to list them all here.
The main thing is that Samsung printers are not compatible (via wi-fi) i found this out the hard way.
So as long as you have a USB or an Ethernet cable connected directly from the router to your Samsung printer it will work fine. I am not sure if you could print from another computer IE a laptop connected on the network, I have not tried that yet so I’m not sure if that would be possible.

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  • Chris S.
  • 4/5/2014 6:35:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsA Very Fast Brick

Pros: Blazing fast wireless speed. This router tripled my wireless throughput over a D-Link DIR-655.

Cons: Many useless features.
Overpriced.
Turned into a useless brick after 40 days.
Horrible RMA service.

Other Thoughts: The RMA process with ASUS is a joke. Poorly trained reps who don't have a clue what is going on. They couldn't even tell me the status of my RMA. This will be the last asus product I buy. EVER. Try living without a router for a few weeks and you will feel my frustration. Very disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear shankster,

We apologize to hear your experience. If you have RMA issues about your router, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and sincerely include case#3590948 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your unit or your RMA number. All of our ASUS products are worry-free as we provide all of our ASUS customers, like you, with continuous technical support, continuous communication at no additional cost. In addition, your ASUS router is backed by a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty. 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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  • Madhu C.
  • 3/27/2014 7:34:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router

Pros: Features and additional ports

Cons: I bought this router after reading good reviews about this router. I also had trust in the ASUS brand until I bought this router. The router worked great initially, but slowly I saw my internet was dropping very frequently. Initially I thought it was my cable service and asked them to investigate. After some troubleshooting, they told that there is no wrong with the cable service. So I started watching this router whenever I lost my wireless signal and noticed that the router was resetting altogether (cold boot). I did upgrade the Firmwarwe, but didn't help. It's still under warranty and I'll see what ASUS can help with this problem. I had two ASUS laptops and both had problems soon after the warranty. After this, no more ASUS brand products.

Other Thoughts: I had Cisco routers earlier without any problems. I'll go back to Cisco and stick with it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear MC,

Can you tell me which modem you’re using (brand and model) and the ISP you're using with this router? Please provide me the latest firmware version# of your router as well as its serial#. My email is cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3590974 in the subject line. 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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  • Gregory B.
  • 3/27/2014 4:25:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a difference from Stock FiOS

Pros: Easy setup, fast (2.4 and 5Ghz), big improvement over stock FiOS wifi router. Whole house is covered in multi-band wifi!

Cons: None

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  • Aubrey M.
  • 3/26/2014 12:23:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAdequate, not great

Pros: The router did sustain my home network adequately for about two years before it failed.

Cons: Any power outage resulted in the router going into "restore" mode for 1-2 hours during which the router was nonfunctional. ASUS service was nonexistent. After approximately 2 years, it died absolutely. For a router from a company like ASUS, I thought this was not good performance.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you require assistance with your router, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3560654 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your unit. I encourage you to reach out to our Customer Loyalty Team for further assistance with your ASUS products. We provide continuous technical support and continuous communication at no cost to you. 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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  • William G.
  • 3/23/2014 8:28:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor durability

Pros: Good signal range when it was working

Cons: It doesn't last very long. After about six months wifi devices were no longer able to reliably connect to the internet even when placed right next to the router and showing 100% signal strength. It runs very hot, and I wonder if it cooked itself.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you like to discuss this topic with us or if your require assistance in setting up this router, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3560955 in the subject line. 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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  • Rita H.
  • 3/10/2014 1:27:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS AC1750 for VOIP

Pros: Best router I have found for VOIP multi-phone setup. We currently have 3 of 9 offices w/ user count from as large as 12, as small as 5 that use this router for their VOIP and wireless network, performs almost flawlessly. I will be setting the balance of our offices up w/this router.

Cons: None as of yet

Other Thoughts: ASUS scores again, and so does New Egg

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  • Charles K.
  • 3/7/2014 6:02:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful Router

Pros: Fast speeds.

Easy to setup once you are connected(see cons for other)

Signal reaches further than my previous netgear router.

Cons: Connection can be flaky on the 5ghz band, one day it can be solid the next it can lose signal and speed about 2 times in an hour.

When first setting up my Windows 8.1 pc with network connection plugged in would not connect to the router to change settings, I had to grab a windows xp laptop to get it connected and change settings.

Other Thoughts: Wonderful router.
Price is very reasonable for what you get

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  • Brett D.
  • 3/6/2014 8:26:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

Pros: At this price point, this router is hard to beat. It is fast (I have seen a substantial jump in throughput when I have multiple devices attached), and has most of the configuration options I want in a home quality router.
I found setup to be very easy and updating the firmware was a snap.

Cons: It comes with a serious security flaw that can be exploited by malware. This necessitates updating the firmware immediately if you are going to use some of the remote access features, or you have to turn those features off.

Still, not a large enough problem to detract from the router or for the loss of an egg.

Other Thoughts: Tech support is supposed to be hard to access, but I have had no problems with ASUS in the past.

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  • kathleen r.
  • 3/5/2014 7:43:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat router

Pros: The amount of updates this router has is amazing there is probably one at least every two months and every update comes with something new for the tools that the router comes with. The range of this router is amazing the default output for the antennas is 80mw but it can go up to 200 but i do not see why you would need to do this as i can get my wifi from almost a quarter mile away.

Cons: They could make a better stand for the router.

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