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ASUS RT-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support -Asus Certified

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  • 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): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Peter N.
  • 1/28/2016 1:28:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good!!!

Pros: Ordered this router about 2-3 months ago and so far it's going strong as it was before!
- Read reviews how this router would die within couple of months so I took the chance and ordered it and so far it's doing well!
- The packaging was very well and it looked brand new (even though it's refurbished)
- Somewhat easy to install
- Great for multiple devices.
- For the 2.4ghz/5ghz I use the 2.4ghz for all mobile devices and laptops. For the 5ghz I use that only for gaming which is connected to my Xbox One and PC. Before I had this router my Xbox connection would always stay at strict NAT so whenever I hooked this router up it changed to Moderate which helped me a lot! I could finally join parties and talk to friend!
- Overall a good router so far!

Cons: I only have two dislikes which are:
- How the AC adapter is really small and skinny and I'm worried to slightly move my router because I don't want the AC adapter to bend.
- Where the power button is located right next to the AC adapter. AC adapter is an "L" shape so it'll get in the way of the power button.

Other Thoughts: I give this 5 stars because it hasn't randomly turned off like my old one and also how it's been doing after reading all the bad reviews.

JUST IN CASE, I bought the 1 year warranty with it, which I believe was maybe $5-10. In case this router glitches up, I'll replace it with the warranty since I'm actually in love with this router.

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  • Leonard H.
  • 1/20/2016 7:46:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought 12 months ago, consider it good value

Pros: Have had this for just over a year without any problems. Usually have eight to twelve devices -- desktop, laptops, tablet, smartphones, BluRay player, printer -- connected at any time, some wired, most wifi. Wifi download speed is about 20% slower than using the ethernet ports. Easy setup, good speed, plays well with Zoom 5341J modem, price was right.

Cons: Have not had any problems

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  • Scott C.
  • 1/10/2016 5:24:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router at a can't be beat price

Pros: - long range - penetrates throughout my 3 story house and covers yard with usable signal
- Can see it adapt to each position as you run speed test consectutively
- bought a second as a spare
Good user interface to set up

Cons: - not for non technical people to set up - lots of options some items not obvious but not hard to figure out or google.

Other Thoughts: - can't use as repeater unless you flash with DDWRT

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  • J K.
  • 1/7/2016 7:09:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsV. Pleased , Router connected Immediately to SB6141 modem.

Pros: modern looks are nice (textured, black).
refurbished model works out of box (plain-white)
default GUI is nice

Cons: Device looks sleek ... until requisite network cable connections ruin "the look".
the (itty,bitty, mini) PWR-plug is SMALLEST I've ever seen.
position of OFF-switch can be annoying
stand is not ideal.
all mini-LED lights in a row ; preferred if : separate & group

Other Thoughts: I was apprehensive when device "recommended" f/w update before completed "setup"?
even with both radios OFF, device seems run "warm"
Antennas noticeable larger than those on DIR-655 it's replacing

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  • Chikin J.
  • 12/29/2015 4:39:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance and Price

Pros: Refurbished model cost almost 50% of new model.
WAN / LAN / Wifi throughput is excellent.
WRT Merlin support is excellent
Seems very stable so far

Cons: Comes with minimum accessories

Other Thoughts: Running 2 weeks in a secondary network with Security Camera and NAS using WIFI / LAN constantly without issue. I have purchased 3 of these refurbished models (myself, mother, and neighbor) and all have been reliable so far.

Refurbished items can be risky. Its the luck of the draw. I just purchased 2 refurbished Asus RT-AC68P and both had issues.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/26/2015 11:16:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: This router is great. It only took me around 15 minutes from scratch to un-box it, flash the latest custom wrt firmware and finish the remaining basic network setup.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Be aware, the 66U wrt firmware work with the 66R. Just flash the 66U file and all works perfectly.

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  • Boyce S.
  • 12/10/2015 10:10:21 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlug & Play

Pros: This router is very simple install. It is as easy as plug, install cd, & play. I have used several companies in the past for routers and I would buy this one again.

Cons: I haven't found one yet. If so I will update.

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  • Cameron F.
  • 11/20/2015 6:54:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best!

Pros: Installed DD-WRT

Cons: The fact that there's no difference between the N66U and the N66R just so some retailers don't have to price match.

Other Thoughts: I purchased a N66U for my main router a year ago and flashed it with DD-WRT. But I needed to upgrade the wireless bridge my gaming desktop was using. When I saw the price for this refurbished N66R I knew it was the same hardware as my U model. So I took the chance and it works great. I flashed it with DD-WRT and configured it to be a wireless bridge for my desktop!

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  • Manoj B.
  • 11/2/2015 10:25:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsdied

Pros: excellent coverage

Cons: the router just went dead.

Other Thoughts: It was very good router while it lasted, but for its price, should last longer.

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  • Kraig S.
  • 10/14/2015 8:10:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBuy a new one or get an extended warranty

Pros: Great router if it will last.

Cons: Refurbs tend to die early deaths.

Other Thoughts: I've had a couple of the new ones for a long time and they are great routers. Tried a refurb and it died in just under a year. After reading the reviews about the refurbs tending to fail, I decided to buy an extended warranty, which I usually don't do. Fortunately it died just before the extended warranty expired, so I got a refund. Believe the reviews, the refrubs aren't reliable. Get a new one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kraig,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS router. Please allow me to assist you.

I understand that the unit was already returned, can we have a detailed information about the router's issue before it stopped working ? Refurbished units undergo quality control testings and final inspections for both hardware and software before we ship it out for the customers to purchase. ASUS provides warranty for the unit in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect.

If there is anything else that I can help or assist you with, please email me at and put case #N151066744 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,
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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