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

  • 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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  • Michael S.
  • 5/29/2015 6:43:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Product Quality Control At All

Pros: Cheap?

Cons: No product Quality Control at all. I received mine with a damaged power supply. Where the power cord and wall plug meet was cracked and I could easily see into the wall plug. One of the fins on the power plug was bent as well. And the power pin the plugs into the router was bent as well. I didn't even try to turn it on before RMA'ing. Like others have said, this is obviously a crapshoot to see if you'll get a decent one. I'd rather save my money and buy something new that I know will work, instead of hoping for the best. Whoever is "refurbishing" these is obviously not paying attention at all.

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  • Donald D.
  • 5/28/2015 11:21:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Installed latest firmware right away. Easy set up (don't use WPS, there is a security venerability with that, just log in and use password. Interface makes setting up a password and even multiple guest accounts very easy. Fast file transfers and streaming movies from downloaded files.

Cons: Interface does not allow me to configure the router to only allow configuration changes via direct cable connection. Since I can find no way to prohibit WiFi connections being able to configure modem, I am potentially venerable to a neighbor or Drive-By hacker changing my settings. I use a long complex password, so probably not a big issue, but always felt safer with the unit locked down to where could only change Router configuration via a hard wire physical connection.

Other Thoughts: My old basic router had taken one too many nearby lightning strikes, and was getting a little bit unstable. Having trouble getting some devices to connect while others worked fine?

I am up in the mountains, and my range is generally limited by line of sight. Have tested it with WiFi Analyzer, and get a little more range than my old router. Even the 5 ghz band goes out several hundred yards. My son has the same router in a flat area, and was surprised to see his phone connect to his router while at a friends house almost half a mile away, thanks to beam forming technology.

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  • Chanki L.
  • 4/30/2015 1:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat First but as soon as 90 days pass

Pros: Price was great with promotion. Worked great for 3 months.

Cons: I use google fiber at home 1gb up and down speed. So i needed something good to support me so i got this router. AC would been better but i don't have many device which has AC function so i got this. It worked great. Easy to set up and so and so. However, as soon as 90 month warranty expire it is heating up like crazy and the router cannot provide the speed which i need. Also using this router now my ping goes up and down like crazy. My ping would be in 39 and all of sudden it will go upto 900. I thought maybe it is google fiber so i tested with other router which does not have an issue.
Apparently Asus does not care either since they know it is Refurbished and it is my fault for buying refurbished, Thank you So much for selling a worst device.

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  • Christian P.
  • 4/14/2015 10:31:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReceived unit with fried power adapter & RMA replacement had another fried adapter!

Pros: Hypothetically good feature price set

Cons: Obviously no QC whatsoever is being applied to these "refurbs". The first had a cosmetically OK but dead power adapter. RMA'd for a replacement and the second unit had a power supply that was literally charred and melted! I've never seen anything like it.

Other Thoughts: These are obviously not "refurbs". These are units that were received back as non-operational, not even glanced at, and then simply re-boxed for sale. Whatever supplier Newegg is getting these from they need to reconsider that sourcing.

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  • RUIYING Z.
  • 4/7/2015 9:38:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWASTE MONEY!!

Pros: None!

Cons: Not power on just out of the box. I have no problem with other Asus routers but not this refurbished router

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  • Bruce D.
  • 4/3/2015 5:14:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLess of a review, more of a rant

Pros: Anyone who says anything bad about the hardware are jerks, this router has the gear and the features of the best.

Cons: I bought refurbished because I am buying for my company and this was greatly received by tech savvy router critics. I got a router that worked flawlessly for 2 months and then the 2.4 radio died. No printer, no laptops, no phones. For the radio to completely disappear from the config page is pretty nuts.

Other Thoughts: 3 stars for neweggs return department. Out of the 30 day window and no box. Score!

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  • Thomas M.
  • 3/30/2015 5:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo you feel "lucky"?

Pros: If you get one that works consistently, it's a pleasure to use. There are many ways to enable other features (via scripts or Tomato firmware).

Cons: All network activity stopped twice during the 11 days that I tried using it, and would not start working again unless the router was reset. This happened with the stock and Merlin firmware; I think it was heat related.

Other Thoughts: Rather than waste time beta testing customer returns, I went back to using my Linksys E2500.

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  • David B.
  • 3/19/2015 6:52:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsA purchase I do NOT regret

Pros: Dual Band (2.4GHz/5.0GHz);
Easy to set up, and with a large and varied feature set;
Allows for a guest network without access to your home network;
Two USB 2.0 ports for attaching discs or printer;
Personal VPN to allow access to your home network from outside

Cons: Designed to stand upright (for best visibility of indicator lights), but has all its connection jacks at the top of the unit, meaning that all your CAT 5/6 cables, USB cables and power are sprouting from the top of the unit. You can lay the unit down, with the connectors then coming out the back in a more conventional fashion, but then you would not be able to see the indicator lights easily. Unless you spend your time watching the lights, this is not a big deal.

Other Thoughts: ASUS has had 4 firmware updates since I've owned the unit, so support is good. Many of the updates were to fix the secure web protocols that have recently been revealed to have active exploits in the wild. The router will not perform the updates automatically without you logging into the administrator console. The firmware is supposed to alert you then that there is an update pending, but I have manually visited the ASUS web site to find that an update is available that the router did not detect for me. It's not a big deal, and I submitted a case to ASUS about the issue. I thought they had it fixed, but had to manually download the most recent update. So your persistent vigilance is advised, and not just for this particular router.

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  • Naveen m.
  • 3/7/2015 11:23:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshave to reboot it everyday

Pros: Great interface

Cons: I have this configured and installed for 4 days, kids have been calling me everyday asst work saying internet does not work. , after rebooting works fine for another 1/2 day then requires reboot.
Runs hot

Cannot get OpenVPN to work.
I am going back to my tplink as i got it for vpn and no luck with that.

Other Thoughts: Takes 10.9 watts without hd. Kill a watt

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/6/2015 11:48:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY THIS

Pros: Fast, awesome and sturdy router

Cons: 5GHz band broken when shipped. Tried factory reset and multiple reboots to no avail.

Other Thoughts: HUGE NEGATIVE WHY YOU SHOULD _NOT_ ORDER THIS ON NEWEGG:

Newegg's return policy doesn't offer cross-shipping. That means if this router is down, you will not have internet because you have to ship the current unit back and wait a couple days for newegg to first process your RMA and then ship another (potentially broken/refusbished) unit back to you. You could be without internet for WEEKS!

The customer service did nothing to help me. Imagine if you bought something that you need urgently, like a cell phone. If that unit is damaged upon arrival you would have to ship it back and wait days (maybe weeks). A.mazon allows you to have cross-shipping because they are awesome. I would not waste your time on Newegg with refurbished items because if there's a problem you're on your own!

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