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ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900, 3 in 1 Access Point/Repeater/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless recertified

  • Up to 450+450Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Versatile 3-in-1 Function: Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge, and Range Extender Mode
  • Selectable 2.4GHz/ 5GHz Dual-band
  • Orthogonal Antenna Design

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EA-N66R


Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit 3-in-1 Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge & Range Extender

  • Versatile 3-in-1 Function: Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge, and Range Extender Mode
  • Powerful Dual-band 3 x 3 Operation Delivers Extreme 450Mbps Wi-Fi Speed
  • Selectable 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual-band Reduces Wi-Fi Interference for HD Multimedia
  • Patent Orthogonal Antenna Design for Best Wi-Fi Coverage
  • Quick and Easy Setup with ASUS New UI
FEATURES

Thanks to ASUS innovation, the EA-N66 presents the world's first versatile 3-in-1 dual-band 450Mbps Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge, & Range Extender with powerful performance and a truly exhilarating design. The stylish pyramid shape offers both artistic merit and a practical approach to technology, embedded with orthogonally-arranged antennas to lessen interference and boost signal coverage. Dual operating bands meet diverse needs for every user segment, while easy mode switching via the new interface lets you turn the device into different modes at will.

EA-N66R

Unique Antennas

Patent Orthogonal 3 x 3 Antenna Design

With the unique orthogonal arrangement of the three antennas designed by ASUS RD, EA-N66 is developed to prevent any interference between each antenna, boosting the coverage to the extreme.

Fascinating Outfit

Silver & Black Pyramid with Blue LED

ASUS presents the unprecedented design to the world, expressing the idea of space age and future technology. The distinctively rippled pattern signifies an excellent wide networking coverage of EA-N66.

EA-N66R

Extreme Dual-Band Speed

Selectable Dual-Band N900 Data Throughput

The dual-band operating mode can satisfy both normal and power user: with 2.4GHz, web surfing or e-mail delivery will be brisk, and when HD streaming or blu-ray movie are needed, the 5GHz band provides a blazingly fast lag-free home entertainment.

EA-N66R

Access Point (AP) Mode

Create or Upgrade Your Wireless Home Network

Just connect the EA-N66 via an existing Ethernet cable and create home Wi-Fi networks with selectable 2.4GHz/5GHz bands. Get speedy and smooth networking, with dual-band operation connecting more devices wirelessly. The 2.4GHz band supports daily tasks like web browsing, while clearer 5GHz allows ultra-fast and stable online gaming, HD streaming, and heavy downloading. Each band works at up to 450Mbps!

EA-N66R

Bridge Mode

Instant Wireless for All Your Ethernet Devices!

The ASUS EA-N66 is compatible with any devices with Ethernet support, including smart TVs, multimedia players, games consoles, and your PC. WPS allows you to connect to your Wi-Fi router with a single button press.

EA-N66R

Range Extender Mode

Expand Your Existing Wi-Fi Network's Coverage

The ASUS EA-N66 can expand the range of your home's existing Wi-Fi network. Now you can enjoy trouble-free wireless networking in your backyard, garage, or attic.

EA-N66R

Ultimate Performance

Get Great Wi-Fi Antenna Performance

ASUS-patented antennas and high-quality components ensure wide-cover stable Wi-Fi even in multi-floor locations.

EA-N66R

Easy Setup

Simply Switch Modes and Build Your Networks

New user-friendly ASUS interface gives you neat and streamlined control, so network settings, mode switching, and device configuration are extra-easy.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Kyle B.
  • 6/10/2015 8:05:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked okay, but then died.

Pros: When it still worked, it was an inexpensive way to add 802.11n and boost the range of existing (wired) network.

It can run as either side of a wifi connection -- you can use it as an access point, or it can effectively turn a wired network adapter into a wireless one.

Cons: After a few months, the thing went bad. It still sort of moved data, but it started dropping two out of three packets on the floor and the ones that went through had latency of 1500-3000 ms. For all practical purposes, it was unusable.

The configuration interface is slow and kind of awkward. I think they spent too much time making it flashy and not enough making it functional.

It's capable of running on 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, but you have to pick one or the other. It can't do both at the same time.

Other Thoughts: Even with its limited capability, it's useful if you've already got a router and just want to add an access point to it.

If it hadn't died, I'd consider it well worth the $30 I paid for it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kyle,

I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your device and I do apologize for any inconvenience it caused you. Please be advised that there is a warranty for all Asus product. Can you please provide me with further details regarding the issue so I can help you. May I ask the Serial Number of the device for me to check the warranty, if we can proceed with RMA to fix the issue. For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150769570 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,
Dona
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jian Y.
  • 3/21/2015 9:02:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA better solution than powerline adapters

Pros: Tried av200, av500 both g1 and g2, all provide fractional speed of specified. We get 20-30 mbps from the above powerline adapters. This one I can get 80mbps.

Cons: The developer decided to put 10.0.1.1 as the default ip address for this product and I cannot imagine why. It makes installation a little bit trouble.

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  • Lars T.
  • 3/5/2015 8:24:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrops out

Pros: none

Cons: Drops out every couple of weeks and needs to be power cycled. I am using it as an N access point. I have a old Linksys wrt54gl as a G access point hooked to the same router which never drops out. So I am pretty sure it is EA-N66

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Lars,

Thank you for posting this review and for using one of our products. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. Let me go ahead and further assist you. If you are experiencing a intermittent connection, please try to place the router to a different location. That's why you encountered the disconnection from the internet due to interference. Elevate your router away from floors. You’ll get better reception if the router is on a desk, not on the floor. You should also pay attention to the kinds of materials the router and adapter is near. For example, placing the router on a metal desk or up against a metal wall will cause problems. Signals can travel through a wood desk easily, but metal will obstruct the signals. This is the examples appliances can cause wireless interference, including cordless phones, baby monitors, and microwave ovens.

If you want to discuss this matter further, please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150769269 in the subject line for your 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,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • chris m.
  • 3/5/2015 1:12:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a champ

Pros: Blankets my entire house plus a little. picked it up refurbished on the cheap. no reset needed after 5 months of running. It was easy to set up.

Cons: Can't come up with any cons.

Other Thoughts: I set this up as a repeater. just as an fyi. It's been working like a champ. I did put it in bridge mode for a test for a night. after reading other reviews I was concerned about the purchase but it has been top notch.

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  • Keaka O.
  • 2/25/2015 4:36:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable, Good Price

Pros: Easy to set up. Price was right (if it had worked)

Cons: Drops connection and needs power cycle constantly.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these for two different homes. One was very unreliable in all use cases. One seems slightly useful as a wired AP, but the connection speed was lousy.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Keaka,

We want to thank you for making an effort in posting this review and we appreciate it. I apologize for the inconvenience caused. Let me go ahead and further assist you. If you are having problems with unstable connection via wired and wireless, use the following troubleshooting steps:

Step 1. Please update the firmware version manually, you may download the latest version on this link: http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=EA-N66R&p=11&s=1


Here's the steps for upgrading the firmware version manually:
1. Click "Global" to download.
2. Once it successfully downloaded, please extract the file.
3. Plug in the router to PC hardwired, please access the router interface using 192.168.1.1 and key in your username & password for your router log in.
3. On your router interface, please look "Administration" under Advance Settings and click the Firmware Upgrade tab.
4. Administration - Firmware Upgrade, please click "Choose File" (make sure that the file that you are going to uploading is the "Extract File") then click Upload.

Step 2. Hard reset the router, press and hold the reset button until the power LED light is flashing you may release it. Please reconfigure the unit again and create a new wireless name for 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me back at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150769509 in the subject line for your 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,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Mike M.
  • 1/30/2015 7:13:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: Wifi range - completely blankets my house

Cons: Doesn't work. Wifi network shows up as broadcasting, you can connect to it, can't go anywhere. Will show connected and working but no network traffic will flow.

A reboot will fix the issue for a short period of time and then rinse repeat... over and over.

Also, if I remember correctly the DHCP server on this thing is enabled by default. This is highly annoying as it will just start handing out addresses and you end up with ip conflicts etc if you don't disable it right away. Being just an AP and not a router, I'm not even sure why they have a DHCP server on this thing at all.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as a refurb, used for about 1-2 months and got sick of the constant reboots to make it work again. Tossed it in the trash where it belongs. You are playing russian roulette on these. I recommend staying away.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Minijedimaster,

We want to thank you for posting this review and we appreciate that even though you have issue with the unit you still gave it a good review. It's unfortunate if you think the "Product" is a huge disappointment. On the contrary, there are lots of very satisfied customers that are having positive experience using the product. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, the issue with the product is an isolated case. ASUS provides warranty for the product in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. Should you need further technical assistance regarding the product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150220759 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2015 6:27:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPurchased 3 and all work great

Pros: I have purchased three of these refurb units over the last year and all of them continue to work great. Two are used as access points and one in ethernet mode for an older TV without wireless. Upgraded all to the latest firmware. Setup is easy either via their walk-thru process or by selecting each item you want to customize.

Cons: none.

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  • Steven R.
  • 1/10/2015 7:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product at an awesome price

Pros: Fast connection speeds where I previously could not get one.
Stable connection.
Crazy easy setup.
This was a refurbished unit but other than missing a shiny box I could not tell.

Cons: Not dual band but not a big deal for me.

Other Thoughts: I am a Computer Systems Engineer. This thing is amazing. I have one room in my house that is like a black hole for Wi-Fi, where I can’t seem to get a usable, stable signal. I tried bigger antennas, three Wi-Fi cards, swapped out routers with a friend. Nothing worked so I figured I am getting interference from something that is not showing on SSID. Now my router is the bottle neck, not my connection to my router.

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  • Joseph A.
  • 12/24/2014 6:36:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away!

Pros: Can't think of any... maybe low cost?

Cons: Bought 2 of these to use as Access Points and improve WiFi coverage. Neither one can hold a 2.4GHz connection, drops constantly. Put an RT-N66U in exactly the same location and same config and it's solid. So I know the problem is with the EA-N66R. Either defective or poor design? Since two units fail the same way, it must be poor design. Newegg selling with replacement only return policy so I'm stuck with them. Contacted Asus and they issued an RMA, but I have to pay one-way shipping. Not sure it's worth the shipping if it's just a poorly designed product... But I guess I'll give it a try. Either that or just throw them away...

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  • Todd M.
  • 12/22/2014 8:47:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery hard to configure and use

Pros: Very low profile

Cons: Can't access set-up page
Quit working after less than 3 months.

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