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ASUS RT-N65R Dual-Band Wireless-N750 Gigabit Router Manufacturer Recertified IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

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  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Up to 300+450Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

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  • Patrick S.
  • 3/4/2014 8:51:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Access Point and Switch

Pros: -Sharp looking
-True dual-band capability
-Affordable price after rebate
-Gigabit LAN
-Plays nice with other Asus networking devices
-Reasonable wireless range for internal antennas
-USB 3.0 (not used at the time of this review)
-AWESOME Web GUI, many options for even the average IT guy or power user at home.

Cons: -Wobbly stand when other patch cords are plugged in, almost needs to be laid down flat.
-90 day warranty on refurb units, scares me a little but so far so good.
-Does not come with a patch cord.

Other Thoughts: Refurbished anything usually scares me away from buying it but after the rebate the price point was just sweet enough of a deal to buy as an Access Point and 4-port switch. My main router, an Asus RT-AC66R, is the brains of my home network. I have a multi-media area/living room in a different part of the house roughly ~60 linear feet away and on a different floor than the RT-AC66R so I used this RT-N65R as a switch and access point for this media heavy corner of the house. A single cat5e cable runs from the main router to this RT-N65R. If you use this RT-N65R as a switch, DO NOT PLUG ANYTHING INTO THE WAN PORT. That port is only for your Comcast/Charter/Time Warner/FIOS...ect modem connecting to to the web. That means of the 4 ports available, use one coming from your other router. The other 3 ports I have plugged into the PS3, HTPC and A/V receiver's LAN port (even though the A/V receiver is also wireless I try to hardwire everything I can).

Setting this RT-N65R took about an hour of my time, and roughly 8 hours of idle time to work the bugs out of the system talking between the RT-AC66R and this router. Again, I'm using this RT-N65R as an Access Point and 4-port switch. Upon unboxing, I had to find a patch cord as this unit did not come with one, and I plugged my Dell laptop directly into one of the 4 ports on this RT-N65R. I disabled wireless on the laptop and talked with the router directly via patch cord, by browsing to the stock which most routers are defaulted to. I went into the Asus Web GUI, set a static IP address within my network's IP range. Upon rebooting, I logged back into it using the new IP address and began changing the settings to suit my network. The ability to change the mode to AP mode instead of Router mode, is in the administrator system settings. I made sure to write down the MAC address of the router and went back into the RT-AC66R's main page to tell it that I wanted to use the RT-N65R as an AP, and added it's MAC address to the RT-AC66R list. After having both router's configuration screens open side by side for an hour making changes one at a time, everything was set as I wanted.

Note: For about 2 hours my network was on the fritz while the two routers figured each other out. I started at the source and worked down the line...I powered down all network devices first, and powered up the RT-AC66R first (main router). Once it rebooted, I then powered on the RT-N65R. After a few speed tests, all was back to normal and I'm flying with awesome wireless coverage throughout the house, ping times within my intranet are <3ms, wired and wireless devices are receiving the full 50/25 of FIOS I pay for, WOL features all seem to be working and I have 300Mb/sec throughput on both 2.4 and 5ghz bands anywhere in the house. The RT-AC66R and RT-N65R work brilliantly together.

In my humble opinion, this is a better buy than the EA-N66 Asus AP, which I also own. Purchase the RT-N65 instead of the

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  • Amy W.
  • 12/17/2013 6:38:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Router

Pros: Everything you could ask for in a router. Amazingly fast both bands 2.5 ghz and 5 ghz band makes it from my basement up 3 levels to every corner of my 3000 sqft home.

Cons: USB 3.0 has issues but knew that coming in as long as you stick to 2.0 devices or none at all it is a non issue.

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  • Brian C.
  • 12/8/2013 5:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: The software allows you to see all devices on your network.

My family now has together time in the room that houses the router . . . stemming from the fact that they can't leave its proximity and have internet

Cons: Range is dismal (and yes, I read the manual and website on how to position it).

Cannot get this router to talk to my existing WAP access points which would extend the range (it recognizes them as being on the network, but doesn't extend).

Cannot get it to talk to a printer that plugs directly into it, as that printer needs drivers.

A separate 2.4ghz and 5.0ghz network is neat, until they start competing with each other.

And getting that first extra $100 cell phone bill for leaving your cell phone next to the bed each night as you have for 5 years is fun . . . range is so bad the cell works on 3G in your own house.

Other Thoughts: I had a simple D-Link router (and D-Link WP), until 8 years of use made it stop working every time the maids came to the house. My IT guy at work told me it was time to let it go. We advised me to go to Newegg and buy the best reviewed one. So here we are. Disappointing relative to expectations of just plugging it in and having it work. I get that you have to take it upon yourself from chat rooms to go and find and upgrade firmware. I get that not everything in life simply works. But this modem primarily sucks in terms of its 30-50 foot three wall range max. I asked Newegg chat rooms if I could buy another of the same router to use as an WAP extender . . . and scrap my existing one . . . and the advice was I could but I have to be an expert techie or hire a network consultant. So that sums it up. I'm 5-8 hours into trying to make this work, it doesn't, and I wish I didn't bother. Said differently, do not buy this as a plug & play modem for your older parents. But you can buy it if you live in a one room loft or studio apartment, and don't intend to plug much into it.

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  • steven s.
  • 10/4/2013 7:51:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsshould be awesome ASUS failed again

Pros: duel band , usb 3.0, ftp site provided by asus to link to your external HDD, torrent downloading, all in all this router SHOULD be amazing!!!

Cons: doesn't work doesn't work, after only having this product less then a week the range on the wifi dropped by about 30%, which i thought was due to my neighbor installing a wireless router.... then internet connect would drop when the computer was literally sitting next to it, as a prevous review stated a reset fixed it. then one morning i woke up and had zero internet connection, worked on the router for half an hour finally replaced it with an old netgear b / g router ive had for many many years. All in all im very disappointed with ASUS i bought a new LCD monitor from them that died on me after 3 days. IF THIS PRODUCT BECOMES AVAILABLE AGAIN DO NO BUY IT!

Other Thoughts: Asus has been around for a very long time and is a very well known company unfortunately every single product i have bought from them in 20 years has never worked right. stick with another company

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Could you please provide me the OS of your computer and the driver version of your router? For further assistance, please contact me at and include case#3045088 in the subject line. I would like to help you with your networking issues. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Yihua Y.
  • 9/20/2013 7:38:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it

Pros: best router I have gotten so far, very fast, and stable

Cons: none

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  • Aimee C.
  • 9/19/2013 7:56:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRandomly drops internet. Have to reseat cable.

Pros: Good functions, great range.

Cons: Intermitly (about ones, or twice a week). My internet drops. It will not bring itself back up and the display shows Disconnected. I have to reseat the cable, and restart for it to work again. Probably why it was a refurb to begin with.

Other Thoughts: Wish it'd work.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 9/13/2013 1:19:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless useless useless

Pros: None that I could see.

Cons: Did not work at all!!!

Power light blinks quickly, green and orange lights on the ethernet plugs blink quickly (not all of them, actually, just some in some random way). I could not get it to "see" that it was plugged in the router with an ethernet cable, or do anything other than blinking randomly.

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  • 8/22/2013 2:02:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNumber one ASUS!!

Pros: Preferences is very fast and intuitive
High satisfaction
Thank you New Egg

Cons: Preferences is very fast and intuitive
High satisfaction
Thank you New Egg

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  • Samantha B.
  • 6/16/2013 7:46:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks very well

Pros: *Great connectivity
*Amazing speeds
*Beautiful asthetics
*Fantastic User Interface - even if you use the Asus software

My roommate was moving out and taking his router with him (Netgear N300), so I got my own. I noticed an increase of speeds to my PC by roughly 5-10mbps (note: faster router does not always mean faster internet speeds), and movies from netflix to the xbox no longer had buffering issues. Much stronger signal as well - but not an issue for a two bedroom apartment.

Cons: The biggest con I noticed is the device was starting to drop connection with the service provider, but only with a hard drive installed on the USB ports. Updated the firmware - no fix. So I think this is just accepted as a spotty feature by the public for the model. Have not tried a custom firmware but that could be a work-around.

Also not wall mountable - but the reception is fine for me so it's not a big deal.

No ethernet cable or instructions or CD on my refurb, but really not a problem for an IT guy. However If you are new to networking you may not want to pick up the refurbished model.

Other Thoughts: So basically what this router does well is exactly what it should do well with - connect my devices with a solid and fast connection. In that respect I have no issues, and saw a nice increase in speed compared to my old basic unit.

That being said I really, really wanted to play around more with network storage - just put in a 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive for some major files and movies - but I determined that it was dropping the connection then to the modem/ISP. My guess would be heat related as to why - but that is just a guess, the little sucker does get pretty hot.

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