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ASUS RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router –Asus Certified.

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  • Up to 450+1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 5th generation 802.11ac
  • 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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The ASUS RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless–AC1750 Gigabit router brings you into the next generation of wireless connectivity. With its leading 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity – 5G Wi-Fi – it's up to three times faster than current wireless N speeds. One of the first of its kind, the RT-AC66R gives you a combined 1.75Gbps of wireless data from the 2.4GHz and 5GHz streams. It provides unprecedented wireless performance when gaming online, streaming HD media, or doing other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

ASUS's AiRadar technology offers expanded wireless coverage, while ASUSWRT makes set up easy with a robust set of networking customization settings. The ASUS RT-AC66R is the pioneering router to elevate your Internet surfing experience.

  • newegg World’s Fastest Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC66R superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC66R delivers up to 1.3Gbps at 5GHz, which is three times faster than 802.11n! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand your connectivity now and in the future.
  • newegg The one place for all your data – ASUS AiCloud ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy mobile application that brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync, and share all your files on the go, from both public and private cloud storage services
  • newegg Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage via AiRadar ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens connections to wireless devices. Its high-powered amplification and beam packaging provide optimized signals in any direction, with better coverage to improve your data throughput.
  • newegg Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 450Mbps and 1.3Gbps, respectively, the RT-AC66R has a total speed of up to 1.75Gbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD, support online gaming, or run other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
  • newegg Three-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad, Smartphone, or PC With the RT-AC66R, setup is a breeze. Simply power and connect the router, and open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a notebook or pad. You will then be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider, and that’s it! Setting up your network is easier than ever.
  • newegg Get online in 30 seconds Smart auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from plugging in the RT-AC66R to setup completion in under 30 seconds! Compared to the lengthy installs and hassles of other routers, this development from ASUS is a true wonder in ease of use, and puts the most extreme networking speeds within your reach more quickly than ever before.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Paul J.
  • 12/16/2014 6:56:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs5g great but 2.4g drops constantly

Pros: 5G superfast, good 5G connectivity, Sold by Newegg

Cons: 2.4G drops every 3-6 URL change. Service is pretty poor if you can get through to Asus. For the first week Asus site dropped every time I hit submit on form. Filled out same form repeatedly, day after day. Did manage to get an RMA but kept trying and after 2 weeks got a service rep and service tag#. Might have been better if I didn't and just sent this thing back. Wasted a lot of time. Unfortunately my main laptop only talks in 2.4G. Another rep gave me instructions that didn't work. Sending the unit back tomorrow. I had a high opinion of Asus before this fiasco. Likely would not purchase another Asus product!

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  • Brian K.
  • 12/6/2014 2:43:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsComplete Garbage

Pros: Sleek looking, external adjustable antennae.

Cons: Completely useless. Perhaps my unit was defective, but after spending multiple hours on the phone with ASUS tech support (which is almost impossible to reach) and my ISP, the unit simply will not work. It does not recognize the WAN connection from the modem. I tried 3 different modems, all of which work with my previous routers. No success. Get a nighthawk instead. I will never get back all the time I wasted on this piece of...

Other Thoughts: Do not buy.

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  • Ricardo L.
  • 12/4/2014 10:56:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad firmware

Pros: You can use the RT-AC66U firmware on the RT-AC66R.

Cons: The RT-AC66R support page lists the 3602 firmware as current but that firmware has a horrific bug that breaks 5ghz. This device suffers badly from buggy firmware. Browse the forums for the RT-AC66U.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately, you do have to scour the Asus forums for support. Try the RT-AC66U firmware 3626 or 1123, but avoid 3602 at all costs. Be sure to follow the instructions to reset the router after update if you are having issues. Good luck.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Leer,

I apologize for the issues you have faced but, I am glad you solved the issues with your router by rolling back to a previous firmware. I have an AC66 here at the office and haven't been able to replicate the issue you faced with the newest firmware 3602. If you wish to discuss the issue with me further please email me and place case #N141252642 in the subject line for future 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.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_support@asus.com

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  • Ricardo L.
  • 12/4/2014 9:06:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it if you expect 5ghz to work

Pros: 802.11 N frequency works and it's black.

Cons: Got a refurb unit, that refuses to work reliably on 5ghz AC.
With updated Asus stock firmware, my devices won't even see the 5ghz SSID. With Merlin firmware, I can see and connect to the 5ghz SSID but the speed is nowhere near advertised. I've tried various settings, channels, even disabling the N radios. It just does not work as advertised. No it is not a range or interference issue, because I'm only a few feet from the router. Basically paid for an expensive N router. Trouble started, when it wouldn't even power on when I plugged in the first time. It started working when I moved to a different outlet and then plugged it back in. I'm really disappointed by Asus quality on this, I was expecting better. I wasn't expecting stellar performance but this is just bad.

Other Thoughts: Maybe the issues are because it's a refurb but in any case, I would not recommend this router.

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  • Henry T.
  • 11/30/2014 2:58:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great for about 4 month avoid the refurb.

Pros: Setup was extremely easy and the wireless range is really good

Cons: Purchased this on December 13th, 2013. This lasted less then four months(Died on April 21st, 2014). First the 2.4GHZ was dropping once a day and router required a reboot. Now it doesn't work at all. The router registers a 2.4 GHZ signal but will not connect any devices.

Other Thoughts: I would not get product refurbished. I called for warranty repair and was informed it was expired. When inquiring about a repair, I was informed it would cost just as much as a new one. I still use it for a 5ghz router but still need to use another one for the 2.4GHZ band.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Hank,

If your unit is still that new you should be able to get it repaired under warranty. Please email me and place case #N141211223 in the subject line. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Robert H.
  • 11/30/2014 2:13:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to set up. Worked great right out of the box. Fast wireless speeds and great reception all through the house.

Cons: None at all.

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  • Khek T.
  • 11/26/2014 5:10:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it lasted....

Pros: Fast and great range. Also, the modem has a great interface with plenty of options to configure

Cons: It lasted less than a year. I first thought that it was cable modem, my internet provider. Finally narrowed it down to the ASUS router. Found out that it was the router.

Other Thoughts: I would warn against buying this product especially refurbished. When I called for warranty repair, I was told that it was expired. I asked what the repair cost was and was told that it's the price of buying a new one. What?!?! What kind of support is that? None. Too bad. I wanted to love it but now with the poor customer support, I'm currently using an older router and looking for a new router.

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  • Anthony V.
  • 11/26/2014 10:48:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsObviously Broken

Pros: I don't know if there are any.

Cons: One of the 3 antenna ports is completely pushed into the case so the antenna is unmountable.

Other Thoughts: I realize this is a refurb product. But to me that means someone has taken the time to "refurbish" it. This defect is simply too obvious to miss. Now I am trying to deal with NewEgg's return policy. Can't get a refund, web-site says it doesn't qualify. Can't wait to ship it back and turn around another (this is replacing a failing unit). Can't call, getting busy signals all day. And finally my chat session says I will be waiting in excess of 24 minutes.
#FAIL
Buy at your own risk.

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  • John R.
  • 11/20/2014 5:31:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHas Promise

Pros: Sleek design
Large feature set
High throughput WAN - LAN and LAN - LAN
Decent Range

Cons: Slow Web Interface and viewed from WAN/Remote
1,2 times a month router is unresponsive.
I recommend rebooting this router once a week.
Web Gui leave a bit to be desired as far as reliability.

Other Thoughts: I think it's software issues. I run the Merlin Build of ASUSWRT.
Hopefully it gets better with time.
I feel like they are still working out the bugs

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  • Donghyun K.
  • 11/14/2014 12:37:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs5ghz was not working - fixed

Pros: stable

Cons: 5ghz was not detected, so I installed merlin firmware from
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bkfq2a6aebq68//Asuswrt-Merlin
then works great.

Other Thoughts: I replaced wireless router b/c old router made apple tv airplay unstable.
just couple of days of this router, so far so good.

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