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Pros: Very fast, long range.
Other Thoughts: Bought this to get wireless on my desktop when needed and it always works great. I can download up to my cap (25 mbps) with my ISP and get very fast speeds transferring files over the network. Huge range on this guy! Full bars 60 ft away from the router through 3 walls! Love it!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router –Asus Certified.
Pros: Great range, features and performance. USB ports for connecting external storage and sharing over network and FTP work well. Guest networks, multiple SSIDs.
Cons: Runs a bit warm.
Other Thoughts: I bought this router to replace a shoddy Trendnet 731-BR which I bought to replace a dead Trendnet 632-BRP. Loved the 632; set it up once and never had to touch it but after a few years it finally died. The 731 I replaced it with was a nightmare. Constantly dropped signal even over ethernet and I had to restart it almost daily. I couldn't even get signal 20 ft away through 1 wall!
So after dealing with that for a few months I had enough and purchased this ASUS router. This is easily one of the best purchases I have made for the family. First thing I did was install Merlin's firmware and it has been rock solid. I connected my external WD 2TB to it and set it up as an NFS share and now everyone can access the data over the network. I get full bars throughout the house and outside. Steam’s in-home streaming service works great over the 5ghz band to my laptop.
There's really nothing bad that I can say about it other than the fact that it does run warm -- about 63C on the 5ghz band idle. I bought a Deepcool N1 laptop cooler to place it on and elevated it to provide better airflow and now I'm getting around 52C. I'm very happy with this router so far, and to me it's worth paying a little extra to avoid the headaches.