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The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th gen dual-band Wi-Fi router, and the launch platform for the ASUS AiCloud service. Its speed reaches 1.75Gbps, currently the fastest available, utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller and working in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band supports up to 1.3Gbps, exceeding current Gigabit wired transmission and 3X faster than 802.11n. The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance. AiCloud offers a unified app for iOS and Android devices that turns the RT-AC66U into a personal cloud server, with easy connectivity to Windows PC, Mac, Linux machines, and all USB storage. Each account can sync with other AiCloud clients and public cloud products directly. All your content, files, and data can be accessed, synced, shared, and managed from almost any device, smartphones to desktops, wherever and whenever you're online. Whether you're a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-AC66U is exceptionally easy to use with CD-free Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that lets you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connect PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices quickly. Thanks to its refined interface tools, you get control like never before, letting you monitor signal strength, setup parental settings, and other useful functions in a robust yet intuitive way.
Device Type: Router
Network Architecture Supported: Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps), Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11a, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11ac, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11g, Wireless Ethernet - IEEE802.11n
Slot/Port Type: USB
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Product Title: Asus RT-AC66U Simultaneous Dual Band Wireless Router
Power Score: 4.6 | 6 Reviews
Wireless Security Features: WEP, WPA, WPA2
Number of Network Ports: 4
Features: Quality of Service (QoS)
Depth: 5.9 in
Weight: 15.87 oz
Height: 1.4 in
Width: 8.1 in
Warranty Information: 2 year(s)
URL: Manufacturer Link
Product Reviews (6)
Fast. Great Range. Excellent Router.
This replaced a D-Link DIR-655. It was easy to set up and replicate the different settings I had for WiFi security and port-forwarding to my home server. On the 2.4 GHz band we're getting stronger connections and better overall range. We have just a coupl
By drewski on Adorama - Apr 10, 2013
Simple set-up, fast wi-FI, good coverage
Bought this based on many favorable reviews. Current 7 year old router had poor coverage, and slow wi-FI speeds, even when in the same room. Installation was simple and straightforward. Have no use for many of the advanced features, but wi-FI connection s
By Eddie on Adorama - Mar 19, 2013
Way to go, Asus
Strengths: Stability and reliability, 5GHz performance, range, fantastic WAN/LAN routing performance, changeable dual band antennas, modified firmware (Merlin) available, 3G/4G USB dongle support
Weakness: Price, no 802.11ac mini-pcie adapters available yet
This replaced my DD-WRT -equipped Linksys WRT600N v1.1 router recently and I couldn't be happier. 2.4GHz performance is decent, not much improvement over the Linksys, but the improvement in range and speed in the whole house was a pleasant surprise. At 5GHz transfer speeds are top notch with 802.11n.Router section is one of the fastest I've seen, this side of enterprise routers and...
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This replaced my DD-WRT -equipped Linksys WRT600N v1.1 router recently and I couldn't be happier. 2.4GHz performance is decent, not much improvement over the Linksys, but the improvement in range and speed in the whole house was a pleasant surprise. At 5GHz transfer speeds are top notch with 802.11n.Router section is one of the fastest I've seen, this side of enterprise routers and non-blocking routing switches. It can easily handle my 350/20Mbit cable modem, speedtest.net shows a solid 280-300Mbit performance while some other routers I've tried have limited it to 100-130Mbit/s. This was Linksys' achilles heel, which was barely capable of 90-100Mbit/s with the same cable modem.Firmware is completely stable, which is probably the most important thing in any router. It won't give you headaches. I flashed mine with modified 'Merlin' firmware, which added a few nice features. DD-WRT would be ideal but that'll probably take a while.The only real drawback I can think of is the lack of 802.11ac adapters for notebooks. I don't want an USB adapter and it'll be at least a month or two before the first two/three stream AC adapters will be available. If it's fast now, I can't wait to see what happens with a full-blown AC connection.Highly recommended. This is probably the best wireless router I've come across in years.
By anonymous; - Oct 1, 2012
Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
THE GOOD: The <b>Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router</b> offers great performance on the 5GHz frequency band, and lots of features for homes and businesses. THE BAD: The Asus RT-AC66U runs rather hot, and is relatively expensive. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the...
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By cnet.com - Aug 1, 2012
Best Gaming Wireless Router
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By bestcovery.com - Feb 1, 2013