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ASUS RT-AC66U Dual Band Wireless AC1750 Router 802.11AC 2XUSB GbE 1.3GBPS


This ASUS Router Features: 1. Dual-Band AC 1750 router, 2. 3 times faster this wireless N, 3. Graphical Netwrok Map, 4. Client Access time control, 5. 2* USB ports support HDD, MFP
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74214
   Shipping Weight:   2.8 lbs
   Part #: RT-AC66U
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The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th generation dual-band Wi-Fi router with a total speed of up to 1.75Gbps, currently the fastest available! It utilizes the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller, working in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band works at up to 1.3Gbps, which exceeds current Gigabit wired transmission and is 3X faster than 802.11ac. The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
  • Router Stand
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility Software)
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
Weight (Approximate) 15.87 oz
Form Factor Desktop
Wireless Transmission Speed 1750 Mbps
Height 1.4"
Width 8.1"
Depth 5.9"
Broadband Transmission Technology Ethernet
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11ac
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency 5.80 GHz
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
USB Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
PoE (RJ-45) Port No
Total Number of Antennas 3
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General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: RT-AC66U
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.asus.com
     Product Model: RT-AC66U
     Product Name: 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
     Product Type: Wireless Router
Interfaces/Ports  
     Management Port: No
     Network (RJ-11): No
     Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 4
     PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
     Powerline: No
     Serial: No
     USB: Yes
     VGA: No
Management & Protocols  
     Security Features:
  • DMZ
  • SPI
  • DoS Protection
  • Access Control
  • Parental Control
  • Network Service Filter
  • URL Filter
  • Port Filter
  • IPSec Pass-Throuth
  • PPTP Pass-Through
  • L2TP Pass-Through
  • PPPoE

Miscellaneous  
     Certifications & Standards:
  • DLNA

IEEE Standards:

  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3ab

     Package Contents:
  • 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
  • Router Stand
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility Software)
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

Network & Communication  
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
     Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.9" (148.8 mm)
     Form Factor: Desktop
     Height: 1.4" (35.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 450 g
     Width: 8.1" (207 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 19 V DC
     Power Source: AC Adapter
Wireless Specifications  
     Broadband Transmission Technology: Ethernet
     Features: Quality of Service (QoS)
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Total Number of Antennas: 3
     UNII Band: Yes
     UNII Maximum Frequency: 5.80 GHz
     UNII Minimum Frequency: 5.10 GHz
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11ac
     Wireless Security:
  • 64/128-bit WEP
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPS

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 1750 Mbps

Customer Reviews of (ASUS RT-AC66U)

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FirestormZERO
07/04/15
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
- powerful
- wireless AC
- gigabit lan
- 3rd party firmware
Cons
- gets kinda hot
Summary
Great router. Has a lot of great and excellent features. Recommend using Merlin firmware.

LeJoKeR
06/24/15
Experience: 15 Days
Pros
Great price, great system behind. Possibility to boost antena pretty easily. Compatibility with DD-Wrt
Cons
Seems to heat a bit more then my old router but not realy an issue.
Summary
I would recommand this router at this price for sure. Easy config, AC, a lot of possibility.

Michael_L
01/17/15
Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Easy to set up, strong signal, and fairly compact.
Cons
The network printer sharing is glitchy and doesn't work with my printer. Be sure to check your printer's compatibility, even though mine is compatible it would not print. The printer would be in endless cycle of receiving data.

The firmware /IS/ dated, and there is a minor security flaw with it so it would be advisable for owners to upgrade to the latest firmware immediately.
Summary
I purchased this router back when it was on a $50 discount in October 2014. So far I enjoy using it, it does a fantastic job in with the 2.4 Ghz penetration. For those of you expecting 5 GHz across your entire house, you'll probably be disappointed. I have it in my basement, and it can reach my first floor at best, 2nd floor is not there. 5 GHz doesn't have strong penetration capabilities by the nature of its frequency.

The biggest disappointment is the network printer sharing. It relies on a program that you have to download to do its job, and unfortunately it doesn't do it successfully for my printer. The printer does get detected, but it never succeeds in sending data to the printer, it'd keep my printer endlessly in receiving data mode. I let it stay like that for an entire day just to be sure. It would be nice to be able to have all the computers enjoy printing without turning on a single computer, but it is as it is.

As a router, I have no complaints with its reception. Only time will tell how long this router will last though.

Dustin_C
11/25/14
Experience: 2 Days
Pros
So far so good! I can definitely tell the processor inside is faster than in my old router.. everything is that much more responsive now (including general usage within my LAN). Great coverage. My old router couldn't reliably reach my master bedroom on the 5ghz band. This one does it with no problems despite being at the opposite end of the house.

Loaded with features.

Firmware upgrade brings AICloud 2! I was considering a more expensive router in order to get this.
Cons
Firmware - it shipped with a fairly dated firmware.. I update d to the latest and lost 5ghz wifi. I "downgraded" to a firmware update  from Sept 2014 and it worked fine. Back to the Oct 2014 firmware and lost 5ghz wifi again. I went back to the Sept 2014 firmware and 5ghz works.. I have submitted these results to Asus.
Summary
Overall a huge upgrade for me. I'm really happy with the purchase.

I was pleased to see that a firmware update  got me AI Cloud 2. I'm already making extensive use of it.

There are very few (if any) actual devices that actually work at the higher speeds of the AC1900 and especially the AC2400. Most consumer laptops, tablets, phones come with 1-2 antennas.. Those high end routers require 3 antennas to make full use of them!

Peter_N
06/27/14
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Solid router, excellent coverage
Cons
Had to use 3rd party firmware
Summary
I've had this router for nearly a year. The unit worked very well until about a month ago when I loaded the latest firmware. Reloaded it more than a few times, but still had lots of bugs and it kept losing the internet. I finally got fed up and loaded DD-WRT. (Also use DD-WRT on a Netgear WNDR3700 that I run as an access point) The RT-AC66U now seems to run faster and smoother then ever. We operate a number of computers and wireless devises and have had no problems with the router when using 3rd party firmware.

Kevin_T
04/10/14
Experience: 3 Months
Pros
Works well and stable after loading 3rd party firmware
Cons
Need to use 3rd party firmware.
Summary
Before I use the Merlin firmware, the wifi occasionally drop  off. Now that I use the latest MErlin firmware, everything is rock solid.

Alex_G
02/03/14
Experience: 50 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great signal strength and internal functions
Cons
Can't think of many, just price.
Summary
Works amazing, easy set up, great signal strength and amazing array of options within the setup.

Yang_S
02/03/14
Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Sleek, Fast
Cons
Errors with ps3/ps4
Summary
I got this router expecting the best thing since slice bread but was disappointed by the lack of some features.

1) You can't edit the label of the device connected to the router so you can't easily identify the devices connected to your network

2) Currently there's an issue with this router in which when a ps3 or ps4 connect to it, there will be an error that states "The router in use may not support IP fragments, and the communication features of some games may be restricted." Making their performance subpar when it comes to online content.

All in all, I really wished this router to be the be all and end all of routers but it failed to live up to my expectation, I will wait and see the next lineup of routers. perhaps Wrt 1900 AC will satisfy my thirst.

Jeremy_S
01/29/14
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Excellent Build Quality, Feature Rich, Excellent Wireless/wired connectivity, ease of Use and Setup
Cons
Lack of Wall mountable holes.
Summary
I purchased this to replace an aged router having issues, and we couldn't be happier with the product. Asus has always put out quality products and I would highly advise you if you're looking for a solid router with features found in higher priced models, this is it.

Raw Milk
01/01/14
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Very easy 30-second-ish setup in the WebGUI
Covers the entire household (3 story house incl. basement)
Stable and able to maintain a connection with zero drops
Small size
Directional antennas?


Cons
Pricey, but to be expected
No USB3 support
Stand mounting isn't very well thought out
Summary
This router is pretty solid, it pretty much covers the entire household on the N-Band (Most of our devices in our house still are on 802.11n). Have yet to reset or experience dropped connections, so this is pretty much near the pinnacle of consumer routers right now.
Even better with DD-WRT installed, which is what I have on it (although ASUSWRT offers similar functions with some excluded and with reduced functionality)
Everything is better than any routers I've owned, particularly Netgear and D-Link, their warranty policies, length, and service is supposed to be better also.
Good router, recommended. 5/5

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Is this unit faster than a bolt of Lightning? (tallguy2525- Aug 22, 13, 11 Replies) Read this message
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Odd wireless behaviour (Je55e- Feb 08, 13, 6 Replies) Read this message
2.4Ghz not very reliable (Jonathan_P- Dec 08, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
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Asus USB Printer Support with Hub (David_W- Jul 28, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message
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Why doesn't this thing have USB 3.0? (cynan- Jul 27, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message

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URL: http://www.foxnetwork.ru/index.php/en/component/content/article/126-as
Comment: This model offers never-before-seen data transmission speeds in 5 GHz range, 1300 Mbps.
Posted by: Maxim_K @03/01/13
URL: http://www.foxnetwork.ru/index.php/en/component/content/article/126-as
Comment: We didn't really have enough time to get used to all capabilities of IEEE 802.11n standard and now it is going to be replaced by another, newer one, IEEE 802.11ac.
Posted by: Maxim_K @02/27/13
URL: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/wireless-routers/1294897/asus-rt-ac66u-
Comment: he Asus RT-AC66U is an 802.11ac dual-band Gigabit Ethernet router that provides extremely high-speed data
Posted by: H. Leung @10/24/12
URL: http://www.pcworld.com/article/262149/asus_rt_ac66u_the_best_802_11ac_
Comment: If you're looking for a router for your entertainment system, this Asus is a screamer.
Posted by: H. Leung @10/24/12
URL: http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/asus-rt-ac66u-802/4505-3319_7-35406080
Comment: Review, AC service great, wireless N, not so much.
Posted by: GregA @08/12/12
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