Asus RT-AC66U Next-Generation Dual-band Wireless Router

  • Asus RT-AC66U Next-Generation Dual-band Wireless Router
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Based on 22 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    11
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent range.
  • Top performing router at 5 GHz N.
  • Very good in 11ac mode.

Cons:

  • Some sluggish performance in the interface.
  • Connected clients lost Internet connectivity a few times.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Missing Remote on

When it comes to speed and range the ASUS AC-RT66U shines, but unfortunately the same cannot be said when it comes to stability in operation -- especially in Media Bridge mode. Some of this can be overcome by running the 802.11AC router in its default...

By SmallNetBuilder on

This router was one of the first retested with our new wireless test process. So the retest, using 3.0.0.4.354 firmware, was done using 5 dB steps vs. the 3 dB we subsequently changed to.Since the AC66U is the top-ranked AC1750 class router, it is...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The Asus RT-AC66U is a superb router, but it's not quite our favourite. It's very, very fast, which is great news if you only care about performance, but rivals have a few more features we'd like Asus to add.

By ConsumerSearch on

The Asus RT-AC66U supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Experts say this simultaneous dual-band router offers great performance, and boasts advanced features like virtual private network (VPN) capabilities that make it a great choice for homes and...

By Legit Reviews on

Even though the ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band 802.11ac was not the fastest wireless router we had, the features and GUI make up for its speed test performance...

By tbreak.ae on 100

The IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard is still in the draft stages, with the specs to be finalized sometime next year. Finalization, however, has never stopped tech companies before from releasing products that are literally on the cutting edge. You may...

By OCWorkBench on 83

Bluetooth 17 Apr 2013 A traditional 802.11n router is probably what most people would use with their signed up broadband plans. While it delivers the connection, wireless speed is always a major complain. While most 802.11n promises a speed of...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Five years ago, we didn't have homes with a dozen wireless nodes and the need to run HD video to multiple screens. Today we do. Our 802.11n networks, especially on the 2.4 GHz band, are swamped. Can 802.11ac save the day? We test six routers to find...

By IT Pro Portal on 80

The Asus RT-AC66U is on a par with the excellent Cisco Linksys EA6500 11ac router. However, the two routers are best suited for two different types of customers. Those who may not be as comfortable setting up network devices, and would benefit from an...

By PC Mag on 80

More technical and small business users including those wanting a true VPN server, robust IPv6, and granular control over the wireless signal will find the Asus RT-AC66U a...

By Kitguru.net on 90

Wireless routers are now an essential part of any household, connecting Desktop Computers, Games Consoles, Media Servers, Laptops, Tablets and Phones to your home network and more importantly the internet. With this many devices connecting to the...

By VR-Zone on 80

Externals At a glance, the RT-AC66U is almost indistinguishable from its predecessor, the RT-N66U "Dark Knight", save for the gold color logo on the top right corner of the router. The front side of the router has the LED indicators for power,...

By VR-Zone on 80

The draft IEEE 802.11ac spec provides for transmission speeds up to 1300 Mb/s, which is 3 times faster the current de facto 802.11n wireless standard. We find out whether Asus's top of the line RT-AC66U is able to widen the speed gap from its...

By uk.hardware.info on

Two aspects are important with the ASUS RT-AC66U. First, how does it compare to other ac-routers? The ASUS router did clearly perform better than the Buffalo and Netgear routers. And secondly, should you get an 802.11ac instead of an 802.11n? Our...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Decent 802.11ac performance and built-in print server make this a great...

By PC World on 90

For early adopters eager to build 802.11ac networks, Asus's RT-AC66U is the best router for the...

By CNET Australia on 80

The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi...

By cnet on 70

The Asus RT-AC66U could make an excellent router for those with lots of 5GHz Wi-Fi devices; otherwise, its hefty price becomes more of an...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 85

En konklusion skal der jo til, og da især når man har haft æren af at sidde med en af ASUS' flagskibe indenfor de nye 802.11ac routere. Så derfor vil jeg nu forsøge at samle mine tanker omkring den nævnte enhed, ganske som jeg plejer at gøre det. ...

International Review By hwa.com.tr on

Geçtiğimiz senelerde Asus adı, genelde üst seviye PC donanımlarından öteye gitmezdi. Donanım piyasasında oldukça ünlü olan firma, uzun süredir aynı kalite ile çevre birimi ürünleri hazırlamaya devam ediyor. Klavye, mouse, monitör gibi dallar haricinde...