21 February 2014

Review ASUS AC66R wireless router

Review ASUS AC66R wireless router

  I picked up a refurbished ASUS ACC66R wireless router in June 2013 for 119.99 from newegg. The only difference between the AC66R and AC66U is that the R version is sold in brick and mortar retail stores and the U version is sold thru online channels.

  It had been running great until I moved it in Feb 2014 and then it did not like to stream 5GHz thru 3 walls (2 outside ones). However, upgrading the firmware to the latest and upping the 5Ghz transmit power to 110 mW stabilized the connection.

  • Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4 and 5GHz)
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Supports draft AC
  • Has guest networks that are isolated from your network
  • 2.4GHz range is much better than my old E2000
  • Stable, has needed very little rebooting (I think twice in 6 months)
  • Sleek looking
  • 3 adjustable external antennae (recommend 45, 90, 45 degree oreintation)
  • Supports IPv6

  • Not final AC

Other thoughts:
  • Have not tested AC streaming as I don't have any clients

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