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  • Acceptable
    Switched from an RT-N65U which have no external antennas to this and my internet connection in the basement (today is the router in the closet upstairs) disappeared almost completely. Although I have 2-3 pluppar contacts in Windows (so much like previous router had), I get extremely low transfer rates, a few kb / sec, sometimes as low as down to 80-100 bytes / second.

    Should, however, try to replace my network card in your computer to a newer one so we'll see if it gets better. But so far I am not impressed and gives the router Rating 5/10 when it works perfect closer. But the range of 10 meters should be clear even through the wood floors and some walls.
  • Perfect
    Have had my router for about 3 months now without having to restart it once!
    This is a great boost from my rather lavish tp-link router that was promised to be a very stable router.

    The router itself is very easy to configure, and the range is awesome!

    I can really recommend this router!
  • Excellent
    After 3 days of use.
    Have had the D-Link DIR 855 previously.
    Must say that I love this! Is really impressed.
    My old D-Link 855 which is still a "weak" router feels like the 1980s in comparison.

    + Features
    + Performance
    +-Throw
    + Na Persistent
    + Interface

    The only minus is that my right is hot! Then do not know if it's some odd one!

    Worth every kr .. So buy if you can afford it, otherwise run N66U

    Updating. Have now 2
    bra..nöjd works with both ..
  • Very good
    After four weeks of use I am very satisfied.

    + Easy installation (about 1,5 hours)
    + Good coverage (have 300Mbit / s down to the cell phone (Galaxy S5) throughout the apartment (75sqm) in a subscription to Broadband company that promises 150-250Mbit / s)

    - A bit pricey (1200 SEK on Komplett ad)
    - No USB3
    - Dated design (if you do not belong to the engineers from the post-war generation that thinks it is brazenly fast motorcycles, has Chuck Norris style ideals, like Golden Smog makes good music, read PC for All and identify themselves quite often as Per Moberg or Uffe Lundell .)
  • Decent
    Bought this along with the wireless network card ASUS USB-AC53 (which supports 5 GHz speed). The range is good but less good penetration. Can barely signal in my bedroom 7 meters and two walls from the router - however, the window is the range several hundred meters (!). Additionally decides sometimes 5GHz signal for not wanting to connect to N53 adapter despite the latest firmware on both the stuff and the same signal strength as the 2.4 GHz signal. Extra odd because it is the same manufacturer. Required hard-reset before it starts up again. Well, routers are always a fucking mystery but had hoped more on this as the good grades.
  • Poor
    Managed to get hold of this for a good price (1099kr) after checking around among the latest ASUS routers. What I was looking for was a wireless router with 5GHz then all neighbors in an apartment building I live in runs on 2.4GHz and the disturbance in the air is enormous. Got home router for a few days and started tinkering with it.

    Pretty quickly I discovered that the 5GHz radio behaved strangely. Was looking for the SSID with the cell phone that supports both 5GHz and ac-standard, but found nothing. Tried me on a firmware update but it did not help. The settings mentioned that the radio was on, there was no schedule setting that haunted but I found a thermometer that read that the radio was disabled. Added a third party fw, merlin, but to no avail. Rebooted, restored, upgraded and downgraded to curse. Was also inside the CLI via telnet and ravaged, attempted to add a MAC address to the radio when there were no registered nor it helped.

    After a few days I got enough. Asus customer support could not help me so now I have an RMA on the router and waits for the money so I can add those to something else.

    I guess I got an odd one when I barely found the other victims of this problem. Always hard to get home broken products, but there it is. I was not impressed with 2.4GHz speeds, the radio worked, at least, but it may be because there are 10+ visible SSID that plays on the band around. GUI was a bit messy but Merlin did it better. Have not used any other features you can not comment on them.

    It leans towards a N66U in the future, still dare to believe in the Asus after all, but it could also be broken so I take out the matchbox and runs loose. Nah I'm just kidding of course.
  • Perfect
    After a lot of reading so landed in the decision to buy this router to replace an old d-link that had a lot of mischief for themselves. I started it, did an update of fw, peeled some of the settings just to see what it could do. Neat interface! Since I have not given it a thought the 4 weeks that it has spun, it just works and it's just what I need, no hassle. More stable connection to our new mobiles and good speed on the wireless. Have no complaints, really happy!
  • Perfect
    I tried Netgear's R6300 (V1) and TP-Link's C7 Archer before I finally crawled to the cross and bought this. A bit high price, and it has many features I do not use ... but the router works stable, went to put up on the wall and has good range. After six months, I have not had to reboot it, and it is fully compatible with the equipment I use.
  • Perfect
    Very happy, had my 3 months. Good range of wireless and stable.
  • Perfect
    All problems are gone after the last update. I get 350 Mbps between two such routers here. Max I think is at 400 Mbps to three routers / computers with the same systen
  • Perfect
    No comments needed! Best simply.
  • Excellent
    After a week's review is generally positive. Since the supplied firmware did not have the features that I needed, I looked through both Merlin and DD-WRT before I finally settled on Tomato. The chews now stable and I am satisfied and happy.

    Funnily enough, I needed to boot into an emergency mode and from there to clear the memory before it went to load the new firmware for the second time. Perhaps, remaining remnants of the earlier versions that took place. It lowers the grade a notch because it stole a few hours for me. The button for the memory cleaning was almost invisible and no text informed about possible consequences.
  • Perfect
    Update (4 months):
    Still quite smooth and fast. Run now Merlin firmware that made it a breeze to install set-top box over the network (IPTV). The loss rate of the wireless was incidentally on my crummy network card, a D-Link DWA-547. The line is upgraded to 100/100, where my HTC One located at 83 and 97 Mbit / s over 802.11n.

    Original:
    A very nice router that is also really neat. Seems helstabil MMORPG's and the like, have not had a single crash or DC after one week of use. Sitting on a 100/10 to rope and gets 70 Mbps down over the wireless router with approx 2 feet from the computer, equipped with a D-Link DWA-547. Perhaps no sensation when I have 96 Mbps cable, but still a complete update from my previous crash-prone Zyxel router to junk. As mentioned earlier, however, the AC model no necessity at the moment when the AC standard is under development, so the RT-N66U is probably still a better buy.
  • Perfect
    Have enjoyed these two bridged routers in more than a year.
    Brews in 5 GHz, connecting through 2.4.
    VPN server, USB ports, a media server, parental control, the list is endless.
    Extremely stable thanks to Linux and 256 MB of RAM, has had several power outages without reset.

    Run two different SSID for bottom and top bunk.
    With extra long antennae, we can connect an entire block away.
    Been thinking about switching to Tomato firmware but can not find a use case.
    Highly recommended, you will probably not regret it.
  • Perfect
    Absolutely magic router! Run with firmware from Merlin and then increase the setting options and performance even more.

    Had an Asus RT-56U earlier that I was very pleased with. But to trade up to this was a step in the right direction entirely. Feel that everything will be faster with this router. Bitorrentklienten is the icing on the cake.
  • Good
    This is my 4th router that is quite a novice, I'm not.
    It works great when it works. Unfortunately I lose daily contact with it, both wired and otrådat. I can not log me on to the router without a reboot and get the following message (despite the latest firmware): "Settings havebeen updated. Web page will now refresh.Changes havebeen made to the IP address or port number. You will now be disconnected from RT-AC66U. " - Goggla on that phrase and you will see that it is a common error.

    I raise the rating to 4 because now it works. However, it needed an upgrade of the firmware of a standalone (from Asus) and developers called "Merlin." It's not all that you will get there and it should work from the factory.

    I change reviewed after about 1 year of use: It works great with the new firmware. Good WIFI räckkvidd.
  • Very good
    It is not without reservation that this router gets a rating of "Good", it has a few little quirks that pull down the grade. As a reference for the test have an Asus PCE-AC68 wireless card used.

    The tests of the transfer is made to a NAS Server (Qnap) that first linked by cable to the router as some sort of "benchmark" for the transmission rate. This proved to provide 75 Mb / sec (Note, megabytes, not megabits) in read speed and 80MB / s in write speed.

    Now over to using WiFi and PCE-AC68 instead ... Distance between router and test computer is more than 5 meters.

    In AC mode at 5 GHz band is the reading speed to the NAS about 50 Mb / sec (Asus Utility says that the channel width than 80 MHz and uppkopplngshastigheten is 1.300 Mbit / s), which may be considered as perfectly OK. However, it is extremely surprising that the write speed to the NAS is deplorable 7 Mb / sec. A quick test of the N-mode at 2.4 GHz show that the write speed is 7 Mb / sec here and you can see that it does not in the least faster in AC mode on 5G than in N-mode on 2.4G ... ? Oddly, surprising and unimpressive. There must be something that is incorrect on my part but QoS is turned off and no other traffic is present on the network.

    Conclusion: Around 400 Mbit / s in download and "disastrous" 54 Mbit / s in upload. (54 Mbit / sec is not bad thing, but for an AC router with an AC network cards from the same manufacturer, it is not particularly impressive.)

    The router uses a mobile broadband as the primary connection method, and it was a bit pyssligt to get to work 100% stable. The E398 used as a modem is not listed as pre-defined modem type (even though the router will find the modem and identifies it as a Huawei modem) and allows one may try things out a bit with different modem types of other models before it becomes fully functional stable. This applies even to be careful to manually set country / ISP and APN correctly when everything is not the default, otherwise the modem down every 5 minutes and the router complains that it is wrong PIN for SIM message despite the proven works in 5 minutes shock. Set however, manually enter the ISP / APN and simply enter the "correct" APN even though the default is no way to reset it and becomes stable. However complicated for someone who is not used.

    Some parts in the diagnosis leaves a little to be desired. Sure, it's "just" diagnostics and does not affect the operation, but it is annoying eg that the monitoring of throughput when "streaming" on both 2.4G and 5G while alltsom usually only get data on one of the two bands despite both going haywire.

    Otherwise, the router contains a lot of features and most of them work as expected.

    EDIT: For those of you who are using the "mobile broadband" in the form of a USB stick as the primary internet connection, stay away from firmware revision 3.0.0.4.374.5517. The audit can not connect the modem to the net anyway for Tele2's 3G / 4G. The last firmware that works is 3.0.0.4.374.4561

    EDIT: As in magic and without updating the drivers somewhere is now the upload speed to the NAS server, 30-35 Mb / s instead of 7 Mb / s. Why it suddenly got the idea to go 5 times faster is hard to predict, but now it's really decent speed in both directions in AC mode.
  • Decent
    Have not done any proper tests. But it is stable and works well.
    However, the scope of wireless to be a bit short. Do not touch the phone while standing outdoors approx 15meter away. Inside the apartment it works though.
    Good for height adjustment. VPN server, multiple separate wireless networks and more.
    I want a router, you can set a lot and adjust, and it can be with this :)

    Update after 6 months operation:
    Has hung up 2 times last week for no reason. Have latest FW (3.0.0.4.374_5517). It gives less. Bought this for a fast and stable connection
    Noted that it is quite warm, should probably try to move it and set it up.
  • Perfect
    very good router get 97mbit wireless with asus AC53 AC adapter in 5GHz band about 5 feet between the router o adapter :)
  • Excellent
    This router can be flashed with DD-WRT software and learn when to achieve significantly higher speed, and the ability to boost the power of WiFi.
  • Barely acceptable
    Must say that the scope of both bands were lousy!
    Do not know if it's because they had to change the software because of lawsuits but the range was less than half my Dovado Pro.
    Returned and bought a Netgear Nighthawk instead, works much better.
  • Perfect
    Immediately felt the difference on this router very satisfied!

    feels quality. and the software was easy to understand, plus the software is good from the beginning, it does not usually router software as often. big plus.

    host ba purchase price be satisfied :)
  • Very good
    Very happy with this router and I have tested quite a few over the years. It is the first router I have owned where I have not felt the need to replace the firmware to tomato or dd-wrt, it works, hangs, and does not have all the features I need.

    Can agree with previous ratings that it does not have impressive transfer to any usb disk but I run a separate NAS via gigabit so it's nothing that bothers me ... But if you hope to have your router as a NAS with a simple usb Drive hitched so you should probably check on whether there are better faster / options.

    Run 15-20 wireless clients on it including all toads and telephones and a pair of threaded, it has never hung, has fast transmission and is capable of 1080p stream while doing other things.
  • Perfect
    Went from T2's slow netgear they run with this. 's That night, on the day. The speed of Asusen's just too good.

    Very satisfied so far anyway.
  • Excellent
    A powerful router with a stylish design.

    The speed of the wireless network is not a WOW moment, but an earlier version of the ASUS router performs as much as this expensive router.

    My tip, if you have a better network and higher Internet connection, so you bet on this router, otherwise you can run on the Asus RT-N66U and you get equally good conditions and you save the difference of SEK 500 in his pocket.
  • Perfect
    Have now had this router for approx. 1 month and am extremely satisfied.
    Good coverage throughout our 3rd at about 95 square meters and it is very stable.

    Love its built-in torrent client that you can use directly through their smartphone
    to download to external drive (you do not need to even start his computer).
    I have also connected my TV wired to the router and stream directly via the external
    counter, WONDERFUL!

    Have nothing bad at all to say about this little device.

    I run with merlins firmware and it works great!
  • Acceptable
    Good performance but the software is pretty crappy.
    Buggy and not thought webgui. Should be better considering the price.
    Has experienced that one can not get IP all times as some others describe.
  • Very good
    Have driven this router now for 4 months.

    About a month ago, lost the internet completely random. Updated Firmware. The same problem again, now hung it up every night.

    So was varnish and started Googling the problem, found a great tip here on-hunting and presto! Drove into Merlin's firmware in the router and the router has not jammed even once for me.

    (Merlin's firmware is made of an Asus developers, so it is installed just like an official update, it wants to delete the install you just log-fw again)
  • Perfect
    Awesome router. I went for this rather than RT-AC68-U model including page performance 802.11ac is much better on this router, in addition to the score as No. 2 performance in terms of 802.11n standard (where RT-AC68-U leader).

    The router has no USB 3.0 port, RT-AC68-U has. FTP performance against external hard drive is therefore much worse, but I prefer either NAS.

    The positive is that you also get this model with wall mount, and that this router is reported more stable than RT-AC68-U, then the firmware currently behaves unstable at times.

    This router is however very stable with good firmware free "childhood diseases", pen and watch and functions just as it should.
  • Excellent
    Incredibly fast and works perfectly with Apple products!

    + Good menus, many features o choice, good coverage, super fast

    - It gets a little too hot regardless of use.
  • Excellent
    Have two. Fast, done its job, no malfunctions, has more functionality than I would ever have use for. Looking at 1080p without "stutter" but will then not find myself too far from the router.
  • Decent
    The lack of USB3 shed it, however good it might be, ... my HD USB USB3 fall asleep in less than 2-3mb / s at transfers which is woefully slow, stream back from HD movies are also not from USB, then get moving on directly to my laptop which is given is USB3 equipped and then over wifi N on it works ... not what I had in mind, is now as wifi extender until the new solution comes.
  • Excellent
    Works very well with incredibly easy GUI and a lot that one can "peel" on.
    Took max 5min to get started very simple installation.

    + Has everything and more when it comes to settings.
    + Adjustable transmit power even without custom firmware.
  • Very good
    Looks promising, have only had it for one day but the speed is absolutely nothing wrong.
    Purchased to avoid having the isthmus in the living room and be able to stream 1080p wirelessly to my old dir-855 could not be bothered.
  • Perfect
    Had this router for over two months and have only good things to say about it.
    Speeds on n standard is up to 70MB / s on the 100/100 line, and can only imagine that ac compatible devices coming up in the promised speeds.
    The interface is neat and easy to use. The device itself is also good looking and with the wall bracket you can place it either way.
    Awesome product that I recommend to everyone who has 50mb / s or faster network.
  • Very good
    Still, after a week, I am not so very impressed. The wireless seems to have better range than my old Linksys 54GL with Tomato, which I had hoped for. But maybe there's more tricks than raising effect? Felt in all cases had to replace the old one when we get fiber instead of adsl.
    It was easy to get started, updated itself et first it did, but a little trickier to launch the webcam for me that are not so familiar with port forwarding etc.. The interface could be better.
    The network printer worked however immediately without any action. It linked up to all devices automatically, except the wife Asus Laptop running win 7, where it seems to bother some.
    Stable seems, which is important, it is on round the clock without any hassle.
    Will continue to test some other stuff later.
  • Excellent
    Fast, Good GUI and really good range on the helpless.
  • Acceptable
    Not good for Mac users as I am.
    Had an Apple Airport Extreme before, but it la so had to get new one.
    Looked at this and iochmed I have HTC One that supports AC speed it would have been fun to test this new technology. And the new technology works splendidly :)

    Unfortunately, then, is it that this new router does not support writing to HFS + on USB connected drives.
    This makes the two disks I have with 2gb each the total usable network when the router supports this format.
    So unfortunately it will be to return this router and buy apple's own Airport Extreme AC.
  • Perfect
    Have been using this router for a week now and I am extremely satisfied! It is worth every penny.

    Right now I'm thinking the torrent in 3 Mit / s, extracts a 6GB RAR file from the Ready NAS server, streaming a 1080p movie from HTPCn, streaming another movie from my laptop in 720p, and I have uttorent started on all computers at home (3) and loads up in about 1 Mbit / s, then I also have a wireless printer constantly connected. All this wirelessly - no lag! (!)

    The router's GUI has many advantages and Asus have really thought when it comes to ease of use. Just such a thing as being able to lock the IP addresses internally is so easy to empty Grandma can fix it.

    Another thing I use is Asus built cloud service. I have attached a SSD hard drive to the USB input on the router and thoughts all torrents to it, and use it as backup. Via cell phone, I can then access all the files from my home network via an app that can be downloaded for free in the Google Play, and the App Store. It is also accessible via FTP and HTTPS :/ / but I have not been able to set it when it feels superfluous. In any case, it is how smoothly anytime to stream movies from SSDn to my Galaxy Note 10.1 plate.

    Another advantage is that the blue LED lights are very weak and are not disruptive because they are not visible.

    I can warmly recommend this product and hope that Asus soon release the wireless network card that supports AC technology.

    # # # Update 20130202:

    Tested just for fun if this router is still up to scratch, and it does! It charges as well on line wirelessly.

    Wireless: http://i.imgur.com/szfwd4t.jpg (100 Mbit / s down and 10 Mbit / s up)

    I'm impressed!

    # # # Update 20130821:

    Got 200 Mbit / s s and 100 Mbit / s up. I am satisfied: http://i.imgur.com/eux13fG.jpg
    The results show wireless 5G.
  • Perfect
    I've now tested this superb router. It really does provide reasons for its high price, works through walls but it misses a little speed.
    I can recommend buying this router.
  • Perfect
    Can absolutely replace the TP cable, get 95/10 on a 100/10 connection wirelessly, with associated PCI-E card. Really great interface and fun to fiddle with.
  • Good
    Hmmm!
    Bought this router to run openvpn with dd-wrt, but seems not the palladium.
    I get 15/15Mbit when I overclock it to 662mhz and about 12/12Mbit at 600MHz.
    I run on my computer, I get 85-90/85-90Mbit but openvpn on.
    Otherwise, it is good. stable good range.
  • Good
    Had 2 days. Speed ??of the network is not overly better than the D-Link 855 from 2008 or ZTE MF28G (4G router from TRE) but RT-AC66U reaches much better. Will return when I tested more but am very pleased. Run the router as the AP cable from ZTE MF28G but should get fiber next summer and when should it be used as a router.

    My ZTE is mending so using RT-AC66U as 3G router. Not optimal with THREE. Disconnects sometimes and then the RT AC66U unreachable. With Telenor works perfect though. (Telenor run, always on. Three disconnects when there is no internet traffic)

    The range is huge, well at RT AC66U but the speed is just bragging figures and will do just as well with standard RT-66U will lower my rating.

    Here is a test to a disk connected to the router's USB. Lan VS WIFI AC 5GHz
    http://s39.photobucket.com/user/svendolph/media/samman_fattning_zpse81f4006.jpg.html

    Nonsense the notion that WiFi can replace fixed line.
  • Perfect
    Completely lyric.
    Simple and easy to understand interface, intuitive, connected HD found lightning speed without grumbling.
    The flash took my ADSL modem today but my connected 3G modem (ZTE) took over with no problems.

    Have previously tried to make it work as well with my Dovado router that just causes trouble.

    Great to have your own VPN tunnel when you want to access svtplay mm when a Swedish IP when you are traveling abroad.

    Lets just say ...... best buy.
  • Excellent
    've Only had it one day so far. But where was overjoyed when I drove broadband cols that showed 96 mbit down and 90 up (100/100 fiber). Lives of 90 sq m and the router is at one end of the apartment and the computer in the other with a concrete wall between.

    Can add that I am running with an AUSU PCE-AC66 in the computer.
  • Very good
    Had this router for about a month now and it works really really well, moreover webgränsnittet very neat, easy to use and feature rich.

    A big plus is the addition that you can release through IP TV with simplicity, something not possible with most other routers (that I know of anyway, unless you are running custom FW) when the IP-TV using its own IP range .. In my case, a Fibre Solution from Telia and related digibox. With the Asus router was easy to choose which / what ports that handle IP-TV and thereby pass / permit / retain the default IP address of the PC. This was something that would never work according to Telia, while the digital receiver really has to be connected directly to fiber converter. (See below for instructions)

    The biggest flaw with the router's documentation, there are manuals and the like are available but the first is the briställig, secondly, you are linked on to the Asus website, something that might not be so appreciated if the router lost the connection to the network. Instead, it should have been integrated better in the web interface.

    On the whole, I can certainly recommend the router, I do not regret a second that I bought it!

    IPTV through the router:
    Surf to the router's web interface, choose LAN and then tab, IPTV, where you specify the port to be used for IP TV, you can select more than one too if you'd like .. ISP Profile must be set to "none". For example, I switched port 4 for IPTV / STB, Telia and the remaining ports to computers .. Note that if you specify a port for IPTV and then plug in a switch in the door, which in turn benefits the network to ordinary computers + digibox the computers can "behind the switch" have problems, such as lack network access or at least fall "outside" your home network, which in turn leads to you, for example, can stream movies / music to it / the devices (game consoles / media consoles or other computers).
  • Excellent
    My last router was a Netgear WNDR37AV and it was arguably the best router I've ever used.

    Now just to find that the Asus blows my old HARKE out of the water. Think it is really responsive and love the interface. The software seems to be slightly immature, but getting better every update and especially so is Merlin's custom firmware is really good!

    The speed was good on the Netgear and so even with Asus. However, it feels a bit "fresher" now.

    What really shines is the range. Before it disappeared wireless doorstep, now I can go 5-10 meters to in all directions and still have signal. May not sound like much, but now I have wifi in most parts of the garden.

    Aesthetically, it is really delicious! Do you need the router in front is nothing prettier than this.

    I have always chosen laptops and motherboards from Asus because I think they stick with good quality. Now they are even at the top with routers so just to thank and accept.
  • Very Poor
    I do not really know how I feel about this router.
    When I bought it, I had expected that it would be able to stream two HD videos simultaneously, and it may then not at all. I have 100/100mbit in my apartment and I can not surf on my computer while I stream HD via my PS3. Viewing Viaplay and netflix ie. I have to turn off streaming to surf on your computer simultaneously. I paid 2300kr for this router and thought it would be cruel but it is not fucking better than my old D-Link, which is 5 years old. Beneath contempt poor. Had I known this I would have bought a cheaper router. Avoid this router if you are going to stream a lot of movies. The pallets are not with it. Then I still have a 100/100mbit line. Software may plus anyway. Easy to plug in USB hard disk or memory and get it into the network. Otherwise everything is negative with this. My router can not handle more than barely 20 meters before I can not find your network is. I bitterly regret that I have not bought a D-Link again. One should keep himself to that which is good. Avoid this product.
  • Perfect
    Everything works.

    GP, fast and clear menus. Easy to configure and also get a feedback through the log.

    The unit is slightly big and will not fit in the compartment with the patch panel in my apartment.