Asus RT-AC66U

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  • Perfect
    Have used this router for a week now and I'm extremely happy! It is worth every penny.

    Right now I'm thinking the torrent of 3 Mit / s, extracts a 6GB RAR file from the Ready NAS server, streaming 1080p video from HTPCn, streaming a different movie from my laptop at 720p, and I have uttorent started on all computers home (3) and uploads of approximately 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 simple that even Grandma can fix it.

    Another thing I use the Asus built cloud service. I have attached a SSD hard drive to the USB connector on the router and thoughts all torrents to it, and use it as a 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 App Store. It is also accessible via FTP and HTTPS: // but I have not managed 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 thus not disturbing because they are not visible.

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

    Update 20130202 ###:

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

    Wireless: (100 Mbit / s down and 10 Mbit / s up)

    I am impressed!

    Update 20130821 ###:

    Acquired 200 Mbit / s s and 100 Mbit / s up. I am satisfied:
    The result shows Wireless 5G.

    Update 20150402 ###
    Run now a public server behind the router, and it still works perfectly. I have also run into Merlin on it, and it makes it even better. Had 11 stars have been had this router received it.

    Merlin is available to download here:

    Update 20160104 ###
    Still no problem. The only chew on. Now about 5TB per month, with 15 units constant.

    Update 20161008 ###
    Run now that the AP with about 6 units connected. It still does the job well. 100/100 Mbit / s over WiFi and cable on the 100/100 line.

    Run still Merlin FW.
  • Perfect
    The best product on the market for its price ... also the best router for its time when it was released ... This is enough very far, for many years to come.
  • Barely acceptable
    On my second now. The first overheated and had to be replaced. Now my new beginning to stypa speed so you have to restart it a few times a week.

    Will submit more Asus for me.
  • Very Poor
    I bought this router to connect to the Internet through a USB Huawei E3276 4G modem (which can handle up to 150/50 Mbit / s). It should work according to ASUS. And according to ASUS supported the modem for my operator (three in Sweden). But in practice this is lousy, and the liver is not at all up to the last two values: the ASUS advertising "FAST - EASY - STABLE". Despite the updated firmware. Have tested intensively for a week, with both torrents, streaming and surfing. Result: Very poor function, with constant interruptions. This router goes back to the supplier!


    + Quite a number of features in the web interface
    + Fast AC Wifi in the 2.4 and 5 GHz.


    - Internet connection via 4G modem freezes all the time.

    - You must reboot the router several times a day.

    - 5 GHz WiFi goes down every now and then, even though the router stands 5 meters away from the computer.

    - Although the ASUS support indicates that this modem works with the router and the operator, so you can not select the modem model in the router. Instead, you are asked to select "Automatic".

    - Clumsy translation of the web interface to Swedish. One wonders if the translation is made with Google Translate. Annoying, because you have to spend a long time in the web interface. No, ASUS, afford you a proper translation!

    - For each setting to adjust, so the router takes a minute to save the setting. I want to change several settings, and then reboot. But it does not seem to go.

    - The router comes up to a maximum of about 20 Mbit / s to the internet, even though the modem on the paper can handle up to 150 Mbit / s, and when connecting through my old Mac can handle about 50 Mbit / s.

    Having grown tired of the ASUS RT-AC66U, I have now bought a Dovado Pro AC. Vips - now stable feature, and a rate of 50 Mbit / s. And should the USB modem to hang himself - then start Dovadon the modem. With the goal to have 24/7 connectivity. Well thought out!
  • Poor
    Now has a D-Link DIR-655 and switched to this Asus to get better Wifi in the house. Wifi was great but it was to return the product when there was no possibility to filter / block incoming Wan - LAN through the firewall, it can handle my old router, just went to the port to control this.
  • Perfect
    Super router. Stable. Wide Range. Had Netgear, it always hung out. Highly recommended!
  • Terrible
    Have had lot of security intrusions on this router.
    Apparently, it is a fair game for hackers.
    Google: suspension rt ac66u hacked
    So you may view themselves.

    Apparently, I have received a lot less on my review to try to warn people.
  • Perfect
    High-speed wireless access point!
  • Perfect
    = perfect)
  • Perfect
    Bought this for 890: - in the BL. Much of the money. Easy to configure, got an update to the router, which went without problems.

    Remember to place side antennas to the side for the best signal. Only the antenna in the middle should be straight.
  • Perfect
    Asus = Stable. Run a now about 3 years old AC66U as a media bridge to about 5 years old RT-N66U (WAN) N 5GHz band. Other units + guests receive the free 2.4GHz network is unstable (not Asus wrong, the band is full knökat in BRF where I live + discipline on the channel separation is missing: - /)

    Wireless performance:
    - Maxes out my 100 / 100MBit rope without a problem ( with Merlin FW on both (380.59 with QoS disabled).

    - Routers stands about 7-8 m apart with a bearing double brick wall with door + 1-2 plaster walls with a door between them (depending on which path the signal takes :)).
    The same floor - 3a of 100sqm - placed in the room furthest apart.
    No ceiling mounting or the like to optimize performance, only settings optimized in rotuer. One is on the table and the other on the floor with antennas directed somewhat against each other.

    - Thinking of buying a to and run media bridge on the AC network rather than when it's getting more and more N 5GHz in network neighborhood and would have been nice to 5GHz to other clients, but when the speed is enough for right now so I await future models.

    Via cable on respective routers are the parts that talk to each other wirelessly:
    N66U has closed two NAS, a computer and a printer
    AC66U has closed HTPC, Blue ray player, PS3, receiver and a Samsung device

    It it aint broken do not fix it ....
  • Very good
    Have had this for almost 3 years now.
    Got change first unit after more than one year due to the strangled rate of about 200Mbit / s. But had it replaced and since then has worked flawlessly. Get 950Mbit / s both ways on my gigabit ethernet. And about 2-300Mbit the phone over WiFi if you are within a few meters.

    However, the scope of wireless to be a little short. Do not touch the phone while standing outside about 15meter away. Inside the apartment it works though.
    Can probably be because there are many other networks in the vicinity and steel facade.

    Good with options. VPN server, multiple separate wireless networks etc.
    I want a router can be set up very much and adjust, and it can be with this :)
  • Perfect
    Works really well
    Easy to get started with and feels very stable.
    Would want this in white, when mounted on a wall
  • Poor
    Update: After almost exactly three years and a few days went down the power button on my one router. A few weeks later, on the other. This is a power button which I never used.
    When the power button is broken ends up in the off-state and the only way to get off the router is to stand and hold the button as soon as you release it turns off.
    Then it felt like a design I contacted Asus about it, but they did not help in any way, because I was a few weeks off for making the claim.

    I have had this router for a year now, is more than satisfied, can not think of anything negative.
    Threaded performance is good, WLAN performance is extremely good, just like the range.
    There are plenty of settings and features in it, the price is reasonable.
  • Perfect
    Really good! Just as a router should be, simple and works flawlessly. Finally, no unnecessary buffering or crashing networks!
  • Very good
    Easy to get started with, and it is (still) stable, ie no restart after 2 months of use.
    Lacks USB dongle support (to connect a Tele2 data dongle)
    The router gets pretty hot
  • Excellent
    Got home this little beauty after many periods of the hassles of speed on the city network.
    Bought this little nugget considering dual WAN function (upgraded to asus wrt) last rel writing, 380.xx, got 378 in the firmware on delivery,

    more details below why I am super happy (predecessor of wireless was TP-LINK 1043d v1) - now serves as additional wireless asus behind.

    After upgrading from having a cut on 35-55mbps of 100 in (Metropolitan Area Network), while the low at 90mbps + I get for hardware replacement ASUS RT-AC66u 93-95mbps in and 94-97mbps up (out) .., Which is a day and dream, tests made last 24 hours and I have linked two networks together comhem / metro network in the Asus dual WAN functionality and speeds are asbra and very pleased, the top lay on the combined yesterday (hours of downloaded packages at 250mbps / 121mbps up. which is good considering that I only have 100Mbps uppstream and 100 in: P (Probably both networks interconnected and Asus balanced to the network in the good way)

    So, you want a solution to speed problem, buy asus thing and turn on the jumbo frames feature :)
  • Very good
    Still, after a week, I'm not really impressed. The wireless does not seem 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 any case had to replace the old when we get fiber instead of ADSL.
    It was easy to get started, updated itself first it did, but a little trickier to get off my webcams for me who are not so familiar with port forwarding, etc. The interface could be better.
    The network printer worked, however, directly without any action. It linked up to all devices automatically, except the wife Asus Laptop running Win 7, where it seemed to fuss a little, but got into it.
    Stable seems, which is important, it is on round the clock without any hassle.
    Would like to have better range, but may well be someone repeater or something.

    160801- Bought a 4G stick on ebay, then our fiber broke down, Huawei 3372 which also Tele2 uses. Turned out that there is support for this in the router. After a little tinkering, I received it going.
    In contrast, the old 3G dongle Huawei 1550 (from Comviq) worked well.

    Moreover, the tuffat and gone without concern for several years.
  • Perfect
    Sold router yesterday after 2 years, never met a single problem with it. Slammed into Merlin firmware updates have gone to a dance. The idea is now to sponge free Internet at work; D

    A very nice router that is also really nice. Seems helstabil for MMO's and the like, have not had a single crash after a week of use (which is unusual for me personally). Sitting on a 100/10-line ATM.
  • Decent
    Unfortunately, so did my Asus have given up after about 3 years, it lagged constant when played online, really thought it was my internet it was wrong because I did not think this could have been faulty, it lagged both wired and wireless.

    It was instead a Netduma that works much better than this router, certain Netduma costs 900kr more but you really do get what you pay for.

    This router thought I was perfect from the beginning, but when I think it has always had problems with the law, spikes, although I opened the doors and drove the DMZ fashion so it does not seem like stop adding.

    A good router for those who are not picky but play online, I would avoid this, maybe I went on an odd one but it really sucks on Xbox One and PS4 online multiplayer.
  • Terrible
    3 years later - die of heatstroke after 2 minutes. No durable product that.

    Two years later - Lowers the rating further because there is a router that endures. Can now often heatstroke or that the Internet suddenly stopped. Although the range has become worse over the years and those in the know know why.
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    Had the 2 days. The speed of the network is not excessively better than D-Link 855 2008 or ZTE MF28G (4G router TRE) but RT AC66U reach much better. Will return when I tested more but are very satisfied. Run the router AP cable from ZTE MF28G but to get fiber next summer and when it should be used as a router. (Edit 2 years later: Was worse since Asus made it legal with new FW and had to buy another router when Asus malfunctions often to unplug the Internet.)

    My ZTE are punching so using RT-AC66U 3G router. Not optimally with three. Disconnects sometimes and then gets RT AC66U unreachable. Telenor operates, however, perfect. (Telenor run, always on. Three disconnects when there is no internet traffic)

    The range is tremendously good at RT AC66U but the momentum is just boasting numbers and will do just as well with standard RT-66U will lower my rating.

    Here a test to a disk connected to the router's USB. Lan VS WIFI AC 5GHz

    Trams that with that WiFi can replace fixed line.
  • Perfect
    Depends where you come from but before I had an old tired o D-Link, which only gave 15 Mps 100 Mbps (threaded). The family was going crazy when the clutch sometimes lagged or completely disappeared.

    Now with this router provides 98Mbps 5GHz wifi at 2m distance and 95Mbps at 7 meters distance which is a big boost. Noticing that my laptop has the network adapter that can perform as above, but other devices such as a few older Surface plates will just up 50Mbps which is still much better than before.

    Stylish interface - to the point I clicked off parental controls. Will try to settle down the Internet process that my kids do, at the worst times of the day before departure to school or late evenings.

    Finally, I am thrilled.
  • Perfect
    I really have nothing negative to say about it ... have it as a router to my 300Mbit / s connection and it plays radiant good.

    Easy to set up with good interface - added plus that I can control children's internet access with a clear schedule for the week!
  • Perfect
    First router I've had that I've never needed to reset one single time. Super range and very simple configuration. Run and buy!
  • Very good
    Easy to get started

    Fast and stable. The first router I have had I not had to reboot after 1 month - sofar so good! :-)
  • Excellent
    Good coverage in the house. Very nice interface.
    However, replacing it with a TP-Link C2600 now.
  • Good
    Finally stable! Has gone from a Netgear WNR3500, so now I will not have to scratch his forehead and swearing every other day due to unstable internet.
    Good graphical user interfaces.
  • Very good
    Super easy to get started with. User-friendly interface. Good speed and range!

    Got a real boost to my Wi-Fi when I switched from my old D-Link DIR 655 for this!
  • Excellent
    Pleased with the operation, functionality and graphical interface!
  • Excellent
    Has withdrawn fiber (100Mbps) and then wanted to have something that is better than the routers you get with your ISP. It was also important that it is able to get through the walls / floor etc we have a nice large house and this is to cover the entire house and a guest house standing outside the house. After about a month of use, it's just note that it can handle it well. get 75-80mbit if one is about 5 meters from the router with no thick walls. Out in the guest house is 20-30mbit which is ok. The signal is good even out of the mailbox that is 25m from the router. Stable seems to be too. Bought it for 800kr on sale and it is really värd.Installationen took a long time but it was partly with its own incompetence and lack of clarity in the description of the fiber supplier to do.
  • Perfect
    After a few months.

    Make it a router must! Stable, has not been struggling with connections to the network at any time. Fast wifi ac and various settings of an interface based on Tomato if I understood it correctly. For the full throughput on my 100Mbit connectivity even over wifi which feels bra.Sen goes on to use the VPN server, which is always nice.
  • Acceptable
    Had this router in a little over two years worked perfectly to end when I start to get Wi-Fi drip from 5GHz to 2.4GHz, then could not get the router packet loss, which was the real disaster, however, Asus is nice and gives 3-year warranty so loose the whole of upgrading it.

    Probably I that have been unlucky but before problems begin attention so was the canon.
  • Perfect
    After a lot of reading so landed decision to buy this router as a replacement for an old D-Link had a lot of mischief itself. I started it, did an update of the FW, peeled part of the settings just to see what they could do. Neat interface! Since I have not given it a thought the 4 weeks as it spun, it only works and that is just what I need, no hassle. Stable connection to our new mobiles and good speed in the wireless. Has nothing to fault, really happy!

    Update: 1½ years later. I'm still very satisfied. The best rating for a router with me is that I basically forgot that it exists. It has fallen a bit in price since I bought it and I would very likely buy the same router again if there is something that has come is even faster (has no real track of your router location right now).
  • Excellent
    Have used this router for some years now and are very satisfied! It is as stable as fiber line into the house and make the online experience optimal with an average delay of approximately 5-10ms when connecting through WiFi instead of wired. This is good!

    Partly office and home use, this router which arranges everything, if one is slightly interested in technical work VPN to intranet excellent (in my case a USB hard drive connected to the router) and gives me access to store / share files with other devices on the network .

    There have only been a few cases where the AC network part fails in a few tens of seconds, but then turns N network in to take over (running a 5GHz network with AC / N and a 2.4GHz network with only N), possibly disturbances which I has found the source of that does this.

    A better alternative routes for internal file transfers and stable WiFi network you have to look long after, maybe the newer models are even better!
  • Excellent
    Okay. Three years ago I bought this and I still use it. I would today not saying that you should avoid this product for surfing the round 6-10mbit per second wirelessly. Fits perfectly in my third and has not restarted the 6 months since I moved. From 3 stars 2 years ago to 9 stars today. I think I rushed myself a little today it perfect.

    I do not really know what I think about this router.
    When I bought it, I had expected that it would be able to stream two HD movies at once and can 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 shut down the stream, to be able to surf on the 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 stream a lot of film. It can not handle it. Then I still have a 100 / 100Mbps line. Software may plus at least. Easy to plug in the USB hard drive or memory and get it into the network. Otherwise everything is negative with this. My router can not handle more than just under 20 meters before I can not find your network is. I bitterly regret that I have not bought a D-Link again. One should hold himself to that which is good. Avoid this product.
  • Perfect
    I have had the ASUS routers since the beginning of time, well almost anyway and upgraded a year ago to this model, and I only have good testimonials to say about it, fast, stable and merlins software in it so it becomes really riiiktigt good, recommended really hot, more affordable router may be looking for
  • Excellent
    Reliable, has worked well in all the years I used it.
  • Acceptable
    A lot clearly overrated router according to me, not at all affordable. I have 4 old routers and everyone performs well on the LAN but gets badly on WiFi. Therefore I bought this because it would be long range and fast speed. Compared to what? I would say that it is in line with my maybe 3-5 years old routers with 1-2 antennas. OK, if I'm sitting in front of the router so have not the old AC so then this may be faster, but that's not what I normally do ... I have not adjusted anything on it, but considers that a product should be its "best I "(almost anyway) right out of the box.
    Of course I let it, however, upgrade the firmware, so it would not be the problem.

    However, what was nice about it was the user interface, in Swedish, that was clear and easy to understand. The connection was easy.
  • Excellent
    Updated from my old DIR-655 and doubled the speed for various wireless gadgets! Threw latest Merlin fimrwaren when everyone says it will be good, do not really know what the difference is the Asus own but yes, everything works like clockwork. Much better interface than 655an but so different it's five years between the two routers. Pleased so far, will return in a year or two with an update.
  • Excellent
    Replaced my aging Dir-655th Worked well over 1 year now. Very pleased.
  • Perfect
    Have enjoyed these two bridged routers in more than two years.
    Brewing 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 floor.
    With extra long antennae, we can connect an entire block away.
    Have changed the firmware to Merlin on both and just dragged into the fiber in the housing 500/500.
    The routers are no bottlenecks.
    Highly recommended, you learn not regret it.
  • Excellent
    Very Satisfied. Bought both at office and home.
  • Excellent
    Very Good Range

    Good and easy to adjust
  • Very good
    Strong and stable router. You get what you pay for. Best consumer router available 120,909th I have run the original software all the time.

    Edti 121,117:
    The first broke down so I got a new one on the guarantee. It just went out and refused to start again.

    Edit 150 721:
    The second also broke down. Again got a new one guarantee but could not pull off on to then sit back with a dead router. Negotiated with Webhallen and ordered an Apple Airport Extreme instead.
  • Good
    My second ASUS router, the software is better than the first generation N56!
    Can not comment on the scope
    Closed AC on the 5GHz band, where my Macbook Pro is not compatible with the N-speed switches it up directly.
    AC tapped networks, and connection can take anywhere from 30 sec to 5 min, do not know who owns this problem, however, is more than I problems with the WiFi on MacBooks so assume that Apple sits with "Black Peter".
    Feels like it to be quite warm, do not want strömslukare running 24/7, too little focus on the current consumption of these devices will well happen until the EU regulates.
    Bought it for 1300 - which may be considered ok.
  • Very good
    I recommend anyone who has an AC66 and not to set it sideways to buy rubber feet and put them on the existing feet to avoid overheating.

    Like this review so maybe they do not have the same luck I had when it died of what I think is heat related.

    It worked great for 2 years, but a month ago I thought develop sidstället time table for experienced very warm, but for some reason I thought that perhaps the children overturning the router and that it is not overheated at 2 years, and it certainly is not any problems. But as everyone knows can thermal compound to dry, but the router has not given rise to any heating problems out then later gave up without warning.

    The only negative is that I never got WOL (Wake-on-LAN) function even though Asus has released firmware which states that the right WOL should have been fixed. Otherwise, it has worked really well though I set the 2.4GHz at 20MHz for that it would not lose speed when it is over 20 WLAN nearby. Then I see not how it can be sold in 1500 are still after 2 years, routers seem to be the only thing that does not seem to go down in price over time, but they run campaigns and then. Therefore I bought a ac87 I first every unhappy but now works as a bell, please read my review there by clicking on my name and seek the review.

    The daughter played games and we then went to town when we came home well then was the router completely dead. At first I thought it was the charger when it flickered, but it gave a solid when it was not connected. Searched on Google and others had the same problem where the router was dead. So I took with ac / adapter to Media Markt and where it appeared that the adapter worked perfectly.
  • Perfect
    Run this past year, tired of TP-Link WD 1043 which admittedly was an OK N router for 400kr, but that required rebooting every now and then, spec with many simultaneous connections.

    AC66U really PnP as it should be - plug in - running. Not a single reboot. No hassles when running torrents, etc. worth every penny!

    The only thing I miss is the GUI and settings from TP Linken, AC66U is effective to set but lack a bit of the "old-fashioned" interface. However, the EC did not find any settings I missed so there are words, nothing negative :)
  • Perfect
    Had this router since it was launched in 2012 and is personalized.
    Not had to reboot it once. No matter how much I charged to the network, it has nevertheless delivered.

    Had the 1000 Mbit for a short time last year, when it managed to deliver 800 Mbps via the TP cable to one of the computers. Really good throughput.

    We have a total of 11 units seamlessly connected wirelessly to the router. The computers have AC card and get 99 Mbit of 100 delivered.
    Do not use the features of the USB hard drive or media server through the router.

    Recommended sharply.
  • Perfect
    Funegrar super.
    Easy to set up through the good GUI
  • Excellent
    Replaced by Asus RT-N56U. The wireless speed and coverage is much better due to external antennas, is around 95/95 up / down with the AC on 5GHz.

    Run with Merlin's firmware which is highly recommended! Stable, fast, transparent, trim friendly firmware based on Asus's own.

    One warning though to run this with 3G / 4G USB Modem! To say the least inferior support and buggy. Does not support Telia Huawei sticks (some later models). Buy Dovado instead! They develop ongoing support for USB modem that includes the ability to port forwarding.