- Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 14.9 x 3.6 cm ; 653 g
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Item model number: RT-AC66U
- ASIN: B008ABOJKS
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 26 2012
- Average Customer Review: 156 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,786 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
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- 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.75Gbps
- Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable internet performance
- AiRadar optimizes wireless coverage with detachable high-powered antennas
- Enjoy the ASUSWRT dashboard UI for 3 steps easy setup, signal monitoring, and network application control
- File sharing, printer sharing, and 3G sharing via two multi-functional built-in USB ports
- 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.75Gbps^Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable internet performance^AiRadar optimizes wireless coverage with detachable high-powered antennas^Enjoy the ASUSWRT dashboard UI for 3 steps easy setup, signal monitoring, and network application control^File sharing, printer sharing, and 3G sharing via two multi-functional built-in USB ports
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5G Wi-Fi. The ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit router brings you into the next generation of wireless connectivity with leading 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity—5G Wi-Fi—that's up to 3 times faster than current wireless N speeds. One of the first of its kind, the RT-AC66U gives you a combined 1.75 Gbps of wireless data from the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz streams for unprecedented wireless performance when gaming online, streaming HD media, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Coupled with ASUS AiRadar technology for expanded wireless coverage and ASUSWRT that makes set up easy and offers a robust feature set of networking customization settings, the ASUS RT-AC66U is the pioneering router to elevate your Internet surfing experience.
- Ultra-high-speed wireless performance with 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac for transfer speeds up to 1.3 Gbps—3 times faster than current wireless N
- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent dual-band transmissions for strong signal strength and compatibility
- Attachable external antenna for up to 20% further coverage*
- 256MB RAM for faster processing
- Gigabit Ethernet ports for the fastest, most reliable internet performance
- Download Master for wireless data storage and access to router-connected USB storage devices
- AiRadar for expanded wireless coverage throughout a multi-level building
- Multi-Function twin USB ports for file sharing, printer networking, and 3G connectivity
- IPv6 enabled for future proof Web surfing compatibility
- ASUSWRT for easy 2-step setup, signal monitoring, and network application control
What’s in the Box
- RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-N1750 Gigabit Router
- Router Stand
- RJ-45 Cable
- Support CD (User Manual and Utility Software)
- Power Adapter
- Warranty Card
- Quick Start Guide
The New Standard in Wi-Fi
With 5 GHz speeds up to 1.3 Gbps—3 times faster than most current wireless-n signals, new 5G Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard on the RT-AC66U router delvers amazing wireless performance for seamless HD streaming, online gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks. Additionally, the RT-AC66U supports the new IPv6 standard for better packet transmission and addressing.
Dual-Band Operation and Expanded Coverage
Working on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the RT-AC66U future proofs your connectivity as one of the world’s first routers to feature 5G Wi-Fi and still features compatibility for current wireless-N devices at up to 450 Mbps. ASUS AiRadar technology amplifies transmission in all directions to ensure you have strong signal coverage throughout a multi-level home. What’s more, you can expand your wireless signal up to 20% further with the attachable external antenna*.
Extensive Networking Features
The RT-AC66U is made for ease of use and user optimization to get you setup within seconds out of the box and a personalized experience. With ASUS Quality of Service—QoS, set bandwidth priority by your set applications and tasks. Download Master lets you continue downloads even after you turn off a PC for even greater convenience. With robust parental controls, customize access up to eight SSIDs and set URL filters to prevent access to unwanted sites. Traffic monitoring lets you check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface to help keep you from exceeding any data allotments or to better customize your data plan with your Internet Service Provider.
Multifunctional Built-in USB Ports
With its twin USB ports, the RT-AC66U becomes a true multi-role device. Full DLNA compatibility affords smooth connectivity with a variety of entertainment platforms, including game consoles, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. The RT-AC66U can also serve as a dedicated FTP server and printer server, letting users share resources for greater productivity while reducing costs as there is no need to buy standalone server hardware.
The slim RT-AC66U fits nearly anywhere, includes a stand, and boasts 3 external antennas that you can position for enhanced signal reception. The design chassis is also VESA wall mountable to place it behind monitors and other areas.
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Top Customer Reviews
Everything went smoothly ( very easy GUI) and now I have 40% stronger coverage in my home than the dlink provided (inSSIDer). This includes a remote located blu ray player that used to continually lose internet connection and coverage I never had outside.
So far this router has far exceeded my expectations. It is a bit pricey but the device is well made and actually looks pretty good amongst my other components. It took a firmware upgrade during installation effortlessly and from my reading is well supported by ASUS. No regrets with this purchase. Hope this helps you with your investigation.
Easy to set up
Excellent range compared to an n-Type router
Contains two USB terminals which is great
It offers more portals for us guys who seem to never have enough, and the transfer speeds to your wireless devices are excellent!
product is pending RMA from manufacturer and I am considering switching to another brand; very big misses in FW implementation; MAC address only, no machine names for identification ...; bandwidth usage poor diagnostic and basic tools-
great product, works fine just out of the box. delivers high performance like expected; would have appreciated an even larger wifi signal coverage... still, this is the best coverage on the market for domestic use.
The router interface is quite impressive: easy to use, yet comprehensive enough to tweak a myriad of settings. Using the Android app "inSSIDer', I was able to figure out which channels had the least traffic via 2.4Ghz. I manually set the router to one of those channels, which stabilized connection and increased speed. My Android devices had a problem auto connecting to 802.11n over 5Ghz. Solution: choose channel 36 or 44 instead of Auto.
One of my favorite features is the ability to connect a USB storage device to the router and access it from anywhere in the world via Wifi or Mobile data. It's not only possible to access the USB storage device, but also any PC connected to the router. It's such an easy setup to do this. The Asus AiCloud app for this router allows USB storage access straight from my Smartphone.
QoS functionality allows me to prioritize network traffic. For example, I've set up Sype with a higher priority over Web downloads. Hence, Skype calls are not degraded when someone else in the house downloads from the Internet at the same time as the call.
This router can also download HTTP, NNTP and Bit Torrents without being connected a PC. Another useful feature is the ability to create a VPN server for remote users.
All in all, this router offers the total package: long range, fast speeds, tons of features and an easy to use interface!
Most recent customer reviews
I've been using this router for about a year and am very happy with it. I've never had to reboot it (unlike my previous LinkSys router). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alnoor Allidina
product works great, delivery was very quick, couldn't' be happierPublished 3 months ago by Bryce Madter
This replaced my old RT-N56U love the user interface and features. Fabulous router for the home user that wants to have an easy to setup system yet with features and capabilities... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James