For the second year in a row, Asus wins our Readers' Choice Award and customer satisfaction keeps improving. We can't wait to see if it will overtake Apple in 2014.
Incredible Performance with Incredible Control
The ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless-N900 gigabit router delivers incredible performance and coverage range. With new ASUSWRT UI, quickly setup your network, customize user access, and monitor signal strength. Following the award-winning RT-N56U, the RT-N66U increases Wi-Fi speed for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmission by 50% up to 900Mbps that makes it ideal for bandwidth demanding tasks such as 3D HD video steaming, multiplayer gaming, USB hard drive file sharing, and USB connected printer sharing. Built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers make the RT-N66U the perfect wireless router for larger, multi-level homes and buildings with signal range that reaches virtually any area.
Whether you’re a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-N66U is exceptional easy to use with CD-free, Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that lets you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connect PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices quickly. Thanks to its refined interface tools, you get control like never before, letting you monitor signal strength, setup parental settings, and other useful functions in a robust yet intuitive way.
Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range
Designed with the latest in networking technology, the RT-N66U delivers exceptionally fast wired and wireless connectivity. What’s more, it comes with a powerful detachable Wi-Fi antenna to further extend wireless range.
Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment
Delivering both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands up to 450Mbps and 450Mbps respectively, the RT-N66U has a total speed of up to 900Mbps connectivity to provide speed with stability. Perform basic internet tasks like Web browsing and file downloading under the 2.4 GHz band, while also simultaneously streaming 3D HD content and other demanding applications smoothly on the 5 GHz band.
Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage via Ai Radar
ASUS Ai Radar intelligently strengthens connections to wireless devices. With high-powered amplification and beam package, it provides optimized signals in any direction with better coverage to improve data throughput.
Easy Setup Through Your Tablet, Smartphone, or PC
With the RT-N66U, setup is simple. Simply power and connect the router and then open a bowser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a laptop or tablet. You will be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your Internet provider and that’s it! Now setting up your network is easier than ever.
Powerful functions, easiest management
With the ASUSWRT Dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings on a single graphical interface and provides 1-click updates.
Optimize Your Network for You
Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-N66U has a Quality of Service (QoS) that lets you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your Web usage in a clear and graphical interface.
Two Multi-Functional Built-in USB ports
Featuring connectivity to devices, FTPs, SAMBA, UPnP AV servers, and DLNA support, the RT-N66U makes sharing and networking easier with two built-in USB ports. Download HTTP, FTP, and P2P files to a router-connected USB storage device all day without the need of PC. Additionally, the twin USB ports allow network printer and file server connections, so you perform multiple tasks at once.
Download and Stream From Anywhere
Download Master and DLNA server lets you download and play multimedia files stored on a router-attached USB storage device on DLNA-compatible devices such as PC, tablet, PS3, XBOX, and Internet TV. Download Master can also download files while a PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
Powerful Online Multitasking up to 300,000 Data Sessions
Support f or a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-N66U has around 20 times the networking capacity of other conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
Separate and Secure Wi-Fi Network via Guest Network Access
The RT-N66U supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4 GHz band and three over the 5 GHz band, so it can protect computers from any unauthorized access, hacking and virus attacks. The parental control allows you to set up your kids' computer access times.
VPN Server Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to surf the Web and access data—no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission will be secure and confidential.
Flexible Installation with Versatile Design
Wall-mountable, the RT-N66U fits nearly any space in the home or office.
Actual data throughput will vary from network conditions and environmental factors.
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We have already seen an ASUS wireless router with similar design, but this is the first time we have ever come across a device that can transmit at 900 Mbps in the wireless segment. Such enormous speed is achieved by simultaneous transmission in each of the two wireless ranges (2.4 and 5 GHz).
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My Telus Optik TV Actiontec all-in-one modem sucks and delivers very weak signal on 2nd floor from basement. Their support is lame. Bite the bullet and learn from internet. Set up this baby in Access Point mode and work like a charm. Five bar signals and full 16Mbps wi-fi speed on 2nd floor. Telus should really offer a solution like that.
This is one of the best non-AC routers available in the market. Best for big houses. Unless you're looking at 2/3 routers configuration in a home, this is strongly recommended. Just Google RT-N66U reviews and see for yourself.
Just bought this to upgrade my wireless network to full N support, replaced my old linksys wrt300n which is now used as a wireless bridge with the rt n66u. which by the way gave me no issues at all to do.
As I exclusively use third-party firmwares, my impressions of this router will be based on my experience with them. As soon as I got this router I flashed TomatoUSB (Shibby) and I am very satisfied. I am getting a great range and haven't found one place in the house where I am losing wireless connectivity. I did encounter some stability issues using the 5 GHz band, however it is highly possible that it is due to the firmware I am using instead of being a hardware issue. Aesthetics-wise, I love the elegant look of the router. IPv6 works out of the box.
An overall excellent router which is probably a better choice at this moment than the AC66U which I was considering. Firmware is still not completely optimised with the n66u but is better than the situation with the ac66u.
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