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ASUS RT-AC66U Review
The world nowadays is about connectivity; hence, choosing a good router has consistently been of prime importance to many. ASUS RT-AC66U is a good choice for users who need an exceptional range and flexible features, making it specially useful for small offices.
A good choice for a router is the ASUS RT-AC66U. Similar to other routers, you may opt to place it flat on the table, floor or any other surface, put it on the wall, or try it using other possible positions. This router gives a rugged impression which makes it more flexible and portable. Being the only pre-draft 11ac router, the ASUS RT-AC66U is unique in the market. It uses external antennas, and maximizes its capability as well. Also, it has proven to perform well in a good amount of range which is comparatively better than routers of its type. The top side of the ASUS RT-AC66U holds the nine LEDs which provide the connection status of both WAN and LAN ports, the power status, and USB connectivity status. You will know that a connection is established and consistent when the LED gives you a blue color.
Along the rear are the four basic Gigabit LAN ports and a single WAN port. On the same side lie the two USB 2.0 ports as well. These USB ports are compatible with almost all external USB drives, printers, and 3G/4G devices powered by mobile broadband. Using the Broadcom wireless controller, the ASUS RT-AC66U runs up to an excellent 450 Mbps at 2.4GHz – which is one of the top 2.4 GHz data rates –, and 1300 Mbps at 5GHz – which is actually the fastest data rate at present. For first timers, installing the ASUS RT-AC66U is an easy job. The package has the mandatory CD of necessary setup software, and guide for installation. If for some reason, the CD does not function properly or there is something you cannot understand, simply use the alternative way of installation: type 192.168.1.1 on your browser. Upon hitting Enter, you will find a Web-based wizard where you will only have to choose RT-AC66U as your router. The process is similar to setting up desktop software; hence, you can finish installing it on your own.
The ASUS RT-AC66U not only provides an impressive connectivity range of up to 300 feet, but ensures stability within 48 hours. Storage capability and external hard drive performance are also superb. The speeds also do not disappoint. Although it feels a little hotter than other routers, the heat it produces is nothing to worry of. Overall, the ASUS RT-AC66U provides a solid performance and improved features which makes it good value for money. There are some points for improvement but generally, it deserves its claim among the top choices in the market.
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- The ASUS RT-AC66U is manufactured by ASUS and was added in December 2014 in the Routers section
- This product has a rating of 4.3 out of 5
- The best price of the ASUS RT-AC66U in Canada is $122.95 at Mike's Computer Shop
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
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