Excerpt: I first tried installing this router by following the instructions, no luck. next I spent an hour on the phone talking to someone I couldnt understand. I cant tell you how well it works unless it gets installed. when I have a whole day to dedicate to this task I may try again.
Summary: This router will work fine for a while and then slow down to about 1/10th of its normal speed. Turning it off and on a number of times usually gets it working again, but it will eventually just slow down again.
Summary: Would not connect to network . Yes I have connected many routers , and modems this was ridiculous . After 30 minutes on my own I called the Asus company From inside the box and after 2 hours His suggestion was return it (which I did ) This is not a plug and play ?
Won't stream Netflix consistently and ASUS doesn't seem to know how to fix it!!
Lawrence R. Stevens, Amazon
7 March 2015
Summary: First off, I really wanted this router to work for us. It has great options and is very configurable. I also am not a novice in this area. One of the main uses in our household for our network is streaming Netflix.
Summary: This device should be awesome, but suffers from a serious defect that causes the 2.4GHz band to be nearly useless. Out of the box, the 2.4GHz was unbelievable slow. Pings were in the 300+ms range to the router, and throughput was less that 0.5mb/s.
Summary: I had high hopes for this and all it did was let me down. Someone I know has an ASUS router and he loves it. Based on the number of 5-star reviews opted to disregard all of the 1-star reviews... that was a mistake. This router did exactly what the majority of the 1-star reviews claimed.
I am afraid that Asus has down something bad with their ac implementation
R. Reaves, Amazon
17 October 2014
Summary: Doesn't work well with Macs at all. Even if you think it works well with your Mac I would open up Wireshark and inspect the packets first. There are many lost packets and as a result many packets become duplicated.
Summary: I purchased this router from a local retailer, but wanted to put one here to warn people NOT to buy this router. I loved the design of this router, it saves so much space! However that is where my love ends. I had nothing but problems with this router from the get go on the 2.4GHz band.
Lawrence S. Sinanan "You get what you pay for", Amazon
22 June 2014
Summary: I was blown out of the water how fast this thing was. AC is a huge jump over N especially on 5GHz. Range is good (not great) as people make ASUS routers out to be but worked better than anything I had before.