Good router, but lack of external antenna hurting its prospects
6 June 2015
Summary: Router looks great. The web interface is easy to use, but full featured. Wireless speed is good. Wireless range was spotty for me. I was not able to consistently get a good enough signal to a 2.4 wireless N device (Xbox 360) through 1 wall and down 1 floor.
Summary: A potentially very good home wi-fi router for the home and home office. DHCP and IP address mapping, MAC filtering, etc. Also allows for secure local administration through SSL. Now I get to the what is wrong - the latest ASUS firmware update rendered the device unmanageable.
Summary: PROS - Good wifi speeds, coverage & stability. Beautiful & functional layout. USB drives work well thru SAMBA. CONS - Remotely nothing works. Remote access to AIcloud can hardly play a few seconds of video before it freezes - not usable.Remote VPN - does not connect at all.
Excerpt: This router works as it should, the self installing software is impressive, I never touched the disk, just connected the cables. There are myriad tools in the control panel that I have not investigated, and USB 2 & 3 inputs I have not yet used. The range is not amazing, probably 100 feet.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: Pros: + great 5GHz wireless speed + same SOC as the ac68u (currently the best CPU ASUS uses is in this model, which in theory should be internally faster than the lesser CPU used in the slightly more expensive and higher end AC66u) + VPN and dual WAN features, all the more advanced features of the...