Conclusion: The Asus RT-AC66U supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Experts say this simultaneous dual-band router offers great performance, and boasts advanced features like virtual private network (VPN) capabilities that make it a great choice for homes and small businesses.
Pros: Excellent range, speed, Advanced features, Granular control over network
Cons: Sluggish interface, Could be more reliable, Sometimes runs hot
ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11ac Wireless-AC1750 Router Review
13 June 2013
Excerpt: Today we take a look the ASUS flagship 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router. Wireless AC technology has been on the market for almost a year so it is pretty mainstream and can be found in computers, mobile devices, and of course routers.
Summary: Generally, we are glad about ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router we have reviewed. It supports a cutting-edge IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, but anyway we believe that the vendor could have used a more powerful chip set to as well surprise us with the performance level of the wired segment.
Pros: Ability to create up to three guest network in each wireless range, Support of IEEE 802.11ac, Ability to backup the uplink via 3G and 4G networks, Support of IPv6, Excellent data transmission speeds in the wireless segment of the network, A built-in PPTP server, The device boots really fast, Abil...
Cons: Low routing and NAT speeds, The device deadlocks upon operation with an external HDD with NTFS, Inability to install add-ons, The web-interface is not completely translated
Summary: You know how much we love the ASUS RT-N66U Dark Knight router; a joyously powerful and feature-packed router. Now, with the RT-AC66U, ASUS is taking its Dark Knight router into 802.11ac territory. To accurately sum, this router is the router of the future.
Pros: 802.11ac support, Excellent performance, Tonnes of features, AiCloud support
ASUS RT-AC66U & PCE-AC66 802.11AC Network Kit Review
3 July 2013
Conclusion: With the 802.11AC wireless standard gradually making its way into many devices, actually getting access to its potential throughput hasn’t been easy. The few routers which support it don’t have a stellar reputation and usually cost more than we’re willing to spend.