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Asus-rt-ac66u.33706083
9.7 out of 10

Asus RT- AC66U

5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus RT- AC66U

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy if you have Mac

Toni, B&H Photo
18 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I didn't even get the router set up. The utility install CD is for PC only. I called tech support, was on hold for 15 minutes and got hung up. Called back and was told I needed to directly connect via ethernet to the router. If you have a newer Mac, there is no ethernet port on the laptop. I was told to borrow a PC by tech support. Don't buy this if you have an Apple computer.
  • Cons: Difficult To Set Up
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Overall 2
2.0

ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router

Madhu C., Newegg
27 March 2014
  • Summary: I had Cisco routers earlier without any problems. I'll go back to Cisco and stick with it.
  • Pros: Features and additional ports
  • Cons: I bought this router after reading good reviews about this router. I also had trust in the ASUS brand until I bought this router. The router worked great initially, but slowly I saw my internet was dropping very frequently. Initially I thought it was my cable service and asked them to investigate. After some troubleshooting, they told that there is no wrong with the cable service. So I started watching this router whenever I lost my wireless signal and noticed that th...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

ReiredFireman, Walmart
14 March 2014
Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

ReiredFireman, Walmart
14 March 2014
Overall 1
1.0

"Poor quality & poor service"

egfeitzinger, CNET
2 January 2014
  • Pros: Fast and feature rich
  • Cons: Infant mortality -- it stopped working after about a month.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Customer technical support is non-existent"

animusseven, CNET
12 December 2013
  • Pros: Has impressive wireless range and features
  • Cons: Big CON is tech support practically non-existent. There is no CHAT, or telephone support for networking hardware. The configuration software has some basic information functions, but not enough to explain how to configure a specific need. High price
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

x709z42P, Walmart
19 September 2013
  • Summary: My old Linksys WRT150N router was downstairs, and my family was complaining of poor wireless performance upstairs. Also we were having to reset the old router a lot. I did some research and found that the ASUS RT-AC66U is rated as possibly the best 802.11AC router so far, so I spent the extra money and ordered it. I also moved the router upstairs, along with the cable modem. Wow!
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Overall 1
1.0

"worked fine for 2 weeks"

ALL111, CNET
1 September 2013
  • Pros: can't think of one
  • Cons: constantly gets out of sync with the cable modem
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Overall 2
2.0

If have a Apple setup don't buy this!

matth103, B&H Photo
3 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought two of these routers with the intention of replacing my old Apple Airport Extreme and Time Capsule. I read a lot of reviews before making my decision but nowhere did I see that this router does NOT support Apple's Time Machine wireless backups. Nor does it support a USB connected hard disk larger than 2GBs and it does not support a hard disk formatted as MacOS Extended.
  • Pros: Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
  • Cons: Difficult To Set Up, No Time Machine Backups
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Overall 2
2.0

Buy something else

Business Owner, B&H Photo
28 January 2013
  • Excerpt: It only works sporadically. And while none of the description mention this, you can only load the software that comes with it, if you have a pc. We had a pc to load it and added a couple of macs, but the macs have only had internet for two days out of 10. At first, restarting the router let the Macs get back online for a couple of hours. And now, it won't do it at all.It's a waste of $$$. Both the software and hardware are insufficient and unreliable.
  • Cons: Does not work, Unreliable connection
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