Summary: Easy to set up using the disc, works perfectly as advertised, very good range (even in stone built old house with thick walls). Only potential worry is that if we ever did need to contact Asus the phone numbers given in their literature do not work!
Summary: Just wanted to share what an amazing router this is in terms of setup, options and function. Unpacking: Came with power cable, ADSL filter, ethernet cable and CD & Manuals etc - no problems here. Internet Connection: So I updated the firmware when I first got it and chose internet connection autoconfigure (happens when you open chrome/ie/firefox) when connected to the router via ethernet.
Summary: Spent lot of time trying to get this working and then gave up. The ADSL light kept blinking indicating sync problem. My old ADSL modem works with no problem on the same line. The router software does not give any options to manually configure or check anything. It just stops at "phone line not connected". I also have ASUS RT N66U and the router software on it is very good with loads of configuration options. N55U does not have a WAN port which is another minus.
Summary: This was purchased to add 5GHz support that the otherwise excellent Billion 7800n lacks. Sadly the 5GHz signal is so poor as to be unusable unless standing next to the router. 2.4GHz is also some 5-10dB down on the Billion as measured with inSSIDer. Asus' official forums suggest that the wifi signal was significantly reduced by a firmware update. So this may explain why early reviews praised it.
Summary: After 3 weeks I'm impressed. I upgraded the firmware as recommended by others. Simply pressed the button in the browser controls and waited 2 minutes. MUCH better wireless signal than the Netgears. I won't repeat what other positive reviews have said but will add: Power consumption is 9 watts. I turned off the 5 GHz as none of my devices use it and it dropped to 8 watts. I turn the wifi off 11pm tp 7am and that drops the power consumption to 7 watts.
Summary: bought it to upgrade from our BT home hub 3 which couldn't handle all of wireless devices. read some reviews and got the impression this was a good router to handle multiple wireless devices. with its dual band and dual processor i thought i'd give it a try. and fair play it did improve the signal strength upstairs and gave better streaming for the ipad while 2 wireless xboxes in the house were gaming online.
Summary: This item is OK as an ADSL router only but if you want to log on securely (https port 443), set it upright (no stand), collect firewall logs by e-mail, add as a gateway or add a WAN interface don't bother. There are similarly priced alternatives that do more. I had to return this item but otherwise it is fine as a basic ADSL router, hence 3 stars.
Summary: the minimum rating is 1 star - this product deserves none! I purchased this product to replace the individual modem and router supplied by talk talk. I'm on fibre optic, and followed the set up procedure for this product which allows you to select your isp..... this doesnt work. Neither talk talk or ASUS offer telephone support, i have tried to manually configure following the various conflicting information from talk talk and asus on line.
Summary: This router worked well for nearly 48 hours then developed a major fault; it intermittently dropped the connection. At times the connection went on and off, then back on every few seconds. Tested all connections and rebooted but problem persisted. Therefore phoned customer support 'hotline' listed in handbook. This turned out to be a premium rate line with no option to speak to an operator.