Needs two power cycles to work as an AP if all networking equipment are turned on at the same time
The Golfer, Amazon
20 October 2014
Summary: I bought the EA-N66 to use as a wireless Access Point (AP). As an AP it works except for one very annoying problem described below. After installing the latest "k" firmware from Asus' support site, there remains one problem with the EA-N66 that does not exist with an older AP (an 802.11G Linksys WRT54G with the router function disabled; it still works and is my backup AP albeit at a slower wireless speed).
Summary: I have used this network adapter for about 8 months on a system running Windows 8. When it is connected it gets 450 MBPS. The problem is that it consistently drops the network connection - like ever 5 minutes or so. This makes it almost impossible to do downloads or even to connect to other computers on the network. I updated to Windows 8.1 in hopes that the problem would be resolved, but of course it wasn't. I finally resorted to calling Asus tech support.
Summary: As others have noted (which I wish I would have read before purchasing) these do not work properly as access points. The signal is good, but randomly the devices start handing out IP addresses, even though in AP mode there are no DHCP options! Returning mine.
Summary: No documentation to this product. I even called Asus tech support and they could not figure out how to get it set up correctly. They just said..."Yeah we had a lot of problems with people not being able to set it up correctly and there's not very good documentation that comes with it, just pay for the shipping to send it back to us." Really....are you kidding? I buy your product and you have no instructions to set it up...you can't even do it with your own tech support.
Summary: I ordered this even with bad reviews that were posted here just because even if a product is good, the person them-self may be defective. And now some of those reviews I validated by my own personal experience. Usually I'm a big fan of Asus with items ranging from laptops all the way to video cards, but this item is going into my waste of time storage box. Requirements: I needed a extender to boost my 5ghz signal.
Summary: This adapter performed terrible for me and I paired it with the ASus dark night router. I ended up going powerline ethernet. Waited too long to return it also. Slow speeds, set up was easy though.
Summary: I was hoping to find something that works as an 802.11n AP in the 5.2GHz band. Other things I have tried simply do not work well here (though long ago I did find a workable 802.11a AP). In AP mode, even with only one client, this device posts out of memory errors to its log. It then reverts to being an 'ethernet adapter' and tries to provide DHCP and DNS and other services to the wired side, contaminating the network with garbage configuration.
Summary: I bought this network device for primary reason of range extender (repeater mode) for Asus RT-N66U wireless router but tested in all three modes. The only mode that I found working without any issues was ethernet adapter and I am sorry to say but it is too expensive for this application only.