Great repeater but only if you give it a different SSID!
jddigital "Jddigital", Amazon
21 October 2014
Summary: I totally agree with Michael McCormack and want to thank him for his review. I was a little concerned about purchasing this product after the large number of mixed reviews. But I decided to go ahead and try it as I already owned an ASUS AC Wireless Router. I wanted to use the EA-N66 as a repeater in my basement to boost the wireless connection on a Roku box and several laptops.
Excerpt: This product is a little bit complicated because it's a 3-in-one: Range extender/repeater, Access Point, and Ethernet adapter. Once you get past this and know what you're going to use it for, it's easy to set up and get up and running.
Summary: Works well. I am using it in AP mode to extend my homes wireless network. I have a large house with Ethernet throughout but also want great wireless for things like laptops, tablets and roku devices. Speed and connectivity have been good.
Excerpt: Setup is a little confusing when also using a Asus router due to both using the same page. The instructions point to an incorrect web address but the first page you go to will be the device. Unplug your machine from the router then plug directly into this unit for setup, setup won't work properly though a switch, until it is setup or dchp IP assigned. Asus router on first floor, switch and this unit on second floor.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection
Summary: I needed a Repeater. In this mode it works very well and setup is easy. The signal was supposed to be stronger in some parts of my house but there is no uncovered area. I haven't tried the other modes yet.
Summary: I am used to Linksys and cisco routers. This was very simple to setup. My house is about 15,000 sq. feet and I could never get a good wireless signal in the basement. Took me 10 min to unpack and setup in the basement as an extension to my current wireless network. Now the only issue is its range is so good I find my devices wanting to connect to it first.
Summary: Now that I have it up and running as a range extender, it definitely does the trick. I have a router on the first floor and we had dropouts and no signal on the third floor. Now, I get full bars even out on the third floor deck, with this little device positioned on the second floor. It is really cool looking too, an innovative design in a product category full of black boxes. However, I can see a lot of frustration and returns happening.
Summary: I have set this device up to connect a switch to my router wireless and have four PCs plugged into the switch. It is connecting via 5ghz band to my ASUS router and works great 1 story and 100+ feet away. The only negative is the July 2012 firmware update, it causes the network map to show the router is not connected, even though it is working.
Summary: Update 3: 4/21/2013. After several days using the EA-N66 as a repeater, I can say it's a great product. I am using the EA-N66 to extend the signal to my living room from my office where my router is connected. I am currently using the 2.4 Ghz band. Reasons for my Use: My walls that separate my office to the living room are extremely dense and do not provide line of site view from the router to the devices in my living room (Roku, TV, Blu-ray player) thus providing a very...
Summary: I give this 4 stars instead of 5 because the documentation is horrible and misleading. I purchased this product to use as an Access Point and THEN read the reviews on this site. Over the first 3 days I experienced many of the same problems that others have reported here. Mainly, not being able to hold a consistent wireless connection and not being able to log-in to the GUI. Mine would drop my connection every few hours or so.