Looks good on paper but designed with the flaw of unshielded USB 3.0 ports.
7 March 2014
Summary: If you are buying this router with the intention of using the USB 3.0 ports, I suggest you avoid the RT-N65U. The USB 3.0 ports create interference on the 2.4GHz band and it basically kills the 2.4GHz wifi. It's a hardware issue so firmware updates won't fix it. If you are cool enough that all of your gear runs on 5Ghz then don't worry about it.
Summary: Unfortunately I bought this item without researching first the reviews about the product. I wanted to upgrade my networking, but the result is that the WIFI is very poor. Starts working fine and suddenly stops working or becomes very slow without a reason. I tried many suggestions and spent many hours trying to fix it, with no result. Now I am back to my old Linksys, that works fine.
Great amazing if you want to connect alot of devices
4 July 2013
Summary: I updated firmware right out of the box...This is refurbished version from newegg. I did good deal of research on these, and seeing as wireless ac isn't quite ready...I decided to go for this. The range is much better than a airport extreme 2nd gen that I had from 2007. 2.4 GHZ has amazing range (twice) what my airport had.
Excerpt: After received the unit, install and attached a portable disk, install the software. Everything worked fine. I bought a 4TB external disk and connected to the router. Worked fine except not able to download the software (server not responding). Then I could not access the router's configuration screen. Spent sometime to trouble shoot it. Finally reset the router and reconfigured it. Download the software now everything works as expected.
Excerpt: If you have problem with signal range or network speed, and you have tried other brands: this is your router!You spend maybe a little more, but you save yourself time and frustration.Highly recommended! It comes with a free app, that allows you to reach you hard disc drive connected to the router from any location. It is USB 3 compatible.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Excerpt: This is our first ASUS router and we are using both the 2.4ghz and 5.0 ghz bands plus an isolated guest network that we setup for our clients. So far it has been solid. The web based coniguration is fairly intuitive and has more features then we need at present. (QOS, content filtering, cloud services, PPTP VPN server).
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
Summary: This router is very good. I added it to my network since my modem/router from Rogers is just not up to the task for good high speed wireless to 3+ computers. This thing provides excellent speeds all throughout my house, and makes my laptop and WDTV Live far more useful...wifi before maxed at 100Mbps connection, but in practice gave a max of 5MB/s transfers. I get far beyond that now. The configuration and setup menu is very nicely laid out, and easy to use.
Pros: - Very Fast at good range, - Looks great, - Excellent configurability, - USB 3.0 for network drives
Cons: - LED lights on it are quite bright; can be annoying
Excerpt: I upgraded my Netgear g router to this one and I can see a big difference in speed an coverage. My roommates was complaining about weak signal from my Netgear so I did them a favor and bought this router and I have no regrets. Easy set up too. The reason I take one star off is because of the connectors of the device. The small switch on the side, the usb ports and power port are so close to each other that it could be an issue for some.
Summary: I bought this router to repace a failing DLINK DIR-655; this router is faster, and the internal antenna seems to work better than the three external antennae of the DLINK. I get a full wireless signal throughout my house with the ASUS in the exact same position as the DLINK was. The DLINK, even when fully-operational, only gave me a 65% connection at best. The guest wireless option is a nice touch, as are separate SSID's for the 2.4 and 5GHz networks.
Pros: High speed set-up, easy config, works out of the box
Cons: Setting admin access to HTTPS in the administration page can render the admin interface inaccessible, requiring a hard reset of the router; that may have been fixed with a firmware upgrade.