Looks good on paper but designed with the flaw of unshielded USB 3.0 ports.
7 days ago
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: You do not get this problem if you use USB 2.0 devices with the router. It is only USB 3.0 devices that cause this problem. There are ways around the USB 3.0 issue but they require some ridiculous solutions ranging from using a lot of aluminum foil, or using a super shielded USB 3.0 cord which run for $40+. It's the only thing that disappointed me when I got the router and it would be nice if they pointed this out from the get-go.
Pros: First off, ignore the person who reviewed this product down below. This router is superb for the money you pay for it. It offers dual band wireless, plenty of throughput and the range of the wireless signal is quite large. I have ran into 0 problems when using this router beyond the USB 3.0 ports (see cons). The QoS is extremely handy though sometimes I can't seem to put certain computers on it with their own rules. The GUI is extremely easy to navigate, and you can u...
Cons: Now, the one and only thing that I didn't like was the design flaw behind the USB 3.0 ports. Here's the facts: USB 3.0 operates on the same exact frequency that this router runs on 24/7, 2.4Ghz. All computers use this frequency (to my knowledge) for wireless connectivity. You will have no problems using devices on the 5Ghz bandwidth as it runs at a different frequency. What this means is you have a device that is emitting the same frequency and it is disrupting the ro...
Summary: working good so far. haven't had issues with heat and the blue lights don't bother me. the speed seems adequate for what my needs are. i haven't tried the usb ports yet so i'll have to get back to ya.
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.
Summary: Box arrived, took it to office where it was to be installed. Used pocket knife to open shipping box, then product box. Dang thing nearly jumped out and set itself up! Likes: Don't have to reboot each time you change settings or activate, modify, or delete guest account. Dislikes: Verticle standing with side connections (could have put them in the rear?) as unit falls over easily.