Summary: Final thoughts
The ASUS RT-N66U is definitely a hotrod of a router. It’s so packed with features that it’s feasibly aimed at an enthusiast or small business market that wants what is essentially an entry-level enterprise router.
I’m definitely an enthusiast user. I’ve run DD-WRT on my routers since it was released. I’ve used VPN software on the router since it was available in DD-WRT. I want ASUS’s firmware to have SSH. Telnet is insufficient, as it’s too insecure.
ASUS RT-N66U, USB-N66, USB-N53 Router and Adapter Roundup
19 October 2012
Excerpt: Some computer components get all the glory. Your normal lineup of FPS crushing GPU’s, Handbrake dominating CPU’s, and super-fast Memory end up with most of the headlines. Yet behind the scenes, there are some computer components we use that are pivotal in our use and enjoyment of computers and receive very little fanfare. Without networking we wouldn’t have file sharing, LAN parties or even the Internet itself.
ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router Review
4 October 2012
Excerpt: After working with a number of home routers and networking devices over the past several months, we were really excited to see ASUS throw their hat into the ring with the introduction of their new Wireless-N flagship, the N66U. While we aren’t great fans of the how routers with external antenna look sitting on our desk, they have proven as very capable and somewhat versatile.
Excerpt: The ASUS router line-up was stagnant for quite some time but it recently came roaring back into the fold with a range of new designs and products. At the top of the new performance range is the RT-N66U which supports dual-band 450Mbps wireless Gigabit LAN and WAN and much more. It tested slightly slower than Netgear’s WNDR4500 when we performed a wireless copy test but it was well within the margin of error.