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.
Conclusion: The latest generation of routers bundled in with broadband providers' packages provide ample bandwidth for most tasks, so stepping it up a notch and shelling out £100 on an upgrade requires excellence in every regard. The ASUS RT-N66U 'Dark Knight' router has obvious plus points; there's easy setup, solid configuration and decent wireless performance - especially on the 5GHz band.
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. Without routers and network adapters, we wouldn’t have...
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. If you are really trying to cover your property with the highest signal possible, then you...
ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
11 March 2012
Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar router that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher...
Pros: Great performance, Very unique stylish looks, Good throughput, Range is good for home use, Simultaneous Dual-Band (2.4/5GHz) operation, 3x External Antenna, 2x USB 2.0 ports for printers and storage and 3G Internet, Easy effortless setup, Intuitive and well laid out menus, Gigabit LAN and WAN ports, Lightweight but sturdy construction
Cons: Protruding wires ruin the look, Price quite high for most home users, Didn't beat its predecessor on performance
ASUS RT-N66U Wireless-N Dual-band Router - Beast Unleashed!
7 March 2012
Excerpt: The ASUS 'Black Diamond' RT-N56U rocked our socks off when we reviewed it just over a year ago. Let's find out if its long awaited 'Dark Knight' RT-N66U successor has the same blistering throughput speeds to offer, or if ASUS' latest dual-band router packs enough muscle to supersede its older N56U sibling.
Pros: Dark and sexy design, Supports file sharing and multiple SSIDs, Breakneck downlink speeds, IPv6 support