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.
Summary: The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.
Pros: The stylish and compact Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router offers stellar 5Ghz performance, long range, and an intuitive Web interface. Its storage feature is well designed; the router is comparatively fast; and it offers a convenient way to access data over the Internet.
Cons: The Asus RT-N56U's Web interface takes a long time to apply changes and the router doesn't support the new three-stream 450Mbps wireless speed.
Summary: Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments.
Pros: The true dual-band Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router offers excellent coverage, stable wireless signals, and stellar data rates on the 5GHz band. The router comes with a generous feature set and can also work as a standalone VPN server.
Cons: The RT-N66U's firmware is a little buggy and its data rate on the 2.4GHz band could use some improvement. The router's USB ports don't support the USB 3.0 standard.
ASUS RT-N66U, USB-N66, USB-N53 Router and Adapter Roundup
18 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.
ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router review
12 March 2012
Excerpt: , founded in 1990, is somewhat a jack of all trades when it comes to designing and manufacturing computer hardware and components these days. Known especially for their award-winning motherboards, graphics cards, and notebooks, most consumers are surprised to see the company’s broad portfolio that includes much more. The most recent release in one of these outside product category ventures, namely computer networking devices, is the .