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.
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.
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
ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Gigabit Router Review
28 December 2012
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × For many of our readers a router is a device that will be provided by an ISP (such as Virgin or BT) but for others it is the central hub of a multimedia environment. Whichever the case is it is an essential part of any modern household. This is especially true since the rapid advances in smartphones and tablets which are requiring ever faster wireless connections.
Conclusion: Asus RT-N66U może jednocześnie pracować w obu pasmach, 2,4 GHz i 5 GHz z nominalna wydajnością po 450 Mb/s. Ma sześć anten, po trzy dla każdego. Dlatego można go wykorzystać do połączenia ze sobą bezprzewodowo urządzeń komunikujących się przez wcześniej zagospodarowane pasmo 2,4 GHz z nowszymi, wymagającymi bardziej niezawodnych transferów. Chodzi przede wszystkim o urządzenia odtwarzające obraz Full HD, które wymagają ciągłego dopływu sporego strumienia danych.
Pros: Jednoczesna obsługa dwóch zakresów, Duża wydajność, Atrakcyjna stylistyka