Excerpt: I purchased this router in November 2014. It worked fine, range was fine. Thought I had a good router. It almost lasted one year. First I had trouble with my nas going out intermittently, and when it finally quit working at all I figured it out.... I had a dead port on the router.
Summary: I have no idea why anyone would buy this junk. I got it and it's one of the most disappointing purchases of the year. at the time of purchase the asus customer service informed me that there was no windows 8 support or drivers. geeez. steer clear of this thing. maybe it's good for a mac.
Summary: The Router is easy to set up for basic use. However the quick start manual does not explain how to setup VPN, Print server, guest network. Asus support is limited to FAQ's, chat response is - severe weather has caused a shutdown - that was weeks ago so I really question if they even have a chat...
Summary: I bought the Asus RT-N66u router to replace an old and cheap Linksys hoping for better routing and wider coverage. Instead this router did the opposite and I wish I did not purchase it. The router becomes overheated and dropped off connection without warning.
Summary: Super easy to set up. Great User Interface. After using this for a couple weeks, the wi-fi signal drops every couple minutes. When I say drop, it disappears completely. Then my devices have to re-acquire the signal and get setup again.
Summary: My last Asus power supply burned up my Asus motherboard, because of a well-known defect, and now this router will have to be replaced. I power my equipment through surge-protecting UPC's, and it's never abused. I expect my router to last more than a year before it starts misbehaving.
Pros: True dual band, with numerous setup options for security, etc. Strong Wi-fi signal throughout my one-story home -- better by far than my previous D-Link router. Sleek shiny appearance. USB slot.
Cons: Asus quality control now seems to be lacking. I now need to reboot the router maybe three times a week to keep Internet access working for my WIRED network. The router just suddenly stops functioning, for no apparent reason, during normal browsing.
Excerpt: This router is #1 on many 'Best Router' lists. However, I found setup to be more than a hassle on my Mac. Sometimes the setup wizard would show and sometimes it wouldn't. When I finally got the networks set up, the 5GHz band was very unreliable. Switching to 2.4GHz didn't help much.