Summary: Overall, I'm underwhelmed by this router. The signal strength on the 5GHz bandwidth is low, limiting range. Boosting the power does not seem to help. It occasionally crashes, but that appears to be tomatoUSB bugs. There is a very small performance improvement over my RT-N16 for 2.4 GHz and file serving speed. At twice the price of an RT-N16 I expected more. I do get better through-put on the 5 GHz bandwidth due to less interference but still it is nothing to cheer about.
Pros: Dual band, reasonable speeds, small, great range
Summary: I bought this for the 2 usb ports for my printer and external hard drive. It also has ftp server to access the usb drive. The functionality is cool. Using ftp I can remotely access drive from pc or mac. Setup was a little complicated. Price is a little high. It got my attention because people were raving about connection speed and range. I am not finding the range to be much different from my 12 year old Linksys.
Excerpt: Worked for a few hours but then it (partially) failed. All servers (FTP, SAMBA, VPN) are dead from both internal and external addresses. Intermittently loses connectivity with WAN. Over the past year about 40% of all routers I have set up (12+) have been DOA or defective within a year. I was using Netgear then Linksys now ASUS.
Summary: This is a question, not a review. Does anyone have this running as an AP but still able to use the guest network (Internet only) function? I have Sky BB so have to use the ISP's provided router/modem. I've read some reviews that suggest the guest network function doesn't work if this unit is not hosting the internet connection directly.
Summary: Going from a very low end router my expectation was that I would have much better signal strength throughout my home. While signal strength was a little stronger in some areas it was not that significant. The reason I rated as average value was because of the much higher price than my old router I had higher expectations.
Excerpt: Purchased an RT-N66U to replace an old Belkin. Was surprised and pleased with the excellent coverage range and reliability, especially on the 5GHz band. Am disappointed with the USB functions (printer and shared hard drive). I really didn't expect the printer function to be useful, but the limited formatting options for the shared hard drive are useless in a Mac shop.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection
Excerpt: Well I purchased the fastest router that is available and I found that out of the box the router needed to be replaced as the wireless signal made it 15 feet and died. I called Asus and they were very friendly and helped me on Saturday evening at 9PM CST. The little bit that I was able to play with the router it seems that it is going to be a GREAT fit. Asus should have a new/refurbished router to me this week.
Excerpt: This router was easy to set up and the dual band capabilty is terrific for segregating your network traffic. But I primarily bought the RT-N56U for the USB capabilities so I could have my Seagate 1TB (NTFS) external disk on the network and available to all home users at all times. There are two ways to setup the USB "share without account" and "share with account" allowing the admin to set R/W or R or NO access level/permissions. I tested both methods using R/W.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: I've had this router a day and follows my opinion split into pro's and cons: Pros: Excellent wireless coverage. I live in a 4 storey terraced house and have positioned the router on level 3, I get reception in every room (even the cellar). Aesthetically well designed, a beautiful router, well packaged. Decent 'real' wireless speed at about 40Mbps from another room (I transferred a file at about 40Mbps from PC1 to PC2.