Excerpt: For some reason this wasn't as fun as I thought it was going to be. it took us roughly 4-5 hours to figure out how to set this thing up. It could be our network but regardless I'm giving it a 3/5.
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.
Pros: Dual band, reasonable speeds, small, great range
Summary: I went to put the router in and for the first time was great then it went down...I had to call my son-inlaw over to fix it and it took him an hour and a half to get this router up and going again. I don't think this router is for the average person.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable connection, Secure Connection