ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless Router
The ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit router brings you into the next generation of wireless connectivity with leading 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity support—that's up to 3 times faster than current wireless N speeds. One of the first of its kind, the RT-AC66U gives you a combined 1.75 Gbps of wireless data from the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz streams for unprecedented wireless performance when gaming online, streaming HD media, and performing other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance.

Whether you’re a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-AC66U is exceptionally easy to use with CD-free Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that lets you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connect PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices quickly. Thanks to its refined interface tools, you get control like never before, letting you monitor signal strength, setup parental settings, and other useful functions in a robust yet intuitive way.

Important Specifications:

Device type:
- Wireless router

Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11ac
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b

Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- Up to 1.75 Gbps

- Internet: One 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Port
- LAN: Four 10/100/1000 RJ-45 Switched Ports
-Two USB 2.0 Ports
- One WiFi Protected Setup Button
- One Reset Button
- One Power Port

Security Features:
- 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
- Firewall: SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
- Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

Supported VPN Pass-through Features:
- IPSec VPN Pass-through
- PPTP VPN Pass-through
- L2TP VPN Pass-through
- PPTP VPN server

Other Features:
- UPnP, DLNA, DNS Proxy, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Triger, Virtual Server, DMZ

If you are interested, find out more about this wireless router here!

User reviews on

Excellent wireless performance Chris Yeomans October 25, 2013
I ended up returning a different router which didn't end up covering enough of my 2 bedroom apartment. This router is great for streaming to my Roku and has handled 10 different devices on the network at any given time. For those interested, the router I returned was the Medialink - Wireless N Broadband Router - 300 Mbps, which, despite having great reviews, just didn't cut it for me. The addition of the external antenna really adds to the range.

Very Functional Router D. J. "D. J." (Cleveland, OH USA) October 22, 2013
I bought this to replace a Cisco Linksys that I've had for 5 years. So far it works great. Range is about comparable to the Linksys...perhaps just a little stronger. Guest access features are nice. It was just a little annoying that the router "reboots" when making some minor changes. No big deal, you just have to wait to reconnect.

5 GHz Flakey M. Choo (New Jersey) February 25, 2013
I've been using Linksys WRT54G with Tomato and it had been solid (I previously had a WRT54GL, but that got fried), but wanted to upgrade, specifically to use the 5 GHz band, since I have other legacy devices using 2.4 GHz. So I got the Asus RT-AC66U to future-proof myself. My mistake. The 5 Ghz on this is flakey at best. I need to reboot the router everyday, as the 5 GHz will stop working (stop accepting connections, although the status page says it's fine). After some more research, turns out it's a known issue and they're "working on it." So, essentially, it's just a 2.4 GHz band router. If that was the case, I could have gotten a good one for less than half the price. Not sure why no one else on the Amazon reviews pointed this out.

One bad ass router...simply the best Easy Rider "sgm395" (Alpharetta, Georgia United States) December 22, 2012
If you can afford this router, buy it. Simply the best. I upgraded from a D-Link DIR-655, and the improvement in speed and coverage was dramatic. Now I have no dead spots in anywhere in my 3-story, 6,000 sq. ft. home, and fantastic response times all around. My multi-year quest for the perfect router has finally ended!

ASUS RT_AC66U IS AS FAST WIRELESS AS IT IS WIRED! steverino (chattanooga) December 1, 2012
Received my ASUS RT-AC66U last week. Bought this router based on reviews and considered the fact than AC band is where wireless is headed. This router can handle that band and is backward compatible. Set-up took about 5 minutes. Based on review advice, I then turned up power output to the max 200W. My carrier is fiber optic and I subscribe to the 100Mbps upload and download speeds. With my new router wirelessly I get speeds of 116Mbps download and 102Mbps up! This is on the 5Mghz N band. The speed is the same as using the ethernet connection and 3X faster than my old Dlink 660. So far I am extremely satisfied. Would definitely recommend. Can't wait to see what this router would do on the new AC band.

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