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ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band N900 – The Best Wireless Router for Home

ASUS RT-N66U

Yesterday, we prepared a review of the ASUS Orion PRO gaming headphones. It pleased us greatly, and today we turn to one of their best dual band routers that is currently on the market. In the following review, we talk about the strengths of this device and how it meets the needs of more experienced users, but its ease of use excellently meets the needs of those less experienced with wireless networks .

ASUS RT-N66U
ASUS AiCloud – Store your data in the cloud

This is a new service which will allow us to have cloud storage. This function is accessible by iOS and Android devices. With this, we can share, synchronize and even play from the cloud publicly or in an internal network.

Connecting dual 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz

The RT-N66U works with two bands, one of 2.4Ghz and the other 5Ghz, reaching speeds of up to 450Mbps and 900Mbps respectively. With these bands we can differentiate our work activities, and choose the most suitable for each, for example, to surf the net we can use the 2.4 GHz band while doing a video playback after local streaming can employ of the band of 5 GHz.

Ai Radar provides a range optimized

ASUS Ai Radar improves the quality of the received signal in wireless devices due to signal amplification and packaging of data, resulting in performance optimization generally, throughout a network.

Easy operation without forgoing complex functions

The ASUS RT-N66U router has a master control panel where most of the settings lay, and it’s one of the easier to use panels. From this we are able to control all settings and parameters of our devices in a simple and intuitive manner. One of the strengths of the device, without a doubt.

Multi Function USB ports

ASUS RT-N66U USB ports

Two USB 2.0 ports allow FTP server functionality, SAMBA, UPnP AV. Additionally, these ports will allow connecting with printers and servers to improve productivity. One use that is increasingly interesting in the ability to send video and audio streaming through internet networks and this test has been overcome quite successfully.

ASUS presents the RT-N66U N900 router with the characteristic quality of the Taiwanese brand and despite being fairly new to the market for routers and solutions for wireless networking, aims to offer products that are on par with the promise and provide complex functions handled with a simple to use interface.

Installation and software included for ASUS RT-N66U will not cause difficulties with most inexperienced users and yet, manages to comply with the requirements of the more experienced user.

The dual-band 2.5GHz and 5GHz are the best options included in the wireless router and allow connecting a high number of devices at once without losing speed and gives the option of choosing which network to connect with, depending on what you will do with connecting to each of them. 5GHz for more intensive applications and 2.4GHz for more minimal tasks.

Note that the feature to share files and media to mobile devices is not optimum, but to work in a better way you could use the 5GHz band. Testing our servers or XBMC Plex Media Server to stream media have shown distance.
We wish the range of 5GHz network was of greater amplitude as in testing the connection was lost at 20 meters or in actual use, the equivalent of two rooms.

The complex set of options with a friendly user interface make this router RT-N66U one of the best options available on the market.

Advantages:

  • ASUS AiCloud
  • Two operating bands (2.4 and 5GHz)
  • Impressive range with 3 antennas
  • Sleek and simple

Disadvantages:

  • Not the best option for streaming video in FullHD
  • slight overheating

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