The newest router by Asus has been released to replace the successful Asus RT-N56U. The Asus RT-N66U has been in development for quite some time and was built from the tips, recommendations and inquiries from the customers of the RT-N56U. The improvements made by Asus are great. It includes better memory, processor, firmware, the GUI interface and internal radio antenna. All of these combined to make it the best performance router in its class. Because the RT-N56U had such high acclaim, Asus knew the RT-N66U had to be just as great. And so far the reviews are living up to expectations.


The Design

The pictures of the Asus RT-N66U have made their rounds on the internet. People are delighted with the design. Then they take it out of the box and they see it for real. The design is sleek and artful. It is nice enough to fit into any room. And that is the point. The Asus RT-N66U is meant to be used be at the in home office. The router is able to be hung or placed vertically to allow for the best look for any office. You can adjust to get the best bang for your buck from the RT-N66U. And you do. The RT-N66U offers two bands at 2.4 and 5 GHz with 450 Mbps per band. The performance is great for basic internet work or online gaming and movies. Asus RT-N66U also offers two USB ports easing the need to charge items using external power. These ports are also improved from those of the RT-N56U. They are faster so you can connect any USB device and make it wireless.

The Security and the Simplicity

The RT-N66U also offers 8 SSIDs. If you have a large number of computers or people using your network, you can create secondary networks. That way other people can’t access your files. Protecting your data is important whether you’re using the Asus RT-N66U for personal or business work. The router is also DLNA and UPNP capable. Using this router, you can sync seamlessly and share files with DLNA compliant devices all over your home. That means you can sync with the TV or PS3 without having to configure anything. It also allows downloading without turning the computer on. Using the utility that can be installed in your computer, you can download files from computer without it being on.

The Simple Setup!

The Asus RT-N66U is extremely user friendly. Turn on the unit, connect it to the access point of a wireless device and you’re off. The setup can be run without even turning on the computer. Following a few simple steps will get the job done. There is no simpler set up for a router than this.

The RT-N66U has received rave reviews throughout the web. It is a great product that looks nice and is easy to set up. The RT-N56U was great, but the RT-N66U has surpassed it by far. Asus will have a hard time topping the RT-N66U next time!

Categories : Hardware, Router
Tags : Wireless Router, ASUS

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Author : Milo Nash

I have over 6 years of experience varying position such as server administartor, hardware engineer, network engineer. I also do freelance work. Currently working on a UK based online game company.

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