The Asus RT-N66W is the recently released white version of the ever popular RT-N66U. The Asus RT-N66W is Asus’s flagship Wireless N router and is aimed towards homes that require relatively fast Wi-Fi with good coverage and extra features that give more control over the local network.
This review runs through the features available as well explaining what each of them does and how they can benefit your home wireless network functionality.
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Just some of the features that the RT-N66W has…
8 Features of the Asus RT-N66W
Up to 900Mbps Wireless
Wireless N has never been so fast. With Dual Band, data rates up to 900Mbps can be achieved around the home. This makes file transfers around your network faster and more stable.
The antennas are detachable, so if you want even more power, you can add your own to gain even more coverage.
Dual Band Greatness
Using both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands, a cumulative data rate of 900Mbps is achievable – 450Mbps on each band. It’s recommended to use the 5GHz for movie streaming, games playing and heavy downloading, and the 2.4GHz band for general browsing and emails.
2x USB Ports
Plug in a printer or a USB drive. With built-in USB ports, you can share files or printing from a central location. No more powering up or sharing from a PC. Use the RT-N66W to share everything, saving you time and power costs as well as increasing convenience.
Quality of Service – Optimize Your Network
Asus have included QoS capability, so that you can prioritize the traffic in your network and to the Internet based on your needs. For example, you can increase priority for your online gaming traffic over other types to protect it from being congested which can potentially introduce lag.
Ai Radar – Better Coverage
Using Beamforming, coverage and connectivity are increased. Ai Radar intelligently knows exactly where your wireless network clients are. This helps the RT-N66W focus coverage in the clients direction which helps coverage distance, reliability and increases bandwidth.
So Easy To Set Up
It’s as easy as powering on the RT-N66W, opening up a web browser, entering credentials and then running the setup wizard – that’s it!
Of course, you can change the settings at any time to the way that you want your home network to operate.
Asus have provided a new dashboard to help you monitor your network and change settings with total control.
Asus RT-N66W Technical Specs
- Dual Band – 2.4GHz / 5GHz
- WPA2 / WPA / WEP
- 3x Detachable Antennas
- 2x USB 2.0
- WPS Button
- Excellent Coverage
- Intuitive GUI
- Well Priced
Not so Good
- Occasional Bug Problems with Parental Controls