Asus RT-AC66U

Updated June 30, 2013
Asus RT-AC66U
Bottom Line

The Asus RT-AC66U supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Experts say this simultaneous dual-band router offers great performance, and boasts advanced features like virtual private network (VPN) capabilities that make it a great choice for homes and small businesses.

Ease of use

Surprisingly simple setup. The Asus RT-AC66U builds on the very popular RT-N66U by adding support for the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The router ships with a CD with installation guide that's Samara Lynn says makes setup "virtually pain-free." CNET editor Dong Ngo calls it "not the easiest router to set up," but the included guide makes it "very easy for home users." Lynn says the interface is "well designed," but notes some sluggishness at times.

  • Excellent range, speed
  • Advanced features
  • Granular control over network
  • Sluggish interface
  • Could be more reliable
  • Sometimes runs hot
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