Pros

  • Extremely fast 802.11ac router
  • Comprehensive server offerings
  • External antennas

Cons

  • Not the fastes 2.4GHz 802.11n router
  • Crappy stand

At A Glance

For early adopters eager to build 802.11ac networks, Asus's RT-AC66U is the best router for the job.

Manufacturer’s Description

The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th gen dual-band Wi-Fi router, and the launch platform for the new ASUS AiCloud service. Its speed reaches 1.75Gbps, currently the fastest available, utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller and working in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band supports up to 1.3Gbps, exceeding current Gigabit wired transmission and 3X faster than 802.11n. 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. AiCloud offers a unified app for iOS and Android devices that turns the RT-AC66U into a personal cloud server, with easy connectivity to Windows PC, Mac, Linux machines, and all USB storage. Each account can sync with other AiCloud clients and public cloud products directly. All your content, files, and data can be accessed, synced, shared, and managed from almost any device--smartphones to desktops--wherever and whenever you'™re online. (AiCloud App will be available on the iOS App Store and Google Play soon.)

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

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