Has routing speed fast enough to handle any service a consumer is likely to have
As good as the RT-66U is, our wireless performance results once again show that no router is good in every mode that we test. But that said, the Dark Knight clearly outperformed both the NETGEAR WNDR4500 and Cisco Linksys E4200V2 in most of our two and three-stream tests. And it's the only router in recent memory able to reach to our worst-case/lowest-signal test location on the 5 GHz band, albeit with barely-usable throughput. Still, this is an accomplishment in itself.
Fantastic wireless range, Good 5GHz speeds
While the RT-N66U may not have had the fastest 2.4GHz signal at close quarters, it certainly has the best range of any 802.11n router we've tested. Add to this the easy-to-use interface, leagues of options and the fact that it simply works â?? we can't help but recommend this.
Strong range, very fast
FOR THE FIRST TIME in a very long time, our Best of the Best pick in the wireless router category does not bear the Netgear brand. Asus's new RT-N66U not only beats Netgear's WNDR-4500 in almost every benchmark, it also delivers more features, a better user interface, and a more attractive industrial design.
Sleek and simple design
The Asus RT-N66U still follows the 'black diamond' design from the RT-N56U. Sleek and simple design makes this router pleasing to the eye. This product is not just limited to tabletop placement. Its adjustable position allows it to be wall mounted or vertical stand which allows a much wider placement range.
Ton of features and tweaks that one can perform
The ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless-N900 gigabit router can be described as many things: "Fast", "Stylish", and "User Friendly" are just a few. However you want to describe it, the result is the best Wireless-N router we have tested.
Supports file sharing and multiple SSIDs
It is time to conclude the RT-N66U as succinctly as we can. Looks wise, the N66U has our vote over the previous N56U for a few reasons. For one, we see no harm in external and upgradable antennas, and we also favor the router's matte finishing as opposed to the N56U's glossy dress code. We understand that this might be an arbitrary opinion, but that's our two cents if you buy them. The bundled stand is a nice touch from ASUS too.
3G backup connectivity is an interesting addition to a router
The RT-N66U is expensive for an Ethernet router at £100 to £120, but if you have a very fast broadband connection it makes no sense to cut corners and restrict your Internet access speed due to the choice of your broadband router. The ability to run both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks at the same time also means that you can avoid the increasing amount of WiFi congestion on the more common 2.4GHz band.
When I first looked at the ASUS RT-15 I thought it looked a little cheap. With the complete lack of antennas I was sure that my range and performance would be terrible. However, I was more than pleasantly surprised to find out that neither was true. ASUS has packed some serious features and performance into this little white box. You certainly can expect great performance right out of the box.
Sleek silver design
While Buffalo prepares to blow the roof off of wireless throughput with their new Nfiniti series, based on 802.11n, the WHR-HP-G54 is still a stunner. Using a high-power wireless signal, this model gives you two performance options: with framebursting enabled, you can share files at 27 Mbps or more. With Turbo G, the maximum speed increases to about 35 Mbps. The intuitive AOSS security option means you can press one button to enable security.
The Cisco Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router is the fastest router we've seen in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and will definitely make home users happy with its easy-to-use setup software. Advanced users, however, might find its desktop software and Web interface combination a little disjointed.
No support for Gigabit Ethernet
This is as basic as an N router can get. If you are looking to wirelessly connect a single machine and have no need for Gigabit Ethernet or the 5-GHz band, it's not a terrible option for the price. But even for a cheap router, we'd like to see better throughput at distance.
Easy to use
The E2000 is Linksys' replacement for the WRT320N dual band wireless-N router. It is one of two dual band routers from the new E series, the other being the high end E3000. The E2000 can run at 5.0GHz as opposed to the standard 2.4GHz frequency offered by the low end E1000; this enables your home wireless network to avoid interference with other local networks.
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