The Best Wireless Router, compared to Cisco
Before having the great Asus RT-AC66U I was dealing with a Cisco E4200 v2 (Stay away from these routers). The Cisco E4200 v2 was a terrible product, it had an intermittent internet and slow speeds (I spent more than 1 hour with Cisco support trying configurations) then I gave Cisco another chance, I bought a Bran new Cisco EA4500, same problem impossible to get it to work properly.
Static and Dynamic IP, PPPoE , PPTP, L2TP WAN connections
The only viable argument for buying the RT-AC66U, or any other draft 11ac router, is to buy two and use one as a bridge to form a high-bandwidth 5 GHz link to a HD media player. But even there, I think using a three-stream N router and less-expensive bridge like the ASUS EA-N66 or TRENDnet TEW-640MB will get you to the same place and let you save your money for the inevitable move to an 11ac router, once the standard is released and the dust settles.
Deliver the best wireless performance
It's entirely possible that firmware updates will improve performance, and the adjustable, replaceable antennae should help too. If you want your router to double as a file server or NAS, it has just about all the features you'd need. Asus needs to work on its mobile app, but as an all-round 802.11ac package, the RT-AC66U is a fine choice.
Several of the new 802.11ac routers turned in excellent performance on one test or another, but the Asus RT-AC66U was the best overall. It delivered the top benchmark scores performance on two of my 802.11ac wireless tests, two of my 802.11n wireless tests, and nearly all of my hardwired tests (it was part of a three-way tie for first in this category).
Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range
Apart from the AiCloud, there are no standout new features that are already available on the RT-N66U. The VPN-DMZ issue is still no fixed yet. We do like the router's firmware recovery feature. Apart from that the router's build quality is still top notch using quality parts.
Easy and Powerful
With the router that came with my high speed internet service, I had been having sporadic coverage in most of my house including a "weak" signal on my internet enabled TV in the very next room. Streaming movies and even music was hit and miss. I considered getting a range extender but as we all know, the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. After reading several reviews and product specs, I narrowed my search to the 6200.
Great router for the bucks
My wireless-N router by another popular brand just died on me over the weekend after about one year of use. Having good experience with wireless-G router by Netgear in the past, I decided to go with this new model. I was not disappointed.
Set up was a breeze and much easier than previous model and the other brand of routers. I connected the router to my Time Warner broadband modem, restart the modem for it to recognize the modem. My computer detected it right away.
Great little device
I've used an older version of this little router (E853) and it has been a lifesaver on all overseas trips. I am yet to find a network that it does not support. I tested out my new E586E and it's just as good when it comes to functionality and it seems to work faster. I like the look of an all black device too. A few notes that I wished that someone had told me before: T-Mobile in USA will not work on any speed above G2/EDGE, so it's painstakingly slow. No issues with T-Mobile overseas.
This is an impressive Wi Fi router
I bought this because the Wi Fi router-DSL modem combination provided by CentryTel could not hold up to the the demands of Skype. I an currently running both Wi Fi devices on widely separate channels in the 2.4 b/g frequency band. This Hawking router is solid, Skype is smooth. I recommend this router without reservation.
Best router I have ever used
Overall this is one of the best routers that I have used and while it does have a few limitations (most of which can be fixed in software (really hoping for the ability to customize what the side buttons do), it offers solid performance and is very reliable (which is to be expected and demanded in this price range.
Each connection is provided with a large amount of bandwidth
The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 is a mid-cost router. The NETGEAR Genie feature of the N600 Wireless Dual-Band DGND3700 allows you to monitor and control your network. As this device is DLNA certified, you can use it to stream media from other DLNA devices (such as USB drives) to an HDTV.
Standard feature set
The DGND3700 is a rather plain-looking router, but its appearance doesn't do justice to the hardware in contains. As well as all the usual aspects of premium wireless routers, such as supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks, the ability to work with both cable and DSL internet connections, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB ports at the back, it provides plenty of ways to use all the technology it offers.
Middling wireless performance
Despite looking similar to its modemless cousin, the N600 DB wireless modem/router is a different entity. Problems with Intel and Ralink chipsets, worrying heat output, middling wireless performance and long waits between changing settings mean that this one should be passed over.
Wireless settings change require reboot everytime
The Belkin N600 DB is an entry level simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) wireless router. It has an USB which allows users to connect their printer or USB external drives to the router. The N600 DB can then serve as a wireless print server as well as a media streamer.
Simultaneous dual-band operation
The Belkin N600 was a breeze to set up and it was reliable throughout our test period. It was a little sluggish in our wireless transfer tests, and its Web interface is slow, but it was fine for high-def video streaming and the chances are you won't have to use its Web interface often anyway. It's well worth considering for a simple home network.
The SSL312 has much in common, feature-for-feature, with many of its more expensive pedigreed brethren such as the Juniper Netscreen SA700 and the Cisco ASA 5500. The SA700 costs roughly $1500 and the 5500 can easily cost several thousand dollars depending on the configuration.
Very well featured
For the price Netgear is offering a very well featured SSL-VPN appliance. It doesnâ??t offer the same firewall protection, traffic management, packet filtering and QoS features available with the Billion alternative but many businesses may already have these in place making the SSL312 a better choice for secure remote access.
Well labelled ports, excellent administrative interface
We thought the Netgear SSL312 was a very impressive unit. Surprisingly in today's market, a technology company is giving thought and making efforts to deliver a product that does exactly what it says -- no more, no less.
While some competing products out there might come with all the bells and whistles, at the end of the day how many businesses are going to need or use each and every feature these products come laden with?
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