Excellent range, blazing performance
First, as always setup was very easy. I love that modern routers now force you to set up better security.
The range is approximately 10% better on the 2.4ghz band, and maybe 12-14% better on the 5ghz band measured using WIFI Analyzer on my S4 and Note 10.1.
Overall, I'm pleased and look forward to new firmware builds that improve the functionality.
Demonstrating all-round quality
With record-breaking 802.11ac results, along with the all-round quality of the RT-AC68U and advanced setup options, Asus deserves recommendation for power users. Although we wouldn't buy an Asus router just for the AiCloud feature, it's far from useless, and another string to the bow of the RT-AC68U, which is an all-round excellent networking product.
Benchmark wireless performance, Class leading USB speeds
Recently we've seen a number of manufacturers release follow-ups to their debut 802.11ac routers, but Asus is the only one so far to make a true generational step up. Virtually everything has been upgraded and the combination of blistering speed, smart new design, masses of functionality and far greater horsepower has raised the bar for the competition.
Blazing fast 5GHz band performance, Attractive design
ASUS products have typically commanded a premium and the RT-AC68U is, unfortunately, no different. Its list price of S$359 makes it one of the priciest routers in the market right now. But for the price, you do get a smart-looking router with blazing AC performance and rich features.
Great Product, Very Much Impressed!!!
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. Everything works great and exceeded my expectations (I was concerned about pairing my extreme station with my repeater, but there is no need for it anymore, so...hello fleabay!!!) I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new router.
Supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, is easy to use, and offers solid performance
Home users, especially Apple fans who own 802.11ac-enabled devices, will love the new AirPort Extreme for its all-new elegant design, ease of use, and great performance; advanced users should look elsewhere for more features and customization.
To sum up, I'll let the Router Ranker detail tell the tale. The AExAC ended up with a #6 rank and total rank score of 5.0 This puts it below all of the current-generation AC1750 class routers, except for the very disappointing TRENDnet TEW-812DRU. It also ranks above Buffalo's first-generation WZR-D1800H, but that is the only AC1750 router that hasn't been retested with the new wireless test process.
Idiot-proof, wireless setup, Revamped design boosts performance
With the new AirPort design and the inclusion of 802.11ac, it's plain to see that Apple is taking steps forward with its networking devices. Cupertino's latest AirPort Extreme is not on the bleeding edge, as far as speeds and feeds go, but it is beautiful and "just works" out of the box.
Class leading design and build quality
The most attractive, well crafted router on the market is sadly a letdown. The AirPort Extreme may have added 802.11ac to a great redesign but its performance falls flat and functionality is heavily compromised compared to other next gen alternatives. Apple detractors argue the company is about style over substance. That isn't true, but sadly they are right in this case.
Revamped design boosts performance, Attractive form factor
Apple has never really been heralded for its networking technology. Yes, the design of the hardware is beautiful, and notorious for being easy to setup and manage. With the new AirPort design and the inclusion of 802.11ac, it's plain to see that the company is taking big steps forward.
However, beamforming and 802.11ac have already arrived in other vendor's routers, so this isn't anything revolutionary.
Excellent range, Very happy with my RTA15
The design of the unit is very good and the product is more sturdy than the pictures look. I like the smooth glass like cover of the router. Very good touch. You dont get that impression when you look at the pictures but the product looks better and feels better in person.
Overall very happy and highly recommended.
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.
A multi-functional device
Although physically quite large, approximately 20 x 25cm in depth and width, it is quite slim at around only 4cm at its deepest point and about half of that at the sides. Although labelled as a Cable Router as it does not include any modem components or allow connection via the normal RJ jack, it can be used with cable and fibre optics broadband (such as BT Infiniti) or to provide bridge and router functions to a standard broadband modem.
Performs worse than competing draft 11ac routers on the market
D-Link's DIR-865 L falls short in overall performance compared with other draft 11ac routers on the market. Issues with features that should make the DIR-865 L stand from its competitors such as the SharePort utility and the mydlink cloud service are too problematic to give the DIR-865 L an edge over competitors.
Fastest 802.11ac router
The D-Link DIR-865L is the fastest 802.11ac router that we've tested, at least with the new standard. The performance in combination with 802.11n clients is generally not that impressive. The fact that this router is a speed demon on 802.11ac is great, but not yet very useful in real life. That's because 802.11ac clients don't exist yet, except for bridges from Buffalo and Cisco. Currently, the cloud features have limited value, but that could change a lot in the future.
Easy setup with useful Cloud accessibility
D-Link has a lot to be proud of with the D-Link DIR-865L. 802.11ac and 5GHz 802.11n performance, particularly at range, is outstanding, the setup is simple and the mydlink Cloud platform - while basic - is a nice extra. The asking price is also a new low for 802.11ac routers. Its Achilles heel, however, is performance over 2.4GHz and if you have predominantly older equipment then the D-Link DIR-865L is unlikely to be a worthwhile upgrade.
Have used this router and Cisco's other dual and multi WAN small business routers. I love them. This one is great because it provides Gigabit ports rather than just 100 MB for the LAN ports and the WAN ports. When I have clients that lose money if their Internet connection goes down, I get at least 2 Internet connections and a dual or multi WAN router like this one so that if one Internet connection goes down, they can continue on the other one.
Static and dynamic routing
Cisco has kept all the RV042 v3's features and added the goodness of Gigabit ports. My tests show that the higher bandwidth connectivity provides a significant boost in routing throughput and a smaller goose to IPsec performance. The main negative for the G is the $50 premium (~35%) Cisco wants for the faster ports. Those little Gigabit switch chips sure must be expensive.
I got this router and like the other comments I was a little disappointed with range. I was just kind of dealing with it, it was still better then my netgear dual band router, but it didn't give me the coverage i was expecting. Amped Tech support contacted me and said they have addressed the issue with firmware upgrade. After the upgrade the range was much better!
Great router with tons of features
Overall the Amped Wireless R200000G High Power Dual Band Router is a great router with tons of features, a nice looking GUI, and solid wireless speeds. While Amped Wireless is marketing R200000G as an "Extended Range" device, we didn't experience a tremendous step-up in range over our other top-of-the-line routers.
Great MiFi/Hotspot for general use, useless for P2P work
I have a Huawei E585 mobile hotspot unit, but the bad limitation of that unit is that only 5 WiFi devices can connect at the same time, which for our family (2 x laptops, 3 x phones, Android Tablet, Wii, WiFi Printer, etc) is not enough, and we have to power units off/on all the time to get things working.
When I saw the new ZTE MF80 I was very happy to order it - 10 x WiFi devices are allowed, 4G capability (faster for me), etc, it seemed great.
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