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ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Gigabit Router Review

Rating: 9.0.

For many of our readers a router is a device that will be provided by an ISP (such as Virgin or BT) but for others it is the central hub of a multimedia environment. Whichever the case is it is an essential part of any modern household. This is especially true since the rapid advances in smartphones and tablets which are requiring ever faster wireless connections.

Some households in the UK are now at the stage where they may have more than ten internet connected devices. I, for instance, have six devices that I use regularly to access the internet, whether it to watch TV, check my email or even write this review. Other homes are likely to have at least three or four devices active at any given time.

It goes without saying that an ever increasing demand is put on a router and as such having the latest model is usually a worthwhile investment.

Today’s router up for review, is the ASUS RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 which is capable of transferring up to 900 Mbps across the two bands, this is certainly a large step up from your more humble N300 router that your ISP will supply you with (if you are lucky).

Specifications

Network Standard IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IPv4, IPv6
Data Rate 802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11n : up to 450Mbps
Antenna Detachable antenna x 3
Operating Frequency 2.4G~2.4835GHz /5.1~5.8GHz
Encryption 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Firewall & Access Control Firewall: SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
Management UPnP, DLNA, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Triger, Virtual Server, DMZ
VPN Support IPSec Pass-Throuth
PPTP Pass-Through
L2TP Pass-Through
WAN Connection Type Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Multicast Proxy support
Ports 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN, 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN, Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000/Gigabits Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
USB 2.0 x 2
Button WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
LED Indicator LAN x 4
WAN x 1
AIR x 2
USB x 1
Power Supply AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.58 A current
Dimensions 207 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm (WxDxH)
Weight 450 g
Package Content RT-N66U wireless router
Stand
RJ-45 cable
Power adapter
Warranty card
Quick start guide

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