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Asus RT-N66U Performance Review, Darting Fast

Wireless ADSL router is not only able to receive ADSL connection, but also other connections via RJ45 port is provided. Asus device dubbed as the “Dark Knight”. This is due to very dark shades of black felt on the wireless router. His entire body was covered with black. Physical form is also quite elegant with a slightly unconventional, but with the style of diamond cut pattern on the top.

To support the deployment of the maximum signal, Asus RT-N66U is equipped with three antennas are quite large in the back. This antenna is removable plug so you can replace it with a larger antenna in accordance with the requirements. Asus RT-N66U also has a holder that can be placed in a state of standing.

Asus RT-N66U wireless connection supports 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n. Wireless router also supports a frequency of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz that can be run simultaneously. Each frequency has a maximum transfer rate support up to 450 Mbps. Therefore, the Asus RT-N66U is totally capable of transferring at speeds up to 900 Mbps.

The rear of wireless router is also full of port, which consists of five RJ45 ports, where one port is used for connection to the WAN, while the other four ports for connection to the LAN. In addition, there are also two USB 2.0 ports. Two USB 2.0 ports can be used to access external storage media (USB flash or external hard drive) or a printer. USB ports can also be used for a USB modem. Wireless router is also equipped with the power button to let you turn off and turn on the device.

To configure, Asus RT-N66U has a web control panel display. In this control panel you can perform a variety of settings such as encryption, firewall, URL filtering, port filtering, as well as USB. For USB modem, the connection will be automatically activated if there is no incoming connections through the WAN port. There is also a parental control facility may limit the hours of internet usage for each computer connected through this Asus RT-N66U.

Asus RT-N66U includes fast. We tried to test the throughput of the wireless router at 2.4 GHz and uses an 802.11n wireless adapter. The result, applications Chariot shows the average throughput in a range 82.433 Mbps and up to 91.220 Mbps. During testing, the resulting throughput is quite stable and responsive with a response time only about 0.970 seconds.

If you are looking for a fast-performance wireless router, Asus RT-N66U is a very attractive option. High specifications and also has a full feature. USB modem and printer feature was very helpful in sharing the device with other users.

Specification

standard 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
connectors 1 x RJ11, 1 x WAN, 4 x LAN 1Gbps
Data transfer rate Maximum 300 Mbps
feature DHCP server; IPv6 capable; VPN server; MAC address filtering; URL filtering; IP filtering; WEP encryption, WPA, WPA2; Parental control; USB storage; USB 3G modem; USB printer sharing
weight 450 grams
completeness Power adapter: RJ45 cable; CD & User Manual: Guidelines; Stand
guarantee 3 years
website http://www.asus.com
price range U.S. $ 217

Understandably Easy
The control panel’s Asus RT-N66U has an attractive appearance and easy to understand.

Fast Throughput
Wireless router is capable of producing a relatively rapid throughput and stable.

Vertical Stand
Asus RT-N66U is equipped with a vertical stand that can be positioned up.

Conclusion

Plus: good performance, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency, interesting design style, gigabit LAN, two USB ports, a full feature

Minus: expensive

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 4.25
 - Facilities: 4.5
 - Usage: 4.25
 - Price: 3
 - Total Score: 4

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