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November 23, 2012

Asus outs 450Mbps+1.3Gbps RT-AC66U Wireless Router

Asus Philippines announces their latest high-end router offering, the RT-AC66U. But don’t for one second think that this router is just your average networking device as this bad boy enables you to do more than connect multiple devices.


The first thing you need to know about it is that it’s an 802.11ac dual-band router. For the uninitiated, these routers are capable of insane speeds of up to 1.3GB/S (three-stream). To put thing in perspective, your current Wireless-N routers has a cap of 450Mbps (three-stream) while the 802.11ac can outdo that by three folds.

AC66U

And because of its blazing fast transfer rate, 5G routers (another term for 802.11ac routers) are more power-efficient compared to our Wireless-N routers. How so? Simple, the faster the file transfer the lesser the energy the router consumes.

But that’s not all. In fact, the ASUS RT-AC66U has a whole bag of tricks to satisfy all your networking needs. We’ll not go too detailed about its other features as we’ll reserve that for our full review, so do watch out for that.

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Lastly, this router is also equipped with the ASUS AiCloud technology which adds a handful of other neat features to the already capable device. Some of these additional features include SmartSync which enables users to easily sync their offline files to their ASUS WebStorage account, and SmartAccess which allows users to access their files at home from virtually anywhere using their tablet or smartphone.

Asus RT-AC66U specs:
Network Standard: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/u
Data Rate: 450+1300Mbps
Antenna: 3x (detachable)
Operating Frequency: 2.4Ghz, 5.1~ 5.8Ghz
Encryption: 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
Ports: 1x WAN, 4x LAN, 2x USB2.0
Dimension: 207 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm
Weight: 450g

The only thing that would keep you from getting this Asus RT-AC66U is the price — suggested retail price is Php11,990.


16 Responses to “Asus outs 450Mbps+1.3Gbps RT-AC66U Wireless Router”

  1. Yack says:

    Can’t wait for the review. Hope its stock firmware is as capable as Tomato or at least DD-WRT as tomato or DD-WRT does not support this router yet.

  2. Yuja
    Twitter: yujatakeo
    says:

    Wow, router? i didnt know that asus got routers too. anyway, nice specs.

  3. FUCK! says:

    Kakabili ko lang nang RT N66U Dark Knight tapos ito na agad… Seriously…

  4. booboo says:

    Can this also work as print server?

  5. JC John Sese Cuneta
    Twitter: jcsesecuneta
    says:

    Same here, I hope the stock firmware is at par with DD-WRT and/or Tomato. If you could include that in your full review, that would be great. :)

  6. R says:

    Your Dark Knight N series is old na mate. :D This first AC series of theirs is one of the best in the market of routers.

  7. Mike says:

    I’ve been looking for a local reseller for this for a while. Which store is selling this? I saw PC Corner had this in their site but when I went to their store in Park Square, they said they didn’t have it.

  8. R says:

    ^ like what he said. Any shops selling this currently? Tried calling some shops but they said around 2nd week of Dec. pa??! :/ I need this product asap actually. Reviews of this is very good!

  9. Emily Lopez Chua says:

    Is it available in the market already? Where? Asus-Davao branch doesn’t have one.

    Thanks!

  10. GT says:

    ^ there’s one at sulit already last time I checked. :) Very nice router indeed!

  11. Cherry
    Twitter: senioritalakera
    says:

    I have one for sale at Sulit in case someone is interested. :)

    http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/7599386/Asus+RT+AC66U+Wireless+Router

  12. Beef says:

    Saw the first ad at sulit before the new year. http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/7477192/Asus+RT+AC66U+Wireless+router?event=Search+Ranking,Position,1-11,11

    Seems the other seller even copied its pricing? hehe

  13. enemyofarsenic says:

    Is this compatible with globelines dsl?

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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