ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Gigabit Router with Wireless-N900

RT-N66U - Sleek looking dual-band gigabit router!

Yes! I got the ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Wireless-N900 Gigabit router! The previous release (ASUS RT-N56U) was a hit locally so I thought I might give this RT-N66U a try. And besides, the design looks really sleek and will definitely blend well with my furnitures. People who do not know what the RT-N66U is will just treat it as an ornament (I hope).

Technical Specifications

  • Chipset: Broadcom BCM5300 chip rev 1 pkg 0
  • CPU Freq: 600MHz
  • NVRAM Size: 32KB
  • Flash Size: 32MB
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Wireless LAN Standard: a/b/g/n. Support dual-band 5GHz and 2.4GHz with speed up to 450Mbps concurrently
  • Ports: 4 x Gigabit LAN (with MDI-X), 1 x Gigabit WAN (with MDI-X)
  • Power adaptor: 19V with max 1.58A current
  • 3rd Party Firmware support: Yes. TomatoUSB works well. Check out the TomatoUSB Flashing Guide for ASUS RT-N66U.

Package Contents

Little black package. To me, it gives off a "black label" type of effect. Make it look like the porche of wireless router

The RT-N66U is selling at SG$279 at IT Show 2012 (8th – 11th March 2012) at the Suntec Convention Centre. The packaging looks pretty cool with its dark theme. The design of the RT-N66U really makes it look like the porsche of the routers.

RT-N66U - Power adaptor with connectors for different countries, instruction manual, set up disks, free antivirus, router stand, and the router itself!

These are the stuffs that comes along with the router:

  • RT-N66U router unit
  • 3 units of antenna
  • Power adaptor with different connectors for different countris
  • Warranty information
  • User manual
  • Installation disk
  • Freebie – Antivirus
  • Router stand
  • Ethernet cable
Design

Labels with backlit LED for you to monitor the status of your router

At the front of the router are the labels (with blue backlit LED) that tells you the status of your router – e.g. Power, WAN, LAN1 … LAN4, Wireless …

RT-N66U - Power connector, reset button, USB ports, WAN port, LAN ports

The connectors at the back should be familiar to all (order from left to right):

  • 3 RP-SMA connector for antenna
  • power connector
  • power button
  • 2 female USB ports
  • reset button
  • Gigabit WAN port
  • 4 Gigabit LAN port
  • WPS button

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3 thoughts on “ASUS RT-N66U Dual-band Gigabit Router with Wireless-N900

  • March 11, 2012 at 12:04 am
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    I’ll be interested to know about the performance. I have the N56U. It’s one of the best routers I’ve had in the past few years. It’s lasted more than 6 months & I’m getting N speeds at distances which other routers claimed but could never deliver on.

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