All systems, even the Perfect Home Theater Network require upgrades as technology progresses so rapidly. That said, this is my new wireless router and it is AWESOME! The Linksys EA4500 I was using was very very good and did the job nicely. At times though there was some skipping on the more action packed scenes of HD movies. That problem has been entirely cleared up with this new faster router. I am already a big fan of ASUS products with there one of kind Xonar 1.3 Slim Sound and Video Card, which is a vital component in bringing perfect sound and video from my Computer Server to my Home Theater System. I also, as mentioned on this site, own the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime 10.1 inch tablet, also a tremendous piece of hardware. So read on for detail about this high end, high speed, Perfect addition to my Perfect Home Theater Network.
Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range
With the latest in networking technology, the RT-AC66R delivers exceptionally fast wired and wireless connectivity. ASUS builds this flagship router with the highest-grade components, offering you the best quality to enable stable connectivity and convenient expandability. The router uses powerful detachable Wi-Fi antennas to further extend wireless range.
World’s Fastest Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC66R superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC66R delivers up to 1.3Gbps at 5GHz, which is 3X faster than 802.11n! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand you connectivity now and in future.
The one place for all your data – ASUS AiCloud
ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy mobile application that brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync, and share all your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services. Learn More
(AiCloud App will be available on the iOS App Store and Google Play soon.)
Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage via AiRadar
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens connections to wireless devices. With high-powered amplification and beam packaging, it provides optimized signals in any direction with better coverage to improve your data throughput.
Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 450Mbps and 1.3Gbps, respectively, the RT-AC66R has a total speed of up to 1.75Gbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
3-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad, Smartphone, or PC
With the RT-AC66R, setup is a breeze. Simply power and connect the router and open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a notebook or pad. You will then be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider, and that’s it! Setting up your network is easier than ever.
Get online in 30 seconds
Smart auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from first plugging in the RT-AC66R to setup completion in under 30 seconds! Compared to the lengthy installs and hassles of other routers, this development from ASUS offers a true wonder of ease of use, and puts the most extreme networking speeds within your reach quicker than ever before.
Powerful Functions and Extra-Easy Management
With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, you can setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole-new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface, and provides 1-click updates.
Optimize Your Network
Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-AC66R has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your web usage in a clear graphical interface.
Two Multi-Functional Built-In USB ports
Featuring connectivity to FTPs, SAMBA, UPnP AV servers, and DLNA devices, the RT-AC66R makes sharing and networking easier with two built-in USB ports. Download HTTP, FTP, and P2P files to a router-connected USB storage device all day even without a PC. Additionally, the twin USB ports allow for networked printer and file server connections, so you can perform.
Download and Stream Anywhere
Download Master and DLNA server compatibility let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on DLNA-enabled devices such as PC, pad, PS3, Xbox, and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
Powerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC66R has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access
The RT-AC66R supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band and three over the 5GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.
VPN Server Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data — no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
Flexible Installation with Versatile Design
Being wall-mountable, the RT-AC66R fits nearly in any space in the home or office.