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ASUS RT-AC66U Router Review

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We take a look today on ASUS RT-AC66U Router , Featuring AiCloud and AC Technology, which they will be the most interested part along with the VPN technology

lets take a look on the Features and the specfications of the Card:

Features:
Continuous Downloading when PC is off
With a few simple clicks, Enhanced Download Master will automatically download video and music files from anywhere. Whether its http, ftp, or BT (Bit Torrent) format, you can now download and store any file to your networked USB hard disks even when your PC is turned off

Online Multi-tasking
High session numbers for enhanced online multi-tasking
Ultra-flexibility with Multiple SSID
With the ASUS RT-AC66U, you can flexibly allocate bandwidth and control access to users. For instance, you can give your boss high-bandwidth, complete network access; while guests can get low-bandwidth, limited access. It's the best choice for small offices and SOHO

Intuitive EZ UI
A hassle-free way to install and manage wireless home network; Featuring:
• Plug-n-Surf

• Network Map

• Intelligent Helper - Dr. Surf
• EZ Bandwidth Prioritization

• EZ Printer Sharing

• EZ File Sharing

Specifications:
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Front Box:
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Rear Box:
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Package:
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Router stand
RJ-45 cable
Support CD (User manual and utility software)
Power adapter
Quick start guide
Warranty card


Front side of RT-AC66U:
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there are LED Lights works up when the Router is on,and they are:Power,LAN x 4,WAN x 1, 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz and USB

Rear Side of RT-AC66U:
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RT-AC66U have 1 x RJ45 for WAN, 4 x RJ45 LAN,USB 2.0 x 2 ,WPS Button, Reset Button and Power Button Power Button

the Side view of RT-AC66U
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Bottom View:
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CPU: Intel Core i7 3960X @ 5Ghz
MB: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: 2x ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II TOP ( Defaults )
RAM: 4x4GBCorsair Vengeance 1600MHz C8 @ 1950Mhz 10-11-11-25
Audio: ASUS Xonar Xense
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1000w
HDD: 2x320 Seagate 7200.10 @ Raid0 (System)
HDD:500GB Seagate 7200.10 (Storage)
Case: moded TT ARMOR BLACK
Cooling: Dangerden Custom watercooling

3DM V: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4530735 ) 51527
3DM 11: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4863654) 16092

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Before i go into the next details, i just want to point out some details about the WiFi Speed so you can Decide how the speed is diffrent from one to another:
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
802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps

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so in general it means that AC speed is faster than n Speed.
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lets go inside the router where the first setup only takes actual 3 steps only, Open yourpage, put your passwords/Username and Finish. less than 20sec to setup.
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so yes you can use the built in VPN to Connect to another VPN anywhere in the world to have your personal protected network without purchasing VPN device.
Inside the Router UI:
the user interface inside the router is very interisting , its style of selecting the options and notifications works really well, each option have its own Help menu , easy access any setting.
there is VPN Server Access which will help a coorperate company to have there own VPN files anytime

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.
so in short words,, plug your USB Flash Drive into RT-AC66U Router,, set it up with your AI Cloud Account,, then from you android or Iphone download the AIcloud App from the Store , then you will be able to accesses your USB Flash Drive anywhere while you roaming around ( ISP Data Plan required).
more details please visit : http://event.asus.co...nw/aicloud/edm/

Benchmarks:
using Passmark to get the bandwidth test, we managed to get the following:

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RT-AC66U
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Conclusions:
AiCloud Feature Makes the Router 'I need' , VPN Feature makes it to ' Must Have' and AC Technology on the Router, will make it ' Ill get it no matter what'
you got best facility , best feature, Specifications, along with the range that we managed to get up to 60meterson open space
ASUS RT-AC66U Price Tag is 750AED in the UAE Market.
CPU: Intel Core i7 3960X @ 5Ghz
MB: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: 2x ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II TOP ( Defaults )
RAM: 4x4GBCorsair Vengeance 1600MHz C8 @ 1950Mhz 10-11-11-25
Audio: ASUS Xonar Xense
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1000w
HDD: 2x320 Seagate 7200.10 @ Raid0 (System)
HDD:500GB Seagate 7200.10 (Storage)
Case: moded TT ARMOR BLACK
Cooling: Dangerden Custom watercooling

3DM V: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4530735 ) 51527
3DM 11: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4863654) 16092

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How did you connect this to the internet? Through the Etisalat ASDL Modem Router or directly from the Fiber ONT?

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Where can we buy this or any ASUS router in Dubai?

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View PostN1ghtm0d3, on 18 December 2012 - 06:51 AM, said:

How did you connect this to the internet? Through the Etisalat ASDL Modem Router or directly from the Fiber ONT?
Directly from ONT.

View Postdhow_pirate, on 27 December 2012 - 03:17 AM, said:

Where can we buy this or any ASUS router in Dubai?
its available at Computer plaza Dubai
CPU: Intel Core i7 3960X @ 5Ghz
MB: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
GPU: 2x ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II TOP ( Defaults )
RAM: 4x4GBCorsair Vengeance 1600MHz C8 @ 1950Mhz 10-11-11-25
Audio: ASUS Xonar Xense
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1000w
HDD: 2x320 Seagate 7200.10 @ Raid0 (System)
HDD:500GB Seagate 7200.10 (Storage)
Case: moded TT ARMOR BLACK
Cooling: Dangerden Custom watercooling

3DM V: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4530735 ) 51527
3DM 11: (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4863654) 16092




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