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The ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11ac router is just gorgeous. Instead of a strange blob with flashing lights, lots of snaking cables and a truly boring face, you have a stunningly designed device that delivers on the fast wireless promise while also looking good.  This is no mean feat so let’s take a look at what the AC66U has to offer.


First off, the price point is very neat. You’re looking at around £159.99 for what Trusted Reviews has described as “the fastest wireless ac router yet” and that ASUS has been “carving out a niche for itself in the router market” and that “Performance has been at the forefront if its success.”

The ASUS RT-AC66U has three external antennae’s that can be used if you need them or neatly folded away or removed if you don’t. The router looks glossy and black with shiny curves and a clever stand feature at the rear for easy positioning to ensure that it can blend into the environment (or stand out if that is your wish) without risking overheating or masses of dust collecting. The team at ASUS clearly understand how annoying dust can be…

This wireless router is also robust with a sturdy plastic shell and plenty of thickness, it should be able to handle life’s little kicks and drops pretty well. Another feature worth bringing out into the open is that the RT-AC66U happens to work as a router and a wireless access point and a wireless bridge so you won’t need to spend more cash on those essential extras.

The great beacon of delight surrounding this router is, of course, the fact that it boasts the 802.11ac standard and that it has dual bands in 2.4 and 5GHz. There are four Ethernet ports, two USB ports, WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption, AiRadar for optimised wireless coverage,  easy setup using the ASUSWRT dashboard UI and plenty more. You can see the entire spec sheet for the ASUS RT-AC66U wireless router here.

This is most definitely the very coolest in fifth generation dual-band wireless routers and looks set to become yet another notch in the ASUS belt for quality and feature-rich performance.

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