ASUS RT-AC66U

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Product Description

Upgrade to the Next Generation

The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th gen dual-band Wi-Fi router, and the launch platform for the new ASUS AiCloud service. Its speed reaches 1.75Gbps, currently the fastest available, utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller and working in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band supports up to 1.3Gbps, exceeding current Gigabit wired transmission and 3X faster than 802.11n. The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance.

AiCloud offers a unified app for iOS and Android devices that turns the RT-AC66U into a personal cloud server, with easy connectivity to Windows PC, Mac, Linux machines, and all USB storage. Each account can sync with other AiCloud clients and public cloud products directly. All your content, files, and data can be accessed, synced, shared, and managed from almost any device – smartphones to desktops – wherever and whenever you’re online.

Whether you’re a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-AC66U is exceptionally easy to use with CD-free Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that lets you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connect PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices quickly. Thanks to its refined interface tools, you get control like never before, letting you monitor signal strength, setup parental settings, and other useful functions in a robust yet intuitive way.

NVIDIA GameStream Ready

Your router is about to have a lot more fun. That’s because it can now stream all your favorite PC games to the NVIDIA® SHIELD™ portable to play anywhere in the house using fast, ultra-reliable NVIDIA GameStream™ technology. ASUS routers deliver lag-free, high-performance game streaming from GeForce® GTX™=powered PCs or NVIDIA GRID™ cloud gaming systems.

Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range

With the latest in networking technology, the RT-AC66U 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.

The next-gen Wi-Fi router that’s adored by the media

ASUS RT-AC66U combines the incredible speed of 802.11ac wireless with a design that’s a Red Dot award-winner. But it’s not just great design that’s brought in the plaudits — RT-AC66U is adored by the world’s top technology publications and journalists. Its breathtaking 5th-generation Wi-Fi performance in the 5GHz band has been tested and verified by SmallNetBuilder, while the US edition of PCWorld declared RT-AC66U to be the leading 802.11ac router. RT-AC66U’s superior performance in enabling all-new networking experiences has also been on the receiving end of accolades from Germany’s highly-respected C’t magazine.

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-AC66U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC66U 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.

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-AC66U 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-AC66U, 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-AC66U 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-AC66U 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, and UPnP AV servers, the RT-AC66U 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.

Powerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions

Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC66U 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-AC66U 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-AC66U fits nearly in any space in the home or office.

Specifications

Ethernet LAN features
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet LAN data rates10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
Cabling technology10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Wireless LAN features
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WLAN data transfer rates supported1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, 450, 1300 Mbit/s
Dual-bandYes
Ports & interfaces
WAN connectionEthernet (RJ-45)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports5
USB ports quantity2
USB version2.0
Networking
Networking standardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3u
Frequency range2.4 - 5 GHz
Protocols
DHCP clientYes
DHCP serverYes
Supported network protocolsIPv4, IPv6
DMZ supportYes
Management features
Web-based managementYes
Reset buttonYes
Quality of Service (QoS) supportYes
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)Yes
Security
Firewall securityFirewall: SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
Security algorithms128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
VPN supportIPSec, PPTP, L2TP, PPTP
Design
LED indicatorsLAN, Power, USB, WAN
Performance
Source data-sheet
Power
AC input voltage110-240V
AC input frequency50/60 Hz
Weight & dimensions
Width20.7 cm
Depth14.88 cm
Height3.55 cm
Weight450g
Packaging content
Cables includedLAN (RJ-45)
ManualYes
Quick start guideYes
User Guide on CD-ROMYes
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ASUS comes from the last four letters of Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that represents the inspiration of art and learning. ASUS embodies the strength, creative spirit and purity symbolized by this regal and agile mythical creature, soaring to new heights of quality and innovation with each product it introduces to the market.

ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational corporation which manufactures notebook computers, PDAs, servers, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, computer cases, networking products, computer components, mobile phones and computer cooling systems and earns the revenue of US$16.5 billion. ASUS is listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange. It manufactures quality products for its customers all over the world. ASUS not only manufactures electronic products and computer components for its customers only but provides computer components for many other renowned companies such as Apple Inc, Sony, Alienware, Palm Inc, Compaq, HP and Falcon Northwest.

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