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Asus RT-AC66u 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router

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RT-AC66u

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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. (AiCloud App will be available on the iOS App Store and Google Play soon.)

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.

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.

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.
*Based on theoretical maximum speeds in 5GHz transmission, with one DVD equaling 4.7GB

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.
(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-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, UPnP AV servers, and DLNA devices, 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.

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-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

Summary

Header / Manufacturer
Asus
Type
Wireless router
Connection Type
DSL (Cable)
Networking / Form Factor (FE)
Desktop
Networking / WAN Ports Qty
1
Speed
1 Gbps
Networking / Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Standards
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0), IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Miscellaneous / Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK
Networking / Wireless Protocol
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0)
Interface Provided / Type
USB
Aerial / Antenna Qty
3
Networking / Ports Qty
4
Networking / Integrated Switch
4-port switch
Interface Provided / Connector Type
RJ-45
Aerial / Aerial Form Factor (F)
External detachable
Dimensions & Weight / Depth
148.8 mm
Dimensions & Weight / Width
207 mm
Dimensions & Weight / Height
35.5 mm
Dimensions & Weight / Weight
450 g


Detail

Header / Manufacturer

Asus

Type

Wireless router

Networking / Connectivity Technology

Wired, Wireless

Networking / Form Factor (FE)

Desktop

Rackmount or External

External

Connection Type

DSL (Cable)

Speed

1 Gbps

Miscellaneous / Encryption Algorithm

128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK

Networking / WAN Ports Qty

1

Dimensions & Weight / Depth

148.8mm

Dimensions & Weight / Width

207mm

Aerial / Antenna Qty

3

Dimensions & Weight / Height

35.5mm

Networking / Ports Qty

4

Dimensions & Weight / Weight

450g

Networking / Integrated Switch

4-port switch

Networking / Wireless Protocol

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0)

Standards

Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)

Aerial / Aerial Form Factor (F)

External detachable

Interface Provided / Connector Type

RJ-45

Interface Provided / Type

USB, Network

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Type: Wireless router
Connection Type: DSL (Cable)
Standards: Ethernet
Standards: Fast Ethernet
Standards: Gigabit Ethernet
Standards: IEEE 802.11a
Standards: IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b
Standards: IEEE 802.11g
Standards: IEEE 802.11n
Speed: 1Gbps
Rackmount or External: External
Brand: Asus
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Inc VAT: 100 - 150

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