Asus joins 802.11ac crowd with its RT-AC66U dual-band wireless router. It supports the fifth generation 802.11ac WiFi technology, aka 5G WiFi, offering speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n. Powered by Broadcom’s 5G WiFi chip, the dual-band router works in both 2.4GHz (450Mbps) and 5GHz (1.3Gbps), offering a combuned bandwidth of 1.7Gbps.
The RT-AC66U features Asus’ AiRadar technology to “strengthen signals to devices, amplifying transmission in all directions to better overcome environmental obstructions and improve data rates”. It also includes QoS for bandwidth optimization and support IPv6 standard for better packaet transmission and addressing. The router has two USB ports, which means you can addressing. The router has two USB ports, which means you can attach a 3G USB dongle to share 3G connection, connect a USB storage device to share files and brings a printer to your home network. With full DLNA compatibility, wireless media streaming is easy. The RT-AC66U supports 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise security and has a WPS button. There are four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and three detachable antennas.