ordskiweicz wrote:So the Asus N66U gets great reviews. What about the Asus RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750?
Is it worth the slightly higher costs?
I assume it may require dual band cards to get bets performance. Any thoughts? (Two level single family house 9 rooms wooden frame)
Captain Ned wrote:They're both dual band, but the N66U does not have 802.11ac. That said, the N66U is designed to allow loading DD-WRT firmware, which opens up many options. I'm sure the RT-AC66U will get DD-WRT (if it hasn't already as most ASUS routers eventually get a DD-WRT distro) but if you don't have 802.11ac client devices (or won't be purchasing any in the next year or two) stick with the N66U.
bthylafh wrote:Asus is likely to support this new router for a while with firmware updates that would address any reliability problems. Go with the ac model if you can afford it.
kumori wrote:bthylafh wrote:Asus is likely to support this new router for a while with firmware updates that would address any reliability problems. Go with the ac model if you can afford it.
Yeah, that's my guess. There is just less information about the newer AC routers compared to the wide acclaim garnered by the N66u.
jihadjoe wrote:No reason at all not to get the AC model unless you're getting a significant discount on the N.
Buying N now would be like getting a G router just as N came out. I did just that when I picked up an extra WRT-54GL because I'd become so comfortable with my old 54G; I started to regret that decision not too long afterward.
jihadjoe wrote:This is why ac matters:
From LanOC's review of the ASUS AC-56U
Hat tip to HardOCP.
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