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Upgrade to the Next Generation
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, 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. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com/gamestream.
Designed for Class-Leading Speed and Range
With new networking technology, the RT-AC66U delivers exceptionally fast wired
and wireless connectivity. ASUS builds this flagship router with high-grade components, offering you stable
connectivity and convenient expandability. The router uses powerful detachable
Wi-Fi antennas to further extend wireless range.
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.
NO.1 for Total Router
NO.1 for Average Wireless Throughput
NO.1 for Wireless Range
“For a long-distance test through flooring and walls, Asus’s stability here is outstanding.”
“Only Asus manages nearly flawless reliability.”
“The company simply out-engineered its competition and came up with a best-in-class feature set.”
- Tom’s Hardware, January 2013
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
Place for All Your Data –
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. Learn More
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.
Online in 30 Seconds
auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from first plugging in
the RT-AC66U to setup completion in 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 fast 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.
Wi-Fi for Your Visitors
Share your internet connection with your guests
with no need to
share your personal password or network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports
up to three separate guest networks, each with its own usage limits and
password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected
VPN Server Enabled
set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data with MPPE encryption— wherever you are.
Flexible Installation with Versatile Design
Being wall-mountable, the RT-AC66U fits nearly in any space in the home or office.
Keep Up to Date!
Remember to always keep your device’s firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features! Learn more about updating new firmware.