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Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Router Review and Unboxing


April 1 Tim Schofield here from Cupid king 77 tranquil gon na blend it up just a little bit today gon na go on and also do an unboxing and also a review of the Asus rtac 66u a twin band cordless gigabit router simply gon na proceed and also open it up for you people reveal you individuals the layout perhaps show you men a little quick setup of it perhaps we get on some rate tests also give you my general thoughts and examination this man out so allow’s just go ahead as well as obtain right into it alright so below we go below’s the Box it is it is concluded so I’m just gon na grab this and also open it up I do while I’m opening this I wish to make a note that certainly it being a dual band router that basically indicates you can have concurrent 2.4 and 5 ghz networks what’s great concerning having a 5 ghz Network is basically that there aren’t way too many points that outcome at a 5 it’s a 5 ghz regularity so you’re gon na get faster rates etc most routers use a 2.4 gigahertz frequency which is one of the most typical so everybody around you making use of

those things obtain sort of blended and also the that’s the closer you require to be to the router so it’s excellent that this has the 5 gigahertz range naturally your device needs is supported the ones that attached to it yet anyways allow’s proceed and turn it on over offers you a bunch of info regarding the router itself kind of what’s gon na can be found in the box yet we’re gon na simply open it on up and just take it directly have a look at what remains in package slide this out placed the box to the side simply a simple white box here as well as I need to turn it over sorry concerning that and also below we go so right now you do have a disk my hunch is a software program disk for when we need to establish it up I’ll show that in simply a bit you have the router itself right here in some covering so you can draw that out actually here it is looks quite excellent it’s really a great deal smaller than I believed it would be not also heavy either which is not a large offer as a result of training course it just rests somewhere in your home or your house or anywhere you are living VIP participant service warranty you do have a two-year warranty with a soos which is terrific I have actually had just excellent experiences with a soos customer assistance so you

don’t require to bother with that you have a solid booklet with a number of information my guess is a set-up overview you have that and afterwards you have a stand here that goes actually on I will certainly reveal that on the device in just a 2nd you ‘d have the ICI power adapter my hunch is you have an Ethernet wire below which you do so you have an Ethernet cable to connect the router to the modem and after that you have three antennas which you simply essentially screw on to the back so let me go on as well as get every little thing established up and I will certainly be right back simply actual quick intended to reveal me screwing on among these antennas to reveal you just how simple it is you truthfully simply screw it on and twist it to where you can tilt it up like that so you’ll see all three antennas are now on my router I additionally desire to make a quick note regarding the stand that did come with it indeed you can have it flat on whatever surface area if you want to it is advised that you do stand it up vertically so to do so to place the depend on primarily you have actually isus up on top of the stand you’ll see some inserts here you simply type of slide them in and also you can just press up as well as it should glide right in easily and afterwards you can really use your honor simply like this so it stands up vertically also it is advised that the center antenna is right up and also down and also you have regarding a 45 level angle in between each

outside antenna so just allowing you individuals recognize how that looks design-wise I think it looks incredible it’s gon na be actually cool to simply kind of see resting there undoubtedly I don’t really look at it really commonly yet anyways obviously as I claimed you have the antennas up on the top now I can actually show you people these connections due to the fact that of this great stand it has USB ports something that’s wonderful concerning the USB ports is it’s excellent for external storage space or printer servers whether you desire some cloud storage space going or some wireless printing going that’s what you can make use of USB ports for and also you have 4 solid Ethernet cords if you need them and you likewise have Ethernet port for your modem as well certainly DC in also a WPS switch I can’t remember for the life of me of what it stands for fine so it was troubling me and also it represents Wi-Fi Protected setup essentially when you press the switch on any various other WPS gadget you can conveniently attach without requiring to utilize the safety and security secret to connect to the router so there’s every one of the connections on it of program you have nothing on the normal you have some standing illuminate on top which’s it’s obtained a great structure to it clearly not a big deal because you’re never ever really

holding your router yet allow’s go on as well as get this point set up real quick before we do actually set this up I wished to discuss with in relation to shadow storage space that I was chatting about this has a remarkable attribute called a iCloud it’s really an application you can locate in the Application Shop along with the Play Shop you can go on as well as go into it it’s the Asus a iCloud primarily I have not set it up yet obviously since my routers not set up however allows for cloud I think edits while on your Android or iphone device so it’s really amazing you can experience your tools gain access to different gadgets accessibility submits all that great things all from your cell phone which is amazing as a result of program as you all recognize I do make use of Android gadgets quite exclusively so it’s wonderful that they have this included with your cloud storage space on the router alright so I’m all set to obtain whatever ready up unfortunately the only cable television input is downstairs which is why really the updated router due to the range that signal needs to take a trip approximately my office in my room it was simply kind of a discomfort as well as I would get slower speeds when I’m spending for high or why wouldn’t I simply obtain a router that’s in fact gon na get right up there so anyways I have

the key is to have the emotinal plug of everything unplugged I’m gon na proceed and connect in my modem currently so obtain that plugged in I’m gon na take the ethernet cord that they have actually offered you as well as really mosting likely to go on as well as plug that right into the modem and after that I’m mosting likely to put the various other end right into the slot on the router that blue port that I discussed earlier that is where you in fact plug it in to the router so plug that on in then while I would certainly state let your modem boot on up allow it go in advance as well as run through and also reset as well as experience and afterwards I’ll be right back when my own’s done all right so my version is practically booted up I did wish to state that you ought to recognize you must possibly have some space in between the modem and the router that’s always suggested as well as also I would state in the antennas at the basic instructions that your tool is connecting to it where you’re at the majority of the moment are gon na be so minor is basically back that method so I’m gon na leave it by doing this and also have the antennas directed back in the direction of this means to make sure that’s just the best thing to do with the antennas now I’m mosting likely to go ahead and also connect in my router I did desire to make a quick and note that certainly it’s fine you don’t have to use the stand you’re gon na have it rest

flat if you want to these antennas in fact can turn and also punctuate in this way so it’s immaterial if you do not use a stand its whatever personal preference of your own is advised they make use of the stand so I’m just going to proceed and also use it however once more I wouldn’t see too much of a difference if you make use of the requirement did not make use of the stand all right so go in advance as well as connect it in and as I said and also turn the power on you will certainly see some indicators right here a power one allowing you understand it’s attempting to attach to the net a lot of various ones as well what you’re really gon na require is an additional Ethernet wire to get everything good to go up to get your Robert all set up I in fact have my laptop right here and preferably sufficient it’s an a soos laptop as I claimed hello there soo so I try and also obtain a whole lot of their products so primarily I’m gon na go ahead and also order this various other Ethernet cable that I have alright so I have actually got my yellow Ethernet cable right here connected into the one port of the router I do desire to make a note that the lights indications are all up now power lets you know it’s connected to the Internet with the modem as well as it has a 2.4 ghz light and also a 5 gigahertz light allowing you know it is transmitting had both both gigahertz so I’m gon na proceed and also plug this end right into my laptop which is what we’re mosting likely to

require to do to get whatever ready up on the router side so I’m gon na go in advance as well as turn the video camera around to consider my screen so we can proceed and obtain this router established up alright so right when I open Chrome this display showed up which is terrific you can actually enter 198 dot 162 that 1.1 right into your web browser as well if for whatever reason this does not come up but anyways it’s gon na inspect your connection it’s gon na undergo a setup wizard which is amazing you don’t truly require to even do any challenging things that’s gon na in fact immediately do it for you it looks like you can have a router login name and also a password too so I’m gon na go in advance as well as kind that in actual fast next you’re taken to this display basically you’re mosting likely to require to call the 2.4 gigahertz and also 5 ghz networks they’re going to be 2 different ones that turn up on your computer or your phone or whatever whichever you can connect to so you can go ahead and also stall it whatever you desire you might call it cubic in 77 if you desired I’m gon na leave the default setups right now you must certainly put in a network secret for protection reasons so I’m.

gon na do that genuine quick alright so I went ahead as well as applied the settings it took a bit however they did apply and it says there’s a new firmware version offered make a note that whenever there’s a new firmware variation readily available constantly update it through ethernet do not do it over Wi-Fi so just make note of that I’m gon na it’s undoubtedly advised that you update it so I’m gon na upgrade it be right back alright so I actually had to reboot my computer after the firmware upgrade underwent therefore I updated it restarted my computer and also mosted likely to one ninety 2 dot one sixty 8 dot one dot one in your browser just kind that in press Go into indicator in with whatever login qualifications you put in as well as it must take you to this display I do intend to mention that both the five ghz and 2.4 ghz networks are appearing hi Suz 5g is the 5 gigahertz asus is the 2.4 ghz i’m still connected via ethernet however just intend to go in advance and also show you this food selection below letting you understand what the screen essentially does is you can change the SSID you can alter your login password of all that great information you can most likely disable one or.

the other if you don’t intend to make use of one if you recognize any type of is the other there’s visitor network setups which is terrific to have you can in fact have three Network secrets for guests which is something I have actually truly never ever seen in a router for each gig for every band you can have 3 separate keys for guests to ensure that’s fantastic there’s a Web traffic Supervisor so you can transform all this all the web traffic that experiences on each device adult controls if you remain in grownups and have children and you intend to go ahead as well as type of restrict what your youngster can do on-line you have adult controls there’s the USB application so as I claimed the AI disk is where you can plug in storage space have some cloud storage going using your iphone tool network printing as I stated servers and also there’s download master too down at the bottom right here reveal you there’s download master that’s primarily an all-in-one download option you can go on and also google it it’s it’s in fact rather cool whether you’re making use of BitTorrent or other services to download things there’s an AI cloud alternative so to arrangement through your phone you need to.

go in advance and also claim hi I’m going to establish up a cloud this wise access or clever sync I will certainly do so at some point once I get a storage space device to connect into my router but it’s wonderful that it has this choices there’s Advanced Settings on the side I’m not mosting likely to experience each one I’m just mosting likely to show you what they are you’ll see wireless LAN when ipv6 VPN web servers so Online Personal Network web server firewall software administration system log network devices you can simply do a fast Google search and also find out what each of those do and what they’re changing so just allow me understand that those exist which is wonderful alright to ensure that’s all I intend to show you about the I guess basically is software and what this can doing I’m gon na do some rate examination and also give some total ideas on the router okay certainly mosting likely to go in advance and do some rate tests this is speedtest.net prior to that I intend to go in advance and show you some results from previous tests that I did do so you will see it allow me focus on these actually the issue with the last router was it really did not have adequate range so you’ll see my download speeds got significantly impacted right here I would certainly get about like almost 6 megabits per 2nd download speed upload rates were still excellent eleven and also a half and so on yet my download speeds.

were simply awful so hopefully this has improved that I ought to be getting upwards of probably around 40 if I needed to presume yet allow’s go on and run a speed test with any luck it has enhanced allow’s have a look I likewise intended to make a fast note that those rates were just the same no matter the server that I got on I tried various web servers and also they was all the same so allow’s proceed as well as begin examination go in advance pick ping select server based on the ping and run with oh wow take a look at that well promptly I suggest these tests were simply done perhaps 25 minutes ago the ones I was obtaining 5 and also now I’m getting nearly 60 megabits per 2nd download distinction I clearly my router was a little bit obsolete yet I really did not recognize it was it was influence the signal toughness was influencing it that a lot so you’ll see currently I am going to be extremely pleased with these rates currently since when I would certainly download and install huge files I ‘d have to stroll downstairs of my laptop computer now as you can inform I didn’t don’t require to do that this gets on the 5 gigahertz Network I’m gon na proceed and also attach to the 2.4 gigahertz not functioning run an examination as well okay I went on and also attached to the 2.4 ghz Network and I’m mosting likely to test it as soon as much more as well as we.

will proceed as well as see if what the rate distinction is hopefully it’s extremely similar once again it’s going to have interference yet you’ll see it is likewise at concerning 25 megabits per second so that is a much better contrast in between the this router and the my last one it has to do with nearly 20 megabits per second much faster on the 2.4 gigahertz spectrum bear in mind that you’re gon na have a great deal of disturbance I have a great deal of disturbance here there’s a lot of routers detailed because I have people living very close to me yet you’ll see it absolutely raised it despite having all this disturbance I went from virtually 6 to regarding 24 megabits per secondly which is really fantastic news so I am extremely pleased with these router rates okay so I simply wish to go on as well as provide you people a little a lot more information on the router and additionally provide you some final thoughts of mine in concerns to the rtac 66u router it is as I claimed dual band so you obtain 5 gigahertz 2.4 gigahertz B 5 ghz band you can run at up to 1.3 gigabits per 2nd rate to ensure that is insanely quick and after that on the 2.4 ghz range range you can have 450 megabits per secondly which is similarly fast to ensure that is why it is called a gigabit router since it can perform at speeds over 1 gigabit.

now I also wish to and also then it is some future evidence in a feeling it having Ito 2.11 he sees support that being basically a networking standard for Wi-Fi you could be acquainted with either 2.1 1g as well as all that excellent things however air conditioner is essentially one that just began heading out in 2012-2013 and people predict analysts predicted that by 2015 it will essentially be the preferred criterion for tools appearing so normally your mobile phone your laptop computer currently aren’t mosting likely to use the 802 dot 1 1 HC criterion due to the fact that it hasn’t been built in yet but with any luck in the future it will be that’s why this router you can use momentarily since it’s going to use that requirement in the future now in relation to who this would be good for for the general customer a person simply in the house it’s terrific for seeing motion pictures Netflix YouTube all that things is going to be boosted with obviously boosted variety enhanced information speeds it’s great it has the alternative for networking with printing as well as cloud storage too so if you have several individuals in your home if you’re a household you can establish this cloud storage as well as share data conveniently whether it be pictures videos all that good things you can just share between devices very quickly it’ll aid me to.

share in between mobile phone and also PC as well with sharing those kind of files in between those tools in relation to gaming it’s gon na aid naturally it does have in those settings in those browser settings that I was showing you it does have settings to open ports all that excellent stuff for those of you that do video game xbox ps3 playstation all that good things yet anyways my xbox is up in my room and also I had actually never gotten complete bars in the area that I place it in and constantly was that also as opposed to 3 I think yet it had complete bars when I was linked to this new router so the range certainly did increase rates the connection has been fine in all the they’re games that I played with watching Netflix too on my xbox it would often eliminate I have actually not had that occur once yet so as I said watching video clips playing video games as well I’m an university student I download and install.
a lot of big files and post a great deal as well I’m posting video clips regularly so that’s great I post images to Facebook all that typical stuff so and also as an university youngster needing to download and install download publications prior to all that stuff so it’s really helpful with I understand with the cloud printing I’m gon na.

possibly try as well as establish that up with my printer my prayers currently cordless though so I shouldn’t have any type of problems keeping that attaching to the router itself to make sure that’ll be excellent cloud storage will certainly be terrific too as well as sharing data in between people but anyways on the whole it’s a very recommended item by me simply because various reasons certainly the great array I was actually strolling outdoors and stay connected a lot longer than my old router did so the array is certainly an increase which brings along far better rates you have two simultaneous 2.4 and also 5 beta listened to fulfilled works which is practical for those of you that do own devices I can link to the 5 ghz Network the configuration was so very easy along with you saw me doing it it went through the setup practically instantly it allow you know what you need to kind in all that good stuff overall a highly advised router by me Asus has great as I state client sustain their hardware is always great high quality I have actually had my laptop computer for a while currently and I haven’t had any type of issues with it so asu’s constantly gets the green light for me I constantly try as well as when it comes to technical equipment opt for a SUSE so now the good news is I have a router that adheres to that taking place but anyways definitely you know what you believe go and leave a remark you can follow me on Facebook Twitter Google+ constantly to be in the summary listed below which’s constantly individuals many thanks make sure to give a thumbs up.

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