On Monday, Comcast will be coming over to install the 50 Mbps internet service. At the moment, I've got AT&T U-Verse 12 Mbps service, which is the fastest internet connection I can get. However, I do not get 12 Mbps consistently all the time
. Therefore, I decided to give Comcast a try.
I was going to buy the new Apple Airport Extreme for $199.99, but I decided to go with the ASUS AC66U instead for 3 reasons. 1) Best Buy did not have the new Apple Airport Extreme in stock. 2) I got the ASUS AC66U for $164 dollars after taxes. 3) It has awesome reviews, and it has one of the best wireless connection. Reason # 3, is the MAIN REASON why I went with this router as well since I want a router that has excellent range.
I will be testing this router with the following wired devices with Cat6 ethernet cable: Win 7 Desktop, UnRaid Server, XBOX 360, XBOX Slim, PS3 Slim (not the newest slim), Dune D1, Dune TV303D, and Pioneer SC-1522-K.
I will be testing thie router with the following wireless devices: iPad 2 (two of them), iPhone 4s (two of them), iPad 4, Win 7 laptop.
The specification for the ASUS AC66U can be found here: https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC66U/#specifications
Some picture of the ASUS AC66U can be seen here: https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC66U/#gallery
This is a diagram of my network:
It should be noted: I am no super duper networking geek. Do not expect extensive and in depth testing. I am doing this threat for those of use who want a router with excellent wire / wireless connectivity. At the moment, the supplied AT&T 2Wire 3801 router support N wireless connection, but it isn't reliable and consistent. I will try to stream high bitrate BD movies wireless, however.
FOR OTHER ASUS ROUTER OWNERS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE, PICTURES, DIAGRAMS, IDEAS, ETC.
A more in depth review: