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ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router + 500GB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive EXPIRED

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Promoted 02-15-2013 at 01:02 PM View Original Post
Newegg.com has ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router + 500GB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $169.99 with free shipping. Add the Router to cart and the Hard Drive will be added automatically. Thanks max911turbo

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Newegg-ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support+ 500GB portable hard drive $ 169.99 free shipping

Asus RT-N66+ free WD element 500 GB portable hard drive ($59.99 value)= $169.99 FS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833320091



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#46
After using it for some time i returned it . Back to RT-N16 , it seems more stable !
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#47
Quote from dryu View Post :
I got this router on Black Friday for $129.99, so here are a few responses based on two months of experience:


I've been a DD-WRT person up until this router, but the Asus firmware has improved to the point where the benefits from 3rd party firmware are not worth the effort. The Asus stock firmware does in fact have QOS and Access Restrictions, in addition to quite a lot of other features like a media/DLNA server, FTP access to attached storage, and a minimal cloud storage system. One worthwhile 3rd party alternative is Asuswrt-Merlin, which is an enhanced version of Asus's firmware maintained by some dude with too much free time.
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This router uses DD-WRT as its firmware and includes QOS, Access Restrictions, and much more without the hassle of needing to reflash the firmware and pray you don't brick your router. I've used DD-WRT for many years on a WRT-54GL then finally took the plunge on the RT-N65 a couple months ago as the bandwidth consumed in my house has increased drastically as the kids have gotten older and the old router just couldn't keep up. The rock solid stability and features available in DD-WRT were one of the main reasons I went with the router I did. Nothing at all against Tomato as it too is an extremely stable and feature packed firmware that is a far cry better than what is normally available on an out of box consumer grade router, but in this case the reflash risk/reward is not warranted IMHO.
Thanks for your input. I remember that $129 price tag before on BF. I was to late to pull on the trigger. I'll probably purchase this router now. Don't really need the hard drive but will likely eBay it.
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#48
Damn it!.......just purchased and received my new RT-N66U from Amazon today. Bought it for $150+Tax (Texas/Prime Shipping) - Total was $161.00.

Don't need the drive since I am using a time capsule of the same size.....anyone want to give me their thoughts if I should buy this one and then ship the Amazon one back later on?
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#49
i just bought this router out of necessity because my linksys wrt610v2 died unexpectedly and since i work from home i couldn't wait for a new one. I had to pay $182 at BestBuy and i was just pissed, but now i can return that one and use this one and have a free hard. You can never have enough hard drives. Save like $12 and get a 500 GB hard drive, sounds like a no brainer to me.
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Quote from puddnhead View Post :
Not bad, but fail to see how this justifies FP.

Unless you really want a 500gb external drive -- and does anyone really? -- I'd rather buy the "replacement" model for this, the AS-RTAC66U, for $178 right now at superbiiz. And that is not actually that good of a price for that, a better router than this.

I haven't researched routers in years, but that seems like a valid point, thanks for sharing. I have to do some research now.
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#51
Just picked this up from BestBuy a week or two ago. Wonder if I can return it for this newegg deal. Same price I paid, but minus the hard drive. I did have a bunch of gift cards though..

Awesome router in my opinion. Haven't loaded DD-WRT/Tomato on it yet, but that's because I haven't had to.

FYI, the AS-RTAC66U isn't DD-WRT/Tomato compatible at the moment.
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#52
If you don't mind refurb, Amazon resellers are selling this for $120 shipped
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#53
Quote from chickenmanbbbok View Post :
What kind of QoS features does this router have? Can I allot bandwidth limits to each device? My E4200V2 (refurb and within the 30 day return period) has QoS, but only allows me to set priority of devices when simultaneously in use. I want to limit bandwidth to certain devices (such as my iPad and iPhone) that do not require such high speeds regardless of whether or not there are other devices actively consuming bandwidth at any given time.
QOS is available on a per device or per application basis but I don't think I've ever seen the ability to hard-cap a devices bandwidth, nor am I sure why you would want or need to limit bandwidth to devices when there is nothing else using the bandwidth Confused. QOS is for prioritizing, not capping. If you have the bandwidth available, why would you not want to use it?
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Quote from puddnhead View Post :
Not bad, but fail to see how this justifies FP.

Unless you really want a 500gb external drive -- and does anyone really? -- I'd rather buy the "replacement" model for this, the AS-RTAC66U, for $178 right now at superbiiz. And that is not actually that good of a price for that, a better router than this.
I would stay away from an AC router right now. The specs are still years away from ratification and just like occurred with the people buying some draft-n models, you may end up paying early adopter prices for a device that functions far less than optimal, or not at all, when the spec is finally certified as there is no guarantee of interoperability between devices until this occurs.
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Quote from k-y View Post :
If you don't mind refurb, Amazon resellers are selling this for $120 shipped
Anyone have any experience with their refurbs?
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#56
Quote from utcmk View Post :
I would stay away from an AC router right now. The specs are still years away from ratification and just like occurred with the people buying some draft-n models, you may end up paying early adopter prices for a device that functions far less than optimal, or not at all, when the spec is finally certified as there is no guarantee of interoperability between devices until this occurs.
First final ratification of 802.11ac is expected before the end of this calendar year ... not "years away."

Second, I wasn't even basing my recommendation on the AC aspect. Reviews I've read show the RT-AC66U has better performance than RT-N66U for non AC networks. You could just buy the AC66U and pretend to yourself that it isn't even AC capable, if that makes you feel better about it.
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#57
I am up for anything called asses
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#58
How much better is this than the n56u?
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#59
Quote from CousinIT View Post :
I've been utilizing the dual band on a 66U the past few months with Shibby Tomato 1.28

1.28.0000 MIPSR2-104 K26 USB BT-VPN-64K

Absolutely flawless.
How does dual band work on Shibby ? And do you experience random traffic stalling ? I am using the original fw on this and hate the fact that every now and then wifi just stops working... for no reason
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#60
This is an awesome router. One of the best N router there is.
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