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Promoted 05-04-2016 by Corwin at 06:41 PM View Original Post
Newegg.com has Asus RT-AC66W Dual-Band Wireless AC1750 Gigabit Router on sale for $126.99 - $37 w/ promo code AFEMEJEH23 - $10 Rebate = $79.99. Shipping is free. Thanks TDMVP73

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Limit 1 per household. Rebate is valid 05/03/16 to 05/04/16. This is now $10 lower than the previous Frontpage Deal.

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Edited May 3, 2016 at 05:48 PM by TDMVP73
Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.
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Just saw this in my email, seems like a good deal for this router. Currently $109 at Amazon.

Price jumped back to $126 while I was on Newegg's site. Very odd.
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Just saw this in my email, seems like a good deal for this router. Currently $109 at Amazon.

Price jumped back to $126 while I was on Newegg's site. Very odd.
You have to apply the code at Checkout to get the $37 discount
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You have to apply the code at Checkout to get the $37 discount
Ah, I wasn't even thinking about that. My mistake, too early in the a.m. I suppose.
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This can use 2 different aftermarkter firmware:

Advanced Tomato [advancedtomato.com]
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Merlin [lostrealm.ca]
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I have this router for ~6 months (IIRC). Running on Merlin and it is solid. However, I still haven't receive the rebate from Newegg.
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Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

ASUS RT-AC66W (This one is RT-AC1750 I believe) $80 after rebate or ASUS RT-AC1200 for $50 with no rebate/etc?
Which one has better range, I can't utilize the speed with neither one anyway, so it's not a big deal for me, I just though $50 is a great deal for AC router with 4 antennas. But not sure about the range with these using 2.4 or 5ghz with a/b/g/n.
I am using TP LINK and I am not entirely happy with the range, it won't reach my bedroom that's about 50 feet away with only 2 walls in between...
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ASUS RT-AC66W (This one is RT-AC1750 I believe) $80 after rebate or ASUS RT-AC1200 for $50 with no rebate/etc?
Which one has better range, I can't utilize the speed with neither one anyway, so it's not a big deal for me, I just though $50 is a great deal for AC router with 4 antennas. But not sure about the range with these using 2.4 or 5ghz with a/b/g/n.
I am using TP LINK and I am not entirely happy with the range, it won't reach my bedroom that's about 50 feet away with only 2 walls in between...
I don't know what TP-Link model you are using, but the Black version of this model and the Archer C8 are at the top of the pack for AC1750 routers: HERE [smallnetbuilder.com]

I would go for AC1750 or AC1900 just to be more future proof if it was my money.
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ASUS RT-AC66W (This one is RT-AC1750 I believe) $80 after rebate or ASUS RT-AC1200 for $50 with no rebate/etc?
Which one has better range, I can't utilize the speed with neither one anyway, so it's not a big deal for me, I just though $50 is a great deal for AC router with 4 antennas. But not sure about the range with these using 2.4 or 5ghz with a/b/g/n.
I am using TP LINK and I am not entirely happy with the range, it won't reach my bedroom that's about 50 feet away with only 2 walls in between...
I have the 1750 and can go a block away from my house and still have a signal. Best router I have ever owned
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Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
I don't know what TP-Link model you are using, but the Black version of this model and the Archer C8 are at the top of the pack for AC1750 routers: HERE [smallnetbuilder.com]

I would go for AC1750 or AC1900 just to be more future proof if it was my money.
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I have the 1750 and can go a block away from my house and still have a signal. Best router I have ever owned
I guess I'll go with 1750 for $30 more. Both models have similar reviews, they are either 5 stars or 1 stars, what's up with that. I am surprised Asus got so many bad reviews and they are all serious issues. I read similar issues with their monitors but I bought 9 of thier 23 and 24 inch monitors, not a single complain from anyone in the office.

TP-Link model I have is
TL-WDR3600
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I guess I'll go with 1750 for $30 more. Both models have similar reviews, they are either 5 stars or 1 stars, what's up with that. I am surprised Asus got so many bad reviews and they are all serious issues. I read similar issues with their monitors but I bought 9 of thier 23 and 24 inch monitors, not a single complain from anyone in the office.

TP-Link model I have is
TL-WDR3600
Probly had something to do with the firmware or people not setting it up properly. Make sure u have a wired connection when first installing and updating the firmware. Do not try to update over wifi, because if there is a hiccup on the connection you can mess up the router.
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Quote from Ride_The_Sky View Post :
ASUS RT-AC66W (This one is RT-AC1750 I believe) $80 after rebate or ASUS RT-AC1200 for $50 with no rebate/etc?
Which one has better range, I can't utilize the speed with neither one anyway, so it's not a big deal for me, I just though $50 is a great deal for AC router with 4 antennas. But not sure about the range with these using 2.4 or 5ghz with a/b/g/n.
I am using TP LINK and I am not entirely happy with the range, it won't reach my bedroom that's about 50 feet away with only 2 walls in between...
The AC-1200 only has 100mbit for lan and WAN. So if your internet is 100Mbps or less you might not notice. Anyway:

RT-AC66
Broadcom BCM4706 @ 600MHz
128MB flash
256MB ram

RT-AC1200
MediaTek MT7620A @ 580MHz
16MB flash
128MB ram

Interestingly, there are apparently two other versions of the 1200 that don't seem to be available in the US yet, the 1200HP and 1200G Plus. HP supposedly has gigabit WAN, while G Plus has gigabit WAN and LAN. The latter is also Broadcom based.

I got in on the Walmart ymmv deal for the RT-AC56R which is also an AC 1200 type router. Has a lot of old reviews about bad 2.4GHz performance, but seemed fine to me in our 2 story once I configured the settings for it manually. The AC 56 has an 800MHz dual core BCM4708 with 256MB ram and gigabit lan, but internal antennae.
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Last edited by hazmatt233 May 4, 2016 at 08:03 AM
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great deal on this router...I paid $98 for it out the door 3 months ago and have been very please with it...I highly recommend the Merlin firmware too. I didn't have to screw with a rebate.
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Good price for this router if you want the warranty. That said, these can be had on eBay (AC-66R) for <= $60 used all day. That, and NewEgg has to be the worst Rebate provider I've ever dealt with.
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