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Asus Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Routers: RT-AC66R $160, RT-N66R EXPIRED

tunanjing 489 March 31, 2013 at 01:57 AM in Computers (4) More Best Buy Deals
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Promoted 03-31-2013 at 12:18 PM View Original Post
Best Buy has a few Wireless Routers on sale with free store pickup or free shipping if available. Offer is valid today only. Thanks tunanjing

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Edited March 31, 2013 at 09:54 AM by BostonGirl
Product Links:

Asus RT-AC66U or ASUS RT-AC66R [bestbuy.com]

Netgear R6300 [bestbuy.com]

Linksys EA4500 [bestbuy.com]

Linksys EA6500 [bestbuy.com]

ASUS RT-N66U or ASUS RT-N66R [bestbuy.com]

Also there's a $79.99 Apple Airport Express Base Station :
Airport Express Base Station [bestbuy.com]


And some more notable deals that I can't research because I was just looking for high end routers at the moment.
List of all Wireless Routers on sale today [bestbuy.com]

Pretty good price on some of them, especially the newly released router like the AC66U and r6300. Reading the reviews, if you only need b/g/n, then you better save your money and get the RT-N66U.
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Everyone submit Amazon PM requests so we can avoid tax (in most states): they are charging tax (in some states) [forbes.com] http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66U-Dua...s=RT-AC66R

http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC66U-Du...sus+router


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#4
Is it just me, or do these prices seem really bad?
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Quote from wirelessfreak View Post :
Is it just me, or do these prices seem really bad?
based on my research, Asus RT-AC66U has a good price compared to the past except if you count listing mistakes and rebate as one.
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EXTREMELY PERFECT TIMINIG. I was on bb site and didnt notice it till now. repped

thanks
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EXTREMELY PERFECT TIMINIG. I was on bb site and didnt notice it till now. repped

thanks
me too! I bought the RT-N66U at Staples using my rewards, 2 hours before I posted this. Glad I saw it. Big Grin

Bear in mind though, the Asus RT-N66U and RT-AC66U have different marketing version on bestbuy. They have N66R and AC66R, but according to some people it is just a marketing gimmick for Bestbuy. The firmware themselves are the same online.
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based on my research, Asus RT-AC66U has a good price compared to the past except if you count listing mistakes and rebate as one.
You're right. Sorry bro, didn't notice that it was the AC model. Funny how we both looked at the same reference point.
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You're right. Sorry bro, didn't notice that it was the AC model. Funny how we both looked at the same reference point.
no problem. If you think I help you, please do not forget to like this thread and rep me. Smilie
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I recently have a WRT54G (running STRONG but w/o 802.11n support) for my Apple devices.
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Quote from tunanjing View Post :
me too! I bought the RT-N66U at Staples using my rewards, 2 hours before I posted this. Glad I saw it. Big Grin

Bear in mind though, the Asus RT-N66U and RT-AC66U have different marketing version on bestbuy. They have N66R and AC66R, but according to some people it is just a marketing gimmick for Bestbuy. The firmware themselves are the same online.
Not sure if this is the case, but I know a lot of the time business do that so they can claim it's not the same model and don't have to price match :/
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#12
How does wd750 for 50 bucks compare to n66?
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#13
Stick with RT-N66U if you DONT have any "ac" certified cards. I like Netgear products. But I stick with ASUS because usability and open source developments.

Reviews:
N66U
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wi...l=&start=1

AC66U
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wi...r-reviewed

http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66U-Dua...s=RT-AC66R Amazon PM?
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Thanks for a n66r

Quote from tunanjing View Post :
Product Links:

Asus RT-AC66U or ASUS RT-AC66R [bestbuy.com]

Netgear R6300 [bestbuy.com]

Linksys EA4500 [bestbuy.com]

Linksys EA6500 [bestbuy.com]

ASUS RT-N66U or ASUS RT-N66R [bestbuy.com]

Also there's a $79.99 Apple Airport Express Base Station :
Airport Express Base Station [bestbuy.com]


And some more notable deals that I can't research because I was just looking for high end routers at the moment.
List of all Wireless Routers on sale today [bestbuy.com]

Pretty good price on some of them, especially the newly released router like the AC66U and r6300. Reading the reviews, if you only need b/g/n, then you better save your money and get the RT-N66U.
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#15
I bought the Asus AC66 at Best Buy 1 month ago with price mach + 10% off and it was still $10 more than this. Guess its time to call Best Buy and get the price match. For anyone who is in the market, its the best router I have ever had, just leave the extra features off for optimal performance and don't buy any of those AC adapters yet as they are not even USB 3
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