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BEWARE - Doesn't Support ESP protocol for some VPNs,
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This review is from: ASUS RT-N65U Dual-Band Wireless-N750 Gigabit Router (Personal Computers)
UPDATE 1-8-14 - changed to 1 star
For work I need to connect to the office from home using a VPN (SonicWall Global VPN Client to be exact). I discovered, with IT support's help, that the ASUS router's firewall is blocking the needed ports for me to connect. I contacted ASUS support and was told that ESP protocols are not supported by the unit's firmware! I asked if I am SOL and the support person told me I could try a 3rd party's firmware. I told them I don't believe I should have to bother with that and that other residential routers work with this VPN just fine. I am very aggravated and will have to buy ANOTHER router!!! I can't return this one because I have had it for too long. grrrrrrrr!
Original review wrote 10-2013 - game 4 out of 5 starts
I have had this for about a week. I have never had much luck with residential routers and wireless (I usually use business grade routers). They are usually buggy, needs lots of reboots or need to be reset after a while. Since I like ASUS I decided to try them out. When I first plugged in the router and connected to it it was very buddy and I had to reboot it about 4 or 5 times and was becomming very aggrivated. The first thing I did was updated the firmware which, supprisingly, was very easy and all done in the ASUS router interface. After the firmware was updated and the router rebooted I did not have problems of needing to reboot the device anymore. I setup the internet VERY easily, setup the wireless for both 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ. I also setup a guest SSID which was VERY easy to do and isolate the local network at the same time. Very cool! So far I am happy with this router, but will continue testing with it. The wireless range is also good so far and covers out main floor and basement house.
Several months later this unit has been working flawlessly. No reboots required after the firmware update I applied when I first got it. Very easy to use and find the settings I look for. I love the look and how small it is. I am using it on the stand that came with the unit, but the stand is not required and can be taken off.
I updated the firmware again. My wife has been reporting to me that she regularly has slow or dropped wireless connections from this device. I started seeing this too sometimes so looking into another router as its getting to be too bad.
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Initial post: Oct 16, 2012 12:57:26 PM PDT
J. Conway says:
Can the stand be detached, and the router laid down flat? If so, I would mount it on a cooling mat (e.g., for a netbook) with a USB fan to keep it nice and cool. Please let me know right away if it lays down, as I am going to buy it and try it if it does. Thanks!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 1:06:01 PM PDT
J. Conway says:
Thanks for the rocket fast response! I am going to order it now and give it a shot. Is it still working for you (still 5 stars)?
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