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Also keep in mind that your speed is only as fast as your slowest link. While the wireless connection may be faster than 1Gbps, if your internet connection is 50Mbps, you are not going to notice a difference over 802.11N speeds. So in surfing the internet you won't see a benefit. However if you are transferring large f… see more Also keep in mind that your speed is only as fast as your slowest link. While the wireless connection may be faster than 1Gbps, if your internet connection is 50Mbps, you are not going to notice a difference over 802.11N speeds. So in surfing the internet you won't see a benefit. However if you are transferring large files between machines in your home or a lot of files you would see transfer rates would be faster. While N devices can support 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies, with AC it is in 5GHz range. While I don't have any AC devices yet on my network, I do see better range on the devices that support 5GHz vs the ones that are only 2.4GHz on the N band. Also keep in mind how AC gets these speeds, they use a much larger frequency range to transmit the signal. The bad part of this is if you live in a high population density area (think apartment/condo/townhome) you may get lots of bleed over and interference. The AC signal will travel a lot further so you will be fighting with your neighbors more. I happen to live on several acres in more of a rural environment so this isn't an issue for me. I like cranking up the power because I get much better coverage. see less Also keep in mind that your speed is only as fast as your slowest link. While the wireless connection may be faster than 1Gbps, if your internet connection is 50Mbps, you are not going to notice a difference over 802.11N speeds. So in surfing the internet you won't see a benefit. However if you are transferring large files between machines in your home or a lot of files you would see transfer rates would be faster. While N devices can support 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies, with AC it is in 5GHz range. While I don't have any AC devices yet on my network, I do see better range on the devices that support 5GHz vs the ones that are only 2.4GHz on the N band. Also keep in mind how AC gets these speeds, they use a much larger frequency range to transmit the signal. The bad part of this is if you live in a high population density area (think apartment/condo/townhome) you may get lots of bleed over and interference. The AC signal will travel a lot further so you will be fighting with your neighbors more. I happen to live on several acres in more of a rural environment so this isn't an issue for me. I like cranking up the power because I get much better coverage.
By smith on October 18, 2013
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No, they are not. This is a sore spot with me. I worked with tech support a long time and they finally told me it's NOT supported in AP mode, only router mode. I ended up hanging an old AP off the DMZ of my firewall port for guest access and use the AC66U as my main AP for the wireless devices in the home. Other tha… see more No, they are not. This is a sore spot with me. I worked with tech support a long time and they finally told me it's NOT supported in AP mode, only router mode. I ended up hanging an old AP off the DMZ of my firewall port for guest access and use the AC66U as my main AP for the wireless devices in the home. Other than that, the device seems decent enough. I have a USB hard drive hanging off it to share DLNA stuff, but also do this via GoogleTV box too. Lots of options these days. see less No, they are not. This is a sore spot with me. I worked with tech support a long time and they finally told me it's NOT supported in AP mode, only router mode. I ended up hanging an old AP off the DMZ of my firewall port for guest access and use the AC66U as my main AP for the wireless devices in the home. Other than that, the device seems decent enough. I have a USB hard drive hanging off it to share DLNA stuff, but also do this via GoogleTV box too. Lots of options these days.
By John on December 18, 2013
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Yes. This is supported by dd-wrt. You can type in "asus" here and see that this model is fully supported. http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Also, security is the best reason to use dd-wrt on any router you can. If you've listened to the tech news lately you know that home routers firmware tend to be… see more
Yes. This is supported by dd-wrt. You can type in "asus" here and see that this model is fully supported. http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Also, security is the best reason to use dd-wrt on any router you can. If you've listened to the tech news lately you know that home routers firmware tend to be full of bugs that aren't always fixed and home routers are becoming a major attack vector. It isn't worth it for most manufacturers to continue to update their older routers firmware b/c they want you to purchase new one. So yes, it is supported and, yes it is important. :) see less
Yes. This is supported by dd-wrt. You can type in "asus" here and see that this model is fully supported. http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Also, security is the best reason to use dd-wrt on any router you can. If you've listened to the tech news lately you know that home routers firmware tend to be full of bugs that aren't always fixed and home routers are becoming a major attack vector. It isn't worth it for most manufacturers to continue to update their older routers firmware b/c they want you to purchase new one. So yes, it is supported and, yes it is important. :)

By RH on March 12, 2015
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Use the web page from the AC66U. On the left you will see USB. Click that.
That will give you page where you can set the name of the server, type of server etc.
I would suggest getting some media on a USB drive first and pluging that into the ASUS.… see more
Use the web page from the AC66U. On the left you will see USB. Click that.
That will give you page where you can set the name of the server, type of server etc.
I would suggest getting some media on a USB drive first and pluging that into the ASUS.
I don't use this feature but that should get you going! see less
Use the web page from the AC66U. On the left you will see USB. Click that.
That will give you page where you can set the name of the server, type of server etc.
I would suggest getting some media on a USB drive first and pluging that into the ASUS.
I don't use this feature but that should get you going!

By Nigel A. on May 21, 2014
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wool underpants
By the revJ on February 22, 2014
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Yes, the router has built-in parental controls that allow you to restrict specific devices for specific times as well as block specific URLs. In addition, you can set time limits on each guest network (there are 6 total, 3 2.4ghz and 3 5ghz).
The biggest problem with the parental controls is the URL filtering is "du… see more
Yes, the router has built-in parental controls that allow you to restrict specific devices for specific times as well as block specific URLs. In addition, you can set time limits on each guest network (there are 6 total, 3 2.4ghz and 3 5ghz).
The biggest problem with the parental controls is the URL filtering is "dumb" in that you have to enter each restricted URL and there is a limit of 128. You'll find that you can easily find more than 128 anonymous proxy servers on the internet and if you can find them, so can your teens.
You cannot whitelist and while you can keyword filter, it's a chainsaw approach. see less
Yes, the router has built-in parental controls that allow you to restrict specific devices for specific times as well as block specific URLs. In addition, you can set time limits on each guest network (there are 6 total, 3 2.4ghz and 3 5ghz).
The biggest problem with the parental controls is the URL filtering is "dumb" in that you have to enter each restricted URL and there is a limit of 128. You'll find that you can easily find more than 128 anonymous proxy servers on the internet and if you can find them, so can your teens.
You cannot whitelist and while you can keyword filter, it's a chainsaw approach.

By Pete D. on March 5, 2014
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absolutely, best router ever had....
By Mike Willett on September 17, 2013
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I've had mine since 7/28/13 and have not regretted buying it even once. No problems whatsoever in that time. Might be the first router that I can say that about over a year later.
By Nathan Miller on August 20, 2014
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Yes, you can upgrade the firmware to the latest asuswrt-merlin an use the OpenVPN client to connect to an OpenVPN server, or directly you can connect to a PPTP or L2TP VPN Server on WAN Settings, i've tested both and it worked very good.
By Juan C. Yunis on December 4, 2012
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Yes, several
By Ethan Larson on January 17, 2013