Asus has launched RT – AC66U A next generation dual band WiFi router in India

February 13, 2013 | by

Today Asus has unveiled their next generation dual band WiFi router ASUS RT-AC66U  features 1.75 Gbps speed by utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller. Asus claims Asus RT-AC66U may be the first dual band router in the world which supports the advanced 802.11ac wireless protocol, enabling 5GHz operation at up to 1.3Gbps. Broadcom’s 802.11 ac WiFi controller working on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band gives three times better speed than 802.11n wireless routers. 802.11 ac is the new WiFi standard which is under draft mode. There are few other router models 802.11ac routers available in market but Asus RT-AC66U stands out of the crowd with added features and speed.

Asus RT - AC 66U with box

Asus features this product  as a multifaceted 5th generation dual band router for tech savvy enthusiasts. One thing you must always keep in mind is that a Wireless router is only a part of your network. If your network adaptors of other devices are not compatible, then can’t expect the desired result. This router is backward compatible with all other existing IEEE WiFi standards.  RT-AC66U costs Rs 18000/- in India.

Technical Specifications

Network Standard

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.3u, IPv4, IPv6

Product Segment

AC1750 ultimate AC performance; 450+1300Mbps

Data Rate

802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11n : up to 450Mbps
802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps


Detachable antenna x 3

Operating Frequency



64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise

Firewall & Access Control

Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter


UPnP, DLNA, DNS Proxy, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Triger, Virtual Server, DMZ

VPN Support

IP Sec Pass-Through
PPTP Pass-Through
L2TP Pass-Through
PPTP server

WAN Connection Type

Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Dual Link support
Multicast Proxy support


?Download master
– support BT, NZB, HTTP, ED2K
– support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
– upload and download bandwidth control
– download scheduling
?Media server:
Image: JPEG
Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port. Upload and Download bandwidth management.
ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with Highest priority
?Guest Network
2.4GHz guest network x 3, 5GHz guest network x 3
?Printer Server: multifunctional printer support(Windows nly), LPR protocol support
?File server: Samba and FTP server with account management
?PPTP VPN server
?Network map
?Traffic monitor


1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN, 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for LAN, Support Ethernet and 802.3

with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function(MDI-X)
USB 2.0 x 2


WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button

LED Indicator

PWR x 1
LAN x 4
WAN x 1
AIR x 2
USB x 1

Power Supply

AC Input: 110V~240V (50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.58 A current

OS Support

Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® Vista , 32bit/64bit
Windows® XP , 32bit/64bit
Mac OS X


207 x 148.8 x 35.5 mm (WxDxH)


450 g

Package Content

RT-AC66U Dual Band 3×3 802.11AC Gigibit Router
Router stand
RJ-45 cable
Support CD (User manual and utility software)*
Power adapter
Quick start guide
Warranty card

Router Special Features

3G/4G data sharing AiCloud Printer server Download Master AiDisK Multiple SSIDs Parental Control

If you are planning to upgrade your existing low bandwidth wireless network, then this next generation WiFi router will be a better choice for you .


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