ASUS Easy Setup AiProtection Wireless Router

Last updated: December 20, 2021


We looked at the top Wireless Routers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Router you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the ASUS Easy Setup AiProtection Wireless Router placed 12th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th gen dual-band Wi-Fi router, and the launch platform for the new ASUS AiCloud service. Its speed reaches 1.75Gbps, currently the fastest available, utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller and working in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band supports up to 1.3Gbps, exceeding current Gigabit wired transmission and 3X faster than 802.11n. The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Whatever the cause, the RT-AC66U's TCP throughput jumped to a staggering 525 mbps at this location—the fastest performance in the field by a wide margin.
As a 5GHz router the RT-AC66U offered stellar performance, with the fastest data rate I've seen yet.
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Interestingly – despite these excellent figures – the AC66U shines brightest at 2.4GHz 802.11n.

What reviewers didn't like

On my 2.4GHz 802.11n benchmark tests, the RT-AC66U performed slightly below the average marks for all five 802.11ac routers, especially at close range (in the bedroom and kitchen tests).
I noted that with the latest firmware, version 3.0.0.4.246, the router seemed to be hotter than before during heavy loads.
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Mydlink is far more limited in this way, but you save money and D-Link has a Cloud platform to develop while Asus is keeping schtum on any fully fledged Cloud platform plans for now.
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