Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router comparison

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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

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Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router

Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router
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Price $150 to $206 at 6 stores $209 to $221 at 4 stores $89 to $144 at 5 stores $119 to $150 at 5 stores $139 to $188 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date July 31, 2012 September 24, 2013 April 09, 2012 December 23, 2011 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere. Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments. The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Features P2P client
Samba support
FTP server
DNS proxy
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
DoS attack prevention
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Parental control
Bandwidth control
DLNA Media Server
Network monitoring
ASUS AiRadar
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
VPN support
IPv4 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
UPnP Media Server
Info unavailable Info unavailable IPv6 support
Traffic Control
IPv4 support
DoS attack prevention
On/off switches
URL filtering
Print server
microSD card slot
DLNA Media Server
Syslog support
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
IPv6 support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
Parental control
ReadySHARE
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Quality of Service (QoS)
Auto-sensing per device
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Power AC 120/230 V
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Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable ASUS RT-N66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
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Routing Protocol Static IP routing
Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable
Weight 15.9 oz
Info unavailable 0.7 lbs
Info unavailable 23.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Wall-mountable
Desktop
Info unavailable Info unavailable Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
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1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
Info unavailable 6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
13.8 in x 10.6 in x 5.9 in
8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
Info unavailable Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
DDNS
FTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate 1300 Mbps
Info unavailable Info unavailable 450 Mbps
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