ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit 3-in-1 AP/Wi-Fi Bridge/ Range Extender Review

Owning a top performing router is one thing, but expecting that router to deliver a consistent high speed signal throughout your multi-story house, small office, or warehouse is another matter. You're online activities can also have an impact on the perceived performance of your new investment. The bandwidth requirements imposed by email and casual web-browsing are very different than the demands of online gaming and streaming of HD content. If slow speeds and a lack of range has you down, then a dual-band wireless adapter/repeater/extender like the ASUS EA-N66 is a great solution. The speed, flexibility, and radical design of the EA-N66 speak volumes far larger than its diminutive size would suggest. 

Overview

ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit 3-in-1 AP/Wi-Fi Bridge/ Range Extender

Thanks to ASUS innovation, the EA-N66 presents the world’s first versatile 3-in-1 dual-band 450Mbps Access Point/ Wi-Fi Bridge/ Range Extender with powerful performance and a truly exhilarating design. The stylish pyramid shape offers both artistic merit and a practical approach to technology, embedded with orthogonally-arranged antennas to lessen interference and boost signal coverage. Dual operating bands meet diverse needs for every user segment, while easy mode switching via the new interface lets you turn the device into different modes at will.

  • Versatile 3-in-1 Function: Access Point, Wi-Fi Bridge, and Range Extender Mode
  • Powerful Dual-band 3x3 Operation Delivers Extreme 450Mbps Wi-Fi Speed
  • Selectable 2.4GHz/ 5GHz Dual-band Reduces Wi-Fi Interference for HD Multimedia
  • Patent Orthogonal Antenna Design for Best Wi-Fi Coverage
  • Quick and Easy Setup with ASUS New UI
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Specifications

Network Standard
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Antenna
3 x R SMA Antenna
Operating Frequency
2.4G~2.4835GHz /5.1~5.8GHz
Operation Channel
11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)
Product Segment

N900 ultimate performance; 450+450Mbps

       Data Rate
802.11 a/b/g/n : downlink up to 450Mbps, uplink up to 450Mbps(20/40MHz)
Output Power

b mode : 22 dBm
g mode : 19 ~22 dBm
n mode : 19 ~22 dBm
a/n mode : 18 ~21 dBm

Management

Web-based GUI configuration,
Configuration backup and restore,
Log & Trace function

Security
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
Certificates
CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, NCC
Dimensions
122 x 111 x 62 mm (WxDxH)
Weight
110 g (Device Only)
OS Support

Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® Vista , 32bit/64bit
Windows® XP , 32bit/64bit
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Linux

Notes
  • Actual data throughput will vary from network conditions and environmental factors.
  • All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers. Products may not be available in all markets.
  • PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
  • Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
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Packaging

ASUS EA-N66 Boxbox2

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The EA-N66 comes in a plastic paneled package that hugs its triangular profile. Side panels illustrate the router's features while the front gives a glimpse of the product. A quick-start guide, AC power adapter, power cable, and generous spool of flat Ethernet cable accompany this unique 3-in-1 device. 

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