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Asus - Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch - Black

Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router: Set up your network connection quickly and easily, and then rely on it for HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, USB hard drive file sharing and more. Built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers allow the signal to reach virtually every area of your home, even in larger, multilevel buildings.
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Questions & Answers for Asus - Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch - Black

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Will my HP wireless printer connect easily to this router?

2 days ago
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Bev
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If you can set up this wireless router then it's super easy to hook up your printer.
1 day ago
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Chefjay
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West Fargo, ND
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Yes it will connect easily. Just make sure you turn your wifi setting on the printer, search for wifi default name under your printer settings or whatever you may have named it, put in password then should be good to go.
1 day ago
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bmrboy23
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answer 3
Yes, this product is compatible.
1 day ago
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Compatability

Is this Router compatible with Xfinity/Comcast Modem
5 days ago
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Loubo
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King of Prussia, PA
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Just switched to Xfinity and everything works
23 hours ago
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Spicers
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Michigan
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Yes it is. Although I recommend buying a modem from best buy that can be used with Comcast such as Motorola. Saves you from the monthly fees
1 day ago
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bmrboy23
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Phila,Pa.
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answer 3
Yes! I have extreme 105. Works wonders.
3 days ago
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Robert
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answer 4
Yes
4 days ago
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DK11
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Frankfort, IL
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Can i use two routers, this and a Verizon router?

I want to use a ethernet cable to connect the two so i can have one closer to my end of the house.
1 week, 3 days ago
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Yes, you have to set them at two different channels such as 1 and 4 for example so they don't overlap
1 day ago
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bmrboy23
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Phila,Pa.
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answer 2
No, you can't connect two routers for better range, although you could get a range extender. A router is like a fridge, if you want two fridges in your house to increase your capacity great but you can't hook them together across the house to get access to the same food.
6 days ago
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Bonermckenzie
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Yes, each router uses two networks -
1) The network for incoming Internet
2) The network for devices to access the router with (i.e. WiFi)

When you cable two routers together, they will each have their unique pair of networks. The outgoing network on the first router will be the incoming network on the second router.

I use two routers myself, so have two different WiFi networks in my house.
1 week, 1 day ago
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Hondo
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Durham, NC
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Does RT-A66R support Airprint?

Is Apple Airprint fully supported on this router? Does it take special setup or configuration?
1 month ago
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Fred
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Florida
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answer 1
I'm not sure, I have an hp all in one printer and it hooked up with no problems
4 weeks, 1 day ago
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dbr3477
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Texas gulf coast
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answer 2
Yes, it does support RT-AC66R. You just need to configure it on your device and then your device should find your ASUS router for it to connect.
4 weeks, 2 days ago
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Can you tether an android phone to the usb port to use as the internet connection?

Goal to use a android phone tethered through the usb port on the router to supply internet connection to the router.
4 months ago
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BigT
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Don't know about an android - but will work for IPhone.
1 month ago
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DaveT
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answer 2
Yes you can but it's not recommended because of the low bandwidth that comes with having a mobile connection.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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M25580
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answer 3
I am not 100% sure but I believe the usb is to add a hard drive that can then be accessible from all devices connecting to the router. that said, if you are using a android phone why go thru the trouble of even doing that when it should have a future already in it to allow you to use it as a hub?
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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cad8099
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answer 4
I'm not entirely sure if the router in question supports RNDIS, which is the technology that Android uses to tether via USB. However, if you put your android in hotspot mode, the router chosen can be put in repeater mode, making the wifi connection much better for the rest of the house.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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kmisterk
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tacoma
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Will this allow me to stop losing our wireless connection on our network due to many neighbors on Uverse as well?

The AT&T guys have been out numerous times and have changed all our equip etc...they sheepishly said that their wireless routers are really not that strong....will this allow us to have a strong enough signal to not get knocked off/interference from all my neighbors?
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 1
BIG YES, you have the same problem I had.
3 months, 1 week ago
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jaypatel77
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Texas
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answer 2
What I have done in the past is to use a smartphone app such as WiFi Analyzer to see which wireless channels are the most crowded in your home, then set your router up to use the channel that's most open. The channels go from 1 to 11; many router default to the same channel, so oftentimes channels 1 and 11 are the most congested, so you might benefit from switching to a channel that's not as heavily used by your neighbors.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Dwayne
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Atlanta, GA
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answer 3
it will help. we used to lose connection all the time on our router and had to restart it at least once a day. now we don't. I do it once a week not cause its needed per say but just in case. I game all week with the same ping and everything.

the only downside is I thought it would be better with more devices. I was hoping it would be more friendly on being able to set up priority devices. so if I game and my wife watches Netflix I would rather me get more download speeds then her. Netflix buffers so would just take a little longer before you can watch. however the router sees them both as equal and therefore splits the download. similar with my kids if they are on. I would like to easily go in and prioritize devices so that my device itself has priority and get lets say half. and then the rest cant split the other half.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 4
Well we had the same issue with comcasts wireless router/modem, it had both built in. We had multiple devices hooked up and we would get kicked off. Comcasts equipment, even with one of their high Internet plans, wasn't powerful enough, so we gave back their equipment, bought our own modem, and bought this router...never had a problem since!
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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daniemoe
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answer 5
I have installed several of these for customers and own one myself. These routers have the ability to adjust the signal strength for higher signal output. They work very well, I replaced 3 wireless access points with just one of these in a customers house. I put it on the third floor of their house and it had strong signal all the way down to the first floor where they had a home office, they were very pleased with the results.
4 months, 1 week ago
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installtech
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durham, nc
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answer 6
Is it running the latest firmware version? If not, please do upgrade it to the latest firmware version. You can try changing the channel bandwidth of the router to 40 MHz or 80 MHz and control channel to 1,6 or 11. Placement takes a huge roll as well be sure to place the router up high and no near the floor as signal tends to get distorted sometimes refracted back up causing interference.
4 months, 1 week ago
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Does this router work with no modem?

We have fiber optic from cnext and our current setup is a wireless g router plugged straight into an ethernet coming out of the wall. upon setting up the router i was asked to reset the modem but i have nothing here to reset.. any ideas on this?
7 months ago
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Young G
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Dallas
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No, you need a modem with this router.
4 months, 1 week ago
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installtech
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durham, nc
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answer 2
Yes.
7 months ago
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pcFred
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answer 3
You have to have a switch or something (probably in a closet or the garage). Look for it, as that is where the wall outlets get their signal.

If you locate it, there should be a power switch. If not, you can try just plugging it into the wall but you may not get top performance....good luck
7 months ago
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N66RGreatSpeed
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answer 4
you have a modem just plug it into what you have for internet and you have a firewall you can control
7 months ago
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eddiej716
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Houston TX
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answer 5
Yes, you can use this router with or without the modem.
7 months ago
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chris
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answer 6
Find out where the source of the "ethernet jack coming out of the wall" is, that is, find the other end of that conection. Its likely plugged into a modem somewhere, maybe basement service panel. One things for sure, that wall connection comes from somwhere...
7 months ago
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toobored
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danbury ct
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answer 7
There is no router built in and while I don't know your specific setup I would suspect you need a modem and likely have a router/modem combo unit presently.
7 months ago
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btdpi
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Charlotte, NC
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Does ASUS customer service assist if there's a setup problem?

I'm a novice. If I get stuck in the middle of setting up the RT-N66U. will ASUS give me some telephone assistance?
1 year ago
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Yes, they will, but be prepared for a long wait time & speaking with someone in the Philippines. I needed assistance with my setup & I was on hold for 30 minutes before getting a person, & then it took another 30 minutes to get it working. I did call on a Sunday morning, so maybe they only had a few "techs" on at that time.
7 months ago
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JenB
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answer 2
yes they do, but its easy to set up
10 months ago
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crome722
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answer 3
they did try to assist me, but my problem was very specific.
10 months ago
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dragonbornsf
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answer 4
Yes they can. we had a small issue with the set up and had to make a phone call also. we did not have to wait long for customer service and they were able to walk us through it.
10 months ago
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mel64
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Auburn, AL
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answer 5
look on the box you shouldnt need help its easy to set up
11 months ago
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maskedm007
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portland oregon
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answer 6
Tech support should be available over the phone. They can walk you through step by step on setup.
1 year ago
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bsdragon69
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arnold, md
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answer 7
ASUS customer service will assist you with any issues that are router related, they will help you with any issues related to configuring your computer. That being said the setup of this router is pretty straight forward, I doubt you'll have any issues.
1 year ago
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Are rt-n66r and rt-n66u antennas interchangable?

I use this router and am looking for bigger antennas. the only ones i've seen on ebay that support dual band(2.4,5ghz) say that they are for rt-n66u. Can i use these or do i have specifically look for ones that are for rt-n66r?
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 1
Yes, they are the same unit. The U is sold on the web and the R in retail stores.
8 months ago
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Woodchuck
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answer 2
Yes. It's the same model just named specifically for Best Buy.
8 months ago
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member355444
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answer 3
Yes you can use them as long as they support 2.4 & 5Ghz
9 months ago
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Jeff
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answer 4
The antennas are the same for both of these routers
1 year, 1 month ago
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Edge1
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Bethlehem, Pa
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answer 5
Yes, the routers are the same "r" denotes retail.
1 year, 1 month ago
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Travis
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KY
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answer 6
Yes, the antennas for the RT-N66R and RT-N66U are interchangeable.
1 year, 1 month ago
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This is our current router. What is the best wi-fi booster (under $80.00) that's compatible for the basement?

I need a wi-fi booster for the basement. What one should I get with this router (under $80.00)
1 year, 3 months ago
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answer 1
I'd go with the Linksys Wireless AC 1200 Wireless Extender. Every once in a while, it drops below the 80 dollar mark with sales and such, but for the most part, it's worth the 10 dollars more than 80.
 
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3 months, 2 weeks ago
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kmisterk
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tacoma
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answer 2
Any range extender will work, the extender setup will ask, or search for your SSID WiFi name and ask for your wifi password.
7 months ago
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toobored
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danbury ct
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answer 3
this wireless router will do the trick worked for me
10 months ago
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crome722
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answer 4
It depends on the distance from your router to your basement and the construction of the building (rebar etc) but the signal strength of this router can be turned way up by changing a user setting, so you may not need to boost the signal with an additional device or repeater.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Imtahotep
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Honolulu
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answer 5
The $80 limit is a challenge. Ideally you'd get a second Asus RT-AC68U and configure it as a range extended, but that is $130.

If you can find them, Asus has a $40 EA-N66R range extender. But I haven't seen one for awhile. This should not be confused with the USB-N66 wireless adapter that looks identical to the EA-N66R which, I believe can be used as a wireless extender, but requires to be plugged into a PC.

Another option is the Netgear WN3000RP range extender. By going with a different brand, you *can* lose some of the proprietary features, but the core standard (802.11n) is still there.
1 year, 2 months ago
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RSMaxwell
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answer 6
You can try a powerline adapter: http://www.cnet.com/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/
1 year, 2 months ago
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