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

Built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers and dual 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz frequencies enable this Asus RT-N66R wireless-N router to achieve wide coverage while delivering ultrafast data transfer rates up to 450 Mbps, ensuring reliable Web connectivity.
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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.
2 months ago
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BigT
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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?
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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answer 2
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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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kmisterk
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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?
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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answer 1
BIG YES, you have the same problem I had.
1 month, 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.
1 month, 3 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.
1 month, 3 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!
2 months 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Question

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?
6 months ago
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Young G
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answer 1
No, you need a modem with this router.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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installtech
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durham, nc
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answer 2
Yes.
5 months, 1 week 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
5 months, 1 week 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
5 months, 3 weeks 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.
5 months, 3 weeks 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...
6 months ago
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toobored
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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.
6 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?
10 months 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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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JenB
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answer 2
yes they do, but its easy to set up
8 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.
8 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.
9 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
9 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.
10 months 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.
10 months 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 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.
6 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.
7 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
7 months ago
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Jeff
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answer 4
The antennas are the same for both of these routers
11 months 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.
11 months 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 ago
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Asus_Answers
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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, 1 month 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.
1 month, 3 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.
6 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
8 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 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 ago
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RSMaxwell
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CDA, ID
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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 ago
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Asus_Answers
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I have an all in one IMAC with no CD drive. Do I need a CD drive to set up this product?

1 year, 2 months ago
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Jay
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Massapequa, NY
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You should be able to download the software from the Asus website. Most softwares can be these days because of the netbook and tablet pc craze.
10 months ago
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bsdragon69
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answer 2
No CD drive is required to setup the router. Router updates are quickly downloaded via the internet. I know what you mean, but the term 'all-in-one' without an optical drive is an oxymoron. If you have a USB port in your 'all-in-one' there is at least the possibility of connecting an optical or thumb drive if needed for other purposes.
1 year ago
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Imtahotep
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Honolulu
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answer 3
No cd-drive needed, all setup can be done via the router setup URL address. It's very easy to setup a basic or advanced connection.
1 year ago
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answer 4
I also have an all Mac network, with a Canon wireless printer and an iPhone 4S thrown in. I used the web page configuration interface to set up the ASUS RT-N66R and had no problems. Once you've connected your Mac to the router with a network cable, just enter http://192.168.1.1 in any browser (I used Firefox), type in admin for username and password, and you're on the first config page for the router.
1 year, 1 month ago
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BlacknWhite
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Yankee Hill, CA
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answer 5
No; just ensure that you have a web browser to access the router's user interface. Setup the hardware (modem, router) and ensure that the cables are properly connected. You may have to connect your computer hardwired to setup the router the first time and then enter 192.168.1.1 on the web browser address bar. Please follow the on-screen wizard setup as this will guide you in setting up your network properly.
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 6
Nope. Use Safari or Chrome then type the router's gateway. You should be able to configure your router via Safari or Chrome. This is usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
1 year, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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How to get a hold of tech support?

When your router doesn't work, HOW do you get tech support to PICK up their phone??? I've left messages & no one ever calls back. I've been on hold now for 1 hr & 25 min. AND still counting. :(
1 year, 2 months ago
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I would recommend that you do your due diligence on the issue you are having. Me personally I always research myself because tech support you call sometimes is located overseas, they have no CLUE what you are talking about, etc. I can go all night long on this one. What I do recommend is that instead of waiting on hold with tech support, simply search via search engine (G) and simply read forums. Join a popular one and ask people there: nothing better is finding someone who had EXACTLY the same issue and shared their repair/fix process.
11 months ago
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Aleksandar
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answer 2
Don't know how to make them answer the phone: be more specific about your need for technical support. Specifically what technical support questions do you have?
1 year ago
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Imtahotep
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Honolulu
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answer 3
I put the router back in the box and take it to Best Buy for a free replacement under the extended warranty I purchased with the router.
1 year, 1 month ago
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BlacknWhite
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Yankee Hill, CA
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answer 4
Please try 1-905-370-2787
1 year, 2 months ago
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Asus_Answers
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answer 5
It sucks that the only company that gives "Apple like" support for consumer routers is Medialink. You get excellent support if you buy an enterprise class networking gear from Aruba networks, cisco, etc though. Use a search engine which should probably resolve your issue or else exchange for another product.
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 6
If you've encountered difficulties reaching Asus' tech support team by phone, then you may wish to consider contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for assistance. Many ISPs offer free troubleshooting support and networking assistance to subscribers, as well as online help guides. You can also contact us at 1-800-GEEK-SQUAD (1-800-433-5778) to schedule an in-home service appointment.
1 year, 2 months ago
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Question

How powerfull is Asus Dual Band N Model RT-N66R in MW, output Watts?

1 year, 4 months ago
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Marcelo
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answer 1
It can be adjusted up to 200mw in the settings.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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installtech
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durham, nc
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answer 2
The law allows 100Mw, but you wont see that on the router, expect about 25-30Mw without firmware hacks.
6 months ago
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toobored
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answer 3
The administrative setting to alter the signal strength can be found in the Wireless page | Professional tab and indicates the maximum output to be 200 milli-watts which is more than sufficient in most residential areas unless you have other competitive RFI sources nearby. Like a high wattage radio (Police, ambulance, Firestation) or television transmitter.
1 year ago
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Imtahotep
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Honolulu
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answer 4
Maximum output on each frequency band is shown as 200 miliwatts. I have mine set to 180mw, and get great coverage.
1 year, 4 months ago
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JoeinPrattville
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answer 5
Please visit: http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTN66R/#specifications
Please contact your ISP in your area for internet speed availability.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Asus_Answers
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answer 6
No one knows for the default firmware but you can put a custom firmware such as Tomato to adjust the TX power. FCC restricts the level to 1000 mW maximum.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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Question

can I use Network Magic wireless with the Asus RT-N66R?

1 year, 7 months ago
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rondanell53
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You should be able to, as Cisco Network Magic is a software program that runs on your computer and not your router. However, network magic is known to not be compatible with some routers (even some cisco routers). The only way to find out for sure is to install it and try it out.
1 year, 4 months ago
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Broderick
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Provo, UT
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answer 2
Network Magic is specifically designed for another name brand router and it only supports particular router models. With RT-N66R, you don't really need this application as this router already has file sharing capabilities through the use of AiDisk.
1 year, 7 months ago
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