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Asus RT-AC66U AC1750 router - 99.99$ or 2 pack 189.99$

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Asus RT-AC66U AC1750 router - 99.99$ or 2 pack 189.99$

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Came across this deal for a good AC1750 router. AiMesh compatible.
Best price ever according to CCC.

Could be worth it if you don't want to spend 150$+ on a new router.

Canada Computers has the same prices (100$ single / 190$ 2 pack).
Same for Staples.ca but looks like they are out of stock.

2 pack also available at Visions
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ASUS RT-AC66U B1 AC1750 Dual-Band WiFi Router, AiProtection Lifetime Security by Trend Micro, AiMesh Compatible for Mesh WiFi System: Amazon.ca: Computers & Tablets
https://www.amazon.ca/Asus-Rt-Ac66u-Rou ... LPPP/?th=1
Amazon.com: ASUS RT-AC66U B1 AC1750 Dual-Band WiFi Router, AiProtection Lifetime Security by Trend Micro, AiMesh Compatible for Mesh WiFi System: Computers & Accessories
https://www.amazon.com/Asus-Rt-Ac66u-Ro ... LPPP/?th=1

Asus RT-AC66U B1 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review | PCMag
https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/asus-rt-a ... -fi-router

Asus RT-AC66U B1 - DD-WRT Wiki (I DID NOT TEST THIS YET)
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-AC66U_B1
DD-WRT Forum :: View topic - New RT-AC66U Hardware Revision - B1
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=305763
ASUS RT-AC66U B1 - TechInfoDepot
http://en.techinfodepot.shoutwiki.com/w ... T-AC66U_B1
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Aug 19, 2004
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This is a really good router. This looks to be the B1 revision which is essentially the ac68u.

The only caveat is that with the aimesh and the new wifi-6 protocols coming out; it MIGHT be worthwhile upgrading higher.

Still, a fantastic router for basic to intermediate needs.
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Still using an RT-AC66R in my home since 2014 and its still going strong.
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thanks OP
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Jul 25, 2020
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Should I bother buying one of these to aimesh with my ac-86u or just wait for a good wifi6 router next year?
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Dec 17, 2007
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Don't bother with ASUS AIMesh. I recently bought an AC-86U wish to aimesh with my AC-66U B1. It is so unstable even my desktop always disconnects with no reason, not to mention other mobile devices.
I have to use only AC-86U as my router now and give up AIMesh.

AC-66U B1 is a great router. But if you have a bigger house, try AC-86U. I found the 5GHZ speed of 86U is so much better than 66U, but the 2.4GHZ has no much difference.
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Dec 8, 2010
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Markham, Ontario
buluan wrote: don't bother with ASUS AIMesh. I recently bought an AC-86U wish to aimesh with my AC-66U B1. It is so unstable even my desktop always disconnects with no reason, not to mention other mobile devices.
I have to use only AC-86U as my router now and give up AIMesh.
Is this on the stock or Merlin firmware?
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Dec 17, 2007
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luck4u2u wrote: Is this on the stock or Merlin firmware?
Merlin firmware and I've upgraded to the latest version but still no good.
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Oct 1, 2017
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buluan wrote: Merlin firmware and I've upgraded to the latest version but still no good.
Stock is more stable with AIMesh. I had the same setup, got it working decently with stock firmware but ultimately just returned the 66u.
Jr. Member
Nov 22, 2005
111 posts
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Markham
I am using 66u b1 and 68u to setup aimesh
Having trouble with stable connection as well
Specially noticable during video conference. It will actually stop and have to reconnect.

Both stock and Merlin firmware makes no difference

Anyone know how to improve the setup or connection?
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Apr 1, 2009
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GTA
Thanks OP! Thanked and ordered one!
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shiryu1031 wrote: I am using 66u b1 and 68u to setup aimesh
Having trouble with stable connection as well
Specially noticable during video conference. It will actually stop and have to reconnect.

Both stock and Merlin firmware makes no difference

Anyone know how to improve the setup or connection?
I tried AImesh with an AC5300 a while ago and it didn't work well for me. Part of it was that the AC5300 had a couple of faulty radios. I picked up an AC86 and run it with an AC68. The AC68 right now is actually just running as a router connected to one of the LAN ports from the AC86. My work laptop connects to the guest network of the AC68 and hasn't caused me any issues in this configuration.
I can run it as an access point but it makes more sense to have the guest network access upstairs as opposed to downstairs.

My boys game and are very sensitive to wifi stability. Every so often they will complain (which means it has gotten pretty bad). I suspect it has to do with the number of wifi points. We have the two Asus routers and the Shaw which makes three very local. Combine that with all of the neighbours 5ghz stuff and we have a congested house.

My co worker has a similiar setup and he says he prefers to know which wifi he is connected to.
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Nov 22, 2005
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CameraBill wrote: I tried AImesh with an AC5300 a while ago and it didn't work well for me. Part of it was that the AC5300 had a couple of faulty radios. I picked up an AC86 and run it with an AC68. The AC68 right now is actually just running as a router connected to one of the LAN ports from the AC86. My work laptop connects to the guest network of the AC68 and hasn't caused me any issues in this configuration.
I can run it as an access point but it makes more sense to have the guest network access upstairs as opposed to downstairs.

My boys game and are very sensitive to wifi stability. Every so often they will complain (which means it has gotten pretty bad). I suspect it has to do with the number of wifi points. We have the two Asus routers and the Shaw which makes three very local. Combine that with all of the neighbours 5ghz stuff and we have a congested house.

My co worker has a similiar setup and he says he prefers to know which wifi he is connected to.
Do you mean you have it setup as access point instead of aimesh?
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I have a google wifi that seems a bit unstable. Will this Asus router be an upgrade? My house isn't that big. 1700sq ft bungalow.
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Sep 29, 2010
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I have a few ASUS routers, and they're good when they work, but require some frequent resets, especially after heavy use. I have a timer on them every day that resets at 3am.

Not a terrible price, but factor in an on/off timer, and don't use this for anything mission critical.
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Isnt A68U better?
I remember it was on sale not too long ago.
Or you can get the T mobile version and mod the firmware.
If I buy something that is not in deep discounted, my father will punish me; everyone will laugh at me. I will be the strange kid who doesn't fit in.
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May 30, 2019
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FYI, use 74897 at Staples to get this for 89.99. Good luck finding stock though!
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najibs wrote: I have a google wifi that seems a bit unstable. Will this Asus router be an upgrade? My house isn't that big. 1700sq ft bungalow.
1700 on all floors, or the main floor?

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