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Asus RT-AC66U 155.11$ (140.11$ w/ coupon)

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[Staples] Asus RT-AC66U 155.11$ (140.11$ w/ coupon)

Staples has the AC66U for 155.11$, if you can snatch a 15 off 120 coupon, it brings it down to 140.11$.

It's the best deal I could find for this router, having missed the 109.99$ price from last month.

Their website seems to be crapping itself and wouldn't let me order, so I had to go instore to buy it with the coupon. The staff was a bit difficult because they wanted to see a printout of the coupon email but they eventually entered the code without the printout and I got the discount.

GCR has 4% cashback if you're able to order online, bringing it down to 134.40$
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Hey you have a link to the last month thread? (If there was one). And thanks for the post I've been looking for another router for someone in the family but ac1900 and higher hasn't been on sale recently.
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Should be able to stack two tens, no?

Edit: Just looked at the staples coupon megathread - seems stacking is no longer permitted...
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Yeah I couldn't stack when placing my order either
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Horrible router for that price, single core 600Mhz MIPS CPU is outdated now. Get a Netgear R7000 nighthawk with dual core 1Ghz ARM CPU, I upgraded and couldn't be happier.
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Netgear R7000 can use merlin now

But I still brought RT-AC87
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HKPolice wrote: Horrible router for that price, single core 600Mhz MIPS CPU is outdated now. Get a Netgear R7000 nighthawk with dual core 1Ghz ARM CPU, I upgraded and couldn't be happier.
+1 I am also a happy buyer of said router. And when I bought it a few months ago I was able to stack 3 coupons. Had 3 different items in cart which totalled $205. So give it a shot anyways and oh well if it doesn't work.
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HKPolice wrote: Horrible router for that price, single core 600Mhz MIPS CPU is outdated now. Get a Netgear R7000 nighthawk with dual core 1Ghz ARM CPU, I upgraded and couldn't be happier.
Yup, CPU is horribly outdated, however unless you have an internet connection faster than 800mbps, the ac66u should handle it.

that said, I wouldn't pay 140$ now for this router; 100$ at most.
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Thanks for the info on the refurb rt-ac68u.
Just placed the order :)
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Dinujan wrote: Yup, CPU is horribly outdated, however unless you have an internet connection faster than 800mbps, the ac66u should handle it.
Exactly. In a comparable condition, the AC68U costs almost 50% more... No wonder it's better.
The AC66U is still a very decent router and likely overkill for most of us.
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Angultra wrote: Nmicro has an AC68U refurb for $140 + shipping right now, I've had good experiences buying from them in the past.

http://www.nmicrovip.ca/asus-802-11ac-d ... furbished/
That is a good price. I was considering it but it seems you can't hang an AC68U to the wall because all the connectivity is at the bottom of it. And I heard several times that nmicrovip's refurbs have a high failure rate.
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TheWalrus wrote: Exactly. In a comparable condition, the AC68U costs almost 50% more... No wonder it's better.
The AC66U is still a very decent router and likely overkill for most of us.
Agreed. The AC66 is decent router for the and performs pretty well for the average household. Majority of people don't even have AC devices yet.

Also, it's 154.91 in Ontario
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How's the range, going through concrete walls? Would the Asus triband help?

Signal is so bad at my father's residence overseas.
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raid-5 wrote: Netgear R7000 can use merlin now

But I still brought RT-AC87
Which Asus router has the multi-mimo? From one reviewer on amazon.com, he mentioned the RT-AC87 does but not the Asus RT-AC3200.

Is it that important a feature to have?
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Dinujan wrote: Yup, CPU is horribly outdated, however unless you have an internet connection faster than 800mbps, the ac66u should handle it.

that said, I wouldn't pay 140$ now for this router; 100$ at most.
Isn't this cpu known to overheat? I had n66u and it died on me.
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KevinC268 wrote: Isn't this cpu known to overheat? I had n66u and it died on me.
Depends on your overdefintion of overheat. Ive never had this router trottle on me and there are many who have even gone as far as overclocking the CPU on this router.

Temps are generally around 60 degrees when ambient is 25-27
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Dinujan wrote: Depends on your overdefintion of overheat. Ive never had this router trottle on me and there are many who have even gone as far as overclocking the CPU on this router.

Temps are generally around 60 degrees when ambient is 25-27
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