Product Comparison: NETGEAR AC1750 vs ASUS RT-AC66U


General Specifications
Brand
Netgear
ASUS
Model
R6400
RT-AC66U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Improve your WiFi speed and reliability with this AC1750 Smart WiFi Router, delivering speeds up to 1750Mbps. With poweful antennas and Beamforming+, this router offers the range and performance you need for large homes. Connect devices like Smart TVs and game consoles to the ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet ports or connect a USB hard drive to one of two USB ports to create networked storage.
The ASUS RT-AC66U is a 5th gen dual-band Wi-Fi router, and the launch platform for the new ASUS AiCloud service. Its speed reaches 1.75Gbps, utilizing the Broadcom 802.11ac Wi-Fi controller and working in 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band supports up to 1.3Gbps, exceeding current Gigabit wired transmission and 3X faster than 802.11n. The RT-AC66U offers smooth lag-resistant multitasking and super-fast streaming, while ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connections via powerful amplification, offering future-proof optimized performance.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1750 Mbps
1750 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NETGEAR AC1750 (R6400-100NAS) Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router
  • Good range and fast speeds. This router replaced a Netgear N750 and the coverage area is much better. No complaint so far.
  • The speed and range of this router is unreal. I have a great signal all the way thru my house and no lags. Definitely worth the money.
  • A huge upgrade for me. Reliable and great wifi speed I do recommend this to anyone thinking of getting this!
  • Nice speed and good signal strength. Solid unit with a lot of options.
  • I purchased this router to replace my old netgear N router and was pleased with the speed increase as well as the ease to configure however the range was no better than my old N router that had only internal antennas
  • Range was good but the speed was slow and kept cutting off
ASUS RT-AC66U AC1750 Wireless Dual Band (5GHz + 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • This router is a welcome addition for me over my previous one, which gave me daily headaches with how it constantly dropped my internet and it's poor range and speed. I only have 75Mbps internet so the AC1750 more than handles my needs.
  • The range is excellent, speed is excellent, quality is excellent, build quality is solid.
  • It's a nice router, nice features, nice speed, nice coverage. You know it's an upgrade when things like Netflix stops buffering and you get full download/upload.
  • This is a nice upgrade from the RT56 from a few years ago. Which I also own. I currently have 200MBPS internet at my home. And my old router only allowed about 50MBPS per device. So I bought this router to see how much it improves my speed. it did.
  • Obviously broken. Wireless speed drops down to as low as 1.5 Mbps while sitting right in front of it. Constantly dropping connections. Streaming video is horrifically difficult, if it works at all.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.44 in.
1.4 in.
Width
11.22 in.
8.1 in.
Depth
7.20 in.
5.9 in.
Weight
1.58 lbs.
1.1 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
3
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
NETGEAR AC1750 (R6400-100NAS) Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router
  • Was easy to setup and the antennas help to improve coverage in other areas.
  • Not bad for the price. Like the fact that it has 3 adjustable antenna.
  • Needed this router for my son's apartment to setup wireless network. Was easy and simple providing great security and connection.
  • I found the router easy to install and I am very pleased with the speed. We have half a dozen devices on the network and they all perform very well.
  • This works fine IF you are setting it up as the only router on your network. The configuration is not straightforward if this is an access point downstream of your main internet router. I spent 2 hours on the phone with customer service, and never could get it straightened out.
  • Still cannot run additional smart tv wirelessly even with an additional purchase of a range extender
ASUS RT-AC66U AC1750 Wireless Dual Band (5GHz + 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • I really like the adjustable antenna's . My only gripe is the brightness of the LED's, only at night, really not a big deal for me though. After setting this router up I was able to do away with my range extender.
  • The only setup trick I needed was to change the "Authentication Method" to WPA-Auto-Personal, and "WPA Encryption" to TKIP+AES. These settings allow for better compatibility if you have a mix of newer and older devices to support.
  • I quickly set up PPTP with MPPE-128 bit encryption to connect from my mac and pc (OS supported protocols) and I set up OpenVPN (cannot run concurrently), which wasn't so quick as it required some tweaking.
  • Each guest network can be independently granted intranet access, assigned encryption level and password, and have an optional lifetime timer (up to 24 hours).
  • Although, I should note it seems it is impossible to encrypt an AC connection with WPA2 encryption on this router.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2—PSK
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
SPI and NAT firewall, DoS, VPN support, Personal FTP server, Guest network access
SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
What customers say about "Security"
NETGEAR AC1750 (R6400-100NAS) Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router
  • Nighthawk series routers are some of the top tier routers on the market today, this router offers the security net gear provides as well as the speed of nighthawk
  • Router supplied by Suddenlink would not allow recognition of security cameras without an open security mode, which is not acceptable. NetGear router allowed recognition of security cameras with security mode intact. Allows saving on Suddenlink monthly rental fee also.
  • Router good for streaming, and fairly easy to set up security systems online
  • Easy to install after I read the directions. Strength is great and was easy to setup the secure connection network at my home.
  • Excellent performance, but possible security issue
ASUS RT-AC66U AC1750 Wireless Dual Band (5GHz + 2.4GHz) Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • Supported by firmware such as Tomato and DD-WRT (though apparently not OpenWRT). I eventually flashed a derivative of the ASUS firmware called "Merlin" which has even more options, such as scripting, security enhancements, etc.
  • I plan to set up and install a Virtual Private Network, for security purposes and will use DD-WRT. This router CAN be configured to use DD-WRT, and I was amazed at how simple and powerful its GUI is.
  • There's even RADUIS Server options to further add security to WiFi, which has excellent signal strength by the way (I mow the lawn while streaming music without issue). The USB application for sharing a network printer is well-used, too, and managing traffic is a snap.
  • WPS for 5ghz reverts back to 2.4ghz.
  • There are some serious security bugs, although many have been fixed through firmware. The interface has a checkbox to disable non https connections.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
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