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Old 01-05-2012, 10:26 AM
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How's the USB performance, functionality?

Could you throw on a NTFS formatted USB drive, and try some backup/sync software to copy files to it? Just to see if they have overcome some of the issues they had with the RT-N56U? (see the Backing up to Asus RT-N56U attached hardrive thread)
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:49 AM
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Used it now for three days. No problems. No need to reset the router. Performance is great! Having a 100 Mbit/s connection at home. Getting at least 70 Mbit/s sending and receiving when using the wireless connection. Using mainly the 5 GHz. No connection dropp either. Looks like a rock solid product with a great performance.
Great, appreciate your response.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:18 PM
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How's the USB performance, functionality?

Could you throw on a NTFS formatted USB drive, and try some backup/sync software to copy files to it? Just to see if they have overcome some of the issues they had with the RT-N56U? (see the Backing up to Asus RT-N56U attached hardrive thread)
Can't say anything about the USB function in the router because I'm not using this function. I have instead a Netgear ReadyNAS RNDU2000 connected to my home network. Also my printer is connected to my ReadyNAS and not to the router.
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4 days uptime now without any problems.
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admin@RT-N66U:/tmp/home/root# uptime
18:25:24 up 4 days, 1 min, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Activated telnet for easy admin login via PuTTY.
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Thanks Geraner!

Out of curiosity, what is the maximum power value it will allow you to set AND actually save in the following options?

2.4GHz Transmit radio power =
5 GHz Transmit radio power =
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Thanks Geraner!

Out of curiosity, what is the maximum power value it will allow you to set AND actually save in the following options?

2.4GHz Transmit radio power =
5 GHz Transmit radio power =
The default value for both are 40 mW.
Trying to save the value 100 instead shows a failure message saying "This value could not exceed 40".
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Just an short update.
I tested now to connect via 3G to my FTP-server in my NAS connected to my LAN at home, behind the ASUS RT-N66U. Potforwarding in the ASUS is set for both for active FTP-Port and the passive ports used by my FTP-server.
Connecting to the FTP-server in my LAN via 3G connection is working perfectly. Upload and download of files works at it has to be.
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FYI, newegg has it available according to their site!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...91&Tpk=rt-n66u
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The default value for both are 40 mW.
Trying to save the value 100 instead shows a failure message saying "This value could not exceed 40".

Thanks a lot!

I was hoping the transmit power went higher, since the RT-N66U was a router I was / am considering in case my Amped Wireless R10000 (which replaced my Linksys E4200 router + RE1000 range extender) firewall is not configured by default.
I ran a port check while using the R10000 (and one or two other checks) with Shields Up by GRC and it came up clean, but the Amped config utility makes it appear that the firewall rules need to be set up manually (I may contact their tech support to confirm).

Aside from the potential lack of a firewall on the Amped Wireless R10000 router (and lack of 5 GHz which is not much of a deal breaker for me since 2.4 has the longer range), I would not have a need for the Asus (other than the techie in me wanting the "latest and greatest").
I would not have a real need (aside from the techie and curiosity) since the Amped apparently has much higher output power (28 dBM = 630 mW with its dual 600 mW amps) than the Asus. During my testing the Amped router covered my entire house (without an extender).

dBm Watts
16 40 mW
17 50 mW
18 63 mW
19 79 mW
20 100 mW
21 126 mW
22 158 mW
23 200 mW
24 250 mW
25 316 mW
26 398 mW
27 500 mW
28 630 mW

I am still tempted to try the RT-N66U though. :-)

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FYI, newegg has it available according to their site!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...91&Tpk=rt-n66u
Shows "Out of Stock." Between Newegg and Amazon posting these...I think we're getting close! I've got my pre-order in with Amazon.
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