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Light Will Pierce The Darkness
Nepean, ON

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reply to Anav

Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless Router

said by Anav:

Thanks for the real world scoop! Just to be sure this is NOT the N66U which is similar in name but a different model right?

decx See Profile provided the answer.

Apparently Broadcom produces multiple versions of the MIMO drivers all depending on how antennas are implemented. The Asus RT-AC66U utilizes 3 external antennas while the Netgear R6300 utilizes 6 internal antennas --- so regardless of the fact that ASUS and Netgear both use the very same Broadcom BCM4360 Chipset the MIMO drivers are very different. On a pure wireless performance perspective the Netgear R6300 currently is vastly superior [range, bandwidth consistency over time, signal strength on either bands] to the Asus RT-AC66U based on my experiences to date.
David Mozer
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