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?
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.--
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