AnavSarcastic Llama? Naw, Just AcerbicPremium
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Re: ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless Router
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??
The AC66U looks like the N66U but has the new draft 802.11ac chipset while the N66U is just has dual-band 802.11n. The N66U has excellent wireless characteristics.
mozerdLight Will Pierce The DarknessPremium,MVM
|reply to Anav |
said by Anav: decx provided the answer.
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?
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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