P1020658 ASUS RT N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router Preview (Final Retail Revision)

Two months ago, we previewed an engineering sample of the much anticipated RT-N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router from ASUS which was first spotted at COMPUTEX 2011. After going through some hardware and software changes, we finally have the final version in our labs to be stripped bare again, and it is expected to hit local retail shelves soon, after its inception at CES 2012

Retail box front, with the usual use of hyperboles to attract buyer's attentions when placed on the shelves

P1020658 ASUS RT N66U Dual Band Gigabit Router Preview (Final Retail Revision)

Retail box behind – a preview of what the RT-N66U is capable of

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Accessories, Manual and Warranty Card

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The front exterior hasn't changed since our last encounter

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3 Reversed BNC connectors for the antennas, Power Button, 2 USB ports, config reset button, WPS setup button, Gigabit WAN and LAN RJ-45 ports

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Back view – the screws for disassembly are under the 4 rubber feet

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A stand is bundled with the router so that it can operate upright.

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A shot of the power adapter, capable of up to 30W of output

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