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The RT-N56U seems more approachable. Where are the antennas? tongue.gif

Does it support DD-WRT? Does it have adjustable SNR? QoS?

Are there many differences between the 56 and 66 models?
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Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

i've never once heard of a router running out of memory. Remember there is normally only one connection to these things. It's not a coffee shop or anything. If he's bottoming out with that few connections the router is faulty.

if he wants 5 constant connections up he will need a better router anyway. the 56u is top rated, and has the dual antenna a/b/g/n that will make his PC connect well. It may not solve the problem though, because bottoming out on single connection shouldn't be happening in the first place.

If you will need one anyway you might as well buy one. It may solve the problem by using a different driver, brute forcing it's way through whatever is blocking it, solving a memory issue, or simply forcing windows to reinstall something.

As long as it works though, who cares? I also recommend the 56u btw. Fantastic range and penetration, and the software is good.


Something suddenly occurs to me though: Why are you not simply connecting to your base router with our PC? Why is the cheap router even needed?

The router has to be in the living room and my PC is in my bedroom.

I didn't quite understand what you said regarding the ASUS possibly not fixing the problem. The DGN2200 works fine with my PC so a new good router should do fine, right?
Edited by Daredevil 720 - 11/26/13 at 1:01pm
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the biggest difference is that the 66 has external antennas. They're built in to the 56's case.
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I'll read some reviews when I'm back at home and decide. Thanks! +rep
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Ok, so I went through a few reviews and among some very nice ones I found this: http://www.engadget.com/products/asus/rt-n56u/reviews/y4d/

Does the latest firmware really cause problems?

I also read that its settings get reset after power outages. Now that's irritating if true. I suppose there's a backup/restore settings option?
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I, ahem... um... never bothered to update my firmware, so I've had no problems.
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