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Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 11, 2021 09:22AM
Our router started acting wonky a few days ago. Our son discovered that taping the power button down got it working. We got a good long run with it, but I guess it's time for a replacement. I wouldn't mind another RT66, but are there better ones out there? We just do a little gaming, occasional movie, cruising the web, email, etc.



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Re: Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 11, 2021 09:28AM
I'd be tempted to pop it open and solder the power button 'on'....unless you need a power button on your router.

Were you happy with it? Do you need more range or any other features past what the RT66 offered?



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Re: Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 11, 2021 10:23AM
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mattkime
I'd be tempted to pop it open and solder the power button 'on'....unless you need a power button on your router.
Agreed except it's a royal PITA to get to the switch contacts.
Easier method: Round Toothpick
Push the pointed end in between the button & case, clip off excess.
as seen here: [youtu.be]
Another method: [youtu.be]

Lots of other ways shown on youtube. [www.youtube.com]



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Re: Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: November 11, 2021 10:55AM
Wirecutter has good reviews.
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Re: Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 11, 2021 02:29PM
Any of your devices ready for WiFi 6? WiFi 6E?

Planning on buying some new gear (which might support WiFi 6) in the next year or so?



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Re: Know routers? What to replace Asus RT66 with?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: November 11, 2021 07:35PM
N or AC rev of the RT66?

Assuming the latter, if it otherwise works well, that toothpick trick seems like a decent way to go. We have one that still works as well as ever, so as tempting as it is to upgrade IIABDFWI. If it's the former, it's probably time to go with something newer.
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