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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jan-14 02:16:49
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Asus DSL-N66U


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Looking for thoughts on this router.

I am planning on getting this once FTTC is available for me but dont want to get it if its not any good.

https://www.asus.com/Networking/DSLN66U/

TalkTalk 24Mb
Current Line Status

Connection Speed 24272 Kbps 1019 Kbps
Line Attenuation 14.5 dB 5.5 dB
Noise Margin 0.3 dB 11.8 dB
Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sun 12-Jan-14 13:27:17
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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It's [censored] brilliant! Never used the stock firmware and always gone for Merlin's
http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/forumdisplay.php?f...
You won't regret it.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 12-Jan-14 13:42:46
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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Are you aware that version contains an ADSL modem?


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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jan-14 15:28:40
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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Are you aware that it also contains a VDSL modem?

TalkTalk 24Mb
Current Line Status

Connection Speed 24272 Kbps 1019 Kbps
Line Attenuation 14.5 dB 5.5 dB
Noise Margin 0.3 dB 11.8 dB

Edited by Seansmit17 (Sun 12-Jan-14 15:29:02)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 12-Jan-14 15:45:52
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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No, does it?
VDSL2/VDSL/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL multimode
Up to 100Mbps/100Mbps upstream/downstream
Support Annex A/B/I/J/L/M
Support all VDSL2 profiles -8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a
VDSL2 interface compliance with ITU-T993.2
G.992.1 (G.dmt), Annex A, and B Compliant
G.992.2 (G.lite), Annex A, and B Compliant
ANSI T1.413 Compliant
G.992.3 (ADSL2) Compliant, Annex A, B, L, and M
G.992.5 (ADSL2+) Compliant, Supporting Annex A, B, and M
G.993.2 Compliant, Annex A, B, up to profile 30a with external AFE.
ATM and PTM (dual-priority)
Wow, that's really fully featured. Not a bad price given what it does £110


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Edited by BatBoy (Sun 12-Jan-14 15:52:52)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jan-14 16:01:42
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Wow, that's really fully featured. Not a bad price given what it does £110

Just need confirmation it does G.vector and then its a good replacement for the BT HomeHub 5 smile

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jan-14 16:20:30
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
Wow, that's really fully featured. Not a bad price given what it does £110

Just need confirmation it does G.vector and then its a good replacement for the BT HomeHub 5 smile


This, I will have to email asus support to try and find out

TalkTalk 24Mb
Current Line Status

Connection Speed 24272 Kbps 1019 Kbps
Line Attenuation 14.5 dB 5.5 dB
Noise Margin 0.3 dB 11.8 dB
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 12-Jan-14 16:25:24
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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That's G.993.5


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Standard User Seansmit17
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jan-14 16:39:39
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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Yeah, and its not listed as supported..

So again, I shall have to email Asus to find out if its something they can support in a patch.

TalkTalk 24Mb
Current Line Status

Connection Speed 24272 Kbps 1019 Kbps
Line Attenuation 14.5 dB 5.5 dB
Noise Margin 0.3 dB 11.8 dB
Standard User Stanman_24
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Jan-14 20:22:19
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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vectoring could be years off

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Jan-14 21:28:36
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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vectoring could be years off

Maybe not.
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/09/vectori...

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Jan-14 21:43:19
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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vectoring could be years off

More importantly its believed that Openreach know from the DSLAM/MSAN end the capabilities of the devices attached, and all the Openreach supported modems support or will support G.vector, along with the Sky SR102, and the BT HomeHub 5. So I would guess attaching a non G.vector device would work for a while, but who knows for how long.

We need a "digital tick" type mark for UK VDSL kit :-/

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 13-Jan-14 23:12:33
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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In reply to a post by jchamier:
We need a "digital tick" type mark for UK VDSL kit :-/
Vectoring capability is a specified capability for Openreach approval certification. SIN 498. Buy from a trustworthy source. (Even of apparently the same kit).

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Standard User copex
(committed) Sun 19-Jan-14 15:02:01
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


[re: Seansmit17] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Seansmit17:
Looking for thoughts on this router.

I am planning on getting this once FTTC is available for me but dont want to get it if its not any good.

https://www.asus.com/Networking/DSLN66U/


i tried 4 routers before giving up, first poor speed on the vdsl modem would not connect above 55kbps, second, the modem connected at the Max speed available to me 80/20 but the wifi did not work correctly even though it was connected the wireless devices would show limited internet Wired was fine, third, the connection would drop every 20 mins, forth did not power up.....

Asus's tech support is terrible, they dont seem to understand the issue and send links to the FAQ off there web page

the DSL-N66U is not supported by Asuswrt-Merlin firmware,

my advise is to give this product a miss, i ended up with a RT-N66U using Merlin firmware using the openreach modem, the DSL-N66U and the RT-N66U are only similar in name not performance.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Jan-14 15:34:14
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Re: Asus DSL-N66U


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In reply to a post by copex:
my advise is to give this product a miss, i ended up with a RT-N66U using Merlin firmware using the openreach modem, the DSL-N66U and the RT-N66U are only similar in name not performance.

Very useful information, thanks. Sad they're not the same performance.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
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