Pros For LAN, perfect performance.
Cons I won't even use this as an AP. As said earlier the 5GHz goes in and out and the WPA2 doesn't get better than 0.6mbps. When I first got it the speeds were in the 12Mbps over WiFi (WPA2 enabled) and over LAN was more than 50Mbps.
Summary I love my Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight. I am the IT person in my office and for 19 employees that guy is perfect. So I bought the N53 for home. I am on my 3rd too, and then made it an access point because of where some of my hardware was in my house. It never worked very well as an AP. I shelved it and bought a Netgear router. Well that router just died and I pulled this guy back out. Then I remembered how much I was disappointed in this router and decided to let everyone know. If you have a lot of wireless connections go with a higher end router >$140. Don't waste your time with "great for home' routers. THEY'RE NOT!
Pros When it works, its great. Both 2.4 and 5GHz, nice settings menu. Small, cool looking.
Cons Does not work for any prolonged period of time. 5GHz goes in and out. Then out and not to return. WPA2 does not get above 0.6mb/s. Tried updating firmware, rebooting, and hours of tech support.
Summary Get a different router.
Yes the tech support is helpful and friendly, but with the WPA2 and 5MHz problems I just want a different router, not a new one, a different model/brand. I have sent it in twice, and they are sending me my third. Same problems on all of them. From reading on the web, the 5MHz problem is not just me, it seems to be a common one.
I like/liked (in between now) ASUS, but if the new unit they are sending me still does not work, I might switch brands....
Pros The Asus RT-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Router has a cool design, blazing fast internet, and is easy to set up.
Cons The router sometimes goes offline, but can be fixed by a simple restart.
Summary The Asus RT-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Router is an excellent value router with fast Internet and awesome design.