From the press release:
The ASUS RT-AC66U router is the new standard in WiFi. Featuring the world’s fastest WiFi capabilities the RT-AC66U router delivers amazing wireless performance and increased coverage area with 5GHz speeds up to 1.3 Gbps for seamless HD streaming, multiplayer online gaming, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks requiring ultra-fast throughput. Whether you’re a tech-savvy enthusiast or a first-time user, the RT-AC66U is exceptionally easy to use with CD-free Quick Installation Setup (QIS) that lets you plug-n-surf right out of the box and connects PCs, smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices quickly. With its two high-speed USB ports the RT-AC66U becomes a true multi-role device. DLNA compatibility offers wireless connectivity with a variety of entertainment platforms, share 3G/4G connections with a wireless dongle or use the twin USB ports for networked printer and file server connections.
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 450Mbps and 1.3Gbps, respectively, the RT-AC66U has a total data bandwidth of up to 1.75Gbps*, plus it is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n which provides full interoperability with legacy WiFi devices. Perform basic tasks like web browsing, email and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream HD content, play the latest multiplayer online game, or remotely access files with integrated VPN smoothly on the faster and cleaner 5GHz connection.
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens connections to a multitude of wireless devices within the home or office. With high-powered amplification and beam packaging the RT-AC66U provides optimized signals in any direction to ensure superior range, connectivity and signal reliability over previous generation products*.
Extensive Networking Features, Ease of Use and a Versatile Design
The ASUS RT-AC66U is designed for ease of use and enhanced user optimizations allow quick network setup right out of the box in as little as 30 seconds*. With ASUS Quality of Service (QoS), set bandwidth priority for virtually any application or task to ensure the best on-line experience. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely. DLNA server compatibility lets you wirelessly download and play multimedia files stored on a variety of game consoles, Blu-ray players, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. The slim RT-AC66U fits nearly anywhere, includes a stand, and boasts 3 external antennas that you can position for enhanced signal reception. The design chassis is also VESA wall mountable to place it behind monitors and other areas.