The ASUS RT-N66U is one of the best routers we have ever tested in our lab, if not the best. In terms of wireless performance this router leaves its competition in the dust. Moreover, the RT-N66U has a huge number of features such as the option to download files via Usenet and bittorrent, the support for 3G sticks and the ability to perform the initial configuration from a mobile device. The average price of £149 certainly isn't low, but you get a lot of bang for your buck.
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