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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS EA-N66U Wireless-N450 Ethernet Adapter
Closer Look: ASUS EA-N66 Adapter
Dual Band Wireless-N Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

ASUS EA-N66 Wi-Fi Ethernet Adapter Review

Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Product Name: Dual Band 3-in-1 Ethernet Adapter
Model Number: EA-N66 Wireless N450
Price As Tested: $60 MSRP

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ASUS.

Devout followers of the technology industry may have seen a sneak preview of ASUS' latest dabble in networking hardware back in January when it was announced at CES 2012. Maybe you only read an information starved press release after the event, either way there hasn't been much information regarding the ASUS EA-N66 3-in-1 Dual Band Wireless N450 Ethernet Adapter until now. Benchmark Reviews recently reviewed the ASUS EA-N66 Dual Band Wireless N900 Router and USB-N53 Dual-Band Wireless N300 USB Adapter, and now the EA-N66 3-in-1 Ethernet adapter completes the trio.


There are a few Wi-Fi to Ethernet bridges available on the market as well as dedicated Wi-Fi repeaters and Access Points, but never before have all three functions been combined into one device, and never has a piece of networking hardware ever looked so interesting. Speed is the name of the game here though, the EA-N66 3-in-1 Dual Band Wireless N Ethernet Adapter has a 10/100/1000 Base-T compliant RJ45 interface and can operate on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless N frequencies at speeds up to 450Mb/s.

Before we get to the testing we will have a good look at the ASUS EA-N66 Ethernet Adapter and its features and specifications.

ASUS EA-N66 Features

3-in-1 Dual Band 450Mbps Wireless Ethernet Adapter

  • Enjoy wireless multimedia remotely without hassle
  • Stream all of your photos, pictures and videos through DLNA
  • Extends your existing wireless signal range
  • Fast multimedia streaming
  • High-Power PA delivers powerful signal ideal for ordinary two-storey buildings

Patented Orthogonal Antenna

  • High efficiency antenna - Dual band 450Mbps wireless Ethernet adapter
  • Powerful signal amplifier - For wider coverage and range with powerful throughput performance
  • Gigabit Ethernet adapter port - Upgrade your home entertainment to wireless

EA-N66 supports three modes

  • Ethernet adapter mode - Turn wired devices into wireless devices
  • Access point mode - Wired to your router/switch/computer via Ethernet
  • Repeater mode - Wirelessly extend the range of your wireless router

ASUS EA-N66 Specifications

LAN Port RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base-T compliant
Antenna 3 x internal antenna 2.4GHz: 2dBi / 5GHz: 4dBi
Power Adapter AC input: 100V-240V (50-60HZ)
DC output: 12V/1A
Dimension 121.3 x 111.1 x 61.6 mm
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz or 5GHz
Data Rate 802.11n (2.4Ghz & 5Ghz): Up to 450Mbps
Encryption Supports 64/128-bit WEP
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
Management Mode switch
Web-based administration
Firmware upgrade
Network Standards IEEE 802.11n-compatible
Comply with IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Source: ASUS EA-N66 Product Packaging


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