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Cisco linksys ea4500 vs asus rt-n66u

Last response: in Networking
June 18, 2012 4:30:23 PM

Hi All,

Quick question;
Does the CPU speed make any difference?

I'm reading that the Asus offers great Wifi Coverage - which is nice cause both the wife and myself use the laptops a fair bit.. However - most of my devices are currently on a wired setup..through a belkin 1gbit powerline setup.

I run a NAS for storage - a separate machine for media serving, 2x ps3s for media streaming a seagate HD+ media player + a sonos bridge and my desktop on the wired setup..
As for wireless normally I'd have 3 Androids along with 2 laptops & 5 sonos players...

I'm a bit confused as to whether I should go for ea4500 with is apparently faster CPU or the rt66u with it's better range and higher amount of RAM.

Thanks for your comments.

CPU Speed = 600Mhz
CPU: Marvell F6W01A1E @ 1.2 GHz

I might have been talking rubbish there - I was sure I'd read somewhere that the Asus unit had a whopping 1gb ram installed vs. the 256mb of the Linksys/Cisco ea4500 - however looking at the specs again, both read @256mb.

So my question really is - is the throughput on the ea4500 greater than that of the rt66u - has anybody compared the two on that premise?

or ought I to be looking at a completely different unit?

Again, thanks.

Best solution

a b Ĉ ASUS
a b à CPUs
June 18, 2012 8:42:42 PM

They are both excellent. This site has comparisons between them for a ton of different benchmarks:
June 19, 2012 3:29:14 PM

Best answer selected by muad_dib77.