Range Extenders For Asus N66U Router?

May 10, 2012

I'm going to pick up an Asus N66U, and I need to be able to run some cables from it, through the attic to some range extending devices in the attic at opposite sides of the house.Basically I want to connect some devices to the router that will amplify/broadcast signal further.Massively cheaper than the asus antenna, specs look good, except for not supporting the 5ghz dual band, how is it otherwise?

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