Best Tomato Router: Asus RT-N66 Dark Knight

Best Tomato Router - Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight N900

Best Tomato Router – Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight

Every customized router offered at FlashRouters offers something unique and valuable to your wireless network security experience. No product can join our line without meeting our high standards for quality and performance. So referring to any of our routers as “the best” of any title or measurement is not something we take lightly.  That said, prepare to meet our pride and joy, the N900 Asus RT-N66U Tomato Router.

Though we’ve only recently added the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Tomato Router to our lineup, we’re ready to call this one of our crown jewels. And though this router certainly trumps its competition when used as it was originally designed, FlashRouters goes the extra step of replacing the often faulty Asus basic firmware with the far superior and powerful Tomato firmware.

Ready to find out more about this world-class product and how Flashrouters turns the Asus RT-N66U into the best Tomato firmware router out today? Read on because there’s plenty more to say!

Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Specs

Before we dig into the benefits of upgrading a router with Tomato firmware, let’s examine the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight and see what the Asus hardware before we at FlashRouters get our hands on it.

The Best Tomato Router - The Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight

The Best Tomato Router – The Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight

Leaving aside it’s sleek award-winning design, the Asus RT-N66U is notable for a wealth of reasons, including the fact that it’s Asus’ first N900 router. This means that this dual-band router can run concurrent transmissions at speeds up to 450 Mbps each! It also comes equipped with three detachable antennas, two USB ports, and four gigabit Ethernet ports.

Additionally, the Asus RT-N66U’s 600 Mhz processor is 25% faster than most high-end devices, allowing you to utilize your wireless connection at lightning-fast speeds, ideal for streaming 3D HD video or gaming without any freezing issues. All of this, plus four times the average high-end router norm in Flash Memory/RAM. It’s no wonder that this router is considered the best of the best.

Added Benefits of a TomatoUSB Firmware Upgrade

With capabilities like those described in the preceding section, you might think there was no room for improvement, but at FlashRouters, we know better.

If there’s one issue that plagues users of the RT-N66U, it’s the unreliable Asus firmware. Fortunately for you, we’ve replaced that system with Tomato firmware in every RT-N66U router we offer, making the FlashRouters Dark Knight the best Tomato router available (or shall we say the superhero of routers), capable of delivering flawless performance at dizzying speeds.

Furthermore, Tomato firmware offers advanced QoS (Quality of Service), and is considerably more stable than the RT-N66U’s original firmware, preventing your router from experiencing memory issues or requiring reboots.

Some more noted benefits of Tomato firmware include:

  • Fixes known bugs in Broadcom-based Linksys/Asus firmware
  • Improved network stability with Network Status Info: Uptime, load average, and free memory status
  • Advanced access restrictions for increased network security
  • Integrated Wireless Survey page: View other wireless networks in your area and adjust your network accordingly
  • A more user-friendly router Ajax-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Bandwidth graphing/statistics: real-time, last 24 hours, daily, monthly
  • NAT (Network Address Translation) support
  • Adjustable Antenna Transmission Settings: Antenna selection with 14 wireless channels available
  • Wake-on-LAN remote network access
  • Advanced Wireless modes: access point (AP), wireless client station (STA), wireless ethernet (WET) bridge, wireless distribution system (WDS aka wireless bridging), simultaneous AP and WDS (aka wireless repeating)
  • Dynamic DNS service integration: ezUpdate and other providers
  • Advanced port forwarding: Create port forwards, redirects and triggers with included UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) page to view and delete UPnP

Of course, some of that may be a little hard to follow for your average user, but the benefits of Tomato firmware are endlessly useful and applicable to novices and experts alike to enhance network security!

OpenVPN & PPTP on the Asus RT-N66U Tomato Router

Though we’d say we’ve already made a pretty convincing case for the Asus RT-N66U as the best Tomato router FlashRouters offers, believe it or not, there’s even more to be said about its benefits.

Like any FlashRouter, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Tomato router is installed with VPN-integration capabilities for OpenVPN and PPTP. This means that, if you use the RT-N66U and choose to subscribe to a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, your Tomato router is set up to make connecting to a VPN as simple a task as possible; no worries about attempting installation on your own and bricking your costly new router.

A VPN will, among other things, allow you to add a level of security to your connection that simply can’t be found elsewhere. Popular VPN services like HideMyAss, IPVanish, IVPN or PrivateInternetAccess allow you to hide and/or change your IP address, which increases the anonymity of your internet presence and allows you to access regionally restricted content (such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Crackle, etc.) from anywhere in the world.

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We at FlashRouters promise that every router we ship is flashed and tested by one of our advanced technicians, thus ensuring that the product that reaches you is thoroughly reliable and easy to install.

Our set-up guide, that comes included with your Asus RT-N66U router, is designed to make using your new system a breeze and add network security. Should you encounter any difficulties, an RT-N66U includes three months of free Premium FlashRouters tech support as well as a 90-day warranty for Tomato firmware installations on your Tomato router.

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8 thoughts on “Best Tomato Router: Asus RT-N66 Dark Knight

    1. joeso

      Hello Thomas,

      Thanks for the question. It is on our list but we are awaiting final approval of the AC draft to ensure that the AC66U will be a worthwhile additional expense over the RT-N66U which we find the performance to be in line with for Wireless-N devices which are most prevalent.

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  2. Sage

    Asus RT-N66 Dark Knight – I was looking to setup a VPN and have a security camera attached to my router… with an External HDD attached to the USB port of router as storage for recordings.

    Is it possible to have surveillance software running within tomato firmware? – i prefer to have camera recording even when PC is turned off.

    Thank you!

    1. joeso

      Hello Sage,

      Can you be more specific when you ask for surveillance software? There are some built in monitoring features but with the limited memory on the router installation of standard software is not usually feasible.


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