I also just installed an Asus RT-N66R this past weekend. My previous setup was using my Qwest now Century Link, Zyxel Pk1000’s (I think that’s the model) Wifi and an old Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT as a bridge. While it had N it wasn’t 5.0 GHz and we’ve got this Microwave that just batters the shit out of that frequency. It would always kick us offline if we were in the vicinity and it happens to be the area where the family seems to congregate. Since the install it has been awesome my devices with 5GHz are rock solid and I’m getting some pretty great transfer rates. I’m just running the current Asus firmware and it seems to work good but I’ll probably explore the custom FW down the road.
The best part now is no more howls of outrage every time the microwave is started.
It was expensive and more than I would like to spend on something like that but I had a bunch of Best Buy reward Points and gift cards so it didn’t hurt too bad.