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ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Up to 600+1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Three times faster performance than 802.11n routers
  • Broadcom TurboQAM technology increases wireless-N data rate to
  • 600 Mbps for 33% faster performance
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Nicholas W.
  • 5/28/2015 2:06:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it

Pros: Excellent setup, GUI, options.

I bought this router for its range. i needed it to go atleast 50 feet throughout 3 floors. At the furthest point in the home, i get 70Mbps down, even through an additional AP.

Cons: none yet, love this thing (dont jinx me after i write this)

Other Thoughts: I am extremely please with this router. extremely!

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  • Fabian M.
  • 5/19/2015 8:52:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Easy to setup.
Easy to flash to DD-WRT if needed

Cons: Would not stop crashing/rebooting randomly

Other Thoughts: I have used the basic stock firmware, upgraded firmware, DD-WRT (both the one on their site and a custom firmware from Kong), no matter what I do, this stupid thing would not stop rebooting 4-8 times a day. I am looking at other options since I only own this for 3 months and for the past 2 months, been crashing on me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Fabian,

Thank you for making an effort in posting this review and I understand that you have issues with the firmware version. I want to apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you. I want to help you with this issue. Kindly upgrade the firmware version, you can download that on our website at support.asus.com. Once it's uploaded to your router, please hard reset the router, hold the reset button until the power LED light is flashing you may release it. To set up the router, kindly hardwired your computer to the ASUS Router at LAN Ports (Yellow Ports). Please ensure that the ethernet cable coming from your modem is connected to WAN Port (Blue Port). Once you are connected, please open a browser and type into your address bar 192.168.1.1 to access the router's interface to set the wireless settings. If it's asking the username & password, please key in the admin for username/admin for password to access the setup. Please create a different Wireless Name/SSID of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz, but it can be same password. If this step will not work, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150567731 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Dona
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Lance P.
  • 5/19/2015 3:39:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDual WAN ready

Pros: We just had Fiber Optic Internet installed here. Kept the old cable Internet hooked up with minimum speeds so we could keep our email accounts active. I was able to take a port from the cable router and feed this Asus port (#4). In the Asus settings I was able to turn that port (#4) into a secondary WAN input port; if the Fiber ever fails, in 10 seconds the Asus router will take over and self heal the Network to keep Internet going seamlessly. (You can also load balance the secondary LAN if your ISP speeds are both near the same.)

Cons: default address 192.168.1.1 will conflict the network with two routers. a simple change to one of the default LAN addresses and conflict went away.

Other Thoughts: Sort of seamlessly. 1Gig up/down to 10meg down / 2meg up is a big change, but, we were still active online.

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  • Mary C.
  • 5/18/2015 10:48:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTerrific Router

Pros: Great wireless range - as advertised. Easy to set up and am so pleased with the speed achieved wirelessly. No need for extender or powerline adapters that I had purchased previously. New AC technology is far superior than old n router. Love having the guest network too.

Cons: Pricey but worth it to rid frustration of weak signal in far ends of home

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  • Daniel O.
  • 5/17/2015 4:59:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAsus RT-AC68U vs RT-AC68P

Pros: Solid wireless connections on both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz frequencies even in a 1300 sq. ft apartment. The USB ports work great.

Cons: Did not purchase this from Newegg as the “P” version is only sold at a large retail store and it is only made for that retailer

Other Thoughts: After reading the reviews here and looking at the negative reviews as well, I was hesitant at first. I then wondered what was the difference between the 2 versions - after all, they both are AC1900. I then found an article that someone wrote where he purchased both versions and took them apart. On the “P” version, there were a few improvements that were made which resolves the issues that are found in the negative reviews here. The USB ports have shielding on them to improve the speed and reliability of the ports, the processor was upgraded and there are extra heat sinks added and some other minor revisions made. So, I purchased the “P” version from the retail store and I am very happy with it. I purchased the RT-AC68P to replace a WNDR-4300 that on a good day, would give me 3 bars on the 2.4 GHz even in the same room as the router and forget about the 5 GHz which would only get 1 bar. It was a disappointment because I had the WNDR-3800 and it was great. So far, The RT-AC68P has exceeded my expectations as I now have 5 full bars on the 5 GHz bans as well as on the 2.4 GHz even at 1300 square feet away.

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  • Alexander N.
  • 5/11/2015 5:28:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood but, 5G is unstable

Pros: Fast, easy to configure. Nice interface.
VPN-ability + free DDNS with asuscomm.com

Cons: 5Gz connection is UNSTABLE.
VPN SOMETIMES is unstable.

Other Thoughts: Not considering to replace it YET. But,....

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Alexander,

We do value your time and effort in posting a review about our product. I do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. I want to personally assist you with this matter.Please be advised that the 5 GHz has a shorter range than a 2.4 GHz. Have you tried changing the channel bandwidth of the router to 40 MHz or 80 MHz and control channel to 1,6 or 11. Please let me know how it goes. If you have other concern or issue, feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150530345 in the subject line for a reference.

Best regards,
Manuel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • James S.
  • 5/9/2015 9:54:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems after firmware updates

Pros: Great features

Cons: After the recent firmware the router constantly disconnects requiring a hard reset. I've flashed previous firmware back but still has the same disconnect issue.

Other Thoughts: This router has instability issues. I did open a ticket and let them know I was going to try previous firmware but the ticket was closed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear James,

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product. I'm very sorry to hear that you are experiencing instability issues with the router. I want to personally assist you with this matter. Can you please try resetting the router to its factory default settings? After a successful reset, create 2 different SSID for both frequency 2.4 GHz and 5GHz. If you have other concern or issue, feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150530192 in the subject line for a reference.

Best regards,
Manuel
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Thomas B.
  • 5/8/2015 10:11:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus RT AC68U

Pros: Easy setup.Great range.Fast! Takes up very little space since it sits upright.Very stable so far,no resets at all.Guest channels are a nice bonus.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: Have used Linksys for many years so was a little nervous about the switch to Asus but glad I did.Installed firmware update at original setup,no issues!Have not used the "AC" since all my peripherals are G and N,but rock solid on the G and N.

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  • Mike C.
  • 5/5/2015 3:40:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate on ASUS RT AC68U

Pros: It been good runs for bit over 1 yr.

Cons: It did stop working and have few problem after update firmware.

Other Thoughts: I was lucky that i have a back up ASUS RT AC66U router. It still runs for over 2 yes old. No problems with ASUS RT AC66U router . (I keep it in the box when I used my old ASUS RT AC68U router). Now I am use my back up AC66U router now.

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  • Scott M.
  • 4/30/2015 7:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsREALLY good router

Pros: Easy setup, looks cool. DRASTIC increase in Wifi speeds even at the furthest point in my house through multiple walls on the 5ghz band.

Cons: Not free if you don't have T-Mobile.

Other Thoughts: I got T-Mobile's version of this router as part of a promo they are doing right now for new customers for free. Along with the ridiculously fast wifi speeds. If you are a T-Mo customer or thinking of switching, this may be an additional motivator. No monthly rental fee, nothing. Just "here you go, you have to give it back if you change services or its yours after 4 years". Hopefully Newegg does not block this review...

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