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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
  • 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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  • Edward W.
  • 7/27/2015 7:57:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: FAST! Easy interface. Setup was 15 minutes and have not had a problem in the 8 months I've had it.

Cons: Gets somewhat hot but doesn't seem to bother it any.

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  • Christopher Z.
  • 7/26/2015 5:20:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat router, poor FTP server

Pros: I went from speeds of about 15Mbps down to 180 with this thing! Amazingly faster speeds for all of my devices with longer range.

Cons: One of the main reasons that I chose this router was because of the FTP server feature. However, when I plug in a newly purchased 16GB USB drive, it says it's 0GB. I reformat it FAT32 and put it back in, reboot, still 0GB. If I put an old USB 2.0 drive in, it shows up fine on both ports. I'm on latest firmware and still doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: It's nice to offer so many features in one device, but please make sure they all work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Christopher,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Have you tried restoring the router to factory defaults or powercycle the router then use the FTP server again.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #M150776669 in the subject line for a 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,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Steven F.
  • 7/24/2015 11:02:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat router in some ways, not so great in others

Pros: Seriously increased my range and speed in back corners of my house. Installed fairly easy. No drops. Great software. A steal on sale for under $160.

Cons: Very disappointed that neither of my two Canon printers will work as a network printer on this router thru the USB ports. Had no problems with my previous Belkin N router. My printers would work for a day or so on the Asus and then not work. Updating firmware did not help. After multiple attempts of trying to re-install the printers, and getting them to work, only to fail again an hour or a day later, I finally gave up and connected the printers directly to my PC. Very surprising that Asus fails so miserably regarding network printing when every other router I've had has worked perfectly wit this feature.

Other Thoughts: Avoid this router if network printing is critical to you. Asus does provide a small list of approved printers so maybe you won't have a problem if your printer is on this list.

If your only concerned with range and speed, this router is a great choice.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Steven,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Have you tried to resetting the router to factory defaults? if you updated the firmware have you tried downgrading it?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #M150776023 in the subject line for a 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,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kyungho B.
  • 7/19/2015 4:09:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead 2 weeks later

Pros: Fast, USB3, Good looking

Cons: Drop connection every once or twice a day. Finally, It's dead.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kyungho,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. I apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Let me assist you, have you tried powercycling the router? restore to factory defaults to try to fix the issue? and was your firmware updated?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150755883 in the subject line for a 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,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • chris k.
  • 7/16/2015 1:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: i get 100 mb from twc, while i DID get 100mb with a hard wire i used to only get 10 or less for wireless. actually i got 2 from 20ft away. so i changed my router and adapter(802.11ac). now i get 90+ for BOTH. i don't really need 90+, but if buy a car with 400 horses, then you WANT 400 horses.. right???

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: worth every penny and more.

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  • Leonid S.
  • 7/15/2015 11:28:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat WiFi router

Pros: Impressive set of features
WiFi easily services smart TV movies and 3 phone/tablets movies simultaneously. No lagging.
Vertical position takes less room on the table.
Installation process is easy.

Cons: None

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  • andrew h.
  • 7/13/2015 11:19:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: Great Paper weight

Cons: Everything

Other Thoughts: On my 2nd and it just sits doing nothing, because my RT N56U is 10x faster than this router. My PC is 5 feet away, 7mbps transfer, 14 feet away 5mbps transfer.

I have tried several firmwares, got a ton of help for ASUS support. These routers are garbage for AC and N. DO NOT BUY

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Andrew,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with your router. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Have you tried downgrading the firmware of the unit and also what it the current firmware version that you have withe the router?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case#N150742458 in the subject line for a 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,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Noah D.
  • 7/10/2015 12:01:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Router / Access Point

Pros: Easy to setup and configure. Small footprint and the LED lights can be turned off via a button. Lots of dedicated buttons for LEDs, reset, WDS and etc.

All networking ports are gigabit.

Cons: The only con I can say about is the odd white ASUS logo light on the back. It can be turned off but the LED button also turns off the lights on the front. It's not a a big deal as it's not super bright. Nothing electrical black tape can't fix.

Not sure why it still supports PPTP VPN as it's no longer secure. OpenVPN would have been better.

Other Thoughts: I am using this as an access point to replace my aging Belkin AC AP. The WebGUI makes it real easy to select what mode you want it to operate as. So no messing around with disabling DHCP server, turning off firewall functions just to use as an Access Point. Very nice.

Love how speedy the WebGUI is thanks to the dual core processors. I got this on sale along with extra $$$ off coupon from Newegg which makes it an incredible value. I think this is better than Netgear's NightHawk as it has tons of features and smaller footprint.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/7/2015 7:37:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router. Powerful CPU and Signal. Never disconnects!

Pros: Strong 2.4ghz and 5ghz signals. I have access from the other side of my neighbors house. 30Mbps internet service is 30Mbps wifi in my bedroom at the other side of my 2500sqft house.

Cons: yeah the firmware is not as 'ez' as Linksys, but you don't need to be in there too much. Only took 10 mins from unbox to complete, including: both SSID's configured, an external harddrive hooked up, all my devices 'named', a guest network created, and a firmware update. (If you don't see internet right away, unplug the WAN connection from modem to router and plug it back in).

Other Thoughts: I've been a Linksys lifer since the WRT54g. My latest purchase of the EA3500 has been a nightmare: 2 RMA's, loss of connection, etc... I decided to go with this ASUS and could not be more pleased. It has been running non-stop in my house for over a week with 4 users operating 4 iphones, 3 ipads, 2 appleTVs, 1 xbox, 3 desktops, 2 laptops, OOMA VOIP phone, and 1 smart TV. We usually have 2-3 people streaming Youtube, CBS, etc... while another is gaming with NO LAG! My Linksys EA3500 would get SO hot from the traffic, but the ASUS RT-AC68U is calm and cool (probably due to the dual processor CPU, RAM, and all the lovely heatsinks inside). Most appealing is the super-strong signal I get from the upstairs bedroom on the other side of the house. I stream HBO-NOW in HD to that location with no problemsin 5ghz I ran a speedtest from up there and saw 30Mbps+ which is the exact service I get from Time Warner and can see from my wired gigabit desktops in the same room with the router. LOVE THIS ROUTER! Never going back to Linksys.

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  • Eli M.
  • 6/28/2015 7:06:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsA great device unless you actually want to configure it.

Pros: When the router menu was accessible, this router had tones of great features. I have also been very pleased with the router speed and reliability when connecting wired and wireless devices to it.

Cons: I am beyond irritated with the firmware on this router. I spent a lot of money on this product and I have been really let down.

I don't recall the firmware version that started this nightmare, but after installing it, I was no longer able to access the router to configure it. It is still passing traffic, so I can still use the device, but I could not configure the device any further. I did a factory reset (with the reset button on the back) and reconfigured the entire router (and saved the router configuration this time).

Months down the road, I found myself configuring the media server feature on this router. I noticed there was an update available and installed it. I quickly realized what I had done when I was unable to access the router again. I once again rendered the device useless to any further configuration.

Now, today, I am unable to reset this thing to factory default. I cannot access the GUI. The reset button on the back only restarts the router. I have tried every trick I could find on the Internet (including holding in the WPS button upon booting the router, only holding in the reset button for 6 seconds, unplugging the device after holding the reset button, etc).

I now realize that I will never be able to change any setting on this router ever again.

I have NEVER touched a home router that wouldn't reset to factory defaults when I wanted it to.

Other Thoughts: I went to the ASUS website and I can't seem to find an ASUS repair service. It doesn't appear that customer support for their networking devices actually exists. I will be really hesitant to buy networking equipment from ASUS again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Eli,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the router. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Just to check have you tried accessing the router's GUI via typing the routers IP address (192.168.1.1) or (192.168.1.1/index.asp) in a browser?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150763079 in the subject line for a 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,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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