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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
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2014 8:07:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: I use it to have my file servers in the basement and the router is on the second floor of my house. amazing range, speed and more.

Cons: Needs more RAM and bigger processor to support a lot of file transfer ing from a hard drive attached to the usb3.0 spot.

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  • KEITH R.
  • 10/4/2014 6:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 60 days

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: -Excellent range
-Great UI, easy customization.
-Easy initial setup

Cons: -Port forwarding does not work on original firmware. I needed to either update or load 3rd party for it to work.
-Died after 2 months. For this price range I would maybe look elsewhere. I know of two others with this same router, 2 of our 3 have needed RMA now.

Other Thoughts: I have years of professional IT experience. Configuring a router, even of this caliber is cake walk. Great product, very upset it died after only 2 months of use. Shaking my faith in Asus. I will begin the RMA process Monday when there offices open.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you would like to discuss your issue with me in a technical manner to help you resolve it. Please email me and place case # N141021193 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Chris B.
  • 9/28/2014 2:48:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat router

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: very fast and fully featured. Very simple to set up.

Cons: The merlin firmware seems to be a little more stable than the oem firmware but ASUS seems to be dedicated to putting out updates to fix the issues.

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  • Gregg H.
  • 9/28/2014 11:53:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisgusted

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Browser interface for settings are nice if it is not crashed. Wireless range is nice if it is not crashed. Data rates are fast if it is not crashed. The reason it even gets two eggs is because while it is up and running maybe for a whole 24 to 48 hours, it is fast.

Cons: Before making this router editor's choice, they should use it first. Agreed the specs are there, but it cannot stay up and running. I have tried multiple firmware both Asus and Merlin and just cannot keep this thing up and running.

Other Thoughts: Am going to see if Asus will take this junk back and offer me another model with a better track record. I used a Linksys WRT54 for years and never had any problems. I might even put the Linksys back in service.

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  • Christopher K.
  • 9/27/2014 4:03:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat consumer router

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: This AC router is one of the best routers range wise I've worked with, and I've worked with enterprise grade wifi equipment. Before picking up this router I was using a Ubiquiti edge router POE with a UAP-Pro ( I had a UAP-AC but I couldn't connect to 5Ghz from the back bedroom) This router is just as good as those two enterprise equipment when it comes to performance. Needless to say my Ubiquiti gear is going up for auction! I now have a single all in one router and wireless ap instead of a two devices sitting on my self

Cons: This was one of the most difficult routers I've setup to date. I had issues setting up the router using my wired desktop, so I had to complete the install using the default wireless connection. I also had issues resolving the DNS from up from my Cable modem, had to reset the modem a few times before it took. While it took me 2 hours to set this router, once it was up and running, the router imminently updated the firmware and was live in my house.

Other Thoughts: Expect for the initial setup, this router has been severing me well. Now only if Google Fiber would roll in my town town I would be set. Haven't tried the USB 3.0 storage option, but I will have to give it a try.

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  • Thomas f.
  • 9/22/2014 12:32:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMeets & Exceeds my Expectations

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: I ordered this along with MOTOROLA SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem to replace the Ubee modem/router combo provided by time warner cable. I pay for 50Mbps. I now get that one wireless according to speedtest.net! I also now get 30Mbps upstairs where I previously couldn't even stay connected. Works Great

Cons: None whatsoever. Set up was easy. Runs cool and quiet. Strong signal with excellent range. I could complain about the price, but I won't.

Other Thoughts: Why the hell couldn't TWC just provide this instead of that garbage router they tried to pawn off on me

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  • Enrique R.
  • 9/21/2014 9:33:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAvoid this piece of junk

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Has support for a lot of features most other routers only get when applying a 3rd party firmware. Looks good. Range is great. Open source firmware.

Cons: Intermittent. Very intermittent. I have a cron job in one of my servers to reboot it every 24 hours because the router usually starts dropping packets after some hours of uptime. I'm considering lowering it to run every 8 hours because it's doing it way more frequently now. Google search for this issue and you'll find lots of threads and rotten reviews of this problem going back more than a year. I flashed it with the Merlin fork of the firmware, but it also has this annoying bug.

I'm not using it for any crazy scenario nor extending other wireless access points, just standard routing between my cable modem and my devices.

I find it insane that a router that costs this much can't do the simplest thing a router is required to do: route packets in and out.

Avoid at all costs. You have been warned.

Other Thoughts: Gave it 2 eggs because despite of all the cons, it has a very nice range (compared to my old linksys and netgear routers), and the features baked into the firmware are usually only found in 3rd party firmware.

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  • Wayne S.
  • 9/16/2014 4:08:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove It

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Easy to install, easy to understand User Interface, I've had zero problems with it working, bought it April 2014, great range to wife's 2.4G iPad upstairs and outside on back deck and to her 5G iMac in upstairs bedroom.

Cons: none

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  • Daniel K.
  • 9/15/2014 3:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Fast-ish, lots of configuration options, external antennas, and supports wrt. Has some additional native features (eg netstat) that I have never seen on other routers.

Cons: Initial guided setup is forced on you (no option for manual confit until after you go through the guided configuration).

Oh, and it totally died in under a week. One night it was working, the next morning I had no wireless, and 2 reboots later I had a COMPLETELY DEAD ROUTER - no status lights, no wired/wireless connection, and no hope of a hard reset (which I tried 3 times). And all of this was after a total of ~144 hours of use (ie, 6 days).

Other Thoughts: Have the Asus support line on speed dial. Asus is known for motherboards and graphics cards - stick to those from this manufacturer and you'll be fine. In my opinion, the Wireless AC arms race between Asus and the competition is resulting in a major lack of quality control at the hardware and firmware levels. Wait a generation (or two) before making the investment.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I have this router at home for persoanl use with no issues, and mine's a refurbished unit. If you would like to discuss you issue please email me in regards to your issue and place case # N140942461 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Thomas B.
  • 9/10/2014 2:20:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsIssues Now!

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Fast and plenty of options for configurations!

Cons: Was runing for approximately 12 hours.
This morning went out to mow the lawn and when I came in, no internet and all the lights were blinking in unison. So i unplugged router for 30 seconds, plugged back in and nothing!

Does not work anymore!

I need to contact ASUS now to figure this out!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Thomas,

If you would like to discuss you issue please email me in regards to your issue and place case # N140942431 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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