Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Networking > 
Wireless Networking > 
Wireless Routers > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16833320174

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
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
IronEgg
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
This product qualifies for the Iron Egg guarantee. We'll match any qualifying competitor's price.
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the ASUS RT-AC68U

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ASUS RT-AC68U

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go

Showing 257 of 257 reviews - Clear Filters

  • Richard R.
  • 2/20/2015 10:42:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStay away. Don't belive the hype or the marketing

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

Pros: Looks nice. UI looks nice too. That's about it.

Cons: Expensive. More hype than actual function. Disappointed when we got this router. Wireless began to fail in just under a year.

Our wireless devices are now in a constant state of disconnecting and reconnecting. Some devices can't even connect. Customer support is nonexistent. Tried submitting an online inquiry and received multiple errors before it was finally accepted. Waited four days for a response. Still waiting...

Other Thoughts: This router worked ok for almost a year. It is nothing special. At about 11 months, the wireless functionality started to fail. Devices disconnect and then reconnect literally every 2-5 minutes. It is a constant cycle of disconnecting and reconnecting. Some devices can't even connect. It's so bad, we have completely stopped using wireless here in our home office.

We upgraded to the latest firmware. That didn't help. Then we downgraded back to an earlier firmware. That didn't help either. Resetting to factory settings didn't help either.

We checked with our internet provider to make sure it wasn't a internet service issue. After several diagnostic tests on our lines and cable modem, it was determined that there was no issue with our internet.

We had the hardest time submitting a service request/ inquiry on the Asus website. One submission finally went through. The email said they would respond in up to 48 hours. Four days later, we still haven't heard anything. Tried submitting another inquiry. Had the hardest time submitting that form before one was finally accepted.

If you get this router, and if it begins to fail, be prepared to be extremely frustrated by the lack of customer service.

We have spent $200+ on a wireless router that worked ok for less than a year.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Did you read the important notice that said to reset your device after updating to prevent WiFi issues. If you have not tried this step then please do so followed by a 10 second power cycle to make sure the capacitors are completely drained of power. If you still need technical assistance with your device please contact our support channels via live chat, phone 812 282 2787, or email. Please please use case number # N150289007 for reference to your issue. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department is dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_support@asus.com

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Kjetil S.
  • 2/19/2015 1:40:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

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

Pros: Where to start.
VPN,
Management
Speed - throughput WLAN.
Streaming Wireless to TV - FLAWLESS.
All computers supporting 5GHz get full speed.

Upgraded from Netgear WNDR3400 router to this is like going from VW to Ferrari.

Cons: Little pricey.
Not as many rules in Firewall for port forwarding.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Peter W.
  • 2/16/2015 4:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood Router, when it works

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

Pros: Looks nice, fast arrival, 3 antenas.

Cons: Works sporadically, cannot reach Asus support, hard to read serial numbers, ie ow or zero, one or I. Upgraded the Firmware several times, Asus had a fault whereby others could gain control. Still the Router goes down at odd times, tried different electrical connections, no help, reset several times a day to factory settings to no avail..

Other Thoughts: Will try to RMAt o Newegg, their support is usually good.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Thomas M.
  • 2/13/2015 11:22:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsProblems Out Of The Box

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

Pros: Great feature set, good wireless distance, clean well laid out interface

Cons: Poor quality control, unable to maintain a stable internet connection, constantly dropping 30-50% of packets even over wired connections.

Other Thoughts: I bought this router to replace a D-Link N series router based on the many good reviews it got on this site and others. Unfortunately, while 49% of the reviewers on this site gave it 5 stars, I should have paid more attention to the 21% that gave it 1 star. Right out of the box the unit was unable to maintain a solid internet connection. Even when connected to this router with a wired ethernet connection, multiple extended ping tests to sites such as Google, Yahoo and others consistently showed packet loss of between 30 and 50%. Firmware upgrades and multiple reboots of the unit did not help i the least. If I bypassed this router and plugged my PC directly in to the cable modem, or if I plugged my PC back in to my old router the packet loss immediately disappeared. I did MANY tests of this unit over the course of a week with different PC's connected both wired and wirelessly all with the same results.

I have RMA'd the unit with Newegg and am currently waiting on a replacement. Hopefully the replacement I get won't have the same problems as the original. I understand that any product out there will have a certain percentage of manufacturing defects, but based on the number of 1 star reviews this product has gotten, this particular router seems to have major issues. Of course I am also not very happy to have to add the shipping costs of an RMA onto an already expensive router that was bad right out of the box.

I'll update this review after I test out the replacement from the RMA

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Martin S.
  • 2/10/2015 9:38:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFor $200, I expect a router to work.

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

Pros: Great user interface. Easy to configure. Lots of features.

Cons: I found two things very disappointing. (1) Asus knew about the security hole in their default settings for FTP long before they released a fix for it. (2) My wifi devices connected to this router constantly experiences disconnects and page cannot load messages. I got an RMA, sent it back to ASUS and got it back with the same issues. Couldn't even stream Netflix due to the disconnects. I swap it out for another router and everything works fine again.

Other Thoughts: I love ASUS motherboards, but this router is very disappointing. Reading various reviews, wireless stability seems a big issue with this and the other ASUS routers that are being made (66U, 68U, 87U).

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jonathan O.
  • 2/3/2015 2:27:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs5gz Unstable

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

Pros: The default firmware is incredibly capable and eliminates the need to install something like DD-WRT or Tomato except in very specific circumstances

Cons: The 5ghz band is worthless. Even with a default install and stock firmware, the 5ghz band will come online for a few minutes and then disappear. Even after a reboot, the 5ghz band is spotty. I've checked using various tools to verify that there's no interference.

Perhaps it's just my unit.

Other Thoughts: I also have the RT-N66U and which I'd recommend more than this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jonathan,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150220839 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Titus O.
  • 2/2/2015 4:49:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS makes a good product

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

Pros: Its is fast Software is easy to use range is great.

Cons: Stock Firmware not that great, I would recommend flashing a Tomato or Merlin Firmware. Seems to run warm

Other Thoughts: Says it has beamforming but not sure how it does it with Omni directional antennas. The latest firmware some of the features the RT-AC86U has. So not unhappy

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150207006 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Alexandr S.
  • 1/27/2015 4:37:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

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

Pros: I bought this router to replace old (still working with no issues) Linksys WRT54. it was a great router but could not keep up with simultaneous video streaming anymore. Since Linksys become Belkin this brand went down in reliability so I decided to try Asus. So far it was only good experience - setup took an about 5-10 minutes, no CD required. UI is intuitive and offers even more than I need. I recently upgraded firmware to most recent one and it was only tome when I was required to reboot the router. Speed test - at maximum ISP speed wired and very good wireless. I have 4500 sq f house and range is excellent w/o any range extenders. We have 2 desktops, 4 laptops, 3 iPads, 3 iPhones, 2 Chromecasts and all this is handled with no issues. I had it for about a month, so can't tell regarding long term reliability. I will update review if i will find any issues.

Cons: none so far

Manufacturer Response:

Dear John S,

We appreciate you making time in posting this review. we're glad to know that you're happy and satisfied with the unit. It's good to received a positive feedback from our customer. If you need help or any assistanc with the unit please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102656 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • LOR X.
  • 1/24/2015 5:12:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast! Quality Finish!

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

Pros: Bought this to replaced my old Linksys E4200-N750 (time to upgrade anyways). Streaming youtube videos/ online movies no more buffering. Easy to set-up and configured.Highly recommend this router.

Cons: none at this time.

Other Thoughts: Don't forget to add/purchased ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter this bad boy comes in handy- File transfers is a blast!!!

Note: If you got $$$ to burn then go ahead buy the RT-AC87U-AC2400 it's currently the top dog.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Irxmml,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150207026 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Mervin R.
  • 1/18/2015 10:49:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent AC Router!

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

Pros: Easy Installation, excellent wireless coverage, fast speed when paired with AC wireless card.

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace a low quality belkin router that I had for a year and it has not failed me yet in the year that I have had it. Installation is simple and booted up with no issues. Customization is easy with the browser UI. No connection drops within the year I've had it so far.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Mervin R.,

We want to thank you for your time posting this review. We're gald that your happy with the unit and that your satisfied with it as well. It's good to have a positive feedback from our customer. If in the future your going to need assistance with the unit or any other ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150207041 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details

More Buying Options

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Networking > 
Wireless Networking > 
Wireless Routers > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16833320174
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.