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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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  • Drew A.
  • 7/24/2014 2:22:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

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

Pros: AC Band, Dual Core processor, Stable, Ability to support fail-over to cellular network just to name a few.

Cons: Had some trouble when I enabled DDos protection. I would get connection drops and router resets. If it was turned off I had no issues at all.

Other Thoughts: Reading some of the negative reviews looks like most people just got a bad unit or just a configuration issue. I plan to keep buying ASUS routers as they have proved reliable and stable for me.

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  • John A.
  • 7/23/2014 9:27:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID IT

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

Pros: Slick interface and available options for media server.

Cons: UNRELIABLE. Completely unreliable. It will drive you crazy. I have been using, and fighting, with it for almost 6 weeks. It will randomly drop internet connectivity for no reason. I have replaced and tested my modem/routeing with other equipment and it will work fine, but after going back to this router I run into the most annoying issues. I have tested other routers on the same cable modem and they work fine. I have replaced all of the cables and even the cable modem and they work fine. But this AC68U will refuse to connect - or will after resetting 6 times - and then to have the internet drop in and out within 24 hrs or so. I have reset and re-flashed the latest firmware a dozen times and it makes no difference. The ASUS support is terrible with the issues - blaming other equipment or the internet service. It is not the other equipment or ISP. If you decide to make a change in AC68U, say add a port forward, and apply the change, good luck trying to get internet back without resetting a dozen times. It drops the internet almost every time you make a change in the router and have to fight to get it to work again. It is the most frustrating and unreliable router I have ever used. Be warned.

Other Thoughts: I have used dozens of home wireless routers, and this one looked good, but it has been the most frustrating router I have ever used. Side note, I have worked as an IT Admin for the last 11 years, so I know frustrating network equipment.

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  • Cynthia C.
  • 7/23/2014 9:20:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfection!

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

Pros: All is great with this! No Problems whatsoever!

Cons: None

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  • Glenn C.
  • 7/19/2014 4:41:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAn Asus Hit

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

Pros: WITH a current OS this router pretty well sets itself up. It is blazingly fast. Intuitive setup. The printed manual gives the basics.

Cons: The real manual is on disk. The setup 'manual' avoids words as much as possible. The pictures lack clarity. Someone without some tech knowledge is liable to be bewildered. The password and ID MUST be changed or it will remain admin/admin. That means most won't, which makes this commonly an accessible router with a manual on the net, since the same people won't change the network name.

Other Thoughts: I'm sure tech support is easy. However, the average person will panic first and think later. Modern programming on peripherals needs to force ID and password changes.

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  • Timothy L.
  • 7/18/2014 5:49:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat performance

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 use
great coverage
fast speeds

Cons: none

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  • William N.
  • 7/17/2014 8:18:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't Last a Day

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

Pros: Nice box for returning it in.
Newegg's pain-free return process.
Cool look to it.
Comes with a network cable and an AC adapter.

Cons: After configuring the router my internet speed dropped from 50+ Mbps to 6, all while using patch cables.
Support failed to provide any meaningful advice other than "return it", which I promptly followed. Between unboxing and reboxing, less than 24 hours had passed.

The interface was extremely simple, offering me no real means to tweak the router short of flashing another firmware on it.

Other Thoughts: I probably(hopefully) got a defective unit, which judging from the reviews seems to be a common occurrence with this model. It is a shame, because I used to think very highly of Asus products and have bought many in the past, as well as recommended them to people without hesitation.
I believe that we should all expect better quality control on a $200+ part from a reputable company.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

For product support, concerns or inquiries, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140724903 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number and screenshots of your router settings. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Robert T.
  • 7/17/2014 5:53:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk.

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. Decent range.

Cons: Constant overheating.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this router back on 6/18/2014. Wrote a review about my experiences with the router while maintaining the believe and/or hope that it was merely a malfunctioning unit. As it turns out, these routers are just plain and simple junk. The overheating problem might be understandable if it was in an enclosed environment where it couldn't breath, or if the router itself was sitting upon something else that generated quite a bit of heat. After having had issues with the previous router I decided that when the replacement arrived, I would place it in the open, away from anything that generates heat and I did exactly that. Apparently that was enough of a difference to allow the router to last more than two days this time. In fact, I've had it up and running since about 7/6/2014. This morning, I wake up and check my smart phone as I usually do and notice that the router shows connected but no data is passing. After one hard reset later, still nothing. I decided to see if maybe it was the standard wireless band that was the issue by trying to connect to the 5GHz frequency. Same problem. Just to be absolutely sure, I reset my modem (which when hard wired to my computer was still processing an internet connection without any issues), then hard reset the router once again. This time, my wireless devices wouldn't even connect to either of the wireless networks. Hard reset again, it connects to the network, but isn't getting any data again. I decided to test the temperature of the unit with my hand and noticed it seemed excessively hot (especially for a unit that is sitting nowhere near anything else, in a house that has the AC running nearly 24/7 at 75 degrees) so I decided to unhook it from it's power and allow it to sit and cool off.

What kind of a product is this? it can't survive more than two weeks in a nicely vented, open area with cool temperatures?! This is what I've paid $200 (more, if you count the return shipping I had to pay to get an RA from Newegg) for and once again will have to suffer through not having a wireless router until I can find an acceptable replacement?

I had a firm believe in ASUS and it's products, especially since I consistently used them for computer parts in my gaming rig that I built. After this, I'll certainly be thinking twice about any purchases that have ASUS' name on it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

For product support, concerns or inquiries, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140724899 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Paul Y.
  • 7/16/2014 9:09:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Warranty Service

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 until it stopped working. Would work anywhere in my house and anywhere in my yard, including several houses down the street.

Cons: The 2.4 GHz band failed after less than one year. The 5 GHz band was working great at the same distance that the 2.4 was failing. I tried getting warranty service thru Asus, and finally gave up and hung up the phone when they kept insisting I update the firmware while I kept telling them it had the latest they offered. I did check later, and I still have the latest they offer. A new router not from Asus has solved my intermittent operation.

Other Thoughts: I don't know that any other vendor has better warranty service, but if it is Asus's goal to discourage warranty returns, they were successful with me. I will not purchase any more of their products.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Paul,

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. For product support, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727191 in the subject line I encourage you to reach out to our Customer Loyalty Team for further assistance with your ASUS products. We provide continuous technical support and continuous communication at no additional cost. In addition, your ASUS router is backed by a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Andrew K.
  • 7/16/2014 3:38:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerforms as Promised

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

Pros: Great range. Compact size.

Cons: Cable to link to computer was defective. Had to use the cable from my previous Asus RT-N56U router to make it work. Need to contact Asus for a replacement. Software seemed to take a long time to configure on my system.

Other Thoughts: Seems to perform as promised. Signal strength went from 1 bar to all. A definite upgrade from my previous Asus RT-N56U

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  • Cameron H.
  • 7/11/2014 8:48:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig Fan so Far

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

Pros: - Ultra Fast Wifi
- Easy Setup
- Great performance so far

Cons: Had to lookup default username/password for config

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