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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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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/14/2015 9:19:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNice Router but has two problems

Pros: I bought the the ASUS RT-AC68 AC1900 router 5 days ago because lightning bit my Netgear router so I had to replace it. Did a lot of research on this and other routers and decided to give this one a try.

- Easy WAN/LAN setup
- Nice graphical interface
- Has built-in AiProtection
- Has built-in Firewall
- Plus a host of other nice features

Cons: - WAN port only connects to my Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS3 modem at 10/100T instead of 1000gb. My older NetGear N600 WNDR3700 router connected at 1GB so not sure why this ASUS won't do the same using the supplied Cat-5e cable.

-USB Printer Sharing driver VUHUB.SYS causes my PC running Windows 7 64-bit OS to Bluescreen (BSOD). After having this happen four times in short order I uninsted the ASUS printer sharing tool then the problem went away. Google searches show other users having this same problem. I found zero support on the ASUS website on why this is happening. I confirmed I have the latest driver so this feature is useless to me.

Other Thoughts: Not really a Pro/Con but the first thing I had to do is update the Firmware to v3.0.0.4.378_4585. No big deal, it was pretty easy to do.

After spending hours reviewing routers to buy, I am not thrilled having to spend hours more troubleshooting why the two Con problem exist and still remain unresolved. If ASUS can't get help me get this fixed I'll have to send this router back. Maybe I'll go back to Netgear brand since it was working fine until lighting struck. Odd too since it was all on a UPS. Oh well.

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  • MARK B.
  • 6/11/2015 10:13:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Dual WAN

Pros: DUAL WAN - Load Balancing or Failover. I setup the Cable & DSL with loadbalancing cuz, the cable is only 10mbps (maybe 20, idk) and the DSL is 7.5mbps. This way.. if Zito goes down, the VZ DSL is already working. So, it's set for load balancing. And the USB 3.0 for file storage is amazing. ASUS has put some work into their stuff

Cons: I want to buy one for my house now. my dd-wrt Linksys (err.. cisco branded wrt610n v2) E3000 is starting to feel old & dated. With my 105mbps comcast at home, I love my speed. I'll have to buy another one now.

Other Thoughts: Needed to replace a Belkin 150 N router at a small office. It was overloaded, outclassed, and the previous guy wanted to run 3 desktops over wifi. So, old router was "junk" in that setup, and this is amazing! Verizon has bundled their DSL with any 2 line (or more) business phone, so, the DSL is basically saving money, and the cable is Zito, former adelphia, so the dual wan is stellar.

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  • ryan e.
  • 6/7/2015 2:07:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great so far and easy to set up

Pros: Easy to set up
Very easy to switch to dd-wrt firmware.
So far its had great range and wifi speed. Doubled my last router

Cons: Shipped with cat5e cables instead of cat 6, but thats not a big deal since i had extra cat 6 cables.
Would have been nice to be able to wall mount it.

Other Thoughts: Missed a $50 off promo code by 4 days of ordering, not really a con to item though just bad timing

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  • Jeremy P.
  • 6/6/2015 7:11:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID

Pros: It looks nice, and is certainly fast when it works.

Cons: It hardly ever works though. It continually drops connection or just flatout deletes its own settings. This is especially frustrating when trying to reset to defaults and set it up again, because you can't get through all the option before the thing hiccups and loses it all again.

Other Thoughts: Complete and utter waste of my time and money.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Daniel,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Let me help you, do you have the latest firmware of the router? by the having the updated firmware issues with the unit will be fixed. For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150623952 in the subject line for a reference.Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • JOYCE D.
  • 6/6/2015 1:26:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKiller speeds, amazing GUI

Pros: Insanely fast network connection; routes connections like a champ.
Great connection quality, even with our apartment's metal-lined walls.
Amazing web interface, along with it's options and settings.
Easy to upgrade to AsusWRT-Merlin firmware. *Only reason for that, was to add a little more statistic logging to my network. The firmware is nearly the same as stock, which I'm happy about because I LOVED stock.*
The design is VERY attractive and sharp, and the materials used (even though plastic) are decently sturdy.
CPU and RAM never break a sweat while under stress, even with my running servers (web/FTP/Minecraft). Routes packets like a champ; our limitation is the internet connection!

Cons: A little pricy, but for the overall quality, it is worth it if you need the power. If you have in-home servers, or 20+ devices, it is DEFINITELY worth it.

Other Thoughts: Would buy again! ASUS products, no matter how pricy, will ALWAYS blow competition away. Their designs are more sturdy and appealing than any other competitor around.

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  • Brian W.
  • 6/3/2015 1:39:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible for gamers

Pros: Everything I tried (other than Quality of Service functionality) seemed to work properly.

Cons: I'm a gamer. I need great pings all the time, regardless of who is downloading what file, or what kind of video streaming is going on in my busy house. This router advertises Quality of Service (QoS), both in a newer "adaptive" form that is supposed to be aware of the traffic type, as well as a "traditional" form where you have to manually set up all of the priorities, which quickly becomes tedious and time-consuming with even a mild number of new games/applications per year.

So, here's the story: old router (D-LINK DGL-5500) was having trouble and we can't have the house off the Net for weeks waiting for an RMA return, so I buy this router, update the firmware to the latest version (4585), configure the router, and turn on Adaptive QoS (setting the download/upload speeds for my network). I set Gaming to the highest priority, and web surfing/file downloads to the lowest. In testing, I downloaded a file from a website or a game via Steam. As soon as I started the download, my kids, playing different games on different computers, immediately had terrible lag. I tried a 3rd game on my computer with the same result. So I stopped the download and the lag immediately went away. "Okay", I thought, "I just need to set my network bandwidth in the QoS settings to be a bit lower to give an extra buffer for the games". So I reduced the download speed by 10mbit per second and the upload by 0.5 mbit per second. Tested again, and again, immediate and terrible lag for all gamers. So... I tested the "traditional" method of QoS using the default settings (which claim to be good for gamers), but with also setting browsing to low priority. Again, terrible lag using the correct download/upload speeds for my network or using reduced speeds.

I even tried a third party firmware (DD-WRT), turned on QoS, and while it was better, it wasn't good by any means. Gameplay was still jumpy at times and not much fun.

So, while this router may be good for non-gamers, it is terrible in its current form for gamers. I have already bought another DLINK DGL-5500 to replace my old one. The DGL-5500 works amazingly well with its Streamboost tech; you just turn it on and NEVER have lag in any game regardless of what else is downloading on the network.

Other Thoughts: Didn't buy this at Newegg because I needed it immediately, but I needed to tell my Newegg brethren how terrible this thing is for gamers.

If you're a gamer, buy the D-Link DGL-5500.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Brian,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, we would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Are you experiencing this issue to your wired or wireless connection? if wireless what frequency is it 2.4 or 5 GHz? Are you also experiencing any issue with you wired connection? For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150624036 in the subject line for a reference.Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Kyle W.
  • 5/31/2015 3:46:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't turn on after 1.5 years.

Pros: When it was alive, worked fine. Acted like any other router you'd expect. Had a bunch of features I didn't need but I didn't care because I assumed the $200+ cost went towards quality of the hardware, not just feature bloat.

Cons: After I left town for a few days and came back home, the thing was dead. It's the youngest piece of hardware in my networking chain so it took me a while to figure out that was the cause (I have a five year old modem and three year old switch still working fine). I don't have any electrical tools to test the power adapter or the input port but I know the outlets are fine, it just wont turn on.

I've reset it, turned the leds on/off, turned the power on/off, plugged it into various outlets. It's dead.

Other Thoughts: I thought going through the ASUS website might help with things, it didn't. After registering my product, I tried to initiate a tech support email but couldn't on the mobile or the desktop sites. Found this post (https://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?board_id=1&model=Z87-PRO&id=20141223105953667&page=1&SLanguage=en-us) where someone debugged the problem and found out their form wants your profile name filled out. I'll try making the changes after writing this review and attempting again.

I really doubt I'll ever buy an ASUS product again. A $20 Rosewill wifi router has lasted my parents for over six years.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kyle,

Thank your for your time in posting a review about our products. On behalf of ASUS, We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Please check if there is any loose physical connection that may cause this problem and also can we have the unit's serial number for us to review the warranty of the unit. For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case #N150605003 in the subject line for reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS products.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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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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