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ASUS RT-AC68R Wireless-AC1900 Dual-band Gigabit Router Factory Refurbished

  • Factory Refurbished
  • Up to 600+1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Three times faster performance than 802.11n routers
  • Broadcom TurboQAM technology increases wireless-N data rate to
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ASUA RT-AC68R

Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

  • The world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of 1900Mbps for three times faster performance than 802.11n routers
  • Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases wireless-N data rate to 600Mbps for 33% faster performance
  • Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections
  • Dual USB ports with USB 3.0 for ten times faster data transfer than USB 2.0
  • Dual-core processor for fast and responsive performance with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB devices
  • ASUS AiCloud cloud service to access, sync, share, and stream your data wherever you are, even connect to other compatible routers creating a private cloud server with family and friends
FEATURES

World's Fastest - For Those Who Run Ahead

The ASUS RT-AC68R is the world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900Mbps. 1300Mbps 802.11ac at 5GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4GHz 802.11n performance from 450Mbps to 600Mbps with compatible devices.

Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68R eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.

The RT-AC68R also features dual USB ports for file, printers and 3G/4G modems sharing and a USB 3.0 port for up to ten times faster data transfers than USB 2.0.

ExclusiveASUS AiCloud transforms your home networking into your personal cloud for easy streaming and sharing to smartphones, PCs, and tablets. Router-to-Router sync also makes it simple to sync files on USB-connected storage with other compatible ASUS routers for hassle-free sharing of large files with family and friends.

The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of the RT-AC68R giving robust control to optimize your network for you. 30-second set-up and easy traffic management means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access.


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ASUA RT-AC68RWorld's Fastest AC Wi-Fi with TurboQAM™ Wi-Fi Acceleration

Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC68R super fast Gigabit wireless speeds. What's more, RT-AC68R uses TurboQAM™ technology to upgrade 2.4G Wi-Fi even further to give you unprecedented speeds. At 2.4GHz, it's 33% faster than generic wireless-N900 routers, reaching 600Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 1300Mbps - or triple 802.11n rates. That's 1900Mbps of concurrent wireless power!

*To get the best performance, pair RT-AC68R with ASUS PCE-AC68 client card

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Do More at Once with Dual-Core Processors Inside

The ASUS RT-AC68R features a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.

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ASUA RT-AC68REnhanced Signal Range and Stability

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

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ASUA RT-AC68RDual-Band Connectivity for Compatibility and Performance

Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 600Mbps and 1300Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC68R has a total speed of up to 1900Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.

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ASUA RT-AC68RUltimate USB Speed and Versatility

Highest Speed USB 3.0 features data transfers up ten times faster than USB 2.0. Two USB ports make the RT-AC68R perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and quick content streaming. Where other routers have their USB ports sandwiched next to one another, both RT-AC68R USB ports are evenly spaced for easy access to either at all times.

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ASUA RT-AC68R

ASUA RT-AC68RRobust Control and Optimization with ASUSWRT

With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. On top of 30-second setup, multi-device detection, and flexible settings that make the most of your network performance, it's been upgraded with quick scanning of USB storage connected to routers to verify data integrity and drive health. Dual WAN enables having two connections/ISPs on one router, with load balance and failover mode for added stability and redundancy to ensure uninterrupted Internet access.

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Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-AC68R has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface.

Easy Three-Step Setup

Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds* and in only three easy steps. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a Web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the Internet in no time.

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*ASUS-tested and verified setup time. Actual duration may vary by ISP, specific connection type, location, and other factors.

ASUA RT-AC68RASUS AiCloud - Your World on Demand

ASUS AiCloud keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an Internet connection. It links your home network and online Web storage service* and lets you access it through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android smartphone or through a personalized URL in a Web browser. Even better, the new Router-to-Router Sync function allows you to synchronize your stuff with storage devices connected to other compatible ASUS routers - it's as simple as choosing a sync folder. Sharing with friends and family is now easier than ever!

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ASUA RT-AC68R

ASUA RT-AC68RPowerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions

Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC68R has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.

ASUA RT-AC68RDownload and Stream Anywhere

Download Master and enhanced media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, pad, PS3, Xbox, and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.

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ASUA RT-AC68R

ASUA RT-AC68RVPN Server Enabled

Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data - no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.

ASUA RT-AC68RDiscrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access

The RT-AC68R supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band and three over the 5GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.

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SPECIFICATIONS
Network Standard IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
Product Segment AC1900 ultimate AC performance: 600 + 1300Mbps
Data Rate
  • 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
  • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
  • 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
  • 802.11n: up to 600Mbps
  • 802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps
Antenna External antenna x 3
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz / 5GHz
Encryption 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Firewall & Access Control Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
Management UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Universal Repeater, System Event Log
VPN Support IPSec Pass-Throuth
PPTP Pass-Through
L2TP Pass-Through
PPTP Server
WAN Connection Type Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
WAN Bridge support
Multicast Proxy support
Multicast Rate Setting support
Utilities
  • Download master
  • Supports BT, NZB, HTTP, ED2K
  • Supports encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
  • Upload and download bandwidth control
  • Download scheduling
  • Media Server
  • Image: JPEG
  • Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
  • Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
  • QoS:
  • WMM
  • User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port. Upload and Download bandwidth management.
  • ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with Highest priority
  • Guest Network
  • 2.4GHz guest network x 3, 5GHz guest network x 3
  • Printer Server: multifunctional printer support (Windows only), LPR protocol support
  • File server: Samba and FTP server with account management
  • PPTP VPN server
  • Network map
  • Traffic monitor
Ports 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN, 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN
USB 2.0 x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
Button WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button
LED Indicator PWR x 1
AIR x 2
LAN x 4
WAN x 1
USB x 2
Power Supply AC Input: 110V ~ 240V (50 - 60Hz)
DC Output: 19V with max. 1.75-Amp current
Operating Systems Supported
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® Vista
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® ME
  • Windows® XP
  • Windows® Server 2003
  • Windows® Server 2008
  • Mac OS X
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.4
  • Mac OS X 10.5
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
  • Linux
Dimensions (W x D x H) 8.6 x 3.2 x 6.3 inches (220 x 83.3 x 160mm)
Weight 1.4lbs (640g)
What's in the Box RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
RJ-45 Cable
Power Adapter
QSG
Support CD (User Manual and Utility)
Router Special Features 3G/4G Data Sharing, AiCloud, Print Server, Download Master, AiDisK, Multiple SSIDs, Parental Control

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Fernando B.
  • 6/3/2015 8:38:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent and Flawless Refurb AC68r

Pros: * Increased coverage in my 2400 sq ft house, in average 2 signal bars or 20 dbm
* Is dual band, with the possibility to assign channels, and name both differently (2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz)
* Is best at delivering 5 Ghz signals
* Can act as a media server if you have a USB storage device to connect to it
* Easiest setup I've done
* Allows the whole house to be connected to one printer due to its USB print server functionality (through Wi-Fi)
* Never had to reset it, asks for updates itself without being pushy

Cons: * Its 2.4 Ghz performance is not as good for those that have mostly older devices when comparing it to its 5 Ghz performance

Other Thoughts: Do remember that as is the nature of the different wave lengths, you will almost always have better signal at 2.4 Ghz than 5 Ghz, being the compromise, that 5 Ghz has more bandwidth available (for those that need speed).

Best router purchase you can make for $120 :)

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  • Chris R.
  • 5/29/2015 6:26:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDropping Wifi

Pros: Fast, Gigabit ports, updated software has nice filtering options, easy setup

Cons: wifi keeps dropping connections, more drops with latest firmware, and if farther from the router, plugging a hard drive into the USB will cause the hard drive to spin up constantly even when nothing is connected to the router. Have to reboot it about once per month when it "freezes".

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Chris,

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 assist you. Have you tried restoring the router to factory default or reconfigure the router's settings to try to fix the issue? For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case#N150669030 in the subject line for reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Robert O.
  • 5/15/2015 10:21:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot refurbished, DEFECTIVE

Pros: If it worked it would be a great router

Cons: The router was acting funny from day 1 but I stuck with it because it would work fine for a couple weeks at a time. Eventually it would always freeze and I'd have to restart the router numerous times to get it "unstuck". The various firmware updates Asus has released have not resolved the problem at all.

I limped along like this for months. Eventually I concluded definitively that it was defective and tried to RMA but Asus rebuffed me because I was past my 3 month purchase date.

I can't stand companies that resell defective routers as refurbished! It is extremely shady and dishonest.

Other Thoughts: Based on other reviews on Newegg, I have not been the only one to have this problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Robert,

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 assist you. Have you tried these steps to try to fix the issue?

* Try the router with different wireless computer
* Update the firmware
* Restore the router to factory defaults
* Hard reset for 10seconds and power cycle the router
* Reconfigure the router

For further assistance, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place the case#N150668994 in the subject line for reference.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best regards,
Jerry A
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ben T.
  • 1/9/2015 8:34:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo Far The Best

Pros: Fast, Fast, Fast
Dual AC/N capable for all my devices
reliable so far.

Cons: Not the easiest setup, My wife was frustrated.
difficult to keep attached hard drive connected via ASUS cloud.

Other Thoughts: Really nice and stable router, no problems for me and I didn't have to replace the stock firmware. If I were a little more committed I would to gain some extra functionality, but it works stock for me very well.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Ben T,

We appreciate your time posting this good review and comment and we are happy to know that your satisfied with the product. It's good to have a positive feedback from one of our customers. If in any case your going to have problem with the unit please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150141421 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.

Best Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2014 9:10:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsI'm not Recommended to buy

Pros: - Nice Shape
- Fast speed (if it works right)

Cons: - Freezing unpredictable!!!!!!
- Can not using Internet !!!!!!

Other Thoughts: I bought a Asus RT-AC68R Manufactured Recertified.
Duriing 3 months, it works well.
After 3 month - recertified's warranty is only 3month , however, It freezed frequently.
I can't use wired and wireless internet.
The only way to solve is turn off power then turn on again and again.
Do I have to buy another AC router??? Asus?? NO!

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  • TIM S.
  • 11/22/2014 11:46:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAvoid this router

Pros: Works well when it works

Cons: First one arrived DOA.Newegg replaced.Second one died after 6 months. What a waste of money.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 11/6/2014 11:56:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMust get new firmware

Pros: Works great after firmware update
Lots of utility and tools build-in

Cons: comes with old firmware

Other Thoughts: Works great after upgrading to latest firmware. Fast and great range especially with AC devices.
Somewhat disappointing that it came with old firmware. With that it barely worked. Dropping connections like crazy and extremely slow.

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  • Jonathan R.
  • 8/19/2014 1:12:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Performance

Pros: I'm surprised with all the low ratings. I've had no issues so far with my refurb and the performance is fantastic compared to my 3rd and 4th gen Apple routers. I would say the performance is at least double and sometimes quadruple when using an iPad 3rd gen (with no AC). In in a week I haven't had to restart once, so it would appear to be reliable, but we'll see. The range is also superior to my Apple routers and even when the signal appears to be weak, the throughput is still better than a stronger signal from one of my Apples.

Cons: I can't think of any, honestly. It's still pricey, but compared to the newest Netgear, it is a bargain.

Other Thoughts: I bought to be able to use the AC mode on my new laptop and upcoming phone. Performance has exceeded expectations so I'm happy. Hopefully it lasts. You never know, and buying refurb can be more of a gamble but so far, so good.

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  • HONGREN M.
  • 8/13/2014 9:38:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID!

Pros: None

Cons: The router starts dropping connections on 2.4 Ghz WiFi after 2 months. Even If I'm able to connect it, the speed is very slow. Just avoid this router.

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  • John R.
  • 8/6/2014 7:50:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router on Asuswrt-Merlin

Pros: I did some reading on different firmwares to run on this router as there have been consistently poor reviews for this model. I decided to give Asuswrt-Merlin a shot and it has been rock solid for me. Since doing configurations the router hasn't needed a restart and has an uptime of 32 days and counting for me. Prior to configuring this router, the DSL would drop daily but it hasn't since this router has been hooked up.
Wireless signal strength increased dramatically for me as expected and this router doesn't slow down even with 20+ devices connected.

Cons: USB 3.0 speeds aren't really available yet for various reasons. Improvements continue to be made in the firmware, but don't expect full USB 3.0 SS throughput. Asus web user interface isn't as nice as DD-WRT's or Tomato's, but it's still better than most stock firmwares.

Other Thoughts: This router is the same as the RT-AC68U, it was just packaged to be sold in brick and mortar stores. This gives it lots of support for third-party firmwares. My typical firmware of choice is Tomato and then DD-WRT but I've been pleased with all the options that Asuswrt-Merlin offers and recommend trying it if you have any issues with this model.

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