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ASUS RT-AC68R Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

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  • 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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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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  • chris s.
  • 7/19/2014 8:39:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFails at basic things

Pros: lots of fancy features i probably won't use

Cons: will not do basic things right, like allow me to connect to other servers on LAN

Other Thoughts: Routers keep getting more expensive and less reliable. Fancy features are nice but not if you can't get basic things right.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Can you provide more information about how you setup your network such as:
Is your router AP mode or router mode?
Take screenshots of these settings:
Advanced Settings> Wireless >General tab and Professional tab,
Advanced Settings>LAN>DHCP Server
Advanced Settings>WAN>Internet Connection
Please Attach your system log and sketch diagram of your network. If you’d like to discuss this topic with me please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727426 in the subject line. 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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  • chris s.
  • 7/19/2014 6:29:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsmany issues :(

Pros: Lots of nice features

Cons: Basic stuff doesn't work. Can't connect reliably to peers on LAN. No minecraft PE. Still have to reboot for netflix to stream. Routers keep getting more expensive and they do not get better.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Can you tell me which firmware version your router is currently on? Can you please describe/sketch how your network is setup? To discuss your concerns about your unit, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727461 in the subject line. Also, please provide me its 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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  • Gennady S.
  • 7/8/2014 7:24:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRefurb QC issue

Pros: Router came in a generic white box, it was well packaged.

Cons: This router supposed to have multiple antennas, none were included in the box. No instructions were included in the box, not even a lousy xerox page with username/password credentials for setting up the router, I know that I can get it from the web. Rather difficult to test the router with out proper antenna setup. I am thinking of returning it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I'm sorry that you didn't receive antennas with your purchase. This is a very uncommon thing to happen, have you spoke with Newegg to let them know your purchase was missing parts that were supposed to be included. As for credentials for login its located physically on the back of the router itself along with any other pertinent information. I would like it if you would please make contact with me and place case # N140711723 in the subject line to help me to reference your case. 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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  • Jim O.
  • 6/29/2014 8:27:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsCustomer Service???

Pros: This is a comment about Asus's service. I decided to post when I read Jose P's review of 5/21/14.

The "Pro" of it is that eventually, after months of hassle, I received a replacement netbook, but it lacked the features of the defective one I returned.

So again I returned my netbook. Another month plus passed before I received the one with the features I had originally bought.

This is not the only poor experience I have had with Asus' product support. Motherboards are another product that receives a big runaround when they are defective.

Cons: Asus would rather ask too many questions over and over again before they agree to fix anything. And it will happen over and over again after the problem has already been described.

When a computer is "dead" and won't turn on, it's clearly defective. When a mobo won't boot after changing everything in the computer it's defective. But you can't tell Asus that.

It's like they have been trained to do this.

Consequently I haven't bought anything from Asus that I am not willing to throw away if it is defective.

Other Thoughts: M=uch of what I purchased in teh past was from Asus.

I still have the Asus mobo with the latest Nvidia chipset that never worked, even after its return for service. I just gave up and ate the cost.

I haven't bought anything big from Asus since the Netbook issue of several years ago, and won't. The excessive questioning from Asus is a too big of an annoyance for me to want to deal with them, not to mention the months of turnaround time that I have experienced. Or the mobo that NEVER Worked!

YOU can wait over an hour form the phone to be answered by tch support, too.

Asus may have good products when they work, but if they don't work, watch out! Others also have good or even better products than Asus, and they have helped me to find this out.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you’re having an issue with our customer service concerning your ASUS products, then please allow us, the Customer Loyalty Team, to work on your case. You may reach me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140710435 in the subject line. 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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  • Gregory L.
  • 6/26/2014 9:10:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLocks up

Pros: Fast when working.

Cons: Came home from work today. Router had completely locked up and I needed to unplug it to get it restarted. Not eligible for the standard Newegg return process.

What a waste of time/money. Ugh.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

If you require assistance in setting up your router, please feel free to contact me at celeste@asus.com and include case#N140501678 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your RT-AC68R. Your ASUS router is backed by a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty plus we take care of our ASUS customers, like you, by providing continuous technical support and continuous communication at no additional cost. We see to it that your networking issue has been resolved. 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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  • derrick k.
  • 6/26/2014 1:22:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: does everything asus stated in product features.

Cons: hard to configure without technical knowledge in networking and Wifi field.
5ghz wfi range could be better
router UI could be better
only 4 lan ports but not that big of a deal.
could do with more config options- it has a ton of options now but more never hurts.

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  • Thomas H.
  • 6/9/2014 5:46:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy Install & compatible with any modem

Cons: None I can think of

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  • Suhan K.
  • 6/8/2014 6:16:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: the price is lower than any other store.

Cons: There are many concerns.
1. Heating problem
- The surface of AC68R is hot after turning it on.
2. Weak WiFi signal
- This is my big concern. I have Verizon fios wifi router. Its signal is 5 level, but AC68R is 1 or 2 level even if AC68R is next me.
3. Disconnection
- If I connet AC68R, it disconnect again after couple seconds. In addition to, I could not see SSID on my laptops and smartphones.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Have you tried relocating the router? What devices do you have around the house? Do you live very close to your neighbors? Have you tried changing the control channel? If you require further assistance, please contact me at networking_support@asus.com and include case#3763774 in the subject line. 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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  • Brad D.
  • 6/5/2014 10:05:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate, intermittent problem solved.

Pros: Fast, configurable, strong wireless signal, simple set-up, easy to use interface, good documentation, Qos

Cons: None, this is a very good home router/access point

Other Thoughts: Swapped Mediacom RCA brand cable modem for newer Motorola surfboard and problem resolved.

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  • Randy T.
  • 6/4/2014 12:34:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Great hardware, connection is fast and never drops. Streams at 800mbps to my media center bridge upstairs.

Cons: The stock firmware is very limited and featureless. The firmware is based off of DD-WRT but with most features taken out. Looks like they make the firmware this way to make it dummy proof and simple. If you are making a complex network or business this isnt the router for you. I flashed it with a aftermarket firmware called "Merlin's Firmware" Asus has taken some of these features and implemented them into the latest official firmware updates.


So if you buy this router Merlins firmware is the way to go as it brings this router more up to par.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Please provide me the firmware version currently installed on your router. For product support, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727833 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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