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ASUS RT-AC68W Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

  • 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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  • Donald M.
  • 6/14/2015 3:06:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy fault. Great router.

Pros: Works great.
Many many features.
Great signal range.
Fast throughput.

Cons: Power button too easy to press? Only a fault because I had accidentally turned the unit off.

Other Thoughts: I just gave this unit a 1 egg because it was not working after a month. It turned out to be my fault. While I hate to publicly admit my own fault, it is only fair to ASUS that I do so. This is a great product.

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  • Donald M.
  • 6/13/2015 5:10:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied nearly exactly to one month after purchase date.

Pros: I love all of the features on this unit. I love the fact that it is 802.11ac. Dual channel. Strong signal.

Cons: It died in one month. I paid full price and the price is not cheap.

Other Thoughts: My co-workers teased me because they could get the cheaper TP-Link brand and get great performance. I scoffed at them. Now I have to eat crow. I'll RMA it and I hope to have better luck with the next one.

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  • Daniel N.
  • 5/21/2015 10:48:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Updated to DD-WRT firmware
- Dual band running in parallel using 2 different SSIDs

Cons: White. I preferred black but got white on sale. Black wasn't on sale.

Other Thoughts: Seems to be working with DD-WRT. I have another client-bridge router (DD-WRT) connecting to this router. Everything seems to be working so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2015 10:36:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbetter than expected

Pros: very very friendly user interface. excellent first time setup process (actually makes you change the default admin password before you can connect to the network fully). easy to use, bandwidth monitoring, web history,

Cons: it's white...

Other Thoughts: several of my colleagues bought this router and have all been very happy with it. i have heard of one report of heat affecting wireless (his ac in the house went out). this is my first router i've purchased for myself and was very impressed with quality and features. i don't ask for much from a router but it has cleaned up my network speeds greatly over the default FIOS router. wireless seems to be in the good range ( i have a lot of walls in the way so better router placement might be needed to hit the living room more effectively). i would HIGHLY recommend this router to anyone who wants to replace their internet providers unit.

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  • Benjamin Y.
  • 5/4/2015 12:54:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far it is a good router

Pros: 1. Good price with the promotion code.
2. Well built and feature rich software.
3. Strong range on 2.4Ghz but average on 5 Ghz.

Cons: 1. Average on 5 Ghz.

Other Thoughts: I am a Cisco network engineer and work with network equipment all the time. I like this router. Not only it looks great but it also working good so far. I updated the latest firmware right after I received the router from Newegg. So far it did not drop any connectivity, either 2.4G or 5G. I will leave it run for couple months before I would install open source software. I will give update on this review.

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  • Eric W.
  • 4/26/2015 9:44:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Router

Pros: Longer Range than my previous router
Nice software which has a nice look and easy to navigate
Recognizable brand ASUS

Cons: Cost
Newer Bandwidths/Standards that will replace this

Other Thoughts: Though newer bandwidths are not necessary and also new standards such as AC 2***, it matters if you can have the technology compatiable with it as well. If all devices have just wireless N, there's no benefits in using AC except for the exceptional ranger which is a few feet more. This router has served it's purpose and I definitely like the fact I have some wireless coverage at my room than my previous router which was capable of wireless N. I have been able to get less problems such as dropped connection or I was able to troubleshoot it easier with the software of this router.

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  • Brian J.
  • 4/15/2015 6:47:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBurnt out after 3 months

Pros: Was able to handle streaming and multiple devices with almost zero lag

Cons: Burnt out after 3 months; purchased in January and now I have to go through ASUS to try to figure out why it no longer powers up.

Other Thoughts: Tried to do a reset do to a serious amount of lag one day; after I powered it down, it would no longer turn back on. I've tried EVERYTHING. This is way too expensive to only have lasted 3 months. Very disappointed. ASUS has been my go-to company for many years now. Seems like their QA is starting to slip.

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  • Kristin F.
  • 3/6/2015 10:52:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent Router

Pros: Decent WiFi speeds even with stock firmware on it. Range seems to be good in an older 60's home.

Cons: Parental Controls - Decent but are lacking.

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  • Nick E.
  • 3/1/2015 9:46:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAsus RT-AC68W

Pros: This router worked beautifully out of the box, Pretty simple setup for those that aren't familiar with it, and every setting youd need for the advanced user.

Cons: After three months the wifi died on the router, Nothing would connect to it.
Asus's customer service is indeed garbage. Sent a contact email, They waited the MAXIMUM amount of time they said to return an email, And their response was "factory reset it" and instructions on how to do so. And reset the passwords etc. Normally this would be fine except I stated in my email to them I had already done that. So I doubt they even read it.

Decided to give their online chat a try , Waited 45 minutes for someone to tell me that I was in the wrong chat department, so I waited another 5 minutes to have another rep from the business department tell me I was transferred to the wrong one AGAIN. However he helped me get the wifi working again at least to a crippled state. However its very crippled and half the devices in my house cant stay connected to it now so Im probably going to RMA it.

Other Thoughts: Personally I love this thing, just a dud. Which happens. Just wish asus's customer service wasnt so terrible besides the one rep I talked to.

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  • Brian B.
  • 2/11/2015 1:06:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Impressed ASUS

Pros: Easy setup and nice GUI, USB 3.0, and firmware upgrades. Very Fast WAN Port speeds, everything you should need. VPN Server feature is nice to have available.

Cons: Wireless drops constantly

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from the ASUS RT-N66U to this model to increase the wireless range at my house. Everything was fine for a month or 2, Then I started having WIFI issues randomly. Laptops, Tablets and Smart Phones are constantly disconnecting and reconnecting daily!!! This is unacceptable, No firmware upgrades available.

Any thoughts or ideas? I have tried disabling the 5 GHz with the same results. Cable modem was set to bridge mode, DHCP set on the router.

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