Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Networking > 
Wireless Networking > 
Wireless Routers > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16833320193

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
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the ASUS RT-AC68W

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ASUS RT-AC68W

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • 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.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • 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.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • 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.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • 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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jim W.
  • 2/4/2015 7:42:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFollow up to my prevous feedback

Pros: still fast over wired and wifi...

Cons: I give up. Asus REFUSED to call or provide any support from anyone with any knowledge as to why my port forward works on my old router and not the new one.
And then I was insulted over email and asked, "did you reboot the router and check the firmware?"... that was it. I've been building pc's since setting com port and irq jumpers on 386 motherboards, and you're asking if I rebooted the router??
I plugged my 8-year old router back in and everything works fine now.
I cannot in good conscious ever honestly recommend an asus product because of their complete lack of service.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jim W.,

I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. I understand the frustration cause if my unit doesn't work as well and I call the support and I can't get any help or explanation I get frustrated as well. I want to help you with the issue. If you have already tried everything I can create an RMA fo r your unit so you can it to our repair facility. Please provide me your full name, mailing address, phone number and the unit's serial number and email it to me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150217613 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.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Jim W.
  • 1/28/2015 5:54:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice router, HORRIBLE Asus support

Pros: Fast, bought the Intel 7260 laptop nic at the same time here on Newegg. My old router didn't even have gigabit ports, my wired speed benchmarked 50% higher, my wifi speed from my old N router is now 5-8x faster with the new AC card.

Cons: I have no choice but to return it. I had my port forwarding for my camera system working just fine for several years. I cannot get the new router to forward it, even with firewalls off, and the DVR IP in the DMZ. Verified latest firmware, got everything else working just fine.
I called Asus tech support and was connected to an absolutely horrible call center. Called three times. They're best at making you repeat things you've already told them, and repeatedly saying "Please hold while I look **something** up".
I then tried over and over to reach an on-shore call center, no go.

I've purchased several Asus products, mainly motherboards, over the years. Their customer service made this a real let down.

Other Thoughts: If I could have gotten the help I needed, I'd keep it and this would be a perfect 5-star rating.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jim,

Thank you for posting this review and we appreciate it. I understand that you have issue with the unit and I want to help you with it. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. 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. For furthet technical assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102247 in the subject libe for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...

Protect Your Investment!

    • (more options) read warranty details

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
Computer Hardware > 
Networking > 
Wireless Networking > 
Wireless Routers > 
ASUS > 
Item#: N82E16833320193
Related Products
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, ...
Model Brand Netgear Inc. Model D6200 100NAS Spec ...
Wireless N600 For HD streaming in larger homes ...
Dual band 3x3 wireless supports high speed up ...
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.