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Asus Certified RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

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  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 600+1300 Mbps Wireless Data Rates

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Constantly going offline and not maintaining connection to Master Router for MESH coverage. 3/21/2020 5:08:30 AM

Pros: I have to admit that the configuration to MESH this router with my existing AC86U was simple and flawless. The updates to BIOS FIRMWARE is also easily performed from the mobile app or from the host MESH router. This made it easy to maintain and keep up-to-date.

Cons: Having setup the MESH and configured everything it went badly almost immediately. Any device on the network that was unfortunate enough to become connected to the CHILD router would lose WiFi access sporadically and would need to be disconnected and reconnected to WiFi to remedy. Subsequently, after numerous attempts all devices on the network regardless of which WiFi host they were connected to (parent host or child) would lose WiFi. Devices simply reported as connected but no internet connection available. Every few days I was forced to restart the routers in the sequence of parent then child router and would be good for a while. Then it would either stop working or hobble along depending on which device was connected and to which router host it was connected. As an experiment I removed the AC68U from the network (turned it off) and my network performance and connectivity significantly improved.

Overall Review: Overall I recommend you stay away from this device and look at newer technology or a non-refurbished unit to start with as this factory refurbished unit is really nothing more than a door-stop or brick at this point and an utter waste of money.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear STEVEN H,

It's regrettable to hear you've encountered issues with your router. Please provide us more details concerning your network's topology for a better understanding of your situation. When testing your connection were you using the same device? Please send any feedback via ASUSWRT(ASUS router Web UI), ASUS Router App, or send an email to cl-adrian@asus.com. Your case for reference is N200366560.

Thank you for choosing ASUS!

Best Regards,
Adrian
ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Aus RT-ac68 still the best bang for buck 12/7/2019 1:02:27 PM

Pros: Works like a champ with Merlin WRT Johns Fork

Cons: Non

Overall Review: Works like a champ

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Working great in my Mesh network setup 12/7/2019 10:45:09 AM

Pros: Supports ASUS's Mesh network. Working good for a few weeks now.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Save some money and buy refreshed units.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Asus Certified RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 2/23/2019 11:48:09 AM

Pros: Lots of security features

Cons: I bought this router to replace a D-Link DIR-625. The RT-AC68U unit has shown no improvements in range or coverage. A WiFi analyzer shows the same signal strength. Perhaps the RF circuit is not up to specs? It was "refurbished."

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Have to be nice router 6/4/2018 3:48:56 PM

Pros: Useful features like link aggregation ,traffic monitoring , and clients usage

Cons: Die after 18 months.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your review with us, and I do apologize for the bad experience you had encountered with the router. Can you elaborate more on the issue you had encountered? Are you able to see a flashing power light on the router? If yes, I would recommend using this FAQ: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1030642/ to troubleshoot the router. Please feel free to reach out to us at customerloyalty@asus.com or speak to an ASUS live support agent for further assistance. Please use a link to this review as reference for I do look forward to your response. Have an extraordinary day.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best Regards,
Andre
ASUS Customer Loyalty US Support
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Packaged differently than others 4/17/2018 3:38:17 PM

Pros: Great Price for this router, < $85
Runs ASUS-Merlin
Migration scripts from SNBForums worked flawlessly

Cons: Took 1.5 weeks to arrive and was packaged in a rather large box with the power brick and antennas rattling around loose. The router itself was shrink wrapped to an piece of card board wedge in the center. The exterior was marred in places. No ethernet cable or anything else in the box.

Overall Review: I've purchased about a dozen refurb ASUS routers over the years (N16, N66, AC66, AC68, ...) for friends/family and replacements for those lost in lightning event here at home. All have performed as new. This is the first that did not arrive in "generic retail packaging". That is, they were all boxed just as though purchased in a store EXCEPT the boxes were generic white/brown with no printing, only a sticker or two to identify the product. They all also came with all cables and documentation like a retail product and were quickly delivered.

This took 1.5 weeks to arrive and was packaged in a rather large box with the power brick and antennas rattling around loose. The router itself was shrink wrapped to an piece of card board wedge in the center. The exterior was marred in places. No ethernet cable or anything else in the box.

Hopefully that will be the only difference between this and new. I passed on a new version for about $15 more only because of the past experiences. I may reconsider the refurb moving forward if this is the new normal.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time out to share your review with us and I would be more than happy to assist you. I sincerely apologize about the condition in which the router was delivered, however I would recommend reaching out to us for further assistance at customerloyalty@asus.com or speak to an ASUS live support agent 24/7 at http://bit.ly/AsusLiveChat. Please use a link to this review as reference, for I do look forward to your response. Have an extraordinary day.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best Regards,
Andre
ASUS Customer Loyalty US Support
Anonymous
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
DOA 3/30/2018 3:31:49 PM

Pros: I like the (potential) feature set

Cons: Arrived, plugged in and WAN side would not connect. Debugged with ASUS tech support and conclusion item was defective (it was a refurb - not terribly confidence inspiring)

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time out to share your review with us and I would be more than happy to assist you. In regards, to your experience with the WAN connection, I sincerely apologize for the issue and recommend that you reach out to us at customerloyalty@asus.com or speak to an ASUS live support agent 24/7 at http://bit.ly/AsusLiveChat for additional assistance. Please use a link to this review as reference, for I do look forward to your response. Have an extraordinary day.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best Regards,
Andre
ASUS Customer Loyalty US Support
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Took a Gamble It payed off! 4/27/2017 1:26:32 PM

Pros: -Came to me clean, no scratches no dust looked brand new.

-through my ISP i receive 250Mbps my router is downstairs in my basement my devices get 120Mbps the mid range my Xbox one recives 100mbps and at the tallest height in my house my PC gets a solid 80Mbps and when i'm connected to it directly i get a solid 240mbps.

Cons: -non yet

Overall Review: my upload was great my my download was horrible... i do think my Comcast stock modem is the cause of this.

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