ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • AiMesh Wi-Fi System Support
  • 802.11ac Protocol
  • Up to 1900 Mbps
  • Dual-Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz Frequencies
  • Five 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Ports
  • Three Adjustable Antennas
  • File, Printer & 3G/4G Modem Sharing
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Ports
  • ASUS AiCloud, AiRadar, & ASUSWRT
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ASUS RT-AC68U Overview

  • 1Description

The RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 AC Gigabit Router from ASUS provides wireless speeds up to a combined 1900 Mbps. High-definition media enthusiasts and gamers alike will find the fifth-generation 802.11ac router to be a suitable solution for high definition video streaming and online gameplay. It also features 4 BaseT Ethernet ports for LAN connections and one port for a WAN connection.

The RT-AC68U features quick installation and wired/wireless connectivity. The three adjustable antennas enable more specific direction to your devices, resulting in a strong connection. Additionally, with two USB ports you can share files from attached perpherals like external hard drives, connect printers, or 3G/4G modems.

Features like AiCloud, AiRadar, and ASUSWRT provide tools to easily setup, install and optimize the router. And with dual-band connectivity you can have 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz concurrent bands at up to 600 and 1300 Mbps, respectively. This allows for smooth multitasking capabilities.

AiMesh Technology
The RT-AC68U supports ASUS' own AiMesh technology to create a whole-home Wi-Fi system with enhanced performance. In testing, enhanced network speeds were achieved over long distances, even after the signal from an off-the-shelf multi-hub system was out of range. This means that with AiMesh, your network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden.
5th Generation Speed
The RT-AC68U features high-speed data transfer rates of 802.11ac which is three times faster than 802.11n. It can also increase the wireless-N data rate to 600 Mbps
ASUS AiCloud Built-In
Share your files quickly and easily via USB flash drive or external disk with an integrated file server that works as a network and sharing center
Stronger Connections with ASUS AiRadar
AiRadar uses high-powered amplification and beam packaging to provide optimized signals in any direction. This gives you better coverage and improved data throughput
Control Your Network
Setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area with the ASUSWRT. The dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via the single graphical interface, providing 1-click updates
Share on Your Network
Sharing and networking are simple with two built-in USB ports for connecting to FTPs, SAMBA, UPnP AV servers, and DNLA devices. Download HTTP, FTP, and P2P files to a router-connected USB storage device all day even without a PC. The two ports also allow for networked printer and file server connections
Secure Access with Guest Connections
This router supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band and three over the 5GHz band. You can even setup usage time limits, limited access, and parental settings for those on the guest networks
VPN Enabled
Set up a VPN server easily to access your data and websiteno matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains secure and confidential at all times
UPC: 886227419005
In the Box
ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Software CD
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    ASUS RT-AC68U Specs

    Wireless
    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Number of Antennas 3
    WLAN Mode Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Supported Protocols IPv4
    IPv6
    Antenna Placement External
    Interface
    Ports 1 x Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    4 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
    1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
    Performance
    Throughput 2.4 GHz: 600 Mb/s
    5 GHz: 1300 Mb/s
    Security
    Wireless Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 19 VDC at 1.75 A
    General
    Dimensions 8.7 x 3.3 x 6.3" / 22 x 8.3 x 16 cm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 640 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 9.2 x 3.7"

    ASUS RT-AC68U Reviews

    RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 155.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from If at first it doesn't succeed do you try again? I updated the firmware and installation was a snap. It worked well with wired connections from the start. It never worked correctly with wireless devices. I worked with Asus tech support and we reset the router. We had to connect/disconnect wireless devices to the router 3 or 4 times before the device would show on the routers connected device list. Asus Support told me this was normal. Not normal for me. The devices would function for about 10 minutes before dropping from the network. A new DELL windows 10 laptop never could connect Wi-Fi. Asus Support recommends returning the router to determine if it is simply defective and try again. Asus Tech Support was ineffective.
    Date published: 2015-11-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trouble in River City This device is a plug and play. I updated the firmware and installation was a snap. For the first day it worked well with strong connections on multiple devices throughout the whole house. The signal strength is unmatched. The second day, the router failed. I worked with Asus tech support and we reset the router. It would function for about 4-8 hours before failing each day. It was on, but I could not access the wireless or WIRED connections. I am returning it to determine if it is simply defective as to the conclusion of Asus Support. Asus Tech Support is ineffective and has difficulty communicating.
    Date published: 2014-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router Replaced a 4th generation Airport Extreme with the ASUS RT-AC68U. Configuration was very easy. Updated the firmware version with ease. Turned on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. I keep public off until we need it. The public access can be configured with a limited life. 1 hour for example. Reduced the number of IP Starting-Ending Addresses. All of our wireless/handheld devices have a manually assigned IP based on MAC. Signal strength is excellent 80 feet away from router. This is outside of house. The ASUS appears to be marginally stronger than the 4th gen AE in this regard. The ASUS router has more function than I need right now.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big improvement. Works as advertised. Purchased to replace an older LinkSys router on my home mesh network (two routers). I have large ranch and cable comes in one corner, MBR in other corner (~75' away). Unit was easy to configure and was up and running in a few minutes. All devices were able to stay connected except smartphones on low batteries. I added my newer old router (Belkin 465) back as a mesh access point and we're all set. No dropouts in two weeks. I used to have to reset every two days. Speed is superior. ASUS has some nice apps that go with the router. They work well but some features required forgoing some privacy settings so I'm not going to use them.
    Date published: 2018-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid 802.11ac Was looking to replace my old 802.11g. Did not care for the high price nor the funky mothership designs of the current top-of-the-line 802.11ac routers from Asus or Netgear. This little fella on the other hand can sit on your computer desk without looking like a rejected prop design from the Aliens movies, is mature, stable, and solid. Signal is strong and speeds seem good, even with encryption enabled. Stock firmware is a little weak (not too many options, e.g. hardware firewall and port forwarding), but I've reflashed to Asuswrt Merlin and it is way improved. Also wish it came with 8 LAN ports instead of just 4, but alas poor Yorick.
    Date published: 2016-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Streaming heaven purchased this with asus usb-ac56 adapters. I upgraded firmware for both router and adapters prior to setting up network. I purchased this router for a wireless streaming requirement in a temporary house for several devices, streaming 20Mbps each, and it handles it all with ease. ac56 utility reports 867Mbps speed band ac. it is stable enough to enjoy streamed br movies, but there are other times when the connection backs all the way down to g. these sketchy times are few are far between, but I am sure it is not the router or adapters. I consider this router and adapters dependable and worth the price.
    Date published: 2014-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally the BEST ROUTER I've ever owned. Honestly, this was one of the easiest setups of any piece of equipment I've ever owned. I had it up and running in literally 15 minutes. That even included a firmware update. The web interface is awesome. It's been on now for three weeks, and has not gone down once. This thing is fantastic. I could not recommend it more. And B&H has the best price! (as usual) One last thing...it actually looks very nice. The LED lights aren't too bright, and the cool pattern on the outside is nice to look at. This router is absolutely fantastic. I give it an A+.
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast router, easy to use This is a router I use for my home office. The clients connected to it are both wired and wireless. With a 200 Mbps connection, I am actually seeing the same overall speeds on both Wifi (5GHz class AC) and gigabit ethernet wire. To benefit from it, you will need to have modern devices, but your future computers/phones should be able to benefit from the speed. It was very easy to setup, both as an initial use (all DHCP), and for advanced settings (aka part fixed IP based on MAC, NAT, etc) One feature that can be easily missed but I found a nice addition, is the possibility to switch off all the LEDs. This is something very useful to not get distracted at night by network activity!
    Date published: 2015-04-12
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    ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router vs. Linksys EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router. Which is the better router?
    Asked by: Edward
    Of these 2 options the Linksys would be a more powerful router. it includes TriBand technology which give you two 5GHz Wi-Fi bands to deliver the fastest possible speeds for all connected devices. the Asus is a very good router with Very solid performance.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Will this work with the Standard Verizon Fios Modem or do I need to buy their Quantum Modem from them first? And if this will work with it, do I take an Ethernet (Cat 6),Cable and connect it from one of the the Fios Modem's LAN ports to the WAN Port of this Router or am I looking at things backasswards?
    Asked by: George L.
    Please send an e-mail to askbh@<a href= http://bhphoto.com target= _blank >bhphoto.com</a> with the model of the modem / router that you are connecting to. Chances are it is a router, not just a modem, and this can complicate things.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Are the antennas detachable? If yes, what is the connector type? I can't make it out on the picture.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Antennas are Removable.The antennas use an RP-SMA Connector
    Answered by: John W.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Does ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router can be configured to work in media bridge or bridge mode?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it does. Make sure to get the latest firmware, it's a great router.
    Answered by: Brett D.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    Can the Asus RT-AC68U handle 30+ devices at once?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Most wireless access points and wireless routers can theoretically have 255 devices connected at a time. That represents a lot of computers, smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other devices and probably far exceeds the needs of the typical home. The speed of your internet as well as layout of your home will effect the speed on multiple devices as well.
    Answered by: John B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    The internet connection I have is a cable modem. Good speed.I hve two teenagers on laptops gaming / streaming at any given time. There is an XBox 360 and an Xbox One the kids rooms that are active on the net as well.I have an adult female Facebooking and streaming often.I also have been known to do these things too.And as many as 4 to 6 cell phones connected to the Wi-Fi at any given time.I have an Windows XP machine with RAID array that I use as a file server. I wanted to replace that with a HD attached to the router. My Cisco EA3500 is also proving to be really pathetic. I miss my old WRT54GS.Given the situation I laid out above, is the RT-AC68U a good fit for me?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    That's an important question! It has a powerful processor and a decent amount of RAM. Those features add up to a loose or unofficial tech designation called, Internal Bandwidth. The Internal Bandwidth of this unit is very good for the environment you've described.
    Answered by: Stanley L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    my rt-ac68u system is asking me for a host name but I don't what to put in there. can you help me?
    Asked by: Robert S.
    It should not be asking you for a host name.....since non is required. It may occasionally prompt you for a login name to make changes in your router. In the WAN section of your router's menu there is a place to enter a host name, and is only required if your ISP requires it. Mine is empty.Now....on the other hand......I have a unique set-up. On occasion if my Wimax2+ modem fails (my ISP) then occasionally when I try to connect to a webpage it will prompt me for a host name or user name. That is just a indicator that you have somehow lost connectivity to your WAN or that your DNS has stopped working for whatever reason.Unless it is happening all the time.....or if you cannot connect to the internet at all...I would not worry about it too much. But if it is happening often.....might be a good ideal to both update the firmware (and in some cases revert to an older version) and reset the router to factory fresh settings.
    Answered by: SHERIDAN T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    question

    The list of compatible operating systems for Asus 68U does not include Windows 10? Has it been upgraded to enable you to take advantage of 10's network management functions?
    Asked by: Richard
    I use Windows 10 and this router without a problem. They are compatible.
    Answered by: Vic D.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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