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 1-Year Warranty
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    ASUS RT-AC68U specs

    Base Station
    Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
    Data Rate 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
    802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
    802.11n: up to 600Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps
    Frequency Range 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
    Security 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
    Antenna 3 x External antennas
    Ports 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Gigabit BaseT for LAN
    1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Gigabit BaseT for WAN
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.0
    General
    System Requirements 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
    Power Requirements AC Input: 110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    DC Output: 19 V with 1.75 A current
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.7 x 3.3 x 6.3" (22.0 x 8.3 x 16.0 cm)
    Weight 1.4 lb (640.0 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 124.
    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 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 1 out of 5 by from Worked ... until it didn't !!!! Bought this router exactly 15 months ago and it worked like a charm. Setup was a breeze and connected devices were snappy. I was happy ... until a month ago. Had to reboot router quite often as the WiFi on both frequencies would disconnect and the wireless indicator on the router would not be illuminated. When this happened, I would also lose connectivity on wired devices as well. I updated firmware, did a factory reset and reconfigured the router and it worked for a day. The issue returned. I disabled all the unnecessary options but still no luck. Last night the WiFi lights stopped coming on and all wired devices stopped getting ip addresses. Turns out the router wasn't completing the boot cycle. Did another factory reset and reinstalled latest firmware. Was able to log in to the router but the software now tells me that this is not an Asus device and the firmware will not work. I tried a previous version of the firmware that I have saved on my computer .. same issue. So now my router is offically dead only 15 months after purchase which also happens to be just outside of warranty. Time to move on to another brand. Very disappointing for a high-end router.
    Date published: 2016-04-22
    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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