ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater

ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater

ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater

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Product Highlights

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Standards
  • Dual-Band 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Frequencies
  • Up to 1900 Mbps Data Throughput
  • 5 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 4 x Internal Antennas
  • 6 x Network Status LED Indicators
  • WPA/WPA2 Encryption
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ASUS RP-AC68U overview

  • 1Description

Quickly and easily extend the reach of your existing wireless network with the RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater from ASUS. With support for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, this dual-band repeater allows users to connected to the less congested, faster 5 GHz frequency for tasks such as transferring large files, streaming HD content, and more. This network repeater also supports the 802.11ac networking protocol, offering data transfer rates of up to 1900 Mbps.

Setup and configuration is simple thanks to the built-in smart LED signal indicator. This indicator helps to provide a visual as to the strength of the current Wi-Fi signal allowing for optimal positioning of the ASUS RP-AC68U. Once configured, users can begin accessing files from the cloud using ASUS AiCloud. Simply plug in a USB storage drive into the repeater's USB 3.0 port, and users throughout the network can access important files from anywhere on the network. Along with the single USB 3.0 port, Ethernet-enabled devices can be directly connected to the network via any of the five built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Faster Wi-Fi that Goes Further
The RP-AC68U wireless repeater has powerful internal MIMO antennas that help to eliminate signal dead zones and improve the coverage of any existing wireless router. It works as a repeater, which means it can extend wireless networking to every corner of the home – even to those difficult, hard-to-reach spots. With fast 802.11ac speeds up to 1900 Mbps, it's ideal for extending your existing 802.11ac Wi-Fi network. This ensures reliable high-speed internet coverage everywhere for devices such as notebooks, tablets, smartphones, game consoles, and smart TVs.
Fast Wireless Speeds
Powered by 802.11ac technology, the RP-AC68U delivers ultra-fast wireless-AC speeds up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band – that's a combined total of 1900 Mbps. This high-performance wireless lets you enjoy smooth online gaming, snappier web surfing, and other bandwidth-hungry tasks without a wired connection.
One-Press Setup
The RP-AC68U wireless repeater installation doesn't require a CD or even a mouse and keyboard. Simply press the WPS buttons on RP-AC68U and your router, and setup is complete. For advanced settings, you can connect RP-AC68U to a PC via an Ethernet cable and access the web-based configuration menu directly, with no disc or app needed. You can even set it up wirelessly from a tablet or smartphone.
Signal Strength Indicator
For best results, RP-AC68U needs to be within range of a stable router signal and should be placed between the router and the location where you need better wireless coverage. The RP-AC68U works best when it is receiving a strong wireless signal from the router – you can check this by using the signal strength indicator on the back panel.
ASUS iCloud
Connect USB storage to the USB 3.0 port and turn RP-AC68U into a personal cloud server with ASUS AiCloud, allowing you to access and stream content anywhere. AiCloud is a free app for iOS and Android devices, and works with RP-AC68U to give you the ultimate mobile flexibility.
Media Bridge Mode
In Media Bridge mode, the RP-AC68U adds Wi-Fi to any Ethernet-enabled device, including smart TVs, multimedia players, game consoles, and PCs. Back-panel status LEDs give you an at-a-glance signal-strength indication for both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands.
Access Point Mode
The RP-AC68U can add a fast and stable 5 GHz network to a single band 2.4 GHz router, upgrading it to 1300 Mbps speeds for smooth online gaming, UHD 4K video streaming, and speedier downloading. For an existing 5 GHz network, the RP-AC68U adds an extra 5 GHz network so you can connect even more devices for even greater wireless multitasking.
ASUS ExpressWay Boosts Performance
ASUS ExpressWay uses the dual-band capability of the RP-AC68U to create an efficient connection with improved performance and reliability. In normal mode, the RP-AC68U uses the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously for connecting to devices, giving the widest compatibility with devices and routers. As long as at least one device – or your router – supports 5 GHz operation, ExpressWay can dedicate one band for connecting to the router and the other band for connecting to the device. This gives you a performance boost for data-intensive tasks, such as HD video streaming or online gaming, and also reduces the chance of losing the connection due to interference.
Roaming Assist for Stable Connections
With Roaming Assist technology, you never have to switch connections manually between RP-AC68U and your ASUS router as you move around your home. Once you enable this function, your device will connect automatically to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, whether it's from the router or the repeater. This ensures that you always get the most reliable connection wherever you are in the house.
In the Box
ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
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    ASUS RP-AC68U specs

    Network Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Data Rates 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, 54 Mbps
    802.11n: up to 600 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1300 Mbps
    Antennas 4 x Internal antennas
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
    Encryption WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
    Ports 5 x Ethernet Gigabit LAN ports
    Buttons WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
    LED Indicators 6 x Wireless LEDs
    Power Supply AC Input: 110~240 V (50~60 Hz)
    DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
    OS Support Windows 10
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Mac OS X 10.9
    Mac OS X 10.10
    Mac OS X 10.11
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Modes Range extender mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
    Dimensions 7.0 x 4.2 x 4.2" / 178 x 106 x 106 mm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 7.4 x 5.4"

    ASUS RP-AC68U reviews

    RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent unit I am using this unit as a repeater.I ran a wire from my Linksys MIMO router downstairs to the bedroom upstairs where no acceptable signal was being received. I am now able to get excellent Wifi signal on the second floor and also able to have hard wire connections to my DVR, TV, Apple TV and a desktop. The instructions were a bit confusing. I had to disconnect my Linksys router from the internet in order to setup the repeater, then disconnect the repeater, reconnect the Linksys router and run a cable from the linksys to the router. I had to do it 3 or 4 times to get the settings right. It is all working perfectly now.
    Date published: 2017-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up, boosts signal nicely There have been a number of reviews that indicate the setup is problematic. I did not encounter that issue. The setup actually was a breeze, but requires some knowledge of logging into a IP address and navigating a web-based screen. I have found issues with trying to turn off the red light (apparently you can toggle the red light that highlights the side of the unit by pressing the ASUS logo, but I have not found this to be the case). The handoff feature of the unit I think is one of the strongest selling points. Nice as well that you can name the network identical to the existing network. Overall very pleased with the device!
    Date published: 2016-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Early days for RP-AC68U I bought this new ASUS Repeater to replace two aging Linksys WRT-710 media bridges that constantly drop their connection to my ASUS RT-AC68U wireless router. I'm using this repeater in my home theater room that is not wired for ethernet. There are 8 devices ranging from my Sharp Aquos TV,Onkyo AVP, PS3, Roku 4, Dish 722K DVR to my HTPC that require an internet connection. The RP-AC68U provides 5 wired connection plus wireless. The unit was quite large and when lit up by the red led's is very distracting when watching TV. There was only a skimpy quick set up guide and the manual I downloaded from the ASUS website was the same. I tried setting it up with WPS, but that only gave me access to the 2.4 Ghz band. I then tried setting up manually with the online GUI and quickly found that I could only use either the 2.4 or 5GHz bands separately but not together. Also, there was an option to use it in bridge mode, but this could only serve wireless clients. I finally settled on the express 5 GHz mode which allows me to get the most out of my 300 MBs Internet connection. So far it hasn't dropped the connection and all the devices connected have a fast, reliable connection. This unit is in desperate need of a firmware update that will allow users to fully enable all the features this repeater is capable of. As a final note I contacted ASUS to find out if there was any way to dim or turn off the lights on the unit. They responded that there was not, but when I touched the ASUS logo at the base of the unit when moving it voila the lights went out.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Easy WiFi Extender RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater took all of about 5 minutes to set up - possibly less. Our router is in the home office and our WiFi signal needs to go through multiple walls. With our previous repeater my wife could only get 2 bars if lucky. With this new repeater she has a solid 4. Same on the patio. My daughter lives in the back apartment and the signal she received was always weak and dropped out quite frequently. Not a problem since. In terms of ease of set up and broadcast power - 5 stars hardly seems enough. it also looks pretty cool.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 Wi-Fi Repeater - EXCELLENT Picked this ASUS unit since I have converted from Cisco/Linksys products. I have a ASUS router - my first ASUS purchase - and it has performed flawlessly and decided to pay the big money for their repeater (a calculated risk), but well worth it in the end. I needed to increase and stabilize a FIOS signal in a NYC apartment complete with concrete walls, tight corners, steel everywhere, etc. Set up was less than 2 minutes and the signal is now uniform with zero dead spots to play video on my smart phone - NO MORE data charges!!!
    Date published: 2016-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy set uo I was tired of my previous bridge dropping the WiFi connection and needing to be rebooted. This was set up in seconds and has been good so far touch wood and it acted as a WiFi extender too. Question to Asus was responded to very quickly - thanks
    Date published: 2016-04-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hopelessly incompatible as an Access Point (AP) I use the ASUS RP-AC68U as a router and two RP-AC68Us as APs on different floors. When i roam from one floor to the next, my various Apple Ipad and iPhones and Samsung devices will hook on to the stronger signal of the RP-AC68U and my devices will not be able to connect to the internet. A 2-3 minute wait or a reboot of the AP will then ensure that my various devices connect correcly. So imagine walking from the bedroom to a living room, and I have to wait 2-3 minutes for my end device to connect and be able to get Internet connectivity. This is absolutely frustrating. No issues with the same configuration with the Apple AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule, Linksys RE7000 and the ASUS EA-AC87 configured as Access Points. Roaming is essentially seamless. I can see the signal on my phone connecting to various APs around the house. But not so with this ASIS RP-AC68U. Please be careful if you intend to purchase this.
    Date published: 2017-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I am using this in repeater mode (there are other options including media bridge & access point) in conjunction with an ASUS RT-AC66U router. It is relatively easy to setup and now provides a great interface with my HiFi equipment (through the 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports) as well as extending my WiFi network. More than happy with this product and no hesitation in recommending it to others with similar requirements.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
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