ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (2-Pack)

ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (2-Pack)
Key Features
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • 2 x Routers Included
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (Dual-Core)
  • Up to 1900 Mb/s Total Wi-Fi Throughput
Boost the speed, reliability, and range of your home wireless network with the RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router from ASUS. Capable of up to 1900 Mb/s of total Wi-Fi throughput, this dual-band Wi-Fi 5 router supports AiMesh technology, which lets you use multiple AiMesh-enabled routers together to create a single, seamless Wi-Fi network. Two RT-AC68U routers are included in this package.
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ASUS RT-AC68U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3AiProtection Pro
  • 4Parental Controls

Boost the speed, reliability, and range of your home wireless network with the RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router from ASUS. Capable of up to 1900 Mb/s of total Wi-Fi throughput, this dual-band Wi-Fi 5 router supports AiMesh technology, which lets you use multiple AiMesh-enabled routers together to create a single, seamless Wi-Fi network. Two RT-AC68U routers are included in this package.

The RT-AC68U comes equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port and four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, ideal for wired connections to computers, game consoles, TV set-top boxes, or another AiMesh router. USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 Type-A ports let you connect printers, storage devices, and other USB devices to the network. AiProtection Pro service helps to defend your network from online threats, while parental controls let you decide how and when your kids can connect to the internet. Up to three guest networks let you grant Wi-Fi access to visitors without having to compromise your Wi-Fi password.

General Features

AiMesh Technology

The RT-AC68U supports ASUS AiMesh technology to create a whole-home Wi-Fi system with enhanced performance. AiMesh can create a single, house-wide network name so there's no need to constantly switch between networks as you roam around your home. AiMesh keeps an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switches it seamlessly to another source if necessary.

Your Network, Your Choice

AiMesh enables the creation of separate SSIDs for each frequency band, while still providing seamless roaming within the network. This gives you increased flexibility, allowing you to dedicate the 5 GHz band to gaming devices or a smart TV.

Ethernet Backhaul

AiMesh supports Ethernet backhaul, enabling users with on-wall Ethernet jacks in their home to create a wired connection between the routers in their network. This not only provides fast and reliable inter-router communication for even more stable Wi-Fi, but also dedicates the entire 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to wireless devices for smoother connections.

VPN Enabled

Set up a VPN server with MPPE encryption, ideal for secure remote access to your network.

NVIDIA GameStream Ready

Your router is about to have a lot more fun. That's because it can stream all your favorite PC games to the NVIDIA SHIELD portable to play anywhere in the house using NVIDIA GameStream technology. ASUS routers are designed to deliver lag-free, high-performance game streaming from GeForce GTX-powered computers or NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming systems.

TurboQAM Wi-Fi Acceleration

TurboQAM technology allows for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi performance up to 600 Mb/s, and up to 1300 Mb/s on the 5 GHz band.

Dual-Core Processor

The ASUS RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor that helps to minimize performance drops, which helps to deliver smooth HD video streaming, low-latency online gaming and VoIP calls, and uninterrupted file downloads.

Enhanced Signal Range and Stability

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This helps to ensure extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

USB Sharing

Two USB ports make the RT-AC68U ideal for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and quick content streaming. Where other routers have their USB ports sandwiched next to one another, both RT-AC68U USB ports are evenly spaced for easy access to either at all times.

Control and Optimization with ASUSWRT

With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, you can set up, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. ASUSWRT features multi-device detection, flexible settings that make the most of your network performance, and quick scanning of connected USB storage to verify data integrity and drive health. Dual WAN allows for two connections/ISPs on one router, with load balance and failover mode for added stability and redundancy to help ensure uninterrupted internet access.

Quality of Service

QoS optimizes inbound and outbound bandwidth on both wired and wireless connections. Applications and tasks can be prioritized easily using drag-and-drop presets for gaming, media streaming, VoIP, web browsing and file transfers. Major consoles such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and Xbox One are supported.

Dedicated Wi-Fi for Your Visitors

Share your internet connection with your guests without sharing your personal password or network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports up to three separate guest networks, each with its own usage limits and password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected devices.

AiProtection Pro

No Subscription Fee

ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product.

ASUS Router App

The ASUS Router App allows you to set up your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues, and update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.

ASUS AiCloud

ASUS AiCloud keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online Web storage service and lets you access it through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android smartphone or through a personalized URL in a web browser. The Router-to-Router Sync function allows you to synchronize your files with storage devices connected to other compatible ASUS routers.

Online Multitasking

Support for up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC68U has about 20x the networking capacity of conventional routers, allowing for exceptionally smooth performance.

Download and Stream Anywhere

Download Master and an enhanced media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices, such as computers, tablets, game consoles, and smart TVs. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.

Commercial-Grade Security

AiProtection Pro offers commercial-grade security for your home network and comprehensive, easy control of the online experience for each family member and each device, all via the mobile app.

Parental Controls

Internet Activity Dashboard

View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

Protection Against Attacks

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is designed to block all common internet-based attacks.

Block Access to Malicious Websites

AiProtection uses Trend Micro's official database to identify and block known malicious sites, which helps to prevent infection even before you click.

Infection Detection and Blocking

Even if an already infected device is connected to RT-AC68U, AiProtection is designed to prevent any personal data on the device from being compromised.

Kid-Safe Preset

Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

Schedule Block Time

Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

Content Filter

Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your devices.


Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Dual-Band
Number of Antennas3
MU-MIMO Support3 x 3
WLAN ModeWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Antenna Gain4 dBi
Supported ProtocolsIPv4
Antenna PlacementExternal (Integrated)
Ports1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
4 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Console)
1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
USB Sharing SupportYes
Throughput1900 Mb/s Total
2.4 GHz: 600 Mb/s 
5 GHz: 1300 Mb/s 
Guest Network SupportYes
Wireless SecurityWEP 64, WEP 128, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK
VPN SupportIPSec, L2TP, PPTP, Pass-Through
Firewall SupportSPI
Storage Capacity128 MB
Processor Dual-Core
Supported IEEE Standards802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
AC Input Power110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power VDC at 1.75 A
Dimensions8.66 x 3.28 x 6.3" / 220 x 83.3 x 160 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.4 x 12.3 x 10.1"
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is this modem compatible with fios gigabit?

is this modem compatible with fios gigabit?
Asked by: Sergio
if the fios has a ethernet out, yes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-14


Any problems working with Amazon Alexa?
Asked by: Paul B.
Not at all
Answered by: SARAH B.
Date published: 2018-08-25


I have Xfinity service :( and own a gateway (modem/router) that also includes my phone connection. Can I use this router with it?
Asked by: John B. would want to hardwire from the basement router to the Asus access point. Remember, you will need to set up the Asus router as an access point. You would definitely have better service throughout the house.
Answered by: Mark L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


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


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


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


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


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 [email protected]<a href= target= _blank ></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
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