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Asus AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router with MU-Mimo, Aimesh for Mesh WIFI System, Aiprotection Network Security Powered by Trend Micro, Adaptive Qos and Parental Control (RT-AC68U),Black
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- Dual band with the latest 802; 11 AC 3x3 technology for combined speeds of up to 1900 Mbps
- 1 GigaHertz dual core CPU enables smart multitasking by dedicating separate lanes for Wi Fi and USB data; Network standard: IEEE 802; 11a, IEEE 802; 11B, IEEE 802; 11G, IEEE 802; 11N, IEEE 802; 11AC, IPv4, IPv6
- Effortless router setup with the ASUSWRT web based interface; Dual band connectivity for compatibility and performance
- Monitor and manage your network with ease from your mobile device using the intuitive ASUS router app
- A protection powered by Trend Micro provides multi stage protection from vulnerability detection to protecting sensitive data; Please refer the installation manual and the user manual before use which is highly essential; Dc output: 19 Volt with maximum 1; 75 a current; Guest network: 2; 4 GigaHertz x 3, 5 GigaHertz x 3
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The WiFi Router designed for every family
You need a powerful router to keep up with the current WiFi demands. The ASUS RT-AC68U router packs speed, range, and security most families while providing the best value for your dollar, and delivering the perfect mix of performance and features for every home.
Up to 3,000 Sq. Ft. of WiFi Coverage
The RT-AC68U delivers exceptional WiFi coverage throughout your home and connects to every device—from the living room to the backyard.
Stable WiFi Performance
The RT-AC68U can handle the demands of multiple devices running concurrently at home, premium hardware backed with advanced technology, and bandwidth prioritization (QoS).
High-Speed WiFi Just for You
RT-AC68U WiFi ensures a smooth gaming and 4K streaming experience. Dual-band WiFi supports more devices with fewer disruptions.
Works with Alexa
Manage your WiFi settings with Alexa voice control.
Easy Setup and Management
With the ASUS Router APP, you can set up your router within minutes, manage your WiFi connectivity at home, or check-in remotely through the cloud.
Secure WiFi for Your Family
Protect your family and devices with advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption, parental controls, and guest access.
Works with ASUS AiMesh
Create a dead zone free WiFi mesh network with other ASUS Routers
The Router that Knows Gamers Most
ASUS gaming routers provide the ultimate gaming experience for anyone looking for both gaming performance and bandwidth optimization
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First impressions... wow nice build quality. Very impressive. Real removable antenna just like a real AP pro class. It just felt good and looked great. All the machining and connections looked above grade from any other manufacturers in the consumer space I have seen. A real "PRO-SUMER" product.
My background is I.T. and I am in this space so to impress me was not an easy feat. Our use case for this router is:
NO cable... all streaming house... using Two Roku, 6 laptops, one of them dedicated for streaming Xfinity TV-GO stations, a Wii game console, Grace Digital Mondo Internet Radio player, HP laserjet on wifi, oven on wifi, garage doors on wifi, heated tile floor thermostat on wifi (for the weather), and 6 smart phones (2 iphones, 4 android). Plus a "lab" in my office using wifi devices (Wifi scanners, etc) for job related activities. We often could be streaming roku channels (ESPN, FoxGo, etc) at the same time as Fox news on another tv, with Roku netflix upstairs as well, plus any of the household (or all) could be streaming online youtube, amazon video prime or facetime with friends.
So you can see its a heavy usage situation. My router right now has 21 devices connected at one time from the list mentioned above. Back to the review...
On powering up and connecting to this Asus the setup was so easy it was amazing with the wizard. I was online in seconds.
The interface was amazing... Wow. The feature set was so in depth and so well done that this was like router Eden. Graphics, Data, Stats galore. Instant salivation for anyone with an appreciation and knowledge on 802.11. They should have code named this router the ASUS PAVLOV.
All that is great but if it doesnt work, or drops its just a piece of pretty junk. Guess what. Its got it where it counts too.
Signal strength around the house is stronger than ever. Speeds on all clients are crazy fast. Stability on 2.4 *AND* 5ghz is what it should be. I mean wow. where has this router been all my life?? The router has a cpu graph for the dual core cpus in the interface and its barely breathing handling the traffic- even with all the bells and whistles turned on collecting traffic, stats and web history from clients! Oh and did I mention this is all with QoS turned off!! Why limit bandwidth if you dont need to? QoS seems to be used best for small pipes or compensating for poor routers that cant handle a load, in my expeience. My network is rock solid. I will update this if something changes, of course, but from my experience you just know when you know, you know? And for this router... I know!
In closing, watching the real-time bandwidth utilization graphic in the interface I can see the ebb a flow of downstream data (as well as upstream). Mine was pulsating in bursts from 6 to 28Mbps as the demands of multiple HD streaming clients was requested. Dual core CPU never clicked over single digits combined. I have Xfinity Blast! and speed tests were 75-80 down and 10-12 Up over 5g wifi -- just for reference. plenty of headroom.,Netflix Roku App's Network test reported that my Downstream capability to their servers was 17.35 Mbps. Nice.
So to sum up. I think this is the best router ever on many levels, Build quality, stability, feature set, and pairs very nicely with a Arris SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem, which to me is a proven solid product that I have used easily for over a decade (back when it was made under Motorola). I even used a 6121 4 channel version prior to this 6141 8 channel down / 4 up coming out about 10 years ago (I think).
Asus RT68=Awesome Stable Router
EDIT UPDATE on 7/30/2018:
This has been a solid router for me since I wrote this review. I am up to 27-33 clients around the house generally between adding technology finding its way in the house (now 5 rokus!) and supporting transient devices for my job, or friends/family. Still remains to be great. I do update the firmware when it comes up and have not had problems with any version.
Also, I mentioned I used QoS off... I have since changed gears on that. I now have QoS on and set to MEDIA/VIDEO as the priority due to all the video we stream here... It has been rock solid and definitely performs better with QoS set ON. Video plays at Highest resolutions and glitch free all around the house.
Newest feature of this router in the firmware is AIMESH. This feature intrigued me because the far reaches of our bonus room has poor signal.... the roku in there doesnt seem to like the weak signal... I bought another one of these routers and added it as a MESH NODE. This allows seamless roaming around the house and load balancing of clients between the two routers. The only problem I had was the firmware's didnt match so it wouldnt mesh. I downloaded the latest and updated both to the latest firmware and then had no problems meshing the second router as a node. Very easy. I placed it at the end of the house downstairs, and now have good signal in the bonus room. I continue to love this router!! AiMESH rocks!
Still kicking strong. AIMESGH is great!! There have been several firmware updates and the router keeps getting better. I have not had any real issues with any of the firmware updates so I am grateful for that and kudos to ASUS for apparently knowing what they are doing and testing things sufficiently! I will say I have had to reboot this router less than 5 times since I have owned it due to some kind of internet issue. I dont know if it was caused by comcast, or just a glitch... but I did reboot it and the issue resolved on each of those occasions. Thats pretty darn stable. I might give it "five nines" of uptime considering I just never touch it except for those few times.
Since my original review, Comcast/Xfinity has upped the bandwidth so I am getting about 175 meg down now...same 10/12 meg upload... Everything runs great... and stable.
I have half a dozen clients on one side of the house on the mesh node 1 and the other half on the other "host" router... its nice. I have also been adding more devices since my last update ... RING doorbell, a SONOS Connect, two Google Home Minis, and four Amazon Echo DOT are added to the network (these are cool devices and love how you can use as intercoms by the way) .... also, I have four Ring floodlight cameras sitting in boxes I got for Christmas which I will be installing when the weather is nice which should be pushing me towards about 50 clients in the house (not all on at a time, mind you) but could be I suppose! Great router.
"As previously shown in Figure 2-2, the noise from USB 3.0 data spectrum can be high
(in the 2.4-2.5 GHz range). This noise can radiate from the USB 3.0 connector on a
PC platform, the USB 3.0 connector on the peripheral device or the USB 3.0 cable. If
the antenna of a wireless device operating in this band is placed close to any of the
above USB 3.0 radiation channels, it can pick up the broadband noise. The broadband
noise emitted from a USB 3.0 device can affect the SNR and limit the sensitivity of any
wireless receiver whose antenna is physically located close to the USB 3.0 device. This
may result in a drop in throughput on the wireless link."
I experienced this when I built a new computer and placed the router on top of the tower on my desk and plugged my Patriot USB 3.0 thumb drive in the USB 3.0 port on top of the tower which is about 8 inches from the router antenna. My desktop is Ethernet, so was not affected. Laptop1 was using 5.0 GHz band and was not affected. Laptop2 was using 2.4 GHz band and could not connect wirelessly. Took an hour to figure this out (only variable that changed was distance of thumb drive to antenna). My old computer's USB 3.0 port was at the bottom back of the tower and farther away. So basically, USB 3.0 acts as a router wi-fi jammer if located too close and it's easy to mistake this common issue as a router intermittent wi-fi drop issue.
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We've had three of these. Great interface and features. Easy to set up.
The first one died after a year. We used to turn it off every night because it gets rather warm. We then left it on 24/7 and downloaded the latest firmware. That's when it started playing up, dropping the internet, and overheating.
Amazon replaced this one for us - three year warranty.
The second one worked great for two weeks on the latest firmware and then started dropping the internet connection.
Amazon replaced it for us.
The third one worked great for about an hour on the latest firmware then started overheating and dropping the internet and serving out of range ip addresses.
This was sent back for a refund.
My partner works in IT and suspects there is a problem with the latest firmware updates.
We swapped out with a BT hub6 we had lying around and it worked just fine.
Just for info we were using a MT992 modem on the BT Ultrafast system.
We subsequently tries a Netgear R7000p which failed after 24 hours.
Currently we have the ASUS 86U and although we don't use the advanced features it is running faultlessly as I write, cool to touch and on the latest firmware.
Great service from Amazon.
Does it extend the distance of your wifi? Yes but not by as much as you would hope it would.
Does it improve the signal? Yes but again don't expect miracles
Does it improve internet speeds? Yes but again don't expect miracles
Does it fix a lot of the issues Virgin Media users experience, like ports being locked and certain devices not being able to connect etc? Oh yes! Ring! doorbell now works a treat!
I was using the Virgin Hub for the last four years mainly due to laziness, I couldn't be bothered to change it and it worked for what I need it for.
I found however that certain rooms in my house struggled to get internet and certain devices struggled to connect or stay connected.
My laziness was suddenly called into question however when I purchased a Ring! doorbell! Whilst this worked on my hub, it was patchy at best and a lot of the features just wouldn't work! I did some investigation and found a lot of other people were complaining about the Hub for the same reason!
I decided to bite the bullet and get a new router, and I plumped for this due to it's sleak design (it's in my front room cabinet so has to at least look good!) and due to it's excellent features (the ability to create a NAS drive by connecting an external hard drive to it was especially good seeing as my NAS box just died!).
Setup was far easier then I expected! I remember back when setting these up was a massive pain! took so much configuration just to get them to work, but not this! plugged in connected it to the modem, configured the wifi and boom I was away!
Signal improved all over the house and it now covers every room! signal strength at worst is one off top all over the house and I haven't had a single drop out and the doorbell now works perfectly. All in all a very happy customer!
I firstly set it up as a secondary router. I got this set up OK and everything was fine until I tried to apply the parental controls, however I then discovered that the router wasn't 'seeing' the PS4s, even when the boys were in full gaming mode with their internet friends. Since it couldn't see them, I couldn't apply parental controls to them. I did notice though, that the primary router could see the devices so thought about making the ASUS the primary router.
I therefore bit the bullet, reset the router and set up and configured it as the primary router (this required purchasing a separate VDSL modem). I spent much of a day going around the house configuring all the devices (TV boxes, PCs, phones, tablets ...) and again all seemed well. Then the boys started playing with their mates, and they immediately started complaining that their sessions were being dropped, or were lagging badly. I was prepared to start looking at detailed settings to improve their service, but then discovered that the router still had no trace of their devices so was still unable to configure parental controls to limit their usage. I therefore spent several more hours taking the router out and putting the BT router back, which of course meant reconfiguring all the devices I'd spent the day configuring for the ASUS router. I was so unimpressed with the day's work, or rather the fact that I hadn't achieved anything, I decided to return it.
The reason I've given it three stars is that the return process was so painless. I'd never returned anything to Amazon before so was expecting it to be a cumbersome experience, however it was far simpler than expected (wrap it up well and take it to a local drop off point with no charge), and as far as I can make out Amazon had refunded my money very soon after I'd taken the parcel to my local drop off point. So 1 star for the router but 5 stars for the ease of use of Amazon's returns system.
As a allow up I have now taken the new router out as it so adversely effected connections the old one provided as to be useless. It wouldn’t connect by Wi-Fi even though my wife’s laptop is further away and with more walls in the way and get a very good connection to the old 68. I got it working with a old Solwise homeplug setup, but its speed was poor. There was no way of making connection with the better 68 as the mesh system locked anything onto the strongest signet even if that was a very slow network speed. Asus support were as useless as there AiMesh system so I took it out. Her laptop has good speed, the media just about mange’s with the Homeplug set up. That her laptop gets good speed shows how good a wireless router the RT-AC68U is and how useless the Asus AiMesh is.