Asus RT-AC68U dual-band wireless-AC1900 gigabit router

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Asus RT-AC68U- Introduction

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

The RT-AC68U features quick installation and wired/wireless connectivity. The 3 adjustable antennas enable more specific direction to your devices, resulting in a strong connection.

Features likeASUSWRT, AiCloud, and AiRadar provide tools to easily setup, install and optimize the router. And with the dual-band connectivity you can have 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz concurrent bands at up to 600 and 1300 Mbps, respectively.

Asus RT-AC68U- Setup

Asus has extended been one of the front-runners in intuitive router setups and with the DSL-AC68U that remains the case. Nothing to changed in the process since the RT-AC68U was released back in December 2013, but little bit required too. You simply connect the router to both power and a phone line and boot it up. No wi-fi password is set by default and when you connect with the router it automatically opens a browser and start the setup wizard.

Asus RT-AC68U- Performance

AC68U is based on the similar chipset as the RT-AC68U does it deliver the same performance? Surprisingly no. In many results, they’re of course within an edge of error, but there were some significant changes. Where positive these are likely down to firmware updates since we evaluate the RT-AC68U and where negative may well be due to interference from the modem though this is speculation.

Pros

  • Topped our speed and range tests in 802.11ac mode.
  • Advanced features suited for small business.
  • Clean, polished user management interface.

Cons

  • Not much benefit over previous models for networks with only 802.11n wireless clients.
  • No automatic notification of new firmware.
  • Non-removable stand.

Asus RT-AC68U- Conclusion

With relatively few DSL routers around nowadays, it is refreshing to see Asus push the boat out with AC68U. It does not win the raw speed race, but it play with the best while integrating a future proof VDSL2 modem and connect that with an automatic setup and distinctive, well-built design. As such it’s the best all-in-one router we’ve seen to date.

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