Asus RT-AC68U Review

Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router, AiMesh for mesh wifi system, AiProtection network security powered by Trend Micro, Adaptive QoS and Parental Control.

The ASUS RT-AC68U includes a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. RT-AC68U helps combined dual-band information rates as high as 1900Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac in 5 GHz provides Gigabit wireless data rates, whilst Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-costs 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to 600 Mbps with suitable devices.

The RT-AC68U also features double USB ports for file, printers and 3G/4G modems sharing and a USB 3.0 slot for ten times quicker information transfers than USB 2.0. ExclusiveASUS AiCloud transforms your house networking into your individual cloud for simple streaming and discussing to smartphones, PCs, and tablets.

Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
  • Product Segment
    AC1900 ultimate AC performance: 600+1300 Mbps
  • Coverage
    Large homes
  • Data Rate
    802.11n: up to 450 Mbps
    802.11n TurboQAM: up to 600 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1300 Mbps
  • Antenna
    External 4 dBi antenna x 3
  • Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 3 x 3
    5 GHz-1 3 x 3
  • Memory
    128 MB Flash
    256 MB RAM
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • Firewall & Access Control
    Firewall:SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
  • Management
    UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Universal Repeater, System Event Log
  • WAN Connection Type
    Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
    Multicast Proxy support
    Multicast Rate Setting support
  • Ports
    RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Features
    Airtime Fairness
    Adaptive QoS
    AiProtection
    Parental Control
    Guest Network: 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    VPN server: IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    Mac OS Backup
    Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
    – Image: Jpeg
    – Audio: mp3, WMA, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, Ogg
    – Video: asf, Avi, Divx, Mpeg, mpg, ts, VOB, WMV, Mkv, mov
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    3G/4G data sharing
    Printer Server
    – Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    – LPR protocol support
    Download Master
    – Support bt, nzb, Http, ed2k
    – Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
    – Upload and download bandwidth control
    – Download scheduling
    AiDisk file server
    – Samba and FTP server with account management
    Dual WAN
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist
  • Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button
  • LED Indicator
    Power x 1
    Wi-Fi x 2
    LAN x 4
    WAN x 1
    USB x 2
  • Power Supply
    AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
  • OS Support
    Windows® 10
    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7
    Windows® Vista
    Windows® 2000
    Windows® ME
    Windows® XP
    Windows® Server 2003
    Windows® Server 2008
    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
    Mac OS X
    Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    Linux
  • Dimensions
    220 x 83.3 x 160 ~ mm (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)
  • Weight
  • Package Content
    1 x RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
    1 x RJ-45 cable
    1 x Power adapter
    1 x QSG
    1 x Support CD(user manual and ultility)
  • Operation mode
    Wireless router mode
    Range extender mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode

Pros

Topped our rate and range checks within 802.11ac mode.
Advanced features fitted to small businesses.
Clear, polished user administration interface.

Cons

Very little benefit more than previous models for networks with just 802.11n wireless customers.
Zero automatic notification of new firmware.
Non-removable stand.

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