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ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router - RTAC68U

Abt Model: RTAC68U | UPC Code: 886227419005
ASUS - RTAC68U - Networking & Wireless
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$199.00  
Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5GHz For Data Rates Of Up To 1900 Mbps/ Enhanced Signal Range And Stability/ 2 USB Ports/ ASUS AiCloud/ Up To 300,000 Data Sessions/ VPN Server Enabled/ Discrete And Secure Wi-Fi Networks Via Guest Access/ 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports/ Black Finish
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ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router, Model RTAC68U

World's Fastest - For Those Who Run Ahead

The ASUS RT-AC68U is the world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900 Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac at 5 GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to 600 Mbps with compatible devices. Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted. The RT-AC68U also features dual USB ports for file, printers and 3G/4G modems sharing and a USB 3.0 port for up to ten times faster data transfers than USB 2.0. ExclusiveASUS AiCloud transforms your home networking into your personal cloud for easy streaming and sharing to smartphones, PCs, and tablets. Router-to-Router sync also makes it simple to sync files on USB-connected storage with other compatible ASUS routers for hassle-free sharing of large files with family and friends. The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of the RT-AC68U giving robust control to optimize your network for you. 30-second set-up and easy traffic management means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access.

Key Features:

  • The world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of
    1900 Mbps for three times faster performance than 802.11n routers
  • Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases wireless-N data rate to
    600 Mbps for 33% faster performance
  • Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections
  • Dual USB ports with USB 3.0 for ten times faster data transfer than USB 2.0
  • Dual-core processor for fast and responsive performance with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB devices
  • ASUS AiCloud cloud service to access, sync, share, and stream your data wherever you are, even connect to other compatible routers creating a private cloud server with family and friends

Features:

  • World's Fastest AC Wi-Fi with TurboQAM Wi-Fi acceleration
    Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac chipset gives the RT-AC68U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. What's more, RT-AC68U uses TurboQAM™ technology to upgrade 802.11ac Wi-Fi even further to give you unprecedented speeds. At 2.4 GHz, it's 33% faster than standard 802.11ac routers, reaching 600 Mbps, while on the 5 GHz band it blazes to 1300 Mbps - or triple 802.11n rates. That's 1900 Mbps of concurrent wireless power!
  • NVIDIA GameStream Ready
    Your router is about to have a lot more fun. That’s because it can now stream all your favorite PC games to the NVIDIA® SHIELD™ portable to play anywhere in the house using fast, ultra-reliable NVIDIA GameStream™ technology. ASUS routers deliver lag-free, high-performance game streaming from GeForce® GTX™=powered PCs or NVIDIA GRID™ cloud gaming systems.
  • Do more at once with dual-core processors inside
    The ASUS RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted. 
  • Enhanced signal range and stability
    ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability. 
  • Dual-Band connectivity for compatibility and performance
    Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 600 Mbps and 1300 Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC68U has a total speed of up to 1900 Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.
  • Ultimate USB speed and versatility
    Highest Speed USB 3.0 features data transfers up ten times faster than USB 2.0. Two USB ports make the RT-AC68U perfect 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.
  • Robust control and optimization with ASUSWRT
    With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole-new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface, and provides 1-click updates. Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-AC68U has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your Web usage in a clear graphical interface.
  • Easy 3-step setup
    Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds* and in only 3 easy steps1. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a Web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the internet in no time. 
  • ASUS AiCloud - Your world on demand
    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 service2 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. Even better, connect your AiCloud with another compatible router and expand your cloud even further. Now all your data can go where you do. 
  • Powerful online multitasking with 300,000 data sessions
    Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC68U has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
  • Download and stream anywhere
    Download Master and 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 PC, pad, PS3, Xbox, and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely. 
  • VPN server enabled
    Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data — no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential. 
  • Discrete and secure Wi-Fi networks via guest access
    The RT-AC68U supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4 GHz band and three over the 5 GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.

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+1300Mbps
  • Data Rate
    • 802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
    • 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
    • 802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
    • 802.11n: up to 600Mbps
    • 802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps
  • Antenna: External antenna x 3
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Encryption: 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, 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, DLNA, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Triger, Universal Repeater, System Event Log
  • VPN Support
    • IPSec Pass-Through
    • PPTP Pass-Through
    • L2TP Pass-Through
    • PPTP server
  • WAN Connection Type
    • Internet connection type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
    • WAN Bridge support
    • Multicast Proxy support
    • Multicast Rate Setting support
  • Utilities
    • Download master
      • support BT, NZB, HTTP, ED2K
      • support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
      • upload and download bandwidth control
      • download scheduling
    • Media server
      • Image: JPEG
      • Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
      • Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
    • QoS
      • WMM
      • User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port. Upload and Download bandwidth management.
      • ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with Highest priority
    • Guest Network
      • 2.4GHz guest network x 3, 5GHz guest network x 3
    • Printer Server: multifunctional printer support(Windows nly), LPR protocol support
    • File server: Samba and FTP server with account management
    • PPTP VPN server
    • Network map
    • Traffic monitor
  • Ports
    • 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN, 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN
    • USB 2.0 x 1
    • USB 3.0 x 1
  • Button: WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button,Wireless on/off Button
  • LED Indicator
    • PWR x 1
    • AIR 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® 8.1 86x64
    • Windows® 8 86x64
    • Windows® 7 86x64
    • Windows® Vista 86x64
    • Windows® 2000 86x64
    • Windows® ME
    • Windows® XP 86x64
    • Windows® Server 2003
    • Windows® Server 2008
    • Mac OS X 
    • 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
    • Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    • Linux
  • Router Special Features: 3G/4G data sharing AiCloud Printer server Download Master AiDisK Multiple SSIDs Parental Control

In The Box:

  • 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)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.3"
  • Width: 8.66"
  • Depth: 3.26"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.4 lbs
  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Fast (12)
  • Highly compatible (8)
  • Secure (7)
  • Small (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (12)
    • Small office (9)
    • Secure networks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (10), Low bandwidth user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10), Mac (3)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Worth the investment

    By Jeff

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Reliable connection

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

      I had a older Linksys N router, and had dead spots all over my house. I would be 20 feet from the router and not have signal. If I was in a different room from the actual router, my connection speed dropped off significantly.
      With the Asus, I get connection all over my house, including the basement and the outside deck. No more dead spots. Download speeds are as fast as if we were hardwired.

      I am very happy with the performance of this router.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Much improved over my old router

      By Bill

      from Mundelein, IL

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Does Need To Be Rebooted
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast

      Cons

      • Only The 24 Reaches Far

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Small Office

      Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

      Easy to set up but only the slower speed band works throught out the house. Still it is much better than a different brand that I bought just 6 months ago.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great Router - Fast, Reliable, Easy!

      By mecdatlanta

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible
      • Secure

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Secure Networks
        • Small Office

        Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

        Very fast and easy set-up with VPN service I use. ASUS makes some of the best routers on the market. This is one of them for its category.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Mike

        from Long Grove, IL

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible
        • Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Small Office

          Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

          This router has a great range and is super fast.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          EASY TO GET GOING

          By Craig C

          from Norfolk VA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

          Was easy to setup. Compatible with other vendor USB WiFi adapters. Good range and penetration through walls and floors

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          New router

          By ladydancer

          from Southport, NC

          About Me Low bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Secure

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

            This router is used for home use for computer and video streaming. I replaced and old, slow, undependable router with the ASUS. Speed and dependability are greatly improved with ASUS router.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was speedier than expected. Product arrived in new and perfect condition.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Increased range!

            By Average Joe

            from Michigan

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

              Apparently routers have a life span. iPad wouldn't work at the other end of the house, so we replaced the router. That solve our problem.
              Did however have difficulty connecting our Canon 5220 wireless printer. Finally gave up and hardwired it, but now it will only work with our desktop. Nothing is ever easy.

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              5.0

              great reception throughout the house

              By Dan

              from Manchester

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Secure
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Small Office

                Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

                easy set up and it is fast compared to our old router

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Significant improvement from old router

                By PaleGringo

                from Fresno, CA

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Better Port Placement
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Looks Professional
                • Secure
                • Small

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Small Office

                  Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

                  We bought this router to replace our older D-Link DGL-4350 which is several years old. We found a particular issue with Samsung Galaxy S4 phones that would only communicate with wireless on a D-Link router if it were encrypted in TKIP and we didn't like the loss in security from AES encryption. I did some research between this model and the previous one from a year before and found that Asus improved the port placement for this router when standing in a vertical position so that the ports would be located at the base of the unit, instead of wrapping over the top. That alone is a solid improvement, and with no tuning or additional advanced configuration immediately got around another 10Mbps (up to 28Mbps now) from our home broadband connection because of the faster processing of encrypted data.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Easy Basic Setup, Lots of Flexibility

                  By exfordguy

                  from Cave Creek, AZ

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Secure

                  Cons

                  • Slow

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Small Office

                  Comments about ASUS Black Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router:

                  The unit works quite well, with all the flexibility you would need for your particular needs. It was easy to configure the QoS to support my Vonage service.

                  The wired throughput is fabulous, but I have noticed a marked reduction in WiFi throughput since replacing my Linksys E4200. Not yet sure of the cause. It doesn't affect usability or pose a significant problem thus far, but it's worth noting.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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