Asus RT AC68U Router Specifications
In The Box
1 Router, Power Adapter, RJ45 Cable, Quick Reference Guide, Support CD
Power x 1, Wi-Fi x 2, LAN x 4, WAN x 1, USB x 2
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Number Of Lan Ports
Number Of Wan Ports
Number Of Usb Ports
Number Of Antennae
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Other Security Features
Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
By Santosh Puranikon
Wow. This is one super-fast router. Using the AC band with my Nexus 5 shows just how fast AC speeds are. I am able to play Hi-profile HD movies several feet away from the router without the slightest lag.
I earlier owned the RT-N56U, and this one beats it all hands down. It has a dual core processor, and the results really show. I have a 2TB HDD connected to it on the USB3 port and have been using this as my media server. At any given time their are at least 5 clients connected to it, and it handles every one of them like a champ.
- 802.11AC is here to stay. If you want the latest and the greatest (at least what's available in India) look no further.
- Dual band. You can setup networks simultaneously on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
- Guest network facility.
- USB 3.0. It actually works, I get sustained speeds of ~40MBps for read and write.
- Dual core processor means the router excels at all the extra non-router features like DLNA, SAMBA, FTP servers.
- Intuitive admin interface.
- Stealth mode, can switch OFF those pesky LEDs.
- Excellent range. I get good signal in every corner of my house.
- Can get a little hot at times.
- No wall mount option. Is on the bulkier side, takes up desk space.
By Suresh Kumar Pallapothuon
Still under observation untill now no issues with the product working great
Regretting. I shouldn't have bought this
By Rakesh Bhatton
I switched from a 3-4 year old Netgear router to this. I bought it after reading some great reviews and recommendations from friends. It's an expensive buy so I wanted to be careful. I was buying this for the next 3-4 years, so it *had* to be worth the Rs 18725 investment.
It isn't. DO NOT BUY THIS. I tried returning it, but Flipkart isn't willing to take it back.
The biggest problem is the reliability of the networks that this router sets up. Speeds keep dropping while I'm browsing, and this is across my Macbook Air and my Xiaomi Mi2 android handset. Chrome, for the most bit, is stuck on "Connecting...". On the phone, most apps don't get much speed. My phone displays connectivity as per kbps, and it's gone to 0.2-20kbps with this router, from ~200 kbps with my old netgear one. I'm on an MTNL 2mbps connection.
Every few minutes, and I'm forced to switch from the 2.4 GHz network to 5GHz, else switch off wireless and connect again. Once that also fails, I'm forced to switch back to 2.4 GHz, which means that the connection has be refreshed every few minutes.
The router has an in-built firewall, and this problem persists even if I disable the firewall. Since my phone doesn't connect to 5GHz, I'm forced to use mobile data instead of WiFi. Most devices I own do not work on 5 GHz, so you should be careful before you buy.
I was running two regular and 2 guest networks, one each on 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
and not all my devices can work on the 5GHz frequency. I removed the guest networks, hoping that might free up some frequencies, but that hasn't helped. Most websites still time out.
The only thing that has improved is the reach, but that is useless if the router does not work properly. Therefore: DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER.
I'm switching back to my old router, and am going to check with Asus about what they can do.
Another thing you should be aware of: the router software can be a little tricky, and the USB based NAS setup can be confusing to set up. Asus' guides, whether online or the printed booklet, do not cover all the aspects of setting this up. Some settings, especially for DLNA and NAS, were not even mentioned online, and it was difficult for me to figure things out.
I'm very disappointed because I thought this router would be an upgrade, and was hopeful of a superior wireless experience. The exact opposite has happened, and now I'm left with a piece of expensive junk.
Ps: This review was written by Nikhil Pahwa. Was purchased by Rakesh Bhatt on my behalf.
An absolute Gem if you can afford it
By Harshan Rajanon
1. Good build quality
2. Very stable stock firmware
3. Dual WAN (yeah two ISP's doing load balancing)
4. Built-in torrent (download to USB disk) manager.
5. Time scheduling and Trend Micro content filter for LAN clients. Yeah NO porn for the kids and control their net usage hours.
2. No Software based Shutdown option.
3. Gets warm easily
4. No Syslog function.
By Rajesh Von
Its is the best router in the market, check c|net reviews. It has a very good through-put and range and has even got an USB 3.0 port (+ another 2.0 one) which is a rarity in routers so you 3.0 storage devices could work as NAS devices at their full potential. This will definately be my next route...