Asus RT-AC68R Wireless AC1900 Review

The Asus RT-AC68R Wireless AC1900 Router is the retail version of the RT-AC68U. It shares the same features and specifications.


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Asus RT-AC68R Wireless AC1900 Features


The RT-AC68R has a long list of features, as you would expect from a top of the range router. Here are just a few of them…

8 Features of the Asus RT-AC68R AC1900


World’s Fastest Wi-Fi
With speeds up to 1.9Gbps, the Asus RT-AC6R is the world’s fastest home wireless market around today (at the time of writing).

The 2.4GHz wireless range is given a boost with TurboQAM. Boost the Wireless N speed from 450Mbps to 600Mbps. This helps the RT-AC68R hit a cumulative theoretical top wireless speeds of 1.9Gbps in total.

CPU – Dual Core Style
With a dual core CPU, the RT-AC68R can handle HD streaming, gaming, high data rate file transfers and more, all at the same time. The CPU helps keep latency low, jitter stable, and file transfers uninterrupted.

USB 3.0
With a USB 3.0 port, file sharing is not compromised. USB 3.0 supports file transfers up to 4Gbps, so you know that the Asus will not be a bottleneck in your network.
There is also a USB 2.0 port included so that you can plug in a second USB drive. It can also be used as for printing to a USB printer.

VPN Server
You can set up a VPN server so that you can access your home network from anywhere in the world. Using MPPE encryption, your connection will be safe and secure from hackers and snoopers.

Both 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Simultaneous dual band is on offer. HD streaming, VoIP and gaming should be kept on the 5GHz band, web browsing, email and general downloading is best kept on the 2.4GHz band.

Quality of Service
Make sure your gaming stays lag-free and your video streaming remains uninterrupted with Asus’s Quality of Service tool. No matter who is on your network and what they are doing, you can make sure that your connections stay solid and uninhibited.

Asus AiRadar
AiRadar is Asus’s beamforming technology. AiRadar intelligently knows where your wireless nodes are so that the RT-AC68R can focus it’s beamwidth in their direction. This increases coverage distance, throughput speeds and stability.

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Extra Features

3x External Antennas
Adjustable antennas enabling precision angling to increase coverage to the areas you need to at home.

5x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Four LAN ports and one WAN port for ultra-fast cable connectivity.

Simplified setup, monitoring and control with AsusWRT.

300,000 Data Sessions
No limitations. With 300K sessions, the Asus can handle anything

Supported, so that you can connect to an ISP that uses this addressing scheme

Multiple SSID
Why not have a guest network? With multiple SSID’s (Wireless networks), you can have guests access the Internet without having access to your internal network.



RT-AC68R Technical Specs

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • IPv4 / IPv6
  • PPTP VPN server
  • 3x External Antennas
  • 2.4GHz / 5GHz
  • USB 3.0
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup


Asus RT-AC68R AC1900 Conclusion


A full conclusion is given in our review of the RT-AC68U.

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