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ASUS RT-AC68U

ASUS RT-AC68U

MPN: RT-AC68U
4.3 from 138 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

Reliable connection
Can connect to many devices simultaneously
Excellent range

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (20)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (20)
  • Number of Connected Devices 9.5 devices
  • Ease of Setup
    4.2 (19)
  • Reliability
    4.5 (19)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    4.5 (19)
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Alen B.
Alen B.Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Great Hardware Support

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Great piece of hardware, firmware updates are so regular for a several year old hardware i feel like its still current and its still kicking hard.

Would recommend it to any one looking for a NBN device alternative to their provider.

Purchased in at eBay.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Baalsgate
BaalsgateGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 9 reviews
  • 9 likes

ASUS fails to update buggy Firmware

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Marshall
MarshallCentral Queensland, QLD
  • 23 reviews
  • 6 likes

Good product, while it's fairly new...

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I bought one of these in Jan 2015. Was a fantastic product at the time, lightning quick and features like USB streaming worked beautifully. Around 2017-2018 though, the 5GHz band gradually started tapering off, to the point where today it's only any good on 2.4GHz... so it got mothballed a year or 2 ago in favour of an Asus Blue Cave. I have tried it again occasionally, making sure the firmware is the latest available, but there's no improvement.

I don't know if newer revisions fix the issue I had, but on the other hand I got a few good years out of it, so can't really complain that much. Still a good unit, just don't expect it to last forever.

Purchased in at Umart Online QLD for $215.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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xz101
xz101Sydney, NSW
  • 23 reviews
  • 21 likes

Junk item

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Don't waste your money on this. Downtime is very frequent on this router, old non updated software, and you can't even ping your own router. I don't know why this is the #1 recommended router at all

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mollydooka
mollydookaPerth, WA
  • 13 reviews
  • 12 likes
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Exceptional wifi range

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Ordered this router last week and it arrived at my door 2 days after ordering! Pretty easy to set up, although a few moments of perplexity, as the set-up instructions on the Asus website differed to the set-up instructions for this unit on my internet provider's website??!
The interface is a little confusing for a novice, had to engage my son-in-law to guide me through it, he had no problems and we had it up and running in short order.
Wifi now excellent through our 2-storey brick house, good signal, lose one bar in the furthest rooms from the router, but doesn't affect wifi and so far no dropouts.

Purchased in at Amazon for $185.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Customer Service is hopeless

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Beaware if you ever need customer service have an issue Asus support is hopeless.
Ive had a router rebooting multi times a day and no meaningful support from Asus for over 2 weeks.
You get the email we have escalated and someone will contact you in 48 hours.
Seriously on google search "Asus support terrible" and then decide if you will buy these products.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Great product

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So far it's very good,covers the entire house and still has a good signal. Perfect for my new NBN plan. The 2.4G network dropped out a few times but was back within seconds and is very easy to manage using the app. This is also a great modem if you own an oculus quest/ quest 2 and want to play wireless PCVR.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Brad
BradSydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews

Excellent performance, mediocre interface

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The ASUS RT-AC68U performs amazingly. Even with lots of other competing networks showing up I'm able to get good performance with the unit centrally located in the house. Wifi never seems to drop off and testing the speeds on file transfers I get excellent results (60MB/s (close to 500Mbps)) on the 5Ghz range.

My only criticism is the confusing interface which could be alot easier to use. I've used alot of routers over the last ten years from Netgear, Dlink, Netcomm and TP-LINK and this interface was just ordinary. For me it wasn't a problem as I know what I'm doing but I imagine less experienced users would struggle with it.

Purchased at Mwave Australia.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Reasons
ReasonsAdelaide
  • 16 reviews
  • 21 likes
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The ASUS RT-AC68U is a Great NBN HFC Router!

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Purchased in at Bing Lee Online store for $225.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Jawad A.
Jawad A.Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 14 reviews
  • 1 like
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Not easy to setup but excellent NBN router

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Purchased in for $215.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Markzz
MarkzzSydney, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent Performance and Reliable hardware

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Purchased in at EYO Technologies for $220.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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IIW
IIW
  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes
  • Verified

great product! will buy again!

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Product is probably the best bang for your buck. Connectivity is great, easy to setup and no dropouts from my end. surprisingly the distance for wifi is awesome! much better than my old router. if you want to buy a good quality router. buy this one!

Purchased in at Bing Lee for $150.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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tvsharsha
tvsharshaVictoria
  • 16 reviews
  • 4 likes

Amazing product.

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I’ve had it for three years and haven’t looked back since. One of the best products that I have purchased. Great value for money love the parental controls and the range is awesome. Keep it up Asus.

Purchased in at eBay for $200.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Set and forget, fast reliable WiFi

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Set & forget. Good feature set. Host of different firmware options which provide more configuration and system options for advanced users. Strong WiFi network speeds and can be easily setup in a few steps for basic users or can more extensively configured for advanced users.

Purchased in for $220.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Edwin
Edwin
  • 13 reviews
  • 4 likes
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I recommend this product

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Bought long ago but did not exploit its capability, till these days I installed wired internet. It is able to transfer signal through several concrete walls, no blind spot. I am happy with it. I would recommend to buy it. But remember it is a router only, and you also need to a modem.
Three antennas, usb2.0,3.0 for dongle input internet, mesh network, strong capability. Safety/security features with the anti- fishing settings, much secure network.

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Purchased for $140.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Questions & Answers

pal549
pal549asked

hi, i have just got on nbn fibre to the home and would like to buy a good router to my home and extend the wifi to my shed but as i read the reviews some say its just a router and i would need to buy a modem as well but others say it works well with the nbn just by plugging it in. is the nbn box in the garage a modem or do i need to buy this router and a modem .thanks paul

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Marshall
Marshall

If it's NBN FTTH or fixed wireless, the box on your wall should suffice for the modem side. Your ISP or NBN will be able specify which port on the wall box you need to plug this router into, as there will be several.

Neil Pierce
Neil Pierceasked

Why does productreview describe this as a modem/router when it is only a router? Many people will waste money buying this when they are after a modem.

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Joshua R.
Joshua R.

Because it is a modem router.

Neil Pierce
Neil Pierce
Bucketofbowash
Bucketofbowashasked

First of all I have to admit I am not a nerd when it comes to Wifi ect. I have purchased Asus RT_Ac68U because I have intermittent WiFI connection to my iMac. I have two computers the PC is attached to my present Modem/router an iinet TG-789 which is old. My iMac is in another part of the house.I am told I just need a modem to connect the Asus router. Problem is no one can tell me what modem I need or how to connect the Asus router. Help? Asus Service centre no help whatsoever.

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Details

Features:

  • The ASUS RT-AC68U is a dual band router with speeds up to 1900Mbps, a speed 3 times faster than 802.11n routers.
  • It can connect to over 30 devices, letting you and your family, friends, or staff access high speed internet simultaneously.
  • The router has an advertised range of up to 167m², allowing you access from different points around your property or office.
  • Parental controls on this router let you manage what types of content your kids can access, so you can stress less about monitoring their Internet usage.
  • You can access, sync, and share files across devices connected to the modem - take the work out of sharing, whether it’s sentimental photos or important documents.
  • It has 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports for quick, stable wired connection, so you don’t have to rely on sometimes shaky Wi-Fi connection if you have something important to do.
  • It’s mesh compatible, allowing you to maintain a strong connection from far away.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers said that the router had reliable connectivity, and the Wi-Fi never seemed to drop off, even when many devices were connected to it simultaneously.
  • They also appreciated the excellent connectivity range, with some noting that the signal also reached through multiple, thick walls and up levels.
  • Many reviewers found that the router had a user-friendly interface.
  • The router was simple to set up, according to many reviewers.
CategoryRouters
Price (RRP) $229.00
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesBeamforming, Built-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
Maximum Wireless Speed1,300 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports5
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Dimensions 160 x 220 x 83.3 mm
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN13: 4712900967661, 4716659418993 and 4718017788359
  • GTIN12: 886227418992 and 886227419005
  • MPN: RT-AC68U

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