Can connect to many devices simultaneously
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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 January 2021.
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Excellent performance, mediocre interface
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.
The ASUS RT-AC68U is a Great NBN HFC Router!
I replaced a Necomm NF18ACV that was having intermittent 2.4GHz wireless issue with this ASUS RT-AC68U and there is no comparison.
The ASUS RT-AC68U router is streets ahead of my old Netcomm in many aspects.
A modem is not required for an NBN HFC connection - just a router that will configure correctly to work with the NBN network. The ASUS RT-AC68U router does this elegantly.
The ASUS router's web set-up software is very straight forward to configure it for your ISP and the NBN HFC connection and mine connected first time.
LAN, WAN and Wi-Fi settings are easily applied and reasonably well explained - Google will tell you the rest if unsure.
Purchased in June 2020 at Bing Lee Online store for $225.00.
Not easy to setup but excellent NBN router
After my TP link Archer V1600 router supplied by TPG dead yesterday before completing 1 year during my office work hours, did desperate search and found this router excellent reviews, price and features are very competitive compare to other top brands available at office works or JB, for this Asus router its only available through selected online retailers, some of them have retail outlets in Melbourne like Center com in sunshine,so happy to get this from store after a long Que, but very disappointed that couldn't connect it to my TPG NBN box ...after extensive efforts 9took me almost 4 hours) I found that you need to tweak the router configuration to get it up and connect to NBN, first you need to select connection type PPOE in WAN and than in LAN need to put 2 in VlanID field, please google TPG community forum to get this info in detail, what a shame that TPG help desk doesn't know about this or not willing to tell you as this is a third party router not supplied by TPG, their main business is from selling tp link routers anyway i will keep this as my backup router until i will get my new tp link router from TPG next week. Router itself is very fast and signal strength is excellent, no issue with hardware, be aware you can't connect your telephone line with this Router like Tp link, no phone port. only one WAN and 4 GB LAN ports.
Purchased in June 2020 for $215.00.
Excellent Performance and Reliable hardware
I have bought quite a few Asus WIFI products over the years. None have been extremely cheap but they have all performed well and been reliable.
The ASUS RT-AC68U follows suit here.
I have even used a few of these ASUS RT-AC68U in commercial applications and again they have performed well and have proven to be reliable.
The ASUS RT-AC68U costs about $220.00, sure you can buy for instance the TP-Link equivalent for about $70.00 less but the TP-Link will likely prove to be less reliable. (IMHO)
The ASUS RT-AC68U is still a domestic device. It does...
Purchased in January 2018 at EYO Technologies for $220.00.
great product! will buy again!
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 November 2019 at Bing Lee for $150.00.
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 September 2017 at eBay for $200.00.
Set and forget, fast reliable WiFi
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 August 2016 for $220.00.
I recommend this product
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.
Purchased for $140.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Its good range router its not bad for the price i love it easy to setup plus love the child protection blocks from using xxx sites i use to use netgear which was terrible at it.
Money well spent.
I recently had the NBN put on at my house. They had decided that it was going to be a ‘Fixed Wireless’ connection (no cabling). My ISP was offering a preconfigured modem/router for a reasonable cost but it was getting good reviews for its ability to cast WiFi inside of a house. So I decided to use my original (old) ADSL modem/router, which worked fine, however it had daily drop outs that required restarting.
After a lot of research and price comparisons I decided on the Asus RT - AC68U router. Best choice I made. Unbelievably easy installation. So many cool features. The Asus Router app works really good. Highly recommended. No downside at all. Best money spent.
Purchased in January 2020 at Computer Alliance for $210.00.
Rock solid. Good price. Small footprint. Nice interface.
The DHCP client table shows device type, name, device interface and other useful information. I can hear a slight high frequency when the unit is on at night. The coverage is fine for my three bedroom house. Plenty of ports. USB works well. I use wifi broadband and I've never had any issues. I'm content with this product.
Purchased in March 2018 at MSY Technology.
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My tplink archer d was broken thanks bro the kids. I was advised how good these were but the WiFi Ain't as good and I find that I'm having to reboot the Asus slot more than the old d9. Has some good features thoe.
I brought this Asus router after reading online recommendations and haven't regretted it. It's the best router I have owned. It's very reliable, easy to set up and manage and has many great features. The signal strength is strong and easily connects to my devices.
Brilliant router, can use with NBN.
If there was one router I had to recommend, it would be this one. It is very reliable, easily the best router I've ever had. It's been active at home for > 4 years and the technology is far from obsolete. Signal quality is great throughout the home. You can also plug in a USB pocket WiFi to use as a backup, which is extremely handy. Configuration is simple and there are plenty of options to customise if you wish. Also had NBN recently installed - this router can handle it without any fuss. Highly recommended.
Great value router
Router is rock solid with advanced features and great wifi strength. Ability to set static addresses easily in the front end and rename devices is very useful for IoT enabled homes. I have ~25-30 devices connected simultaneously and it works 100% without issue.
Purchased in March 2019.
Fantastic Router for FTTP NBN
I recently purchased this router after doing much research for a replacement for a standard issue Iinet TG-1 gateway router, when the wifi signal dropped out. The TG-1 had served us well, though the signal strength was somewhat limited at the corners of our relatively small home. The Asus RT-AC68U kept coming up as a recommended router for multiple setups including FTTP NBN, for it's fast and strong wifi capability.
It was super easy to install, requiring no special adjustments to connect directly to the fibre cable from the NBN gateway mode...m box. It was installed, connected to the internet and up and running in minutes after an initial firmware update, that was promoted automatically as part of the install process. Initially I bridged the old TG-1 as a hardware firewall between the NBN modem and the Asus RT-AC86U, but it really was not necessary and cumbersome, so I removed it entirely and have connected the Asus directly the NBN gateway. Runs very well and fast, with strong signals on both 2.4 and 5 GHz channels. Actually, I only lose one bar on the 5GHz band at the farthest point in my house from the Asus and it still works well there. For bigger homes, the idea of using the AIMesh functionality of linking two Asus routers together would make sense, as they can work together to establish a seamless wifi network, with one as a core router and the other as a node or access point in bridge mode. I'd purchase another one and establish this functionality if I need another router in the future. For now, I have a second TP-Link Archer 400 acting as an access point and can use the 5GHz channel on that when at the fringes of the Asus range, though, in reality, really do not need to do that - once Asus is more Ethan enough for a moderate size home or apartment etc. Another attraction of this router was the ability to install VPN server firmware on board and use it as a VPN server through VPN providers such as Expressvpn. I initially did this install and used the router as a VPN router for our whole home network, though uninstalled it after discovering that it slowed download speeds down by around 10Mbps on average and also prevented use of services like Netflix
Not working out of the box, very frustrating experience
Hi I have wasted 3 hours today attempting to get this router to work, to no avail. I have set up 5-6 routers in the past with no dramas - but this one just didn't work. I haven't been able to access the router setup page. I have tried by Lan cable connection only for window 10 not to connect and wireless. It connected for about 10 minutes only and was able to look at the settings page, only for it to drop out again. Maybe I just bought a dud, but taking back to the shop tomorrow for a refund.
it meets the needs of a large family with lots of devices. I am always very satisfied with the connection. Our family of seven barely ever gets drop outs, almost never. This modem is very simple to set up and manage, just put it on the bench and get wifi.
great asus router used to own a tp link router but it was too slow and cutting out all the time
but when we got this router everything is flying now soo happy what we purchased
This unit works well for us, from one end of the house to the other as well as our downstairs garage and well into our rear yard.
The router was easy to configure. The Asus interface is excellent and user friendly too.
Questions & Answers
will this work with century link?
I havce moved my ASUS RT AC68U from my old residence which had an NBN fibre box/connection to my new home which is NBN using copper to the home phone line connection and it doesnt work - any suggestions.
I tried the Phone line to wan cable connector but cannot see any internet connectively
If you have or can easily get an ISP one, most under advanced setting will allow changing to 'Bridge Mode'. Which essentially changes it to work as a modem only. Which can then be connected, via network cable to the WAN port on the Asus. This will make the connection using the other one purely for modulation of the xDSL signal. 2nd hand sites are full of cheap unwanted ISP modem / routers. Most can be bridged to act only as a modem, and if needed, be reset back to normal for testing or troubleshooting.
- 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.
|Frequency Band||Dual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)|
|Features||Beamforming, Built-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||1,300 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||5|
|Wi-Fi Standard||802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|Dimensions||160 x 220 x 83.3 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
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- GTIN13: 4712900967661, 4716659418993 and 4718017788359
- GTIN12: 886227418992 and 886227419005
- MPN: RT-AC68U
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