Asus RT AC68U Wireless Router Review



If you are looking for a good all around WiFi router or an upgrade to your aging WiFi router look no further then the Asus RT AC68U. The Asus RT AC68U is simple enough for non tech people to use and set up, but has a great deal of bells and whistles to make any tech person happy. One other great benefits to the Asus RT AC68U is that you will be future proofing your home as this is a dual band WiFi router that uses both 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz spectrum, but also the new AC standard.

This video covers the Asus RT AC68U itself as well as range and speed tests, and the user interface.

00:00 Start
Range test: 10:45
Speed test: 13:10
User interface: 14:14

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Tech Specs:
• Dimensions:
8.66 x 3.26 x 6.3 inch (WxDxH)

•Weight:
1.4 lb

• 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 (2.4ghz)
802.11ac: up to 1300Mbps (5ghz)

• 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-Throuth
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

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Other Info:
This video was taken using a Vixia HF R400 with these settings;
Auto .mp4 @ 35mps

Wireless mic; Audio Technica ATR288W VHF

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Microphones:
Rode Wireless Go: (December 2019 – Current):
Rode VideoMicro:
Audio Technica ATR288W (May 2014 – December 2019):
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Headphones:
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SD card Case:
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  • I have it's cheaper version, ASUS RT-AC66U B1. But it's 2.4Ghz is not that impressive, 5Ghz is beyond any thing

    Md. Hasnain Ahmed July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Still router model is still on sale today. I’m currently using a 66 and been very happy with it but the on/off switch is very weak. Mine broke after many years of router use but I don’t think I used the switch more than 5 times in that period! Thankfully there is a work around found on YouTube to fix the problem.

    Etops Flight July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • What are the measurements in Centimeter/cm?

    Dorian Appleton July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Is your speed that low still? Which country do you live in if I might ask? You have only ADSL+2?

    Militant Atheist July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • No support for Win10?! Wtf!

    Militant Atheist July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Do you have to have an internet provider for this?

    Alex B July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Is this Modem VoIP compatible

    SOLIDUS 1978 July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • I would install Shibby Tomato firmware and turn this router into a $300 router 🙂

    Fotingo July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Is this fibre compatible?

    Candyfloss July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • When I "screw" in the antennas by hand it doesn't reach a point when i tight and I can't "screw" anymore, is this normal?

    Tord July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Thank you for this informative review. I just purchased this router over the weekend and like it thus far. However, the Tx power adjustment setting is no longer available on the most current firmware upgrade…something to do with some FCC rule that has come into play 🙁 I bought this router specifically because it DOES offer the web history feature…and that feature has worked very well for me during the 2 days that I have owned the router…hope I don't jinx myself by saying that 🙂 I could never get my nearly 5 year old Canon printer to work via this router…even after much research and even calling the support telephone number. We tried 3 different methods and it simply would never be recognized. The printer DID still work just not on this router. Since it was 5 years old–which may have been the problem because it did not have some newer feature or other–I just went and bought a new Epson printer that worked flawlessly as soon as I went through the setup process.

    Me Me July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Yeah its the one test that you cant find any information online about. the router can read upto 8 partition on a 4tb hdd. but nothing on using a hub to allow it access to more than 1 drive

    Richard Perryman-Smalley July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • I really need to know can I use a hub and attach 2x 4tb hdd. powered obviously

    Richard Perryman-Smalley July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Would this be good for a rural area where I normally get 2-3 bars of Verizon signal. I also don't have dsl and use Verizon as my main source of internet.

    Zach Visuals July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Hi! Love the review. Just wondering: what are your thoughts on AC68U vs AC1200G+ (theoretical speed aside). What will CPU differences result in? How is the comparison for range? Thanks!

    phloopz July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Does ist Support telephony? I've read it on their website but i just want to make sure… Thanks! 🙂

    s ᴇ ʙ ɪ July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • where is your head ?

    EL EL July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • i noticed that amazon has combinations for they  Asus RT AC68U. do you have any videos with those products? if someone wants just put this router name in amazon search history and you will notice that there is more you can buy to make this product stronger.

    anthony martinez July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • the router i want to replace is a Verizon wifi router

    anthony martinez July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • it
    has Ethernet ports. they WiFi router it uses a phone line to connect,
    instead of a coax cable like time Warner. i would like to replace this
    router with they  Asus RT AC68U

    anthony martinez July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • can i use Ethernet connection instead of WiFi and will it replace my Verizon WiFi router

    anthony martinez July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Does the asus emblem on the back light up?

    Kuyaa July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • no wall mount option? Twice the price of TP Link and comparable others.

    What I need this to do is be easy to configure, as my DLink is making it hard for me to trouble shoot ChromeCast! :-/

    UnknownHandle UnknownHandle July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Clearly and simplicity …. nice review

    Jay Bui July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • 23:03 whahaha lol like a router uses that mutch kWh
    24:00 your paranoide dude haha 😛

    Bjurn July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Ok so you explained the difference with the R and U versions (which there isn't) What about the Asus RT-AC68W, RT-AC68A, and RT-AC68P? There's literally a zillion versions of these AC1900 routers, even some not from Asus. So confuzling!

    HUGSaLOT Valkyrie July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Thanks, this is a great review and really helped a lot as I'm looking to upgrade my older Wi-Fi router to something decent but not needless overkill that will also fit on top of a relatively narrow shelf. This one hits all the marks – gigabit LAN, USB 3.0 storage option, 802.11ac 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and decent firmware settings and options.

    WR3ND July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • @C.M.O. & Logistics +C.M.O. & Logistics What I was talking about is if you set up and use a good number of guest
    networks they will be broadcasting in the same space as your primary
    network. Meaning while having 1 network in your area means you have the
    best connection and speeds, the more that are added the lower your
    speeds and connection stability can be. This is very noticeable if you
    live in an apartment complex and already have all your neighbors
    broadcasting their own WiFi as well.

    Wanderer001 July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Question about segment: https://youtu.be/03GViSZvi_w?t=1113 ………………….(time frame 18:33)
    what so you mean" maybe we shouldn't do that to show how much broadcast…. " ?

    C.M.O. & Logistics July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • I recently had gigabit internet installed, this device will only get up to 500mbps on the WAN port. Had to use the Netgear r6300 to get full internet speed on the WAN port. The wifi connectivity is also very good, so using it as a wifi access point only. Disappointing because the interface is great. If you have less than 500 mbps internet connection, it would be fine.

    Gus Evening July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Can you please tell the speeds you are getting on usb 3.0

    Bharat Singh July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • I changed out to 18 inch antennas.

    therealdeadpen July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • Do you know of an iOS version of that Wifi Analyzer app or similar. I can't find anything.

    Joshua Guttman July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply
  • nice vid..
    how is Asus AIcloud different than regular FTP server feature in say like TP Link Archer C9?

    chahem July 5, 2020 1:37 pm Reply

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