Updated 5 Apr 2016

ASUS

RT-AC68U

Snapshot: The ASUS RT-AC68U is a dual-band wireless router that has 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

RT-AC68U
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$345

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Test results

Overall score
88
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good performance.
  • Very good speed on the 5GHz band.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Has WPS.
  • Supports MIMO.
  • Supports beamforming.
  • Is Fibre ready.
  • Has 4 ethernet ports.
  • Supports 802.11 n/ac.
  • Has a guest WiFi network.
  • Is DLNA compatible.

But

  • Just OK speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • No integrated modem.
  • Came with an unsecure network setup.
  • Isn’t tri-band.
  • Doesn’t have 3G/4G passthrough.
  • Can’t be wall-mounted.
  • Doesn’t have preset parental filters.

How we test

Overall score

  • Performance (60 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Performance is based on throughput speed on 2.4 and 5 GHz including the performance of the dual 5GHz smart features and manual performance on tri-band routers.

Ease of use is based on assessment of installation, software install/wizard, menu layout and configuration.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$345

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
590.4
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
79.2
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
511.2
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
403.2
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
600
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
1300
Tri-band
×
Antennas
3
Antenna placement
External, removable
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
220x85x310
Weight (g)
677

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Fibre ready
Ethernet LAN ports
4
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0 ports
1
DLNA
Default Wi-Fi access
Open
Installation wizard
Quality of Service
Preset parental filters
×
Parental filters (URL/keyword)
Yes/Yes
Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
Integrated modem (ADSL2+)
×
USB drive sharing
Guest network WiFi
WPS support
3G/4G passthrough (via USB cable not supplied)
×
VOIP
×
Wall mountable
×

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