Pros -5Ghz is super fast and this has the best range I've seen in a consumer router.
-Removable antennas, giving you options to expand in the future.
-Frequent firmware support.
-Easy way to disable LED lights
-long power cable for
Cons - Bulky
- little warm to touch, but expected
- Can't be wall mounted
- only 1 USB 3.0 port
Summary Just want to put out there that my RT-AC68U has been working fine on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. Seems like for some, they are having issues with 2.4. Perhaps a variation in equipment or environment. I would not simply dismiss this router because a few people are having issues.
I suggest you all try changing the wireless settings for channel bandwidth to 20Mhz. The router defaults to 20/40Mhz, which I found on my previous router, RT-AC66U, to not play nice with my parents Ipad. I set all these routers to 20Mhz now since I learned that 40Mhz isn't really great for 2.4Ghz due to congestion on the frequency.
Pros 5GHZ very good and fast
User Interface well thought out and easy to understand
Cons 2.4GHz signal is ridiculously bad. It bounces up and down, then disconnects. When it is connected it's fraction of what I used to get with my Belkin n750
Summary Not worth the money.
IF , and this is a big IF, they could get the 2.4GHz problem sorted out it could be a great router. I forked out approximately £200 on this router and have spent every night trying top tweak the settings to get my wireless n 2.4GHz clients connected and no luck. A very unsatisfactory and frustrating experience so far
Pros Great 5 Ghz Performance! Good interface. Easy Set Up. Great wired performance.
Cons Terrible to None 2.4 GHz performance!!! Terrible Asus Customer Support!!! Expensive for an only 5 Ghz router. Not ready to be put out for public use. Does not work with 2.4Ghz devices!!!! Killed my Nest thermostat!!!
Summary Great throughput with 5Ghz and wired. Terrible performance on 2.4Ghz!!! This unit should be sold exclusively as a 5ghz wireless router, Asus support has no solution other than to send it back to where I bought it.
DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER UNTIL THIS MAJOR PROBLEM IS FIXED!!!
CNet you should revise your rating! The integrity of your rating and testing is very suspect here!!
Pros If you have it working, the wireless speed is very fast
Cons Cannot stay up more than a few days. Most recently, it crashed immediate after I connect to internet. Reboot multiple time did not bring it back.
Summary My Husband purchased this from memory express a few weeks ago. It works quite well at the being. We are getting very good speed on the wireless. A week later, it started acting up and we have to reboot it to get it working again. It happened regularly between 3 to 7 days.
The most recent one (today), I can't get it working at all and have to go back to our old DIR-655 so I can write this review. :-)
Does anyone experience this issue?
Does the new firmware fix this?
Pros Extremely fast and easy to set up.
Cons Unstable connection via wireless. Consoles can't obtain IP address (hardwired/wireless).
Summary Recently purchased the RT-AC68U for home use and was disappointed. Although, it was easy to set-up there were obvious problems as soon as I tried to connect several devices to it (tablet, Ps3, Ps4). First thing I noticed, the PS3 struggled obtaining an IP address (hardwired), it was hit or miss. The Ps3 connected via wireless also experience the same issues and when finally connected, the signals were dropping on and off even with the firmware update.
When connected this router is extremely fast, but unstable.