June 3rd 2013 10:04 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Ease of use Setup was a piece of cake. Management screens are intuitive and well-designed. good
  • Speed / throughput It is simply the fastest throughput on any band that I have ever used. great!
  • Configurability / networking features Lots of good stuff to tinker with if you're looking to really optimize your network. good
  • Reliability It's pretty new, so long-term durability is impossible to assess. Previous experience with Asus has been very positive. good
  • Range Much better reach than previous generations. great!
  • Durability Unit is well-built and sturdy. good
Detailed review
This is probably the best AC router you can buy. Great reviews from trusted sites, and real-world performance that lives up to the hype. Setup was a snap -- the visual interface is easy to work with and makes configuring all of the features very easy. Range/speed were exceptional across the board, with the best wi-fi only speed I have ever experienced. Areas of my home that struggled to get signal are now consistently well covered.

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I bought the Asus RT-AC68U on Amazon. It arrived 3 days ago and I have had to make 5 phone calls over 3 days to tech support. The router randomly drops both my wired and wireless connections. Tech support suggested a firmware update. I did that but it is still randomly dropping my wired connections connected into the LAN ports!! Their only answer after my 2nd phone call to them today is, "Just monitor the situation for another day and if it still does that then return the unit"!