ASUS RT-AC68U

86
Global
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (Simultaneous dual-band)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (4 ports)
USB
yes

General

Type
Wireless router
WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2) (Simultaneous dual-band) (External) (yes)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (4 ports) (Full-duplex)

Networking features

DHCP server
yes
DMZ
yes
Dynamic DNS
yes
Firewall
yes (Stateful packet inspection (SPI))
MAC address filtering
yes
Network address translation (NAT)
yes
Network time protocol (NTP)
yes
Port forwarding
yes
Quality of service (QoS)
yes
Remote management
yes
UPnP
yes
VPN passthrough
yes

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
yes

Uplink

Ethernet uplink
yes

USB

USB
yes (Mass storage / NAS, Printer-sharing, WPS / config)

Display

Built-in display
no
Indicators
Power, Port status, Link activity

Power

Power source
External (External)