Asus Announces World's Fastest Wireless Dual-Band Router

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Throw "world's fastest" into the mix, and you'll catch our attention. Asus has done just that today, announcing that the planet's most speedy router is now available for pre-order. Usually, you probably wouldn't go out of your way to get in line early for a networking product, but the world's fastest router may be impressive enough to justify the buy. The RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-band router is capable of delivering speeds up to 1.3Gbps over 802.11ac and 600Mbps over 802.11n thanks to Broadcom TurboQAM technology. There's a dual-core processor inside, dual USB ports, and AiRadar -- which intelligently strengthens the signal for extended and enhanced coverage while dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz technology ensure full backward-compatibility with current wireless devices.


Those interested can place their pre-orders at Amazon, NCIX and Newegg, but the staggeringly expensive $219 MSRP may have you thinking twice. Early shipments are expected to happen on 10/9.
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sevags replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 10:29 AM

NOOOOOOOOO.... Again, NOOOOOOO!!!! ;(((((

This means I now have to sell my Asus AC66U on Craigslist for this 68U!!! What a pain

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ChuckEngle replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 11:04 AM

not for $219.00 bucks. I don't think so

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realneil replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 11:19 AM

I think that this thing is awesome. My "N" router seems to fill my needs already, so I wouldn't buy this unless the one that I already have, broke.

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sevags replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 1:42 PM

Tbuttons; you aren't usefull unless you have google fiber. This isn't for Internet speeds it's for home network speeds, LAN gaming, file transfers, etc. It's very usefull.

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so true. and the dual-core processor can improve speeds over a vpn connection. nice toy!

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digitaldd replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 3:05 PM

The last few generations of Asus wifi routers with gigabit ethernet have been not only bullet-proof but some of the fastest consumer gear you can find. In fact for a small business one of these can service you as well as some enterprise gear from Ruckus, Cisco, Ubiquiti, Xirrus or Aruba for a fraction of the cost.

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I have my router ASUS RT AC66U AC1750 along with AC66 PCI-E WIFI adapter. Had few problems with fimware from few months ago and it run very well with new updated firmware but bit slow down on 5 GHz wifi. around 350 to 500 MBps.I did read about new this ASUS RT AC68U AC1900. I think it is better with dual core CPU (800 MHz) to run more smooth than one core cpu (600MHz on AC66U). I am think about buy this one and and i like this design of router and better for cooling. I will hold off for few weeks and read the reviews and might will go for that model.

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ECouts replied on Thu, Sep 26 2013 8:22 PM

Ooh! Is it by Linksys?

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sevags replied on Fri, Sep 27 2013 10:15 AM

Ecouts; linksys is owned by Belkin neither of whom at affiliated with Asus.

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sevags replied on Mon, Sep 30 2013 7:17 PM

I placed my pre-order today!!!! And I am listing my ac66u on craigslist if any of you are in the Los Angeles area and interested hehehe

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lirwin4 replied on Tue, Oct 1 2013 10:43 PM

The "World's Fastest Wireless Dual-Band Router" is misleading. Speed is absolutely meaningless if you are never going to use it to it's potential. If you have a 3G, LTE, or even a DSL connection, you will not see a performance increase by using this router. If you are the 1% who are lucky to have a fiber optic connection, there may be some benefit.

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