Asus Announces World's Fastest Wireless Dual-Band Router

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.
Tags:  Asus, Router, Networking