ASUS today announced the RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac ‘5th generation’ (5G) router with a combined dual-band bandwidth of 1900Mbit/s.
The RT-AC68U is the fastest wireless router in the world, with simultaneous dual-band bandwidths of 1300Mbit/s for 802.11ac at 5GHz and 600Mbit/s for 802.11n at 2.4GHz. Based on the award-winning RT-AC66U, which was widely acclaimed for its extreme 802.11ac data rates, the RT-AC68U features a new dual-core processor for responsive performance and USB 3.0 support for next-generation high-performance storage.
With a sleek upright design and ASUSWRT firmware for sophisticated network management with easy set-up, the RT-AC68U delivers a perfect balance of performance and manageability for busy home networks that mix everything from online gaming to HD video streaming.
Gigabit Wi-Fi with extended wireless coverage
The ASUS RT-AC68U is a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac router with 5GHz wireless data rates approaching that of wired Gigabit connections. Broadcom TurboQAM technology super-charges 2.4GHz 802.11n performance too, increasing wireless bandwidth with compatible devices from 450Mbit/s to 600Mbit/s.
With a 3x3 MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) design with three external ‘smart’ antennas, the RT-AC68U gives solid and stable Wi-Fi performance with increased data rates over long distances. Wireless coverage is further enhanced by ASUS AiRadar Tx beamforming technology that automatically shapes the signal to give a stronger connection for wireless clients.
The RT-AC68U features a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted. ASUSWRT firmware also provides a simple 30-second setup and sophisticated, yet simple to use, simple network management features with graphical traffic monitoring and per-service bandwidth limiting.
High-speed connectivity with powerful cloud storage features
High speed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports mean the RT-AC68U can share a 3G/4G USB modems, printers and high-performance storage with a local network. ASUS AiCloud technology transforms USB-attached storage into a personal cloud server, for easy remote file access and media streaming from a laptop, smartphone and tablet. AiCloud also features a new router-to-router sync mode that automatically synchronizes USB-connected storage on other compatible ASUS routers, for easy sharing of large files with family and friends.
The RT-AC68U has an upright design with a built-in stand and rear-facing ports that keep cable clutter to a minimum. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports cater for high-speed wired networking, and a physical Wi-Fi on/off switch means wireless networking can be fully and securely disabled when required.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
RT-AC68U will be available in the United Arab Emirates from the mid of November 2013.