Let’s start our review immediately by specifying that today we are facing a Router and not the classic modem/router that we are used to seeing around.
This is theAsus RT-c68u dual-band wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router, a real fear machine, designed to make the most of the current technology, basing its performance on components that are already projected into the future and that are currently found in very few other devices.
If Asus wanted to make it clear that from now on there is a new market leader in the field of routers, with this RT-AC68U he did it in the best way. It is a device that does not fear comparisons, even with its most aggressive competitors. But let’s see specifically what made us so excited about this device. One of the data that strikes us immediately is the possibility of data transfer with a speed of Asus 1900 Mbps, a speed unknown for any other router in the world at the time of writing.
Asus RT-c68u dual-band wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router USB ports
The merits of this product are not limited to speed, the presence of a dual-core processor combined with a powerful ram give power and shooting not only in the boot phase but in any situation of heavy downloads, large traffic and multiple connections, as well as in the management of USB connections, not surprisingly the Asus with this model introduces a USB 3.0 port that is much faster than the previous USB 2.0. Another important note is the ability to connect via USB as well as printers and peripherals also 3g / 4g keys, thus making available a mobile connection to all other devices in your home, very useful as an emergency connection in case of problems with the fixed line or in those places where a traditional ADSL line is not active.
Low latency in games and great ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks are the obvious consequence of the hardware capabilities of this router. For example, allowing an HD streaming at the same time as the online game with low latency. The picture is completed with 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Asus ICloud can be used for streaming and file sharing with friends and family. The well-established AiRadar technology we have already seen at work in other Asus models and which optimizes the wifi signal to the devices that need it most. A very complete control panel allows you to monitor and manage network activities in a superb way without, however, frightening those who are not, leaving the user the decision to go into the complex options or not.
The options are many and you will have plenty of time to discover them (if you want) once you have the router at hand, in the meantime you can get a first idea of how it is easy with the traffic manager to even prioritize a specific online activity, for example favoring the online game compared to everything else. With the limit of 300 thousand maximum online sessions, the multitasking remains unchanged compared to Asus n55u or n66u. The presence of the well-known Download Master for download is also confirmed even when the PC is off. Supports 6 separate networks (3 on the 2.4ghz + 3 on the 5ghz network) with multiple ssid and the possibility of implementing guest networks.
Asus AC1900 Router Set Up
Asus RT-c68u dual-band wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router Antennas
The antennas are external, removable those who say 3.5dBi who says 5dBi, what we can say for sure is that they do their job in an excellent way and even doing some tests with powerful external antennas we have not noticed improvements. Equipped with a button in the back to turn off the wifi when not needed (if you want in the control panel you can set automatic switching on and off times). It manages up to two contemporary ADSL lines (as long as you really have two ADSL lines).
We left the aesthetic side for the last, not everyone likes the angular line typical of Asus, but we see that the design is not left to chance, being cured in details and with the novelty of the button dedicated to turning off the front LEDs. For today and tomorrow Perhaps to date we will not be able to exploit the entire band, but as mentioned above, this router is projected towards the future, to keep pace with the times even in a few years and as the technology is renewed practically at the rate of a few months, having a product that guarantees certain performances even in a few years is not bad at all. The merits of the Asus RT-c68u dual-band wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router , however, do not stop at just speed but are also to be found in the presence of a dual-core 800 Mhz processor and a 256MB DDR3 memory.