Asus RT-AC68U dual band AC1900 router £99 @ Currys/PC World with FREE delivery - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
341

Asus RT-AC68U dual band AC1900 router £99.00 @ Currys/PC World with FREE delivery

£99.00 @ Currys
Have been looking for a router after missing a £99 deal on Netgear Nighthawk. After DAYS of reading reviews i decided to go with Asus as its wireless performance is actually faster and it is said to h… Read More
tinky13 Avatar
4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Have been looking for a router after missing a £99 deal on Netgear Nighthawk. After DAYS of reading reviews i decided to go with Asus as its wireless performance is actually faster and it is said to have more/better sw options out of the box. The only downside is slower read/write for an HDD but that shouldn't be a problem. Amazon currently has it listed for £99 but it's out of stock. Went with Currys.
tinky13 Avatar
4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Options

All Comments

(17) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
1 Like #1
Fantastic deal for £100. Remember to install the ASUSwrt by Merlin on it after. No issues with this router unlike the tri-band ones and the faster than 1900MBps AC routers.
banned 1 Like #2
Cyber Monday deal at eBuyer for same price but more cashback 2.2% Quidco
http://www.ebuyer.com/581503-asus-rt-ac68u-wireless-ac1900-dual-band-usb3-0-gigabit-router-rt-ac68u
1 Like #3
Chuggee
Fantastic deal for £100. Remember to install the ASUSwrt by Merlin on it after. No issues with this router unlike the tri-band ones and the faster than 1900MBps AC routers.


We have this router as a second hotspot, what's better about the Merlin firmware? I was going to do it ages ago but I've never had a problem with the Asus firmware.
#4
you can use things like AB Solution with Merlin
http://www.snbforums.com/threads/release-ab-solution-3.35540/

Really good for adblocking from a centralized point via USB attached to the router. However it doesn't block some youtube adds to mobile, tablet clients. Desktop ad block is 100% though which is fantastic.

Merlin F/W just has more tweaks. Best reading on SNB
#5
Fantastic router. I bought it last week :)
#6
Majnu
you can use things like AB Solution with Merlin http://www.snbforums.com/threads/release-ab-solution-3.35540/
Really good for adblocking from a centralized point via USB attached to the router. However it doesn't block some youtube adds to mobile, tablet clients. Desktop ad block is 100% though which is fantastic.
Merlin F/W just has more tweaks. Best reading on SNB
If it`s simply adblocking using a hosts file, there are many free simple solutions which can be applied to each machine, they can be easily switched off, which is sometimes necessary if links don`t point directly at the url (for instance the ones used here) ;) Not necessary to buy a router just to do that. :)
#7
How is the DSL version of this router (with the modem included)?
I don't really like having so many devices cluttering up the place, let alone a huge one!
Is it just as good but with the modem?
#8
That modem is pretty poor by all accounts. For a tenner extra it may be worth a punt, I guess it can be bypassed with an external modem, but what's not clear to me is whether custom firmware can be flashed over a modem version.

I know custom firmwares don't support modems, I'm just not sure whether you can flash over it and ignore the modem part if that's what you fancy later down the line.
1 Like #9
gwapenut
That modem is pretty poor by all accounts. For a tenner extra it may be worth a punt, I guess it can be bypassed with an external modem, but what's not clear to me is whether custom firmware can be flashed over a modem version.
I know custom firmwares don't support modems, I'm just not sure whether you can flash over it and ignore the modem part if that's what you fancy later down the line.
That's one of the things I wanted to know too. I hear a lot about the modem part being poor, but in what sense? Surely it's better than stock ISP modems? Would it be better to go with BT's new Hub6 (or whatever it's called)? You can't even change the DNS on these ISP modems...

I don't like having the modem separate with two plugs and stuff, it's all a bit messy, but everyone seems to prefer it...
#10
If one was to turn the modem part OFF in the DSL version (and use their own separate one), would it not be exactly the same as this model?
#11
Received the unit today and.... It's driving me nuts! I'm sure it's great and all that but I can't get it to connect to Internet. Superhub 2ac is in modem mode, can access both Asus and SH2ac to configure but no internet connection! Any suggestions? Been trawling Google for solutions but so far can't find anything.
1 Like #12
tinky13
Received the unit today and.... It's driving me nuts! I'm sure it's great and all that but I can't get it to connect to Internet. Superhub 2ac is in modem mode, can access both Asus and SH2ac to configure but no internet connection! Any suggestions? Been trawling Google for solutions but so far can't find anything.

That's because you when you turned the SH2 to modem mode it turns off auto IP assignment (DHCP). You can either:
1) give network interface cards (NICs) IP addresses one on the SH2 and another one for Asus router OR
2) disable modem mode on SH2 so to enable DHCP and also turn off wi-fi radio both 5GHz/2.4GHz on SH2

Edited By: cibic on Nov 29, 2016 14:28
#13
cibic
tinky13
Received the unit today and.... It's driving me nuts! I'm sure it's great and all that but I can't get it to connect to Internet. Superhub 2ac is in modem mode, can access both Asus and SH2ac to configure but no internet connection! Any suggestions? Been trawling Google for solutions but so far can't find anything.
That's because you when you turned the SH2 to modem mode it turns off auto IP assignment (DHCP). You can either:
1) give network interface cards (NICs) IP addresses one on the SH2 and another one for Asus router OR
2) disable modem mode on SH2 so to enable DHCP and also turn off wi-fi radio both 5GHz/2.4GHz on SH2
Thank you. I'll have a play. Doesn't make sense to me though, shouldn't Asus just pick up DHCP duties?
#14
Does it have a modem built in?
Thanks
#15
1977testing
Does it have a modem built in?
Thanks
This one doesn't
#16
tinky13
cibic
tinky13
Received the unit today and.... It's driving me nuts! I'm sure it's great and all that but I can't get it to connect to Internet. Superhub 2ac is in modem mode, can access both Asus and SH2ac to configure but no internet connection! Any suggestions? Been trawling Google for solutions but so far can't find anything.
That's because you when you turned the SH2 to modem mode it turns off auto IP assignment (DHCP). You can either:
1) give network interface cards (NICs) IP addresses one on the SH2 and another one for Asus router OR
2) disable modem mode on SH2 so to enable DHCP and also turn off wi-fi radio both 5GHz/2.4GHz on SH2
Thank you. I'll have a play. Doesn't make sense to me though, shouldn't Asus just pick up DHCP duties?


It sure does for local interfaces. You can leave the WiFi AP do it for you of course but it can't give an address outside of local network such as the SH2 interface.
#17
cibic
tinky13
cibic
tinky13
Received the unit today and.... It's driving me nuts! I'm sure it's great and all that but I can't get it to connect to Internet. Superhub 2ac is in modem mode, can access both Asus and SH2ac to configure but no internet connection! Any suggestions? Been trawling Google for solutions but so far can't find anything.
That's because you when you turned the SH2 to modem mode it turns off auto IP assignment (DHCP). You can either:
1) give network interface cards (NICs) IP addresses one on the SH2 and another one for Asus router OR
2) disable modem mode on SH2 so to enable DHCP and also turn off wi-fi radio both 5GHz/2.4GHz on SH2
Thank you. I'll have a play. Doesn't make sense to me though, shouldn't Asus just pick up DHCP duties?
It sure does for local interfaces. You can leave the WiFi AP do it for you of course but it can't give an address outside of local network such as the SH2 interface.

Thanks. It actually fixed itself. WAN works just fine now and once i disabled CTF it's rock solid wifi connection (was dropping it now and again).

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!