ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Cable & Fibre Router was £99.99 now £80.99 delivered with code @ Currys **Cheapest** - HotUKDeals
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ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Cable & Fibre Router was £99.99 now £80.99 delivered with code @ Currys **Cheapest**

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- For cable and fibre optic broadband - AC 1900 - Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) - Ideal for connecting more than 20 devices Use code "NETWORKING10" to bring down the price.
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1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago
- For cable and fibre optic broadband
- AC 1900
- Dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
- Ideal for connecting more than 20 devices

Use code "NETWORKING10" to bring down the price.
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2 Likes #1
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- Pricespy

Edited By: vassy4u on Dec 29, 2016 00:30
1 Like #2
Good find vassy! Lowest it has been. Great router for those who want an upgrade.
#3
Naruto
Good find vassy! Lowest it has been. Great router for those who want an upgrade.
Thanks pal :)
1 Like #4
This is truly a hot deal.
3 Likes #5
I have the older n66u and it's been absolutely bullet proof........intact it's been that good that I'm not even tempted by this absolute bargain. you can plug in external drives to it's USB ports turning it into a nas drive. It also has a torrent client if that's your thing so it can download files straight to the drive meaning you don't need to leave your PC on. it truly is a fantastic piece of kit
[helper] 2 Likes #6
nice
2 Likes #7
Chanchi32
nice
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2 Likes #8
I had three of these replaced under warranty before warranty ran out. they get hot
#9
Would this improve wifi coverage compared to a virgin hub 3 router?
2 Likes #10
24bar
Would this improve wifi coverage compared to a virgin hub 3 router?

Purchased, thanks! Ordered on Amazon at £89.99 but cancelled my order

I have purchased to replace the Media Hub 3, from what I've read in reviews online this router is difficult to be beaten and at this price is great value
2 Likes #11
Ive got onw if these coming up on 3yrs old, hasn't missed a beat! Wondering if I should get another to use as a repeater!
#12
just a question.The new Sky Q hub is available by a couple of ebayers for half this price.Has anybody looked into the new dual band Sky Q hub?
2 Likes #13
msundhu
just a question.The new Sky Q hub is available by a couple of ebayers for half this price.Has anybody looked into the new dual band Sky Q hub?

I can't speak specifically for the Sky hub, but I thought the general consensus was that any decent, branded equipment was better than providers own hardware.
2 Likes #14
nice find vassy , heat added :)
1 Like #15
sradmad
nice find vassy , heat added :)
Cheers Sradmad :)
1 Like #16
Quite probably a silly question but can this REPLACE my virgin media hub? I bought a router a while back and still have to use the VM one in modem only mode but sure this is where a lot of my problems are coming from.
1 Like #17
I have the RT-AC66U for nearly 3 years now and its superb. I did have the BT Home Hub 4 and it was patentetic trying to stream anything over the netwrok. The RT-AC66U is something else. Adding it with custom Asuswrt-Merlin firmware, you can open up the router to another amazing world.

I wish I had the 68 as this has a fibre modem built in where the 66 doesnt. have some heat OP!
1 Like #18
Nice deal. How does this rate against the TPLink VR900? Any experience anyone?
1 Like #19
Last minute check, compatible with Sky yeah? I've already sussed out my username and password :D

Heat OP!
1 Like #20
To the best of my knowledge it does not have a fiber modem. You still would need to use your ISP hub in modem mode..

darthvader666uk
I have the RT-AC66U for nearly 3 years now and its superb. I did have the BT Home Hub 4 and it was patentetic trying to stream anything over the netwrok. The RT-AC66U is something else. Adding it with custom Asuswrt-Merlin firmware, you can open up the router to another amazing world.
I wish I had the 68 as this has a fibre modem built in where the 66 doesnt. have some heat OP!
1 Like #21
richwright1
Quite probably a silly question but can this REPLACE my virgin media hub? I bought a router a while back and still have to use the VM one in modem only mode but sure this is where a lot of my problems are coming from.


​It won't replace the Virgin hub, you'll have to put the hub in to 'modem mode' then connect the ASUS to it.
#22
darthvader666uk
I have the RT-AC66U for nearly 3 years now and its superb. I did have the BT Home Hub 4 and it was patentetic trying to stream anything over the netwrok. The RT-AC66U is something else. Adding it with custom Asuswrt-Merlin firmware, you can open up the router to another amazing world.

I wish I had the 68 as this has a fibre modem built in where the 66 doesnt. have some heat OP!


​I've had both in the past and the 66u is the more resilient model. The firmware for the 68u isn't quite the same
#23
read_5
I have the older n66u and it's been absolutely bullet proof........intact it's been that good that I'm not even tempted by this absolute bargain. you can plug in external drives to it's USB ports turning it into a nas drive. It also has a torrent client if that's your thing so it can download files straight to the drive meaning you don't need to leave your PC on. it truly is a fantastic piece of kit


​Haha same, I want to upgrade to AC but my N66U 'just works', so do I bother risking it..?

Sod it, bought 8)
#24
for an extra £10 you can get the modem version then replace your existing DSL....
#25
Has this not got the modem built in?
2 Likes #26
This doesn't have a modem built in, that's the DSL-AC68U.

To be quite honest the modem in the DSL version is awful, and you can't put Merlin or any other custom firmware on it.

This non-modem ASUS is far better.
#27
danilovesky
To the best of my knowledge it does not have a fiber modem. You still would need to use your ISP hub in modem mode..
darthvader666uk
I have the RT-AC66U for nearly 3 years now and its superb. I did have the BT Home Hub 4 and it was patentetic trying to stream anything over the netwrok. The RT-AC66U is something else. Adding it with custom Asuswrt-Merlin firmware, you can open up the router to another amazing world.
I wish I had the 68 as this has a fibre modem built in where the 66 doesnt. have some heat OP!

Yes, you are correct! THis deal isnt correct it is?
#28
Thank you, this one then?www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/network-routers-and-switches/routers/asus-dsl-ac68u-wireless-modem-router-10026294-pdt.html
#29
Great deal. Is it worth upgrading my router and getting powerline adaptors? I've got a plusnet router which gives surprisingly good coverage across all of my 3 story house. However it doesn't give me the same strength or speed that connecting via ethernet would. I've had some TP Link powerline adaptors before which kept dropping connection and I've been debating whether to try better ones or upgrade my router (or both!).
1 Like #30
Been looking for a better WiFi device to replace my crappy Superhub 2 Wifi network. I want this to work in conjunction with my Apple Airport Extreme. Problem I have is everytime I try to put my Superhub2 into modem mode it never ever picks up the internet connection.
#31
read_5
I have the older n66u and it's been absolutely bullet proof........intact it's been that good that I'm not even tempted by this absolute bargain. you can plug in external drives to it's USB ports turning it into a nas drive. It also has a torrent client if that's your thing so it can download files straight to the drive meaning you don't need to leave your PC on. it truly is a fantastic piece of kit

I have that router also and had no idea it could do that oO Well, it's true you learn something new everyday so will look into some of the 'features' it has. Thanks ;) Btw, have some heat op - great price.
1 Like #32
Damn just paid £100 from Amazon for this a few days ago. A feel a return may be in order.
#33
surprised there's no modem included for the price it is.
Looks like a good deal though.

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a modem that will work with bt inifiniti connection and with these routers? I don't have my openreach one anymore as my bro sold it off which I wasn't too pleased about.
#34
Zyxel VMG1312 or Openreach HG612 modems (both on eBay) are good for use with the ASUS routers.
#35
this better then the TP-LINK Archer VR600 AC1600 Mbps Wireless Dual Band ?
1 Like #36
Will give this a go! Cheers OP.
1 Like #37
msundhu
this better then the TP-LINK Archer VR600 AC1600 Mbps Wireless Dual Band ?

The ASUS has an 'up to' speed of 600mbps (though you'll never see it unless you have 3 antennas on your wifi card) vs the TPLinks 300mbps but their 'up to' AC speeds are the same @ 1300mbps.

The TPLink also has a built in DSL modem where the ASUS doesn't.

However all things said I'd still rather go for an ASUS over a TPLink.

Edited By: soton26 on Dec 29, 2016 11:45
#38
soton26
msundhu
this better then the TP-LINK Archer VR600 AC1600 Mbps Wireless Dual Band ?

The ASUS has an 'up to' speed of 600mbps (though you'll never see it unless you have 3 antennas on your wifi card) vs the TPLinks 300mbps but their 'up to' AC speeds are the same @ 1300mbps.

The TPLink also has a built in DSL modem where the ASUS doesn't.

However all things said I'd still rather go for an ASUS over a TPLink.


​thanks mate!
1 Like #39
Just look at the reviews for this modem - fastest speeds you will get at this price point. I have a Virgin Superhub which works ok but do get low signals in some parts of the house. Bought one of these 2 months ago and it has been solid. Simply go into Superhub setup and turn on Modem Mode and plug the top ethernet socket into this router. The router will setup automatically and your set. We now get top speeds all over the house. Have an Xbox One S wired into this router and the download speeds on game updates etc are truly impressive - much quicker than the Virgin router. At this price, just buy one and transform your wifi.

Edited By: outdoorguy on Dec 29, 2016 12:42
#40
read_5
I have the older n66u and it's been absolutely bullet proof........intact it's been that good that I'm not even tempted by this absolute bargain. you can plug in external drives to it's USB ports turning it into a nas drive. It also has a torrent client if that's your thing so it can download files straight to the drive meaning you don't need to leave your PC on. it truly is a fantastic piece of kit

Which firmware and version number do you use, Thanks :)

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