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ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router £99.99 @ PCWorld

£99.99 @ PC World
Been watching out for this for a while - lowest it's been before was ~£120. Read More
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Been watching out for this for a while - lowest it's been before was ~£120.
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4 Likes #1
Bit pointless saying it's fiber ready when it's not really as you still need a modem / Homehub
#3
intuder
Bit pointless saying it's fiber ready when it's not really as you still need a modem / Homehub


Fair point, but I just pasted the PCW title. Deal title updated.
#4
Am I right to believe this is a couple years old now?
#5
the one with built in modem are fetching 115 on eBay so not a bad deal
#6
Amazon price matching but temporarily out of stock.
#7
Pretty good router, need to faff around if you're on BT fibre to make it work though by changing the login settings

I have it in the cupboard under the stairs, and out of 200mb Internet I get 110mb on WiFi when I'm upstairs
#8
Fatso666
Pretty good router, need to faff around if you're on BT fibre to make it work though by changing the login settings
I have it in the cupboard under the stairs, and out of 200mb Internet I get 110mb on WiFi when I'm upstairs
It's dead easy to set up for BT, setting it up to function with Sky is a little tougher though.

Edit: Great price for a very good router.

Edited By: Scorpion on Nov 21, 2016 14:08
1 Like #9
Great router and even better with third-party firmware:

http://asuswrt.lostrealm.ca/features
#10
I use one of these.

Great router with terrible firmware. Changing the firmware makes it much much more reliable.
#11
abigsmurf
I use one of these.

Great router with terrible firmware. Changing the firmware makes it much much more reliable.


That's true of the earlier firmware versions, but Asus have vastly improved and stabilised the experience. still worth a 3rd party upgrade.
#12
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN
#13
wong_go_wild
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN


You don't need a DSL version took run a VPN server, my RT-N66U has that ability. I'm tempted by the DSL version of this mind, to remove my Open Reach box.
#14
sinister puds
wong_go_wild
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN


You don't need a DSL version took run a VPN server, my RT-N66U has that ability. I'm tempted by the DSL version of this mind, to remove my Open Reach box.


i don't want a modem and a router. I want them in one box. atm got the TP VR900 which is solid. bit doesn't run custom firmwares so no VPN and don't fancy leaving my computer turned on all day for a VON either.
#15
As a general rule the custom firmwares don't support modems, from what I understand, just routers.
#16
wong_go_wild
sinister puds
wong_go_wild
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN


You don't need a DSL version took run a VPN server, my RT-N66U has that ability. I'm tempted by the DSL version of this mind, to remove my Open Reach box.


i don't want a modem and a router. I want them in one box. atm got the TP VR900 which is solid. bit doesn't run custom firmwares so no VPN and don't fancy leaving my computer turned on all day for a VON either.


I travel a lot and connect to my home cloud and VPN to watch iPlayer and Sky Sports etc.
The torrent manager is good with decent support for Android and iOS.
#17
wong_go_wild
sinister puds
wong_go_wild
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN
You don't need a DSL version took run a VPN server, my RT-N66U has that ability. I'm tempted by the DSL version of this mind, to remove my Open Reach box.
i don't want a modem and a router. I want them in one box. atm got the TP VR900 which is solid. bit doesn't run custom firmwares so no VPN and don't fancy leaving my computer turned on all day for a VON either.
The 68 performs a lot better than the 66 when it come to running a vpn. I'm unsure if it has the processing power to max out the speed of a fiber connection though.. Seems to manage around 50mbps under good conditions, if you're happy with a little less then go for it!
#18
is there Merlin firmware for DSL version of the 68? also how decent is the stock firmware?
1 Like #19
wong_go_wild
sinister puds
wong_go_wild
hmm really tempered to get the modem one as would like the ability to run a VPN


You don't need a DSL version took run a VPN server, my RT-N66U has that ability. I'm tempted by the DSL version of this mind, to remove my Open Reach box.


i don't want a modem and a router. I want them in one box. atm got the TP VR900 which is solid. bit doesn't run custom firmwares so no VPN and don't fancy leaving my computer turned on all day for a VON either.


It's expensive but fritzbox 7490 is vdsl/adsl router all in one box, it also handles all your telephone traffic too replacing your dect base unit too & can do call blocking & it operates as a virtual switchboard.

Highly recommended if you can run to it
#20
Same price on Amazon - temporarily out of stock but with option to place order now.
#21
probably give the DSL ones a miss due to the issues with sync rate and drops. but this router is a good deal
#22
Fatso666
Pretty good router, need to faff around if you're on BT fibre to make it work though by changing the login settings

I have it in the cupboard under the stairs, and out of 200mb Internet I get 110mb on WiFi when I'm upstairs


BT offer 200Mbps?
#23
I use one of these in AP mode and have to say pretty impressed with throughput and coverage. It's solid. Don't remember when it last had an outage. This thing has really held its price well can't believe its 3 years old! Mega popular on the custom firmware scene.
#24
Just bought this - hope it will improve coverage.
#25
Had this router since it came out (about 3 years) and has been solid. Always used with merlin aswell.
#26
jlwood92
Fatso666
Pretty good router, need to faff around if you're on BT fibre to make it work though by changing the login settings
I have it in the cupboard under the stairs, and out of 200mb Internet I get 110mb on WiFi when I'm upstairs
BT offer 200Mbps?
If you have fibre to the house then you can get up to 300mbps, but i'm paying £50 a month just for 200mb which doesnt even include line rental
#28
Amazon somehow decided to combine reviews between different ASUS routers. Some of the critical reviews did mention they were for the more expensive models.

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