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Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Broadband Router @ Amazon.co.uk £144.99
Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Broadband Router @ Amazon.co.uk £144.99

Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Broadband Router @ Amazon.co.uk £144.99

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Asus RT-AC68U Wireless Broadband Router

The world's fastest Wi-Fi router, with combined dual-band data rates of 1900 Mbps for three times faster performance than 802.11n routers
Broadcom TurboQAM technology increases wireless-N data rate to 600 Mbps for 33% faster performance
Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections
Dual USB ports with USB 3.0 for ten times faster data transfer than USB 2.0
Dual-core processor for fast and responsive performance with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB devices

This has been cheaper on other European Amazon sites but its the cheapest its been on Amazon UK

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Original Poster

Same price at PC World pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml
Edited by: "someperson" 17th Jul 2014

Ha thanks for posting. I ordered one of these last weekend from Amazon Warehouse for the same price. Noticed the price had dropped to £130 as a warehouse deal, so I had to buy another.

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Thank you.

Done a bit of reading up on these Asus Routers but..........
Anyone know if you can use this with Sky Fibre as, as everyone knows, theirs' are crubbish !
Cheers !

Allegedly the new Asus RT-AC87U is going to be released within the next week or so - some in the US already have received them early. So I'm hoping to either spend a bit extra for that one, or hope the price of this model drops even further.

More details on Asus PC DIY site, and this thread on SmallNetBuilder forums.

Either way, lots of people recommend Merlin's custom firmware over the stock Asus one. More details here - lostrealm.ca/asu…lin

Foz- Yes you can. You have to retrieve your username and password from the sky router. Google it for how.

I got my Asus router today and had it all sorted in 30 mins. I loaded the Merlin firmware on it too.

As mentioned before - The new Netgear and Asus routers are released for sale around now - expect prices to fall and pick up a bargain with old kit

AC3200 routers

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/images/products/NETGEAR/R8000_Nighthawk_X6.PNG

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/images/products/asus/RT_AC3200.png

Fozmeister

Done a bit of reading up on these Asus Routers but..........Anyone know … Done a bit of reading up on these Asus Routers but..........Anyone know if you can use this with Sky Fibre as, as everyone knows, theirs' are crubbish !Cheers !



If it's as bad as the Virgin superhub I feel for you. My old router packed up so I am using the superhub in router not modem mode as before.

What a pile of poo, can't remember dhcp reservations, refuses to login unless restarted, drops wifi, I almost smashed the thing up before I realised this is my modem too

Have one of these, ace. Use Merlin as previous poster says. might get a second to extend range further (for most people this router will solve all wifi range problems but our property has some peculiarities and to cover every single corner a second would be nice), but will wait for prices to drop a bit more...

This router is pretty decent for Darude - Sandstorm.

Price is now £163.97. I've hit expired. Somebody else please do the honours.

merlin is slowing down his development and if you read snb you can sense his disappointment in Asus's gpl. For wireless range his latest firmware has issues. So what im getting at is dont buy this if you expect lots of frequent updates from Merlin.

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This router is pretty decent for Darude - Sandstorm.


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I've been waiting for decent routers with build in dsl modems for a bit, but this router seems to well liked despite the fact you will have to purchase a separate modem device.

what are the advantage of having a separate modem? All I see is that you taking up more desk space, more plug sockets, purchase another box (modem) and possibly use more electric to power them both.

So... why are these good and better then the ones that are with build in modems?

Fozmeister

Done a bit of reading up on these Asus Routers but..........Anyone know … Done a bit of reading up on these Asus Routers but..........Anyone know if you can use this with Sky Fibre as, as everyone knows, theirs' are crubbish !Cheers !



I'd love an answer, hate these sky ones.

Does anyone know when the RT-AC87U is coming out?

Original Poster

Tweedie

I've been waiting for decent routers with build in dsl modems for a bit, … I've been waiting for decent routers with build in dsl modems for a bit, but this router seems to well liked despite the fact you will have to purchase a separate modem device.what are the advantage of having a separate modem? All I see is that you taking up more desk space, more plug sockets, purchase another box (modem) and possibly use more electric to power them both.So... why are these good and better then the ones that are with build in modems?



I got this and have now got BT Infinity Home Hub 5 which cant be put into modem mode. So am thinking of either getting a modem or returning this and getting a DSL - AC68U when that comes out. asus.com/Net…8U/

someperson

I got this and have now got BT Infinity Home Hub 5 which cant be put into … I got this and have now got BT Infinity Home Hub 5 which cant be put into modem mode. So am thinking of either getting a modem or returning this and getting a DSL - AC68U when that comes out. http://www.asus.com/Networking/DSLAC68U/


Yeah I had my eye on that DSLAC68U and waiting for it to come out too. I just not sure if there is any other benefits of getting two separate boxes instead of all in one.

I have the n66u and use it along side the bt fibre modem. Used merlin firmware without problems when with sky for over 2 years. Now im with bt and tried the home hub 5 for a week but my speed was not as godd as it was with my old setup. With the bt modem i sync at around 63mbps/ 20mbps and wth the hh5 i sync at around 57mbps/ 18mbps.

I prefer the modem to be seperate as it means i can restart my router without fear of my line profile being messed with as it can take around a week to get the speeds up if their is a drop. And the fact i gain more speed compared to the hh5.

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