Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC68U vs ASUS RT-AC88U


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
RT-AC68U
RT-AC88U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
RT-AC68U supports combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac at 5 GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to 600 Mbps with compatible devices. Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.
AC3100 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO, supporting AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, AiMesh for mesh WiFi system, and WTFast game accelerator
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
3167 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
8
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 WiFi Dual-band 3x3 Gigabit Wireless Router with AiProtection Network Security
  • I am able to travel much further in my immediate area then I was with my previous Dual Band router that supposedly had the same features and cost's more. If you are looking for a router that prioritizes streaming capability and has dual band connection this is the one.
  • I bought this on the recommendation of many reviews from multiple sources. It was easy to set up. It has good range and so far reliable.
  • The range is a solid 100 feet further out into the yard as well.
  • Want fast speeds, but don't want to feel like you have to take out a loan to do so? This is the router for you. Let's of customizable settings, and haven't had any problems yet.
  • Range is excellent, all through the house, and speed pretty much doubled my old 802.1n router. I like that I can set specific devices to use the 5MHz band for faster streaming while other devices are in use.
  • It says high range but it still doesn't cover my upstairs, this is for a one story house and u have to be in the next room to get good quality
ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • This is a great product. It has amazing speeds and is perfect for gaming or multiple devices on the network.
  • Followed the very simple setup instructions and had the new wireless networks up and running with no problems. Speed and range were as advertised. One of the easiest wireless networks I have ever set up.
  • This router is EXTREMELY fast downloading and uploading files through Internet and network. Handles multiple wifi devices with ease!!! A must get!!
  • I had way too many devices on my network for the router I was previously using but this asus handles the workload and then some beautifully.
  • The router covered the entire house and yard from the basement, that lasted about two weeks before it started not broadcasting both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz. Returned it and tried a different router.
  • Was easy to setup and great signal strength thru-out entire house (3700 sq ft) but even though the signal strength was great the WiFi constantly dropped out on many of my devices.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
6.3 in.
2.38 in.
Width
8.6 in.
11.8 in.
Depth
3.27 in.
7.4 in.
Weight
1.4 lbs.
2 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 WiFi Dual-band 3x3 Gigabit Wireless Router with AiProtection Network Security
  • The firmware is pretty standard but a decent interface. I use the built-in cloud software to access a USB drive from anywhere. I use the port forwarding a lot and it works fine too. A good router for me.
  • The 3 antenna helps with reception through the house.
  • After purchasing and installing, I can confirm that this handles all my devices now with ease. The router/network administration software is superb.
  • This router is really fast and reliable network. It has a high range of network that covered my entire house.
  • Price was good, however compared to my last router this Asus is extremely hard to install.
  • IPhone ios apps for this router is not working, can not connect. Same issue have many other users. No fix after 1 month of purchase
ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • I bought two of these to build a mesh network in my house. Two of these and a ASUS RT-AC88U have made a poweful single WIFI network that will handle anything I throw at it.
  • This router is just what I needed to get my network the boost that it needed. No more buffering while watching Netflix or Hulu.
  • Asus router is easy to setup via cat5 cable or Asus app. Expandable with additional Asus routers in an Aimesh network.
  • This allows me to control my entire network and attach additional USB drives. Plus the app control is just awesome.
  • If you have a Mac and expect to print to a networked printer (LAN or WiFi) do not buy this router. I wasted money and a lot of time trying to get this to work with both Canon and Epson ink jet printers. It was a royal pain to setup
  • At first everything worked well then the days went by and the regular network started being slow and the 5g works well
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
ASUS RT-AC68U AC1900 WiFi Dual-band 3x3 Gigabit Wireless Router with AiProtection Network Security
  • My old router was hacked and didn't perform well with all the users in the house. This Asus ( & support techs) are the best. All the bandwidth we want, no reduced signals, and feel very secure with their firewall.
  • Very fast and secure router with many great options. You can even monitor from remote devices.
  • Not the easiest router to set-up but the performance has been excellent and the internet security features were highly recommended by IT professionals.
  • This router is Fast And more Secure than NetGear, no drop out! very nice router.
  • Love the router and how tight it is with security.
ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 4x4 MU-MIMO
  • If you care about security, I would highly recommend Asus, Apple, or Ubiquity access point since they constantly update their firmware with new features and update their security constantly.
  • Powerful router with great range for my two story house. Very easy to set up with nice security features.
  • This new router has allowed us to add security, enhance our wireless throughout our home and allowed us to set parameters depending on who connects to what.
  • For those who are IT network engineers, this is the router for you. It is loaded with features to provide what power users need for a secure home network and the connection to their work.
  • Easy setup, detailed controls available online, beam forming allows for large bandwidth items to take priority, excellent security options.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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