Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC68U vs ASUS RT-N66U


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
RT-AC68U
RT-N66U
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.
The ASUS RT-N66U dual-band wireless-N900 gigabit router delivers incredible performance and coverage range. With new ASUSWRT UI, quickly setup your network, customize user access, and monitor signal strength. Following the award-winning RT-N56U, the RT-N66U increases Wi-Fi speed for both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz transmission by 50% up to 900Mbps that makes it ideal for bandwidth demanding tasks such as 3D HD video streaming, multiplayer gaming, USB hard drive file sharing, and USB connected printer sharing.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
900 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
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-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
  • Overall, this is a great router. I tested it on Xbox and it runs flawlessly. Same goes with the other devices such as the Computer, and phones. They all are streaming HD video with no problem. I have fast internet as is, and adding this router into my setup just makes it much better.
  • Since installing the ASUS router we have been experiencing nothing short of a miracle! No more buffering and very smooth video playback without any "ghosting" and/or pixeling of the images.
  • This ASUS unit has the advantage that the 3 external antennaes work with the 2.4 GHtz signals, which on most of the "latest" dual band units the external antennae only work with the 5 GHtz and do not help aim the 2.4 signals like this one does.
  • working very well for my needs. I haven’t tried the ‘guest’ feature or totally explored the unit yet, but all my wireless items are connecting now and doing so simultaneously! Installation was relatively easy, helps if you have a clue about how Wi-Fi is set up in the first place!
  • This router does exactly what I wanted it to do. Over 100 mbs wireless and same goes for being hard wired. It is pretty much plug and play.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
6.3 in.
1.4 in.
Width
8.6 in.
8.15 in.
Depth
3.27 in.
5.86 in.
Weight
1.4 lbs.
0.99 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-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
3
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-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
  • I purchased this a month ago & couldn't be happier! I have about 3200 sq. feet on 2 floors & have no dead spots anywhere, even downstairs which has metal studs!
  • I have this in the basement of a 2 story house, and my Xbox One game on the main floor gets 90% signal at 5Ghz, and sees the maxed out speeds of 60 Mbps from my service provider with no loss. Great for online gaming, HD streaming, and connecting multiple devices at once.
  • Love it, excellent signal coverage, very minimal wireless speed loss at range. I went through 2 other routers before I found this one
  • Handles the whole household at same time (as long as you have high speed internet). Son games, daughter on Youtube & parents watching Netflix all at same time.
  • Previously I could barely get 720P without constant buffering. I can now sustain a consistent stream at the highest setting (1080P @ 20MB/s) and with multiple simultaneous streamings.
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-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
  • So many options for security along with the dual band its just an awesome router for the price.
  • It has all the other features that I require like MAC address filtering, non-broadcast of SSID, and other good security features.
  • Another thing that I like about this router is that the setup interface is very easy to understand and use. Controlling security settings, or some of the more advanced features are pretty easy.
  • Network security for the USB drives/devices. On other routers that I've used that have the USB option, there is only guest access, I was able to set up user security on my drives with mixed no access/read access/read-write access. Configuration was painless and security works great.
  • The router was easy to set up and security protocols are simple to activate. I would highly recommend this product if you're looking for a reliable router.
  • The only reason for 4 and not 5 stars is because I would have liked the option to pick my encryption type (tkip or aes) but only AES is available.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
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