Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC68U vs TP-LINK Archer C9


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
TP-Link
Model
RT-AC68U
Archer C9
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.
Archer C9 comes with the next generation 11ac Wi-Fi standard, offering total data transfer speeds up to 1.9Gbps. With 1.3Gbps over the clearer 5GHz frequency, and 600Mbps using two wireless chips to maximize performance over the 2.4GHz frequency your whole home will get excellent wireless coverage. The outstanding Gigabit Wi-Fi and Gigabit wired connections are ideal for bandwidth sensitive applications like streaming in HD and seamless online gaming. With Archer C9 you get a super-fast, high performance connected home.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
1900 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
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Router AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual-Band Gigabit
  • The signal strength in 2.4 Ghz is very good but, as expected, 5g is very weak when I get outside and further away from router. Overall speed is excellent.
  • This is a durable and reliable router. It has great range and fast speeds.
  • Fantastic router, the speed is excellent. Was able to stream movies through roku and other media devices. Setup was easy and no issues.
  • Read lots of reviews of routers and this was the most popular and consistent one. Great range and speed
  • This Archer C7 is so easy to set up and so fast! Getting download speeds of about 125. Great range as well...I have the router on the first floor and still get consistent speeds on the second floor, in the basement and even in the garage
Size & Weight
Color
Black
White
Height
6.3 in.
6.6 in.
Width
8.6 in.
8.7 in.
Depth
3.27 in.
3.4 in.
Weight
1.4 lbs.
3 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
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
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Router AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual-Band Gigabit
  • The features are ideal for my needs, from sharing a printer and USB file server to supporting QoS, VPN, and Parental Controls. I particularly like the ability to enable a guest network for visitors without allowing them to see each other or my own network.
  • In terms of performance, the C7 works very well. The 3 antennas provide great coverage and range. I found that having the outer antennas at a 45 degree angle and the middle antenna standing straight up, worked best for me.
  • The setup was very quick and I was on-line within a few minutes. The unit looks solid, and has 3 detachable antennas.
  • The three antennas make for some good coverage. Nice product with nice features! Submitted as part of a free sample program.
  • Some other features that I find useful include QoS, parental controls and offline downloads.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA-PSK2
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
DoS protection, SPI Firewall, IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter, IP and MAC Address Binding
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.
TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless Router AC1900 Smart WiFi Dual-Band Gigabit
  • This router is simple, secure, and fast. So far very reliable.
  • The router has support for OpenVPN and PPTP VPN built in, which allows secure access to my home computers and files from the internet when I am not at home.
  • The AC1750 has some nice features and includes 2 USB2.0 ports for backups, filesharing or a print server. The AC1750 has guest networks, good speed and some limited parental controls.
  • Of course if you want to go into more specific account settings such as parental controls and QoS priority, it will take a bit more time.
  • The C7 has all the modern and advanced features you would expect to find in an AC1750 Wi-Fi router.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE, EAC, RoHS
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