Product Comparison: Linksys EA6700 vs ASUS RT-AC68U


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
ASUS
Model
EA6700
RT-AC68U
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Linksys EA6700 connects your Wi-Fi-enabled devices at speeds of up to N450 + AC1300 Mbps.
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.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1750 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"
Linksys EA6700 AC1750 Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • I used an older model and I had to constantly reboot the device. No more power cycle and the speed is stable. I do have issues with range inside my 1800 sq ft home. I am satisfied overall.
  • Good router with good reception. Very reliable with good speed.
  • Once set up great reception and great speed. No problems downloading or uploading.
  • Speed is AMAZING FAST...802.11AC satisfaction guarantee!
  • Router's range was very bad. My old netgear router would reach outside to my back yard and this Linkdys didnt it sucked. also not giving me the speed it supposed to give... On the 5ghz i was only getting about 80mbps and i pay for 150mbps so i got netgear router and i get more than 150 speeds....
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
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.58 in.
6.3 in.
Width
10.8 in.
8.6 in.
Depth
7.25 in.
3.27 in.
Weight
1.1 lbs.
1.4 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
6
3
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys EA6700 AC1750 Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • Cisco/LinkSys has been and will always be the standard. Very reliable and doesn't need to be rebooted (power plug pull) as often as other routers I've had. Great choice if you are setting up wifi for a senior or anyone who just wants things to work with no hassles! I highly recommend.
  • Super easy to setup and has been working great for over a month now. They have a nice app too. Very user friendly.
  • Very easy to set up. Plug in router, plug Ethernet cable from modem into router. Wifi will show up on laptop. Log in using password on the bottom of your router. Then set it up.
  • Nothing negative to report. Works as advertised. Also fixed this annoying issue I'd been dealing with where my Samsung smart TV would disconnect from the wifi daily when everything else maintained a connection. I'm happy.
  • Worst Router ever.. Troubleshoot 100 times in a day. All day you just need to power off and On.. do t waste your money and time on it... worst product..
  • Impressively bad connectivity. WiFi funtions 100 times slower than using Ethernet cable. No improvement after following recommended troubleshooting, firmware updates, etc.
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
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, RADIUS
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Guest Access
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys EA6700 AC1750 Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • Luckiky, this router was on sale! It has newer technology for a better deal! Easy setup, secured features, fastwe speed. Excellent price & quality!
  • Not as much Wi-Fi strength that I wanted, but the parental controls are great
  • This works so well, I was so surprised, the price was great, has better features than I thought, overall great buy
  • Easy set up, mid level features, decent WiFi coverage for single level home. Low profile design, no external antennas made it good for where I wanted to place it with still good signal range.
  • If you've read reviews of Linksys' routers, you undoubtedly know that Linksys has a cloud-based feature for controlling your router away from home. I won't rehash about that feature, but it does work pretty well from anywhere that you're connected to the internet.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
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