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4.0 out of 5 stars Choices, 4 Jan. 2014
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Designed primarily for those of us who have a cable or fibre internet connection the Asus RT-AC68U router must be used with a separate modem. It isn't a replacement for the `traditional' modem/router units that are found with most broadband connections and that appears to have been the cause of some of the negative comments I've noted in other reviews of this unit. Luckily I have a fibre connection and have been using this new router in place of my Asus `Black Knight' (RT-N66U) model Asus RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Gigabit Router. Since buying one of their laptops a few years ago (and more products since) I have gained a respect for Asus products as they tend to be very well-made so I was keen to see how this new router compared to my old one. However, having read the comments of those other reviewers on this website I must say that I did expect to have some issues with its software. Maybe I've been lucky but so far it all seems to have worked ok for me and I wonder if the software updates issued by Asus have now fixed those problems. I hope so as it's a shame to see such an advanced piece of kit causing such concern amongst users, especially from a manufacturer like Asus.

In my own experience the router has performed well with all of my devices (two smartphones, two tablets, two laptops plus other media devices) and I haven't noted any issues with connectivity or reliability through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. I have not dabbled with the settings on the router so it's pretty standard and seems to be at least as good as my other router. However, the `upgrade' in performance doesn't seem to be particularly noticeable for me so I can't help but suggest that anyone trying to decide between this model and the less expensive RT-N66U chooses that one in view of its more widely acknowledged reliability.
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2014 18:10:47 GMT
peter says:
Hi, Can some one explain to me why this router Asus RT-AC68U can't be used with ADSL. I have had the Asus RT-AC66U working using my bt home 3 as modem and had no problems. I have looked at some reviews and people are saying both of these routers are for cable - fiber optic connections. Can anybody advise?????
Thanks Peter

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 21:15:59 GMT
Hi. It's not that this router cannot be used on ADSL. It can be used that way, but you must use it with a separate modem which is the way that you have used it successfully. Most people with an ADSL connection use a combined modem/router device whereas this device from ASUS is only a router so anyone who uses it must use it with any necessary modem such as that for a fibre connection or the one that you have used in your HomeHub. I hope this helps you.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 21:27:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Mar 2014 21:34:30 GMT
peter says:
Hi
Thanks for the reply, I though that. Some people are posting, you can only use this with a cable or fiber optic connection.

peter

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2014 15:09:56 BDT
M J Philpot says:
Hi, so did you un-screw your fibre optic cable from your exiting router and put it into this new router? Can I use it as a direct replacement for my supplied, original Virgin Fibre Optic cable?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2014 15:28:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 May 2014 15:30:52 BDT
peter says:
HI

I don't have fibre optic connection, I've got adsl. I just use the wifi of the asus router until my area gets fibre. you will still need a modem as this is a router only. you can probably use the virgin box as the modem and the asus doing the routing and wifi. also you could just buy a modem on your own with the asus router. you will need to find out how to configure the virgin box and asus router though.
Peter

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2014 20:18:43 BDT
You have to leave the fibre line connected to your modem / superhub, if you have a superhub you just put it into modem mode and put a lan cable in the yellow socket on the superhub and then into the WAN port of the router.
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