Rt-ac68u

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by bigmag, May 30, 2013.

  1. bigmag

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    Hi FYI
    From http://prezi.com/fnil4s-yei7l/untitled-prezi/

    RT-AC68U
    The most powerful wireless router
    World's fastest data rate at 1.9 Gbps
    AiRadar beamforming for best Wi-Fi performance
    Dual-core CPU enhances overall performance
     

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  3. humba

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    I tried with speed permutations that include 160MHz channels - but 1900? Going 160MHz would double the rate of a single AC channel - so perhaps 1x 160MHz, 2x 80MHz + 1 N channel would nearly make 1900Mbit/s (1882), but would conflict with the 3 N channel assertion.
    I guess we'll get the explanation once Computex gets underway..
     
  4. RMerlin

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    Keep in mind that the AC1900 moniker is nothing more than marketing branding - it is in no way a technical specification. And it is about an unannounced product, so it could very well be totally wrong as well (try an AC1900 search on Google to see what I mean).
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Yeah, the numbers don't add up. I don't think they are going to 4x4 or 160 MHz channels. See this Stream/Rate/Channel Width summary
     
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    Hmm

    I was told AC1900 is constructed in this manner, up for thoughts and discussion

    AC1900 ~ 5GHz (1300Mbps 3 spatial streams) + 2.4GHz (600Mbps 3 spatial streams) so i was told ;)

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    awhhhsummmm!
     
  9. XFalconX

    XFalconX New Around Here

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    Definitely interested in this router. Any info on release date or pre-orders?


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  10. Adamm

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    Looks like it was officially announced today at computex. No release dates as of yet or price
     
  11. klas

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    Will be getting it as soon as it's out. We'll see how it stacks up against wonderful R6300.
     
  12. dunkin

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    Does it have external antenna or not?
     
  13. bigmag

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    Yes he have 3

    See the pictures
     
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    It doesn't seem there is a "3 stream / 600Mbps Wireless-N" combination according to this.


    The 1900Mbps spec could be marketing smoke&mirrors for this theoretical & concurrent throughput combination:

    5Ghz Wireless-AC (1300Mbps / 3 stream) + 5Ghz Wireless-N (300Mbps / 2 stream) + 2.4Ghz Wireless-N (300Mbps / 2 stream).

    Although it would seem to make sense that 3 stream Wireless-N @ 450Mbps would be used for a total theoretical throughput of 2200Mbps.
     
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    Does the SoC have hardware crypto acceleration? Trying to decide between this and a EdgeMax Lite + Unifi AC combo... obviously Asus would be a lot cheaper.
     
  18. DaveMishSr

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    RT-AC67U is now the RT-AC68U?

    I have read that the RT-AC67U has been re-designated as the RT-AC68U. Is this true? Would anyone like to shed some light on this?
     
  19. RMerlin

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    That's correct.
     
  20. netmik3

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    Man can't wait to get this fat ass router.
    Skipped the ac66u since i don't need ac, why get this? Finally a cpu upgrade!
     
  21. thiggins

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    Don't get caught up in the marketing hype.

    I haven't seen significant performance improvements on other BCM4708-based routers so far.
     

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