I upgraded my 4 year old RT-AC68U with the GT and I'm happy. I was having some issues with the RT mainly with Dual WAN and it needed to be restarted twice a week to keep it stable (otherwise you could not use the web interface, some clients were disconnected etc.. so I suppose that the router was having a memory leak somewhere)Was curious what everyone’s current thoughts are on this router’s overall performance.../...
Still worth keeping it? Would you recommend it to others?
With the GT Dual WAN is working way better (that is I always have a connection to the Internet no matter what, with the RT sometimes no internet at all when the two wan connections was not down ! and it required restarting the router). I was also having issues with some devices not reconneting to the router at some point needing either restarting the device and / or the router. With the GT I do not have theses issues (I still restart the router once a week at night for safety)
I'm not using VPN or the dedicated gaming features, but I'm using AI Protection, Dual Wan and QOS, traffic analyzer. There are some bugs though, so far I noticed :
* With Dual WAN, when the router is using my USB 4G Modem (which is my primary connection) the bandwith usage isn't reported correctly (or at all), it's fine though when the router is using the DSL connection on the WAN port.
* QOS : If i set device priority for QOS, it seems to work, though at some point the priorities are reset to default for all devices...
* IFTTT doesn't work at all : it is connectect, I can see the ASUS router in my IFTTT account but if I try to use the "device connect" trigger, the devices list doesn't load at all (maybe it's because of Dual WAN and also because I'm using double NAT (not by choice))
So all in all I'm happy, the Wifi is most reliable than it was with the RT (and it was very good). Do I recommend it ? Well... It is an expensive router, so maybe not until price has dropped and until then the previous models are still solid (but then again I'm not using the gaming features at all)