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Promoted 05-17-2016 by SubZero5 at 10:28 AM View Original Post
Newegg has ASUS RT-AC68W Dual-Band Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router on sale for $163.99 - $34 w/ promo code EMCEJFK37 - $10 Rebate = $119.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

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Edited May 16, 2016 at 07:41 AM by annie930ny
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I run stock firmware and have never had that experience. All my devices are wireless. is how you configure it is how it will work. All my Wireless N/AC are on the 5Ghz channels and all my legacy devices on 2.4Ghz channels. I've set manual channels for both depending on my area, using WiFi Analyzer. I have a sb6183 connected to the router via Ethernet only. 300mbits with TWC. My HTC 10 pulls a healthy 280mbps from my upstairs bedroom.

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I bought mine for $120 without a rebate but this is still a good deal. The stock Asus Firmware would bring wireless connections to a crawl even with 2 people connected. Once I put DD-WRT on, it sped up immediately and has been great since. Thanks for the share!
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I bought mine for $120 without a rebate but this is still a good deal. The stock Asus Firmware would bring wireless connections to a crawl even with 2 people connected. Once I put DD-WRT on, it sped up immediately and has been great since. Thanks for the share!
I run stock firmware and have never had that experience. All my devices are wireless. is how you configure it is how it will work. All my Wireless N/AC are on the 5Ghz channels and all my legacy devices on 2.4Ghz channels. I've set manual channels for both depending on my area, using WiFi Analyzer. I have a sb6183 connected to the router via Ethernet only. 300mbits with TWC. My HTC 10 pulls a healthy 280mbps from my upstairs bedroom.
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HMMM not sure if i should bite or not. have the tmobile one, but do want the updated hardware. decisions decisions.
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Results vary obviously.
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I bought this deal when it was with Amazon for the same price without the rebate. I didn't have any issues running the stock firmware (after an update of course). It's been very solid. I just recently put in the Merlin firmware and still runs like a champ.
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Thanks OP
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Last edited by arm&hammer May 16, 2016 at 08:06 AM
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HMMM not sure if i should bite or not. have the tmobile one, but do want the updated hardware. decisions decisions.
I assume you meant to say firmware, not hardware
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I assume you meant to say firmware, not hardware
hardware. the tmobile ones are rev0 i believe. and these are rev1 maybe 2? not sure.
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anyone have any thoughts on this vs the tp-link C9?
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anyone have any thoughts on this vs the tp-link C9?
Personally I'd go with the AC68 based on wider 3rd-party firmware support, and the willingness of Asus to keep the door open for alternate firmwares after the FCC new rulings go into effect in a couple of weeks.

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hardware. the tmobile ones are rev0 i believe. and these are rev1 maybe 2? not sure.
The AC68W could potentially be a rev. B1 hardware which is identical to the AC68P hardware. => faster CPU + better USB3 perf.
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Last edited by trent25 May 16, 2016 at 09:05 AM
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Be aware that you won't be able to count on Asus's support/RMA if anything goes wrong. Here is my recent experience with that.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/m...t-t3378184
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Personally I'd go with the AC68 based on wider 3rd-party firmware support, and the willingness of Asus to keep the door open for alternate firmwares after the FCC new rulings go into effect in a couple of weeks.


The AC68W could potentially be a rev. B1 hardware which is identical to the AC68P hardware. => faster CPU + better USB3 perf.
i know, but how to be sure? that is why i am guessing it is only rev a1 or so.
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hmmm..for my general use at home, this will be fine. actually anything new model will be better than my 10 years old linksys wrt 300 hahahaha. but it has been working so great.
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