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Best Buy B&M has the Asus RT-AC1900P router marked down to $75.99 as part of their networking discounts for back to school. That's $104 under the online price. The discount did not come up in the system at checkout, but after they verified the price on the shelf the cashier corrected the price. Expect these to go fast because the BB employees were already talking about picking some up themselves.

Purchased mine in Atlanta, GA.

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Review:
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/w...r-reviewed

"ASUS also likes to create product versions exclusive to vendors and companies, notably the TM-AC1900 for T-Mobile (not shown above) and the RT-AC68P and RT-AC1900P SKUs exclusive to Best Buy. This is a great marketing strategy because exclusivity (and scarcity) tends to increase router geeks' product lust, even if the difference is nothing more than a model number."

"Nonetheless, the slight differences in results add up to earning an SNB #1 Ranked award. The former #1 AC1900 ranked champ, NETGEAR's R7000 Nighthawk moves down to #2 and the RT-AC68U now ties for #3 with D-Link's no-frills DIR-879."

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ASUS "RT-AC68U" series of routers....
There is no website I can find that has a history and comparison of these routers you can refer to.(There are MANY MANY different model numbers of the same "RT-AC68U" motherboard...just different 'versions'.
The ASUS website is incorrect with there photos, and don't provide information like processor differences. When opening the "RT-AC1900" The antennae are small not the same as the box, ASUS won't send you the 'correct one's. This is when you discover ASUS have no idea about the specs of there products.
Typing this out right now, I'm in hold to ASUS trying to answer a spec question on a specific serial number of a ASUS router.
It has been a 53 minute phone call.

This "RT-AC1900P" is supposed to have 1.4ghz processor.
It is supposed to NOT support 'Tomato firmware.

I have no idea if you were to photograph the chip numbers of this 1900P if ASUS would verify if it is the correct chips.

The entire ASUS infrastructure needs an overhaul.

The T-Mobile 1900 can use 3rd party firmware after conversion to a 68U, for $25 deposit.
I would take a R7000 Nighthawk over this.

This 1900P is an era of ASUS mistakes imho. As a matter of fact, all white box ASUS right now.

Thumbs down.

Edit, 72 minute phone. Case passed to 'tier 3" and will call me back.24-72 hrs. (Just to tell me specs of a router)
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What does the P offer? I got a Asus RT-1900 for $45 yesterday. Is the P worth $30?
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Did you buy the same model? The antennas fit fine on mine. The sticker on the box says it's the B2 hardware. Honestly if yours is so screwed up why even bother instead of returning it? Nobody makes a consumer router reliably these days so it's not too surprising. Just try and find a single manufacturer that offers more than a 1 year warranty.

I'd be surprised if it doesn't have 1.4Ghz CPU given it loudly proclaims it on the box. That'd be an easy false advertising suit to lose if it wasn't true.
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What does the P offer? I got a Asus RT-1900 for $45 yesterday. Is the P worth $30?
The AC1900P appears to be a new revision of the AC1900. Here's a review:

http://techreport.com/review/3211...r-reviewed
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What does the P offer? I got a Asus RT-1900 for $45 yesterday. Is the P worth $30?
Where do you get rt-1900 for 45?
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Which area?
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What does the P offer? I got a Asus RT-1900 for $45 yesterday. Is the P worth $30?
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How about this ? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYTA...scomp-wm-4
Older model, slower processor.
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ASUS "RT-AC68U" series of routers....
There is no website I can find that has a history and comparison of these routers you can refer to.(There are MANY MANY different model numbers of the same "RT-AC68U" motherboard...just different 'versions'.
The ASUS website is incorrect with there photos, and don't provide information like processor differences. When opening the "RT-AC1900" The antennae are small not the same as the box, ASUS won't send you the 'correct one's. This is when you discover ASUS have no idea about the specs of there products.
Typing this out right now, I'm in hold to ASUS trying to answer a spec question on a specific serial number of a ASUS router.
It has been a 53 minute phone call.

This "RT-AC1900P" is supposed to have 1.4ghz processor.
It is supposed to NOT support 'Tomato firmware.

I have no idea if you were to photograph the chip numbers of this 1900P if ASUS would verify if it is the correct chips.

The entire ASUS infrastructure needs an overhaul.

The T-Mobile 1900 can use 3rd party firmware after conversion to a 68U, for $25 deposit.
I would take a R7000 Nighthawk over this.

This 1900P is an era of ASUS mistakes imho. As a matter of fact, all white box ASUS right now.

Thumbs down.

Edit, 72 minute phone. Case passed to 'tier 3" and will call me back.24-72 hrs. (Just to tell me specs of a router)
Don't expect the R7000 to be great. I was in BB to buy a router today because my R7000 died on me. They work fairly well aside from the need for reboots but they definitely have quality control issues.
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This is one solid and fast router. Great coverage as well.

I use it with Comcast Gigabit service and it provides true Gigabit speeds as long as you keep QoS and traffic analyzer features off. You cut them on and speeds basically drop to half that for Gigabit customers. But to be fair, 99.9% of consumer grade routers can't handle Gigabit speeds with QoS features turned on.
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I use Asus T-mobile cellspot router converted to Rt-68AU, got it "free" as long as you a customer, it runs merlin sortware and it has been a rock solid router 24/7 no issues so far and it offers great wireless range and great performance, if this model is a better revised version with a new hardware then go for it, not expensive imo
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Where do you get rt-1900 for 45?

Walmart. Just got lucky. Either someone returned one or they found it in the back behind other shit. These had been cleared out a long time ago.

Update on this deal. It was a short term deal for Black Friday in July, and the employees did not change the price tag. I got one, but she took the tag down in my store.
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Thanks! I needed to replace my RT 56U.
$75.99 as described by the OP, checkout scan shows $179, but sticker on the shelf shows $75.99. Took two minutes to adjust price.

Review is here:
https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/w...r-reviewed

Great table showing the differences in the RT 1900 family. on the first page.
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