ASUS RP-AC68U AC1900 WiFi Range Extender

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About this product

Overview

  • Combined wireless transfer speeds of up to 1900Mbps
  • Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired-only devices
  • Smart indicator pinpoints optimal positioning for strong coverage

Product overview

• Improve existing Wi-Fi coverage and eliminate any signal dead zones or Wi-Fi dead spots in your home
• Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz signals provide you with maximum range on 2.4GHz and performance on 5GHz
• Combined wireless transfer speeds of up to 1900Mbps (up to 600Mbps on 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps on 5GHz)
• Five Gigabit Ethernet ports lets you connect wired-only devices to your network
• Smart LED signal indicator helps you find the best location for optimal performance
• Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) allows you to pair the range extender with any WPS enabled router at the push of a button
• Manufacturer part number: RP-AC68U
• Access point mode allows you to expand or create a new Wi-Fi network
• ASUS ExpressWay uses full-speed device connections to boost performance

Why do I need this range extender?
This ASUS RP-AC68U will let you extend your existing Wi-Fi network with speeds of up to 1900Mbps using the 802.11ac networking protocol. It is a dual-band repeater, with a 3x4 (MIMO) internal antenna array that delivers Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz. Blindingly fast speeds that will be emitted to every corner of the home – even to those difficult, hard-to-reach spots. This ensures you get reliable high-speed internet coverage everywhere for devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and smart TVs.

Utilising the dual-band capability of the RP-AC68U, ASUS ExpressWay creates a super-efficient connection with improved performance and reliability. With a device or router that supports 5GHz operation, ExpressWay can dedicate one band for connecting to the router and the other for connecting to the device, a great performance boost for data-intensive tasks such as HD video streaming or gaming. Additionally, enabling Roaming assist on a compatible ASUS router will mean your device will automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, whether it’s from the router or the repeater. This ensures that you always get the most reliable connection wherever you are in the house.

Can I use this range extender for wired only devices?
Five Gigabit Ethernet ports allow you to connect any devices that lack Wi-Fi capabilities to your network wirelessly, such as multimedia players, game consoles and PCs. Under this Media Bridge mode (which can be used at the same time as repeater mode), the extender acts as a wireless bridge for your wired only devices.

What is the USB port used for?
Connect a USB storage device to the USB 3.0 port and with ASUS AiCloud turn the RP-AC68U into a personal cloud, for access and streaming content anywhere. The accompanying AiCloud app is free for iOS and Android devices and works with the RP-AC68U to give you the ultimate mobile flexibility.

Are there any other features?
You can also use the RP-AC68U as an access point (AP), which creates an additional Wi-Fi hotspot in your home. To do this you will need to connect it directly to your existing router, which will add a fast and stable 5GHz network to a single band 2.4GHz router, upgrading it to speeds of up to 1300Mbps for ultra-smooth online gaming, 4K UHD video streaming and downloading. For an existing 5GHz network, it will add an extra 5GHz network for connecting even more devices. Since it is connected directly to your router, you’ll benefit with better transfer speeds and bandwidths.

How easy is it to set up?
A number of ways are available for installing the RP-AC68U – WPS, computer, laptop, laptop or smartphone. WPS allows you to set the repeater up with a compatible router at the touch of the WPS button, making set up very quick. For best results, the repeater should be placed where there is a strong wireless signal, which can be checked using the single strength indicator on the back panel.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent product purchased 23/2/17 extended my wift in a large old house, which stuggled with the top of the range virgin router.. worth the expense
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to install This Asus wifi extender was very easy to install and did help greatly to reduce the dead spots
Date published: 2017-01-02
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Specification

System Requirements & Software

Software Compatibility:

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.9
Mac OS X 10.10
Mac OS X 10.11

Operating Specifications

Wi-Fi Class:

802.11ac

WiFi Bands:

2.4GHz
5GGhz

Gigabit Ethernet:

Yes

USB Ports:

Yes

Construction

Colour:

Black

Warranty

Warranty:

1Year(s)

Contents

Package Contents:

1 x Range extender
1 x Ethernet cable
1 x Power adapter
1 x Quick start guide

General

Type:

Wi-Fi Range Extender

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

106mm

Depth:

106mm

Height:

178mm

Weight:

1500g

Connectivity

Number Of Ethernet Port:

5

Product Specifications

Security/Encryption:

WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK
WPA-Enterprise
WPA2-Enterprise
WPS support

Low Power Mode:

No

Can you hard wire connect this extender via LAN CAT6 cable to locate in another part of the building away from the main router?

Asked by: Lucky13
Yes, this would be suitable.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-09-28

Can this product be connected to existing router by cable ? And become an access point?

Asked by: John
Yes it can You can find this detail in the product description. *Are there any other features? You can also use the RP-AC68U as an access point (AP), which creates an additional Wi-Fi hotspot in your home. To do this you will need to connect it directly to your existing router, which will add a fast and stable 5GHz network to a single band 2.4GHz router, upgrading it to speeds of up to 1300Mbps for ultra-smooth online gaming, 4K UHD video streaming and downloading. For an existing 5GHz network, it will add an extra 5GHz network for connecting even more devices. Since it is connected directly to your router, you’ll benefit with better transfer speeds and bandwidths.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-09-19

Does this extender work with Sky fibre ?

Asked by: Eddo
Yes, I am pleased to advise this will be fine with Sky Fibre.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28

Do i need to have an asus router in order for this to work or can this be used with any router like a BTHOME Hub?

Asked by: Tazz
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support other modems.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-27
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