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DHCP is a network protocol that provides IP addresses to DHCP clients when requested for configuration information. After determining the network that the client is connected to, the DHCP assigns it an IP address and provides it with the appropriate IP configuration information.

DHCP IP addresses last only a limited period of time and they must be renewed before they expire – most of the best routers typically come with DHCP enabled and provide IP address renewal out of the box.

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Asus RT-AC68U

Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router


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Asus RT-AC68U
Apple AirPort Express (2012)
TRENDnet TEW-812DRU
TP-LINK TD-W8970
TP-Link Ultimate N900
Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Apple AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)
TRENDnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router
TP-LINK TD-W8970 Wireless N300 Modem Router
TP-Link Ultimate N900 TL-WDR4900 Wireless Router
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Release Date
Sep 2013
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Router Functionalities
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server, Wireless Access Point
NAT, DHCP Server, PPPoE, VPN Pass-Thru, DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, DHCP Server, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
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Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External

  • For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.


  • With record-breaking 802.11ac results, along with the all-round quality of the RT-AC68U and advanced setup options, Asus deserves recommendation for power users. Although we wouldn't buy an Asus router just for the AiCloud feature, it's far from useless, and another string to the bow of the RT-AC68U, which is an all-round excellent networking product.


  • Recently we've seen a number of manufacturers release follow-ups to their debut 802.11ac routers, but Asus is the only one so far to make a true generational step up. Virtually everything has been upgraded and the combination of blistering speed, smart new design, masses of functionality and far greater horsepower has raised the bar for the competition. We'd still like to see AiCloud offer full remote access to router controls and the RRP is high, but right now there is no better router on the market.


  • This is among the best compact wireless-networking devices available.

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    In all, the refreshed AirPort Express is a good, but not great simultaneous dual-band router. "N600" routers are pretty much commodities now and there are many more fully-featured products for less moneyâ?? even less if you buy refurbished. For example, Cisco's Linksys EA2700 has similar wireless performance, Gigabit ports and supports Cisco's new Connect Cloud architecture.


  • The Apple AirPort Express is an affordable, easy-to-use 802.11g multifunction access point and digital music adapter that works with both PCs and Macs. As long as you stay in the MP3/AAC world and don't need photo or video support, it's a fine choice.


  • The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance.

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    There are just too many negatives to recommend this router, in spite of its aggressive pricing. Unimpressive range, low file sharing throughput, problems with 2.4 GHz 40 MHz mode connections and even its inability to properly communicate its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) status are all reasons to leave it on the shelf.


  • Killer throughput, a good feature set and easy setup makes the Trendnet AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router (TEW-812DRU) an excellent 11ac router.


  • With a good range of features for a modest price, the TP-Link TD-W8970 is a best buy. It features an ADSL2+ modem, 300Mbps Wi-Fi (albeit not dual-band), Gigabit Ethernet, and it even has support for 3G. Its interface is clean and quick easy to use for the most part. Our only issue is with the USB storage ports, which could use better functionality.