Excellent range, blazing performance
First, as always setup was very easy. I love that modern routers now force you to set up better security.
The range is approximately 10% better on the 2.4ghz band, and maybe 12-14% better on the 5ghz band measured using WIFI Analyzer on my S4 and Note 10.1.
Overall, I'm pleased and look forward to new firmware builds that improve the functionality.
Demonstrating all-round quality
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.
Benchmark wireless performance, Class leading USB speeds
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.
Blazing fast 5GHz band performance, Attractive design
ASUS products have typically commanded a premium and the RT-AC68U is, unfortunately, no different. Its list price of S$359 makes it one of the priciest routers in the market right now. But for the price, you do get a smart-looking router with blazing AC performance and rich features.
Excellent range, Very happy with my RTA15
The design of the unit is very good and the product is more sturdy than the pictures look. I like the smooth glass like cover of the router. Very good touch. You dont get that impression when you look at the pictures but the product looks better and feels better in person.
Overall very happy and highly recommended.
Versatile connectivity options, Good Wi-Fi performance, Good price
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.
Best at this Price
Just received this product and am very impressed, very easy to set up, many preloaded settings for all major ISP, have tried tp link 8968 and an expensive Netgear neither could achieve the internet download speed of this router, the Netgear was more than 4mbs slower. It looks a million dollars too very smart,if the ariels put you off you can point them downwards so you don't see them,at this price don't waste your time looking elsewhere.
A multi-functional device
Although physically quite large, approximately 20 x 25cm in depth and width, it is quite slim at around only 4cm at its deepest point and about half of that at the sides. Although labelled as a Cable Router as it does not include any modem components or allow connection via the normal RJ jack, it can be used with cable and fibre optics broadband (such as BT Infiniti) or to provide bridge and router functions to a standard broadband modem.
Good little travel router
Overall, it is a very versatile and certainly compact device, and your experience may be very different depending on how you use it. As an access or router, simply to give you a wireless signal for devices without an Ethernet port, it will do everything you expect, except, perhaps a great wireless range, as the antenna is somewhat limited.
Great price, Tiny, Many features
While most of us won't see such drastic cuts in download speeds, it may be worth considering a more robust router for your permanent home connection, especially if you have a very fast broadband connection.
For those on more modest connections, and certainly for those who want to take a router with them as they travel, then the TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router is an excellent device.
The only minor issue I encountered was a somewhat buggy bios when the unit arrived. Using the internal software, the unit happily downloaded and installed its own firmware update from Asus. After that, this unit has been an excellent upgrade to my network. You will notice an improvement over older technology almost immediately. I first noticed this during configuration, and when browsing around the web. Several games and apps that I had issues with hanging or lag disappeared.
Excellent bargain router, but not without it's quirks
Bought this to replace the shockingly poor D-Link DSL-2640R which was unable to maintain a stable connection (i.e. frequent disconnects) and, more annoyingly still, would not reconnect quickly (or at all sometimes) after it had dropped the connection.
The TP-Link by contrast is a marvel, holds the connection well and - should the line have problems - reconnects quickly and without requiring a reboot.
Works ok but short life on 1st unit
Received this modem with my upgraded Century Link service in Dec 2012. It died on 3/2/13. I was using it for 15 minutes, turned away for 10 minutes, came back to it and it had died. No power light and no connection (there was a light behind the Century Link logo so the power supply worked). I am leasing this modem so CenturyLink replaced it. I am worried about the life of this modem - glad I was leasing it.
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