Asus Starts to Take Orders on “World’s Fastest” 802.11ac Wireless Router

Asustek’s New RT-AC68U Router Provides Wireless Speeds Up to 1.3Gb/s

by Anton Shilov
09/26/2013 | 10:50 PM

Asustek Computer, one of the world’s largest producer of high-performance computer components and peripherals, said on Thursday that its partners in the U.S. have started to take pre-orders on its latest RT-AC68U 802.11ac router that supports wireless transfer speeds of up to 1.3Gb/s thanks to Broadcom TurboQAM technology.

 

Powered by a dual-core processor, Asus RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. Even on the busiest home networks HD video streaming is always smooth, low latencies enhance online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are not interrupted. Capable of delivering speeds up to 1.3Gb/s over 802.11ac and 600Mb/s over 802.11n thanks to Broadcom TurboQAM technology. According to Asus, the RT-AC68U is the world’s fastest dual-band wireless router.

 

The RT-AC68U also features five Gigabit Ethernet ports, three external antennas, dual USB ports for file, printer and 3G/4G modem sharing that includes a USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfers. Asus AiCloud technology transforms home networking into your personal cloud for easy streaming and sharing to smartphones, PCs, and tablets. AiRadar intelligently strengthens the signal for extended and enhanced coverage while dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz technology ensure full backward-compatibility with current wireless devices.

Asus RT-AC68U is available for pre-order at Amazon, NCIX and Newegg for $213 - $220.