Asus AX68U Merlin FlashRouter

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SKU
AX68U
Special Price $329.99 Regular Price $374.99
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Features

US-Based Tech Service Team

Expert knowledge of the stability of open source firmware

Privacy

Compatible with all ISP & supported VPNs

Custom Firmware Upgrade On-Demand

Enterprise-level networking features at consumer price

Easy to Use

Making privacy & open source as simple as possible


Recommended For: Larger Home/Office (10-15 Devices)

Price Includes: Open Source Firmware Install, Open Source Warranty, 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee & Custom Setup Guide

NOTE: VPN subscription NOT included with router purchase.

Want us to set up your VPN account? Add your VPN info during the checkout process.

Looking for a router to revamp your underperforming Wi-Fi network? The Asus RT-AX68U upgraded with after-market Merlin firmware exclusively by FlashRouters is the perfect option to take FULL advantage of the latest WiFi 6/Wireless-AX ready devices.

Built-in support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 features, like expanded MU-MIMO and more efficient signal processing, creates a network ready to handle the modern home Internet demands: online gaming, 4K streaming video, and remote work requirements.

If you are using a VPN as well, the Asus RT-AX68U Merlin FlashRouter supports the latest and greatest in consumer VPN tech, including the nimble and fast WireGuard. That means your network can increase security without a heavy impact on your Wi-Fi performance.

Merlin enhances VPN capabilities with the intuitive VPN Director tool allowing you to manage multiple VPN connection locations with multiple VPN providers, all in one place.

Get the best of both worlds! The AsusWRT Merlin-powered RT-AX68U adds upon your favorite stock firmware features, like Asus router mobile app management, AiMesh, and more. Plus, gain access to enhanced network reporting and visualization tools you won't find anywhere else.


Special Features

  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware 
  • Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features 
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options

Specs

Firmware Upgrade Merlin
VPN Protocol OpenVPN
Number of Devices 10-15 Devices
Size Home Larger Home / Office
Wireless Bands WiFi 6 / Wireless AX
Wireless Data Rates 2700 Mbps
Ethernet Port Type 4 Gigabit
USB Ports 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Antenna Type 3 External
Processor Brand Broadcom
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
RAM / Flash Memory 512 MB / 128 MB
Power Supply 100-240V
Package Contents A/C Power Supply, Ethernet Cable, 3 External Antennas

Router Service Plans

To get the most from your FlashRouter, choose what level of ongoing expert service/technical support will suit your needs.

3 Months
1 Year

BRONZE

$ 5 /Month

BILLED: $15

With purchase, get:

Support Team Tickets
Running into trouble with your router or setup? No worries. Just shoot us an email and our US-based support team will respond within 72 hours.

Router Updates
Whether it’s new servers, additional configuration, app updates, or fun features, we’re always looking to update and improve our routers.

Help Center Access
The FlashRouters Help Center features comprehensive setup guides, troubleshooting guides, and an extensive FAQ Section.

Additional Support Session +$75
Customers can purchase a 1-on-1 expert help session at a reduced price of $75/session (versus $100 for customers not purchasing with a router).

SILVER

$ 10 /Month

  BILLED: $30  
*FREE FOR THREE MONTHS!

With purchase, get all the Bronze Features, plus:

48 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Live Chat Assistance
Need to diagnose an issue on the spot? No worries, our support team can help you out via live chat directly on our website during standard business hours.

Return & Repair Service
Members of the silver tier with active warranties are eligible for replacement or in-office repairs on request. (Please note: shipping is not included.)

Additional Sessions +$50
•   1-on-1 support session at a reduced price of $50/session.
•   Yearly subscription includes one session!

 
 

GOLD

$ 20 /Month

  BILLED: $60  
*BILLED PRICE: $30!

With purchase, get all the Silver Features, plus:

24 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

One 1-on-1 Support Session
A 1-on-1 remote support session comes included (up to 4 with a yearly plan subscription!) with the plan. In a jam? Our US-based expert support team will connect to your network remotely and diagnose your issues.

Additional Sessions +$25
Add additional 1-on-1 support sessions at a reduced price of $25 each.

 
 
 

BRONZE

$ 4 /Month

BILLED: $48
*BILLED PRICE: $18!

With purchase, get:

Support Team Tickets
Running into trouble with your router or setup? No worries. Just shoot us an email and our US-based support team will respond within 72 hours.

Router Updates
Whether it’s new servers, additional configuration, app updates, or fun features, we’re always looking to update and improve our routers.

Help Center Access
The FlashRouters Help Center features comprehensive setup guides, troubleshooting guides, and an extensive FAQ Section.

Additional Support Session +$75
Customers can purchase a 1-on-1 expert help session at a reduced price of $75/session (versus $100 for customers not purchasing with a router).

SILVER

$ 8 /Month

BILLED: $96
*BILLED PRICE: $66!

With purchase, get all the Bronze Features, plus:

48 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Live Chat Assistance
Need to diagnose an issue on the spot? No worries, our support team can help you out via live chat directly on our website during standard business hours.

Return & Repair Service
Members of the silver tier with active warranties are eligible for replacement or in-office repairs on request. (Please note: shipping is not included.)

One 1-on-1 Support Session
Yearly subscription includes one 1-on-1 support session.

Additional Sessions +$50

 
 

GOLD

$ 12 /Month

BILLED: $144
*BILLED PRICE: $114!

With purchase, get all the Silver Features, plus:

24 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Router Wellness Checkup
Get a yearly checkup from our networking experts to ensure your network settings are just the way you want them.

Four 1-on-1 Support Sessions
FOUR 1-on-1 remote support sessions are included a yearly Gold plan subscription! In a jam? Our US-based expert support team will connect to your network remotely and diagnose your issues.

Additional Sessions +$25
Add additional 1-on-1 support sessions at a reduced price of $25 each.

 

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Features

Features

US-Based Tech Service Team

Expert knowledge of the stability of open source firmware

Privacy

Compatible with all ISP & supported VPNs

Custom Firmware Upgrade On-Demand

Enterprise-level networking features at consumer price

Easy to Use

Making privacy & open source as simple as possible


Recommended For: Larger Home/Office (10-15 Devices)

Price Includes: Open Source Firmware Install, Open Source Warranty, 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee & Custom Setup Guide

NOTE: VPN subscription NOT included with router purchase.

Want us to set up your VPN account? Add your VPN info during the checkout process.

Looking for a router to revamp your underperforming Wi-Fi network? The Asus RT-AX68U upgraded with after-market Merlin firmware exclusively by FlashRouters is the perfect option to take FULL advantage of the latest WiFi 6/Wireless-AX ready devices.

Built-in support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 features, like expanded MU-MIMO and more efficient signal processing, creates a network ready to handle the modern home Internet demands: online gaming, 4K streaming video, and remote work requirements.

If you are using a VPN as well, the Asus RT-AX68U Merlin FlashRouter supports the latest and greatest in consumer VPN tech, including the nimble and fast WireGuard. That means your network can increase security without a heavy impact on your Wi-Fi performance.

Merlin enhances VPN capabilities with the intuitive VPN Director tool allowing you to manage multiple VPN connection locations with multiple VPN providers, all in one place.

Get the best of both worlds! The AsusWRT Merlin-powered RT-AX68U adds upon your favorite stock firmware features, like Asus router mobile app management, AiMesh, and more. Plus, gain access to enhanced network reporting and visualization tools you won't find anywhere else.


Special Features

  • Easy Router Setup via Asus App
  • Blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 (Wireless-AX) Speeds
  • Enhanced with Merlin Upgraded Firmware 
  • Maintains + Builds on MOST Premium Asus Router Standard Features 
  • Elevated VPN Setup + Implementation Options

Specs

Firmware Upgrade Merlin
VPN Protocol OpenVPN
Number of Devices 10-15 Devices
Size Home Larger Home / Office
Wireless Bands WiFi 6 / Wireless AX
Wireless Data Rates 2700 Mbps
Ethernet Port Type 4 Gigabit
USB Ports 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0
Antenna Type 3 External
Processor Brand Broadcom
Processor Speed 1.8 GHz
RAM / Flash Memory 512 MB / 128 MB
Power Supply 100-240V
Package Contents A/C Power Supply, Ethernet Cable, 3 External Antennas

Support

Router Service Plans

To get the most from your FlashRouter, choose what level of ongoing expert service/technical support will suit your needs.

3 Months
1 Year

BRONZE

$ 5 /Month

BILLED: $15

With purchase, get:

Support Team Tickets
Running into trouble with your router or setup? No worries. Just shoot us an email and our US-based support team will respond within 72 hours.

Router Updates
Whether it’s new servers, additional configuration, app updates, or fun features, we’re always looking to update and improve our routers.

Help Center Access
The FlashRouters Help Center features comprehensive setup guides, troubleshooting guides, and an extensive FAQ Section.

Additional Support Session +$75
Customers can purchase a 1-on-1 expert help session at a reduced price of $75/session (versus $100 for customers not purchasing with a router).

SILVER

$ 10 /Month

  BILLED: $30  
*FREE FOR THREE MONTHS!

With purchase, get all the Bronze Features, plus:

48 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Live Chat Assistance
Need to diagnose an issue on the spot? No worries, our support team can help you out via live chat directly on our website during standard business hours.

Return & Repair Service
Members of the silver tier with active warranties are eligible for replacement or in-office repairs on request. (Please note: shipping is not included.)

Additional Sessions +$50
•   1-on-1 support session at a reduced price of $50/session.
•   Yearly subscription includes one session!

 
 

GOLD

$ 20 /Month

  BILLED: $60  
*BILLED PRICE: $30!

With purchase, get all the Silver Features, plus:

24 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

One 1-on-1 Support Session
A 1-on-1 remote support session comes included (up to 4 with a yearly plan subscription!) with the plan. In a jam? Our US-based expert support team will connect to your network remotely and diagnose your issues.

Additional Sessions +$25
Add additional 1-on-1 support sessions at a reduced price of $25 each.

 
 
 

BRONZE

$ 4 /Month

BILLED: $48
*BILLED PRICE: $18!

With purchase, get:

Support Team Tickets
Running into trouble with your router or setup? No worries. Just shoot us an email and our US-based support team will respond within 72 hours.

Router Updates
Whether it’s new servers, additional configuration, app updates, or fun features, we’re always looking to update and improve our routers.

Help Center Access
The FlashRouters Help Center features comprehensive setup guides, troubleshooting guides, and an extensive FAQ Section.

Additional Support Session +$75
Customers can purchase a 1-on-1 expert help session at a reduced price of $75/session (versus $100 for customers not purchasing with a router).

SILVER

$ 8 /Month

BILLED: $96
*BILLED PRICE: $66!

With purchase, get all the Bronze Features, plus:

48 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Live Chat Assistance
Need to diagnose an issue on the spot? No worries, our support team can help you out via live chat directly on our website during standard business hours.

Return & Repair Service
Members of the silver tier with active warranties are eligible for replacement or in-office repairs on request. (Please note: shipping is not included.)

One 1-on-1 Support Session
Yearly subscription includes one 1-on-1 support session.

Additional Sessions +$50

 
 

GOLD

$ 12 /Month

BILLED: $144
*BILLED PRICE: $114!

With purchase, get all the Silver Features, plus:

24 Hour Support Ticket Response Time      

Router Wellness Checkup
Get a yearly checkup from our networking experts to ensure your network settings are just the way you want them.

Four 1-on-1 Support Sessions
FOUR 1-on-1 remote support sessions are included a yearly Gold plan subscription! In a jam? Our US-based expert support team will connect to your network remotely and diagnose your issues.

Additional Sessions +$25
Add additional 1-on-1 support sessions at a reduced price of $25 each.

 

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