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Meet the Asus RT-AC68U AC1900 DD-WRT ( or the Asus RT-AC68R DD-WRT), a networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing a WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards. The latest of our Asus Wireless-AC DD-WRT Routers prepares your network for all of the latest devices while still offering full support for legacy devices (Wireless-G) and providing top-level dual band Wireless-N speeds.
Want better quality Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu, or BBC iPlayer on your Roku 3, AppleTV, or WDTV Live? Need to rise above interference problems from neighboring WiFi routers? Want VPN Client & Server Integration for OpenVPN or PPTP? Of course you do. Suffering from standard manufacturer security holes? Not with this router you don't. DD-WRT is developed with advanced security and customization in mind to create the network you've always dreamed of.
Using DD-WRT firmware can make a network infinitely more stable and easy to tweak. The Asus RT-AC68U FlashRouter is the premiere choice for users who want top-notch, high-definition video streaming quality from your favorite services: Netflix, ITV, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu, among others. Tired of buffering? Go with the stability, improved security, and customizability of the open source DD-WRT Linux kernel!
Full OpenVPN & PPTP Integration: Upgrading the RT-AC68U to DD-WRT allows us to integrate advanced network security options including VPN connectivity. Using VPN allows you to create a secure tunnel for connected devices just by connecting to the router, giving you an additional layer of encryption & personal privacy from prying government eyes, and allowing you to mask your location for additional security.
FlashRouters creates a complete, out-of-the-box, plug and play, DD-WRT-upgraded router solution that includes the most advanced DD-WRT features
The RT-AC68U model bumps the internal processor to a DD-WRT high-powered 800 MHz Broadcom CPU. This is the one of the best dual core routers we offer with DD-WRT support.
Processing is the key to high performance routing, and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become increasingly more intensive. For VPN users, having a large processor is imperative for the constant encryption and decryption the router will have to perform in the process. The better the processor, the faster the VPN encrypted information can get to you.
The RT-AC68U includes a USB 3.0 port for best-in-class, high speed data transfer (up to 10x faster than USB 2.0) and network sharing. A second USB 2.0 port is also included. Use these 2 integrated USB ports to attach a backup storage device, Network Attached Storage (NAS) backup, or to create a network printer. The faster the USB ports, the faster you can do network backups, transfer, & share files between devices.
Wireless-AC is the newest wireless draft for exponential signal capacity in WiFi market, and it's considerably faster than Wireless-N and Wireless-G. While Wireless-G tops out at 54 Mbps and Wireless N ranges from 450 to 900 Mbps, AC can more than double the top end capabilities of Wireless-N.
We combine that power with the DD-WRT added perks of being able to manage wireless transmission power, manage access restrictions, a built-in SPI firewall, a bevy of graphing, logs, and monitoring features.
Compatible with Wireless-N/A/B/G/H devices like Xbox One, AppleTV, PS4 & Boxee Box, old laptops, and many others - it's also a boon for those looking for high quality HD video streaming or improved Skype video chat/FaceTime - the Asus RT-AC68U is created to handle all of that and more!
The embedded 256 RAM matches the top end of router-based RAM, and offers 128 MB of active flash memory for flashing the most powerful and malleable DD-WRT build around: the Kong AC build. RAM and Flash memory are important to the caching and saving of sites because they hasten connectivity to your most frequently visited sites. With more processor, powerful RAM/Flash memory are a must.
Offering the highest available dual band wireless speeds with up to 1900 Mbps Wireless-AC (600 2.4 Mbps & 1300 5.0 Mbps), the RT-AC68U delivers the fastest performance for handling a large amount of connected devices from three external antennas.
The Asus RT-AC68U integrates three high-powered external antennas for maximum wireless reach and performance. Since they are external, they are easily upgradable to even more powerful antennas for extended reach if you so desire.
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Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.
FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.