Download Router Firmware ASUS DSL-AC68U. A present a complete analysis of router ASUS DSL-AC68U AC1900, the current top-end manufacturer regarding routers ADSL2 + / VDSL2 is concerned. The main features of this router is that it has an RJ-11 port for xDSL connections (ADSL2 + (including Annex M) and VDSL2), is capable of providing up to 100Mbps symmetrical with VDSL2 as this equipment is compatible with standard G.993.5 (Vectoring). As for wireless connectivity, this device incorporates simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi AC. We can achieve speeds of up to 600Mbps in the 2.4GHz band with its three antennas in MIMO 3T3R configuration using the Three-Stream and TurboQAM technology to achieve this speed. The technology allows using 256QAM TurboQAM frequency modulation 64QAM instead of commonly used in this band. Regarding the 5GHz band, we can achieve speeds up to 1300Mbps thanks to the Wi-Fi technology AC and three antennas 3T3R MIMO configuration. This router uses the main features of Wi-Fi AC as 80MHz channel width, frequency modulation 256QAM and the Beamforming technology for wireless signal focus on customers, thus always get the best possible coverage, ASUS has called this feature AiRadar and promises up to 150% more performance than other computers without this technology can also benefit the devices Wi-Fi b / g / n too and not just Wi-Fi AC. Finally, incorporates WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) to quickly connect to the access point Wi-Fi with the press of a button, without entering a long and complex password, and also allows the creation of Wi-Fi guest.
This ASUS DSL-AC68U features four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports for LAN, but this router also allows a LAN port as a WAN, thus can connect cable modems and even ONT optical fiber having Internet connection (not support 802.1Q VLAN Tagging standard Ethernet WAN mode which is not compatible with FTTH Movistar or with other ISPs that use VLANs). Thanks to NAT hardware, have a great Internet performance with a large number of threads, it does not possess the dreaded \”bottleneck\” in the Internet connections faster.
This router has a single USB 3.0 port high performance, can use it to share files via FTP, Samba or HTTP, may also share multimedia content in high definition thanks to its built-in DLNA server. ASUS AiCloud is a free application for mobile devices with iOS and Android operating system that allows us access to our private \”cloud\” anywhere, in a very simple way, we also have ASUS AIDisk to access content from outside. Another feature of this USB port is for connecting a 3G or 4G modem and use backup for fixed Internet connection if the latter fails. Regarding the firmware ASUSWRT, is one of the most complete now as it is complementary functional with a large number of ISP, and also has a large number of options and services such as a VPN server and even a complete download manager with customer built-in BitTorrent and even aMule. All this will carefully in the analysis.
The router ASUS DSL-AC68U comes in a rather large black and blue colors. On the front of the box found its main technical characteristics such as having Wi-Fi AC with simultaneous dual-band at a maximum speed of 1900Mbps, we also see that is compatible with ADSL / VDSL lines and incorporating an internal modem. Other features include having two CPU for maximum performance, a USB 3.0 port for sharing files, printers and Internet if we connect a 3G / 4G modem. Finally, this router allows you to convert a LAN port on Internet WAN port, this way operators can use in fiber or cable and is compatible with AiCloud application to access from mobile devices from anywhere.
On the lower side of the case are other technical features such as it is Gigabit Ethernet, providing up to 150% more coverage than Wi-Fi N standard and having a media server for streaming multimedia content. It also tells us that AIDisk supports and incorporates a complete manager that lets you download embedded downloads from BitTorrent, ED2K (eMule), FTP and HTTP. Finally, it indicates that the firmware is ASUSWRT with Wi-Fi guest network, parental control and VPN servers among other features. This router with VDSL2 line Jazztel has not been able to take full advantage of the connection, we get 3.5 Mbps sync least as much as the actual speed, too great a difference when you consider that the ASUS router is included in the high range. Another high-end router like the FRITZ! Box 7490, also has this problem of synchronization with the VDSL2 line Jazztel, but in his case is even worse because it loses more than 4 Mbps sync.
ASUS Setup Wizard
This router ASUS DSL-AC68U incorporates an intuitive wizard in three steps for the development of our Internet connection and to configure the wireless network almost automatically. On the first screen will allow us to change the username and password login to the router also will indicate if the password is weak or strong depending on the length and complexity that we introduce. It is advisable to have a strong password as it will be used to access the router management, FTP and also AiCloud team. On the second screen, the setup wizard automatically detects our xDSL connection and configure itself automatically. After a few seconds, it will automatically detect the parameters of the connection (PPPoE, VPI, VCI and Encapsulation) and show us these data for comparison with those who have provided us with the ISP. We also have the option of \”Manual\” if you set the parameters do not correspond to the right, we must select \”Country\” Spain and ISP \”No figure\” to enter the data manually.
Once we have introduced the Internet settings, we must put the name of the wireless network and password, being a router with simultaneous dual-band, we indicate two SSID and two passwords. Once it is finished, it will show a summary of the settings that we have indicated. Finally, it will take us to the main website router where we see that we are connected properly to the Internet and other router settings.
ASUSWRT is one of the most complete firmwares we have tested to date. In the main screen of firmware we can quickly see the firmware version on top, and a button to restart the computer, we also find information on the Internet by simply clicking on the appropriate box. The same applies to the wireless network or USB devices that have connected. Depending on what we choose, on the right side of firmware will see its settings and enable us to make quick changes without leave to specific menus. At the bar on the left we have a lot of options such as network configuration, Wi-Fi for guests, manage traffic (QoS), set the parental control, manage all applications and the AiCloud USB 2.0. In the advanced settings you can configure the parameters classic Wi-Fi network LAN such as to enable Jumbo Frames, WAN to configure the Dual-WAN and IPv6 configuration, VPN server and client (PPTP, OpenVPN) and also the firewall team.
If we go to the tab \”Red guest\” see what we can create up to three wireless networks for guests in each frequency band, so we can create up to 6 Wi-Fi networks guests, plus 2 network Wi-Fi main. One of the strengths of this router ASUS DSL-AC68U is incorporating an advanced QoS which allows us to maximize network performance, thus we can play online while downloading, and without first having bandwidth problems or latency. The configuration menus are really intuitive and can configure QoS to our taste in minutes.
In the tab \”Applications USB\” have everything related to the USB 3.0 port built into this router, from here we can configure the AIDisk to share files to the Internet, we can also enable DLNA media server, print server, the modem 3G / 4G and also enable Time Machine for Apple computers. Finally, we will have one of the jewels of this firmware, built your download manager that allows you to download files from HTTP, FTP and BitTorrent P2P network since. We also find the application settings for mobile devices ASUS AiCloud, an application that allows us to access our data from anywhere, either from the LAN or the Internet, and all through our smartphone or tablet.
In the advanced settings of the Wi-Fi, firmware allows us to set the channel width in the 2.4GHz band to 40MHz, which is great news for maximum wireless performance in this band, and we will not have the Coexistence known activated HT 20/40. In the 5GHz band we are also allowed to allocate 80MHz channel width fixed form. On the LAN side, we can put the subnet and subnet mask that we want, and configure the DHCP server, create static routes and also enable Jumbo Frames to maximize performance with Gigabit Ethernet.