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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router

D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
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Price $299 at 1 store $209 to $219 at 3 stores $103 to $119 at 3 stores $149 to $176 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.0 stars out of 219 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date October 30, 2007 September 24, 2013 November 10, 2006 May 22, 2013
The Bottom Line The D-Link DGL-4500 GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router almost succeeds for home networking and hardcore gamers. It bears a few flaws, among which is a random reset during heavy load that might be the deal breaker. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market. The D-Link DIR-868L delivers as an advanced 802.11ac-enabled home router despite its underwhelming mobile apps and usage inflexibility.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Windows 8
Features Firewall protection
VPN passthrough
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Info unavailable Dynamic IP address assignment
Wall mountable
Firewall protection
E-mail alert
Auto-sensing per device
VPN passthrough
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
NAT support
IPv6 support
Parental control
VPN passthrough
SharePort Plus Technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description D-Link GamerLounge Xtreme N Gaming Router DGL-4500 - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Info unavailable D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Info unavailable HTTP
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable Info unavailable 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable Info unavailable 112.56
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Weight 11.2 oz
Info unavailable 11.2 oz
1.2 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Desktop
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 4.6 in x 7.6 in x 1.2 in
Info unavailable 7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
4.9 in x 4 in x 8.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
IPSec
Info unavailable ICMP/IP
L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) 49.7
Info unavailable 33.33
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Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
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