We live in a very wonderful, very connected world now with more and more of our gadgets and gaming gears using wireless technology to connect to each other and of course, the internet. With so much going on it’s not surprising that sometimes it’s a little but much for our home networks to handle and that’s why those talented guys and gals at Asus have released the RP-AC68U wireless repeater 🙂
This sleek mini monolith looking device has internal antennas to keep things super tidy and will improve the coverage of any existing wireless router. It works as a repeater, so you can extend your wireless networking to previously hard to reach parts of your home and with extremely fast 802.11ac speeds up to 1900 Mbps this ensures a reliable high-speed internet coverage everywhere for the your new AC wireless ready gaming laptops, smartphones, game consoles, and smart TVs.
It’s pretty crazy cool when turned on as well, the top glows with red LED which flows down the sides and it really looks like the Asus Republic of Gamers team had and hand it this design 😛
For older devices you’ll be happy to know it still supports the classic 2.4 GHz as well as the newer 5 GHz frequencies, this dual-band repeater will allow you to split users and connect different devices so your latest tech can enjoy the benifits offered via the less congested, faster 5GHz frequency for tasks such as streaming HD content, transferring large files and of course all the usual good stuff. Getting the perfect placement and setup is pretty easy thanks to a nice LED signal indicator Asus have included on the device, this provides a visual showing the strength of the current WiFi signal and makes finding the optimal position for the Asus AC Repeater a breeze.
File sharing becomes pretty darn easy as well, simply connect your USB storage drive into the repeater’s USB 3.0 port, and users connected to your network can access the files. Along with this single USB 3.0 port, you’ll also find five built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports which you can use to connect cable savvy devices that you previously had to run those ridiculously long cables all the way from your modem, I think we’ve all been there!
This high-performance wireless kit really works, we’ve used it in our own GGPC office to connect multiple PC that were previously in a dark zone and not having to run 20 meter ethernet cables is a definite win and even though nothing beats that direct connection if you’re playing a fast paced competitive game like Overwatch, it performed perfectly well when we played games like Star Citizen, Black Desert Online and quite a few more so on that note we are happy to give the Asus RP-AC68U our GGPC Recommends Award – the Asus AC Wireless Repeater is GOOD!