78points

Asus RT-AC56U

88points

Asus RT-AC68U

Asus RT-AC56U
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Asus RT-AC56U vs Asus RT-AC68U

Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

Why is Asus RT-AC56U better than Asus RT-AC68U?

  • Is DLNA certified
  • Has dynamic routing
  • 234g lighter
    406gvs640g
  • 15mm narrower
    205mmvs220mm
  • 94mm thinner
    66mmvs160mm

Why is Asus RT-AC68U better than Asus RT-AC56U?

  • 133MB/s higher Wi-Fi speed
    1300MB/svs1167MB/s
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • 3 more external antennas
    3vs0
  • Has QoS
  • Has MAC address filtering
  • IPv6 enabled
  • 63.7mm shorter
    83.3mmvs147mm

Top specs and features

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General info

1.LAN ports

4

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.WAN ports

1

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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CradlePoint CBA750B

2

3.weight

406g

640g

Best

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17.5g

4.width

205mm

220mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

5.thickness

66mm

160mm

Best

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12mm

6.height

147mm

83.3mm

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16mm

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Performance

1.WiFi speed

1167MB/s

1300MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

Best

Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.Has dual-band technology
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

4.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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Asus RT-AC68U

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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Antennas

1.external antennas

0

3

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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Asus RT-AC68U

3

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Security

1.Has automatic IP
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Asus RT-AC68U

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.

2.Has a built-in network firewall
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

3.Has port filtering
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Asus RT-AC68U

Port filtering is a type of access control where access to certain Internet service are assigned to users using port numbers. This can increase security as well as restricting Internet usage.

4.Has a static IP address
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Asus RT-AC68U

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

5.Has a URL filter
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Asus RT-AC68U

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

6.Has DoS protection
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Asus RT-AC68U

DoS protection guards a content network against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. These flood a network with server requests, slowing overall traffic and potentially causing long term interruptions.

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Features

1.Is DLNA certified
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Asus RT-AC68U

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

2.Has QoS
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Asus RT-AC68U

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

3.Network Time Protocol enabled
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Asus RT-AC68U

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

4.Has dynamic routing
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

5.Has Universal Plug n Play
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

6.IPv6 enabled
Asus RT-AC56U
Asus RT-AC68U

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

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