ASUS RT-AC68U rev A1

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Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
Asus RT-AC68U 001.jpg
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Platform
BrandModelRev
ASUS RT-AC68U (v1S)
Serial number prefix
90IG00C1-BM3000
FCC ID
IC ID
Type
wireless router
Wireless class
AC1900
Series
RT-AC68
CPU1
CPU1 Speed
800 MHz   ( 2 cores )
Flash1 Chip
Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00
Flash1 Size
128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br />
RAM1 Size
256 MiB268,435,456 B <br />2,097,152 Kib <br />262,144 KiB <br />2,048 Mib <br />0.25 GiB <br />
RAM1 Chip
ESMT M15F2G16128A-ADB
ETH chip1
Switch
Ethernet Port Count
1-1GbE-WAN
4-1GbE-LAN

802dot11 OUI: 74:D0:2B (-, 1 W)
Ethernet OUI: 74:D0:2B (-, 1 W)

Stock bootloader
CFE  1.0.1.9
Stock FW OS
Linux 2.6.36 brcmarm
Expansion IF types
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB ports
2
USB Hub Compatible
supported
Power
19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type
barrel
Serial Port (UART)
yes, 4-pin header
Flags
AiCloud support, AiMesh

Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Richwave;RTC6649E;;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5023L;SiGe, 5023L, TW;3;

Other
Default IP address
192.168.1.1
Default login user
admin
Default login password
admin
Default SSID
ASUS, ASUS_5G
Manuf/OEM/ODM
3rd Party Firmware Support
Retail
Availability common
FCC approval date 30 September 2013
(Est.) release date 09 October 2013
(Est.) initial retail price
(in USD):

$219.99
UPC 886227419005
(UPC DB, On eBay)
Newegg N82E16833320174
ASIN B00FB45SI4 Flag of the United States.svg
Country of manuf China
Radio 1
Chip1
Broadcom BCM4360
Wireless interface OUI
74:D0:2B
Antenna Connector Type
RP-SMA
MIMO status
3x3:3
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
N-QAM
up to 600 Mbps
802.11n
up to 450 Mbps
802.11g
up to 54 Mbps
802.11b
up to 11 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
Radio 2
Chip1
Broadcom BCM4360
Wireless interface OUI
74:D0:2B
Antenna Connector Type
RP-SMA
MIMO status
3x3:3
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac
802.11ac
up to 1300 Mbps
N-QAM
up to 600 Mbps
802.11n
up to 450 Mbps
802.11a
up to 54 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
5 GHz
 FCC ID
ASUS TM-AC1900MSQ-RTAC68U
 CPU1 brandRadio1 chip1 brandRadio2 chip1 brand
ASUS RT-AC68PBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U ExtremeBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U V3BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev A1BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev B2BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U rev C1
ASUS RT-AC68U rev E1
ASUS RT-AC68UFBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68W

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

Overview[edit]

1300 Mbps max PHY rate for the 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
600 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 1900 Mbps class
  • Model Part Num: 90IG00C1-BM3000

Wi-Fi Certified : WFA19421 (as of 08/29/2013)

This certification also applies to the RT-AC68R.

This device would seem to be running Linux kernel 2.6.36.4 (brcmarm).

Note: A tag line of 802.11ac Concurrent Dual-band AC1900 Router (600Mbps/2.4GHz*
+ 1300Mbps/5GHz) w/ ASUSWRT source to the RT-AC68U, RT-AC68U v2, RT-AC69U.

FCC info[edit]

  • The ASUS logo, "RT-AC68U" and "REV 1.60" is silkscreened on the board.
  • The manufacturer stated in the test report is Askey Technology (Jiangsu)

Per the FCC photos...

  • The SoC used would seem to be BCM4708A0/BCM4709A0
(BCM470[8/9]A0KFEBG, TT1311 P10, 272573-04 B18)
Visual inspection of actual product confirms BCM4708A
  • Two BCM4360 provide the wireless interfaces for this device.
  • The shown power supply is an ASUS branded AD890326
(100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 0.8A -> 19VDC, 1.75A).
See also: ASUS RT-AC68

Links of Interest[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Per SNB's conversation w/ Broadcom, nqam functionality is integrated
into Broadcom 802.11ac chips - allowing QAM256 usage in 2.4GHz band.

Forum threads[edit]

Image of the device on maylyn's AC66U review thread

Third party firmware support[edit]

Other[edit]

Additional vendor links[edit]

On Newegg (preorder only) (source of the release date and price)

Flashing[edit]

Flashing dd-wrt[edit]

Flashing Tomato[edit]

Upgrading[edit]

Reverting[edit]

JTAG-Serial Info[edit]

USB Info[edit]

vlan Info[edit]

Pictures[edit]

Retail Images

Notes[edit]

Additional specifications[edit]

per ASUS's product page
  • Expansion IFs: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 220 mm x 160 mm x 83.3 mm
  • Weight: 640 g

T-Mobile Personal Cellspot Router (TM-AC1900)[edit]

Support[edit]

  • T-Mobile released a wireless router rebranded from the RT-AC68U.
The T-Mobile rebranded version has a custom proprietary firmware
that is modified for optimizing the T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling feature.
This router requires a refundable $25 deposit (or none if qualified) for postpaid
plan customers [$99 for retail pricing/prepaid accounts] since this is a lease.

  • Notice: If you got this router as a postpaid customer, keep in mind that T-Mobile expects
it back after you cancel your T-Mobile service or if a coverage line is disconnected
from a family/multiple line account within 45 days after cancellation/disconnection.
Failure to do so may incur a $99 non-return fee. If the router is returned damaged, $25.
[This doesn't apply to prepaid customers or if bought in retail price.]

Hardware Modification[edit]

See also[edit]