RT-AC68W

    ASUS AiMesh

    Powerful Whole Home WiFi ,
    The Way You Want

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    AiMeshWHAT'S ASUS AiMesh

    ASUS routers are designed to give you the best possible WiFi coverage, and in most cases a single ASUS router will deliver smooth, reliable WiFi to every part of your home. But WiFi coverage can be affected by many factors: room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings! If your home has dead spots or unreliable signals, ASUS AiMesh is the answer! AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that connects multiple ASUS routers to create a whole-home WiFi network. It’s a powerful and flexible way to solve your WiFi problems that also makes the most of your existing hardware: you can mix different ASUS router models, so when you upgrade there’s no need to throw away your old router — you can use it to expand your AiMesh network! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control over all the routers, and seamless roaming capability means you never need to switch networks. AiMesh is WiFi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time! In most cases, an ASUS router can deliver smooth, reliable WiFi to every part of your home. But WiFi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home WiFi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is WiFi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!

    ASUS AiMesh provides extreme WiFi speed to every corner of your home and garden to handle heavy tasks.
    january 2018 hwi innovation award

    “If the highest performance is what you want, we would advise you to order two RT-AC86Us and use them with AiMesh firmware.” – HARDWARE.INFO

    ASUS AiMesh REDEFINES MESH Wi-Fi

    ASUS has a proven track-record of creating premium routers that provide wide coverage, powerful performance and rich features, and is always striving to continue innovating and improving. Based on market feedback on the advantages of mesh Wi-Fi systems, ASUS developed AiMesh, a new technology that combines the best features of traditional high-end routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems. This unique technology sets a new standard for mesh Wi-Fi and gives consumers the convenient ability to mix different Wi-Fi routers to create a mesh network.

    ADVANTAGES
      AiMesh Wi-Fi System Ordinary Mesh System Traditional Performance Router
    Easy installation  
    Seamless roaming  
    Wider coverage  
    Powerful performance      **
    Rich features  
    Setup and manage via either a PC or a mobile app  
    DISADVANTAGES
    Weak single-node coverage  
    Average performance  
    Limited features  
    Complicated setup  
    Connection gap between router and repeater  
    ** Single router compared to single mesh node
    No disadvantages

    ASUS AiMesh GIVES YOU MORE FLEXIBILITY

    With other whole-home mesh Wi-Fi systems, you're limited to using matching hubs — often available only in multi-hub packs — and your old router won't work with these systems. AiMesh is much more flexible and cost-effective: if you already own an ASUS router, you can use it in your AiMesh network. For those new to ASUS, if you buy an ASUS router and find that later you need to extend coverage, simply add extra ASUS routers to your AiMesh system when you're ready: you're in full control!

    • AiMesh WiFi System

      Rival Mesh System

    • Cost Effective (Existing router + one extra router)
      Cost
      Expensive multi-hub system
      (Existing router becomes redundant)
    • Mix and match preferred models
      Node Choice
      Fixed bundle. Cannot choose model
    • Either unified SSID or multiple SSIDs on one band
      SSID Choice
      Constrained to one SSID

    THE POWER OF MORE:
    EXTREME WiFi PERFORMANCE

    AiMesh lets you combine powerful standard ASUS WiFi routers to create a whole-home WiFi system with incredible performance. Each router is capable of superb performance on its own, so when they're working together in an AiMesh system, they're unbeatable. In our own testing using the latest ASUS RT-AC86U router, we achieved 463Mbps speeds at long distances, even after we ran out of signal using a router from an off-the-shelf multi-hub system. This means that with AiMesh, your network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden! AiMesh combines powerful standard ASUS WiFi routers to create a whole-home WiFi system with incredible performance. When ASUS routers work together in an AiMesh system, they're unbeatable! In our own testing using the latest ASUS RT-AC86U router, we achieved 463Mbps long-distance speeds, while an off-the-shelf multi-hub system ran out of signal. An AiMesh network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden!

    ASUS Dual-Band AiMesh WiFi System

    4X FASTER*

    928Mbps

    Rival Tri-Band Tri-Hub WiFi System

    222Mbps

    ASUS Dual-Band AiMesh WiFi System

    5.5X FASTER*

    928Mbps

    Rival Dual-Band Tri-Hub WiFi System

    170Mbps

    A RELIABLE AND SEAMLESS WiFi EXPERIENCE

    Smart Technology for Maximum Reliability

    AiMesh incorporates several technologies to ensure performance and reliability. A rock-solid data 'backbone' connects all the AiMesh-enabled routers, with AiMesh intelligently choosing either a wired connection or the optimal frequency band — 5GHz or 2.4GHz. With tri-band routers, it will dedicate one of the two 5GHz bands to inter-router communications. Self-healing capability immediately replaces a failed router using the remaining router connections. Additionally, ASUS AiMesh checks the signal strength to each device from each router to ensure that devices are always connected to the best WiFi signal, automatically switching to a different router if needed. To deliver powerful and reliable WiFi to all your devices, AiMesh first creates a rock-solid 'backbone' data connection between all the AiMesh-enabled routers, choosing either a wired connection or the optimal frequency band — 5GHz or 2.4GHz — based on an analysis of the networking environment. With tri-band routers AiMesh dedicates one of the two 5GHz bands to inter-router communications. If one of the AiMesh routers fails, the backbone connection self-heals using the remaining routers. Additionally, ASUS AiMesh constantly monitors signal strength and switches devices to the best available router.

    BACKBONE

    SELF-HEALING

    2.4GHz

    5GHz

    5GHz

    Imagine there are three routers, router A connection to router B, and router B connecting to router C. When router B fails, router C will connect to router A automatically insuring no disconnection for devices.

    Seamless, Pain-Free WiFi

    AiMesh can create a single, house-wide network name so there’s no need to constantly switch between networks as you roam around your home. AiMesh keeps an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switches it seamlessly to another source if necessary. All you have to do is enjoy it! If you prefer separate network names for each frequency band, you can do that as well — AiMesh is designed to work the way you want!

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    Without Roaming

    When moving between rooms you have to switch manually to the best WiFi source. You can't always tell which one has the best signal.

    WiFi List

    With Roaming Technology on AiMesh

    AiMesh automatically and seamlessly connects your devices to the router with the strongest WiFi signal, wherever you are. WiFi is simple again!

    INCREDIBLY EASY,
    BUT INCREDIBLY POWERFUL

    AiMesh is incredibly easy to use, but that doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. With AiMesh, all routers can still use all their own features, as well as all the features of the other routers — with easy central control of all settings from the ASUS Router mobile app or ASUSWRT. So great features like AiProtection, QoS and Parental Controls work across the entire network, ensuring that no-one can bypass them by connecting to a different router. Just remember to always connect your highest-specification router to your internet service.

    ASUS AiMesh can be set up and managed by PC or a mobile app. It enables you to keep all your internet preference like adaptive QoS, VPN, parental control, AiProtection, game boost, guest network, IP TV, DMZ and all other router functions.

    HOW TO SET UP AN AiMesh SYSTEM?

    • Update the firmware

      Install the latest firmware on all routers and set extending routers to factory defaults

    • Set up the primary router

      Connect the highest specification router to your internet connection as primary router and create the WiFi network

    • Search for your other routers

      Turn on the other AiMesh routers, click 'Search' in ASUSWRT or the ASUS Router app to find them

    • Join the router to AiMesh

      Select a router, and click 'Apply' to add it to your AiMesh WiFi system

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    AiMesh Wi-Fi SYSTEM PACK

    • AiMesh AC1900 WiFi System (RT-AC67U 2 Pack)

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    MODELS THAT SUPPORT AiMesh

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    Wifi Speed Model AiMesh Firmware Download
    AC1900 RT-AC68W Download
    RT-AC1900U Download
    RT-AC68P Download
    RT-AC68U Download
    AC5300 RT-AC5300 Download
    ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Download
    Wifi Speed DSL Wi-Fi Modem Router Model AiMesh Firmware Download
    AC1900 DSL-AC68U Download
    Wifi Speed LTE Wi-Fi Modem Router Model AiMesh Firmware Download
    AC1900 4G-AC68U Download




    Disclaimer:
    1.Actual data throughput and WiFi coverage will vary from network conditions and environmental factors, including the volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage.
    2.Full list of supported models will be available on release date.
    3.Comparison results are based on bi-direction speed tests performed in a controlled ASUS lab environment, using a single RT-AC86U, a tri-band tri-hub and a dual-band tri-hub mesh router.
    4.Seamless roaming may depend on the specification of mobile devices.
    *For your router's full model name, please check the sticker at the back of your router.