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ASUS RT-AC68 U Extreme
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Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan WG9117B AC44 -ASU

FCC approval date: 20 April 2017
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC2900

Type: wireless router


Power: 19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4906 (1.8 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Macronix NAND)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Micron MT41K256M16TW-107:P)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.1 (Gen 1), USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes, 10-pad header
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366E
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4365E
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4906
Switch: Broadcom BCM4906
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Third party firmware supported: AsusWRT-Merlin • Wiki • (List)

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, DFS (master), AiMesh

Default SSID: ASUS_XX_2G (14 addl. devices), ASUS_XX_5G (13 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1173 additional devices
of which 153 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1208 additional devices
of which 168 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
ASUS RT-AC68PBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68UBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U ExtremeBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68UFBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

2167 Mbps max PHY rate for the 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
750 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 2900 Mbps class

AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Product page (RT-AC86U)  • Support page  • Downloads

"RT-AC86U REV 1.40" and "1650" is silkscreened on the board.

According to the Model Names Confirmation Letter at the FCC:

Model No:
are identical in electrical, mechanical and physical design.
The difference between these models is only for marketing purpose.

XX in the default SSID refers to the last two digits of 2.4GHz

MAC address found on the label on the back of the router.

A Class II Permissive Change Letter submitted to the FCC 11/14/2017

indicates two major changes to the product:
  • 1. Add WLAN 5G band 2 and band 3 functions (DFS)
  • 2. Add Mesh function. (AiMesh)

Forum threads[edit]

See also[edit]

List of MU-MIMO supported devices