Regardless that this routers are fairly previous (2013), the NETGEAR Nighthawk and ASUS RT-AC68U are nonetheless as influential because the yr they arrived. Each function nice pace and efficiency, each have fascinating designs so let’s have a look at which one is healthier http //192.168.1.254/
By way of design, the NETGEAR Nighthawk is kind of distinctive, that includes a sturdy plastic case, with sharp angular traces, a matte end that doesn’t entice fingerprints and three removable antennas that additional improve the jet-like design NETGEAR wished to perform.
Though the ASUS RT-AC68U could appear a bit extra discrete, you’re lifeless incorrect. This router can solely be positioned upright (whereas Nighthawk solely horizontally) and because of its three removable antennas has managed to attain fairly an aggressive, if not ominous look.
The case contains a matte diamond patterned design that repels fingerprints and a rubbery, no-slip base.
On the entrance of each routers you’ll find an array of standing LEDs for energy, web hyperlink, bands, USB ports, WAN and LAN ports (Nighthawk’s LEDs are discrete white, whereas RT-AC68U’s LEDs are vivid blue). Additionally, each routers have 2 USB ports: a USB 2.zero and a USB three.zero.
ASUS measures 6.zero×eight.0x6.three inches and weights 1.four kilos, whereas Netgear is rather a lot bulkier and heavier, measuring 13.7×10.1×three.1 and weighting 1.eight kilos.
As a result of it is positioned vertically, ASUS takes much less house than NETGEAR.
Verdict: Magnificence is within the eye of the beholder. Whereas we did get pleasure from Nighthawk’s design extra, the RT-AC68U isn’t any much less fascinating and since it covers much less house and is lighter… let’s simply name it a tie.
-wise, the 2 routers appear fairly comparable. The Netgear Nighthawk contains a Broadcom BCM4709A0 WiFi chipset (with TurboQAM know-how that may enhance every 2.4GHz stream to as much as 200Mbps), a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9, backed by 256MB RAM and 128 flash reminiscence.
The ASUS RT-AC68U contains a Broadcom BCM4708A0 chipset (together with TurboQAM boosting) together with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 800MHz, additionally backed by 256MB DDR RAM and 128 flash reminiscence.
Each routers function bodily hyperlink charges of 1300Mbps on 5GHz and 600Mbps on 2.4GHz (1900Mbps if mixed).