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New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Alsone1
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Registered: 26-11-2012

New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Hi,
Does anyone know where you can buy the new Asus DSL-AC68U?
I've become sick of slow speeds / login issues with my free Plusnet modem and so I'm looking to replace it.
It appears that this new model is the fastest in the world now and has built in modem meaning it can be used for both ADSL and fibre, and a dual core processor to stop bottlenecks and slow downs.
One of the worst things with my plusnet modem is the fact that if it's trying to resync, you can't use the admin or login as it can't handle both tasks.
Also, if anyone has been able to get their hands on one, I'd value their feedback.
BTW just for clarity, this is NOT the same as the RT-AC68U - that has no modem.
Thanks in advance.
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TORPC
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Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Are you refering to This DSL-AC68U
If so
Then there are a few places availabe according to my good friend Mr Google ,, which is also getting mixed upWink
The prices aren't cheap though
That said, you could have the ultimate best router / modem on your line, however if the line is problematic, then it may not make any or much difference at all
Alsone1
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Registered: 26-11-2012

Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Thanks for the link but if you check the google results are for the RT-AC68U, not the DSL-AC68U.
I can't find anything outside of Australia for the DSL-AC68U. Maybe it's not released in the UK yet.
As for the price, yeah I know it's expensive but you're paying for quality.
The RT version is rated as one of the very best cable routers around and the new DSL version is supposed to be ultra fast due to dual core processing, the World's Fastest WiFi with 1900Mbs wireless, and NAT acceleration on the DSL connection with LAN speeds 4.5 times that of conventional routers.
TORPC
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Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

I did make reference that my good friend Mr google got it mixed up
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according to my good friend Mr Google ,, which is also getting mixed upWink
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Alsone1
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Registered: 26-11-2012

Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Hey it's OK, I'm not criticising. The reply is appreciated.
I found this extensively when searching that the results for the DSL actually showed the RT.
If google can mix it up then it shows how stupid the Asus naming system is.
shure
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Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

I don't know, DSL for modem and RT for router seems pretty clear to me.
I typed in London, UK in the "Where to Buy" section on the Asus DSL-AC68u home page and it took me to a patch of the Pacific near somewhere called Baker Island, which according to Wikipedia is a tiny uninhabited atoll measuring some 0.81 sq. miles.  Quite why there would be a router store there I don't know but it suggests it may not be available in the UK yet
Superuser
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Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Quote from: Alsone1
One of the worst things with my plusnet modem is the fact that if it's trying to resync, you can't use the admin or login as it can't handle both tasks.

Hi Alsone1,
In my experience of an unresponsive UI on the tg582n the device is 'drowned' in processing line errors.  Fixing a line problem just might save you mega bucks on an expensive router which could perform little better in the presence of such errors.
Can you please post your full router stats - including error counts.
Alsone1
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Registered: 26-11-2012

Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Hmm. I would do if I could login at all.
Won't accept my password.
Tried the one on the sticker on the base of the Router and it says "no"!
Alsone1
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Registered: 26-11-2012

Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Ok I got in but I can't find any error information.
Currently the routers been up for 6 days straight.
brueton
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Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

I have just spotted that the DSL-AC68U is now listed on the broadbandbuyer.co.uk site, price TBC.
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/19269-asus-dsl-ac68u
Cecemf
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Registered: 07-10-2014

Re: New Asus DSL-AC68U - Anyone know where to buy?

Just brought it on eBay for £139.99. Looking forward to it Smiley