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ASUS RT-AC68 P (v2)
Availability: now

Manuf (OEM/ODM): Arcadyan WG9117E AC33 (1-ASU)

FCC approval date: 12 August 2014
(Est.) release date: 23 January 2015
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC1900

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Type: wireless router

Power: 19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709A0 (1 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br /> (Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00)
RAM1: 256 MiB268,435,456 B <br />2,097,152 Kib <br />262,144 KiB <br />2,048 Mib <br />0.25 GiB <br /> (ESMT M15F2G16128A-BDB)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes
Serial: yes

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709A0
Switch: Broadcom BCM4709A0
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Richwave;RTC6649E;;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SKY85402-11;SKY, 85402, 11;;3;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux brcmarm

TPFirmware supported: AsusWRT-Merlin • (Wiki | List), Tomato (Shibby) • (List | DLs), FreshTomato • (List | DLs)

Flags: AiCloud support, AiMesh

Default SSID: ASUS (94 addl. devices)
, ASUS_5G (44 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1248 additional devices
of which 162 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1281 additional devices
of which 192 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: 10:C3:78
Ethernet OUI: 10:C3:78

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
ASUS RT-AC68PBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68UBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U ExtremeBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68U V3BroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
ASUS RT-AC68UFBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom

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

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

Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

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

This certification also applies to the RT-AC68R

FCC Info

Multiple manufacturers are noted within the FCC test report

The FCC label indicates the int. Arcadyan model
is WG9117EAC33 1-ASU (WG9117GAC)
  • The ASUS logo, "RT-AC68U-V2", "REV 2.20" and "HannStar KMV-4"
is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.
CPU: Broadcom BCM4709A0KFEBG (TT1348;P10;E90YZ.7-01;Z1A)
WLAN: 2x Broadcom BCM4360KMLG (TE1403;P20;348143;3W)
Flash: Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00 (411BB132;A12;SPANSION)
RAM: ESMT M15F2G16128A-BDB (KPF1;T30L901;341)
Quarz: 40MHz (X3, X4), 25MHz (X2)
OUI: 10:C3:78


Forum threads

Asus RT-AC68P boot log

cpu info

Linux version (merlin@mint-dev) (gcc version 4.5.3 
 (Buildroot 2012.02) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Sep 20 15:01:26 EDT 2014
CPU: ARMv7 Processor [413fc090] revision 0 (ARMv7), cr=10c53c7f
CPU: VIPT nonaliasing data cache, VIPT nonaliasing instruction cache
Machine: Northstar Prototype
Ignoring unrecognised tag 0x00000000
bootconsole [earlycon0] enabled
Memory policy: ECC disabled, Data cache writealloc
MPCORE found at 19020000
PERCPU: Embedded 7 pages/cpu @c8215000 s5472 r8192 d15008 u65536
pcpu-alloc: s5472 r8192 d15008 u65536 alloc=16*4096
module ledtrig-usbdev not found in modules.dep
pcpu-alloc: [0] 0 [0] 1 
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.
Total pages: 60416
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 
console=ttyS0,115200 init=/sbin/preinit earlyprintk debug
PID hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Memory: 128MB 128MB = 256MB total
Memory: 255548k/255548k available, 6596k reserved, 0K highmem

PA type

# PAtype. 
0: RT-AC68U
1: RT-AC87U
5023: RT-AC68U V2 with original PA 5023
85402: RT-AC68U V2 with new PA 85402 
 => Skyworks chip on 5GHZ
SKY85402 Datasheet