Best ASUS Routers in 2022

On top of making laptops, desktop PCs, monitors, phones, and accessories, ASUS has a wide-ranging lineup of routers suitable for everyone from casual users to gamers who demand the best performance possible. For those partial to ASUS products, we've rounded up the best routers suitable for several different needs.

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ASUS RT-AC68U (opens in new tab)

Ideal for average homes

This router offers AC1900 speeds across 2.4 and 5GHz bands, it has four LAN ports on the back for your wired devices, and there are two USB ports.

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ASUS RT-AC66U B1 (opens in new tab)

Cheaper alternative

This budget router offers speeds up to 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz band. Four LAN and a USB-A port are included for wired devices.

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ASUS RT-AC88U (opens in new tab)

Excellent range

This router offers AC3100 speeds across 2.4 and 5GHz bands and have excellent range, making it ideal for large homes with many people who stream and game.

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ASUS RT-AC5300 (opens in new tab)

Gaming performance

This router brings blazing AC5300 speeds over three bands for ideal gaming performance. It has an impressive range and many built-in gaming features.

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ASUS RT-AX88U (opens in new tab)

For the future

With Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) capabilities, this router is ready for anything you throw at it. Enjoy combined speeds up to 6,000Mbps across 2.4 and 5GHz bands.

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When shopping for a suitable router, most people don't need to spend hundreds of dollars. For an average household, the ASUS RT-AC68U (opens in new tab) with AC1900 speed should be ideal.

It offers theoretical speeds up to 1,300Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, which is enough performance for streaming and general connectivity. Beamforming helps with range and stability, and you should be able to cover a standard home with a reliable signal. A dual-core processor helps manage multiple users all vying for bandwidth, and you can connect wired devices with four Ethernet ports on the back. Two USB-A ports are also included for connecting external storage or printers.

Cale Hunt
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Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.