Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 with this powerful Asus router on sale for $160 today

Asus Rt Ax68u Router
Asus Rt Ax68u Router (Image credit: Asus)

The Asus RT-AX68U Wi-Fi 6 router (opens in new tab) is on sale for $159.99 at Amazon. That's a crazy low price and a match for the lowest we've ever seen. The router has only been around for about six months and has spent most of that time selling for $200. Even when it does go on sale, it usually only drops to about $180. Today's deal is a huge drop that we are sure will not last long. You can also find this price at Office Depot (opens in new tab) if you need another shopping option.

This is a great opportunity to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 if you haven't yet. It's just so fast I don't know why you wouldn't want it. The new Asus router on sale here has the 802.11ax wireless protocol that can get you fast wireless speeds up to 2663 Mb/s thanks to speeds up to 1802 Mb/s over the 5GHz band and 861 Mb/s on the 2.4GHz frequency. Use it with all of your mobile devices.

The router is about more than just speed, though. It's also about safety. You get a lifetime of Asus AiProtection Pro for free. It's powered by Trend Micro and has WPA3 encryption to protect your home. That's commercial-grade network security added on just to keep you and your loved ones safe while you surf the web. Plus, Asus Instant Guard lets you secure your internet access with just one click. And you can do that from anywhere in the world.

Got some kids using your network? Use the parental controls to customize settings for different age groups. You can give your kids the internet access they need while also making sure they're protected.

Plus, if you find the RT-AX68U isn't quite enough router for you, it is compatible with other AiMesh compatible routers. That means you can consider this router the start of a whole-home mesh networking system. Extend your wireless signal to every nook and cranny.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.

1 Comment
  • Just remember, you need to have a WiFi 6 card in your system to take advantage of WiFi 6. You can get the Intel AX200 WiFi 6 pcie card for laptops and some MBs for about $30.
    Don't bother with a WiFi 6E card, which run about $90. You can't use most of the features with this AP as it's not 6E (and never will be as that requires new internal hardware.) I put the AX200 PCIE cards in three laptops, ranging from an old Dell 7559 to a new Lenovo 5. No issues.
    Just make sure you download the proper drivers from Intel FIRST before you replace the existing modem. These ASUS WAPs allow you set the WPA to "WPA2/WPA3" so both types can connect at once and you don't lose access for older WiFi devices (like TVs, Blue-Ray Players, etc.) that don't support WiFi 6 yet.
    You can also set the AIMesh function to use wired-backhaul if your house is already wired for ethernet. Now, if Comcast would just fix their dodgy DHCP so the WAP can reliably pick up an address on the WAN port. (Comcast does this to discourage people from using their own WAPs instead of their rental Modems.)