It's been so long since we reviewed the AC68U. The 1900p was a worthy refresh to this lineup. Build quality is truly top notch, and while ASUS used a similar design for this unit, the internal hardware is a nice upgrade from previous revisions.
Wired performance of the 1900p was on par and equal to every other solution I have tested. At 942 Mbps LAN to LAN and 928 Mbps for WAN, the 1900p is very capable. Wireless throughput for 2.4GHz touched 208 Mbps which appears to be normal for our new test system. 5GHz was quite good at 810 Mbps and as I stated previously, top five in that category.
For range, the 1900p stayed with the pack on the 2.4GHz band. Starting out at 104 Mbps at 10Ft, we pushed to 20Ft, without losing much throughput at all. At 30ft, we lost about half of the throughput ending at 57 Mbps. 5GHz was a different story altogether - the 1900p held a tight performance group starting at 497 Mbps and ending at 453 Mbps.
One of the best features of any ASUS router platform is the firmware. By default, ASUS deploys a very feature rich platform that includes solid QoS and file sharing features. It's also one of the only platforms on the market to allow 4G modems over USB. Adding to this is ASUSWRT Merlin support for most of their routers, and that trend continues with the RT-AC1900p.
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The Bottom Line: If you are in the market for an entry-level AC1900 solution, the RT-AC1900p is certainly one of the most feature rich platforms available.
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