Performance ASUS AC88U MU-MIMO WiFi Broadband Gaming Router

ASUS RT-AC88U, Dual-Band Wireless-AC3100 Gigabit High Performance Router, 5/2.4GHz, 2167+1000Mbps, MU-MIMO, 8x GbE, USB

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Product Overview Dual-Band Wireless-AC3100 Gigabit Router: Your Best Choice for Games, 4K Streaming and Smart Homes
RT-AC88U instantly takes your wireless network to the next level. The latest NitroQAM™ technology boosts the Wi-Fi speeds for everyone and everything on your busy network. With the widest-ever Wi-Fi coverage, lightning-fast USB and WAN/LAN speed plus total security and 8 Gigabit LAN ports, the RT-AC88U is as well-rounded as it is top-of-the-line.

Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming

NitroQAM™ Technology - Seamless Experience
Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K/UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC88U delivers a combined 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.

Double Gaming Boost
Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!

Free Game Accelerator Inside
Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network® (GPN®) from WTFast® automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC88U this optimization is free , so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game — at no extra cost!
RT-AC88U owners get the basic WTFast® solution free. The free version is limited to accelerating one device at a time, and includes WTFast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the premium version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices.

Cross-Platform Compatibility
Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC88U delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®.

Adaptive QoS: Prioritize Your Game
Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC88U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home.

Free Up PC System 'Resources' During Gameplay
Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC88U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.

Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home

Bandwidth for All
RT-AC88U is the master of entertaining, able to support as many devices as people you invite over and can even maintain multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080P streams. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC88U enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don't even own yet.

Unbeatable Wi-Fi Coverage
With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers
RT-AC88U's top-of-the-line 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps.

4X Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology
MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.

In fact, RT-AC88U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions7.

AiProtection: Your Digital Playground is Safe
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound.

Parental Controls: Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User
Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.

Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center

Extensive Connectivity Options
RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC88U your digital home hub.

Your Sharing Center
With built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.0, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.

Link Aggregation, More Devices Go Faster
RT-AC88U features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps using two Gigabit Ethernet cables. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.

ASUSWRT –Easily Control Your Network
RT-AC88U features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options. Features • Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 3167 Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and extremely fast file-sharing.
• Broadcom® NitroQAMTM technology boosts 5 GHz data rates up to 2167 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000 Mbps.
• 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unbeatable wireless signal coverage.
• 1.4 GHz dual-core processor improves USB and WAN/LAN speed.
• Link aggregation supports close to 2 Gbps wired transmission for more devices to enjoy faster access speed.
• Up to 4X capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO technology.
• AiProtection for total security and privacy.
• 8 Gigabit LAN ports for 2x the number of wired ports typically provided.
• Parental Controls let you manage your family’s web activity and ensure a safe environment for younger users.
Specifications
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Model  
Device Type Cable (WAN)
Compatible Internet Connections  
Network Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Network Ports  
Other Connectors
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols  
Total LAN Connections 8
Total WAN Connections 1
Wireless
Wireless Speed 3167 (1000+2167) Mbps
Wireless Protocols
  • 1024QAM (2.4GHz)
  • 1024QAM (5GHz)
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Band Dual Band
Frequency
  • 2.4 Ghz
  • 5 Ghz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Antenna 4x External antenna
Core Features
Features  
Router/Modem Processor 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
Internal RAM Memory  
Internal Flash Memory  
LED Indicators  
Buttons  
OS Support  
Security & VPN
Security Protocols
  • Network service filter
  • Parental control
  • Port filter
  • URL Filter
  • WEP (128 bit)
  • WEP (64 bit)
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS
Firewall/NAT Yes
Management  
VPN Support  
Physical Specifications
Dimensions  
Weight  
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan
Telephone:
01442 265548
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Reviews
ASUS RT-AC88U, Dual-Band Wireless-AC3100 Gigabit High Performance Router, 5/2.4GHz, 2167+1000Mbps, MU-MIMO, 8x GbE, USB is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, but loaded with useful features I bought this to replace a six month old Netgear R7500. I was so fed up with that. It kept loosing settings and needed a reboot. It was running the latest FW too. Anyway, I saw a review of this and have many other ASUS products all of which perform very well. This router is the mutts. Loaded with features, and they all work! This is the first router I have had that has not rebooted or needed to have been rebooted for one thing or another. It is soooo fast and WiFi signal strength is fantastic, both on 2.4 and 5. It reaches all over our house. The 8 Ethernet ports are a bonus too. I got rid of a giga switch as a result and tided my network up. Another bonus is link aggregation. My QNAP NAS also supports it so I now have a 2G link between my NAS and router, removing a bottleneck. It really works too. As you can probably tell, I don't regret my purchase one bit. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-01-30
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