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ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band MU-MIMO AX6000 Gaming Router

ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Gaming Router, 4x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4+5GHz (1148+4804Mbps), GbE, 802.11ax

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Product Overview The New Era of Home WiFi
The growing number of connected personal and IoT devices has led to an overall increase in network density that is pushing the limits of the current Wi-Fi standard. The latest 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.

Warp-speed WiFi
RT-AX88U is a 4x4 dual-band Wi-Fi router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 6000Mbps — 1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX88U is 2.3X faster than 802.11ac 4x4 dual-band routers.

Built for Multi-device Households
With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Previous-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi can only handle one device at a time on each network channel, which is an inefficient use of available bandwidth. OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard divides each channel into small sub-channels, allowing signals from multiple devices* to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously, reducing latency for a smoother, more responsive Wi-Fi experience.

Better Battery Life for Your Devices
Target Wake Time (TWT) allows RT-AX88U to schedule designated intervals for devices to transmit data. This allows them to sleep when there is no need to wait for a router signal, reducing power consumption by up to 7X for significantly improved battery life*.

WiFi that Goes Farther
With the latest 802.11ax WiFi standard featuring OFDMA technology, RT-AX88U provides increased WiFi signal range and better coverage by dividing each channel into smaller sub-channels. These sub-channels have a smaller bandwidth that enables them to travel up to 80% farther1, resulting in a better WiFi connection throughout your home*.

Give your Online Gaming a Double Boost
RT-AX88U's Adaptive QoS prioritizes game packets for smoother online play. It also has built-in WTFast® to seek out and secure the shortest possible path between your gaming device and the game server, minimizing game ping and lag2.

Commercial-grade Security for your Home Network
RT-AX88U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro™ with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.

More LAN Ports for More Convenience
Eight Gigabit LAN ports make RT-AX88U the ideal solution if you have multiple wired devices, such as NAS systems, PCs and switches. And, if you ever want to host a LAN party at home, RT-AX88U makes it possible.

Wireless that's as Stable as Wired Ethernet
When you are far away from your router, enjoying the stability of a wired network connection is usually impractical or impossible. With special designed antennas, AiRadar beamforming and RangeBoost technology, RT-AX88U provides wide coverage and a stable signal, letting you enjoy a reliable and smooth connection for gaming or work anywhere in your home.

Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System, The Way You Want
In most cases, your RT-AX88U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!

Extreme Power with 1.8GHz Quad-core CPU
RT-AX88U features a top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU that is more powerful than many desktop processors. With its incredible performance, RT-AX88U maximizes throughput for the best networking performance, accelerates USB data transfers and more. Features • Next-Gen WiFi Standard: 802.11ax WiFi standard for better efficiency and throughput.
• Ultrafast WiFi Speed: 6000Mbps WiFi speed to handle even the busiest network with ease.
• Wider Usage and More Convenience: 4 antennas + 8 LAN ports to support more clients at the same time.
• Commercial-grade Security: AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
• Better Partner with Mesh System: Compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
Specifications
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Model RT-AX88U
Form-Factor Desktop
Device Type Router
Compatible Internet Connections Cable-based Modems
Network Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Network Ports
  • 8 x RJ45 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) BaseT for LAN
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) BaseT for WAN
Other Connectors 2 x USB 3.1
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Total LAN Connections  
Total WAN Connections  
64 Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance  
512+ Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance Unknown
Wireless
Wireless Speed 6000 (1148+4804) Mbps
Wireless Protocols
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11ax
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Wireless Band Dual Band
Frequency
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Antenna 4 External
Core Features
Features
  • Adaptive QoS
  • AiProtection
  • Guest Network
  • MU-MIMO
  • Parental Control
  • VPN Client(PPTP/L2TP/Open VPN)
  • VPN Server(PPTP/Open VPN)
Router/Modem Processor 1.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Internal RAM Memory 1GB
Internal RAM Memory Type  
Internal Flash Memory 256MB
LED Indicators
  • 1 x 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi LED
  • 1 x 5 GHz Wi-Fi LED
  • 1 x LAN LED
  • 1 x Power LED
  • 2 x USB LED
  • 1 x WAN Activity LED
Buttons
  • 1 x LED On/Off Button
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x Wireless On/Off Button
  • 1 x WPS Button
OS Support
  • Mac OS X 10.6
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Max. Power Consumption Unknown W
PSU Type  
Security & VPN
Security Protocols
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS
Firewall/NAT Yes
Management  
VPN Support
  • IPSec Pass-Through
  • L2TP Client
  • L2TP Pass-Through
  • OpenVPN Client
  • OpenVPN Server
  • PPTP Client
  • PPTP Pass-Through
  • PPTP Server
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 300 x 60.9 x 187.96 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 1010 g
Warranty

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ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band MU-MIMO AX6000 Gaming Router
ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band MU-MIMO AX6000 Gaming Router