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Quick OverviewBrand - Asus
Interface & Ports
Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming
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 for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games1. Check out supported games list and more information about WTFast router edition here.
Congested traffic slows down data speed and gameplay
Optimize Internet connection and speed in online games
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®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.
*WTFast® compatibility for games on consoles and mobile devices is now under development. The schedule of availability depends on actual situation.
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. It supports major consoles including PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PS4™ Pro, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One.
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 multiple of devices and Full HD 1080p streams simultaneously. 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.
without AiRadar beamforming
Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System.
The Way You Want.
In most cases, your RT-AC88U 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!
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 Mbps5.
Multiple 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.
Serve one device at a time
Serve multi-device at a time
Commercial-Grade Security for Family
All your family members, young or old, are exposed to the dangers of internet every single moment they're online. Disguised cyber threats can sneak in to steal your private data, or your kids may accidentally encounter inappropriate content during their ever-growing screen time. RT-AC88U includes Advanced Parental Controls to give you total peace of mind, with AiProtection Pro - commercial grade security for your home network and comprehensive, easy control of the online experience for each family member and each device, all via the mobile app.
No Subscription FeeSome routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product
Block Access to Malicious WebsitesAiProtection uses Trend Micro's official database to identify and block known malicious sites, preventing infection even before you click.
Protection Against AttacksIntrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.
Infection Detection and BlockingEven if an already-infected device is connected to RT-AC88U, AiProtection prevents any personal data on the device from being compromised.
Keep your kids safe when they explore the internet. The state-of-the-art parental controls in AiProtection integrate all the management functions you need in one place and the intuitive interface makes it super easy to view and apply security settings to all the devices owned by individual family members.*
Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your devices.*
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 cables5. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
*Device speeds vary according to Wi-Fi specifications and environmental factors.
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.
Control Your Network Anywhere
ASUS Router App
In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, allowing you to setup your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues and even update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.
Brand - Asus, Model - Asus RT-AC88U, Router Type - Wireless & Ethernet, WiFi Network Standards - IEEE 802.11b,g,n,a,ac, IPv4, IPv6, LAN Network Standard - 10/100/1000, WAN Newtork Standard - 10/100/1000, Data Transfer Rates (WiFi) - 3100 Mbps (1000 + 2167), Data Transfer Rate (Lan) - 1000 Mbps, Interface - 8 x LAN, 1 x WAN, 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0, Number of WAN Port - 1, Number of LAN Port - 8, USB Interface - 1 x USB 2.0 & 1 x USB 3.0, USB Interface Application - Shares local printers, files & media, Antena (Type & Qty) - 4 x External antenna, Operating Frequency - 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, Security Protocols - 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support, Firewall Protocols - Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, Band - Dual, CPU - 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, RAM - 512 MB, Storage - 128 MB, OS - Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X 10.6-10.8, WiFi Coverage (Approximate) - Up to 4000-5000 sq. ft., Number of Concurrent User - Up to 64 User connections (32 in 2.4GHz & 32 in 5GHz), 3G/4G - Yes, Mesh Technology - Yes, MIMO Technology - Yes, VPN Support - Yes/ IPSec, PPTP, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP, OpenVPN server, Built in Antivirus - No, Wall Moutable - Yes, Best For - Very large home, Print Compatible - Yes, Button - WPS, Reset, Power, Wireless on/off, LED on/off Button, Dimension( Wx Dx H mm) - 299.72 x 187.96 x 60.452mm, Speciality - Link Aggregation, MU-MIMO, Traffic Analyzer, Adaptive QoS, AiProtection, Parental Control, Guest Network, VPN server, VPN client, Mac OS Backup, Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible), AiCloud personal cloud service, 3G/4G data sharing, Printer Server, Download Master, AiDisk file server, Dual WAN, IPTV support, Roaming Assist, AC3100 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO, supporting AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, AiMesh for mesh WiFi system, and WTFast game accelerator, Others - Coverage: Very large homes, Processor: 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Memory: 128MB Flash, 512MB RAM, Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz, Button: WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button, LED Indicator: Power x 1, Wi-Fi x 2, WAN x 1, USB x 2, WPS x 1, LAN x 1, OS Support: Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, Warranty - 2 year, Part/Model Number - RT-AC88U, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China