ASUS ZenWiFi AC (CT8)

  • Overview

  • Tech Specs

  • Support

  • Review

ASUS ZenWiFi AC (CT8)

  • Overview

  • Tech Specs

  • Support

  • Review

current pruduct img
Awards
Video reviews
Media reviews

ZenWiFi

WiFi Coverage Everywhere. Always Secure.

Whole-home Coverage

High speed tri-band. Stable WiFi.

The ZenWiFi AC system consists of a pair of ASUS AC3000 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home!

5400 sq.ft.
4+ rooms
2700 sq.ft.
3+ rooms
5400 sq.ft.
4+ rooms
2700 sq.ft.
3+ rooms

Flexible Network Naming

Uniquely, ZenWiFi AC lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band. The choice is yours!

Tri-band. Zero slowdowns.

Unlike traditional dual-band mesh WiFi systems that sacrifice half of the total wireless bandwidth to the backhaul connection, ZenWiFi AC features a tri-band design with a full WiFi band for the backhaul, maximizing system performance and stability. With this upgraded design, you'll experience fast and stable WiFi, even when data transfers through multiple hubs to reach your device.

Backhaul Configuration

ZenWiFi AC allows flexible configuration of the backhaul connection. You can set the second 5GHz band as a dedicated or non-dedicated backhaul connection, enabling maximized backhaul speed or freeing up the fastest 5GHz band for connected devices. If you have Ethernet ports in your walls, you can also set ZenWiFi AC to use Ethernet backhaul, reserving all three WiFi bands for your wireless devices for even more stable and reliable networking.

Easier-than-ever Setup

3-step setup with the ASUS Router app

=

1

Turn on ZenWiFi AC

2

Create a WiFi network name and an admin account

3

Wait for 3 minutes, and you're done!

What makes ZenWiFi AC setup so easy?

  • One-time setup, with auto synchronization for all the hubs in each package
  • Hassle-free: each unit can work as the main router or an extender node
Make the Internet a
Safer Place for Everyone

AiProtection Pro with Advanced Parental Controls is free for life. It gives you total peace of mind, and you can keep an eye on everything that's happening on your network via the mobile app.

Commercial Grade Security
Advanced Parental Controls
No Subscription Fee

Some routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product.

Protection Against Attacks

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.

Block Access to Malicious Websites

AiProtection uses Trend Micro's official database to identify and block known malicious sites, preventing infection even before you click.

Infection Detection and Blocking

Even if an already-infected device is connected to ZenWiFi, AiProtection prevents any personal data on the device from being compromised.

Advanced Parental Controls

AiProtection has everything you need in one place: it's super-easy to view or change security settings on each of your family member's devices, so your kids can be safer when surfing!

Internet Activity Dashboard

View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

Kid-Safe Preset

Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

Schedule Block Time

Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

Content Filter

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.

Internet Activity Dashboard

View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

Kid-Safe Preset

Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

Schedule Block Time

Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

Content Filter

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.

Smart Looks for Smart Homes

ZenWiFi AC works perfectly with smart-home services — including Alexa skills and IFTTT — and is available in black or white to suit your décor.

Read more

AiMesh Technology

Easy setup. Flexible management.

Even non-experts can quickly set up AiMesh technology, while more experienced users will appreciate the comprehensive advanced networking features.

Flexible and Scalable Wireless Networking

If you need more coverage or new functions, you can simply add another compatible router to your AiMesh network at any time!

Learn more about AiMesh

Performance
Through Engineering

ZenWiFi AC features a quad-core CPU for ultimate processing power. Its vertical housing holds a specially designed antenna and circuit board that optimizes WiFi signal strength and provides better airflow, improving thermal performance for reliable operation.

Special designed vents for increased airflow
Double heatsink for maximized heat dissipation
45° antennas ensure strong WiFi in multi-story homes
Vertical housing with space between antennas and circuit board for minimal WiFi signal interference
Quad-core CPU
4X gigabit LAN ports
Special designed vents for increased airflow
Special designed vents for increased airflow
Special designed vents for increased airflow
Double heatsink for maximized heat dissipation
Double heatsink for maximized heat dissipation
45° antennas ensure strong WiFi in multi-story homes
Vertical housing with space between antennas and circuit board for minimal WiFi signal interference
Quad-core CPU
4X gigabit LAN ports
Recommend for you

ASUS ZenWiFi AX Mini (XD4)

  • WiFi 6
  • AX1800, 2.4GHz 2X2+ 5GHz 2X2
  • Very large home,multi-floor home
  • Coverage up to 4,800 Sq. ft.
  • ASUS features:AiMesh, AiProtection


ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8)

  • WiFi 6
  • AX6600, 2.4GHz 2X2+ 5GHz-1 2X2+5GHz-2 4X4
  • Very large home,multi-floor home
  • Coverage up to 5,500 Sq. ft.
  • ASUS features:AiMesh, AiProtection

AiMesh AX6100 WiFi System (RT-AX92U 2 Pack)

  • WiFi 6
  • AX6100, 2.4GHz 2X2+ 5GHz-1 2X2+5GHz-2 4X4
  • Very large home,multi-floor home
  • Coverage up to 5,500 Sq. ft.
  • ASUS features:AiMesh, AiProtection

PCE-AC88

AC3100 Dual Band PCIe® Wi-Fi Adapter with High Power Design for Longer WiFi Range

Compare (0)