RT-AC88U

    RT-AC88U

    AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

    • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing.
    • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi coverage.
    • Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC.
    • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast® lets you enjoy smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games.
    • AiProtection with Trend Micro™ for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection.
    • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity.
    • Link aggregation for up to 2Gbps wired network speeds, so more devices can enjoy faster access.
    • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously.
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    Consistently Praised for Networking Excellence!

    Readers' Choice, 5 Years Running! (2012-2016)

    “With a Readers' Choice Award win every year since 2012, Asus seems to make a different router for every budget and need. Respondents continue to be very satisfied with what the company has to offer.” – PC Magazine >>Learn more.

    Editors' Choice for High-End Routers!– PC Magazine
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    Your Smart Home Starts Here
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    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 wide Wi-Fi coverage, lighting-fast USB and WAN/LAN speed plus AiProtection and 9 Gigabit LAN ports, the RT-AC88U is as well-rounded as it is top-of-the-line.
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    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!
    RT-AC88U gaming router boosts both home network and online gaming
    RT-AC88U gaming router boosts both home network and online gaming
    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.
    • Avg. ping time
      30%-60%
    • Avg. ping variation
      70%-90%
    • Avg. packet loss
      70%-90%
    See how WTFast® works
    Congested traffic slows down data speed and gameplay
    Optimize Internet connection and speed in online games
    Free WTFast® game accelerator inside – optimize Internet connection and speed in online games.
    See how WTFast® works
    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®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. Please check supported game list for the latest information.

    *WTFast® compatibility for games on consoles and mobile devices is now under development. The schedule of availability depends on actual situation. Please check supported game list for the latest information.

    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.
    RT-AC88U with adaptive QoS allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities
    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.
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    with AiRadar beamforming
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    without AiRadar beamforming
    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.
    Single-user MIMO
    Serve one device at a time
    Multi-user MIMO
    Serve multi-device at a time
    AiProtection, Your Digital Playground is Protected
    ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ improves your online safety and security by combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls.
    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.
    Learn more about ASUS AiProtection
    AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ gives you enterprise-level security in the home AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ gives you enterprise-level security in the home
    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.
    8 Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – making RT-AC88U your digital home hub 8 Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – 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
    ASUSWRT graphical user interface gives you easy, CD-free setup and advanced network control
    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.
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    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.

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    Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC
    • Easy Router Setup
    • Real-Time Traffic Monitoring
    • One-click Game Boost
    • Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing
    • Clever Network Diagnosis
    • Handy Firmware Update
    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.

    • Easy Router Setup
    • Real-Time Traffic Monitoring
    • One-click Game Boost
    • Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing
    • Clever Network Diagnosis
    • Handy Firmware Update
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    Keep Up to Date!

    Remember to always keep your device's firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features! Learn more about updating new firmware.

    Disclaimers:
    • The free router edition supports one selectable device on your network at a time with GPN traffic limits, and includes WTFast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the advanced version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices with more GPN traffic and advanced features.
    • Windows is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
    • Mac OS® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    • Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
    • The actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.
    • MU-MIMO-certified client(s) required.
    • MU-MIMO beta firmware will be available by the end of 2015.
    • Smart connect beta firmware will be available by 2016 Q1.
    • * ASUS received the highest numerical score among wireless routers in the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report, based on 2,716 responses from 8 companies measuring satisfaction with wireless routers surveyed November-December 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com