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ASUS Wireless RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router (RT-AX88U)

Model Number: RT-AX88U
Web Code: 13204531

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Overview

Don't let multiple devices clog up the Wi-Fi in your home. The ASUS RT-AX88U router delivers a superior Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connection across your home, ensuring smooth 4K/UHD video, fast file sharing, and low-latency gaming. In addition, the RT-AX88U is backwards compatible, so it can work with previous generations of ASUS Wi-Fi devices for easy upgrades and enhancements.
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Overview

Don't let multiple devices clog up the Wi-Fi in your home. The ASUS RT-AX88U router delivers a superior Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connection across your home, ensuring smooth 4K/UHD video, fast file sharing, and low-latency gaming. In addition, the RT-AX88U is backwards compatible, so it can work with previous generations of ASUS Wi-Fi devices for easy upgrades and enhancements.
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) enabled router with 160MHz bandwidth across 3 bands optimises the connection in a home with multiple devices
  • Speeds up to 6,000Mbps deliver smooth 4K/UHD video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing, and lag-free online gaming
  • Powerful quad-core 64bit 1.8Ghz CPU ensures even the busiest networks run smoothly without lag
  • OFDMA technology offers improved data bundling efficiency
  • 1024-QAM modulation support delivers a higher throughput
  • Backwards compatibility supports all older Wi-Fi devices, including those compatible with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), and earlier Wi-Fi versions (802.11a/b/g)
  • Gigabit Ethernet ports offer extremely fast and reliable performance by way of a wired connection
  • Wtfast game accelerator minimises ping time and packet loss during online gaming
  • Adaptive QOS prioritises game packets, enabling smoother online game play
  • Target Wait Time technology improves the battery life of connected devices
  • Two USB ports enable the connection of external peripherals like an external hard drive or printer
  • AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro offers network security for your entire household

Wireless Networking Features

Number of Units Per Pack
1
Extendable
Yes
Wireless Speed
AX6000
Wireless Standard Generation
Wi-Fi 6
Wireless Standard
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax; IPv4; IPv6
Number of Bands
2
Number of Antennas
4
Frequency Bands
5 GHz; 2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
5 GHz - 4333 Mbps; 2.4 GHz - 1148 Mbps; 5 GHz - 4804 Mbps
Maximum Data Rate - Total
6000 Mbps
Gaming
Yes
Beamforming
Yes
MU-MIMO
Yes
Number of Ethernet Ports per Unit
9
Ethernet Speed
10/100/1000
Number of WAN Ports
1
Number of LAN Ports
8
Number USB Ports per Unit
2
Processor, Memory, & Storage
1.8 GHz quad-core processor; 256 MB Flash - 1 GB RAM memory;
Other Features
2 x 2USB 3.1 Gen 1

Network Security / Management Features

Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
Yes
Parental Controls
Yes
Guest Access
Yes

Physical Features

Dimensions (cm)
38.5 (W) x 20.5 (H) x 12.6 (D) cm
Dimensions (in)
15.16 (W) x 8.07 (H) x 4.96 (D) in
Weight
1.01 kg
Weight (lbs)
2.23 lb

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Reviewer Recommendation

90%

Of the 152 reviewers who responded, 137 would recommend this product.

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  • Amazing router
    Reviewed by MarkusMN - 22 février 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have two other very high end routers that were considerably more expensive than this new ASUS and this one blows them away. I had an older ASUS that I had used for several years and had forgotten just how solid the hardware is. I recently upgraded my internet to 400 MBS and my other high end routers couldn’t handle it. This one not only handles it, but handles it wirelessly throughout my home. Even from the basement. It’s such a superior device. The setup was very easy as was the update process for the firmware. I can’t recommend this router enough. Buy it and love it. It is the easily the best router that I have owned.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Top WIFI 6 Router RT-AX88U AX6000
    Reviewed by JKT - 1 août 2020

    I had older router Linksys WRT3200 nothing can compare with ASUS menu setup. Replacing my older Asus RT-AC66U, the menu setup and configuration are very similar to RT-AX88U with best touch as Aiprotection and parent controls. Using my older router configured as access points works great as remote work and my kids remote schooling in COVID-19. My main router placed in basement. I would want new ASUS AX access point on second floor replace older access point. Laptops and remote devices has no problem to 4k videos or gaming. The 5G signal could be better strength. Overall the router is right choice to go.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Overall, a great router.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Matt - 13 mars 2021

    I bought this router to replace an older cable/modem combo. I had no problem setting up the router. Once I logged into the dashboard, it was a easy and guided quick start guide that had me connected within about 10 minutes. There's a lot of nice features in the router including QoS packet priority for gaming, a built in internet bandwidth speed test and a priority device setting where you can prioritize which devices get higher priority on your network. I set my XBox as number one over the boss lady's Roku, let's hope she doesn't find out that my Call of Duty is getting priority over the Real Housewives of whatever. Overall, I've been very pleased with this router.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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