Asus RT-AC88U router review
Speed: Up to 2 Gbps
Compliance: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac
Security: Push button, 128-bit WEP
Other features: Dual Band, 8 Gigabit ports, 4 antennas, Cable and fibre optic router, USB 3.0 x 1 and USB 2.0 x 1
So many decisions need to be made in the modern age about your data, internet, and more. It is essential that we have the right router for our needs.
Looking like a piece of cool tech a brilliant Marvel super villain might use, the ASUS RT-AC88U definitely wins and gets your vote if you’re looking for a stylish router. Its black and red pronged design is quite something, but what about the technical details? Let’s take a look at it’s features, performance and what bandwidth it can offer.
Asus has stated the following about it’s premier 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.
- 4×4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range.
- 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.
The ASUS RT-AC88U is a dual band wi-fi router offering 8 Gigabit LAN ports, which is vastly superior to other routers.
It utilises Multi User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) to service multiple wi-fi clients with no sacrifice made to bandwidth. All that is needed is for each client to have a MU-MIMO compatible network adapter.
As well as the impressive 8 ports it also has a a USB 2.0 port, a WAN port, and everything else you’d expect on a router.
Set up of the router is simple, with an easy to use interface and app to assist. It also has been proven to deliver great speeds, up to 2167 MBPS on 5 GHZ band and up to 1000 MBPS on 2.4 GHZ band.
One of the coolest features of the ASUS RT-AC88U are the game boost features designed specifically for gamers, which offers LAN boosts and Internet game boosts.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best, if not the best, router on the market, but it comes at a price.
It is an expensive piece of equipment that you really have to sit down and consider spending. Do you really need all the great features that the ASUS RT-AC88U has to offer? If you decide that you do, you will not be let down, but be prepared for the hit on your bank balance.
Amazon UK £209.49
Amazon US £208.87