ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

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ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Key Features
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Up to 6000 Mbps
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (Dual-Band)
  • 4 x External Antennas
The RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Asus features support for the 802.11ax standard, which utilizes OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to bring improvements for Wi-Fi connectivity across the board. Specs-wise, it has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 256 MB of flash storage. It utilizes four external antennas, operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and can reach speeds of up to 6000 Mbps. Moreover, it has Adaptive QoS and built-in wtfast for enhanced gaming, AiProtection Pro for network security, and Asus AiMesh for network expansion. Should you opt for a wired connection, the RT-AX88U has eight Gigabit LAN ports for your convenience.
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ASUS RT-AX88U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • 3Multi-Device Households
  • 4Power Saving
  • 5Adaptive QoS & wtfast
  • 6Commercial-Grade Security
  • 7Wired or Wireless
  • 8Reliable Wireless Connectivity
  • 9Asus AiMesh

The RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router from Asus features support for the 802.11ax standard, which utilizes OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to bring improvements for Wi-Fi connectivity across the board. Specs-wise, it has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 256 MB of flash storage. It utilizes four external antennas, operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, and can reach speeds of up to 6000 Mbps. Moreover, it has Adaptive QoS and built-in wtfast for enhanced gaming, AiProtection Pro for network security, and Asus AiMesh for network expansion. Should you opt for a wired connection, the RT-AX88U has eight Gigabit LAN ports for your convenience.

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
The RT-AX88U supports Wi-Fi 6, or otherwise known as the 802.11ax standard, which provides higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage, and improved battery life for connected devices. This router supports speeds of up to 6000 Mbps: 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. When operating on Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac standards, it can deliver up to 4333 Mbps on the 5 GHz band.
Multi-Device Households
With a combination of OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax provides up to four times the network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. OFDMA technology divides each channel into small sub-channels to allow signals from multiple devices to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously.
Power Saving
Target Wake Time (TWT) enables the RT-AX88U to set designated intervals for devices to transmit data, allowing devices to enter the sleep state until it's their turn, further reducing power consumption and extending battery life.
Adaptive QoS & wtfast
Adaptive QoS prioritizes game packets for a more fluid experience while wtfast uses the shortest path between you and the game server to minimize ping and lag.
Commercial-Grade Security
The RT-AX88U comes with AiProtection Pro, which features automatic security updates to keep your devices and personal data protected. It also has parental controls should you want to block specific websites and mobile app types.
Wired or Wireless
With eight Gigabit LAN ports, the RT-AX88U can also be used with wired devices such as NAS systems, desktop computers, and switches.
Reliable Wireless Connectivity
The RT-AX88U features specially designed antennas, AiRadar beamforming, and RangeBoost technology to increase coverage and stability.
Asus AiMesh
If one router isn't enough to cover your whole home, the RT-AX88U supports Asus AiMesh, which lets you connect multiple Asus routers to form a mesh network for increased coverage.
UPC: 192876032787

ASUS RT-AX88U Specs

Wireless
Wireless Frequency Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Dual-Band
Number of Antennas4
MU-MIMO Support4 x 4
WLAN ModeWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Supported ProtocolsIPv4
IPv6
Antenna PlacementExternal (Integrated)
Performance
Throughput6000 Mb/s Total
2.4 GHz: 1148 Mb/s 
5 GHz: 4804 Mb/s 
Interface
Inputs/Outputs1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
8 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Console)
2 x 5 Gb/s USB-A
USB Sharing SupportYes
Security
Guest Network SupportYes
Wireless SecurityWPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPS
VPN ProtocolIPSec, L2TP, PPTP, Pass-Through
Firewall SupportSPI
Hardware
RAM1 GB
Storage Capacity256 MB
CPU1.8 GHz Quad-Core
Supported IEEE Standards802.11ac, 802.11ax, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Electrical
AC Input Power110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 2.37 A
DC Input Power VDC at 2.37 A
General
Dimensions11.8 x 7.4 x 2.4" / 299.72 x 187.96 x 60.96 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.1 x 10 x 5"

ASUS RT-AX88U Reviews

Way Fast

By Crash 1969
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

System speed increased significantly. Easy too set up.

I Like This Router

By Dvanwig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-23

Easy to setup and significantly faster data flow than my previous router.

Asus ax88u

By Woiwor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-12

Excellent router. It is a very secured router. It has a steady wifi signal .

Good feature set and performance

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-10

Working well, relatively easy to set up. I especially like the USB FTP and Samba feature and Openvpn. Performance was very fast, and firmware updates are easy. I had a few glitches setting up Alexa and occasionally the router would lose contact with the internet.

Highly Recommend RT-AX88U

By Denn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-06

The RT-AX88U is perfect.. easy setup and works great.. I showed my sister how it works and she just got one also..

Upgraded Router

By Ronnie56
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-25

Very easy setup. Replaced older ASUS router. Much better coverage.

Asus Got It Right

By Tech Toc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-25

Setup was a breeze, w/o a single problem (1st time out of 3 wifi routers). Performance is strong and steady in our former weak signal areas. Browser interface straightforward, easy to navigate.

Best wireless router I've ever owned

By glowboy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-25

I previously owned the RT-AC88U and it excelled at everything including long range. With 2 new laptops in the house that had WiFi 6 onboard, it was time to upgrade my router to WiFi 6 as well. This is a high-end router that excels at supporting my 26 devices in my house including many streaming devices. Rock-solid Trend Micro security app built-in that shields you from malicious sites. The well laid out menu is easy to understand and is a joy for advanced hobbyists as it allows extreme control of your computing environment. I have been sold on Asus routers for years now. I used to always buy the old brand names like Netgear, Linksys and D-Link, but this Asus in in a class above.

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