ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 AX6600 Wireless Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack, Charcoal)

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ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 AX6600 Wireless Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack, Charcoal)
Key Features
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
  • Up to 6600 Mb/s
  • 2.4 GHz / 2 x 5 GHz (Tri-Band)
  • Wired or Wireless Dedicated Backhaul
Provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home with this ZenWiFi XT8 AX6600 Wireless Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System from ASUS. This system consists of two AX6600 6.6Gb/s routers that have the ability to cover up to 5500 square feet of your home, both inside and outside. This wireless coverage can be seamless, with a single name for the entire network, so you can move around your home without needing to reconnect from one router to the other.
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ASUS XT8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 28K Live Streaming
  • 3Improve Device Battery Life with TWT
  • 4Tri-Band with Optional Backhaul
  • 5Easy Setup
  • 6AiProtection Pro with Parental Controls
  • 7Smart Home with Alexa & IFTTT
  • 8Add Peripherals with USB
  • 9Compatible with AiMesh
  • 10ZenWiFi Router Engineering

Provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home with this ZenWiFi XT8 AX6600 Wireless Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System from ASUS. This system consists of two AX6600 6.6Gb/s routers that have the ability to cover up to 5500 square feet of your home, both inside and outside. This wireless coverage can be seamless, with a single name for the entire network, so you can move around your home without needing to reconnect from one router to the other.

The ZenWiFi system has been designed for easy and intuitive setup and network management, but gives you the ability to take control for a customized experience that's right for you. For example, you can have your mobile devices use all three wireless bands, or designate a 5 GHz band for backhaul operations to optimize the network speed of your devices. The ZenWiFi system also provides data security, parental controls, support for smart-home services, and is compatible with additional ASUS AiMesh components.

8K Live Streaming

With support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology and 160 MHz wide channels, you can enjoy network speeds up to 6.6 Gb/s, which is enough for 8K-quality live streams with compatible devices. Please note that 160 MHz bandwidth may be unavailable in the 5 GHz band in some regions/countries due to regulatory restrictions.

Improve Device Battery Life with TWT

Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) supports a feature called Target Wake Time (TWT), which has the ability to schedule when compatible devices can wake from sleep modes to check-in with the network or internet. This lets devices stay asleep longer, saving battery life.

Tri-Band with Optional Backhaul

This ZenWiFi system delivers three individual Wi-Fi bands, two 5 GHz bands and one 2.4 GHz band. You have the option of combining them under a single network name, or keeping them separate with names for each band. You also have the option of dedicating one of the 5 GHz bands for backhaul support.

A backhaul connection is the network connection between the routers themselves and is not something your mobile devices can see or utilize. If you choose to not set one up, your mobile devices can use all 3 bands for network and internet access, but the routers will communicate on one of the 5 GHz bands. If you select to have a backhaul connection, the router and device traffic are separated, reducing possible network congestion.

This system also supports a wired backhaul solution. You can utilize one of the Ethernet ports on each router to connect to your existing network for a wired backhaul connection. This gives the routers a dedicated connection, while giving your mobile devices access to all three wireless bands.

Easy Setup

ASUS designed the ZenWiFi system setup to be a 3-step process. Utilizing the ASUS Router app, you just have to turn on the routers, create a network name and admin account, and then wait a few minutes. That's it. This one-time setup includes auto-synchronization for each of the routers, and each router can work as the main router or as an extender node.

AiProtection Pro with Parental Controls

ASUS AiProtection is a free-for-life service that requires no subscription fee to use. It's designed to protect your data, keep your family safe, let you monitor network usage, and control network access.
  • IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) blocks all common internet-based attacks
  • Infection detection and blocking abilities help prevent data on already-infected devices from being compromised
  • Utilizing Trend Micro's database, ZenWiFi can identify and block known malicious websites
  • Internet Activity Dashboard: View everyone's internet activity on a graphical dashboard. See peak time and what content is being viewed. Group devices that children have access to and view aggregated data, apply scheduled block times, and content filters in just a few steps.
  • Kid-Safe Preset: With a single checkbox, you can set a device or profile to automatically have filters applied for inappropriate content
  • Schedule Block Time: Develop responsible behavior by setting specific time periods when devices can access the internet
  • Content Filter: Lets you block specific categories of apps and sites, and allows you to apply those settings to all devices or those belonging to specific family members. Advanced filtering integrates with Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to not only filter websites, but internet packets of information themselves, so content is filtered in the browser and within mobile apps.

Smart Home with Alexa & IFTTT

The ZenWiFi system supports Alexa and IFTTT-compatible smart home devices, allowing you to use voice commands and IFTTT applets to control the routers. Use your voice to start a guest network, pause the internet, and more.

Add Peripherals with USB

Each router features a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port for the connection of optional peripherals to enhance your network's capabilities. Give all of your devices access to a USB printer or access to external USB storage.

Compatible with AiMesh

If you need more coverage throughout your home, you can add AiMesh devices to expand the ZenWiFi system. Optional AiMesh-compatible routers can act as Wi-Fi nodes around your house. Nodes closest to other ZenWiFi routers can boost your network signal where existing equipment might not reach.

ZenWiFi Router Engineering

The included ZenWiFi routers have been specially designed with a host of features to optimize it for whole-home coverage.
  • Special designed vents for increased airflow
  • Dual heatsinks for maximum heat dissipation
  • 45° antenna to help provide a strong Wi-Fi signal in multi-story homes
  • Vertical housing with space between the antennas and circuit board to help minimize Wi-Fi signal interference
  • Quad-core CPU (with Wi-Fi) plus additional Wi-Fi chipset
  • 1 x 2.5 Gb/s WAN and 3 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN ports
UPC: 192876437483

ASUS XT8 Specs

Number of Units2
Connectivity
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Tri-Band (2.4 & 5 + 5 GHz)
PortsRouter:
1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet (WAN) 
3 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) 
1 x USB Type-A USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 
Router:
1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet (WAN) 
3 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN) 
1 x USB Type-A USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 
Number of AntennasRouter:
6 x Internal 
Router:
6 x Internal 
MU-MIMO SupportRouter: 4 x 4
Router: 4 x 4
Beamforming SupportYes
Wireless SecurityWPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPS
BluetoothNone
Communication ProtocolIFTTT
Virtual Assistant SupportAmazon Alexa
General
Throughput4804 Mb/s Total
5 GHz: 4804 Mb/s 
1201 Mb/s Total
5 GHz: 1201 Mb/s 
574 Mb/s Total
2.4 GHz: 574 Mb/s 
Guest Network SupportYes
Mobile Operating System SupportNone
Operation ModesAccess Point, Repeater, Mesh, Wireless Router
Supported IEEE Standards802.11ac, 802.11ax, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Supported ProtocolsIPv4
IPv6
Hardware
Processor1.5 GHz Quad-Core
MemoryRouter: 512 MB
Router: 512 MB
Flash MemoryRouter: 256 MB
Router: 256 MB
SpeakersNone
Built-In MicrophonesNone
Electrical
AC Input Power110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power19 VDC at 1.75 A
Physical
Dimensions6.3 x 6.4 x 3.0" / 16.0 x 16.2 x 7.5 cm (Each Unit)
Weight1.61 lb / 730 g (Each Unit)
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.9 x 10.4 x 6.6"
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