ASUS RT-AX88U Quad-Core, Next-Gen WiFi 6 AX6000 Router

The New Era of Home WiFi

The growing number of connected personal and IoT devices has led to an overall increase in network density that is pushing the limits of the current Wi-Fi standard. The latest 802.11ax standard provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.

Highlights

  • Next-gen Wi-Fi standard – 802.11Ax Wi-Fi standard for better efficiency and throughput.
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi speed – 6000 Mbps Wi-Fi speed to handle even the busiest network with ease.
  • Wider usage and more convenience – 4 antennas + 8 LAN ports to support more clients at the same time.
  • Commercial-grade security – AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
  • Better partner with mesh system – Compatible with ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
  • Nextgen ax Wi-Fi is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi devices and Supports current Wi-Fi devices.

Warp-speed WiFi

RT-AX88U is a 4×4 dual-band Wi-Fi router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 6000Mbps — 1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX88U is 2.3X faster than 802.11ac 4×4 dual-band routers

Built for Multi-device Households

With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Previous-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi can only handle one device at a time on each network channel, which is an inefficient use of available bandwidth. OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard divides each channel into small sub-channels, allowing signals from multiple devices* to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously, reducing latency for a smoother, more responsive Wi-Fi experience.

Give your Online Gaming a Double Boost

RT-AX88U’s Adaptive QoS prioritizes game packets for smoother online play. It also has built-in wtfast® to seek out and secure the shortest possible path between your gaming device and the game server, minimizing game ping and lag2

Commercial-grade Security for your Home Network

RT-AX88U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro™ with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.

Wireless that’s as Stable as Wired Ethernet

When you are far away from your router, enjoying the stability of a wired network connection is usually impractical or impossible. With special designed antennas, AiRadar beamforming and RangeBoost technology, RT-AX88Uprovides wide coverage and a stable signal, letting you enjoy a reliable and smooth connection for gaming or work anywhere in your home.

Features

Link Aggregation
– 802.3ad
MU-MIMO
Traffic Analyzer
Adaptive QoS
WTFast Gamers Private Network
AiProtection Pro
Parental Control
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server, IPSec server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
NAT Pass-Through :PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, IPSec Pass-Through, RTSP Pass-Through, H.323 Pass-Through, SIP Pass-Through, PPPoE relay
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
– Image : Jpeg
– Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
– Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov 
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
– Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
– LPR protocol support
Download Master
– Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
– Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
– Upload and download bandwidth control
– Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
– Samba and FTP server with account management
Dual WAN
IPTV support
Roaming Assist

Technical Specifications

Network Standard:

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6

Product Segment: AX6000 ultimate AX performance

Coverage: Very large homes

Data Rate

802.11ac (5GHz) : up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 1148 Mbps
802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 4804 Mbps

Antenna: External antenna x 4

Transmit/Receive: 2.4 GHz 4 x 4 / 5 GHz 4 x 4

Processor and Memory

1.8 GHz quad-core processor; 256 MB Flash
1 GB RAM

Wi-Fi Technology

OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access)
Beamforming: standard-based and universal
1024-QAM high data rate
20/40/80/160 MHz bandwidth

Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

Encryption: WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support

Firewall & Access Control

Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection 
Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

Management

UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log

VPN Support

IPSec Pass-Through
PPTP Pass-Through
L2TP Pass-Through
PPTP server
OpenVPN server
PPTP client
L2TP client
OpenVPN client

WAN Connection Type

Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP

Utilities: Router setup wizard; Firmware restoration; Device discovary; printer setup utility

Ports:

RJ45 for BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for BaseT for LAN x 8
USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 2

Button:

WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button

LED Indicator:

Power x 1
Wi-Fi x 2
WAN x 1
LAN x 1
USB x 2
WPS x 1

Power Supply

AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current

OS Support

Windows® 10 
Windows® 8 
Windows® 7 
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8

Dimensions: 11.8 x 7.4 x 2.4 ~ ” (Without Bezel)

Operation mode

Wireless router mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode

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