ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 Tri-Band Mesh System AC3000

Whole-home Coverage

High speed tri-band. Stable WiFi.
The ZenWiFi AC system consists of a pair of ASUS AC3000 routers, featuring unique technologies that give you superfast, reliable and secure WiFi connections — inside or outside your home!

Flexible Network Naming

Uniquely, ZenWiFi AC lets you choose how you name your WiFi networks: a single name for everything, or separate names for each frequency band. The choice is yours!

Easier-than-ever Setup

3-step setup with the ASUS Router app

1 Turn on ZenWiFi AC
2 Create a WiFi network name and an admin account
3 Wait for 3 minutes, and you’re done!

What makes ZenWiFi AC setup so easy?

  • One-time setup, with auto synchronization for all the hubs in each package
  • Hassle-free: each unit can work as the main router or an extender node

Make the Internet a Safer Place for Everyone

AiProtection Pro with Advanced Parental Controls is free for life. It gives you total peace of mind, and you can keep an eye on everything that’s happening on your network via the mobile app.

  • Commercial Grade Security
  • Advanced Parental Controls

Smart Looks for Smart Homes

ZenWiFi AC works perfectly with smart-home services — including Alexa skills and IFTTT — and is available in black or white to suit your décor.

AiMesh Technology

Easy setup. Flexible management.

Even non-experts can quickly set up AiMesh technology, while more experienced users will appreciate the comprehensive advanced networking features.

Performance Through Engineering

ZenWiFi AC features a quad-core CPU for ultimate processing power. Its vertical housing holds a specially designed antenna and circuit board that optimizes WiFi signal strength and provides better airflow, improving thermal performance for reliable operation.

Special designed vents for increased airflow
Double heatsink for maximized heat dissipation
45° antennas ensure strong WiFi in multi-story homes
Vertical housing with space between antennas and circuit board for minimal WiFi signal interference
Quad-core CPU
4X gigabit LAN ports

Specification

Network Standard
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6

Product Segment
AC3000 ultimate AC performance: 400+867+1733

Coverage
Very large homes

Data Rate
802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11n : up to 300 Mbps
802.11n 256QAM : up to 400 Mbps
802.11ac (5GHZ-1):up to 867 Mbps
802.11ac (5GHZ-2):up to 1733 Mbps

Antenna
Internal antenna x 6

Transmit/Receive
2.4 GHz 2 x 2
5 GHz-1 2 x 2
5 GHz-2 4 x 4

Memory
128 MB Flash
256 MB RAM

Operating Frequency
2.4G Hz, 5 GHz-1, 5 GHz-2

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

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
Ports
RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 3
USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 1

Features
Router app
MU-MIMO
Traffic Analyzer
Adaptive QoS
AiProtection Pro
Parental Control
Guest Network :
VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
VPN Pass-Though :IPSec, PPTP, L2TP
NAT Pass-Through :
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)

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
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist
    Beamforming
    Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
    LED Indicator
    Power x 1

Power Supply
AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.75 A current

OS Support
Windows® 10 64-bit
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Linux

Dimensions
16 x 7.5 x 16.15 cm (WxDxH)

Weight
730 g

Package Content
ZenWiFi AC
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Router Special Features
AiCloud, Printer server, Download Master, AiDisK, Multiple SSIDs, Parental Control

Operation mode
Wireless router mode
Range extender mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode

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