Asus (RT-AC88U) AC3100 (1000+2167) Wireless Dual Band Cable Router, MIMO, USB 3.0, 8 Ports

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RT-AC88U
 
Dual-Band Wireless-AC3100 Gigabit Router
 
  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 3167 Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and extremely fast file-sharing
  • Broadcom® NitroQAMTM technology boosts 5 GHz data rates up to 2167 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000 Mbps
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unbeatable wireless signal coverage
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor improves USB and WAN/LAN speed
  • Link aggregation supports close to 2 Gbps wired transmission for more devices to enjoy faster access speed
  • Up to 4X capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO technology
  • AiProtection for total security and privacy
  • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for 2x the number of wired ports typically provided
  • Parental Controls let you manage your family’s web activity and ensure a safe environment for younger users
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Smart Home Starts Here
 
RT-AC88U instantly takes your wireless network to the next level. The latest NitroQAM™ technology boosts the Wi-Fi speeds for everyone and everything on your busy network. With the widest-ever Wi-Fi coverage, lightning-fast USB and WAN/LAN speed plus total security and 8 Gigabit LAN ports, the RT-AC88U is as well-rounded as it is top-of-the-line.
 
 
 
 
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Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming
 
 
NitroQAM™ Technology - Seamless Experience

Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K/UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC88U delivers a combined 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
 
 

 
Double Gaming Boost

Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!

 
 
 
Free Game Accelerator Inside

Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network®  (GPN®) from WTFast® automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC88U this optimization is free , so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game — at no extra cost1!
 

 
 
Cross-Platform Compatibility

Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC88U delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.
 
 

 
Adaptive QoS – Prioritize Your Game

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC88U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home.
 

 
 
Free Up PC System 'Resources' During Gameplay

Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC88U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home
 
 
 
Bandwidth for All

RT-AC88U is the master of entertaining, able to support as many devices as people you invite over and can even maintain multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080P streams. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC88U enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don't even own yet.
 

 

Unbeatable Wi-Fi Coverage

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
 

 
 
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers

RT-AC88U's top-of-the-line 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps5.
 

 
 
4X Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. 

In fact, RT-AC88U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions7.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Safe
 
 
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound.
 


Parental Controls

Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User

Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center
 
 
Extensive Connectivity Options

RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC88U your digital home hub.
 
 
 
 
Your Sharing Center

With built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.0, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.
 
 


Link Aggregation, More Devices Go Faster

RT-AC88U features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps using two Gigabit Ethernet cables. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
 
 


 
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ASUSWRT –Easily Control Your Network
 
RT-AC88U features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options.
 
 

 

Description

Specification

  • Type: Cable Router
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Max Wireless Transfer Rate: 2167 Mbps
  • Max Wired Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Signal Rate: 5GHz: Up to 2167Mbps
    2.4GHz: Up to 1000Mbps
  • Dual/Tri Band: Dual Band
  • Interface(s): RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
    RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 8
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Wireless Standards: "IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6"
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Button(s): "WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button"
  • Power Supply: AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current
  • Antenna(s): External antenna x 4
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 ~ inch (WxDxH)
  • Wireless Functions: Wireless router mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
  • Security: "64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support"
  • VPN Support: "VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server

    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client"
  • Management: "UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log"
  • Advanced Features: See Manufacturers link (next to product images)
  • Package Type: Retail
  • Package Weight: 0.9500 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

RT-AC88U
 
Dual-Band Wireless-AC3100 Gigabit Router
 
  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 3167 Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and extremely fast file-sharing
  • Broadcom® NitroQAMTM technology boosts 5 GHz data rates up to 2167 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000 Mbps
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unbeatable wireless signal coverage
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor improves USB and WAN/LAN speed
  • Link aggregation supports close to 2 Gbps wired transmission for more devices to enjoy faster access speed
  • Up to 4X capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO technology
  • AiProtection for total security and privacy
  • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for 2x the number of wired ports typically provided
  • Parental Controls let you manage your family’s web activity and ensure a safe environment for younger users
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Smart Home Starts Here
 
RT-AC88U instantly takes your wireless network to the next level. The latest NitroQAM™ technology boosts the Wi-Fi speeds for everyone and everything on your busy network. With the widest-ever Wi-Fi coverage, lightning-fast USB and WAN/LAN speed plus total security and 8 Gigabit LAN ports, the RT-AC88U is as well-rounded as it is top-of-the-line.
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming
 
 
NitroQAM™ Technology - Seamless Experience

Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K/UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC88U delivers a combined 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
 
 

 
Double Gaming Boost

Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!

 
 
 
Free Game Accelerator Inside

Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network®  (GPN®) from WTFast® automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC88U this optimization is free , so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game — at no extra cost1!
 

 
 
Cross-Platform Compatibility

Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC88U delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.
 
 

 
Adaptive QoS – Prioritize Your Game

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC88U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home.
 

 
 
Free Up PC System 'Resources' During Gameplay

Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC88U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home
 
 
 
Bandwidth for All

RT-AC88U is the master of entertaining, able to support as many devices as people you invite over and can even maintain multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080P streams. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC88U enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don't even own yet.
 

 

Unbeatable Wi-Fi Coverage

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
 

 
 
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers

RT-AC88U's top-of-the-line 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps5.
 

 
 
4X Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. 

In fact, RT-AC88U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions7.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Safe
 
 
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound.
 


Parental Controls

Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User

Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center
 
 
Extensive Connectivity Options

RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC88U your digital home hub.
 
 
 
 
Your Sharing Center

With built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.0, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.
 
 


Link Aggregation, More Devices Go Faster

RT-AC88U features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps using two Gigabit Ethernet cables. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
 
 


 
       __________________________________________________
 

 
 
 
ASUSWRT –Easily Control Your Network
 
RT-AC88U features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options.
 
 

 

Description

Specification

  • Type: Cable Router
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Max Wireless Transfer Rate: 2167 Mbps
  • Max Wired Transfer Rate: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Signal Rate: 5GHz: Up to 2167Mbps
    2.4GHz: Up to 1000Mbps
  • Dual/Tri Band: Dual Band
  • Interface(s): RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
    RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 8
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Wireless Standards: "IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6"
  • Frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Button(s): "WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button"
  • Power Supply: AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current
  • Antenna(s): External antenna x 4
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 ~ inch (WxDxH)
  • Wireless Functions: Wireless router mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
  • Security: "64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support"
  • VPN Support: "VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server

    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client"
  • Management: "UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log"
  • Advanced Features: See Manufacturers link (next to product images)
  • Package Type: Retail
  • Package Weight: 0.9500 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within two weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (3 to 5 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (1 to 3 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (1 to 5 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the UK for Next Day Delivery! Please ensure your order is completed/cleared before 15:00 Monday - Friday.

Next day delivery applies to UK mainland only. Deliveries to Scottish highlands, Ireland or Channel Islands may take 2 working days.

Please also note that there may be a sur charge applied for certain addresses (N. Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle Of Man, Scottish And Scilly Isles).

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