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    ASUS RT-AC88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100, 8 x Gigabit LAN Ports, 2 x USB, 4 x HighPerformance Antennas, Link Aggregation, Beamforming, Smart Connect, QoS, VPN, Game Accelerator,

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    ASUS RT-AC88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100, 8 x Gigabit LAN...

    • Brand: ASUS
    • MPN: RT-AC88U
    • Part #: NETAS4031
    • UPC:889349030394
    • Wireless Technology:802.11ac
    • Wireless Transmission Speed:3167Mbps
    • Wi-Fi Bands:Dual
    • Ethernet Ports:8
    • USB Ports:2
    PB Tech price:PB Tech price:
    $42521$48899
     +GST  inc GST

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    18 months interest free - 36 months to pay available

    No payments or interest for 12 months available

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    "I've had this router for the last couple weeks and reasonablely straight-forward to set-up. Better reception down end of the house and able to handle multiple devices connected simultaneously wthout..."
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     Andrew b. ~ 17-11-18
    "Looks smart as, brilliant UI and fantastic response times in network and for my fibre. 10/10"
     Adam B. ~ 27-08-18   VERIFIED OWNER
    "Not sure what to say apart from nothing bad about it. I will admit the first thing I did was replace the router OS with Merlin which I think runs better on Asus routers. that being said the router..."
     Guest ~ 04-08-18

    Features

    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
    - Multiple 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

    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.



    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 for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games


    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, Mac OS and Linux.




    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.


    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 Mbps.


    Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Techology

    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 transmissions.


    TweakTown Review - Best Features Award

    Specifications

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

    Product Segment
    AC3100 ultimate AC performance : 1000+2167 Mbps

    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 600 Mbps
    802.11ac : up to 1734 Mbps
    1024QAM (2.4GHz) : up to 1000 Mbps
    1024QAM (5GHz) : up to2167 Mbps

    Antenna
    External antenna x 4

    Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 4 x 4
    5 GHz 4 x 4

    Processor
    1.4 GHz dual-core processor

    Memory
    128 MB Flash
    512 MB RAM

    Wi-Fi Technology
    Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80 MHz bandwidth

    Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

    Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support

    Firewall & Access Control
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

    Management
    UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log

    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 Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 8
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1

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

    Features
    - Link Aggregation
    - MU-MIMO
    - Traffic Analyzer
    - Adaptive QoS
    - AiProtection
    - Parental Control
    Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    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

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

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

    Dimensions
    11.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 ~ inch (WxDxH)

    Operation mode
    - Wireless router mode
    - Access point mode
    - Media bridge mode

    Manufacturer Part No: RT-AC88U Brand: ASUS Product Type: MU-MIMO
    UPC 889349030394 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 3.25 kg
    PB Part No: NETAS4031 Product Model: RT-AC88U

    Warranty: 36 months *
    * Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
    All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

    Customer Questions & Answers

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    Answer:
    Skinny does not provide settings for end user. but someone made it work. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=137&topicid=214896
    Answered by: PB Tech on 6 August 2018
    Answer:
    no, modems are not required with fiber. router fills the same function
    Answered by: PB Tech on 2 July 2018

    Reviews

    4.6 out of 5 StarsBased on 10 Reviews

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    Martin

    Gamer

    10 February 2018
    I just got this today and had it all set up in 5 mins is really good on the range get the 5Ghz in all of the house now Works well on spark fiber
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    1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
    Russell A.
    18 January 2018
    Great router, easy setup and superb wireless coverage. I love the parental controls allowing timing schedules for my kids devices great way to control internet access. Great apple/Android app as well to make changes when both LAN or WAN connected.
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    1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
    Lee
    VERIFIED OWNER
    2 February 2017
    Got this to replace the standard Vodafone netcomm router as it was disconnecting from the modem quite frequently for no apparent reason. It reviewed well enough in my google search so thought I would give it a try. Installed the latest firmware and followed the setup wizard and was up and running in a few minutes. Had no problems so far with about 12 devices connected. I like the 8 port gb lan as well as I can run cables to things near to it rather than rely on the wifi. Range is good, got a good signal in previous blind spots.
    Did you find it helpful? 
    1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
    Andrew B.

    A good router

    17 November 2018
    I've had this router for the last couple weeks and reasonablely straight-forward to set-up. Better reception down end of the house and able to handle multiple devices connected simultaneously wthout noticing too much slowdown. Also enjoy it's ability for parental control - easy to set up hours of usage and allow blocking of certain contents.
    Did you find it helpful? 
    0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
    Adam B.
    VERIFIED OWNER

    Amazing Product

    27 August 2018
    Looks smart as, brilliant UI and fantastic response times in network and for my fibre. 10/10
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    0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
    Guest

    Great piece of kit

    4 August 2018
    Not sure what to say apart from nothing bad about it. I will admit the first thing I did was replace the router OS with Merlin which I think runs better on Asus routers. that being said the router runs warm (as opposed to hot), it is larger than the AC87U. Better range that the AC87U. Works great on rural wireless - not sure how good on fibre but my older AC87U ran well on a gigabit fibre connection in our old house (with the MErlin OS) so would expect the same from this product.
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    0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
    Charles S.
    22 December 2017
    Runs on NZ 2degrees UFB with nil issues. Fast and reliable router. Great wifi coverage for the entire house even reaches outdoors. Used it for gaming with 3-10 ping only using wtfast.
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    0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
    Guest
    31 July 2016
    Future-proof router. Compatible with FIBRE. Great for big houses or covering WiFi blackspots.
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    0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
    Zep D.
    25 January 2018
    Price a bit high/expensive but worth for it !!easy configuration!! Speed Fast and stable!!recommended for all!!!
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    0 out of 1 user found this review helpful
    Bob D.
    7 September 2016
    Don't waste your cash on this piece of crap. The first one i bought lasted a week until an Asus firmware update bricked it. I tried for 2 hours to install the old firmware before taking it back to exchange on a new one. The second one was impossible to set up so after 3 hrs (inc an hour on the phone to asus tech support) I returned it and spent an extra $10 to get a Lynksys Ac5400 router. The Lynksys was easy to set up and has a huge range in our house.
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    1 out of 4 users found this review helpful

    Accessories

    PB Part NoProduct NameStockPrice
    NETAS0288ASUS PCE-AC88 MU-MIMO Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100 PCI-E Wireless Adapter30+ $173.04 +GST$199.00 inc.

    ASUS RT-AC88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100, 8 x Gigabit LAN Ports, 2 x USB, 4 x HighPerformance Antennas, Link Aggregation, Beamforming, Smart Connect, QoS, VPN, Game Accelerator,

    AIMesh Ready, Fibre Ready
    • Brand: ASUS
    • MPN: RT-AC88U
    • Part #: NETAS4031
    • UPC:889349030394
    PB Tech price: $425.21 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$488.99 Including GST
    Date Created: 18:52, 17-12-2018
    Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS4031/ASUS-RT-AC88U-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Wi-Fi-Gaming-Router
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    Features

    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
    - Multiple 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

    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.



    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 for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games


    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, Mac OS and Linux.




    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.


    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 Mbps.


    Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Techology

    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 transmissions.


    TweakTown Review - Best Features Award

    Specifications

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

    Product Segment
    AC3100 ultimate AC performance : 1000+2167 Mbps

    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 600 Mbps
    802.11ac : up to 1734 Mbps
    1024QAM (2.4GHz) : up to 1000 Mbps
    1024QAM (5GHz) : up to2167 Mbps

    Antenna
    External antenna x 4

    Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 4 x 4
    5 GHz 4 x 4

    Processor
    1.4 GHz dual-core processor

    Memory
    128 MB Flash
    512 MB RAM

    Wi-Fi Technology
    Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80 MHz bandwidth

    Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

    Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support

    Firewall & Access Control
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

    Management
    UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log

    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 Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 8
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1

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

    Features
    - Link Aggregation
    - MU-MIMO
    - Traffic Analyzer
    - Adaptive QoS
    - AiProtection
    - Parental Control
    Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    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

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

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

    Dimensions
    11.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 ~ inch (WxDxH)

    Operation mode
    - Wireless router mode
    - Access point mode
    - Media bridge mode

    Date Created: 18:52, 17-12-2018
    Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS4031/ASUS-RT-AC88U-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Wi-Fi-Gaming-Router
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