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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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  • 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
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"Awesome router, does what it is suppose to do. Awesome QoS customization and traffic monitoring. Very simple to use."
 Matt J. ~ 23-09-19   VERIFIED OWNER
"great product, being of "the older Generation" i got a wifi company in to install this and set up my network and home line phone - in saying that there were no issues with the install, just a little..."
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Features

($40.00 Cashback Available from 15/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 NZ Only )

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.


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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: 3.5 kg
PB Part No: NETAS4031 Product Model: RT-AC88U

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
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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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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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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
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no, modems are not required with fiber. router fills the same function
Answered by: PB Tech on 2 July 2018

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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,

($40.00 Cashback Available from 15/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 NZ Only )
  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: RT-AC88U
  • Part #: NETAS4031
  • UPC:889349030394
PB Tech price: $425.21 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$488.99 Including GST
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($40.00 Cashback Available from 15/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 NZ Only )


($40.00 Cashback Available from 15/11/2019 to 31/12/2019 NZ Only )

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: 20:59, 14-12-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS4031/ASUS-RT-AC88U-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Wi-Fi-Gaming-Router?pg=2
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