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ASUS RT-AX88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AX6000, 8 x Gigabit LAN Ports, 2 x USB, 4 x HighPerformance Antennas, Link Aggregation, Beamforming, OFDMA, Smart Connect, QoS, VPN, WTFAST Game Accelerator

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ASUS RT-AX88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AX6000, 8 x Gigabit LAN...

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: RT-AX88U
  • Part #: NETAS6000
  • UPC:192876032817
  • Wireless Technology:802.11ax
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:6000Mbps (1148 + 4804)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:Dual
  • Ethernet Ports:9
  • USB Ports:2
  • Cellular Connectivity:N/A
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"This router has go everything my stock Vodafone router hasn't

-Super fast (on fibre), even with loads of devices concurrently such as tablets, phones, printers, laptops, smartTVs, NAS, webcams.
-G..."
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 Dom ~ 14-11-19
"If you're a user who does more than just internet with your router, this is the one for you. I use just about every service available on this thing, including multiple VPN's and file sharing and it's..."
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Features

AX6000 Dual Band 802.11ax WiFi Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro™, built-in wtfast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS

- Next-Gen WiFi Standard - 802.11ax WiFi standard for better efficiency and throughput.
- Ultrafast WiFi Speed - 6000Mbps WiFi 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 Pro, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
- Better Partner with Mesh System - Compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system for seamless whole-home coverage.

 

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.

 

Warp-speed WiFi

RT-AX88U is a 4x4 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 4x4 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 lag

 

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.

 

More LAN Ports for More Convenience

Eight Gigabit LAN ports make RT-AX88U the ideal solution if you have multiple wired devices, such as NAS systems, PCs and switches. And, if you ever want to host a LAN party at home, RT-AX88U makes it possible.

 

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-AX88U provides wide coverage and a stable signal, letting you enjoy a reliable and smooth connection for gaming or work anywhere in your home.

 

Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System. The Way You Want.

In most cases, your RT-AX88U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors - room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models - protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on - for all your devices, all the time!

- Turn your ASUS routers into whole-home Wi-Fi system with a simple firmware update
- Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers
- Create a Wi-Fi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs
- All router features works across the entire Wi-Fi system

 

Extreme Power with 1.8GHz Quad-core CPU

RT-AX88U features a top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU that is more powerful than many desktop processors. With its incredible performance, RT-AX88U maximizes throughput for the best networking performance, accelerates USB data transfers and more.

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

802.11ax (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

1.8 GHz quad-core processor

Memory

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

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 Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits 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

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 : 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
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 ~ " (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)

Weight

1010 g

Operation mode

Wireless router mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode

Manufacturer Part No: RT-AX88U Brand: ASUS Product Type: MU-MIMO
UPC 192876032817 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 2.858 kg
PB Part No: NETAS6000 Product Model: RT-AX88U

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
* 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.

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Michael H.

Excellent

2 November 2018
I don't know that the "Guest" is on about, but it IS Fiber ready. I have giga speeds (950/450) at home handles it like a pro. I have put everything possible in my house wireless including my servers, there is no lag no slowness. The best router you can buy today
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3 out of 3 users found this review helpful
Luke.D

Fibre Ready

7 November 2018
fibre setting can be found https://www.pbtech.co.nz/ASUSISPSettings, same as other ASUS router.
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1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
Guest

asus rt88ax router

3 November 2018
runs on merlin now
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1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
Guest

Work Well

2 November 2018
Work great on 2 degrees fiber, ended up with more speed over previous router.
Easy to set-up and get working
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1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
Dom

Great cutting edge router

14 November 2019
This router has go everything my stock Vodafone router hasn't

-Super fast (on fibre), even with loads of devices concurrently such as tablets, phones, printers, laptops, smartTVs, NAS, webcams.
-Great network range. I get full signal on my sundeck, garage and the office at the back of the house.
-Highly customizable configuration features (VPN, multiple guest networks with timeboxed access great for AirBnB guests etc.)

The only thing that annoyed me when I got it, I must have encountered a bug when configuring a guest network as all wifi networks broke down (the two LEDs with 2.4 & 5GHz went black) and I had to do a factory reset and ...
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Josh B.
VERIFIED OWNER

Top notch router

17 October 2019
If you're a user who does more than just internet with your router, this is the one for you. I use just about every service available on this thing, including multiple VPN's and file sharing and it's never missed a beat. SSH access and an awesome GUI make it great for a techy person.
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Rachel M.

ASUS RT-AX88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router

21 August 2019
Great product, easy to set up
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
JC

Very happy

15 August 2019
I've been using this for about a month. As the main router on a fibre connection and with 2 other Asus routers on wired connections as APs / in Aimesh, it works perfectly. Very easy to configure using the PBTech instructions on this website for the fibre connection. Pretty good app on iOS that lets me run the router at home or offsite. It was reasonably expensive and I haven't got any wifi 6 devices to connect to it yet but i'm hoping this will future proof my network for the next few years at least.
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Guest

Great performance

24 July 2019
I have multiple devices connected, including wired devices and we never have an issue.
The wifi is GREAT, actually I have better latency with wifi than with the wired computers and I tried with different cables.
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Guest

asus rt ax

20 October 2018
does not work on fiber yeat
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0 out of 2 users found this review helpful

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ASUS RT-AX88U MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router, Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AX6000, 8 x Gigabit LAN Ports, 2 x USB, 4 x HighPerformance Antennas, Link Aggregation, Beamforming, OFDMA, Smart Connect, QoS, VPN, WTFAST Game Accelerator

AIMesh Ready, Fibre Ready
  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: RT-AX88U
  • Part #: NETAS6000
  • UPC:192876032817
PB Tech price: $607.82 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$698.99 Including GST
Date Created: 06:14, 21-11-2019
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Features

AX6000 Dual Band 802.11ax WiFi Router supporting MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology, with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro™, built-in wtfast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS

- Next-Gen WiFi Standard - 802.11ax WiFi standard for better efficiency and throughput.
- Ultrafast WiFi Speed - 6000Mbps WiFi 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 Pro, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices.
- Better Partner with Mesh System - Compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system for seamless whole-home coverage.

 

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.

 

Warp-speed WiFi

RT-AX88U is a 4x4 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 4x4 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 lag

 

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.

 

More LAN Ports for More Convenience

Eight Gigabit LAN ports make RT-AX88U the ideal solution if you have multiple wired devices, such as NAS systems, PCs and switches. And, if you ever want to host a LAN party at home, RT-AX88U makes it possible.

 

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-AX88U provides wide coverage and a stable signal, letting you enjoy a reliable and smooth connection for gaming or work anywhere in your home.

 

Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System. The Way You Want.

In most cases, your RT-AX88U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors - room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models - protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on - for all your devices, all the time!

- Turn your ASUS routers into whole-home Wi-Fi system with a simple firmware update
- Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers
- Create a Wi-Fi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs
- All router features works across the entire Wi-Fi system

 

Extreme Power with 1.8GHz Quad-core CPU

RT-AX88U features a top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU that is more powerful than many desktop processors. With its incredible performance, RT-AX88U maximizes throughput for the best networking performance, accelerates USB data transfers and more.

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

802.11ax (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

1.8 GHz quad-core processor

Memory

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

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 Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for Gigabits 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

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 : 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
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 ~ " (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)

Weight

1010 g

Operation mode

Wireless router mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode

Date Created: 06:14, 21-11-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS6000/ASUS-RT-AX88U-MU-MIMO-Gigabit-Wi-Fi-Gaming-Router
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