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The dual-band RT-AC88U delivers speed you crave and security you need.

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Equipped with the latest 4x4 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology and 8 Gigabit LAN ports backed by ASUS-exclusive AiProtection powered by Trend Micro, the dual-band RT-AC88U delivers speed you crave and security you need. The combined data rate of 3167 Mbps with whole-home extended coverage and Smart Connect ensure fast, stable connectivity for all your Wi-Fi devices.

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  • 1024-QAM technology - 80% faster 5 GHz at up to 2100 Mbps, 66% faster 2.4 GHz at up to 1000 Mbps
  • 33% greater 2.4 GHz coverage with 4 transmits, 4 receives (4T4R) antenna design, able to reach our widest-ever coverage up to 5000 SQFT.
  • Expansive Connectivity Options: with exclusively has 8 x Gigabit LAN ports for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously.
  • Powerful 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Faster USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1.8 Gbps.
  • Smart Connect -Automatically chooses the best band available for you
  • ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro(TM) 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.
  • WTFast Game Accelerator Inside
  • 4X Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology
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Revolutionary Hardware

Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor backed by 512 MB of memory, the RT-AC88U has plenty of horsepower to efficiently balance its dual-band (2.4 & 5 GHz) networks, EIGHT Gigabit Ethernet ports with 2 Gbps link aggregation capability and USB 3.0 & 2.0 storage/networking functionality.

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Built-in Game Acceleration

The path gaming packets take once they leave your network affects ping time and stability. Inefficient hops lead to inconsistent ping and packet loss. The RT-AC88U features a built-in WTFast client to access the GPN: a private network of route-optimized servers to ensure consistently low ping times.

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AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro

Just as wireless technology has evolved, online threats have similarly evolved. AiProtection provides multi-stage protection against these threats. From vulnerability protection and malicious site blocking to preventing already-infected devices from transmitting personal data, AiProtection keeps your digital playground safe and sound.

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Farther Coverage

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically, able to reach even the farthest stretches of your home. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

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Eight Gigabit LAN Ports

Unique to the RT-AC88U are its eight gigabit LAN ports, perfect for gaming PCs, set-top boxes or anything else that needs an unwavering gigabit connection. You can even enable link aggregation and combine the 2 teaming ports to achieve up to 2 Gbps transfer speeds, ideal for NAS.

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MU-MIMO gives every compatible device 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, MU-MIMO-compatible clients will connect at each client’s respective maximum speed simultaneously.

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What's Inside the Box

  • RT-AC88U AC3100 Dual-band Gigabit Router
  • 4 external detachable antennas
  • RJ-45 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
  • Support CD (user manual and utility)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this wall-mountable?

    Yes you can. There are 2 holes on the bottom with rubber plugs in them that, when removed, will allow the router to be hung on two screw heads.

  • Can i program my vpn directly into this router or do i need to flash it?

    Looks like you have the option to use a PPTP or OpenVPN server with general or advanced settings and key in your VPN client list if you already have a VPN server with options to use PPTP, L2TP, or OpenVPN.

  • Can DHCP addresses be reserved (by mac address) for certain devices and the rest assigned by DHCP automatically?

    Yes, you can assign IP addresses by MAC while others via DHCP, up to 64 manually assigned IP addresses.

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