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ASUS RT-AC88U Review
- 8 x Gigabit LAN ports
- Intuitive web interface with range of features
- Support for Dual-WAN
- 1xUSB 3.0 port, 1xUSB 2.0 port
The ASUS RT-AC88U is ASUS' latest offering in Dual-band routers. The router is primarily aimed at the advanced or performance home internet user : including eight separate Gigabit LAN ports, this includes support for port aggregation, the combining of two of these LAN ports to create one super quick connection.
What is the performance ?
The router delivers great Wi-Fi that performs without fault in long range and through multiple floors, providing stable and reliable connection. The RT-AC88U is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, and 512MB of DDR3 spec memory. These internal specifications make it one of the uppermost powerful routers out. The ASUS RT-AC88U supports speeds up to 2,167Mbps on the 5 GHz band and up to 1,000Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. This makes it one of the fastest routers in the 5GHz band. The USB 3.0 port on the front of the router allows for the inclusion of permanent external storage or NAS server connectivity.
Is it easy to set-up ?
An easy to use and intuitive web interface that accompanies the ASUS RT-AC88U makes setting up the router a straightforward task. The make-up of this routers install is generally the same as most routers : by simply entering the routers IP address into a browser. A standard setup wizard guides one through setting up an account and Wi-Fi connections. The web interface is designed well, and features a number of tools that allow you to get good Intel on any active users on the network, as well as an adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) function, which allows you to easily set the priority of internet bandwidth depending on the traffic type; like games, bit torrent, video streaming.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
The ASUS RT-AC88U is a powerful, stand-out router from 2015. The powerful hardware and the feature rich components of this ASUS router are usually reserved for competing devices with overall less diversity of features and a much steeper price. Perhaps one of the best routers from ASUS so far, consider purchasing this router if you have the money, and want to take advantage of the ton of useful features and high-performing speed of the ASUS RT-AC88U; otherwise, if you are not interested in making use of the advanced features, consider other, cheaper, options.
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- The ASUS RT-AC88U is manufactured by ASUS and was added in February 2016 in the Routers section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the ASUS RT-AC88U in Canada is $423.99 at Amazon Canada
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Amazon Canada