Asus RT AX88U WiFi Router

The Most Up-to-date Technologies:

In a general technical view, it can be said that this router has a professional level in all technical aspects :

  • Supports  WiFi 6  technology, which is the newest and fastest WiFi technology.
  • Equipped with 2  1Gbps  WAN ports + eight 1Gbps LAN ports
  • Has  4 high-power  antennas along with a 1.8Ghz Quad-Core CPU.
  • Commercial-Grade security with Aiprotection pro.
  • Smart Home Ready ( Amazon Alexa )

In addition to these capabilities, this router also supports built-in Wtfast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS to give players a great gaming experience. Stay with us and read the  Asus RT AX88U review at below.

$360.00

Asus RT AX88U WiFi Standard:

Support for the WiFi 6  (802.11ax) standard has given this device very favorable capabilities. In this standard the coverage and speed of communication has increased dramatically due to the presence of valuable technologies such as MU-MIMO, Beamforming, as well as support for communication channels with a width of 160Mhz.

The overall speed of this router is up to 6000Mbps, for 2 separate frequency bands. One of which is used to communicate high-speed devices such as Game Consoles and the other to communicate clients for routine tasks such as web surfing and checking emails.

Flexible Communication Ports:

The router’s wireless connection speed is useful and valuable when the router can communicate with the cable network at the same speed, otherwise, the speed and quality of users’ communication is limited by the speed of the cable network ports.

Port Aggregation for LAN and WAN Ports :

  • Dual-WAN: This router has a fixed 1Gbps WAN port that can be aggregate with one of the LAN ports to create a 2Gbps WAN port.
  • Aggregate LAN Ports: You can aggregate two 1Gbps LAN ports together to have one 2Gbps LAN port.

 

This Router is a VPN Server …!

One of the interesting features of this gaming WiFi router is the existence of a VPN Server service. It’s good to mention that usually WiFi routers only have VPN service capability and can connect to a VPN Server as a VPN Client, but this router itself can work as a VPN Server. But what is its application?

You may need to make servers or programs (e.g. Home or Office file server , VOIP or CCTV systems) within the network accessible from the Internet. (also known as Server Publishing). There are two ways to to do this:

  • DMZ or Virtual Server service: Which is  very risky because in this case these resources are exposed to the access of all Internet users.
  • VPN Server service: Which is a secure method and recommended by cybersecurity engineers. But since setting up this server may be a bit complicated; it is not popular between users.

This router has built-in VPN Server service. You can set up this server easily and with the least complexity possible. In this method it no longer requires to publish internal servers and programs on the Internet. Authorized Internet users who want to access the internal servers , can first connect to the router as VPN Client and then use them safely as an internal user.

Game Acceleration :

This gaming wifi router has special capabilities to enhance the quality of online games. By utilizing  proprietary capabilities to strengthen the gamer’s communication from the game console to the main server.

  • Adaptive QOS: This feature works by analyzing the incoming traffic to the router, detects the packets related to game consoles and serves them with a higher priority. This service simply runs with a click on the router’s management console .
  • Gamers private Network: This feature, implemented by WTfast, creates a dedicated network for gamers to get faster access to Game Servers. In this case, the Ping Time rate is significantly reduced and the quality of the game increases dramatically.

Security:

This asus wifi router has an internal security system designed and implemented by Trend Micro ( a famous cloud-based security company). This feature is called Asus AiProtection Pro. This system protects your gaming network from all security risks and neutralizes them before they reach your network and devices. Even if your computer’s security system is turned off.

This feature of the router can be a solid barrier against external security risks. In addition to these benefits, it can detect and limit a pre-infected system immediately after connecting to the network and prevent it from from publishing the infection everywhere.

Optimal Antenna Design:

The number of antennas and the type of technology used in it is the most important factor in raising the level of coverage and communication quality. In addition to having 4 external antennas, Asus RT AX88U is capable of simultaneously connecting more network equipment.

The distance between the motherboard connectors and the antenna is reduced. As a result of which the signal loss  greatly reduces and the overall coverage of the device increases. In addition, the proper design of the antenna makes the antenna signal coverage more optimal in all directions.

 Asus RT AX88U Range:

Technically, the router’s coverage range depends on several factors like the antenna design, signal amplifier and radio frequency (RF) technology. Asus Company has designed and developed these factors based on every router’s technical requirements to increase the coverage.

The “AiRadar”, which is a proprietary Asus technology, uses these three factors to increase the signal coverage of the router. This technique has enabled this router to cover a house with an area of about 2500 feet.

Proprietary Mesh Capability:

Technically, a large and integrated WiFi network can not be implemented without using Mesh technology. It has a standard version that most WiFi equipment manufacturers are looking to implement in their equipment.

But some companies are looking to build their own proprietary mesh technology. So that they can use Mesh technology more efficiently. Asus is also has designed and implemented this technology exclusively.

The name of this technology is “AiMesh”, which is able to create a fully integrated and integrated network by connecting multiple routers compatible with this technology together.

Easy Installation:

Setting up and managing Asus RT AX88U is very easy. As you know, this company has a dedicated app (Asus Router App) to install and manage some models of its WiFi routers. Fortunately, the tether App supports this router, allowing you to install and manage the router in the easiest way possible.

Asus RT-AX88U VS RT-AX86U :

The main differences between these two devices include the following:

Asus AX88U :

  • Speed : 6000Mbps
  • Number of Lan Ports : 8
  • Wtfast technology : Supported
  • Number of Antennas : 4 External

Asus AX86U :

  • Speed : 5700Mbps
  • Number of Lan Ports : 4
  • Wtfast technology : Not-Supported
  • Number of Antennas : 3 External + 1 Internal

Conclusion:

Different tests were performed by WiFiAdviser technical team on Asus RT AX88U. Which included 4K online game interruption test, overall speed test in high noise and low noise environments. Communication stability test and finally proprietary Gaming capabilities test. In the end, we gave the router a score of 9.5 out of 10, which is a very good score for a gaming WiFi 6 router.

By purchasing this asus wifi router, you will have a very high level home gaming network and you will have no restrictions on servicing and using game consoles.

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ax a/b/g/n/ac
Bands Dual Band
Overal Speed 6000Mbps
Range Very Large House
Concurrent Clients 40 Clients
Antenna External antenna x 4
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 9
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 9
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 9
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1Gbps) + 1 Dual Mode LAN/WAN
LAN Ports 8 (1Gbps)
USB Ports 1 (USB 3.1)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology YES
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support Yes, AiMesh
Repeater Mode NO
Vendor-Specific Technology AiProtection, AiMesh, AiRadar Technologies
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.8 GHz quad-core processor
Memory 256 MB Flash, 1 GB RAM
Dimension 11.8 x 7.4 x 2.4 inches (30 x 18.8 x 6.04 cm)
Weight 1010 g

How to Setup by Mobile App

To install and set up Asus RT AX88U, you can use  “Asus Router App”, which is designed in such a way that any user with any level of experience and knowledge can fully set up an asus router, by a few taps..!

First download this App from Google Play or App Store. and follow the steps below :

1. Turn on the phone’s WiFi connection and connect to Router’s default network name (SSID). the default network name starts with “ASUS_XX”.

  • The SSID shown on the product label on the back side of the router. for example ASUS for 2.4Ghz SSID and ASUS_5G for 5Ghz SSID.

2. Tap on the ASUS Router app.

3. Tap Setup“.

4. Tap ASUS Router.

5. Choose “Allow” to start the setup.

6. Tap “Start“.

7. Set the Internet type based on your network condition.

  1. Connection type – Automatic IPTap “Next”.
  2. Connection type – PPPoE: Type user name and password provided by ISP and tap “Next”.

8. Type your desired network name(SSID) and password and tap Next.

9. Type login name and password and tap Next.

  • Note : Login name and password are needed when accessing to router configuration web page.

10. After you complete the setup, Remote Connection pop-up appears. Choose  “Cancel” .

11. Now , everything is OK, you can use you WiFi router based on your settings.

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