Features

Link aggregation for up to 2Gbps wired network speeds, so more devices can enjoy faster access
Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast lets you enjoy smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games
AiMesh Supported - Connect to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible whole-home Wi-Fi network
Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC
4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range
AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection
Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing
8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity
Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each devices maximum speed simultaneously

Description

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 ASUS AC3100 Ai MESH Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router 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 optimisation, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC88U this optimisation 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®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.

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 Technology
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.

AiProtection, Your Digital Playground is Protected
Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User

Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.

Extensive Connectivity Options
RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice routers provide – for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC88U your digital home hub.

Specification

CPU
Processor TypeDual Core Processor
Processor Speed1400MHz
Electrical
Power Adaptor Output19V DC
Voltage/Power/Frequency110 to 240VAC / 50 to 60Hz
Interfaces/Ports
WAN Ports1 port(s) x RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps BaseT
LAN Ports8 port(s) x RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
USB Port(s)1 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
Memory
Memory (Maximum)512MB
Flash Memory128MB
Physical
Form FactorRouter
Case ColourBlack
LED Status IndicatorsPower x 1 Wi-Fi x 2 WAN x 1 USB x 2 WPS x 1 LAN x 1
Dimensions29.97cm (W) x 18.76cm (D) x 8.38cm (H)
Router
Router TypeWireless
Security
Firewall FilteringAccess control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
VPNVPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
System
ManagementUPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log
Router ModesWireless router mode Access point mode Media bridge mode
WAN
WAN ProtocolsInternet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Wireless LAN
Data Transfer Rate(s)Data Transfer Rates Up to 2167Mbps
Encryption64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support
Frequency Band2.4 and 5.0GHz
Receive SensitivityMIMO technology 2.4 GHz 4 x 4 5 GHz 4 x 4
Antenna TypeExternal antenna x 4
Wireless LAN StandardsIEEE 802.11 a b g n ac