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Asus RT-AC88U (2015) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Asus RT-AC88U (RT-AC88U) AC3100 router. The list of the competitors most often compared to the Asus RT-AC88U router.

The Asus RT-AC88U (RT-AC88U) router released in 2015. It is powered by Broadcom BCM4709C0 @ 1.4 GHz chipset, 512 MB RAM and 128 MB flash. The AC3100 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with RT-AC88U is 1000 + 2167 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the RT-AC88U router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 port(s).

The RT-AC88U router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 8 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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Asus RT-AC88U (RT-AC88U) specifications

Brand
Asus
Name
RT-AC88U
Type
RT-AC88U
Launch
2015

Body

Dimensions
300 x 188 x 60 mm
Weight
950 g

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the Asus operating system.

Chipset
Broadcom BCM4709C0 @ 1.4 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Flash
128 MB
OS
Asus
Power supply
19 V / 3.42 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. The RT-AC88U comes with OpenVPN support. OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which implements OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
8 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network
yes, with USB dongle
VPN support
PPTP
L2TP
OpenVPN

Wireless

The RT-AC88U is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The RT-AC88U supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
4 x 3 dBi
RP-SMA
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC3100
Speed
1000 + 2167 Mbps
Transmit power
23 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

The USB 3.0 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Asus RT-AC88U device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the Asus RT-AC88U device is 192.168.1.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.1.1
Default username
admin
Default password
admin

Links

Official site
http://www.asus.com/

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