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Comparison of Asus RT-AC88U and Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600

The side-by-side comparison of the routers’ specifications. The comparison table below makes it easier to choose the most fitting router.

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Asus RT-AC88U (RT-AC88U)
Asus RT-AC88U (RT-AC88U)
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500)
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500)
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Launch 2015 2015
Body
Dimensions 300 x 188 x 60 mm 256.3 x 56.2 x 183.5 mm
Weight 950 g 715 g
System
Chipset Broadcom BCM4709C0 @ 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Flash 128 MB 128 MB
OS Asus Linksys
Alternative OS
Power supply 19 V / 3.42 A 12 V / 3.5 A
Network
Protocols IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports 8 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network yes, with USB dongle no
VPN support PPTP
L2TP
OpenVPN
no
Wireless
Antennas 4 x 3 dBi
RP-SMA
4 x 1 dBi (external)
1 x 4 dBi (internal)
2.4 GHz yes yes
5 GHz yes yes
60 GHz no no
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class AC3100 AC2600
Speed 1000 + 2167 Mbps 800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power 23 dBm 28 dBm
Security WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network yes yes
Connectivity
USB ports 1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Print server yes yes
File server yes yes
Features
Specials
Administration
Default IP 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1
Default username admin admin
Default password admin admin

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