The Asus RT-AX88U is the latest router to support the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard for big things of home Wi-Fi networks. This technology will become widely available in 2019. The latest 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard provides for 160MHz bandwidth and Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6,000Mbps to the Asus RT-AX88U, with speeds of 1,148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz band. It is 2.3 times faster than current 802.11ac dual-band routers. Asus has also offered the RT-AX88U with some powerful networking tech, including OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology. Asus claims that it provides more than 4 times better network efficiency and capacity.
The RT-AX88U could make a big difference if you have a home or office with a number of devices connected to Wi-Fi. Asus also indicated that the RT-AX88U provides up to 80% greater coverage than previous-generation routers. The Asus RT-AX88U also comes with 8 Gigabit LAN ports for wired devices. It has 2 USB ports to connect hard drives and printers to share them with the rest of the network.
It features a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core processor, and all the network features we’ve come to expect from Asus routers, like QoS for prioritizing gaming traffic and support for Asus AiMesh. It allows the router to connect to other compatible routers to create a mesh Wi-Fi network. The Asus RT-AX88U certainly appears to be a forward-thinking and feature-rich router. The device will be available at $349.99 in the United States, and AU$500 in Australia.