The New Era of Home Wi-Fi
The growing number of connected personal and IoT devices has led to an overall increase in network density that is pushing the limits of the current Wi-Fi standard. The latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster Wi-Fi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users.
RT-AX88U is a 4×4 dual-band Wi-Fi router that provides 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 6000Mbps — 1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX88U is 2.3X faster than 802.11ac 4×4 dual-band routers3.
Built for Multi-device Households
With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Previous-generation Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) can only handle one device at a time on each network channel, which is an inefficient use of available bandwidth. OFDMA support in the Wi-Fi 6 divides each channel into small sub-channels, allowing signals from multiple devices* to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously, reducing latency for a smoother, more responsive Wi-Fi experience.
Give your Online Gaming a Double Boost
RT-AX88U’s Adaptive QoS prioritizes game packets for smoother online play. It also has built-in wtfast® to seek out and secure the shortest possible path between your gaming device and the game server, minimizing game ping and lag2.
More LAN Ports for More Convenience
Eight Gigabit LAN ports make RT-AX88U the ideal solution if you have multiple wired devices, such as NAS systems, PCs and switches. And, if you ever want to host a LAN party at home, RT-AX88U makes it possible.
Wireless that’s as Stable as Wired Ethernet
When you are far away from your router, enjoying the stability of a wired network connection is usually impractical or impossible. With special designed antennas, AiRadar beamforming and RangeBoost technology, RT-AX88U provides wide coverage and a stable signal, letting you enjoy a reliable and smooth connection for gaming or work anywhere in your home.
Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 Standard
802.11ax Wi-Fi standard for better efficiency and throughput
Ultrafast Wi-Fi Speed
6000Mbps Wi-Fi speed to handle even the busiest network with ease
Wider Usage and More Convenience
4 antennas + 8 LAN ports to support more clients at the same time
AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks internet security threats for all your connected smart devices
Better Partner with Mesh System
Compatible with ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage
1 The data refers to uplink OFDMA
2 The free router edition supports one selectable device on your network at a time with GPN traffic limits and includes wtfast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the advanced version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices with more GPN traffic and advanced features. Check out supported games list here.
3 ac data refers to: 40MHz / 256QAM on 2.4GHz band and 80MHz / 256QAM on 5GHz band. ax data refers to: 40MHz / 1024QAM on 2.4GHz band and 160MHz / 1024QAM on 5GHz band
* To benefit from Wi-Fi 6 features, the Wi-Fi client needs to be Wi-Fi 6 capable.
** Actual data throughput and Wi-Fi coverage will vary from network conditions and environmental factors, including the volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage.