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 RT-AC88U delivers a combined 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router
4×4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming
Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast
8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity
Link aggregation for up to 2Gbps wired network speeds
AiProtection with Trend Micro
About the ASUS RT-AC88U Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router
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 ASUS 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. Check out supported games list and more information about WTFast router edition here.
Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making ASUS RT-AC88U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home. It supports major consoles including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One.
Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC88U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.
Bandwidth for All
ASUS RT-AC88U is the master of entertaining, able to support multiple of devices and Full HD 1080p streams simultaneously. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC88U enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don’t even own yet.
Unbeatable Wi-Fi Coverage
With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
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 Mbps5.
Extensive Connectivity Options
ASUS RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most 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.
VPN Client L2TP VPN Client OVPN VPN Client PPTP VPN Server IPSec VPN Server OVPN VPN Server PPTP
AiProtection Guest Network Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal Parental Control Wi-Fi Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 8 x RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for LAN