ASUS RT-AX88U

303,-
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303,-
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Product information

Key specs

Type router
Gaming router, WiFi router
Speed class
High-end
WiFi speed
AX6000
WiFi standards
Wireless AC (WiFi 5), Wireless AX (WiFi 6), Wireless G (WiFi 3), Wireless N (WiFi 4)
Number of stations
1

Pros and cons

According to our Router expert
  • WiFi standard AX is up to 2.3 times faster than WiFi standard AC.
  • With a speed of 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz band. this router is is faster than comparable routers.
  • This router supports MU-MIMO for a more stable wireless connection.
  • To achieve the highest available speed of this router, connected devices must support Wireless AX.
  • This router offers coverage on 1 or 2 floors, depending on the size of your house. Choose multi-room WiFi for WiFi throughout your house.
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Description

The Asus RT-AX88U is a super fast router for gamers and large families. Thanks to the new Wireless AX protocol, you can simultaneously connect over 20 at a time to this router, without slowing down your network. Moreover, the gaming option prioritizes your favorite online games, so you can game without any delays. This router has a built-in virus scanner that makes sure all devices in your network are protected against hackers en viruses. With a maximum speed of 4,800Mbps, you have sufficient bandwidth to simultaneously stream a movie in Ultra HD on multiple devices. Connect 2 of these routers to each other with Asus AiMesh and you can go online in every room in your house.

The Asus RT-AX88U is a super fast router for gamers and large families. Thanks to the new Wireless AX protocol, you can simultaneously connect over 20 at a time to this router, without slowing down your network. Moreover, the gaming option prioritizes your favorite online games, so you can game without any delays. This router has a built-in virus scanner that makes sure all devices in your network are protected against hackers en viruses. With a maximum speed of 4,800Mbps, you have sufficient bandwidth to simultaneously stream a movie in Ultra HD on multiple devices. Connect 2 of these routers to each other with Asus AiMesh and you can go online in every room in your house.


Included by default

  • Manual (3.58 MB)
  • Network cable
  • Power adapter

Included by default

  • Manual (3.58 MB)
  • Network cable
  • Power adapter

Tips for using this product

Read our tips and find out all about how to set up your product and use it the right way.

Key specs

Type router
Gaming router, WiFi router
Speed class
High-end
WiFi speed
AX6000
WiFi standards
Wireless AC (WiFi 5), Wireless AX (WiFi 6), Wireless G (WiFi 3), Wireless N (WiFi 4)
Number of stations
1

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ASUS RT-AX88U
ASUS RT-AX88U
Included accessories
Utp cable
Utp cable
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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Is more than worth its higher price.

    Hans-Michael Koch | 3 August 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Speed
    • Setting options with fast interface
    • Stability
    • Range
    • AiMesh
    • Price
    • No client AX adapters yet
    • Registration required for certain things (gaming)

    Replace current RT-AC87U for this RT-AX88U. What a difference!

    The AX88U is a high-performance router, ready to use right out of the box with excellent performance. You can get even more speed out of it via tweaks (eg choose a channel with little traffic, use settings at 160 Mhz).

    Transfer speed on 5 Ghz connection up to 75 MB/s or 600 mbps. Router is free at about 15 m distance from laptop. That amply covers the internet speed of the ISPs (max up to 400 mbps for consumers), so there is always enough power left in that area. Even with multiple users on wireless, the speed hardly drops. In combination with Devolo 1200 powerline very powerful throughput up to approx. 500 mbps.

    Supported by Merlin firmware. Provides all options for security, protection, blocking. Reasonable app also to set and monitor key things. For gamers, in addition to QoS, additional opportunities to optimize (low ping, low latency) that do require registration.

    AiMesh option with older and supported Asus routers (including the popular RT-AC66/68, RT-AC88) is icing on the cake. Please note, AiMesh does not work with an RT-AC87.

    Also useful in my case: 8 network ports.

    In short, a fine and very powerful router that has a somewhat high price but offers a lot. If you are not a gamer, the smaller brother RT-AC88U will do.

    Hans-Michael Koch | 3 August 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Great device!

    Marty van de Korput | 23 August 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Quality
    • Super fast
    • Additional options for gamers
    • Setting options (especially with Merlin firmware)
    • Ready for the future with AX support
    • Costs what ..., but then you also have something ...

    Great device! Due to recent renovations, we no longer had 'perfect' WiFi reception everywhere in the house. That's why I bought this new RT-AX88U. Among other things with a view to the 'AX future'. Then set up the existing RT-AC87U as an access point. I was already very satisfied with my existing router with the Merlin firmware. The Merlin software has also been installed on the new router. The range of the RT-AX88U has again been greatly improved compared to the RT-AC87U. The combination router and access point now ensures that we have a super signal throughout the house and garden. The XS4ALL Speedtest shows values that I have not seen before. Throughout the house depending on the location between 300Mbps and 525Mbps on my iPhone! The free WTFast option to boost 1 mac address is also very much appreciated by my gaming son. He says it's a huge improvement. I have always been a fan of the Asus network products and this is again a quality product. The router is very complete in terms of functions and the configuration possibilities (especially with the Merlin firmware) are almost endless.

    It costs a bit ..., but then you also have something ... ;-)

    Definitely recommended!!!

    Marty van de Korput | 23 August 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Great home router

    Peter | 1 November 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • WiFi 6
    • Range
    • Stable
    • Performance
    • Installation
    • Price

    ASUS RT-AX88U replaces my ASUS RT-AC87U router because of the WiFi 6 support.
    Connected to my WiFi 6 laptop, I get speeds that are significantly higher than with the old router, which has always performed very well. This RT-AX88U router also supports AiMesh, but I have no experience with that.
    Connects seamlessly in my house to a variety of devices with different WiFi standards and also has 8 LAN ports.
    Comes across very stable.
    Various security options, including Trend Micro.
    Can act as an NTP server, so that devices you want to block from the internet can still get network time. The router then catches this, if you have set that up.
    Also new is the extra settings to give online gamers a better experience.
    I am extremely positively surprised.
    As an "early adopter" I usually have very different experiences.

    The router was delivered to me by Coolblue itself with the environmentally friendly (cargo) bike service. How cool is that? A time frame of one hour and a text message about 20 minutes before delivery. That's what I call service, it makes me smile.

    Peter | 1 November 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Perfect for ground floor use.
    • Huge range horizontal
    • Insane speeds (where there is range)
    • Great web interface
    • Ready for the future (wifi6 802.x, ipv6 etc.)
    • Vertical range minimum
    • Not for beginners

    If you want to cover one floor and have some technical knowledge, you can buy a router with insane speeds on that same floor with the AX88U. Hardly any loss up to many meters away. Optimal setup and use of the enormous amount of possibilities requires quite a bit of knowledge. The signal to floors above or below where the router is located is hardly reached. Coolblue itself rightly recommends 'home WiFi (mesh, for example)'. This was the reason I returned the Asus, much to my regret. The AX88U will be up to date in the coming years.

    Sergio | 19 May 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Huge router for huge performance
    • Fast, 6 gig of switching capacity
    • huge reach
    • good to set up
    • ITTT integration
    • Lots of porting!
    • the fam renamed it "aircraft carrier"
    • Had your first crash?

    Well placed (in the middle of your house, as it should be) this router gives you fantastic range and speed. count on it: it has to stand flat (because of cooling?), it's big!

    Tijmen | 9 April 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Good device for the private user
    • Easy installation
    • 8 ports

    Simple installation, many possibilities

    Pascal van Meerten | 10 May 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    top router
    • Easy to install via ASUS app
    • Fast WiFi
    • Lots of possibilities.
    • Quite large, dimensions as indicated under specification are not correct. Are probably inch sizes instead of cm.

    I had an AirPort extreme 2 Tb before, but these are no longer supported by Apple. And the WiFi got really slow. After much consideration decided to invest in this new asus router. It's not cheap but definitely worth it. Put the router behind my fritzbox from xs4all, what an improvement. This has tripled the WiFi speed. Very happy with it.
    The router is quite large, the dimensions as indicated under the specification are not correct. Router is at least twice as big, are probably inch sizes instead of cm.

    Gerben Harleman | 21 May 2019 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Great device!
    • Super fast connection
    • Easy to set up via the ASUS interface
    • Makes relatively little noise
    • WiFi SiDDs can be merged
    • Excellent range on both 2.4 and 5Ghz
    • Antennas a bit clumsy
    • Quite large device
    • No holder included to hold it. to hang

    After finding the right settings and then rebooting it via the web interface (!), it went like a rocket. Both wired and via WiFi. My iPhone 11 Pro gets more than 900/50 on my Ziggo Giganet subscription. A little pricey but well worth the money!

    Lex Schoenmaker jr | 12 March 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Super fast stable WiFi and LAN with lots of extras.
    • Future-proof: WiFi 6 (AX) and WiFi AC with 160 MHZ channels
    • Handy WiFi setup: 2.4GHz and 5GHz on the same SSID
    • Ideal for NAS: 8x Gigabit LAN and link aggregation (802.3ad) possible on LAN 1 & 2
    • VPN support (PPTP/OpenVPN/IPSec)
    • IPv6 support
    • Fairly large

    Super satisfied simple setup, everything works fine. Even backup from laptop to iSCSI disk on NAS over WiFi works stable and fast. IPv6 passthrough mode behind Frtiz!Box with EDPnet VDSL XL also works fine.

    Tom | 17 September 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Top Router!
    • Beautiful design
    • Fast
    • Range
    • Good clear interface
    • Expensive. But it's worth it

    Very easy to install.
    The rt-ax88u is on my first floor and I have good wifi everywhere. Also in the interface many options to adjust things. For me, gaming is priority in the router settings and that is certainly noticeable.

    Stefan V | 18 September 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch