Asus has unveiled a new Wi-Fi router RT-AC88U. It is the first eight-port MU-MIMO home wifi router. If you are looking for a Wi-Fi router which has more than 4 Gigabit LAN ports, Asus RT-AC88U will be your perfect choice. More LAN ports give you more facility. You can plug more wired clients.
Asus RT-AC88U Specs:
|Wi-Fi Standards||802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MU-MIMO|
|Flash memory||128 MB of NAND|
|RAM||512 MB DDR3|
|Chipset||Broadcom BCM47094, BCM4366 and BCM4366|
|WAN||1 Gigabit WAN (Internet) port|
|LAN||8 Gigabit LAN ports|
|USB||01 USB 3.0 port and 01 USB 2.0 port|
|Antenna||Four detachable dual-band antennas|
|Features||ASUS WRT firmware, AiCloud, AiProtection, High-power mode, Download master app, VPN, Guest network, DLNA server, Auto IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, IPv4, IPv6|
Asus says this router is specially engineered for the gamers. Asus RT-AC88U comes with built in client and free subscription to the WTFast GPN. GPN means Gamer Private Network. It will give you awesome gaming experience.
RT-AC88U has two USB ports. One is USB 3.0 and another one is 2.0. You can use it to host printer, USB cellular network adapter or storage device. But the most awesome fact is ‘When you host USB cellular network, This router will use it as secondary internet connection’. It will keep you online even if your main broadband connection goes offline. Asus said that this router also can be used as a media stream server. You can broadcast movies, TV shows etc. When you host storage device vai USB, Asus RT-AC88U can transfer any files very fast. The speed will be more than 100 MBps. You also can perform download by its built in downloader application.
This Asus router also has some awesome security features. For example, ASUS AiProtection will help to prevent virus, malware, and other network attacks.
Asus has not tell anything about its price.
Asus also has not announced when RT-AC88U will be released and available in the market.
source & image credit: cnet