ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 Dual-Band Router Review


Asus made their name in networking market with their solid offering and robust feature-set on RT series of routers. From the lower-end to top-end Asus has some very compelling offering. Today we are going to take a look at their RT-AC88U, which has all the latest features including MU-MIMO (Multiple User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) support. Asus put the AC3100 marketing number translate into a dual-band 2.4 and 5GHz which use 1024QAM thanks to advances in beamforming technology by Asus. Which gives 1000 Mbps on 2.4 and 2167 Mbps with 5GHz.

The RT-AC88U has 4 high-performance antennas, 8x LAN ports, and multiple USB ports. The MIMO functionality offered a 4×4 Tx/Rx setup. The RT-AC88U is powered a 1.4GHz dual-core Broadcom BCM4709 with 512MB of DDR3 and 128MB of NAND for firmware. Other than that Asus includes all the standard bells and whistles on it.


  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback, and extremely fast file-sharing
  • 4×4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range.
  • Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC.
  • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast® lets you enjoy the smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games.
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro™ for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection.
  • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity.
  • Link aggregation for up to 2Gbps wired network speeds, so more devices can enjoy faster access
  • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously