ASUS’ first try on the domestic routers market achieves almost 6 Gbps of bandwidth on any Wi-Fi network thanks to the 802.11ax technology. A few years ago, we would not have believed those people promising such a wireless speed.
The ASUS RT-AX88U uses the 4×4 MU-MIMO technology and achieves bandwidths of almost 6,000 Mbps when combining the 1,148 Mbps of the 2.4 GHz band and the 4,804 Mbps of the 5 GHz band. To do this, 160 MHz channels are used.
The router also has 8 Gigabit LAN RJ45 ports (it is a pity that it fails to feature 10 LAN ports), but we must bear in mind that the router is not yet done. We will not see the final version for a few more months, although it should be launched before the first half of this year goes by.
All of this comes in a design that is similar to the company’s highest-end gaming routers and that looks more like a fighter aircraft than a conventional router. The golden touch on the antennas and the logo is striking, instantly telling us that we are seeing a very high-end device.
The RT-AX88U still does not have an approximate price. Perhaps, as it happens with this type of new technologies, we will have to pay a considerable amount of money because this is one of the first routers that is compatible with 802.11ax.