The Asus RT-AC88U measures 3.3 by 11.8 by 7.4 inches (HWD). It uses a matte-black housing with a beveled top and angular sides. It’s a very well designed router. The RT-AC88U features a broadcom 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and NitroQAM tech. This allows it to deliver speeds up to 3,167Mbps of combined wireless speed. It has four external antennae (removable), two on the rear and one on each side. It also has multiple ports on the back side of the router. Combined, the ports offer eight GB of eithernet ports. It features a 2.0 USB port, WAN port and power jack as well. On the front side, you’ll find a 3.0 USB port too!
The Asus RT-AC3200 is a Tri-Band router, and offers a number of customization settings. You can access all of the settings via a web UI, as well as a mobile app for your iOS or Android device. In the settings, you can prioritize bandwidth for applications, monitor daily usage, and change all admin settings. The RT-AC3200 also has a gaming boost page where you can connect to the WTFast Gamers Private Network (GPN). GPN is a client/server solution that uses proprietary software to speed up online games.
For virus detection, the RT-AC3200 features Trend Micro’s Smart Home Network Solution. This software will monitor and detect malware and viruses, as well as bloc malicious websites. It gives you parental controls and schedules too. And with the AiCloud feature, you can access all of your Wi-Fi’s data via your smartphone or tablet app.
Installation of the router is simple. Asus features an intuitive Setup Wizard that allows you to connect the router to your PC and automatically configure the router (or manually if you choose). It’ll check your internet connection, set up your router and allow you to connect to the internet within minutes of opening the box.
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