ASUS Unveils its 802.11ax Wi-Fi Router

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Following the announcement of Wi-Fi 6 and the 802.11ax standard, ASUS has released the RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Router, a future-ready solution for your networking needs. 802.11ax, or otherwise known as Wi-Fi 6, is designed to deliver increased performance across the board, from data rates to power efficiency. The 802.11ax standard operates on the same 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands found in 802.11ac; however, it incorporates OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) technology along with 4x4 MU-MIMO for enhanced performance. This technology divides each channel into sub-channels and allows signals from multiple devices to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously. This results in better performance, especially in networks with multiple devices. Additionally, 802.11ax can utilize Target Wake Time (TWT) to define a specific time or set of times for access, allowing devices to enter the sleep state until it’s their turn, further reducing energy consumption.

ASUS RT-AX88U AX6000 Dual-Band Gigabit Route

Aside from the 802.11ax, the RT-AX88U is equipped with a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 256MB of flash storage. It utilizes four external antennas and can reach speeds of up to 6000 Mbps - 1148 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and 4804 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. When operating on Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac, it can deliver up to 4333 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. For gamers, the RT-AX88U features an Adaptive QoS, which can prioritize game packets for a smoother gaming experience, as well as built-in wtfast, a service that connects you to the closest game server to minimize game ping and lag. As for security, AiProtection Pro keeps you protected with regular and automatic security updates. In case its base coverage isn’t reaching as far as you need, the RT-AX88U also supports ASUS AiMesh, which lets you connect multiple ASUS routers, even different models, to form a mesh network for increased coverage.

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