Asus RT-AC88U AC3100 1000+2167 Wireless Dual Band Cable Router MIMO USB 3.0 8 Ports 90IG01Z0-BU2000

Quickfind code: 1063666
Join Which? today and get £15 OFF orders over £200!

Which? Logo We are working with Which? to offer you a great deal. Try Which? for £1 and in return you’ll get £10 off orders over £250 when you shop on Laptops Direct. It's quick, easy, and most importantly, you'll save money.

Benefits Member Access
Unlimited access to all member content on which.co.uk, including our Best Buys and Don't Buys which offer
Detailed reviews of our latest products from our Test Labs
Weekly newsletter to keep you up to date with all the latest from Which?
Monthly Which? magazine delivered to your door
Access to consumer legal advice via Which? Legal which offer

Please note: Once your trial comes to an end, your membership will continue at £10.75 a month. Remember you can cancel at any time during the trial or when you’re a member. The email can take up to an hour to arrive, please also check your junk folder. If you don't receive an email from Which? please call their Member Services team on 01992 822800.

Want to take advantage of this offer?

Visit Which? and for £1 you will get a 1 month's trial subscription as well as your £10 off orders over £250 for Laptops Direct. Membership continues after your trial at £10.75 per month.

When will I receive my code?

Usually instantly. As soon as you've taken out your Which? membership you'll receive a welcome email that will contain the promotional code. (Please note in a few cases the email can take up to an hour to arrive, please also check your junk folder.)

When will my voucher code expire?

The code will be valid for 2 days and can only be used once.

How do I use my voucher code?

Once you've received your code simply place an order via our website and enter the code at the basket page.

mail meEmail Me When Back in Stock »
✔ FREE Delivery

See all delivery & collection options

We deliver 6 days a week from 7am - 8pm, including the option of next day and Saturday delivery on 1000’s of products. We offer a range of delivery services for you to choose from, with many allowing you to choose a delivery date. Most of our delivery partners give you delivery time slots on the day of delivery and the ability to track your order. You may also have the option to collect from our Huddersfield store, or from thousands of nationwide CollectPlus collection points.

Simply enter your postcode below to see your delivery options:

Enter delivery postcode for options and prices:
*Free Delivery: Postcode exclusions apply. Excludes orders under £50 See Delivery Information »
click to close
Why buy me
  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 2167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing.
  • 4x4 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 smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games.
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection.
More Info »
click
Valid promotions & discounts

Price match: We constantly check our prices to give you the best deal possible. Call us if you see it cheaper elsewhere.

£10 off orders over £250 when you trial Which? for only £1. Click here for more information.
First month £1, then £10.75 per month unless cancelled

click
Ways to pay

Ordering from us is easy. We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Switch, Delta, Maestro and Solo - making placing an order with us as easy and convenient as possible.

click

Product Information

  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 2167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing.
  • 4x4 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 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.

 

Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming

 
 
NitroQAM™ Technology - Seamless Experience

Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K/UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC88U delivers a combined 3167 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
 
 

 
Double Gaming Boost

Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!

 
 
 
Free Game Accelerator Inside

Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network®  (GPN®) from WTFast® automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC88U this optimization is free , so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game — at no extra cost1!
 

 
 
Cross-Platform Compatibility

Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC88U delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.
 
 

 
Adaptive QoS – Prioritize Your Game

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC88U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home.
 

 
 
Free Up PC System 'Resources' During Gameplay

Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC88U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home
 
 
 
Bandwidth for All

RT-AC88U is the master of entertaining, able to support as many devices as people you invite over and can even maintain multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080P streams. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC88U enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don't even own yet.
 

 

Unbeatable Wi-Fi Coverage

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
 

 
 
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers

RT-AC88U's top-of-the-line 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps5.
 

 
 
4X Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. 

In fact, RT-AC88U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions7.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Safe
 
 
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound.
 


Parental Controls

Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User

Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.
 
 
 
 
 
       __________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center
 
 
Extensive Connectivity Options

RT-AC88U exclusively has eight Gigabit LAN ports – twice the number most routers provide – for up to eight Ethernet-compatible devices to connect simultaneously. Smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC88U your digital home hub.
 
 
 
 
Your Sharing Center

With built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.0, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.
 
 


Link Aggregation, More Devices Go Faster

RT-AC88U features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps using two Gigabit Ethernet cables. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
 

 

Finance Options

We offer flexible payment solutions to help you pay for your new laptop or PC over a few months. To see which options are available to you please use our calculator

Enter your order total:
£
Calculate



For more information on our finance please visit our finance page by clicking here, or proceed to checkout and select either the "PayPal Credit" option or the "Pay Monthly with V12 Finance" option in the checkout.

Questions & Answers