??!
2 photos
ASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U

ASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U

MPN: DSL-AC88U
2.2 from 18 reviews · View Statistics

Reviews

2.2

18 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.3 (12)
  • Value for Money
    1.8 (12)
  • Number of Connected Devices 9.833 devices
  • Ease of Setup
    3.5 (13)
  • Reliability
    2.1 (13)
  • Wi-Fi Range
    3.6 (13)
Previous
Next
VinylLPMonster

VinylLPMonsterMurray Region, NSW

DSL-AC3100 I have been very pleased

published

Ive read a lot of bad reviews about this product and have nothing bad to say. My experience has been excellent. My only complaint is no app support and no firmware upgrades.

Purchased in November 2018 at eBay for A$250.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices8 devices
ModemASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Dave

DaveBanks 2906, ACT

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Range is not as advertised and unit has been unreliable from day one.

published

Purchased in August 2019 at Bing Lee Online store for A$399.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices10 devices
ISPAussie Broadband NBN
ModemASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Miles P.

Miles P.South East Queensland, QLD

Appears to be a crippled product, no AI mesh support after 3 years.

published

The specs are good, however the modem firmware is ancient and there is absolutely no AI mesh support. WTH Asus, there are cheaper models that are better maintained? Avoid this one.

Purchased in December 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Routers

Find out how ASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U compares to other Routers

Know better, choose better.

Compare all
Kendrick B.

Kendrick B.

  • 7 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Good Specs

published

The device has good hardware with support for Gigabit Ethernet and 1024QAM. The range is very good and can support multiple devices. My only complaint would be the inability to filter HTTPS websites.

Purchased in February 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices12 devices
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers

Constant disconnects

published

Had this unit for about a year now and it's plagued with constant disconnects and wireless issues. It's really unfortunate especially for the price I paid for it. Read reviews before buying!

Purchased in January 2019 at eBay for A$499.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices14 devices
ISPTPG Broadband NBN
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Danoz

Danoz

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

This is trash

published

This modem/router is incomplete. The firmware hasnt been updated in over a year and it is STILL missing features that $50 modems have. The traffic manager cant manage anything, you can put some priorities for upload... and that is it. No download management or throttling. For a $400 modem/router.

Its also has a memory leak if you enable to AI features so you cant use them unless you want to be resetting your modem constantly. This product is trash and should not be bought by anyone.

The cheaper DSL-AC68U has more features and works better.

Purchased in November 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices0 devices
ISPTelstra Broadband NBN
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Sanjeeva J.

Sanjeeva J.Sydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • Verified purchase

Disappointed!

published

Purchased in January 2018 for A$498.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Number of Connected Devices11 devices
ISPiiNet NBN
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers

The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review

Mick

Mick

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Outstanding Modem/Router

published

Saw a radical improvement in bandwidth and data transfer rates over my previous Asus AC68U. The DSL AC3100 showed a dramatic improvement in use and its performance. I am only disappointed that its mobile app does not work ss it should.

Purchased in October 2019.

Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices8 devices
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
Major

MajorSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Worst modem router ever

published

Absolute garbage. Unreliable wifi. Limited range on wifi. My stock iprimus and 30$ range extender anihalates this 300$ paper weight. Will be onto Asus for a full refund. VERY DISSATISFIED

Purchased in October 2019 at Ebay for A$290.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices4 devices
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Routers

Find out how ASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U compares to other Routers

Know better, choose better.

Compare all
Hairybum

HairybumLongreach

  • 3 reviews

An unreliable modem cannot recommend this one

published

After 19 months of generally reliable use, beginning about two months ago the internal power supply began to give intermittent problems with not restarting after a soft reboot, not restarting after power down - power up, and finally not powering up at all, the modem had died. The modem was not as good on NBN as my spare Netcomm NF18ACV in performance, the Asus achieving max of 51 Mbps line sync whilst the Netcomm achieved 57 Mbps line sync.

Purchased in February 2018 at Harvey Norman for A$525.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices2 devices
ISPAussie Broadband NBN 50 (Standard Plus)
ModemASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Brad.S

Brad.S

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 likes

Below average performance for a premium priced item

published

Purchased in October 2017 at Harvey Norman for A$450.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices8 devices
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Gil L.

Gil L.Sydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified purchase

Full of issues. Not reliable and too expensive.

published

Purchased in April 2018 for A$479.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices11 devices
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
Jason35

Jason35PERTH

  • 11 reviews
  • 6 likes

Faulty product out of the box

published
Date PurchasedSep 2018
Sanjeeva

SanjeevaAU

  • 15 reviews
  • 22 likes

Perfect when configured properly ....

published
Date PurchasedFeb 2018
Michael

Michael

  • 10 reviews
  • 5 likes
  • Verified purchase

Fast Router with Good Range - Poor Client Cap

published
Date PurchasedAug 2018
Routers

Find out how ASUS AC3100 DSL-AC88U compares to other Routers

Know better, choose better.

Compare all
Foul Taint

Foul TaintGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like
  • Verified purchase

Apparently broken at present with many long standing customer problems. Limited functionality.

published
Date PurchasedJul 2018
K B

K BSydney

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Nice router which will probably get even better

published

I was looking for a new router with support for my new NBN FTTB connection and DSL-AC88U was just released, successor to a great DSL-AC68U router. It does its job reliably, it's currently running for a few months without a single reboot or dropout, holding 100/40 speed perfectly and serving ~10 Wi-Fi devices we have in our household. The only downside is the lack of advanced capabilities its predecessor had (richer QoS capabilities, traffic control by device), but these will probably come with the future firmware updates, ASUS has a good history of supporting their networking hardware and this device is very young.

Date PurchasedNov 2017
swamprat96

swamprat96

  • 44 reviews
  • 21 likes
  • Verified purchase

Very fast Modem with questionable reliability

published

Purchased at Harvey Norman.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Incentivised ReviewNo
Number of Connected Devices30 devices
ISPAussie Broadband NBN
Functionality
Ease of Setup
Reliability
Wi-Fi Range
See all answers
3 comments
swamprat96
swamprat96

Since writing this the second unit had wifi/DHCP issues and has been returned and exchanged for a different brand. This is on the november 2017 firmware so I'd avoid this unit until its updated

swamprat96
swamprat96

Onto my 3rd and this time more stable. Asus have acknowledged the bug and a fix is underway. Apart from this bug the unit is very good for an all in one solution

swamprat96
swamprat96

My 3rd unit also died and I finally returned it for a full refund. These are terrible units

Questions & Answers

Sorry, there are no questions yet.

Get an answer from our members and ASUS representatives

Details

CategoryRouters and Modems
Price (RRP) A$399.00
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesExternal Antennas, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
Maximum Wireless Speed2,167 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports4
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
DSL SupportADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL and VDSL2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Dimensions 61 x 292 x 180 mm
NBN CompatibleNo
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)

Visit official website
  • GTIN14: 00889349315118
  • GTIN12: 889349030394
  • MPN: DSL-AC88U

ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.