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19 reviews
MichaelMetropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts

Faulty WiFi, unusable

Easy to set up and use, with decent range for 2.4Ghz and good WiFi speed. But after a few months the WiFi began to suffer errors where it would be "connected" but without internet. Wired devices on the same router would continue to work fine. Power cycling the router would see it working fine again for a couple of days. This irregular operation behavior worsened over time and eventually meant that I had problems even trying to use connected devices through Google Home like Spotify connect.
After much frustration, I replaced the Asus with a decent Netgear RAX200 and it's been flawless.
On the basis of this experience, I could not recommend this device to anyone. Show details
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Ric C.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts

Good when it runs

I “upgraded”from a 68U to the 88U. The 88U struggled on 2.4. not good if you have plugged in to a safety switch and an electrical storm comes thru as that was the end of them both. Works well otherwise. Better with mesh. Returning back to HN again inside a year for replacement. 68U backup still works Show details
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David2AU2 posts

Performance, Excellence,Mesh

Connectivity is superb, we avoided the fiasco that is the NBN and went with Optus 4G
Dropouts are very, very rare.
Management ranges from simple to complex, I have 2 mesh repeaters and wanted to flood the house with signal. Show details
David5 posts

Tried 2, both are broken

After deciding that my old trusty Netgear router was struggling with all my devices, I thought I'd upgrade to the Asus ac88u. Got the router and it was great for about 15 minutes. I tried all the settings and factory reset it a few times but after 2 days it completely failed. I got a replacement and it seems to last about 20 minutes before dropping out. This is officially the worst product I have ever purchased. Show details
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brockyCentral Queensland, QLD6 posts

Works well

I recently purchased the ASUS RT-AC88U Dual Band AC3100 Gigabit Router I have found this product to be perfect for my needs it offers gigabit wired networking and fantastic other features like being able to have a hard drive connected to be able to do mac back up It also is grate for gaming and has a feature to speed up the connection for gaming networks it is fairly easy to set up and if you do run into problems there are plenty of YouTube videos from asus and others that will walk you through the setup highly recommend this product Show details
stevenSouth East Queensland, QLD36 posts
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Never again wow
Never again wowPerth, WA5 posts

No issues

How satisfied are you with the connectivity of the modem/router to your devices?

very good.

How often do you get dropouts that are fixed by resetting the modem / router (ie. the ISP is not at fault)?

None that ive noticed.

How difficult is it to set up and manage this modem / router?

pretty easy if you have a bit of background knowledge i use the ISP modem as a bridge.

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Glen B
Glen B16 posts

Rock solid

Ton of features and great range. I haven't had a single drop out or Reboot needed since switching from a Dlink taipan. It also just smashes the d'link in feature set and range. The extra LAN ports is also great for homes with a fair bit of Ethernet wiring.

Not the prettiest thing but I don't care as long as it works. That said, their customer support pages are terrible so I hope I don't have to use them.

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NewbsVictoria10 posts

Reliable High Performance Router

This router performs very reliably and has no trouble at all downloading at 50mbps on NBN, or streaming or file sharing between the 7 other devices on my network. I installed the Merlin custom firmware for some extra features, but it really has everything most users would need with the stock firmware, including the VPN client functionality which is so convenient. The speed and range are excellent on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. I really don't think you can go wrong with this router.

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OctaviaBrisbane4 posts

Solid Router

I've had a great experience with the AC68U I had high hopes for the AC3200. I've read a few things about sketchy setup issues and dropped connections so was a little nervous. Anyway, I followed the directions to first set it up and immediately download the latest firmware. First note is that I did the quick setup and that worked great. It prompted for the firmware upgrade and I did it. After doing it, I reset configuration back to factory default using the Web GUI. This ensures settings with the latest firmware are addressed in the config file. I've had stable connection and I've seen a performance improvement over the AC68U. For a single router system I highly recommended it.

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AddyPerth, WA5 posts

Good router with great range

This router is awesome. No connection drops and a great range. Bonus is that it has a futuristic love it or hate it design, and I absolutely love it. Sad thing is that it does not have an inbuilt modem, wherein I still have to use Optus’ Junkbox to connect with NBN. Beside this, the product is highly recommended

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StevoAU6 posts

Amazing router

Power at ur fingertips. Great modem router



-Consistent and reliable

-Great wifi

-frequent update


-Can't use ddwrt or other custom firmware on this device because it's adsl modem

-App doesn't work

-sometimes admin doesn't load on my phone well

Got it from Harvey Norman Melbourne city for about $409 after amex deal and cash back from asus

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3yr warranty, you may need it

3 stars as it was a great unit while it worked, but...

1st RT-AC88U lasted ~6 months before dropping the 5Gwifi band permanently. Factory reset and rescue mode was unsuccessful. Returned to reseller.

2nd RT-AC88U lasted 4 hours before dropping the 2.4Gwifi band permanently. Factory reset and rescue mode was unsuccessful. Returned to reseller.

We have swapped to a RT-AC68U which looks to be a more reliable unit, only time will tell.

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ausishmanGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts

A fantastic router

I have been using the router for a while and I can not fault it. The Wi-Fi range is great yet no outstanding. I installed Merlin on it and it runs with no complaints. The software comes with a bunuch of very useful features (not only for geeks). If I had to purchase it again I would not think twice.

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BruceGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC16 posts

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Price (RRP) $379
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesBeamforming, Built-In Malware / Anti-Virus Protection, External Antennas, Mesh Compatible, Mobile App Control, Parental Controls and Quality of Service
Maximum Wireless Speed2,167 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports1
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Smart Home CompatibilityAmazon Alexa and IFTTT
Dimensions 24 x 118 x 74 mm
Weight0.11 kg
NBN CompatibleNo
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
Visit official website
  • MPN: RT-AC88U

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