NEWS: Asus Launches RT-AX88U Router With Wi-Fi 6 Support and 6,000Mbps Speeds

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    1. Andy Bassett

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      And knowing Asus it will be full of bugs galore hence the need for Merlin or other third party firmware to fix the bugs. Haven’t touched an Asus router since the notorious RT-AC87U. What on earth were Asus thinking of by using Quantenna hardware?
       
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      I like Asus routers and the last three routers I've had have been Asus (N66U, AC68U, AC86U), but it's highly unlikely you'll ever achieve the theoretical max speed of any router in real-world use. The larger speed numbers on the box are good for marketing though.

      Before trying to achieve a true 160 MHz channel width connection, try and make use of a 5 GHz channel at 80 MHz for the AC spec and you'll struggle, due to other networks around you and DFS limitations of higher channels.

      I have no doubt though that the ever improving hardware specs of routers help them to deal with the increasing number of devices connected to them.
       
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      Fixed that for you.

      On a more serious note, its interesting to see just how far marketeers will take their claims, adding together max theoretical duplex bandwidth, QAM, and "magic sauce" to come up with a bigger number.
       
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      Actually you CAN get the advertised link rates, provided the right hardware is used at both ends and the conditions are right. My Linksys EA9500 router paired with my Asus PCE-AC88 desktop 4x4 wifi card gives me a 2.1 Gb/s link rate. Of course real life performance will be nowhere near that but those link speeds are exactly what is advertised on the box.
       
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      I've got the RT-AC88U and so far it works quite nicely.
       

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