Who am I and how did I test this product?
My name is Donald Sawyer and I’ve been a systems administrator for more than 15 years. My review today will be on the ASUS RT-AC88U Router. I have had this for a year now.
Is the Asus Company a scam?
The Asus Company has been in business for over 28 years and their website has been online since 1995. Their brand worth was at 17+ billion in 2015.
What do the positive and negative reviews say?
This product has 600+ positive reviews and about 200+ negative reviews on Amazon. This product has been on the market since 2015.
Pros of the ASUS RT-AC88U Router
|The Asus Company has got a lot of followers online.||23,000,000+ followers on Facebook, about 400,000+ on Twitter, 300,000+ on Instagram, 4,000+ on Pinterest and 200,000+ subscribers on YouTube.|
|Great support||Their website has a phone numbers that one can call for support as well as an email address that one can send queries to 24/7.|
|802.11ac dual-band||It boosts speeds up to 3167 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing.|
|Cross-Platform Compatibility||It delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices and supports every operating system|
|Adaptive QoS||It allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode.|
|AiProtection||You can confidently turn off utilities such as anti-virus programs while you game, ensuring every available resource is spent enhancing your game.|
|1.4 GHz dual-core processor||USB data transfers up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps.|
|Restrict internet activity||Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content.|
|Eight LAN ports and two USB ports||Perfect for connecting multiple peripherals and wired clients, such as gaming consoles, NAS devices, printers, and home-automation hubs.|
Cons of the ASUS RT-AC88U Router
|Expensive||It costs more than 200 dollars on most platforms.|
|USB 3.0 position||USB 3.0 port is on the front, which is not an ideal place. This is because, due to its much faster speed, the USB 3.0 port is preferred for hosting a permanent storage device. So, having this port on the front will translate into clutter when you want to the router to also serve as a network storage server.|
Other publications that recommend the ASUS RT-AC88U Router
According to an article on www.cnet.com the Asus RT-AC88U router has eight superfast Gigabit LAN ports, speedy Wi-Fi performance and lots of useful features. Another article on http://www.pcmag.com the Asus RT-AC88U offers extensive management features in a user-friendly interface, including gamer-friendly QoS settings, parental controls, advanced file sharing, and mobile cloud services.