Wednesday, February 15th 2017

ASUS Also Announces the DSL-AC88U Gaming Grade Modem Router

ASUS today announced DSL-AC88U, an ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router that supports the latest high-speed G.fast DSL standard as well as all existing ADSL, ADSL2/2+ and VDSL2 standards. DSL-AC88U is our fastest ever modem router, featuring cutting-edge Broadcom NitroQAM technology that delivers 1.25X-faster Wi-Fi speeds than standard four-stream (4x4) routers. This enables data rates of up to 2167Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - or a combined concurrent bandwidth of up to 3167 Mbps.

DSL-AC88U has family-friendly parental controls that allow users to monitor and filter internet activity, which can help to protect the online safety of younger family members. In addition to its wide compatibility with G.fast and existing DSL broadband services, DSL-AC88U can also connect to the internet via an Ethernet connection, such as those provided by fiber- or cable-modem-based ISPs. These outstanding connectivity options make DSL-AC88U a supremely flexible and future-proof choice for any home user.
NitroQAM: Our fastest ever modem router
ASUS DSL-AC88U uses a Broadcom NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology to boost maximum Wi-Fi speeds on both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands by up to 25% compared to other four-stream (4x4) MIMO designs. With NitroQAM, 5GHz speeds can be improved from 1734Mbps to 2167Mbps, and at 2.4GHz speeds are boosted from 800Mbps to 1000Mbps. This gives DSL-AC88U a combined total bandwidth of up to 3167Mbps for lag-free, low-latency online gaming, smooth streaming of 4K UHD movies and blindingly-fast file-sharing.

Ultra-fast and ultra-flexible: G.fast support and maximum DSL compatibility
ASUS DSL-AC88U supports the very latest G.fast DSL protocol, a cutting-edge technology that enables broadband speeds up to 18 times (18X) faster than VDSL2, or 4.5X faster than Vplus (35b) technology.

For full compatibility with existing DSL connections, DSL-AC88U also supports ADSL, ADSL2/2+ and VDSL2 services. It also supports Ethernet-based internet (WAN) connections, so it can be easily connected to an existing fiber- or cable-modem service. This superb flexibility gives users the peace of mind that DSL-AC88U will give them future-proof support for any ISP upgrades.

Family friendly: Easy-to-use parental controls
To help protect younger family members from inappropriate websites and limit their internet access, ASUS DSL-AC88U features powerful yet easy-to-use parental controls, including filters that can block access to specified websites or apps. A scheduling feature allows parents to restrict the amount of time a device can access the internet. With DSL-AC88U, parents can easily create a healthier and safer network environment for their family members.
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11 Comments on ASUS Also Announces the DSL-AC88U Gaming Grade Modem Router

#1
Jizzler
A quick search tells me Wisconsin and Switzerland are your best chances for G.Fast.
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#2
Nabarun
OK, but what makes it "gaming grade"? Is there anything that improves latency? I know some of Asus's routers have built-in wtfast (which, software wise I found to be a scam - showing false numbers). Is it now just a fashion to put in a fvcking "gaming" tag to everything just for the sake of it?
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Yes i did see this:
a combined total bandwidth of up to 3167Mbps for lag-free, low-latency online gaming
And I don't think more bandwidth improves latency. That totally depends on the number of hops.
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#3
RejZoR
Well, at least it's not a RGB router... XD
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#4
Devils41
Nabarun said:
OK, but what makes it "gaming grade"? Is there anything that improves latency? I know some of Asus's routers have built-in wtfast (which, software wise I found to be a scam - showing false numbers). Is it now just a fashion to put in a fvcking "gaming" tag to everything just for the sake of it?
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Yes i did see this:

And I don't think more bandwidth improves latency. That totally depends on the number of hops.
Everything is "gaming" or "VR ready" these days
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#5
Chaitanya
RejZoR said:
Well, at least it's not a RGB router... XD
Dont give them any ideas.
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#6
bonehead123
Chaitanya said:
Dont give them any ideas.
YES YES, bring on the multi-million-color LED's....

At least then, everything will match- cases, fans, GPU's, PSU's, SSD's etc etc....




not !
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#7
coolernoob
little corporate translation - "gaming grade": this product is priced above what it should, so special people will feel just a little more special by overpaying for it
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#8
Nabarun
Tampered glass with RGB next. Routers, keyboards, mice, ...mouse-pads, table,chair, house, car, "gaming shirts", "gaming pants", shoes, sandals, pajamas, ... WAIT....... transparent underwear with RGB...
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#9
bonehead123
Nabarun said:
Tampered glass with RGB next. Routers, keyboards, mice, ...mouse-pads, table,chair, house, car, "gaming shirts", "gaming pants", shoes, sandals, pajamas, ... WAIT....... transparent underwear with RGB...
Yep NOW you're talking.....Xmas tree effect year 'round....

So lame, so gay, so twat-whipped it won't be funny
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#11
Xajel
Nabarun said:
Tampered glass with RGB next. Routers, keyboards, mice, ...mouse-pads, table,chair, house, car, "gaming shirts", "gaming pants", shoes, sandals, pajamas, ... WAIT....... transparent underwear with RGB...
Yeah even mug holders now have RGB lighting !!

what next ? RGB smart condoms with Bluetooth LE and smartphone apps :D

I still remember old days with Nokia feature phones, when some guys will stick an LED on the back of the phone that will blink when in a call :D
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