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ASUS RT-AC88U

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ASUS RT-AC88U (5.01)
Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan WG911AA AC44 -ASU

FCC approval date: 29 May 2015
(Est.) release date: 30 October 2015
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $300
UPC: 889349030349 (UPC DB, On eBay)
EAN: 0889349030394 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

ASIN
B016EWKQAQ (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
On Newegg

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: MSQ-RTGW00
Industry Canada ID: 3568A-RTGW00

Power: 19 VDC, 2.37-3.42 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709C0 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(ESMT F59L1G81LA-25T)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Nanya NT5CC256M16DP-DI)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes, 5-pin header, unpopulated
Serial: yes, internal, 4-pin header, unpopulated, 3.3V TTL

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709C0
Switch: Realtek RTL8365MB
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 8
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1

abgn+ac

Additional chips
2.4GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SE2623L;;4;
2.4GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85201-11;;4;
5GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SKY85405;;4;
5GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85605-11;;4;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Third party firmware supported: AsusWRT-Merlin • Wiki • (List)

Flags: MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, Link Aggregation, AiCloud, AiProtection, ASUS Router App

Default SSID: ASUS (84 addl. devices), ASUS_5G-1 (3 addl. devices), ASUS_5G-2 (2 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
the IP 192.168.1.1 is used by 1022 additional devices
of which 139 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1021 additional devices
of which 144 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: AC:9E:17 (10 E, 10 W, 2015)
Ethernet OUI: AC:9E:17 (10 E, 10 W, 2015)

 FCC ID
ASUS RT-AC3100MSQ-RTGW00
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


2165 Mbps max PHY rate per each 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
1000 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 3100 Mbps class

AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

"RT-AC88U REV 5.01" and "1517" is silkscreened on the board.

For Model Number: RT-AC88U, RT-AC88R, RT-AC3100

Silver/Red Heat sink

Web GUI: http://router.asus.com

See also: ASUS RT-AC3100 and Arcadyan

Features[edit]

  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor improves USB and WAN/LAN speed
  • 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3167 Mbps for low-latency
online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing
  • Broadcom NitroQAM technology boosts 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) and 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps)
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range
  • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible
clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously
  • ASUS Router App lets control network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC
  • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast lets you enjoy smooth gameplay
in supported multi-player online games
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust
Parental Controls and Privacy Protection
  • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity, Link Aggregation for up to 2Gbps
wired network speeds, so devices can enjoy faster access

Specifications[edit]

  • CPU: Broadcom BCM47094 @1.4GHz (ARM Cortex A9)
  • Flash: 128 MB (NAND), RAM: 512 MB (DDR3)
ESMT F59L1G81LA-25T 1x 128MB (NAND)
ESMT M15F2G16128A-BDB (2x ??) 256MB (DDR3) (Mod)
  • Wi-Fi: 4x4 MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, Dual Band, 2.4/5 GHz
  • WLAN: 2x Broadcom BCM4366 SoC 4T4R 802.11abgn/ac (Spec.)
  • PA: 4x Skyworks SKY2623L (2.4GHz), 4x Skyworks SKY85405 (5GHz)
  • LNA: 4x NXP (SiGe) BGU7224 (2.4GHz), 4x Macom MAAL-011078 (5GHz)
  • Antenna: 4x Detachable Dual Band 5dBi antennas
  • Switch: Realtek RTL8365MB (4x GbE + RGMII)
  • Ports: 1x WAN (GbE), 8x LAN (GbE)
  • USB: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • Applications: ASUSWRT, AiCloud, AiProtection, DLNA server,
VPN server, Download Master, Guest Network, High-Power mode,
Static IP, Automatic IP, PPPoE (MPPE support), PPTP, L2TP, IPv4, IPv6

Power supply[edit]

AC Input : 110V~240V (50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current

Adding three adapters (modification). Models: (FCC Doc)

  • ADP-45BW B (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.2A, 19V DC / 2.37A)
  • ADP-65BW B (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.5A, 19V DC / 3.42A)
  • AD883J20 (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.0A, 19V DC / 2.37A)

News[edit]

Reviews[edit]

  • CPU: Broadcom BCM4709C0(KFEBG) Dual-Core @1.4GHz
  • Flash: 128 MB (NAND), RAM: 512MB (DDR3)
  • 2.4GHZ Radio: Broadcom BCM4366 4x4 802.11ac
Skyworks SE2623L 2.4 GHz power amp (x4)
Skyworks SKY85201-11 2.4GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)
  • 5GHz Radio: Broadcom BCM4366 4x4 802.11ac
RFMD RFPA5542 5 GHz PA module (x4)
Skyworks SKY85605-11 5GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)
  • Switch: 4x GbE in BCM4709C0 + 4x GbE in Realtek RTL8365MB
Gallery on OpenITforum (images)

Forum threads[edit]

ASUS RT-AC3100 on SNB forums
ASUS RT-AC5300 on SNB forums
DD-WRT FW beta on ftp.dd-wrt.com

Misc[edit]

Images[edit]