Since finally getting NBN, I thought I’d make the most of my home network by installing new CAT6 Ethernet cables to a few rooms, and purchase a brand new router to replace by iiNet Budii modem/router.
I haven’t looked at the Router/Modem scene for a few years, so I was a bit out of date. In summary, I decided to settle on the ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band AX6000 Smart Wi-Fi Router, which features the new 802.11ax standard.
I had few other routers in mind, but I ultimately settled on the ASUS.
- Netgear Nighthawk line
- Ubiquity Edge Router X with UniFi AP HD
I decided to settle on the ASUS router as I was unhappy with the interface of the Netgear modems, and that Ubiquity didn’t currently have a 802.11ax access point. I thought to myself, I am going to stick with this router for at least another 5 years, so I’d purchase something that future proof for a few more years.
I have heard good things for Ubiquity in terms of performance, but the setup isn’t as plug and play as your typical home router. I also didn’t want another cable to an access point around the house either.
The brand new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ax replaces the existing standard of 802.11ac. AX provies up to 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band, which is 2.3x faster than 802.11ac. The router delivers lightning-fast speeds and excellent coverage throughout your home, making it ideal for online gaming, streaming, and other high-bandwidth activities.
The router features AiProtection Pro, which uses Trend Micro’s cloud-based security to protect against cyber threats. It also has a built-in firewall and supports VPN server and client functionality.
Customization and optimisation
The router has a range of advanced features that allow you to customize and optimize your network. This includes setting up guest networks, parental controls, and QoS (Quality of Service) settings to prioritize certain types of traffic.
Intuitive mobile app
The router comes with an intuitive mobile app that allows you to easily manage your network, including setting up and configuring the router, checking network status, and troubleshooting issues.
The router has a range of advanced connectivity options, including USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and support for MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology. It also supports a range of frequency bands, including 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
The router is easy to set up with the included instructions, and there are a range of online resources available to help you get started.
The router is powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, which provides fast and efficient performance.
The router has 512 MB of RAM, which allows it to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without slowing down.
The router has 128 MB of flash storage, which is used to store the router’s firmware and settings.
Overall, I can’t fault the ASUS RT-AX88U Dual Band AX6000 Router in any way. The performance, speed, and reliability of using it has been second to none.