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ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 Extreme Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 21, 2016 1:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ASUS

Wired Throughput




LAN to LAN throughput for the AC88U came in at 835 Mbps a touch below what we normally see.





WAN to LAN came in at 749 Mbps, just under the X4s.



Wireless Throughput




Moving over to 2.4GHz throughput, I was able to gather 70 Mbps for the 20MHz band and 101 Mbps in the 40MHz band.




Switching to the 5GHz band, the AC88U was quite good coming in at 129 Mbps at 20MHz, while 40MHz came in at 242 Mbps, and lastly 80MHz at 396 Mbps. It is worthy to note these are all 256 QAM results as we can't entirely test 1024QAM at the moment.



MIMO Wireless Throughput




Instead of the typical chart I create for this part of the testing, I wanted to give a snapshot of what the results look like. As you can see above, we have three devices all getting the same 18 Mbps of throughput telling me that MU-MIMO is working for all three. For devices where MU-MIMO wasn't available or had a 3x3 or 2x2 antenna configuration the results would show devices all getting different throughput results or for 3x3 only two devices getting the same throughput.




Switching to 5GHz, you can see each of the three clients are reaching 95 to 100 Mbps.

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