PRIME DAY DEAL - Asus RT-AC88U - £212.09 @ Amazon Prime
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PRIME DAY DEAL - Asus RT-AC88U - £212.09 @ Amazon Prime

£212.09Amazon Deals
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Found 11th Jul 2017
Great Savings on this router thanks to Amazon Prime Day, well over £150 off RRP

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Ultra-fast 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
4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range, Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your 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, Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously
8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity, Link aggregation for up to 2Gbps wired network speeds, so more devices can enjoy faster access, Adaptive QoS
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In before:
"Who needs to spend this much on a router? You get one free from your ISP".

(insert face-palm)

only need to buy it if you have to have latest tech, no improvement over older models

ASUS fanbois have been all worked up about the RT-AC88U, judging from … ASUS fanbois have been all worked up about the RT-AC88U, judging from SNBForums discussions. But neither our chamber nor real life tests provide reason for such excitement, at least on the basis of wireless performance. What Forum posters seem most excited about is that the router just works. To me, this is sad commentary on how low consumer expecatations for wireless routers have sunk.I continue to be surprised at the number of people in the SmallNetBuilder Forums who are snapping up this new crop of expensive 4x4 routers based on Broadcom's first attempt at both a 4x4 radio design and the MU-MIMO technology they formerly pooh-poohed (when they didn't yet have a 4x4 solution). Surely, having been bitten by the RT-AC87U's 5 GHz problems caused by its Quantenna radio and by the failure of the promised MU-MIMO functionality to be enabled, buyers would be reluctant to buy another MU-MIMO router without working MU-MIMO. But, at least for ASUS fans, that seems to not be the case.If you own an RT-AC87U and it hasn't been working out for you and you want to replace it with another ASUS 4x4 router, then, by all means, go for an RT-AC88U. If on the other hand you already have an AC router and it's working fine, there is no good reason to buy this or any other 4x4 router right now. If you just gotta have the latest in Wi-Fi router tech, well, just because, then at least cool your jets a few weeks until CES 2016 to see what new router science experiments await.

Yes, yes, time machine blah blah, but this was £220 not all that long ago and under £200 previously.
Finally a router than can replace my ageing wd n900 central with has 7 LAN ports
I'm not paying this price though!
£212 for a router? lol jeez way too much for a router. Don't get me started on graphics cards lol

Will pass on this. So far amazon prime day has been a load of garbage.
Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS RT-AC3200 or ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400?
groppo

Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS … Which one should I get, NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 or ASUS RT-AC3200 or ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400?



I ordered both AC88U and the X4S from Amazon knowing I could return the lesser router.
The Asus won in every department and made the netgear look very dated.
The Netgear had one good feature though which was turning any printer on your network into an AirPrint device.

My VPN is now running and my isp free router in the dust bin !!
Aeschylus11th Jul

only need to buy it if you have to have latest tech, no improvement over …only need to buy it if you have to have latest tech, no improvement over older models

​really. how did you come to this conclusion? guessing your isp provided modem/router is enough for your adsl and lan connected pc. yeah? what about ppl who use fibre , connects 3-5 devices over wifi. and stream netflix, spotify, and plays online at same time? none of my isp routers coped with that ever. and its average normal 21 century tech requirements if you not living in cave.
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