The Taiwanese Asus does not want to miss the train of the new WiFi 802.11ax . The WiFi connection will make an important leap forward with the arrival of this standard, which will allow to reach transfer speeds much higher than those currently offered by routers with the current 802.11ac technology. As part of the technological event CES 2018 , Asus has just released the launch date of the Asus RT-AX88U , the router compatible with WiFi ax that will reach speeds of up to 6,000 Mbps .
The WiFi 802.11ax is called to be the next big thing when it comes to WiFi routers . The Asus RT-AX88U is a router that was already shown in society during the last event of the IFA 2017 (in Berlin, Germany), and has been now -with the celebration of CES 2018 in Las Vegas, United States- when the company has taken the opportunity to confirm that this product will reach stores during the first quarter of this year . The 6,000 Mbps speed that this router will reach will leave in diapers the theoretical speed of 1,300 Mbps, which in the best of times was able to offer WiFi 802.11ac.
The Asus RT-AX88U router is presented with a design that combines a total of four antennas accompanied by technical specifications that include, among other things, eight Gigabit ports . It is a router that works under the technology of MU-MIMO and OFDMA, which means that in addition to that transfer speed of up to 6,000 Mbps it is also capable of solving situations of high traffic demand in which several devices are combined, consuming a great bandwidth at the same time. At the moment, there is no more information about its starting price.
In addition, this router can also boast of being compatible with AiMesh , a technology recently introduced by Asus that allows building a WiFi network using the company’s routers and thus preventing the user from having to buy repeaters or signal amplifiers separately. On the website of the brand there is more information about it. n any case, for WiFi ax to become a true standard in the market it will still have to spend some time. Until 2019 we will not begin to see the deployment of the first electronic devices compatible with this technology, and until your computer, mobile or tablet are not compatible with this technology you will not be able to squeeze up to 11,000 Mbps of speed that 802.11ax WiFi reaches. even installing one of these routers.