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And So It Begins... Asus Announces First 802.11ax Router

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by RTN, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    and AX isnt really designed for the home user right , its designed for higher scale connections where many many wifi devices connect
     
  2. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    AX is designed to improve Wi-Fi efficiency/capacity. This applies both to home and business.

    Whether or not it is intended for home, AX will first appear in consumer routers, like all previous 802.11 technologies. You don't think businesses are going to risk network stability to be guinea pigs, do you?
     
  3. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    Yeah, for sure it will be at least as expensive as the AC88U. I was hoping for a $300 price point, but will probably be $350+ as you are guessing.
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    No, I'm guessing $500+ for tri-band AX
     
  5. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    But this won't be a tri-band. The info I've seen shows only two radios, presumably covering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
     
  6. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Correct. But D-Link's tri-band will probably be. And ASUS will test the price ceiling.
     
  7. WiFiNemesis

    WiFiNemesis Regular Contributor

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    So maybe the real question here is "What will be the price when it's ready for those of us who prefer not to be unpaid beta testers?"

    If you prefer to buy a router based on an approved standard, and assuming the IEEE gets the job done as scheduled in Dec. 2019, then you'll be good to go sometime in 2020. (As Tim noted, the draft failed its second vote in September, so good luck with that schedule.)

    If you don't care about the finality of the underlying standard, but do give credence to Tim's advice about waiting for products to stabilize...

    ... and assuming AX products start shipping mid-year, then you'll be ready to go around mid-2019, maybe.

    So, the price for the joy of playing with the latest gadget may well be around $500, but I'm thinking the discount for delayed gratification will be pretty steep.
     
  8. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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  9. Dave in NM

    Dave in NM Regular Contributor

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    Any news on ETA besides "1H 2018"?
     
  10. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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  12. doc octopus

    doc octopus Regular Contributor

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    AX triband... LOL
     
  13. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    I didn't see any documents with photos. Sad.
     
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  15. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    The label says RT-AX88U, and the FCC ID matches the original. I wonder why they are submitting it again. I've never followed this FCC submission cycle before, so maybe there is a common reason?
     
  16. RMerlin

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    Dunno, not really an expert on the process either. Didn't seem to be a permissive change submission, so maybe they resubmitted it as a new device following some changes?
     
  17. Odkrys

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  18. RMerlin

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    Way too early to tell.
     
  19. Odkrys

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    ASUS RT-AX95U / ASUS RT-AX88U

    They all are stick at dual core.
    Asus save the BCM4908 for ROG AX?
    no idea...
     
  20. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

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    The next ROG AX router seems likely to use a Qualcomm quad-core. https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_GT-AX6000