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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. SLK350

    SLK350 Occasional Visitor

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    Any ideas when will see the AX88 or AX95 in Europe?
     
  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    They haven't announced any ETA.
     
  3. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    Nothing for the US or anywhere else as well except for the ASUS statement of H1, 2018. Presumably that means the first half of 2018.
     
  4. RMerlin

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    And Asus has as an habit of missing those target dates (the RT-N66U was nearly a year late as I recall), so I wouldn't expect anything until they are actually close to the official release.
     
  5. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    The AC86U hit the FCC in 04/2017 and was on the market by 08/2017, so I was figuring that the AX88U wouldn't take too much longer because it initially hit the FCC back some time around 09/2017. Interestingly, all the info on the AX88U at the FCC has been removed and replaced with a new set of data dated 02/2018. So maybe we can expect the AX88U in about 3-4 months from now which still fits in the H1-2018 window.
     
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  6. RMerlin

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    Not necessarily. The GT-AC5300 spent well over 6 months on the FCC before reaching market.
     
  7. maxbraketorque

    maxbraketorque Very Senior Member

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    A permissive Class II change was granted for the RT-AX88U on April 30. One step closer to it going up for sale.
     
  8. Mutzli

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    It probably will be released around Computex in June. I just saw this post on Asus ROG router forum from MarshallR:
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthre...th-802-11ax-the-RT-AC88AX&p=719013#post719013
    He also talks briefly about the ARM CPU, it will be quad-core, 64-bit.
     
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  9. RTN

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    The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 Dual-band Gaming Router just hit the FCC with all documents available. Interestingly, the documents also mention a GT-AC5400 which has the same hardware but lacks a 10G copper interface (and apparently has 802.11ax disabled).

    It looks like the AX6000 speed comes from 8x8:8 5GHz 802.11ax 80MHz @ 4800 Mbps and 4x4:4 2.4GHz 802.11ax 40MHz @ 1150 Mbps

    The AC5400 likely comes from something like this...
    8x8:8 5GHz 802.11ac MCS-11 (80MHz, 800 ns GI, 1024-QAM) @ 4800 Mbps
    4x4:4 2.4GHz 802.11n MCS-31 (40MHz, 400 ns GI, 64-QAM) @ 600 Mbps

    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
    GT-AX6000_FCC.jpg GT-AC5400_FCC_Int.jpg
     
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  11. RMerlin

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    I saw an Aura controller in those photos, that means controllable LED lighting.
     
  12. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    Juhuu we get an UFO! :D with aliens inside?
     
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  14. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    You should use it upside down, maybe its crawling away!

    upload_2018-10-30_7-59-29.png
     
  15. Dave in NM

    Dave in NM Regular Contributor

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    Yeah that router looks crazy, I'll take one!
     
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  16. Madj4ck

    Madj4ck Regular Contributor

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    Lolz, good one :)

    Agreed :D
     
  17. Dave in NM

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    Crawl on over here into my entertainment center. Though don't know if she (we'll call her the black widow) will fit.
     
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