In addition to the high-end RT-AX88U (dual-band 4x4, AX6000) and ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 (tri-band 4x4, AX11000) Asus announced today a mid-range Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router, the RT-AX58U, based on Intel silicon.
The AX3000 class router supports draft 802.11ax on both bands with 2x2 MIMO as well as OFDMA, MU-MIMO and ASUS' AiMesh. It's based on the Intel WAV654 chipset,
Pricing and availability are not publicly known yet.
Impeccable Wi-Fi 6 connectivity for all
ASUS has been focused on designing next-generation Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking solutions to deliver the computing power needed to handle multiple devices simultaneously and ensure stable connections for all of them in today’s connected homes. At CES 2019, ASUS announced RT-AX58U, one of the industry’s first mainstream 2x2 dual-band Wi-Fi 6 routers that features 160MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for faster Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds of up to 3000Mbps as well as OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology to deliver fast, strong and stable Wi-Fi, even when multiple compatible devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously.
RT-AX58U is AiMesh-compatible, so users can use them to build a mesh Wi-Fi system or integrate them into their existing system and enjoy seamless, whole-home Wi-Fi. RT-AX58U also features AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro™, commercial-grade internet security software that protects all family members and devices on the network from online threats and also features comprehensive parental controls. AiProtection Pro comes with free lifetime updates to ensure ongoing protection.
Equipped with the Intel® Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV654, RT-AX58U provides stable connections even when multiple compatible devices are connected and transmitting data simultaneously, such as IoT devices, or when transferring data via the USB port. With support for 160MHz channel bandwidth, users will be able to connect, stream and download faster on PCs with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) that are connected to the RT-AX58U, such as the new ROG Mothership gaming notebook.
In addition to RT-AX58U, ASUS also provides a full lineup of Wi-Fi 6 routers, including RT-AX88U, launched in 2018 as the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 router, and AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack), the world’s first mesh Wi-Fi system featuring Wi-Fi 6.
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