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Old 24-10-2015, 12:17 PM   #61
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Can I ask .... With all the issue we get at AC87U ..... Is the a trade in offer for 87U to 88U like getting the 88U at 50% of the cost ?

Fair for those 87U group also ...
What's left is the power drain issue on Android which is to be fixed in the coming new QTN SDK.
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Old 24-10-2015, 12:18 PM   #62
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Wah come I clap for you.. you indeed presented a plan which benefits the ac87u group.. hahas
But the end result ........... 87U user.... LLST ......
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Old 24-10-2015, 03:03 PM   #63
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TGIF ASUS RT-AC88U partial teaser is here

You guys will be one of the first few (worldwide) to see what's ASUS RT-AC88U has to offer

Introducing the new Game Boost Tab which includes the Internet Game Boost (WTFast) and LAN Boost (One Click Game First Mode) which priorities gaming as highest via one click.

Full teaser Game Boost Tab unveiled



WTFast

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Old 24-10-2015, 03:17 PM   #64
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Mind if I ask. Difference between 88 and 3100?
Both the ASUS RT-AC88U and ASUS RT-AC3100 have the same specs (Broadcom BCM 47094 1.4GHz dual core CPU, 128MB Flash, 512MB RAM) and the same ASUSWRT with includes WTFast.

The differences between the ASUS RT-AC88U and the ASUS RT-AC3100 are as follows ~

1). ASUS RT-AC88U sport partial red, black antennas whereas ASUS RT-AC3100 will have the full black antennas.

2). ASUS RT-AC88U has 8x GbE ports whereas ASUS RT-AC3100 has only 4x GbE ports.

3). Can't reveal more about the ASUS RT-AC3100 besides what has been posted on the Internet.
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Old 24-10-2015, 06:31 PM   #65
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Do we still need to pay the subscription for WTFast?
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Old 24-10-2015, 09:36 PM   #66
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Asus website down at the Disclaimers says:

MU-MIMO firmware feature will be available by the end of 2015

To release that feature it means quantenna fixed the battery draining issue that most users report at 87u.Does 88u uses different hardware or its the same with bigger amplifiers?
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:00 PM   #67
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Asus website down at the Disclaimers says:

MU-MIMO firmware feature will be available by the end of 2015

To release that feature it means quantenna fixed the battery draining issue that most users report at 87u.Does 88u uses different hardware or its the same with bigger amplifiers?
Different chip from different vendor. 88 uses Broadcom, not Quantenna. Not sure whether the battery draining issue is related to MU-MIMO on the 87. The 88 supposedly has additional low noise amps. Will have to see how much of a difference these make in real world situations.
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:05 PM   #68
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Different chip from different vendor. 88 uses Broadcom, not Quantenna. Not sure whether the battery draining issue is related to MU-MIMO on the 87. The 88 supposedly has additional low noise amps. Will have to see how much of a difference these make in real world situations.
what do noise amps do?
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Old 24-10-2015, 10:11 PM   #69
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what do noise amps do?
Not really sure. I saw them listed in wikidevi.
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AC88U
Anyway, the real test is whether can get better wireless speed/range.
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Old 24-10-2015, 11:33 PM   #70
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Different chip from different vendor. 88 uses Broadcom, not Quantenna. Not sure whether the battery draining issue is related to MU-MIMO on the 87. The 88 supposedly has additional low noise amps. Will have to see how much of a difference these make in real world situations.
Thank you sir

Looking forward for real life tests and review
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Old 24-10-2015, 11:39 PM   #71
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does the asus link agg works for dual 1Gbps link or only 2gbps link
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Old 25-10-2015, 01:54 PM   #72
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Can I expect that the wifi range for AC88U will be further than my current AC66U?
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Old 25-10-2015, 03:03 PM   #73
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Can I expect that the wifi range for AC88U will be further than my current AC66U?
Definitely. Ac88u promises 500m2 of area, but subjected to real time environment constraints..
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Old 25-10-2015, 04:21 PM   #74
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Definitely. Ac88u promises 500m2 of area, but subjected to real time environment constraints..
Nice. Realized I'm using N66, not AC66. Think will be quite a significant upgrade.
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Old 25-10-2015, 05:04 PM   #75
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Do we still need to pay the subscription for WTFast?
From the ASUS RT-AC88U official web footnotes

RT-AC88U owners get the basic WTFastTM solution free, without ads. The free version is limited to accelerating one device at a time, and includes WTFastTM technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the premium version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices.
@ ~> http://www.asus.com/Networking/RT-AC88U/
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