The ASUS Blog is a quick guide as to what ASUS (AsusTek Computer Inc) have released in terms of both there RT (wireless) and DSL (modem router combo) range of routers, not all routers will be listed, but will give a snap-shot view as to what’s out there ?
ASUS ROG Rapture Wireless GT-AC5300 tri-band gaming router
Released March 2017,
Built upon the ASUS ROG name and offers Triple Level Game Acceleration, two of the eight LAN ports are dedicated for gaming ports, game boosted to optimize gaming traffic and uses the Gamers Private Network (WTFast) a private network optimized for gamers.
ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 , features tri-band WiFi, eight-port gigabit-LAN, and its own powerful PC-grade, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU (Broadcom) to enable incredibly fast and responsive network gaming with 1Gb of RAM.
ASUS DSL-AC88U (AC3100) Dual-Band ADSL/VDSL Gigabit Wi-Fi Modem Router with Parental Controls
Released March 2017,
ASUS in the UK have released the next in their xDSL Broadcom range of Modem Router Combo’s, this one is for the Annex A market place, using the BCM63138 (1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor) and 512Mb Ram, this DSL-AC88U features NitroQAMTM (1024-QAM) technology to deliver a combined speed of up to 3167Mbps for bandwidth intensive tasks.
ASUS DSL-AC87VG (DECT) MODEM ROUTER
Released late 2016,
ASUS have released the DSL-AC87VG MODEM Router combo with DECT, based upon the trusted BCM63138 chipset, it is understood that only ANNEX B versions will be available. The ASUS DSL-AC87VG will be released in Germany initially, at last ASUS have a high end alternative to the ageing DSL-AC68U.
ASUS ‘SHADOW’ LIKE RT-AC5300 TRI-BAND ROUTER
Asus has released an awesome new addition to its family of tri-band wireless routers, the RT-AC5300. The good news is the premium router supports eight antennas, making it capable of 4 x 4 MU-MIMO wireless coverage on three bands; two 5GHz and one 2.4GHz. The worst? It looks like the Shadows attack vessel from the cult series of Babylon 5.
I remember testing this back in the day, its was ASUS first real attempt and the big boys market with its impressive (at the time) dual Broadcom processor, 256Mb of RAM and MediaTEK (ECONET) xDSL chipset that supported ADSL and VDSL, Wireless AC 1900 and an USB 3 Port (shielded). How times have changed