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.
NETGEAR R9000 X10 (NIGHTHAWK)
‘QUAD-STREAM 802.11AC + 802.11AD’ ROUTER
Released ‘late’ 2016,
NETGEAR have announced the R9000 Nighthawk x10 Router, not only does it have Quad -Core processor 1.7GHz (Annapurna Labs SoC ) and Quad-Stream architecture with 1 Gbit or RAM, it is Industry’s First Home Router with Plex Media Server.
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 process, 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