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ASUS RT-AC88U (5.01)
Availability: now

Manuf (OEM/ODM): Arcadyan WG911AA AC44 -ASU

FCC approval date: 29 May 2015
(Est.) release date: 30 October 2015
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $300
UPC: 889349030349 (UPC DB, On eBay)
EAN: 0889349030394 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC3100

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B016EWKQAQ (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
On Newegg

Type: wireless router

IC ID: 3568A-RTGW00

Power: 19 VDC, 2.37-3.42 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709C0 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br /> (ESMT F59L1G81LA-25T)
RAM1: 512 MiB536,870,912 B <br />4,194,304 Kib <br />524,288 KiB <br />4,096 Mib <br />0.5 GiB <br /> (Nanya NT5CC256M16DP-DI)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes, 5-pin header, unpopulated
Serial: yes, 4-pin header, unpopulated, internal, 3.3V TTL

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709C0
Switch: Realtek RTL8365MB
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 8
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SE2623L;;4;
2.4GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85201-11;;4;
5GHz RF Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SKY85405;;4;
5GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA;Skyworks;SKY85605-11;;4;

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

TPFirmware supported: AsusWRT-Merlin • (Wiki | List)

Flags: MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, Link Aggregation, AiCloud, AiProtection, ASUS Router App, AiMesh, DFS (master), VHT80+80, DFS (master), DFS (slave)

Default SSID: ASUS (94 addl. devices)
, ASUS_5G-1 (3 addl. devices)
, ASUS_5G-2 (2 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1239 additional devices
of which 161 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1278 additional devices
of which 191 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: AC:9E:17 (10 E, 10 W)
Ethernet OUI: AC:9E:17 (10 E, 10 W)


For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

2167 Mbps max PHY rate per each 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
1000 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 3100 Mbps class

AC3100 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

"RT-AC88U REV 5.01" and "1517" is silkscreened on the board.

DFS certification and VHT80+80 support were added with a C2PC request on 3/6/2019. Actual support would probably need to come from a firmware update. The first page of the DFS Test Report lists two manufacturers: Askey and Compal.

  • Differences between the three models covered by this FCC certification are described in the DFS Test Report as follows:
Model No. LAN Port Heat sink color
RT-AC88U 8 LAN ports Silver, Red
RT-AC3100 4 LAN ports Silver, Black
RT-AC88R 8 LAN ports Silver, Red
See also: ASUS RT-AC3100 and Arcadyan


  • Broadcom 1.4GHz Dual-core ARM processor improves USB and WAN/LAN speed
  • 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 3167Mbps for low-latency
online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing
  • Broadcom NitroQAM technology boosts 5GHz (2167Mbps) and 2.4GHz (1Gbps)
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range
  • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible
clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously
  • ASUS Router App lets control network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC
  • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast lets you enjoy smooth gameplay
in supported multi-player online games
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust
Parental Controls and Privacy Protection
  • 8 Gigabit LAN ports for extensive connectivity, Link Aggregation for up to 2Gbps
wired network speeds, so devices can enjoy faster access


  • CPU: Broadcom BCM47094 @1.4GHz (ARM Cortex A9)
  • Flash: 128 MB (NAND), RAM: 512 MB (DDR3)
ESMT F59L1G81LA-25T 1x 128MB (NAND)
ESMT M15F2G16128A-BDB (2x ??) 256MB (DDR3) (Mod)
  • Wi-Fi: 4x4 MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, Dual Band, 2.4/5 GHz
  • WLAN: 2x Broadcom BCM4366 SoC 4T4R 802.11abgn/ac (Spec.)
  • PA: 4x Skyworks SE2623L (2.4GHz), Gain typ. 33dB
4x Skyworks SKY85405 (5GHz), Gain typ. 31dB
  • LNA: 4x NXP (SiGe) BGU7224 (2.4GHz),
4x Macom MAAL-011078 (5GHz)
  • Antenna: 4x 5dBi Detachable Dual Band antennas
  • Switch: Realtek RTL8365MB (4x GbE + RGMII)
  • Ports: 1x WAN (GbE), 8x LAN (GbE)
  • USB: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • Applications: ASUSWRT, AiCloud, AiProtection, DLNA server,
VPN server, Download Master, Guest Network, High-Power mode,
Static IP, Automatic IP, PPPoE (MPPE support), PPTP, L2TP, IPv4, IPv6

Power supply

AC Input : 110V~240V (50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current

Adding three adapters (modification). Models: (FCC Doc)

  • ADP-45BW B (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.2A, 19V DC / 2.37A)
  • ADP-65BW B (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.5A, 19V DC / 3.42A)
  • AD883J20 (100V~240V AC (50~60Hz) 1.0A, 19V DC / 2.37A)



  • CPU: Broadcom BCM4709C0(KFEBG) Dual-Core @1.4GHz
  • Flash: 128 MB (NAND), RAM: 512MB (DDR3)
  • 2.4GHZ Radio: Broadcom BCM4366 4x4 802.11ac
Skyworks SE2623L 2.4 GHz power amp (x4)
Skyworks SKY85201-11 2.4GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)
  • 5GHz Radio: Broadcom BCM4366 4x4 802.11ac
RFMD RFPA5542 5 GHz PA module (x4)
Skyworks SKY85605-11 5GHz SPDT switch w/ LNA (x4)
  • Switch: 4x GbE in BCM4709C0 + 4x GbE in Realtek RTL8365MB

Forum threads

ASUS RT-AC3100 on SNB forums
ASUS RT-AC5300 on SNB forums
DD-WRT FW beta on