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    Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Supports NitroQAM plus the latest high-speed G.fast DSL standard, among others.
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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    I'd say thats to compete with Netgears R8000.
    It looks like a good interface but hopefully they havent ditched a load of useful settings and features.


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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    I'd say thats to compete with Netgears R8000.
    It looks like a good interface but hopefully they havent ditched a load of useful settings and features.
    Not even close to as Netgear has no built in DSL support

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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    Not even close to as Netgear has no built in DSL support
    It does seem ASUS have filled Netgears own gap of not having a D8000 in their range. The closest at similar price points with DSL is the D7800. The rest of the features are fairly competitive.
    Netgear does seem to be holding off from embedding DSL support fully across their range. Perhaps they're thinking the majority of customers will still have the little BT White box for some years to come.


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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Also Asus update their firmware way faster than Netgear does along with a built in tool in the Asus UI. Netgear routers are a highly popular target for hackers.

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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    Also Asus update their firmware way faster than Netgear does along with a built in tool in the Asus UI. Netgear routers are a highly popular target for hackers.
    Not only that it far better option and very nice UI.

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    Re: Asus DSL-AC88U ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    Not even close to as Netgear has no built in DSL support
    Why would you even want DSL? You ISP gives you a box which if you have half a brain you put into bridge mode. If you don't use it then getting support is a nightmare but you wouldn't want to rely on their kit to protect you either. I'm a BT Infinity customer and not having V\DSL on my internal network means that all the compute on my internal router is spent on servicing and protecting my own network. Just about anyone that is a Virgin customer is running their "SuperTub" in bridge mode anyway.

    I've previously been an avid fan of Netgear products but after last years track record of utterly failing to patch devices in a timely manner, and the fact their the performance of their so-called premium "Nighthawk" devices is so dire, this is a brand that I've kicked to the curb. I've demoted my 1 year old Nighthawk to wifi extender status, and even that is dross. It's a complete pile of trash.

    For the last few months I've been running an Asus AC5300 which is effectively the same router but with an additional 5Ghz radio and it is an absolute revelation. I'm very happy with it.

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