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ASUS RT-AC88U
When will the ASUS RT-AC88U router be available for purchase?

https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/RT-AC88U/
01-26-2016 05:44 PM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
We do have this one in stock at the moment

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i...569_27_365

I can't, for the life of me, tell the difference between the units

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01-26-2016 07:36 PM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
I think ASUS f**ked up somewhere because they have 3 websites featuring the same unit with the exact same text and specs so I don't understand either ....

The link that he posted: https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/RT-AC88U/

Is identical to this link here: https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/RT-AC3100/

Which is what Canada Computers is selling, technically it still is the RT-AC88U ... have a look at the box instore. 2 websites for the exact identical router, I don't get it.

The American (USA) page has a black background instead: https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC88U/

All 3 pages on the SUPPORT TAB > DRIVER & TOOLS all have the exact same 3 firmware update offerings.

So I think the router link that the O/P posted is the exact same model that CC is currently selling. I just have no freakin clue why in one post it shows hollow red antenna's and in the other post it shows all black antenna's. I just don't get it. Makes no sense, 2 websites for the exact same product?

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01-27-2016 03:24 AM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
RT-AC88U = 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports
RT-AC3100 = 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Also, RT-AC88U has ROG color scheme (black and red), clearly trying to pitch this to fans and/or owners of the ROG product line, so that it would look really nice with a Asus ROG gaming laptop or desktop with the same black and red paint job, whereas RT-AC3100 is all black.

All other specs seem identical except for the paint job and the extra Ethernet ports. Hope that helps!

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01-27-2016 01:25 PM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
Ya, I'm looking for the 8 port one. From what i can see, it is not being sold yet.

The AC3100 listed is the 4 port version.

So back to my original question, any eta on a sales date?
01-27-2016 05:55 PM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
Hard to say, you would have to wait for Mahloot or Distrought to answer that question for you to see if Canada Computers would carry such a router. If it would sell or not, thats the thing. They will have to do a consumer review to see if people are willing to pay $400+ on a router that has 8 ethernet ports instead of standard 4 like on most. Majority people find 4 Gig-E ports is more then enough, as more use wifi and those that need more ports and already have a router, usually go with a cheaper alternative and buy a ethernet switch/hub for like $20.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_i..._id=063441 - 5 ports for $20

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01-27-2016 06:24 PM
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RE: ASUS RT-AC88U
Sorry I missed that part of the thread.

The RT-AC88U does not presently exist in our catalogue at all.

I would suggest filling the product request form if you are interested in getting this item, but filling that form does not guarantee we will get the item. Still, it's the best place to start and the only suggestion I have for now.

http://www.canadacomputers.com/prodrequest.php

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01-27-2016 08:22 PM
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