Meet the First Router Using Max WiFi

ASUS Vice President Eric Chen recently took the stage at The Edge of Beyond press event at IFA 2017 in Berlin to unveil several exciting new products, including one very special router, ASUS RT-AX88U. The ASUS RT-AX88U router isn’t just the first-ever ASUS router designed to use 802.11ax Max WiFi technology—it’s the world’s first Max WiFi router product to be announced.

Max WiFi helps the ASUS RT-AX88U router achieve “unprecedented combined speeds of up to 5952Mbps—1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on the 5GHz band,” according to an ASUS press release. Not only does Max WiFi make the ASUS RT-AX88U router impressively fast, it also makes it significantly more efficient. Thanks to Max WiFi, the press release goes on to explain, “ASUS RT-AX88U supports more simultaneous data transfers than 802.11ac MU-MIMO routers, allowing more devices to have faster network access at the same time without waiting for each other—perfect for homes with a growing number of smart, connected devices.”

Claus Hetting from Wi-Fi Now notes that while “ASUS—and soon many others—will market 802.11ax [Max WiFi technology] based on speed, this new Wi-Fi technology is really more about quality: doing away with contention and introducing OFDMA will serve up a vastly improved Wi-Fi user experience in the home and everywhere else.”

Indeed, the ASUS RT-AX88U router with Max WiFi is surely the first of many products to take advantage of this new best-in-class Wi-Fi standard. To learn more about Max WiFi and about Broadcom’s new ecosystem of Max WiFi chips, visit maxwifi.org.