This time Asus has announced three upcoming routers that would all support the new standard, i.e. dubbed 802.11ax, for delivering faster Wi-Fi. Also, with this, in all probability, they would arrive sometime this fall.
To know more of the router, this has some incredible theoretical speeds that speak to what 802.11ax is capable of. It boasts of a single 2.4GHz band that’s supposed to reach speeds of 1148Mbps, and it has two 5GHz bands that are each supposed to reach 4804Mbps. There’s also a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port.
However, apart from all these, the major goal of 802.11ax is to let routers do a better job of handling the increasing number of devices on a single Wi-Fi network. So much of that this router’s potential speed can be dived up between devices. Asus has also set it up so that one of the 5GHz bands can be dedicated to gaming devices so that other devices won’t interfere with them.
Asus’ other two 802.11ax routers should be a bit more mainstream, while still offering faster speeds than today’s units. The first one is a tri-band mesh system, called the AX6100, which is capable of speeds up to 6100Mbps in total. One of its 5GHz bands would be dedicated to communications between router units. Also, the other band would be for communicating with newer devices, while a 2.4GHz band would be used only for older Wi-Fi devices. The second router, the RT-AX88U, would be again a dual-band model with total speeds that supposedly reach up to 6000Mbps.
One of the neat twists here suggests that all of these routers could be used in a mesh system. Only the AX6100 would support it at first. This is also being sold in multipacks, but the others are supposed to receive a software update that allows them to work with other routers in Asus’ AiMesh system.
Pricing and specific release info haven’t been announced yet. However, this wait is definitely effective as the biggest benefits would only come once all of the other devices, listing phones, computers, TVs, and so on would support 802.11ax as well. At this point, however, the speed gains likely won’t be anywhere near as large as those numbers make them appear.