Asus RT-AC88U vs Google Wifi

11.8 in
2.38 in
Asus RT-AC88U router
vs
4.18 in
2.7 in
Google Wifi router

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Asus RT-AC88UAsus RT-AC88UGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Communication mode
Full-Duplex, Half-Duplex
Full-Duplex, Half-Duplex
Number of LAN ports
8
1
Number of WAN ports
1
1
USB
yesYes
noNo

Dimensions

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Colour of product
Black, Grey, Red
White
Width
11.80 in
4.18 in
Height
2.38 in
2.70 in
Depth
7.36 in
4.18 in
Weight
2.09 lb
0.75 lb
Active cooling (fan)
noNo
noNo
Number of units
1
1
Rack-mount design
noNo
noNo

Features

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Built-in DSL modem
noNo
noNo
File server
Built-in NAS
noNo
Mobile app for controlling features
yesYes
yesYes
Support for mesh network
yesYes
yesYes

Communication

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Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless standards
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11n
Jumbo frames support
yesYes
noNo
Mobile broadband support
yesYes
noNo
VoIP (SIP)
noNo
noNo
Wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
2.4GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
5GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
External antenna
yesYes
noNo
MIMO
yesYes
yesYes
Beamforming
yesYes
yesYes
MU-MIMO
yesYes
noNo
Total wireless data transfer rate
3167 Mbps
550 Mbps
Wireless security
WEP, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-PSK, WPA, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-PSK, WPA2, WPS
WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2

Compatibility

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DynDNS
yesYes
noNo

Memory

Asus RT-AC88UAsus RT-AC88UGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Included flash memory
128 MB
4096 MB
Maximum flash memory
128 MB
4096 MB
Included RAM
512 MB
512 MB
Maximum RAM
512 MB
512 MB

Power

Asus RT-AC88UAsus RT-AC88UGoogle WifiGoogle Wifi
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
14.1, 21.2
, 9
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
noNo
noNo

Security

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DMZ
yesYes
noNo
VPN
yesYes
noNo

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