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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

£359.49

Free delivery
Asus RT-AC86U

Asus RT-AC86U

£119.49

Free delivery
Google Nest Wifi Router

Google Nest Wifi Router

£128.99

Free delivery
TP-Link Archer MR600

TP-Link Archer MR600

£119.99

Free delivery
Asus DSL-AX82U

Asus DSL-AX82U

£208.49

Free delivery
Communication protocol
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM), Quality of Service (QoS), IPv6
Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Support for Jumboframes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Support for mobile broadband
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Type of support
USB modem
Built-in modem (via SIM card)
USB modem
Throughput WAN-LAN
653 Mbit/s
938 Mbit/s
VoIP (SIP)
Yes
No
No
No
No
Wireless network
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (2.4GHz)
400 Mbit/s
574 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
750 Mbit/s
300 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
300 Mbit/s
5GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (5GHz)
1733 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
2167 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
External antenna
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Detachable antenna
Yes
Yes
Yes
MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Beamforming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MU-MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of antennas
4
6
4
4
2
8
2
2
4
Supported bands
Dual-band
Tri-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Tri-band, Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Total data transfer rate (theoretical)
2200 Mbit/s
6579 Mbit/s
1267 Mbit/s
2917 Mbit/s
1167 Mbit/s
2134 Mbit/s
5400 Mbit/s
Wireless security
WPA, WPA2, WPA3
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA3
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise
WPA2, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA3
Support for alternative firmware
Communication mode
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Full-Duplex
Number of LAN ports
1 ​
3 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
4 ​
Number of WAN ports
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
USB version
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Built-in DSL modem
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Type of modem
ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL
Features
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Active cooling (fan)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Management interface
Web/network
Web/network
Number of units
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
3 ​
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Target audience
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users, Company
Home users
Home users, Company
Home users
Home users
Home users
Release year
2019
2017
2017
2019
2019
2018
2019
2020
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
15 W
8.6 - 11.3 W
18 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
No
No
No
No
No
No
Router security
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN protocol
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN