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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack) vs. Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 + 7

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8 (2-pack)

£388.49

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Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8

Asus ZenWiFi AX XT8

£219.49

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Asus RT-AX86U

Asus RT-AX86U

£219.00

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Asus RT-AC86U

Asus RT-AC86U

£125.00

Free delivery
Asus RT-AX88U

Asus RT-AX88U

“Software”

£279.99

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Google Nest Wifi Router

Google Nest Wifi Router

£108.99

Free delivery
Communication protocol
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), 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, Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WMM)
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), 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), 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), 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), 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)
Support for Jumboframes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Support for mobile broadband
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Type of support
USB modem
USB modem
Throughput WAN-LAN
1600 Mbit/s
938 Mbit/s
VoIP (SIP)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Wireless network
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (2.4GHz)
574 Mbit/s
574 Mbit/s
861 Mbit/s
300 Mbit/s
750 Mbit/s
1148 Mbit/s
400 Mbit/s
5GHz
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data transfer rate (5GHz)
4804 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
2167 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
867 Mbit/s
External antenna
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Detachable antenna
Yes
Yes
Yes
MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Beamforming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
MU-MIMO
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of antennas
6
6
4
2
4
4
4
2
Supported bands
Tri-band
Tri-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Dual-band
Total data transfer rate (theoretical)
6579 Mbit/s
6579 Mbit/s
4804 Mbit/s
1167 Mbit/s
2917 Mbit/s
6000 Mbit/s
1267 Mbit/s
Wireless security
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise, WPA3
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA-Enterprise
WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK
WPA3
Support for alternative firmware
DD-Wrt
Communication mode
Full-Duplex
Half-Duplex, Full-Duplex
Number of LAN ports
3 ​
3 ​
4 ​
2 ​
4 ​
8 ​
2 ​
2 ​
Number of WAN ports
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
2 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB version
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Built-in DSL modem
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Features
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, Support for backhaul technology
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
Built-in printer server, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network, File Server via USB
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
Mobile app for controlling features, Support for mesh network
Support for mesh network
Active cooling (fan)
No
No
No
No
No
Management interface
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Web/network
Number of units
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
1 ​
3 ​
3 ​
1 ​
Target audience
Home users
Home users
Home users, Smaller offices
Home users
Home users, Company
Home users
Home users
Home users
Home users, Company
Release year
2020
2020
2019
2017
2018
2017
2019
Operational Power Consumption (min-max)
8.6 - 11.3 W
45 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
No
No
No
No
No
Router security
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN, DMZ
VPN protocol
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN
IPSec, PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN