Router of the Day: The Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT FlashRouter (Discontinued)

Featured Router of the Day: Asus RT-AC88U AC3100 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Asus RT-AC88U AC3100 DD-WRT FlashRouter

*This model is discontinued and we no longer support it. Please check out the Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 DD-WRT Router.

It’s a new year, and we’re not wasting any time here at FlashRouters. In fact, we’ve added one of our most powerful routers yet and possibly the best router for online gaming of 2016.


It’s going to be a while before we top this one. If you’re looking for a router with the strongest processor (1.4 Ghz Broadcom CPU) for top streaming and gaming performance, then the Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT FlashRouter is the one for you.

If you want top wireless speeds, then maybe dual bands running 3100 Mbps makes this router the one for you.

How about 4 super-powered external antenna, designed to give you maximum wireless range? Get the picture yet? The Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT FlashRouter is the one you’ve been waiting for and we’re happy to give you the chance to revolutionize your wireless network.

Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT FlashRouter Features And Specs

So we’ve convinced you that we’re convinced of how special this router is, so maybe we should tell you about the hardware powering this one-of-a-kind beauty.

Let’s start here:

  • Broadcom 1.4 Ghz (1400 Mhz) Dual Core Processor
  • 4 External Antennas 
  • 8 Gigabit Wired Ports (instead of the standard 4)
  • Ultra-Fast Dual Band Wireless Transmission Rates (1000+2100 Mbps)
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Best-in-class RAM (512 Mb)/Flash Memory (128 Mb) in a wireless router

What that means for you is you get a device with unheard of speeds, operating with more power and versatility than any you can imagine, a ridiculous wireless coverage area and top all-around performance. In short, you get a wireless network that won’t be topped for a long time to come.

8 Port Gigabit DD-WRT Router - Asus RT-AC88U DDWRT

Best In Class Gaming

Online gaming eats up a lot of bandwidth and streaming movies and TV with XBox One and PS4 apps like Netflix and Hulu can be just as network intensive. With it’s massively powerful Broadcom 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz) processor and 4 external antennas for maximum WiFi coverage, the Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT provides the best gaming/streaming experience possible. It’s no secret that a direct wired connection is better for gaming.

So if you want the fastest connections possible to access XBoxLive and PSN, the Asus RT-AC88U has you covered with it’s 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports. No switch required! Never experience lag online when taking down an AT-AT in StarWars Battlefront again and get the highest quality video streaming with the Asus RT-AC88U.

Added Benefits of a DD-WRT Upgrade

We think this router’s virtues speak for themselves. That said, we decided to make it even better by removing its firmware and giving it a DD-WRT upgrade.

What exactly does that mean for you, the user? Watch this brief video below and find out everything a DD-WRT router can do.

And that’s just the beginning. DD-WRT’s feature list is breathtaking in its length. Here are a few more DD-WRT highlights, in case you’re not convinced:

  • Premium Wireless Signal Clarity: DD-WRT adds the option boosting your wireless signal transmission power in highly congested WiFi areas.
  • Upgraded Stability: Eliminate the need for frequent reboots or schedule them automatically within the router if you wish.
  • Premium Tri-Band Band Coverage: Better quality audio and HD video streaming by design.
  • Elimination of Asus firmware backdoors, flaws, limitations & quirks.
  • Advanced QoS: Manage & prioritize bandwidth/performance of services like Skype or torrents.
  • Integrated Wireless Survey Page: View conflicting wireless networks in your area to tweak your network accordingly.
  • WiFi Hotspot Integration Options: NoCatSplash, HotSpotSystem,, WiFiDog.

Combine the Asus RT-AC88U‘s unprecedented speed with a DD-WRT upgrade, and you’ve got futureproofing networking device that is simply unbeatable.

The FlashRouters Difference

What Makes a FlashRouter Different?

Our devices are certainly feature-heavy, and we want you to get the utmost out of them. That’s why we guarantee our customers the following:

  • An extensively tested version of DD-WRT or Tomato firmware will be flashed on your router.
  • Personalized Custom Configuration & Setup Guide
  • Dual Router VPN Network Setup – Your router will be configured to work by itself or in tandem with your current service provider modem/router out-of-the-box so that you can establish a VPN dedicated router/access point.
  • Free VPN Service Integration: Get plug and play setup on demand and setup/troubleshooting guides for more than 50 VPN services.
  • Fast, affordable worldwide shipping via USPS & FedEx.

Anything else you need to know? Send us a message. Our friendly team of networking experts are eager to help you with any issue you might be having or questions you might have.

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5 thoughts on “Router of the Day: The Asus RT-AC88U DD-WRT FlashRouter (Discontinued)

    1. joeso

      Hello Gino,

      The price does change from time to time so generally we do not put it in a post that describes the breakdown and features of a model.

      If you click on a link with the model name, it will take you to the product page with the price and you can buy it right there.

    1. admin

      Hey RJ,

      In response to FCC rulings in the past, Asus made some major modifications to their firmware that made flashing some of the models with consistency a major issue.

      When this happens with a model, we stop offering or supporting it unless we find a consistent fix.


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