Setup WiFi on the Asus RT-AC88U

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The Asus RT-AC88U router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

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WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.


You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Asus RT-AC88U

To get started configuring the Asus RT-AC88U WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Asus RT-AC88U, follow our Asus RT-AC88U Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Asus RT-AC88U

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the status page from your Asus RT-AC88U router.

We begin this guide on the Home page of the Asus RT-AC88U router. To start out click Wireless in the left hand sidebar and then General near the top of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Asus RT-AC88U

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This is the wifi network page from your Asus RT-AC88U router.

You should be brought to the page shown above.

Firstly, the Band needs to be set to 2.4GHZ.

Next an SSID needs to be set. This will be your network name and can be anything you want it to be, however, due to security reasons we highly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information. For more on this topic be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Open the drop down list designated Control Channel and select either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

Set the Authentication Method to WPA2-Personal. Choosing this option will provide you with the best security. To learn more check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

The WPA Encryption should be set to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set a WPA Pre-Shared Key. This will be your network password and can be whatever you want it to be. However bear in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and contains no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! You're finished. Just don't forget to click Apply before leaving the page.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

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This is the wifi guide for the Asus RT-AC88U We also have the following guides for the same router: