ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router

ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router

ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router

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  • AiMesh Wi-Fi System Support
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Standards
  • Up to 2900 Mb/s Wi-Fi Data Throughput
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz (Dual-Band)
  • 3 x External Antennas
  • 1 x 3 dBi Internal Antenna for Wi-Fi
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN Port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2/WPA Enterprise Encryption
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ASUS RT-AC86U overview

  • 1Description

Eliminate nearly all network lag with the RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router from ASUS. This gaming router supports NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology with wireless data transfer rates of up to 2917 Mbps. Gamers can also take advantage of both Adaptive QoS and a dedicated Game Accelerator to prioritize gaming traffic on the network and enjoy smoother gaming with Gamers Private Network (GPN) support from WTFast.

When the games are over, the RT-AC86U still has a lot to offer. Built-in MU-MIMO technology with 3x3 support on the 2.4 GHz frequency and 4x4 support on the 5 GHz frequency gives multiple users their own dedicated pathway to the network. Coverage has also been greatly improved, thanks to built-in beamforming technology, which provides a more localized signal beamed directly to connected devices. To back up the enhanced network capabilities of the ASUS RT-AC86U, ASUS has included a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor.

The ASUS RT-AC86U comes compatible with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi network standard and operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies supporting data transfer rates of up to 2900 Mbps. In addition to enhanced wireless connectivity, users can connect Ethernet-enabled devices to any of the four Gigabit Ethernet ports. This ASUS router even comes equipped with a single USB 2.0 port and a single USB 3.0 port, making it easy to connect USB-compatible peripherals to your network.

Once configured, ASUS offers a variety of utilities to manage your network. With the ASUS Router App, you can control your network right from your smartphone while the ASUSWRT dashboard offers an intuitive user interface to control virtually every aspect of your network.

AiMesh Technology
The RT-AC86U supports ASUS' own AiMesh technology to create a whole-home Wi-Fi system with enhanced performance. In testing using the ASUS RT-AC86U router, a network speed of 463 Mb/s was achieved over long distances, even after the signal from an off-the-shelf multi-hub system was out of range. This means that with AiMesh, your network can cope with demanding tasks like 4K UHD streaming even at the remotest corners of your home or garden.
Improved Speed and Connectivity
The ASUS RT-AC86U is designed for gaming, with enhanced 2917 Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.
NitroQAM Technology
NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC86U delivers a combined 2917 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
Double Gaming Boost
Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance.
Boost Home Network with Adaptive QoS
Prioritize games to make the most of your network bandwidth.
Boost Online Gaming with Game Accelerator
Enjoy smooth, reliable gaming with GPN from WTFAST.
Free Game Accelerator Inside
Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network (GPN) from WTFast automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With the RT-AC86U, this optimization is free for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games.
Adaptive QoS - Prioritize Your Game
Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC86U the perfect ally for low-latency gaming anywhere in your home. It supports major consoles including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and Xbox One.
Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO Technology
MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. The RT-AC86U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions.
Unbeatable Coverage
With ASUS innovative antenna design and the new Range Boost technology, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar further focuses the Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers
The RT-AC86U's 1.8 GHz dual-core processor enables USB data transfers up to 110 MB/s and router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1600 Mbps.
AiProtection
The RT-AC86U incorporates ASUS AiProtection, a commercial-grade network security system powered by Trend Micro Smart Home Network. With AiProtection, all connected devices are protected, even if they have no antivirus capability of their own - such as IoT devices. AiProtection blocks common internet-based attacks before they reach the network, and if an infected device is detected on the network, AiProtection instantly blocks it to prevent it sending any personal information to malicious servers.
Fortified Frontline Network Security
Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. As AiProtection is integrated in the RT-AC86U and powered by the router, even if a device's security software isn't turned on - to get around blocked games, for example - AiProtection still protects the network from attacks and intrusions, for added peace of mind.
ASUS Router App
In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, all without needing to boot up a PC.
ASUSWRT - Easily Control Your Network
The RT-AC86U features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options.

• At-a-glance view of connected devices
• Intelligent bandwidth sharing
• Easily spot Internet bottlenecks
• AiProtection advanced security gateway
• Monitor and restrict Internet activity for any user
• Dedicated Wi-Fi for visitors
• VPN server and client for encrypted remote connectivity
• AiCloud to access, stream, share, sync, and backup data
• Multi-function USB ports
• Apple Time Machine support
• Enhanced media server capabilities
• Dual WAN support
• Easy setup with your smartphone, tablet, or PC
• Supports router, access point, repeater, or media bridge modes
ASUSWRT - Easily Control Your Network
The RT-AC86U has four Gigabit LAN ports, one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 port. Smart TV, game consoles, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making the RT-AC86U your digital home hub.
Connectivity Options
With built-in USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle, to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.1 Gen 1, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.
UPC: 889349624609
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ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ASUS RT-AC86U specs

    Wireless
    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Number of Antennas 4
    MU-MIMO Support 4 x 4
    WLAN Mode 802.11ac
    Antenna Gain 3 dBi
    Supported Protocols IPv4
    IPv6
    Antenna Placement External, Internal
    Interface
    Ports 1 x Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    4 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
    1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
    Performance
    Throughput 2.4 GHz: 750 Mb/s
    5 GHz: 2167 Mb/s
    Security
    Wireless Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
    Hardware
    RAM 512 MB
    Storage Capacity 256 MB
    Processor 1.8 GHz Dual-Core
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 19 VDC at 1.75 A
    General
    Dimensions 8.7 x 6.3 x 3.3" / 22.1 x 16 x 8.4 cm
    Weight 1.9 lb / 0.86 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 9.0 x 4.0"

    ASUS RT-AC86U reviews

    RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ASUS Dule-Band Extended Range Better than Netgear In my 2400 sq foot house with the routers in the same location the new ASUS outperforms my old Netgear 200%.� I can now get full strength 2 gig (4 bars) and half strength 5 gig (2 bars) in the back rooms where I could not get a continuous 2 gig and no 5 gig usable strength reception from the Netgear.� The ASUS looks great and works great...
    Date published: 2018-01-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome home router We still have our old Asus AC-1900 router. Our home is 2-story 2700 sq.ft. It was not reaching every where. I got the newer Asus AC-2900 for several reasons. Asus has the AC-1900, AC-2900, AC-3100, AC-5300 that will use the new AI-Mesh download. AC- 2900 also has gamer mode, a fast dual core processor, and can cover a larger area. And then we are using the AC-1900 as a high powered booster, which is yes, over kill....but our cell phones, gaming, streaming, etc., is awesome !!!
    Date published: 2018-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forget google, ubiquiti and orbi.� Asus is where its at! once they have the kinks worked out on aiMesh, this will set the standard those other systems can't hope to compete with.� the 86U has the extended range 5ghz network (FCC changes 2014) which means its already extremely powerful and fast, but the fact you can turn older Asus routers into access points or turn on aiMesh means your network will run circles around any of those 'mesh systems' and for less cost.� Plus you get Asus's legendary robust router controls that you can actually configure on a PC, not a 5" cell phone screen.
    Date published: 2018-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool looking and powerful router! We got this new router because our old type N router couldn't give us enough signal strength in my wife's studio. I'm talking in the 5.0 mH band for streaming. I am a happy camper now.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage and bandwidth/speed I've had a Belkin N600DB for years and it had excellent range, although lately its speed is not up to par with today's internet speeds. So I went searching for a replacement and found this ASUS. I have been pleasantly surprised, as I had no prior experience with ASUS. My house is 2 story, no basement, 3300 sq. ft. The router is sitting in a closet in the middle of the first floor. I have absolutely no coverage issues anywhere in the house. In fact, my swimming pool is 100 ft. from the back of the house and I get really good coverage there as well. Have not yet tried the automatic switching mode, but don't need to because both bands have excellent coverage throughout the house and both bands speeds are better than my internet which is 100 mbps. This thing has more than adequate capability to cover me for a long time into the future. There is no gaming going on here, only uploading, downloading and streaming videos.
    Date published: 2018-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doubled my download speed Easy to set up and able to go from IPv4 to IPv6 on the menu page no problem.� With 5Ghz vs 2.4Ghz, my Xfinity download went from 50 Mb/s to 180 Mb/s
    Date published: 2018-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Router Immediately Flashed to Merlin Firmware and setup OpenVpn. Router has sufficient power to run the VPN encryption while maintaining good network speeds
    Date published: 2018-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i'M SOLD ! AMAZING PRODUCT , NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO EASY TO HOOK UP NEARLY PLUG & PLAY ,THE SPEED IS EVEN MORE THAN I HOPED FOR
    Date published: 2018-08-19
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