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

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

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  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Standards
  • Up to 2900 Mbps 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
  • Multi-User MIMO Technology
  • WEP/WPA/WPA2/WPA Enterprise Encryption
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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.

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
In the Box
ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Gaming Router
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Network Standards IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11ac
    IPv4
    IPv6
    Data Rates 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
    802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
    802.11n: Up to 450 Mbps
    802.11ac: Up to 1734 Mbps
    1024QAM (2.4 GHz): Up to 750 Mbps
    1024QAM (5 GHz): Up to 2167 Mbps
    Antennas 3 x External antennas
    1 x Internal 3 dBi antenna for Wi-Fi
    Transmit / Receive MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz: 3x3
    5 GHz: 4x4
    Processor 1.8 GHz dual-core processor
    Memory 256 MB flash
    512 MB RAM
    Wi-Fi Technology Beamforming: Standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80 MHz bandwidth
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
    Encryption 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
    Firewall & Access Control Parental control, network service filter, URL filter, port filter
    Management UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
    VPN Support IPSec Pass-Through
    PPTP Pass-Through
    L2TP Pass-Through
    PPTP server
    OpenVPN server
    PPTP client
    L2TP client
    OpenVPN client
    WAN Connection Type Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
    Utilities Router setup wizard
    Firmware restoration
    Device discovery
    Printer setup utility
    Ports 1 x RJ45 Gigabit BaseT for WAN
    4 x RJ45 Gigabit BaseT for LAN
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.0
    Buttons WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button
    LED Indicators Power x 1 2 x Wi-Fi
    1 x WAN
    1 x WPS
    4 x LAN
    Power Supply AC Input: 110~240 V (50~60 Hz)
    DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
    Operating Systems Supported Windows 10 86 x64
    Windows 8 86 x64
    Windows 7 86 x64
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Linux
    Operating Modes Wireless router mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
    Dimensions 8.7 x 6.3 x 3.3" / 22.1 x 16.0 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"
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