RT-AC86U

    RT-AC86U

    AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO, AiMesh for mesh wifi system, AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS

    • Ultimate gaming experience - Built-in WTFast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS deliver lag-free online gaming and smooth 4K UHD streaming
    • Ultrafast Wi-Fi - AC2900 W-Fi speeds boosted with NitroQAM™ and 5GHz quad-stream technology to handle even the busiest home networks with ease
    • Ultrawide Coverage – High-performance antennas, ASUS AiRadar and Range Boost eliminate dead spots, and MU-MIMO maximizes Multi-device performance
    • Ultrapowerful Processor – Enjoy smoother networking and faster data transfers with the PC-grade 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor
    • Commercial-grade Security – AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro™, blocks and neutralizes internet security threats for all your connected smart devices
    • AiMesh Supported - Connect your RT-AC86U to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible whole-home Wi-Fi network
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    Recommended Excellence Award for Best Router Brand

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    • Furiously Fast.
      Powerfully Equipped.

      ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2197Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.

    • Your Portal to the Gaming World

    • Crush You Enemies
      no matter where they are

    • Gaming Solution
    • Smooth Connection
    • Ultimate Power

    Ultrafast Wi-Fi with NitroQAM™ and 5GHz Quad-Stream Technology

    Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4x4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

    With 802.11ac standard and NitroQAM – 1024-QAM, ASUS RT-AC86U router provides up to 1.25 times faster Wi-Fi speed than routers without NitroQAM

    Powerful Hardware,
    Ultimate Performance

    With the increasing popularity of 5GHz Wi-Fi devices, a router needs to deliver the maximum 5GHz bandwidth possible, with reliable long-range performance. RT-AC86U has an extra internal 5GHz antenna to provide the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream performance, while RangeBoost significantly improves mid- to long-distance Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, RT-AC86U's top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level, enabling USB data transfers of up to 110MB/s and router download/upload speeds (WAN-LAN throughput) of up to 1600Mbps2.

    Double Gaming Boost

    Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!

    ASUS RT-AC86U router features double gaming boost. Firstly, it prioritizes game traffic with adaptive QoS then optimizes internet connection to game server with Gamer Private Network powered by 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 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 games1. Check out supported games list and more information about WTFast router edition here.

    ASUS RT-AC86U router's built in game acceleration – Gamer's private network helps to lower 30% to 60% of the average ping time, 70% to 90% of average ping variation and 70% to 90% packet loss also.
    ASUS RT-AC86U router comes with build-in game acceleration called “Gamers Private Network” powered by WTFast to which helps to optimize internet connection from your router to the game server.

    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.

    ASUS RT-AC86U router allows users to select a type of traffic and prioritized the packets in them by setting adaptive QoS in ASUSWRT.

    Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Technology

    MU-MIMO gives every compatible device3 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
    In fact, 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.

    ASUS RT-AC86U comes with Multi-user MIMO, allowing RT-AC86U to serve multi-device at a time.

    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 Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

    ASUS RT-AC86U router features RangeBoost increasing up to 120% Wi-Fi signal coverage.

    AiProtection
    Your Digital Playground is Protected

    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.

    ASUS RT-AC86U router features AiProtection providing internet security for all connected devices

    Fortified Frontline Network Security

    Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. As AiProtection is integrated in 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.

    Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System.
    The Way You Want.

    In most cases, your RT-AC86U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!

    • Turn your ASUS routers into whole-home Wi-Fi system with a simple firmware update
    • Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers
    • Create a Wi-Fi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs
    • All router features works across the entire Wi-Fi system

    ASUS Router APP
    Control Your Network Anywhere

    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.

    One-click Game Boost Easy Router Setup Real-time Traffic Monitering
    Clever Network Diagnosis Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing Handy Firmware Update

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    RT-AC86U features ASUS router app, allowing users to setup and manage their home network without the need of a PC

    ASUSWRT
    Easily Control Your Network

    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.

    Connectivity Options

    RT-AC86U has four Gigabit LAN ports, USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port. Smart TV, game consoles, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC86U your digital home hub.

    Your Sharing Center

    With built-in USB 3.0 (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.

    Disclaimer

    • 1. The free router edition supports one selectable device on your network at a time with GPN traffic limits, and includes WTFast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the advanced version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices with more GPN traffic and advanced features.
    • 2. The actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.
    • 3. MU-MIMO-certified client(s) required.