RT-AC86U

    RT-AC86U

    AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

    • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 2917 Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and extremely fast file-sharing.
    • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range.
    • Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC.
    • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast® lets you enjoy smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games.
    • AiProtection with Trend Micro™ for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection.
    • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously.
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    NitroQAM™ Technology
    Seamless Experience

    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 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!

    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.

    Cross-Platform Compatibility

    Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC86U delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.

    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.

    Free up PC system 'Resources' during gameplay

    Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC86U you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.

    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.

    Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers

    RT-AC86U's top-of-the-line 1.8 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 110 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1600 Mbps5.

    Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Tenchology

    MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 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.

    AiProtection
    Your Digital Playground is Protected

    ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ improves your online safety and security by combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls.
    Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.

    Connectivity Options

    Four Gigabit LAN port to support smart TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more devices, making RT-AC86U your digital home hub.

    Your Sharing Center

    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.

    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.

    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.

    • Easy Router Setup
    • Real-time Traffic Monitering
    • Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing
    • Clever Network Diagnosis
    • Handy Firmware Update

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    ASUS extender app helps users to easily setup their home network

    Disclimer

    • 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. Windows is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
    • 3. Mac OS® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
    • 4. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
    • 5. The actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.
    • 6. MU-MIMO-certified client(s) required.