RT-AC86U

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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
  • Dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) AC2900 wireless routerwith the latest 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology for data transfer speeds up to 2900 Mbps
  • 1.8GHz 64bit Dual-Core processoroptimizes network traffic and connectivity speeds from the USB 3.1 Gen1 and 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Designed for lag-free online gaming and flawless 4K UHD streamingwith WTFast® Game Accelerator and Adaptive QoS
  • AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro™provides built-in 24/7 protection from external attacks and threats, neutralizing them before they reach your network or connected devices
  • Manage your network with the ASUS Router app– setup your network, manage usage and parental controls, even get instant notifications about important network-based events
  • AiMesh Supported - Connect to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible whole-home Wi-Fi network
RT-AC86U
  • 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!

ASUS RT-AC86U delivers up to 2167Mbps at 5GHz band

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.

ASUS RT-AC86U router powerful hardware for ultimate performance

Double Gaming Boost

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

ASUS RT-AC86U router provides double gaming boots

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 features optimized Internet connection and speeds for 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.

ASUS RT-AC86U can prioritize your game

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 router features MU-MIMO technology

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 Pro
Commercial-Grade Security for Family

All your family members, young or old, are exposed to the dangers of internet every single moment they're online. Disguised cyber threats can sneak in to steal your private data, or your kids may accidentally encounter inappropriate content during their ever-growing screen time. RT-AC86U includes Advanced Parental Controls to give you total peace of mind, with AiProtection Pro - commercial grade security for your home network and comprehensive, easy control of the online experience for each family member and each device, all via the mobile app.

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ASUS RT-AC86U features AiProtection
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No Subscription Fee Some routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product

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Block Access to Malicious WebsitesAiProtection uses Trend Micro's official database to identify and block known malicious sites, preventing infection even before you click.

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Protection Against AttacksIntrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.

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Infection Detection and BlockingEven if an already-infected device is connected to RT-AC86U, AiProtection prevents any personal data on the device from being compromised.

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Parental Controls

Keep your kids safe when they explore the internet. The state-of-the-art parental controls in AiProtection integrate all the management functions you need in one place and the intuitive interface makes it super easy to view and apply security settings to all the devices owned by individual family members.*


  • Internet Activity Dashboard*

    View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

  • Kid-Safe Preset*

    Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

  • Schedule Block Time

    Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

  • Content Filter*

    Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your devices.*

  • View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

  • Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

  • Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

  • Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your 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.

ASUS RT-AC86U provides fortified frontline network security
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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!

Powerful Whole-home Wi-Fi System.
  • 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
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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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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.

ASUS RT-AC86U provides diverse connectivity options

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.

ASUS RT-AC86U comes with a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 ports

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.
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