Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

MX68383 RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
MX68383 RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router MX68383 RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router MX68383 RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Product Info

ASUS RT-AC86U Dual Band WiFi Router AC2900


Furiously Fast, Powerfully Equipped

ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2,917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.

  • Dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) AC2900 wireless router
    with the latest 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology for data transfer speeds up to 2900 Mbps
  • 1.8GHz 64bit Dual-Core processor
    optimizes 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 streaming
    with 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


Ultrafast Wi-Fi with NitroQAM™ 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 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!

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 games.

Check out supported games list and more information about WTFast router edition here.

Adaptive QoS Prioritizes Your Games

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 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.

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 For 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 Mbps.

AiProtection: Protecting Your Digital Playground


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 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: Control Your Networkfeature

In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network when away from home is more important than ever. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to contol your router remotely.

The new ASUS Router APP is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, all without needing your PC.

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

ASUSWRT: Easily Network Control

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 3.1 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 3.1 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.


Network Standard IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11ac
IPv4 & IPv6
Product Segment AC2900 Ultimate AC Performance: 750 + 2167 Mbps
Data Rate 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 (2.4GHz): up to 750 Mbps
1024QAM (5GHz): up to 2167 Mbps
Antennas External: 3x Antennas
Internal: 1x Antenna
RF Section MIMO technology w/ 2.4GHz & 5GHz Bands
Processor Dual Core 1.8GHz Processor
Memory Flash: 256MB
RAM: 512MB
Encryption 64-bit WEP
128-bit WEP
WPS support
Firewall & Access Control Access Control: Network Service Filter, Parental Control, Port Filter, URL Filter
Utilities Device Discovery
Firmware Restoration
Printer Setup Utility
Router Setup Wizard
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)
Ports 1x RJ45 Gigabit WAN port
4x RJ45 Gigabit LAN ports
1x USB 3.0 Type-A port
1x USB 2.0 Type-A port
Buttons WPS, Reset, Power, Wireless on/off & LED on/off Buttons
LED Indicators 1x Power
2x Wi-Fi
1x WAN
4x LAN
1x WPS
Features MU-MIMO

Traffic Analyzer

Adaptive QoS

WTFast Gamers Private Network


Parental Control

Guest Network : 3x 2.4GHz, 3x 5GHz

Mac OS Backup

Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image: Jpeg
- Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov

AiCloud personal cloud service

3G/4G data sharing

Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support

Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling

AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management

IPTV support
Roaming Assist
Operation mode Wireless Router mode
Access Point mode
Media Bridge mode
Power Supply Input: 110 ~ 240Vac, (50 ~ 60Hz)
Output: 19Vdc @ 1.75A, 33W
Dimensions 220 x 160 x 83.3mm, without antennas or bezel
Weight N/A