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.
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 Network
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.
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
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|
|Firewall & Access Control||Access Control: Network Service Filter, Parental Control, Port Filter, URL Filter|
Printer Setup Utility
Router Setup Wizard
|VPN Support||IPSec Pass-Through
|WAN Connection Type||Automatic IP
|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
Traffic AnalyzerAdaptive QoS
WTFast Gamers Private NetworkAiProtection
Parental ControlGuest Network : 3x 2.4GHz, 3x 5GHz
Mac OS BackupEnhanced 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 service3G/4G data sharing
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
|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|