ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 Gaming Router [RT-AC86U]

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ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 5 Gaming Router [RT-AC86U]


Features

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 maximises 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 neutralises 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



Furiously Fast. Powerfully Equipped.

ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.


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


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 optimisation, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC86U this optimisation 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.


See How WTFast Works

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 – Prioritise Your Game

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritise 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 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.


AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ gives you enterprise-level security in the home

 

No Subscription Fee

Some routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product

 

Block Access to Malicious Websites

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

 

Protection Against Attacks

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.

 

Infection Detection and Blocking

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

 

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.*

  

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.


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!


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.


Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

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.

Network Standard

IEEE 802.11a

IEEE 802.11b

IEEE 802.11g

WiFi 4 (802.11n)

WiFi 5 (802.11ac)

IPv4

IPv6

Data Rate

802.11a: up to 54 Mbps

802.11b: up to 11 Mbps

802.11g: up to 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

Antenna

External detachable antenna x 3

Internal antenna x 1

Transmit/Receive

MIMO technology

2.4 GHz 3 x 3

5 GHz 4 x 4

Processor

1.8 GHz dual-core processor

Memory

256 MB Flash, 512 MB RAM

Boosts speed

Beamforming: standard-based and universal

1024-QAM high data rate

20/40/80 MHz bandwidth

Operating Frequency

2.4G Hz / 5 GHz

Ports

RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4

USB 2.0 x 1

USB 3.0 x 1

Button

WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button

LED Indicator

Power x 1

Wi-Fi x 2

WAN x 1

WPS x 1

LAN x 4

Power Supply

AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)

DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.75 A current

Product Weight (g)

872 g

AiMesh

AiMesh: Yes

Primary AiMesh router: Yes

AiMesh node: Yes

Router APP

ASUS Router APP: Yes

Game

Game Boost/acceleration : Yes

WTFast : Yes

Alexa

Support Alexa skil : No

IFTTT

Support IFTTT : No

AiProtection

AiProtection : AiProtection Pro

Router Security Assessment : Yes

Malicious site blocking : Yes

Two-Way IPS : Yes

Infected Device Prevention and Blocking ; Yes

Parental Control

Parental Control : Yes

Parental Control Customized Internet schedule : Yes

Traffic Control

Adaptive QoS : Yes

Bandwidth Monitor : Yes

Bandwidth limiter : Yes

Maximum Bandwidth limiter rule : 32

Traditional QoS : Yes

Maximum Traditional QoS rule : 32

Traffic Monitor : Yes

Real-time traffic monitor : Yes

Wired Traffic Monitor : Yes

Wireless Traffic Monitor : Yes

Traffic Analyzer : Yes

Traffic analysis period : Daily, Weekly, Monthly

Website history : Yes

Wireless

IPv6 : Yes

MU-MIMO : Yes

Wi-Fi Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise

UTF-8 SSID : Yes

Guest Network : Yes

Maximum Guest Network rule : 2.4GHz x3, 5GHz x3

Guest Network Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal

WPS : Yes

Wi-Fi MAC address filter : Yes

Maximum MAC filters : 64

Wireless scheduler : Yes

Airtime fairness : Yes

RADIUS Server : Yes

Universal beamforming : Yes

Explicit beamforming : Yes

IGMP snooping : Yes

WAN

Internet connection Type : PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, Automatic IP, Static IP

Dual WAN : Yes

WAN Aggregation : No

3G/4G LTE dongle : Yes

Android tethering : Yes

Port forwarding : Yes

Maximum port forwarding rule : 64

Port triggering : Yes

Maximum port triggering rule : 32

DMZ : Yes

DDNS : Yes

NAT Passthrough : PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, RTSP, H.323, SIP Passthrough,PPPoE relay

LAN

DHCP Server : Yes

IPTV : Yes

LAN Link Aggregation : No

Manually assign IP address : Yes

Maximum manually assign IP address rule : 64

VPN

VPN Client L2PT : Yes

VPN Client OVPN : Yes

VPN Client PPTP : Yes

VPN Server IPSec : Yes

VPN Server OVPN : Yes

VPN Server PPTP : Yes

VPN Fusion : No

USB application

File System : HFS+, NTFS, vFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4

3G/4G LTE dongle : Yes

HDD hibernation : Yes

Safely Remove disk : Yes

AiCloud : Yes

Download master : Yes

AiDisk : Yes

Media Server : Yes

Time Machine : Yes

Samba Server : Yes

FTP Server : Yes

Shared Folder privileges : Yes

Administration

Operating mode : Accesspoint, AiMeshnode, Mediabridge, Repeater, Router

Operating system : ASUSWRT

Free OS upgrade : Yes

Firewall : Yes

Maximum Firewall keyword filter : 64

Maximum Firewall network service filter : 32

Maximum Firewall URL filter : 64

Wake on LAN (WOL) : Yes

SSH : Yes

Configuration backup and restore : Yes

Diagnosis tools : Yes

Feedback system : Yes

System log : Yes
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