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Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router

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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.

Features:

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Double Gaming Boost - Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!
    • Boost Home Network with Adaptive QoS - Prioritize games to make the most of your network bandwidth
    • Boost Online Gaming with Game Accelerator - Enjoy the smoothest most reliable gaming with GPN from 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 games1.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Specifications:

  • 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
  • Coverage: Very large homes
  • 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 to2167 Mbps
  • Antenna:
    • 3x External detachable antenna
    • 1x Internal antenna
    • 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
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    • Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    • 1024-QAM high data rate
    • 20/40/80 MHz bandwidth
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption: 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • Firewall & Access Control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
  • Management: UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
  • 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), PPTP, L2TP
  • Utilities: Router setup wizard, Firmware restoration, Device discovery, Printer Setup utility
  • Ports:
    • 1x RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT for WAN
    • 4x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 1x USB 3.0
  • Buttons: WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button
  • LED Indicator: 1x Power, 2x Wi-Fi, 1x WAN, 1x WPS, 4x LAN
  • Power Supply:
    • AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    • DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
  • OS Support: Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Linux
  • Dimensions: W 220mm x H 160mm x D 83.3mm approx (Without Bezel)
  • Weight: 872 g
  • Operation mode: Wireless router mode, Access point mode, Media bridge mode