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!
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.
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.
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.
Your Digital Playground is Protected
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
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.
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!
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.
- Network StandardIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
- Product SegmentAC2900 ultimate AC performance: 750+2167 Mbps
- CoverageVery large homes
- Data Rate802.11a : 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
- AntennaExternal antenna x 3
Internal 3dBi antenna x 1 for Wi-Fi
- Transmit/ReceiveMIMO technology
2.4 GHz 3 x 3
5 GHz 4 x 4
- Processor1.8 GHz dual-core processor
- Memory256 MB Flash
512 MB RAM
- Wi-Fi TechnologyBeamforming: standard-based and universal
1024-QAM high data rate
20/40/80 MHz bandwidth
- Operating Frequency2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
- Encryption64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support
- Firewall & Access ControlAccess control：Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
- ManagementUPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
- VPN SupportIPSec Pass-Through
- WAN Connection TypeInternet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
- UtilitiesRouter setup wizard; Firmware restoration; Device discovery; printer setup utility
- PortsRJ45 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
- ButtonWPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button, LED on/off Button
WTFast Gamers Private Network
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
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
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
- 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
- LED IndicatorPower x 1
Wi-Fi x 2
WAN x 1
WPS x 1
LAN x 4
- Power SupplyAC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
- OS SupportWindows® 10
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
- Dimensions220 x 160 x 83.3 ~ mm (WxHxD) (Without Bezel)
- Weight872 g
- Operation modeWireless router mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode