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ASUS RT-AC86U AC2900 Wi-Fi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router, AiMesh Whole Home Wi-Fi System Compatible (RT-AC86U/CA)

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  • Dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) AC2900 wireless router
  • 1.8 GHz 32-bit Dual-Core processor
  • Designed for lag-free online gaming and flawless 4K UHD streaming
  • AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro
  • Manage your network with the ASUS Router app
  • AiMesh Supported
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ASUS RT-AC86U Wireless Router

Furiously Fast. Powerfully Equipped.

With a combined bandwidth of up to AC2900—750 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 2167 Mbps on 5 GHz, the RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for online gaming and HD video streaming for multiple devices in a large household. Four external antennas combine with beamforming technology for extended coverage and reliable connection, while MU-MIMO technology allows multiple devices to stay connected at once for full utilization of your network. Use the four GbE LAN ports to connect wired devices such as game console and TV, and share printers, NAS or USB storage devices over your home network using onboard USB ports (one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0). For ease of use, an ASUS Router APP is available, in addition to the browser-based ASUSWRT, allowing you to setup, monitor and manage your network from your phone or tablet.

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 5 GHz quad-stream (4x4) speeds of up to 2167 Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917 Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Powerful Hardware, Ultimate Performance

With the increasing popularity of 5 GHz Wi-Fi devices, a router needs to deliver the maximum 5 GHz bandwidth possible, with reliable long-range performance. RT-AC86U has an extra internal 5 GHz antenna to provide the ultimate 5 GHz quad-stream performance, while RangeBoost significantly improves mid- to long-distance Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, RT-AC86U's top-of-the-line 1.8 GHz 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 1600Mbps 2/.

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.

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 PlayStation3, PlayStation4, PS4 Pro, PlayStationVita, 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

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 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 from 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!

  • Turn your ASUS routers into whole-home Wi-Fi system with a simple firmware update
  • Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers
  • Create a Wi-Fi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs
  • All router features work across the entire Wi-Fi system

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.

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

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 than USB 2.0.

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.

Warranty & Returns

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Return Policies

    We want to ensure your holiday shopping this year is hassle-free. That’s why we’re automatically extending our return policies on almost every product! For purchases placed between November 1, 2020 and December 24, 2020 you will have until January 31, 2021 to return your product. There's nothing additional that you have to do!
  • Return for refund until: January 31, 2021
  • Return for replacement until: January 31, 2021
  • This item is covered by Newegg.ca's Extended Holiday Return Policy
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