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 PlayStation3, PlayStation4, 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 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.
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 works 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.
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.
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, 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||External antenna x 3|
|Internal 3dBi antenna x 1 for Wi-Fi|
|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||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|
|WAN Connection Type||Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP|
|Utilities||Router setup wizard; Firmware restoration; Device discovery; printer setup utility|
|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 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 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|
|OS Support||Windows 10|
|Mac OS X 10.6|
|Mac OS X 10.7|
|Mac OS X 10.8|
|Dimensions||220 x 160 x 83.3 ~ mm (WxHxD) (Without Bezel)|
|Operation mode||Wireless router mode|
|Access point mode|
|Media bridge mode|