Asus RT-AC86U Gaming Router

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For gaming
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Asus RT-AC86U Gaming Router
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Asus RT-AC88U
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ASUS RT-AX88U
For gaming, streaming, and downloading
208,-
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Key specs

Installation ease according to customers
Very simple
Speed class
Mid-range
Number of ethernet ports
4
Frequency bands
Simultaneous dual-band
WiFi standards
Wireless AC, Wireless G, Wireless N

Pros and cons

According to our Router expert
  • Pros:
    With a speed of 2,167Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band, this access point is faster than similar access points.
  • Pros:
    This router supports MU-MIMO, which ensures a more stable wireless connection.
  • Pros:
    This router features AiMesh, which allows you to link multiple Asus Routers to create a multi-room WiFi network.
  • Con:
    To achieve the highest available speed of this router, connected devices must support 5GHz.
  • Con:
    You can't attach this router to the wall.
  • Con:
    This router offers coverage on 1 or 2 floors, depending on the size of your house. Choose multi-room WiFi for WiFi throughout your house.
Product Expert routers

The Asus RT-AC86U is a router for gaming fanatics. This router prioritizes your favorite games over all other network traffic, so you can game without lag. Do you prefer to watch movies in 4K? Easily prioritize video streams with Quality of Service, preventing your images from freezing. MU-MIMO technology provides each device with its own dedicated connection to the router. Combined with its fast Dual-Core processor, it has no problem connecting a lot of devices at the same time. To create a multi-room WiFi network, link multiple routers using AiMesh. This way, you can create a super fast WiFi network with a large range. Thanks to AiProtection, you can protect your home network against viruses and hackers.


Included by default


Recommended combination

Asus RT-AC86U Gaming Router
Asus RT-AC86U Gaming Router
Included accessories
Utp cable
Utp cable
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Network switch
Network switch
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Access point
Access point
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With this recommended combination, you can be sure that everything goes well together.

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Rating

Rating per section

Range
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Installation ease
Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
7
User friendliness
Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
7
Speed
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Design
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8/10
"Built-in defect not addressed by Asus"

By iulian on 6 November 2019

  • Pros:
    great interface
  • Pros:
    numerous possibilities to control and configure the network
  • Con:
    has a built-in defect that is not yet addressed properly by Asus
  • Con:
    the WIFI might not work properly without professional set-up
  • Con:
    not at all easy to set-up

- For anyone who considers buying this device do a search on google first, looking for "WLCEVENTD".
- The 5G WIFI was not functional without first disabling Universal Beamforming and Airtime Fairness.
- This "average Joe" needed 26 hours of internet digging to figure out what was wrong with the router.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Simply the best"

By G McEwan on 8 March 2019

  • Pros:
    Excellent VPN Speed
  • Pros:
    Perfect with Merlin Firmware
  • Con:
    No 10GbT port

It simply delivers.

Built-in defect not addressed by Asus

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
6,8
  • Pros:
    great interface
  • Pros:
    numerous possibilities to control and configure the network
  • Con:
    has a built-in defect that is not yet addressed properly by Asus
  • Con:
    the WIFI might not work properly without professional set-up
  • Con:
    not at all easy to set-up

- For anyone who considers buying this device do a search on google first, looking for "WLCEVENTD".
- The 5G WIFI was not functional without first disabling Universal Beamforming and Airtime Fairness.
- This "average Joe" needed 26 hours of internet digging to figure out what was wrong with the router.

iulian | 6 November 2019

Simply the best

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Excellent VPN Speed
  • Pros:
    Perfect with Merlin Firmware
  • Con:
    No 10GbT port

It simply delivers.

G McEwan | 8 March 2019