ASUS Wireless AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router (RT-AC86U)

Model Number: RT-AC86U
Web Code: 11281277


Stream your favourite victory song; the battle for bandwidth has been won with the RT-AC86U AC2900 dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi router. NitroQAM technology handles even the busiest home networks without breaking a sweat, while built-in WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS deliver lag-free online gaming and smooth 4K streaming.
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  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 2917Mbps for low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming, and snappy file-sharing
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming offers unrivaled Wi-Fi range
  • Up to 4x capacity MU-MIMO technology gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection so multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network
  • RangeBoost technology powerfully enhances your coverage while also significantly improving long-range throughput
  • Powerful 1.8 GHz dual-core processor router offers download/upload speeds up to 1600 Mbps and USB data transfers up to 110 MB/s
  • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast lets you enjoy smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games
  • Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection
  • ASUS Router App gives you easy access and control of your network from setup to day-to-day management wherever you are (Android & iOS)
  • Intuitive ASUSWRT user interface gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth advanced options

Wireless Networking Features

Wireless Standard
Wireless Speed
2900 Mbps
Number of Bands
Frequency Bands
2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
2.4 GHz - 750 Mbps; 5 GHz - 2167 Mbps
Maximum Data Rate - Total
2900 Mbps

Wired Networking Features

Ethernet Speed
WAN Ports
LAN Ports

Network Security / Management Features

Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Quality of Service (QoS) Controls

Physical Features

22 cm
16 cm
8.4 cm
Width (Inches)
8.67 in
Height (Inches)
6.3 in
Depth (Inches)
3.3 in
872 g
  • RT-AC86U AC2900 Wireless Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

  • Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 Smart Dual-Band Gigabit Router

    from Vancouver on August 24, 2019

    It provides built-in network protection and great throughput performance with excellent controls in regard to prioritization. It is very easy to configure manually and working in smart dual-band. The only drawback is must be sit vertically (no horizontal mount).

  • Rock solid

    from Montreal, Qc on August 24, 2019

    Used to have a d-link ac-1750 and we'd lose wifi in the home 1-2 times per week. I kept blaming our ISP, but when I changed router, I realized it was the d-link at fault. I've had this Asus for 2.5 months now and ZERO downtime.

  • Worst Router I Have Ever Had

    from Calgary on August 20, 2019

    Stay away from this router. It is hard to configure and when you make any changes to the settings they don't take and you have to reboot the router. Then..... you have to work at it to get it back and running. I rebooted mine last night (24 hours ago) and it still is not starting right, I see the lights on for wifi but no network can be found in wifi networks. If you do get one, DO NOT update firmware. I did and basically bricked it and I had to do a rescue procedure to get it back. With the cost I would have expected more.

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