The ASUS RT-A86U is a dual-band wireless AC2900 Gigabit router for lag-free online gaming and smooth 4K UHD streaming. Using Broadcom NitroQuam technology, the model achieves a dual-band data transfer rate of up to 2917 Mbps. The maximum 2.4 GHz data transfer rate is 750 Mbps, while the 5 GHz band offers a data transfer rate of up to 2167 Mbps. The 1.8 GHz dual-core processor contributes to the performance of the router.
Whether in the heat of the online gaming battle or during the streaming of a live event in 4K/UHD, latencies and data caching are simply no options. The RT-AC86U's NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology enables a combined WLAN speed of 2917 Mbps, ensuring that every user on the network can enjoy latency-free streaming and online gaming.
Integrated gaming accelerator
Ping times and variances are critical technical parameters that affect the responsiveness of online gaming. These values essentially depend on the route that the game relevant data packets have to travel to and from their destination. WTFast's Gamers Private Network (GPN) automatically optimizes routing performance by selecting the most efficient route for game-relevant data packets, resulting in permanently reduced ping time and minimal packet loss. With the RT-AC86U you get a free version, with which you can accelerate one selected device at a time. Thus optimal results can be achieved in supported multiplayer online games.
Security with AiProtection
The ASUS AiProctection IPS Engine was developed in cooperation with TrendMicro and offers all-round protection for your network. Especially devices without virus programs such as IoT devices, SmartTVs, AV receivers and game consoles benefit from this system.
An internal and three external antennas ensure the best WLAN range and high signal stability. AiRadar beamforming technology also focuses the WLAN signal on the devices, ensuring faster, more interference-free and stronger WLAN.
Comprehensive connection options
The RT-AC86U has four Gigabit LAN ports for connecting network devices such as smart TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, media players, NAS devices or similar. The integrated USB 3.1 Gen1 and USB 2.0 ports allow USB devices such as external storage media, printers or 3G/4G Internet sticks to be connected to the ASUS router and conveniently shared over the network.
Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)
By using multi-user MIMO, this router can stream data to multiple devices simultaneously. With MU-MIMO, your wireless network can deliver faster throughput to any connected device. This means faster downloads and instant streaming for your devices. WLAN routers without MU-MIMO technology, on the other hand, can only stream data to one device in the house at a time.…more