Asus RT AC86U WiFi Router (AC2900) Review

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Asus RT AC86U Range:

The Asus company owns several high-end technologies and has designed and developed these factors based on every router’s technical requirements to increase the router’s range.This asus wifi routers supports these technologies to maximize the coverage:

  • AiRadar Technology.
  • High-Performance Antennas.
  • Range Booster.

This techniques has enabled this router to cover a house with an area of about 2500 feet.

Prioritizing The Gaming Traffic:

Asus RT AC86U (RT AC 86U) Gaming Router has very special capabilities to enhance the quality of online games, this router utilizes two proprietary capabilities to prioritize the gaming and strengthen the gamer’s communication from the game console to the main server. These 2 features include :

  • Prioritize via Gaming Port
    • This router equipped with a dedicated gaming port which automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it (by allocating more bandwidth and resources) . No need to any special configuration, just connect your gaming PC or gaming console to this port.
  • Prioritize via Gear Accelerator:
    • Gear Accelerator lets you prioritize wireless client devices via router’s online control panel. You can prioritize devices to help boost their speed and prevent them fighting over bandwidth with other devices.

Incomparable Security:

RT AC 86U WiFi Router has an internal security system designed and implemented by Trend Micro Security Company. This feature is called Asus AiProtection and is constantly checking router incoming and outgoing traffic. This system has valuable IPS capability, which is able to intelligently detect and prevent intrusion into your network quickly.

Proprietary Mesh Capability:

Technically, a large and integrated WiFi network can not be implemented without using Mesh technology. It has a standard version that most WiFi equipment manufacturers are looking to implement in their equipment.

But some companies are looking to build their own proprietary mesh technology. So that they can use Mesh technology more efficiently. Asus is also has designed and implemented this technology exclusively.

The name of this technology is “AiMesh”, which is able to create a fully integrated and integrated network by connecting multiple routers compatible with this technology together.

Easy Installation:

Setting up and managing this router is very easy. Asus has a dedicated app (called Asus Router App) to install and manage some models of its WiFi routers. Fortunately, the tether App supports this router, allowing you to install and manage the router in the easiest way possible.

Conclusion:

Different tests were performed by WiFiAdviser technical team on Asus RT AC86U. Which included 4K online game interruption test, overall speed test in high noise and low noise environments. Communication stability test and finally proprietary Gaming capabilities test.

In the end, we gave the router a score of 8.5 out of 10. By purchasing this router, you will have a very high level home gaming network and you will have no restrictions on servicing and using game consoles.

Asus RT-AC86U WiFi Router 

ASUS AC2900 WiFi Gaming Router (RT-AC86U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, WTFast Game Accelerator, Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security, Adaptive QoS

 

Asus AC86U WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11ac (a/b/g/n)
BandsDual Band
Overall Speed2900Mbps
RangeLarge House
Concurrent Clients40
Antenna3 External
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 )9
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10)9
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10)9
Guest NetworkYes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports1 (USB 3)+ 1(USB 2)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyYes
MU-MIMO TechnologyYes
Mesh SupportYes, AiMesh
Repeater ModeNo
Vendor-Specific TechnologyAiProtection, AiMesh, AiRadar
Hardware Specifications
Processor1.8GHz 64bit Dual-Core
Memory512MB
Dimension8.7 x 6.3 x 3.3 in
Weight1.9 lb / 0.9 kg
Category Asus WiFi Routers Products Reviews
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