Asus RT AX86U WiFi Router Review

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Prioritizing Gaming Traffic:

Asus RT AX86U (Asus AX5700Gaming 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.

Mobile Game Support:

Asus AX5700 ( Asus RT AX86U ) is one of the few routers on the market that has such an interesting feature. You can easily take the router to this Mode by tapping a button on the router’s App.

In this case, the router intelligently recognizes the communication needs of the mobile game and provides you with the best mobile gaming experience by using all the software and hardware capabilities.

AiMesh Technology:

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.

AiProtection System:

This asus wifi router has an internal security system designed and implemented by Trend Micro ( a famous cloud-based security company). This feature is called Asus AiProtection, this system protects your gaming network from all security risks and neutralizes them before they reach your network and devices. Even if your computer  does not have a security system.

Asus RT AX86U Price:

The price of this router is much more reasonable than other gaming routers in this level. The price is around 270-290$ which is a low price for a full-featured WiFi 6 router.


Different tests were performed by WiFiAdviser technical team on Asus RT AX86U. 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, which is a very good score for a gaming WiFi 6 router.

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-AX86U WiFi Router

ASUS AX5700 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX86U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, 2.5G Port, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security

ASUS RT-AX86U Documents

ASUS RT-AX86U WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard 802.11ax (a/b/g/n/ac)
Bands Dual Band
Overall Speed 5700Mbps
Range Large House
Concurrent Clients 40
Antenna External antenna x 3
Software Capabilities
Security Level (1 to 10 ) 9
Parental Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8.5
Traffic Control Capabilities (1 to 10) 8.5
Guest Network Yes
Physical Ports
WAN Ports 1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports 4 (1Gbps) – (2x port aggregation LAN)
WAN/LAN 2.5G/1Gbps multi-Gig port (configurable)
USB Ports 2 (USB 3)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming Technology Yes
MU-MIMO Technology Yes
Mesh Support Yes
Repeater Mode Yes
Vendor-Specific Technology AiProtection Pro and AiMesh Technologies
Hardware Specifications
Processor 1.8GHz quad-core processor
Memory 256 MB Flash, 1GB RAM
Dimension 9.44 x 6.41 x 3.14 inches
Weight 814 g


+ Lifetime Security Subscription
+ Port aggregation
+ 2.5Gbps WAN Port


– Lacks advanced gaming features
  like Geofencing and ping heat map

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