Scan code: LN84689 Manufacturer code: 90IG0401-BU9000

ASUS Dual-Band AC2900 Gaming Router

ASUS RT-AC86U Gaming Router, 3x Antennas, MU-MIMO, Dual-Band 2.4+5GHz (750+2167Mbps), WTFast GPN, 802.11ac

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Scan code: LN84689 Manufacturer code: 90IG0401-BU9000
£179.99
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  • SCANPROTECT Protect against installation damage for 28 days. More info

    ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.

    Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.

Product Overview Furiously Fast, Powerfully Equipped
ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast® game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.

Ultrafast WiFi with NitroQAM and 5GHz Quad-Stream Technology
Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4x4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving RT-AC86U combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Powerful Hardware, Ultimate Performance
With the increasing popularity of 5GHz WiFi devices, a router needs to deliver the maximum 5GHz bandwidth possible, with reliable long-range performance. RT-AC86U has an extra internal 5GHz antenna to provide the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream performance, while RangeBoost significantly improves mid- to long-distance WiFi coverage. Additionally, RT-AC86U's top-of-the-line 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level, enabling USB data transfers of up to 110MB/s and router download/upload speeds (WAN-LAN throughput) of up to 1600Mbps.

Double Gaming Boost
Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance!
• Boost home network with Adaptive QoS: Prioritise games to make the most of your network bandwidth.
• Boost online gaming with Game Accelerator: Enjoy the smoothest, most reliable gaming with GPN® from WTFast®.

Free Game Accelerator Inside
Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network® (GPN®) from WTFast® automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC86U this optimization is free for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games.

Adaptive QoS – Prioritise Your Game
Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC86U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home. It supports major consoles including PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PS4™ Pro, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One.

Multiple Capacity WiFi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Technology
MU-MIMO gives every compatible device3 its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
In fact, RT-AC86U is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions.

Unbeatable Coverage
With ASUS innovative antenna design and the new Range Boost technology, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Protected
RT-AC86U incorporates ASUS AiProtection, a commercial-grade network security system powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network. With AiProtection, all connected devices are protected, even if they have no antivirus capability of their own — such as IoT devices.
AiProtection blocks common internet-based attacks before they reach the network, and if an infected device is detected on the network, AiProtection instantly blocks it to prevent it sending any personal information to malicious servers.

Fortified Frontline Network Security
Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. As AiProtection is integrated in RT-AC86U and powered by the router, even if a device's security software isn't turned on — to get around blocked games, for example — AiProtection still protects the network from attacks and intrusions, for added peace of mind.

Powerful Whole-home WiFi System, The Way You Want
In most cases, your RT-AC86U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!
• Turn your ASUS routers into whole-home Wi-Fi system with a simple firmware update.
• Mix and match preferred models from selected ASUS routers.
• Create a Wi-Fi network with either a single SSID or multiple SSIDs.
• All router features works across the entire Wi-Fi system.

ASUS Router App - Control Your Network Anywhere
In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router APP is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, all without needing to boot up a PC.

ASUSWRT - Easily Control Your Network
RT-AC86U features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options.

Connectivity Options
RT-AC86U has four Gigabit LAN ports, USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port. Smart TV, game consoles, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making RT-AC86U your digital home hub.

Your Sharing Centre
With built-in USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.1 Gen 1, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds. Features • Dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) AC2900 wireless router with the latest 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology for data transfer speeds up to 2900 Mbps.
• 1.8GHz 64bit Dual-Core processor optimizes network traffic and connectivity speeds from the USB 3.1 Gen1 and 4x Gigabit LAN ports.
• Designed for lag-free online gaming and flawless 4K UHD streaming with WTFast® Game Accelerator and Adaptive QoS.
• AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro™ provides built-in 24/7 protection from external attacks and threats, neutralizing them before they reach your network or connected devices.
• Manage your network with the ASUS Router app – setup your network, manage usage and parental controls, even get instant notifications about important network-based events.
• AiMesh Supported - Connect to other compatible ASUS routers to create a powerful and flexible whole-home Wi-Fi network.
Specifications
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Model RT-AC86U
Form-Factor Desktop
Device Type Router
Compatible Internet Connections  
Network Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Network Ports
  • 4 x RJ45 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) BaseT for LAN
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) BaseT for WAN
Other Connectors
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols  
Total LAN Connections  
Total WAN Connections  
64 Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance  
512+ Bytes L3 Forwarding Performance Unknown
Wireless
Wireless Speed N/A
Wireless Protocols
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IPv4
  • IPv6
Wireless Band Dual Band
Frequency
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Antenna 3x External, 1x Internal 3dBi
Core Features
Features
  • Adaptive QoS
  • AiProtection
  • Guest Network
  • MU-MIMO
  • Parental Control
  • Traffic Monitor/Quality of Service (QoS)
Router/Modem Processor 1.8GHz Dual-Core
Internal RAM Memory 512MB
Internal RAM Memory Type  
Internal Flash Memory 256MB
LED Indicators
  • 1 x 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi LED
  • 1 x 5 GHz Wi-Fi LED
  • 4 x LAN LED
  • 1 x Power LED
  • 1 x WAN Activity LED
Buttons
  • 1 x LED On/Off Button
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 1 x Wireless On/Off Button
  • 1 x WPS Button
OS Support  
Max. Power Consumption Unknown W
PSU Type Internal
Security & VPN
Security Protocols
  • WEP
  • WEP (128 bit)
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS
Firewall/NAT Yes
Management  
VPN Support
  • IPSec Pass-Through
  • L2TP Client
  • L2TP Pass-Through
  • OpenVPN Client
  • OpenVPN Server
  • PPTP Client
  • PPTP Pass-Through
  • PPTP Server
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 220 x 160 x 83.8 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 861.83 g
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Asus Service Centre
Telephone:
01442 265548
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ASUS Dual-Band AC2900 Gaming Router
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