Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 AI Mesh Gigabit Router

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MPN: 90IG00V1-BU2G00 EAN: 4716659639800

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The Asus RT-AC86U AC2900 AI Mesh Gigabit Router is ideal for serious gamers.

This 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.

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!

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritise gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making the Asus RT-AC86U the perfect ally for low latency gaming anywhere in your home.

It supports major consoles including PS3, PS4, PS4™ Pro, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One. MU-MIMO gives every compatible device 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.

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. RT-AC86U incorporates ASUS AiProtection, a commercial-grade network security system coverintg all connected devices, even if they have no antivirus capability of their own.
  • Depth: 83.3 MM
  • Height: 160 MM
  • Width: 220 MM

Product Features

  • One device, two functions
    With a choice of DSL or Ethernet WAN connections, DSL-AC68U can be used a DSL modem plus wireless router, or as a standalone wireless router. You can choose the mode to suit your needs, saving energy and clutter by replacing two separate power-hungry devices. Whether for a basic home setup or an advanced wireless network, DSL-AC68U has all the flexibility you need. You can also let two modes work simultaneously and manage them with ASUSWRT dual WAN function.
  • Works with any kind of Internet connection
    Works with any kind of Internet connection DSL-AC68U supports all common types of DSL connection, including ADSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL and VDSL2. Thanks to its Ethernet WAN option, it can also be used seamlessly with any fiber or cable-based modem with an Ethernet connection. This makes it ideal for those who intend to upgrade their ISP in the future.
  • Two CPUs for fast and stable connections
    The DSL-AC68U offers dual CPU performance and flexibility. Its twin processors each optimize wired and wireless connections. By separating wired VDSL/ADSL and Wi-Fi networking into two compute modules with their own dedicated processing power, the DSL-AC68U achieves maximum performance for both connection types with no compromises.
  • World's fastest AC Wi-Fi with TurboQAM Wi-Fi acceleration
    Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the DSL-AC68U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the DSL-AC68U delivers up to 1.3 Gbps at 5 GHz, which is 3X faster than 802.11n! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it's time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand you connectivity now and in future.
  • AiRadar delivers 150% Wi-Fi coverage
    ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connectivity using precise directional signal amplification for extended coverage, increased data throughput speed and enhanced stability. Because connection strength varies based on your environment, DSL-AC68U uses three external high-gain antennas and universal beamforming to detect wireless device locations and shape transmissions so they're optimized for the fastest, most stable connection strength. Most importantly, the universal beamforming not only works on 802.11ac clients, but also 802.11a/b/g/n clients.
  • Highest USB speeds
    The ASUS DSL-AC68U wireless modem router arrives loaded with USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 offers up to ten times faster transfers than USB 2.0. FTP, HTTP, and UPnP server functions all achieved with instant ease and speed, alongside 3G connection sharing and ASUS AiDisk remote file access and content streaming from a wide range of compatible devices. Best of all, downloading can occur 24/7 even with the PC off, and printers can be shared too.
  • Gigabit Internet browsing with hardware NAT
    Equipped with powerful hardware NAT acceleration and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, the DSL-AC68U wireless modem router gives you full Gigabit LAN-to-WAN performance of more than 900 Mbps, which is over 4.5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers. This reduces the possibility of bottlenecks on fast Internet connections.
  • Robust control and optimization with ASUSWRT
    With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. On top of 30-second setup, multi-device detection, and flexible settings that make the most of your network performance, it's been upgraded with quick scanning of USB storage connected to routers to verify data integrity and drive health. Dual WAN enables having two connections/ISPs on one router, with load balance and failover mode for added stability and redundancy to ensure uninterrupted Internet access.
  • 3-step easy setup through your pad, smartphone, or PC
    Use your smartphone, tablet, or PC to effortlessly set up your ASUS router in less than 30 seconds and in only 3 easy steps. Simply connect the cables to the router, open a Web browser, and follow the setup wizard to get you to the internet in no time.
  • VPN server and VPN client support for total security and privacy
    DSL-AC68U offers a simple VPN server and VPN client setup, which allows you to access a home network or the Internet privately and securely. On DSL-AC68U you can easily set up a VPN server with PPTP and OpenVPN protocol support, with no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server. DSL-AC68U can also turn your network-connected devices into VPN-enabled clients via PPTP and L2TP protocols with no need to install VPN software on each of them.
  • Discrete and secure Wi-Fi networks via guest access
    The DSL-AC68U supports up to four wireless networks over the 2.4 GHz band and four over the 5 GHz band, so you can set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.

Technical Specification

Product DescriptionASUS DSL-AC68U - wireless router - DSL modem - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop
Device TypeWireless router - DSL modem - 4-port switch (integrated)
Enclosure TypeDesktop
Digital Signaling ProtocolADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, VDSL2
WAN Ports Qty1
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Data Transfer Rate1900 Mbps
Network / Transport ProtocolPPTP, L2TP, IPSec, FTP
FeaturesNetwork monitoring, print server, IPv6 support, parental control, firmware upgradable, Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI), download client, event log, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), IPSec passthrough, Samba support, FTP server, Multiple SSID support, ASUS AiDisk, UPnP Media Server, reset button, bandwidth control, 3G/4G USB Dongle Support, Traffic Control, VPN Server, ASUS AiCloud, ASUSWRT, Broadcom TurboQAM technology, PPTP passthrough, L2TP passthrough
Compliant StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, UPnP, IEEE 802.11ac
PowerAC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Dimensions (WxDxH)8.33 cm x 16 cm x 22 cm
Weight640 g
System RequirementsLinux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
LocalisationUnited Kingdom
Manufacturer Warranty3-year warranty