Asus Unveils RT-AC86U Router for Gamers

/ 7 months ago

Asus Unveils RT-AC86U Router for Gamers

It may not have ROG (Republic of Gamers), but this new Asus router is most definitely aimed at gamers. The 802.11ac MU-MIMO RT-AC86U router boasts speeds up to 2167Mbps – thanks to NitroQAM technology – via 5GHz band and a 4×4 antenna array. The router also features a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 256MB flash storage. Plus, it looks cool.

The router features an adaptive drag-and-drop QoS, plus WTFast support for Gamers Private Network. Indeed, the service can reduce ping times by up to 60%.

Asus RT-AC86U Router Highlights

“ASUS RT-AC86U Dual Band Wireless Router AC2900 WiFi with 4-port Gigabit LAN, 1.8GHz Dual-Core Processor, USB 3.1 Gen1 and AiProtection Network Security Powered by Trend Micro”

  • 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 32bit 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

Price and Availability

The Asus RT-AC86U isn’t yet available but is listed on Amazon for $199.99.

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