ASUS launches RT-AC86U AC2900 MU-MIMO router

Sep 29 2017

It's good to see ASUS adding a mid-range ($200) AC2900 802.11AC router to their product lineup.

ASUS Launches RT-AC86U WiFi Router


-- Powerful gaming-friendly AC2900 WiFi router offers ultra-fast speeds and coverage, WTFast game accelerator and ASUS AiProtection commercial-grade security --

Fremont, CA (September 29, 2017) — ASUS RT-AC86U delivers ultra-fast, lag-free WiFi that makes it the perfect choice for gaming, 4K video streaming and surfing. RT-AC86U is built to deliver top performance, using concurrent dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi boosted by NitroQAM™ technology. Its impressive AC2900 bandwidth and MU-MIMO technology make it ideal for use in multi-device households, while the high-performance antennas and RangeBoost help eliminate game-interrupting Wi-Fi dead spots.

Avid gamers will also appreciate the double gaming boost offered by RT-AC86U, with Adaptive QoS to prioritize game traffic, and the built-in WTFast® game accelerator that optimizes connections to game servers around the world. The built-in ASUS AiProtection, powered by Trend Micro™ Smart Network, provides centralized commercial-grade security for all connected devices, detecting and neutralizing internet threats before they can reach the network.

 

Ultra-wide Coverage

To deliver the widest possible coverage, ASUS RT-AC86U incorporates high-performance antennas, combined with ASUS AiRadar 2.0 beamforming technology that improves speed and stability by focusing radio signals towards each device. Additionally, ASUS RangeBoost improves long-range performance, helping to eliminate dead spots and allow users to enjoy mobile gaming or HD video streaming even in remote corners of the home.

ASUS AiProtection: Commercial-grade Security

ASUS 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. As it 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.

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The RT-AC86U is available now at leading resellers for $199.99 USD (MSRP). Please visit ASUS or contact your local ASUS representative for additional information.

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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

 

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