The ASUS RT-AX86U gaming router has been announced for the Malaysian market today. Boasting high-performance dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) technology, the router is made for gamers, especially mobile gamers who want the best out of their Internet connection.
The ASUS RT-AX86U is an upgraded version of the best-selling RT-AC86U, maintaining that classic black chassis with gaming-inspired red accents. It’s capable of achieving a combined overall speed of up to 5,700Mbps.
ASUS RT-AX86U – Specifications
|Antennas||3 x detachable antennas|
1 x internal antenna (for 5 GHz)
|Operating Frequency||2.4 GHz & 5 GHz|
|Wi-Fi Data Rate||802.11a：6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps|
802.11b：1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11n：up to 450 Mbps
802.11ac (2.4GHz, nitro-QAM)：up to 750 Mbps
802.11ac (5 GHz, nitro-QAM)：up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4GHz)：up to 861 Mbps
802.11ax (5 GHz)：up to 4804 Mbps
|Network Standards||IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6|
|Memory||256 MB Flash|
1GB DDR3 RAM
|I/O Ports||1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN|
1 x RJ45 for 2.5G WAN or LAN
4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
|Button||Power, WPS, Reset, LED on/off|
|DC Power Adapter||AC Input : 100V~240 VDC Output : 19 V / 2.37 A|
|Package Contents||RT-AX86U WiFi router|
Quick Start Guide
|Dimensions||242 x 100 x 325 mm|
(excluding antennas: 242 x 100 x 164 mm)
Made to work with the ASUS Router app, it includes a one-click Mobile Game Mode, and wired devices can be easily prioritized via the online control panel or by connecting them to the dedicated Gaming Port. RT-AX86U also includes a 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port, giving it true 2 Gbps networking capabilities for WAN, LAN and WiFi.
ASUS AiProtection Pro with Parental Controls provides full protection for all connected devices including gaming smartphones. The routers also support the unique ASUS AiMesh technology, which allows them be used as part of a multi-router mesh network in conjunction with other AiMesh-compatible ASUS routers to create a seamless whole-home network.
Capitalizing on the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. the router offers full backward compatibility with your existing Wi-Fi devices. Having Wi-Fi 6 means faster speeds, higher network efficiency, longer range, as well as improved battery life for all connected devices.
The WiFi 6 in RT-AX86U uses 160 MHz channels to enable combined overall WiFi speeds of up to 5700 Mbps in RT-AX86U. In a revolutionary move, WiFi 6 also combines OFDMA technology with MU-MIMO to deliver increased network capacity and efficiency in multi-device environments, as well as improved WiFi signal range for better coverage. The result is fewer WiFi dead spots and faster, more reliable WiFi connections for all devices, throughout the home, no matter how many devices are connected: gamers can be sure their game won’t be interrupted by downloads or streaming on other devices. WiFi 6 also includes a feature called Target Wake Time that helps reduce power consumption for mobile and IoT devices, giving gamers more battery life for gaming.
Open NAT takes the complexity out of port forwarding with an easy three-step configuration process, and Adaptive QoS can be configured to prioritize traffic from different kinds of apps, including games, so network bottlenecks should be a thing of the past.
RT-AX86U additionally supports a lightning-fast 2 Gbps wired connections via 2.5 Gbps port that can be used as either a WAN or LAN. This means that RT-AX86U supports true 2.5 Gbps networking via WAN, LAN and WiFi. The ASUS RT-AX86U is also an NVIDIA® GeForce NOW™ recommended router for the very best cloud gaming experience.
For maximum security, the ASUS RT-AX86U support the latest WPA3 wireless security protocol, and include a free lifetime subscription to ASUS AiProtection Pro, which offers commercial-grade security and advanced parental controls. AiProtection Pro protects all devices connected to the network, including those that cannot run traditional antivirus software, such as smartphones and IoT devices.
Pricing and Availability
|RT-AX86U||RM1399||NOW||3 Years Warranty 1-to-1 Swap|