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Asus RT-AX86U And RT-AX82U Gaming Routers Unleashed From RM1,068

Asus RT-AX86U

ASUS today announced the RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U, dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) gaming routers in Malaysia. The new models focuses on gamers, especially mobile gamers a faster and more stable gaming network.

ASUS RT-AX86U

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ASUS RT-AX86U
Antennas3 x detachable antennas
1 x internal antenna (for 5 GHz)
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Data Rate802.11a:6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b:1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g:6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 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 StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash
1 GB DDR3 RAM
I/O Ports1 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
ButtonPower, WPS, Reset, LED on/off
DC Power AdapterAC Input : 100V~240 VDC
Output : 19 V / 2.37 A 
Package ContentsRT-AX86U WiFi router
RJ-45 cable
Power adapter
Quick Start Guide
Warranty card
Dimensions242 x 100 x 325 mm
(excluding antennas: 242 x 100 x 164 mm)
Weight814.5 g

ASUS RT-AX82U

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ASUS RT-AX82U
Antennas4 x non-detachable antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Data Rate802.11a:6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b:1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g:6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11n:up to 300 Mbps
802.11ac (2.4GHz, nitro-QAM):up to 500 Mbps
802.11ac (5 GHz, nitro-QAM):up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4GHz):up to 574 Mbps
802.11ax (5 GHz):up to 4804 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash512 MB DDRIII RAM
I/O Ports1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN
4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
ButtonPower, WPS, Reset, LED on/off
DC Power AdapterAC Input : 100V~240 VDC
Output : 19 V / 1.75 A
Package ContentsRT-AX82U WiFi router
RJ-45 cable
Power adapter
Quick Start Guide
Warranty card
Dimensions275.5  x 184.4  x 165  mm 
(excluding antennas: 275.5 x 184.4 x 65 mm)
Weight740 g

The RT-AX86U is an upgraded version of the best-selling RT-AC86U, retaining the black chassis with red accents. It features the latest WiFi 6 standard with a combined overall speed of up to 5700Mbps. Unfortunately, no RGB lighting on this one. As for the RT-AX82U, it will have combined Wi-Fi 6 speeds of up to 5400Mbps and has Aura compatible RGB dynamic lighting effects.

Both models are packed with powerful, easy-to-use game acceleration features that will appeal to any kind of gamer, especially mobile gamers. The ASUS Router app 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.

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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. 

The WiFi 6 in RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U uses 160 MHz channels to enable combined overall WiFi speeds of up to 5700 Mbps in RT-AX86U and 5400 Mbps in RT-AX82U. 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. Not only that, WiFi 6 includes a feature called Target Wake Time that helps reduce power consumption for mobile and IoT devices, giving gamers more battery life for gaming.

Made for gaming, the free ASUS Router app includes the new Mobile Game Mode. This provides one-touch mobile gaming acceleration, automatically prioritizing all traffic from the device running the ASUS Router app to ensure the best possible gaming experience. Mobile gaming devices can also take advantage of lower congestion and faster speeds on the 5 GHz WiFi band. 

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Users can also prioritize any device on the network using the Gear Accelerator function in the router’s online control panel. For wired gaming devices, one of the LAN ports is also a dedicated Gaming Port that prioritizes any wired device connected to it. 

RT-AX86U is also an NVIDIA® GeForce NOW™ recommended router and it 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. 

For maximum security, RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U 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.

Pricing And Availability

The Asus RT-AX86U and Asus RT-AX82U will be priced as below. If you’re purchasing any Asus graphic cards, motherboards, or monitors, you should check out the free gifts you can claim from the Asus Merdeka Promo, more details here.

ModelPriceAvailabilityWarranty
RT-AX86URM1,388NOW3 Years Warranty 1-to-1 Swap
RT-AX82URM1,068NOW3 Years Warranty 1-to-1 Swap

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