ASUS AC2900 WiFi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 1.8GHz Dual-core Processor and AiProtection Network Security Powered by Trend Micro, AiMesh Whole Home WiFi System Compatible (RT-AC86U)

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Designed to deliver jaw-dropping network performance, the ASUS RT-AC86U features a 1.8GHz dual-core processor with the latest 802.11AC MU-MIMO technology. Maximize your online experience with game-boosting adaptive QoS, gamers private network by wtfast, and built-in network security from AiProtection. Use the ASUS router app to manage your network while on-the-go.

Customer Reviews

The best prosumer router now available, but overkill for less active networks.

 on February 9, 2016
By M. Malone
I normally don’t write long reviews, but thought due to our interesting networking environment, this review may be helpful for others contemplating this Asus AC88U router in more complex situations.

Initial Impressions – Postitive!

 on January 19, 2018
We upgraded from a Netgear R6300v2 to the ASUS RT-AC86U Dual Band Wireless Router AC2900 about 10 days ago so this review is still ongoing.

One of the best AC wireless routers on the market

 on March 28, 2016
By PLin
Pros: Extremely fast wifi speeds, very good range, tons of settings, easy to use browser interface, guest-mode wifi


 on May 5, 2018
By Charles Nordlander
Although my Apple Time Capsule router (the tower version) was easily outperformed by newer routers on the market, I delayed replacing it in hopes that Apple would come out with a newer model. But with Apple formally announcing the (misguided) decision to end the Airport/Time Capsule product line, there was no longer a reason to wait. After reading WAY too many router reviews, I decided on the RT-AC88U based on its uniformly excellent test results.