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ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO & AiMesh (RT-AC86U)

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ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO & AiMesh (RT-AC86U)

Offers the ultimate gaming experience.


The ASUS AC2900 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Gaming Router is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features, including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS.

  • WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS deliver lag-free gaming and smooth 4K Ultra HD streaming
  • AC2900 speeds boosted with NitroQAM technology to handle even the busiest home networks with ease
  • High-performance antennas, ASUS AiRadar and RangeBoost eliminate dead spots and MU-MIMO maximises multi-device performance
  • Enjoy smooth networking and fast data transfers with the 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor
  • AiProtection blocks and neutralises internet security threats for all your connected smart devices
  • Make the internet a safer place for everyone with advanced parental controls

Ultrafast Wi-Fi with NitroQAM and 5GHz Quad-Stream Technology

Whether you’re gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K Ultra HD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology delivers the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream (4×4) speeds of up to 2167Mbps, giving your router combined total speed of 2917Mbps. So everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming!

Powerful hardware for the ultimate performance

This router has an extra internal 5GHz antenna to provide the ultimate 5GHz quad-stream performance, while RangeBoost significantly improves mid to long distance Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, the router’s 1.8GHz 64bit dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level, enabling USB data transfers of up to 110Mbps and router download/upload speeds (WAN-LAN throughput) of up to 1600Mbps.

Adaptive QoS – Prioritise your game

Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritise gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making this router the perfect ally for low-latency gaming anywhere in your home. It supports major consoles including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One.

Multiple-capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO Technology

MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. This router is able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously.

Unbeatable coverage

With ASUS innovative antenna design and the new RangeBoost technology, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

Powerful whole-home Wi-Fi system

ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes the problems that affect Wi-Fi coverage: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS Routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and gives you time-saving central control and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is the Wi-Fi you can rely on – for all your devices, all the time!

Connectivity options

This router has four Gigabit LAN ports, USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port. Smart TV, game consoles, NAS storage devices and more can now have their own dedicated ports, making it your digital home hub. With built-in USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.1 Gen 1, you can enjoy up to 10x faster data transfer speeds.

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