ASUS RT-AX86U Wi-Fi 6 Gigabit Gaming Router, Dual-Band AX5700, 2.5G Gaming Port, Aggregated 2G WAN Connection, Dual-WAN, VPN, GeForce NOW, Mobile Game Mode
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews
"It solves the Wifi coverage problem very well. The delivery was soooooo fast. I order it at 4pm and delivered in next morning."
"Bought this router to be the primary router in an AI Mesh network with an ASUS RT-AC86U as a node and the whole system works perfectly."
"Subject says it all...this is arguably the best overall router on the market. Range is excellent and don't be fooled that you need it's bigger brother the RT-AX88U. The latency a ...view more"
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Your Winning Choice for Mobile Gaming!
Enjoy the fastest, smoothest WiFi gaming connections ever with the ASUS RT-AX86U dual-band WiFi 6 router. It delivers ultrafast WiFi speeds up to 5700 Mbps*, and is packed with advanced technology, including Mobile Game Mode for a lag-free, low-latency mobile gaming experience.
Ultrapowerful WiFi 6
Lower latency | Faster speeds | Energy efficient | Longer range
RT-AX86U brings you all the benefits of WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and works perfectly with all your existing WiFi devices! **
Boost Your Mobile Gaming
Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app.
Gaming Without Limits
Prioritize via Gaming Port
The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX86U automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just connect your gaming PC or console to the special LAN port to give you a fast, stable connection that's always at the head of the queue.
Prioritize via Gear Accelerator
Gear Accelerator lets you prioritize devices wirelessly via RT-AX86U's online control panel. The simple interface lets you prioritize devices to help boost their speed and prevent them fighting over bandwidth with other devices.
Eliminate WiFi Congestion
Connect your devices to the 5 GHz band and avoid the often-congested 2.4 GHz band, while enjoying up to 5.6X faster WiFi speeds. Also, optional Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) unlocks up to 15 of the least-congested channels on the 5GHz band to give you even more bandwidth for gaming.***
Nvidia Geforce NOW
GeForce NOW is NVIDIA's cloud-based gaming service that delivers real-time GeForce-powered gameplay straight from the cloud to all your devices. With GeForce NOW, you can connect to your store accounts and stream your library of games, or play your favorite free-to-play games available on the service. GeForce NOW recommended routers ensure up to 90% of WiFi bandwidth is dedicated to gaming and undergo rigorous testing to deliver the best possible experience and lowest latency for cloud gaming.
Lightning-Fast 2 Gbps Internet
RT-AX86U is designed to break down all the barriers that can slow down your gaming. It supports up to a 2 Gbps internet connection, so you can unlock the full potential of high-speed networking for both wired and WiFi connections.
Remove Network Bottlenecks
Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service) lets you keep your network running smoothly by prioritizing network traffic. You can prioritize applications such as streaming video or web surfing, as well as gaming. It's the perfect ally for delivering low-latency WiFi anywhere in your home.
Does your router leave you with WiFi dead spots? RT-AX86U supports ASUS AiMesh, a unique mesh-networking technology that creates a whole-home network using multiple ASUS routers. With easy central control and seamless roaming, even non-experts can set it up with any AiMesh-capable routers you own. Say goodbye to WiFi dead zones!
Commercial-grade Security for Your Home
Home network security is crucial when you have multiple connected devices, and even more so when there are devices without anti-virus capabilities such as IoT devices. RT-AX86U includes lifetime free AiProtection Pro, including the latest WPA3 security protocol and advanced Parental Controls. Every device is protected with RT-AX86U, and you can keep an eye on everything that's happening on your network via the handy mobile app.
- AiProtection Pro
- WPA3 Security Protocol
- Advanced Parental Controls
Easy Management Via Mobile App
Graphical monitoring of real-time traffic.
Pinpoint your network problems with just one tap.
The easy way to share your WiFi securely without difficult passwords.
* Actual data throughput and WiFi coverage will vary from network conditions and environmental factors, including the volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage.
** To benefit from WiFi 6 features, the WiFi client needs to be WiFi 6 capable.
*** The number of speed is calculated with data rate of 2.4 GHz band and of 5 GHz band, which are respectively 861 and 4804 Mbps. And the DFS channels may not be supported in some countries due to local regulations.
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
AX5700 ultimate AX performance
Very large homes
802.11a : 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
802.11n (1024 QAM) : up to 750 Mbps
802.11ac (1024 QAM) : up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4GHz) : up to 861 Mbps
802.11ax (5GHz) : up to 4804 Mbps
External antenna x 3
Internal PCB antenna x 1
2.4 GHz 3 x 3
5 GHz 4 x 4
1.8 GHz quad-core processor
256 MB Flash
1 GB RAM
OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access)
Beamforming: standard-based and universal
1024-QAM high data rate
20/40/80/160 MHz bandwidth
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
WPA3-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support
Firewall & Access Control
Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log
WAN Connection Type
Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Router setup wizard; Firmware restoration; Device discovary
RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for LAN x 4, RJ45 for 2.5G BaseT for WAN/LAN x 1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 2
Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
VPN server : PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server, IPSec server
VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
NAT Pass-Through :PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, IPSec Pass-Through, RTSP Pass-Through, H.323 Pass-Through, PPPoE relay
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image :
- Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
NVIDIA Geforce Now Cloud Gaming Optimization
WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch, LED on/off Button
Power x 1
Wi-Fi x 2
2.5G Port x 1
WAN x 1
LAN x 4
WPS x 1
AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 2.37 A current
DC Output : 19.5 V with max. 2.31 A current
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
242 x 100 x 325 mm (WxDxH) with antenna
242 x 100 x 164 mm (WxDxH) without antenna
RT-AX86U WiFi router
Quick Start Guide
Wireless router mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.
Unleash your broadband speeds
This devices ticks all the boxes except for one -- the much touted AiMesh did not work with my RT AX-58U and I gave up subsequently opted for a wired backhaul option but this necessitated getting a switch given my home office set up. I also tried upgrading to the Merlin-basead firmwares but to no avail. ASUS support was also not very helpful. But, why still 4 stars? This device works well enough on its own so just reflecting it in this review. I'm still working through all the other features of this product and other than the AiMesh, I have not been disappointed.
Great, expensive, but very worthwhile
It solves the Wifi coverage problem very well. The delivery was soooooo fast. I order it at 4pm and delivered in next morning.
Great router upgrade & for AI Mesh
Bought this router to be the primary router in an AI Mesh network with an ASUS RT-AC86U as a node and the whole system works perfectly.
Extremely good product with this price
This router really boost the speed of my wifi 60% compare to the router I got from the internet provider and it can reach to every part of my house with a very good signal, took me only 5 minutes to setup
Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fibre ready router 10/10
Get what you pay for "5 star"
Had a Orcon router, average coverage and no secure guest network. Now we have great coverage on three levels. And all the bells and whistles we need.
Insanely Fast Wifi
I purchased this router which was recommended to me by Jason from the Queen Street store (shot Jason), and it is insanely good! I've been gaming over wifi 6 on my PS5 and havent experienced any lag on my end (i would connect via ethernet but due to my office/router location it isnt possible). Would recommend if you want to get the best bang for buck. Set up is easy, the hardest part was having to listen to orcons hold music. Once again thanks Jason for the router!
Great range and fast
I had the AC86U. In the office I had 2 bars of normal wifi, and no 5G, and that was with the Asus AC-68 AC1900 high gain antenna attached. Bought this AX86U. Full 5G in the office without the additional expander. Brilliant.
One Router to Rule them all...
Subject says it all...this is arguably the best overall router on the market. Range is excellent and don't be fooled that you need it's bigger brother the RT-AX88U. The latency and bandwidth performance actually edges that model out. Yes, you have fewer gigabit ports, but the 2.5gbe port is a bonus. Also, you can run the Asus Merlin variant of the firmware on this model (which I highly recommend).
A great purchase moving to fibre
Problems with VDSL and smart TV outages sorted using ASUS AX86URouter. No need for separate modem. Easy to instal
Worth the money, great speeds and really good range for wifi
Awesome router and easy to set up
Very happy with my purchase and the online support from PB tech made it easy to configure for the type of network provider.. getting close to the maximum speeds that the line can supply. thanks PB Tech
i have used this for 1 week so far amd it is brilliant.
this router has great features and is easy to set up once you are in the main menu.
Delivery & Pick-up
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Same Day Delivery
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Shipping Security & Insurance
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1 Hour Store Pick-up / Click & Collect
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PB Tech regularly ships overseas to Australia and beyond. If you are located in Australia, you can order directly from our Australian site www.pbtech.com/au. If you are from another country you can order from www.pbtech.com
Returns & Warranty
7 day right of exchange
If you change your mind after making a purchase, or realise you have ordered the incorrect item, you can enjoy the peace of mind that we offer a 7 day exchange policy.
To exchange a product, goods must be sealed / unopened, with packaging in original condition, and accompanied by a valid receipt dated no more than 7 calendar days from when you request an exchange.
If there is not a suitable product that can be exchanged for your returned item you will be offered a credit on your account or gift card based on the value paid at the time of purchase.
Please note, items purchased on finance cannot be exchanged for a gift card.
Hassle free warranty service
If your product develops a fault within the manufacturer warranty period, you can either contact the manufacturer directly (some manufacturers provide a high level of warranty service - including free pickup or in some cases onsite repair), or return to one of our services centres / stores. Where the product has been directly imported by PB Tech, you need to contact us directly or present the product at any one of our service centres / stores together with your proof of purchase.
If your product develops a fault outside of the manufacturer warranty or PB Tech warranty period, we offer a full repair service and are an authorised repair agent for leading brands such as Samsung, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo and more.
Returning a product / making a warranty claim
To contact the manufacturer directly to troubleshoot your product or to request a warranty repair, please view the list of manufacturer / brand warranty contacts (for products imported directly by PB Tech please return to us directly by completing our request a return form).
To return a product to PB Tech directly, please complete our request a return form.
Or view our returns policy for more information.