ASUS RT-AC86U WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2900, Dual-band

Product code: 223270

Product features

  • For cable or fibre optic broadband
  • AC 2900
  • Ideal for high internet use
  • Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
  • Beamforming improves network connectivity
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Was £199.99 (from 10/07/2019 to 08/08/2019)

Product features

  • For cable or fibre optic broadband
  • AC 2900
  • Ideal for high internet use
  • Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
  • Beamforming improves network connectivity
Product information
Top features: 

- Enhance your connection for lag-free online gaming and 4K streaming 

- Dual-band connection for efficient gaming and web browsing at home 

- Wide signal coverage made better with Range Boost Technology 

- AiProtection blocks common internet-based attacks 

Enhance your connection

Make your internet connection better with the ASUS RT-AC86U WiFi Cable & Fibre Router. It delivers a combined 2917 Mbps Wi-Fi speed. In other words, you'll benefit from lag-free online multiplayer gaming so you won't have to worry about your connection slowing you down.

You could even livestream 4K Ultra HD content without it having to buffer. It's a must if you stream gaming content on Twitch or YouTube.

Dual-band connection

Don't worry if you've got multiple internet users at home. The dual-band WiFi signal ensures a constantly smooth connection, even if you're playing games online and someone else is streaming from Netflix at the same time.

Wide signal coverage

The router has Range Boost Technology to provide a good signal in every room of your house, as well as AiRadar beamforming technology, which focuses the signal directly to your devices. Your devices (and you) will benefit from a faster and clearer WiFi signal with no lag.


Stay safe from dodgy internet-based attack thanks to AiProtection. The network security system ensures all your connected devices are protected, even if they don't have antivirus protection built-in. Attacks are blocked before they reach your network so that your personal information is safe from prying eyes.

Technical specifications for ASUS RT-AC86U WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2900, Dual-band

Type Cable & fibre router
Rating AC 2900
Data transfer speed Up to 2167 Mbps
Wireless band Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Wireless connectivity WiFi
Wired connections - Gigabit LAN Ethernet port x 4
- USB 3.0 x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1
Beamforming Yes
Number of antennas 3
Firewall - Access control
- Parental control
- Network service filter
- URL filter
- Port filter
Guest network access Yes
Parental controls Yes
Network standards - IEEE 802.11a
- IEEE 802.11b
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11ac
- IPv4
- IPv6
Other security features - UPnP
- IGMP v1/v2/v3
- DNS Proxy
- NTP Client
- Port Trigger
- Port Forwarding
- System Event Log
System requirements Windows 7 or later
Colour Black
Box contents ASUS RT-AC86U WiFi Cable & Fibre Router
Dimensions 84 x 221 x 160 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 1.1 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years
Customer reviews

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Peterborough GB
WiFi signal reaches part of the house that our ISP supplied router could not. Very fast and easy set up. The lights are very bright at night but there is a switch on the rear to turn them off. The styling is not to my taste but this is a great product and I would buy again.
For a fibre connection, it requires the BT Openreach modem or third-party modem between the router and the wall socket. I know that some routers have this built (like my ISP supplied one)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2019
Published on: 03 June 2019
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Subject to what you’re ordering and where you want to collect from, you can:

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  3. Review the collection options local to you – just click on any one to add it to your basket

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  • Spread the cost with monthly payments, 24.9% APR representative
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  • No deposit to pay and choose to pay it off early at no extra cost
  • Plus once you've opened an account, you can use it to spend again in the future on anything £99 and over
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If you’re buying this item online, you can apply for credit at checkout. Or if you’re reserving online, or shopping in store, apply here.

DSG Retail Limited acts as a credit broker and not a lender. Credit is provided by Creation Consumer Finance Ltd.
Both DSG Retail Ltd and Creation Consumer Finance Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Save £40.00
Was £199.99 (from 10/07/2019 to 08/08/2019)
ASUS RT-AC86U WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 2900, Dual-band
Save £40.00
Was £199.99 (from 10/07/2019 to 08/08/2019)