ASUS RT-AC86U Dual-Band AC2900
Broadcom BCM4365E 2.4GHz MU-MIMO 3x3:3 ~750Mbps
Broadcom BCM4366E 5GHz MU-MIMO 4x4:4 (1 internal) ~2167Mbps
Wave2, MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, DFS (master), AiMesh
Broadcom BCM4906 1.8GHz (2 cores), 256MB Flash / 512MB RAM
Gigabit Ports : 1xWAN / 4xLAN | Storage : 1xUSB3 / 1xUSB2
Unboxing and initial SpeedTest (LAN~WAN) video below
Product information & reference:
- Official Product Info : RT-AC86U .
- Official Firmware Download : RT-AC86U .
- WikiDevi Info : RT-AC86U .
This AC86U has been out in the market for very long time already, and it was with me for a very long time too
The AC86U overall design outlook is very similar like the popular AC68U, even all the ports and buttons layout position are the same, except for the front panel, which I prefer the AC86U's nicer shape design. I like standing-type router design with cables insertion at the lower back section, better ventilation and lesser antenna bending. This AC86U will be one of my favorite router, AP or for AiMesh setup/expansion purposes
Alright, straight to the point, let's see how this Broadcom wireless performance based on my following home setup and testings :