Asus RT-AC86U Dual-Band AC2900 Router Review

The Asus RT-AC86U is one of the latest routers released by the Taiwanese company and it is among the first devices to support the newly developed AiMesh technology (which got out of the beta stage at the beginning of this year), but it also features some of the latest technologies that Asus has implemented into its most powerful routers, such as the MU-MIMO, the AiProtection (by Trend Micro), the WTFast game accelerator (useful for online gaming) and the Adaptive QoS.

I wrote some time ago that the RT-AC87U was the successor of the RT-AC68U but it seems that Asus thought otherwise and almost five years later released the official successor of the popular RT-AC68U in the form of the Asus RT-AC86U which retains the same design language, but it does come with a more powerful CPU and better performing dual-band radios (the RT-AC86U is also available as RT-AC68U Extreme). But why did Asus decide to go with the AC86U, is it a step backwards from the AC87U or the newer AC88U?

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