Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC86U vs ASUS RT-AC88U


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
RT-AC86U
RT-AC88U
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi AC2900 USB 3.0 Router with AiProtection powered by Trend Micro, WTFast game accelerator inside for free, link aggregation, adaptive QoS, ASUS router app support, Dual-WAN 3G/4G support. Operating frequency is 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
AC3100 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Gaming Router with MU-MIMO, supporting AiProtection network security by Trend Micro, AiMesh for mesh WiFi system, and WTFast game accelerator
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
2917 Mbps
3167 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
8
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi AC2900 (AI Mesh USB 3.0 Router, AiProtection by Trend Micro, AI Mesh, WTFast Game Accelerator Adaptive QoS, Dual-WAN 3G/4G Support)
  • Speeds are very good, my daughter gets the same download speed on Wi-Fi in her bedroom that we get via an Ethernet cable (75MB/Sec), which is an impressive result that I had hoped for, but not expected.
  • Great WiFi speds and throughput. Easy to set up, easy to configure and looks like it is well supported by firmware updates.
  • Great speed and hasn't dropped out once since I got it.
  • Upgraded from the Asus 68U to this one and the wi-fi range is considerably better and so are the download and upload speeds, I highly recommend it.
  • Much better speeds than my previous router also good design!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
3.3 in.
2.38 in.
Width
8.7 in.
11.8 in.
Depth
6.3 in.
7.4 in.
Weight
1.9 lbs.
2 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi AC2900 (AI Mesh USB 3.0 Router, AiProtection by Trend Micro, AI Mesh, WTFast Game Accelerator Adaptive QoS, Dual-WAN 3G/4G Support)
  • This router is amazing - the WiFi is streaming perfectly all over the house - even up to our teenagers attic bedroom and halfway across our garden.
  • I do love this router it might not have as many antennas as others at this price point but decent range.
  • It has an excellent range, was easy to set-up. Recommended!
  • Incredible wifi coverage/range -ideal for large homes and large gardens.
  • The router works very well, with a very good range, nice design and color.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, VPN support
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
What customers say about "Security"
ASUS RT-AC86U Wi-Fi AC2900 (AI Mesh USB 3.0 Router, AiProtection by Trend Micro, AI Mesh, WTFast Game Accelerator Adaptive QoS, Dual-WAN 3G/4G Support)
  • Having devices running through the WAN or the tunnel of the VPN connection, wit ha kill switch, is very easy. As is port forwarding.
  • I love the fact that it comes with a lifetime subscription to TrendMicro security which checks for all types of malware etc.
  • Strong signal, adaptive QoS, traffic monitor, ability to break down traffic by apps/clients is a plus.
  • Fast, strong wireless, excellent security features.
  • Good security features, and the 5Ghz wireless is very stable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
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