ASUS launches highly anticipated RT-AX86U Gaming Router exclusively with Singtel on 19th September, 2020

Singapore, 19 September 2020 — ASUS today announced the exclusive launch of the RT-AX86U Gaming Router with Singtel. The RT-AX86U is a high-performance dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) gaming router designed to give gamers, especially mobile gamers, a more powerful gaming experience.

“Gaming has provided a way for people to socialise and stay entertained during the global stay-at-home trend amid the current pandemic. In times like this, high speed and reliable home internet and wireless connectivity is essential in ensuring that our stay-home entertainment and productivity are not compromised. Singtel’s gaming plan allows us to perfectly complement their service by providing the best router hardware solution for our customers. As such, I am delighted to announce the exclusive launch of the RT-AX86U gaming router with Singtel, Singapore’s Top Fibre Broadband.” – Desmond Soh, Country Manager, ASUS Singapore.

Featuring WiFi 6 technology, the ASUS RT-AX86U Gaming Router combined with Singtel’s 1+1Gbps Fibre Pro Gamer Plan offer gamers an exceptional gaming experience on a reliable and fast broadband network. The bundle comes with the ASUS RT-AX86U Gaming Router, wtFast GPN, dedicated 1Gbps for gaming and another 1Gbps for family usage. ASUS is providing free commercial-grade home network security with the ASUS RT-AX86U Gaming Router, which includes ASUS AiProtection Pro and advanced parental controls.

For a limited time, new customers who sign up online at singtel.com/gamerbundle can enjoy Singtel’s 1+1Gbps Fibre Pro Gamer Plan at $64.90/mth (U.P. $69.90/mth). The first 50 subscribers of the 1+1Gbps Fibre Pro Gamer Plan will also receive a free and exclusive ROG Ranger Backpack. New and existing Singtel fibre customers can also choose to add the new ASUS RT-AX86U Gaming Router by topping up $17/mth (U.P. $19/mth) to their existing plans.

About The Router

RT-AX86U is an upgraded version of the best-selling RT-AC86U, keeping the classic black chassis with gaming-inspired red accents. It features ultrapowerful WiFi 6 technology with combined overall speeds of up to 5700 Mbps[i].

The RT-AX86U is packed with powerful, easy-to-use game acceleration features that will appeal to any kind of gamer, especially mobile gamers. The ASUS Router app includes a one-click Mobile Game Mode, and wired devices can be easily prioritized via the online control panel or by connecting them to the dedicated Gaming Port. RT-AX86U also includes a 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port, giving it true 2 Gbps networking capabilities for WAN, LAN and WiFi.

ASUS AiProtection Pro with Parental Controls provides full protection for all connected devices including gaming smartphones. The routers also support the unique ASUS AiMesh technology, which allows them be used as part of a multi-router mesh network in conjunction with other AiMesh-compatible ASUS routers to create a seamless whole-home network.

 

Ultrapowerful WiFi 6

RT-AX86U is a gaming router that deliver all the benefits of the new WiFi 6 standard, while offering full backward compatibility with existing WiFi devices. WiFi 6 technology provides faster speeds, higher network efficiency, longer range, and improved battery life for connected devices.

The WiFi 6 in RT-AX86U uses 160 MHz channels to enable combined overall WiFi speeds of up to 5700 Mbps in RT-AX86U. In a revolutionary move, WiFi 6 also combines OFDMA technology with MU-MIMO to deliver increased network capacity and efficiency in multi-device environments, as well as improved WiFi signal range for better coverage. The result is fewer WiFi dead spots and faster, more reliable WiFi connections for all devices, throughout the home, no matter how many devices are connected: gamers can be sure their game won’t be interrupted by downloads or streaming on other devices. WiFi 6 also includes a feature called Target Wake Time that helps reduce power consumption for mobile and IoT devices, giving gamers more battery life for gaming.

 

Designed for gaming

RT-AX86U includes a wealth of features designed to allow any kind of gamer to easily accelerate their games.

The free and easy-to-use ASUS Router app includes the new Mobile Game Mode. This provides one-touch mobile gaming acceleration, automatically prioritizing all traffic from the device running the ASUS Router app to ensure the best possible gaming experience. Mobile gaming devices can also take advantage of lower congestion and faster speeds on the 5 GHz WiFi band.

Users can also prioritize any device on the network using the Gear Accelerator function in the router’s online control panel. For wired gaming devices, one of the LAN ports is also a dedicated Gaming Port that prioritizes any wired device connected to it.

Open NAT takes the complexity out of port forwarding with an easy three-step configuration process, and Adaptive QoS can be configured to prioritize traffic from different kinds of apps, including games, so network bottlenecks should be a thing of the past.

RT-AX86U additionally supports a lightning-fast 2 Gbps wired connections via 2.5 Gbps port that can be used as either a WAN or LAN. This means that RT-AX86U supports true 2.5 Gbps networking via WAN, LAN and WiFi.

RT-AX86U is also an NVIDIA® GeForce NOW™ recommended router for the very best cloud gaming experience.

Bold gaming style

The new ASUS gaming routers are designed for maximum visual appeal, with bold lines and gaming-inspired detailing. RT-AX86U has a vertical orientation — chosen for optimum performance — with discreetly powerful looks enhanced by the red panel at the front base of the router.

 

Secure and versatile

For maximum security, RT-AX86U supports the latest WPA3 wireless security protocol, and include a free lifetime subscription to ASUS AiProtection Pro, which offers commercial-grade security and advanced parental controls. AiProtection Pro protects all devices connected to the network, including those that cannot run traditional antivirus software, such as smartphones and IoT devices.

Built-in ASUS AiMesh support means that RT-AX86U can be used as either a controller or a node in a mesh network built using AiMesh-capable routers. An AiMesh mesh network delivers whole-home WiFi coverage for all wireless devices, with seamless roaming and no dead zones.

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS[ii]

 

 
  ASUS RT-AX86U  
Antennas 3 x detachable antennas

1 x internal antenna (for 5 GHz)

 
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz  
Wi-Fi Data Rate 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

802.11ac (2.4GHz, nitro-QAM):up to 750 Mbps

802.11ac (5 GHz, nitro-QAM):up to 4333 Mbps

802.11ax (2.4GHz):up to 861 Mbps

802.11ax (5 GHz):up to 4804 Mbps

 
Network Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac,

IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6

 
Memory 256 MB Flash

1 GB DDR3 RAM

 
I/O Ports 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN

1 x RJ45 for 2.5G WAN or LAN

4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN

2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1

 
Button Power, WPS, Reset, LED on/off  
DC Power Adapter AC Input : 100V~240 V

DC Output : 19 V / 2.37 A

 
Package Contents RT-AX86U WiFi router

RJ-45 cable

Power adapter

Quick Start Guide

Warranty card

 
Dimensions 242 x 100 x 325 mm

(excluding antennas: 242 x 100 x 164 mm)

 
Weight 814.5 g  

[i] Unless otherwise stated, quoted WiFi speeds are theoretical maximum speeds. Actual Wi-Fi performance may be affected by environmental factors.

[ii] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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