Meet The RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U Gaming Routers

Source: ASUS Meet The RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U Gaming Routers

Security, WiFi 6 And Aura RGBs

ASUS have announced the release of two new gaming routers, the RT-AX86U which is upgraded version of the RT-AC86U and the new RT-AX82U with Aura RGBs.  In perfect conditions the RT-AX86U can provide up to 5700 Mbps as well as a wired 2.5 Gbps port  while the RT-AX82U can offer you 5400Mbps and has a gaming port which prioritizes the traffic from any device wired into it.  ASUS AiMesh technology is supported by both models to allow you to set up a mesh network in your home; especially handy for older buildings with thick walls.

The security features on the routers include support for the WPA3 wireless security protocol, and also include a free lifetime subscription to ASUS AiProtection Pro.  That feature uses Trend Micro’s cloud database to detect incoming packets of a questionable or nefarious nature before they can even hit your network.  The ASUS Router app has been updated as well and now includes a Mobile Game Mode to make gaming on your phone better; if you are so inclined to do so.

The two gaming routers will be available in August, the RT-AX86U should cost you $249.99 while the ASUS RT-AX82U will be $229.99.


It features powerful WiFi 6 technology with combined overall speeds of up to 5700 Mbps and is an NVIDIA® GeForce NOW recommended router. The boldly styled RT-AX82U delivers WiFi 6 speeds up to 5400 Mbps and features a futuristic design with Aura RGB dynamic lighting effects.

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  1. WayneJetSki

    Great to see more WIfi6 routers coming out. What the hell is “gaming router”? Are there any gaming specific features that a regular ASUS router doesnt have?

    …….Does that basically just mean it has RGBs?

  2. WayneJetSki

    Considering that WiFi 6E needs new hardware it seems strange that they release this many WiFi 6 routers when WiFi 6E is just around the corner…..

  3. Mark

    Will it support openwrt or dd-wrt?


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