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Asus RT-AC86U Dual-Band AC2900 Wireless Gigabit Router £113.41 (using code) @ CCL / Ebay
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Asus RT-AC86U Dual-Band AC2900 Wireless Gigabit Router £113.41 (using code) @ CCL / Ebay

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Posted 1st Nov

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ASUS RT-AC86U is the ultimate choice for gaming, with blistering 2917Mbps Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology and powerful game-boosting features including the WTFast game accelerator and Adaptive QoS. Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology on the RT-AC86U delivers a combined 2917 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming. Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance! Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network (GPN) from WTFast automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC86U this optimization is free for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games.

Main Features

- Dual-band AC2900 wireless router with the latest 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology
- 64bit Dual-Core processor optimizes network traffic and connectivity speeds
- Designed for lag-free online gaming and flawless 4K UHD streaming
- AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro provides built-in 24/7 protection from external attacks
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Great product , great price.
This or mesh WiFi
Spacevsgravity01/11/2019 18:20

This or mesh WiFi


This has AI Mesh and works well. I would pay £200 for this router any day, works great with good coverage. Does plenty with my virgin at approx 400mbps wireless upstairs!
Good price, will keep waiting for black Friday.
Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is really bad
Spacevsgravity01/11/2019 18:20

This or mesh WiFi


When you say AI mesh, it only works with another of this router to create mesh AI? Or any other like Orbi or Google WiFi.
Spacevsgravity01/11/2019 18:29

When you say AI mesh, it only works with another of this router to create …When you say AI mesh, it only works with another of this router to create mesh AI? Or any other like Orbi or Google WiFi.


Yes, sorry you need minimum two ASUS routers to do so.
Edited by: "munny245" 1st Nov
Would this work with Vodafone superfast 2 broadband?

We are moving next month and will be the first time without virgin media for over 10 years so cant remember what is needed. Should this give enough coverage for a 4 bed house?
apacheuk01/11/2019 18:28

Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is …Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is really bad


Yes you can. I've used it to replace my rubbish BT home hub router. You will need to set your current router to Modem only mode / Bridge mode so the Asus router can be the main device.
chrisvenn01/11/2019 18:33

Would this work with Vodafone superfast 2 broadband?We are moving next …Would this work with Vodafone superfast 2 broadband?We are moving next month and will be the first time without virgin media for over 10 years so cant remember what is needed. Should this give enough coverage for a 4 bed house?


WiFi coverage won’t be an issue, has no modem though, just a router.
I've got one too, works very well and range is brilliant. This is running off my Virgin media router modem only mode and is the dogs balls.
apacheuk01/11/2019 18:28

Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is …Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is really bad



Just do what I did, bought a pro wifi access point, then if I change providers I still have the same setup
Edited by: "stealth666" 1st Nov
Missed the last one, just as I was going through checkout. Shame, as it's a cracking deal
With Wi-Fi 6 out ? Is this still worthwhile
Is it worth waiting for an ax (6 or whatever it’s called) router or is that still years away from being decent for this money
Greyze01/11/2019 18:35

Yes you can. I've used it to replace my rubbish BT home hub router. You …Yes you can. I've used it to replace my rubbish BT home hub router. You will need to set your current router to Modem only mode / Bridge mode so the Asus router can be the main device.


I don’t think the sky/nowtv2 cr.p have ‘modem only’ mode. I ve been struggling with the nowtv’s rubbish modem/router for weeks.

Currently have an asus dsl-ac88u to replace it but spent half a day to sort the damn username of sky router and their option61 or whatever crp it is...promised never to touch sky or nowtv ever again...
Edited by: "timarli" 1st Nov
apacheuk01/11/2019 18:28

Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is …Can I use this to replace my sky hub broadband router? Sky wifi signal is really bad


I don't know if this is old info, but I'm a home/small business IT guy and have had problems with people wanting to replace a Sky router with a better one.

Do Sky still withhold your sign in username and password? They used to and probably/possibly still do. There's a way of extracting it from your old router using some software but if they detected that you had done this and were using a non-Sky aftermarket router, they banned you. I don't know if this is still the case, but I've not heard anywhere that they no longer do this. So, until you hear otherwise, be wary of replacing a Sky router with a non-Sky router.
Edited by: "kebabthief" 1st Nov
Never knew they did that
kebabthief01/11/2019 19:53

I don't know if this is old info, but I'm a home/small business IT guy and …I don't know if this is old info, but I'm a home/small business IT guy and have had problems with people wanting to replace a Sky router with a better one.Do Sky still withhold your sign in username and password? They used to and probably/possibly still do. There's a way of extracting it from your old router using some software but if they detected that you had done this and were using a non-Sky aftermarket router, they banned you. I don't know if this is still the case, but I've not heard anywhere that they no longer do this. So, until you hear otherwise, be wary of replacing a Sky router with a non-Sky router.


I used my own router (this one) with Sky for over a year. No issues. Now use it with BT. Just had to extract my id/pw and configured spoofing as an extra measure. Checkout the skyuser forum.
rnem17001/11/2019 20:44

I used my own router (this one) with Sky for over a year. No issues. Now …I used my own router (this one) with Sky for over a year. No issues. Now use it with BT. Just had to extract my id/pw and configured spoofing as an extra measure. Checkout the skyuser forum.


Hi renm. I know exactly how to extract the id and password. I was just stating that if Sky knew that you have done this, they ban you and disconnect your service. Obviously, I find this a ridiculous thing to do to your own customers. I've no idea how they can detect it though. For that reason I'd never use Sky for broadband and will always deter my customers from also doing so.
kebabthief01/11/2019 19:53

I don't know if this is old info, but I'm a home/small business IT guy and …I don't know if this is old info, but I'm a home/small business IT guy and have had problems with people wanting to replace a Sky router with a better one.Do Sky still withhold your sign in username and password? They used to and probably/possibly still do. There's a way of extracting it from your old router using some software but if they detected that you had done this and were using a non-Sky aftermarket router, they banned you. I don't know if this is still the case, but I've not heard anywhere that they no longer do this. So, until you hear otherwise, be wary of replacing a Sky router with a non-Sky router.


Shame on you Sky.

Why should i be tied to using your crappy router when i purchase my own?

Well not with Sky BB or ever likely to be. On my 3rd ISP with this router and a BT openreach modem without issue.

This router is a very worthy investment. Just added a USB stick to create a DIY NAS and Media Server which is working well.
timarli01/11/2019 19:47

I don’t think the sky/nowtv2 cr.p have ‘modem only’ mode. I ve been strug …I don’t think the sky/nowtv2 cr.p have ‘modem only’ mode. I ve been struggling with the nowtv’s rubbish modem/router for weeks. Currently have an asus dsl-ac88u to replace it but spent half a day to sort the damn username of sky router and their option61 or whatever crp it is...promised never to touch sky or nowtv ever again...


Happy with that solution so far?
I've tried a vdsl modem/router like that in the past. It was one of the netgear nighthawks and it was so aweful While it technically worked the vdsl modem inside it sucked. I lost about 5Mbs downspeed and 2Mbs up from my original router.

The best solution I found was to go for separate devices compared to all in ones. The DrayTek Vigor 130 is one of the best quality modems around. Pretty much guaranteed to get the best possible VDSL speeds at your home with it. Then this router of course
Greyze01/11/2019 21:30

Happy with that solution so far?I've tried a vdsl modem/router like that …Happy with that solution so far?I've tried a vdsl modem/router like that in the past. It was one of the netgear nighthawks and it was so aweful While it technically worked the vdsl modem inside it sucked. I lost about 5Mbs downspeed and 2Mbs up from my original router.The best solution I found was to go for separate devices compared to all in ones. The DrayTek Vigor 130 is one of the best quality modems around. Pretty much guaranteed to get the best possible VDSL speeds at your home with it. Then this router of course


No, i cant say i am happy with current solution as it s not like i have 35+mbps all arund the flat and its such a small flat. Ps4 is 5m away seperated by a waffle thin wall and max download is 17(still better than nowtvhub2 which gave anything between 700kbps-4mbps)...today i am expecting a netgear modem delivered (dm200 or stg, thr cheap £30 one). I will try that with a linksys 8300. Fingers crossed it will be better

Thought about draytek but then it s £80, router £100...becoming an expensive solution for a small flat with nothing other than streaming and ps4 (and phones ofc)

What router are u using? Ac86u?
Edited by: "timarli" 2nd Nov
Yup. I have a dedicated modem and the AC86U doing all the router stuff. Best solution i've ever had tbh. Understandably more pricey though
Ah blast. Have been looking out for one of these since the £124 Amazon deal expired! Oh well, wait another day!
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