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ASUS RT-AC86 U (1.40)
Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan WG9117B AC44-ASU

FCC approval date: 20 April 2017
(Est.) release date: 22 August 2017
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $200
Country of manuf.: China

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Type: wireless router

Industry Canada ID: 3568A-RTAC86U

Power: 19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4906 (1.8 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 256 MiB
268,435,456 B
2,097,152 Kib
262,144 KiB
2,048 Mib
0.25 GiB
(Macronix NAND)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Micron MT41K256M16TW-107:P)

Expansion IFs: USB 3.1 (Gen 1), USB 2.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes, 10-pad header
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4366E
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4365E
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4906
Switch: Broadcom BCM4906
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1


Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO, NitroQAM, DFS (master), AiMesh

Default SSID: ASUS_XX_2G (8 addl. devices), ASUS_XX_5G (7 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1034 additional devices
of which 140 are ASUS devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1057 additional devices
of which 150 are ASUS devices

802dot11 OUI: 88:D7:F6 (1 E, -, 2017)
Ethernet OUI: 88:D7:F6 (1 E, -, 2017)

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

2167 Mbps max PHY rate for the 80MHz wide 5GHz channel,
750 Mbps max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 2900 Mbps class

AC2900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

"RT-AC86U REV 1.40" and "1650" is silkscreened on the board.

Web GUI:

According to the Model Names Confirmation Letter at the FCC:

Model No:
are identical in electrical, mechanical and physical design
The difference between these models is only for marketing purpose

XX in the default SSID refers to the last two digits of 2.4GHz

MAC address found on the label on the back of the router

A Class II Permissive Change Letter submitted to the FCC 11/14/2017

indicates two major changes to the product:
  • 1. Add WLAN 5G band 2 and band 3 functions (DFS)
  • 2. Add Mesh function. (AiMesh)

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 05/24/2017)


  • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 2167 Mbps for
low-latency online gaming, smooth 4K UHD video playback and fast file-sharing
  • 4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled Wi-Fi range
  • ASUS Router App lets control network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC.
  • Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast lets you enjoy smooth gameplay
in supported multi-player online games
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro for triple-strength network security, plus robust
Parental Controls and privacy protection
  • Revolutionary MU-MIMO technology can connect multiple MU-MIMO-compatible
clients at each device’s maximum speed simultaneously
  • With built-in USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled
devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your
ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi
And with USB 3.1 Gen 1, you can enjoy up to 10x faster data transfer speeds


Forum threads[edit]

Spec. aggregators[edit]

GPL Info[edit]

See also[edit]

List of MU-MIMO supported devices