Asus Launches RT-AX86U Wi-Fi 6 Router – Looks With Quality
Wi-Fi 6 has accelerated its stealth in consumer wireless networks, pushed together by the similar accelerated spread of Gigabit Internet. Until recent months, buying a Wi – Fi 6 device was largely a decision more about the future and less about immediate profit. But that’s changing quickly, as all sorts of wireless device manufacturers come out with products that boast of igniting this and that, and it’s finally time to take a serious look at 802.11 ax routers.
The Asus RT-AX88U was an early participant in the field,and the company now has several follow-ups, including our best Runner-up gaming router: the RT-AX86U. there I gave it credit for Extremely fast and for its sober body design. However, I have problems with Asus ‘ UI choices. In the end, I concluded that I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good gaming experience. Now I’m taking an even deeper dive to find out: is this router worth it for all the elderly, and not just for gamers who probably read it in a hoodie with RGB lighting and vents? I think so, and you should too.
As for the design of the Asus RT-AX86U, there is not much to say, and frankly, this is a good thing. It is neither a plate, nor a monolith, nor an ancient alien artifact, nor an air freshener-chic-Pod (although apparently it may be a Gundam). It is black, it stands upright and it has three stable, removable and adjustable antennas that protrude from the top. It has four outgoing Gigabit Ethernet Ports-including a game port with auto priority-on the back, a Gigabit WAN and a 2.5 Gigabit LAN/WAN port for those lucky enough to use it. Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports give you a fast NAS when you have a hard drive lying around.
Configuration is a quick process that allows me to decide in advance if I want to separate the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Knowing that I had to reconfigure some really stupid smart devices, I decided to disconnect them and my network was ready to run in about five minutes.
However, it should be noted that there are two ways to manage configuration and management. One is on a nice mobile app, and the other is on the browser, and I hate the browser-based UI of Asus routers. It’s just a strange, little concentrated, confused mess. If you’re the kind of person who wants deep, granular control over your home network, but doesn’t want to buy expensive hardware for business, you could be a lot worse than Asus, but be prepared to look for the settings you need to adjust. As you go through the settings, the menus and submenus become visible, which seem to extend endlessly, with an intimidating depth that most people would look at with narrowed eyes and false understanding, muttering, “Yes, I see” as you slowly move forward with the mouse click the X button on this tab.
The introduction screen has a basic network topology map that gives you a connection diagram and a section where you can split your 2.4 and 5 GHz bands or update your network SSID and password. After that, you get the shiny Y-elements, most of which are supported by Trend Micro, like the specific data type that prioritizes adaptive QOS, Traffic analysis, and different media and security modes.
Together, they offer a variety of security features in the AiProtection section, which promise to block malicious websites, protect them from distributed denial of Service strike and network vulnerability strike such as Heartbleed, while monitoring outbound traffic for suspicious packets from virus-infected devices. In each tab of this section, you will receive reports of suspicious network behavior with downloadable logs for your verification. In Tests at wicar.org, the router blocks all but two of the 10 sites, with Safari catching the last two. It seemed to work well, although the experience is barebones, and unlike the rest of the settings for the router, there are no customization possibilities, switches only for each of the three categories of protection. But if you use this or other important features of Trend Micro, you will eventually come to this EULA.: