Asus RT-AC85U Review

Dual-band Wi-Fi router based on evolutionary MU-MIMO technology, AiRadar, AiProtection with Trend Micro, ASUSWRT dashboard and next generation connectivity.

The ASUS RT-AC85U includes a dual-core processor that eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers. So actually on the busiest house networks, HD movie streaming is definitely easy, the latency reduced for online video gaming and VoIP phone calls, and document downloads should never be interrupted.

Powered by 5th era Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi) and 256QAM technologies, the 802.11ac chipset provides RT-AC85U faster wifi speeds than N technology. At 2.4 GHz, it reaches 800 Mbps, while on the 5GHz band it blazes to 1734 Mbps. The improved bandwidth gets the higher capacity you have to boost Wi-Fi enjoyment in the home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones today all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time and energy to upgrade to another generation to increase your connectivity now and in the foreseeable future.

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Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
  • Product Segment
    AC2600 ultimate AC performance : 800+1734 Mbps
  • Coverage
    Large homes
  • 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 867 Mbps
    802.11ac: up to 1734 Mbps
  • Antenna
    Internal 2 dBi antenna x 4
  • Processor
    MTK MT7621A 880MHz Dual Core
  • Memory
    128 MB Flash
    128 MB RAM
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • Management
    DHCP, DDNS, System Event Log
  • Utilities
    Router setup wizard, firmware restoration, device discovery, the printer setup utility
  • Ports
    RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Features
    MU-MIMO
    SmartQoS
    – WMM
    – User-definable rules for IP/MAC/Port
    – Upload and download bandwidth management
    – ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with the highest priority
    Parental Control
    Guest Network: 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    VPN server: IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    3G/4G data sharing
    Printer Server
    – Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    – LPR protocol support
    Download Master
    – Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
    – Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
    – Upload and download bandwidth control
    – Download scheduling
    AiDisk file server
    – Samba and FTP server with account management
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist
  • Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button
  • LED Indicator
    Power x 1
    LAN x 1
    USB x 2
    Wi-Fi x 2
    WAN x 1
  • Power Supply
    AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output: 12 V with max. 1.5 A current
  • OS Support
    Windows® 10
    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7
    Windows® Vista
    Windows® 2000
    Windows® XP
    Mac OS X 10.4
    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Mac OS X 10.9
    Mac OS X 10.10
    Mac OS X 10.11
    Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    Linux
  • Environmental
    Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C ( °F to ºF)
    Storage Temperature: -20 ° to 80 ° C ( °F to °F)
    Operating Humidity: 0 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)
    Storage Humidity: 0 % to 95 % (Non-condensing)
  • Dimensions
    x x ~ cm (WxDxH) (Without Bezel)
  • Package Content
    1 x RT-AC85U Dual Band Wireless-AC2600 Gigabit Router
    1 x RJ-45 cable
    1 x Power adapter
    1 x QSG
    1 x Support CD(user manual and Utility)
    1 x stand
    1 x Warranty card
  • Operation mode
    Wireless router mode
    Access point mode

Pro

  • Extensive firmware
  • Solid Wi-Fi speed and coverage
  • Well priced

Cons

  • Complex firmware
  • Divisive looks

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