Given the recent launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X, the need for stable and fast Wi-Fi connectivity in the home has never been more apparent. If you’re using an older router to connect your new console to the internet and you’re frustrated by sub-par speeds, bandwidth congestion and poor range, now is the time to upgrade to a superfast Wi-Fi 6 router.
Wi-Fi 6, also known as “802.11ax”, is the latest and greatest Wi-Fi standard, and it delivers significant improvements over the last-gen Wi-Fi 5, or “802.11ac” standard, from increased throughput speeds of up to 10Gbps to drastically reduced bandwidth congestion.
ASUS has been quick to release a lineup of innovative Wi-Fi 6 networking gear, which brings all the benefits of the new standard to your home gaming setup. No matter what your gaming device of choice – be it a PS5 or Windows PC – ASUS Wi-Fi 6 routers are sure to supercharge your experience.
ASUS RT-AX86U 5700 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router
The ASUS RT-AX86U 5700 is the ultimate router for whole-home gaming, bringing all of the best features of Wi-Fi 6 to your console or PC.
The stylish dual-band router will allow you to enjoy ultrafast speeds up to 5700Mbps with the latest Wi-Fi 6 and 160MHz channels, along with 2Gbps LAN speeds via link aggregation. There’s even a dedicated gaming port on the RT-AX86U that automatically prioritises any wired device connected to it.
No complex configuration is needed, just hook up your device of choice to benefit from a fast, stable connection that’s always at the head of the queue.
The ASUS RX-AX86U also promises to put an end to dreaded Wi-Fi dead spots, ensuring you can game in any corner of your home. The router supports ASUS AiMesh, a unique mesh-networking technology that creates a whole-home network using multiple ASUS routers. With easy central control and seamless roaming, even non-experts can set it up.
The RX-AX86U isn’t just designed for console or PC gaming either, as the router’s dedicated Mobile Game Mode boosts online gaming performance on mobile devices by minimising lag and latency at the touch of a button. ASUS AiPortection Pro, a security solution powered by Trend Micro, also comes built-in as standard to ward off virus attacks, block access to malicious sites, and configure parental controls
As if that wasn’t enough, the ASUS RX-AX86U is also recommended for GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud-based gaming service that delivers real-time GeForce-powered gameplay straight from the cloud to all your devices.
The ASUS RX-AS86U 5700 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router is available to buy now for just £229.99.
ASUS RT-AX82U 5400 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router
Designed to support next-generation consoles, the ASUS RT-AX82U is a competitively priced Wi-Fi 6 router that offers an affordable upgrade for any home gaming setup.
The RT-AX82U offers dual-band Wi-Fi 6 with a top speed of 5400Mbps), along with four additional Gigabit Ethernet ports for hooking up your console or gaming PC to enjoy a lag-free wired connection. One of these is a dedicated gaming port and automatically prioritises any wired device – be it an Xbox or a gaming PC – connected to it.
Traffic can also be prioritised using Adaptive QoS, a feature that lets you keep your network running smoothly at all times. You can prioritise applications such as streaming video or web surfing, as well as gaming, proving the perfect ally for delivering low-latency Wi-Fi anywhere in your home.
The ASUS RT-AX82U has been designed with gamers in mind too, boasting ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects that will brighten up your home. You can choose from a variety of multi-colour modes that have different lighting effects, which can be matched to different moods or applications.
Much like the ASUS RX-AS86U, the RT-AX82U also comes with ASUS’ dedicated Mobile Gaming Mode, commercial-grade security built-in, and support for ASUS AiMesh for creating a whole-home network using multiple ASUS routers.
The ASUS RT-AX82U 6400 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router is available to buy for just £179.99.