STOP using your ISP provided router! - ASUS RT-AX86U AX5700 WiFi 6 Router Showcase

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ShortCircuit Oy oldin
Sorry for the audio issues! It's been fixed so it won't happen again going forward. - Jono
504 Octo
504 Octo 12 kun oldin
People concerned about audio quality instead content context. Everyone nowadays is sound engineer lol.
Brew Review
Brew Review 14 kun oldin
Thank god for that backup audio, eh?
SH1TH0T 16 kun oldin
Must be the ISP provided router..
Mechbest Oy oldin
How dare you jono
Rich Cornett
Rich Cornett Oy oldin
So... which staff member did got threatened or killed to ensure "it won't happen again", Jono?
Desktopia Kun oldin
Why do all reviewers only talk about features and specs and gigabytes when those pretty much never make any difference to like over 90% of users? Most people have internet access that is 100mbit/s or less. It does not matter at all, if your router can do jiggilybits per microsecond through fiftieth gen mimomamomoomoo. What by far most people need is a device that can connect what ever comes from their wall (or sometimes from their 4G or 5G modem) and connect that with an ethernet cable to desktop machines and through wifi to laptops, TVs and tablets, though in USA, where you actually have to pay by megabytes, people probably have to use wifi with smartphones too. Anyhow, no matter how many giggilyjiggylies per second some routers wifi can transfer, the connection to internet will never be faster than the - tada - internet connection, so even if you want to use all your devices at once, a fast wifi will not help, unless you are running a home server and are mostly transferring stuff from there and to there, which by far the most people do not. I would be a lot more useful to talk about how secure on insecure some network device is. Does the company have a good reputation and does it actively offer firmware updates to its devices to patch security holes. Many different brands use pretty much the same hardware - is this hardware known to have unpatched/unpatchable security issues and is the user interface easy to use. If only it was more commonly said, that WPS should not exist, that all wifi and maintenance passwords should be changed and SSID changed so that it does not reveal the make or model of the device. A good practice from manufacturers would be to use individual default passwords in all devices, unlike it usually is. EDIT: Also having an auto update firmware -feature would be a good one as most people never even look at their routers after initial installation. And yes, this was an unboxing or showcase and not a review, but still.
Dideus Kun oldin
the sound sounds weird
Benjamin Trathen
Benjamin Trathen 2 kun oldin
802.11ac wave 2 uses 160Mhz
Casual Gamer
Casual Gamer 3 kun oldin
Dude linus no range test common bud
braza117 4 kun oldin
Cries in Skyhub
XPROLOL 6 kun oldin
Old people talking to linus: YOu SpEak EnGLeSh
Chuck Cribbs
Chuck Cribbs 6 kun oldin
So why not test the coverage in your house? That’s my biggest issue and many others.
TheWobblyEmily 7 kun oldin
no 6e? huh
mr frog evil
mr frog evil 7 kun oldin
I have the same exact router that I bought a month ago and I’m getting 101.4 mbps for 5 clients
Ken O Connell
Ken O Connell 7 kun oldin
Asus make great products
ZMan 7 kun oldin
How long until your teeth fillings start to melt after using this radio setup?
Alex Zhuk
Alex Zhuk 7 kun oldin
When are we getting "playing doom on my router" ?
Ottawa Mike
Ottawa Mike 8 kun oldin
Tries to be cute and irreverent but comes across goofy and distracting.
Super Fly
Super Fly 8 kun oldin
Who’s he talking to while looking off-camera?
oneloveonebeing 9 kun oldin
what about 6E?
Ellis Antaya
Ellis Antaya 9 kun oldin
So, who won the giveaway?
Jake Nuno
Jake Nuno 10 kun oldin
Wifi Analyzer, one of, if not the best Black Friday app deal purchased yet.
Tom orcutt
Tom orcutt 10 kun oldin
The router can reduce lag and latency for gaming... why not just do that all the time?
Cadena Juvenil
Cadena Juvenil 10 kun oldin
my stupid isp doesnt allow,.e,to use my own router. thumbs down spectrum
Wheelie Blind
Wheelie Blind 10 kun oldin
NO because I do not need to waist money on this when what I am using is doing for me what I need it to and even if I got a faster one it would still only send the net through at the same speed.
Kyler Moser
Kyler Moser 10 kun oldin
Your isps are giving you routers? All I got was a Hitron modem and nothing else
Pole Tooke
Pole Tooke 10 kun oldin
Is this compatible with those ASUS wifi 6 extender thingies you put in your house?
Pole Tooke
Pole Tooke 10 kun oldin
Why did I just get a McDonald's ad in Spanish before this video...? Lmao
tripas421 11 kun oldin
I wish you made a full detailed step by step setup for dummies haha I was lost with all the tech language lol 🥲😭😭😭
William Guy Thilgen Jr.
William Guy Thilgen Jr. 11 kun oldin
Though in the U.S.A. one has choices, we in most foreign countries do not have the option of changing router's. In Mexico, the routers are provided based on the service one pays for. Only by increasing or decreasing ones service does one get a different router. Mexico and others internet abilities are extreme antiquaited. We are subject to utilizing any and all the old technology from the countries that are able to upgrade to newer tech. For the past 7 years due to my place of residence in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. I've had to deal with a connection speed at best only 500k not K download speed and 50k not K upload. And a ping rate which at best was 250. A month ago much to my surprise they updated to a fiber optic system in which there isn't any "LAST MILE". Playing on line video games utilizing multi-play is now available. Though there are a number of choices. I now have 259M down load, 500 upload and a ping rate of 2. But as I said, one still only can utilize the router they issue when choosing a package.
Jim Riopelle
Jim Riopelle 12 kun oldin
My ISP uses Hitron and no issues in my 2300 sq foot home.
Fetish Magic
Fetish Magic 12 kun oldin
Wow what a gorgeous high pitched ginger facesitter 😈🥵
Andre Is Good
Andre Is Good 12 kun oldin
Could this lower ping over ethernet compared to Cox's all on one?
Nakulai 12 kun oldin
Or, for 5$ you can buy an Ethernet cable!
misterPAINMAKER 12 kun oldin
Why not wait for WIFI 6E? For now Wifi 5 is plenty for most people's internet speed.
Mikas Sakalauskas
Mikas Sakalauskas 12 kun oldin
You hane to see some videos from Environmental Health Trust channel to learn about EMF radiation safety. From connectivity point it is also stupit solution, because high frequency waves foorly penetrate walls. If you cannot pull cable just use Ethernet over power-line adapters.
Quentin 12 kun oldin
Hilarious because its completely useless with a lot of US ISPs that don’t allow you to change the settings that actually matter.
samantha farmer
samantha farmer 12 kun oldin
Wait for WIFI 6E way better!
504 Octo
504 Octo 12 kun oldin
ISP GPON's units are garbage because they are all made in china cheap based electronics.
Richard Crossley
Richard Crossley 12 kun oldin
Have the 88u sat in a box. Great hardware let down by awful firmware updates to fix memory issues and 2.4GHz issues. Never buy ASUS again. I paid £250 for it as well!
Myo 13 kun oldin
259$ bro? Way too expensive.
Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey 13 kun oldin
ewww residential routers
MStrickkk 13 kun oldin
You're right Linus, it is pretty freaking sweet to give new life to old Asus routers. Except their processors die in less than 2 years, and can ONLY be used as APs.
L0rdCROISSANT 14 kun oldin
so which Intel Puma chip does it come with lol very happy spending the money on the SMART R/G modem router... that DOESN'T come with a Puma chip
TraphouseZombie 14 kun oldin
Unless you use AT&T then you can’t use a different router unless it is hooked up to the one they give you which causes problems
Efrain Uribe
Efrain Uribe 14 kun oldin
Over here with trash bonded dsl
dantes inferno purgatory
dantes inferno purgatory 14 kun oldin
Holding out for the WiFi 10 routers with 4 TB of RAM... ;)
Turbojugend27 14 kun oldin
You should do a second part of this video using an SFP to ethernet box, showing people how to bypass their ISP router completely if they have fiber.
Jay W
Jay W 14 kun oldin
It's a shame most of the ISP make using your own router as difficult as possible. Took quite a bit of trial and error to get off my FIOS router while keeping my cable TV 100% functional
Riku Vartiainen
Riku Vartiainen 14 kun oldin
Oh, nice. Might actually upgrade at some point just so I can use AIMesh with my Asus RT-AC86U. I don't know what the heck is in my walls because it feels like I'd kinda need a little range even though the RT-AC86U should be enough but my bedroom seems to be a damn bunker with bad reception. It feels stupid though as I only have a 100Mb connection :D
Will V
Will V 14 kun oldin
Yea sure, it has plenty of bells 🔔 and whistles, till it craps out on you a few months later. As is the case with all of these consumer grade piles of garbage. They're made to break, and not last!
Joelsefur 14 kun oldin
Your sweet lookin router isn’t going to change that fact that the internet speed is garbage in my area lol.
Łukasz Wójciak
Łukasz Wójciak 14 kun oldin
Only ax6k! :D
Tim Huerta
Tim Huerta 14 kun oldin
"That's with a big asterisk..." {Gestures quotation marks}
ShooterInfinity 14 kun oldin
Pro tip wire your ap to the router, don't use ai mesh or any other wireless "ap" mode. That's not how it's done at the enterprise level (unless a specific situation calls for it), and also ai mesh is garbage.
CC 420
CC 420 14 kun oldin
Dumb question, but does this affect ethernet/lan? Or just wi-fi?
thepaintedminiatures 14 kun oldin
Or buy 1 or two (or three) Ubiquiti APs, disconnect wifi in your shitty "modem/router", and have super slim, super reliable devices.
AGeekyGuy 14 kun oldin
Their AI mesh it trash! I have three of their routers using the AI mesh in my house and it has a lot of issues.
keenan swampy
keenan swampy 14 kun oldin
would this be good for people that live in rural areas?
ArinGhend 15 kun oldin
Anyone remember the controversy about that AI protection… it's either have your emails read by third parties or lose all of the functionality you paid for it seems… wish I would have read that before buying one of them a few months ago :-/
Ivan Silva
Ivan Silva 15 kun oldin
Yes the isp provided modems are hot steaming crap, I disable all wifi on my AT&T modem and hook up a nighthawk x6 r8000 and problem solved
O_O 15 kun oldin
Can we use routers in array to increase speed and coverage?
Gareth Wigglesworth
Gareth Wigglesworth 15 kun oldin
I use a fritzbox 7590, German router. Its the best router I have ever used.
Camy252 Camy
Camy252 Camy 15 kun oldin
Asus need to release one of these for 4G/LTE/5G Internet then they can have all my money!
pyro mover
pyro mover 15 kun oldin
lol im still stuck on dsl
Monte Tv
Monte Tv 15 kun oldin
Do u need a router if you have a modem?
Freddy J
Freddy J 15 kun oldin
Asus makes great wireless routers!
Nummber 1
Nummber 1 15 kun oldin
quellenathanar 15 kun oldin
Oculus Quest 2 has wifi 6 capabilities as I understand it. Can anyone attest to a big performance gain...compared to 5ghz?
Nateo 15 kun oldin
Lol silly Linus, I live in Australia where we get speed gated to 50mbps for cable or 100mbps for fibre On our governments $50Billion NBN network We also have to keep our ISP router because they have 5G backup for when our NBN goes down. #helpus
Mauro Sanna
Mauro Sanna 15 kun oldin
Why are all LTT videos so washed out, colour wise, lately? There something wrong going on with the grading.
Alan Ho
Alan Ho 15 kun oldin
The wiry cake ultrascructurally haunt because box technologically jog until a nervous george. cute, flagrant garden
Anyer Quantum
Anyer Quantum 15 kun oldin
Guys, can you talk about 4G Lte modems benefits and cons?
M S 15 kun oldin
But it doesn't have fiber connection, and I have fiber at my home. It can't replace my ISP router.
Scott Simonson
Scott Simonson 15 kun oldin
I bought and Asus router a few years ago. I had nothing but issues. So they sent me another one. I also had issues with that one. Never again. Moved on to ubiquiti and never looked back.
james0807 15 kun oldin
Wow, this looks decent.... wait??!!! It costs the same as a year of fibre internet??!! I'll pass thanks.
Ronnie Kregar
Ronnie Kregar 16 kun oldin
Is Linus using an Apple Watch with a Galaxy Flip????
engineer gaming
engineer gaming 16 kun oldin
Engineer gaming.
Joshua Gabaldón
Joshua Gabaldón 16 kun oldin
Would love video detailing the two-router setup you mentioned.
thefreem0 16 kun oldin
Don't buy this device, some of its basic features are behind a service pay wall from Trend Micro.
BloodBane 16 kun oldin
But Linus I work for a ISP and we provide the Asus AC1900 with an install 0_o
Yeah see I can't. Cuz I have att fiber. trust and believe I would love nothing more than to switch from that crap they gave us but we can't
jezz da bezz
jezz da bezz 16 kun oldin
I just got a new router from my isp (zen internet) (fritz box 7530 HM) and it has many more cool features than that thing! like a built in NAS, firewall, campactness, never gets hot, mesh networking capibilitys so i don't think i would "upgrade".
usaevo8 16 kun oldin
I would love to win this! I recently upgraded to the Nighthawk 1650 and its aweful, drops all the time and their support has no clue. I wanted to put DDWRT on it but its not supported. Help!
bungis kungis
bungis kungis 16 kun oldin
Literally never once have used a router modem combo. They're garbage and don't allow configuration
chill winston
chill winston 17 kun oldin
AsGoodAsAHacker 17 kun oldin
All these routers suck. They dont last long at all before having issues. Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on this router, buy a lot of ethernet and a switch, wire up that home.
Fluid Husky
Fluid Husky 17 kun oldin
new year be like:- **my wifi at 144 mbps** after new year be like:- 19 mbps
William 17 kun oldin
I've had a few routers and all of them were defeated by 2 walls
sleepybmw 17 kun oldin
Iv had 3 under warranty of these same problems as the old ones
J N 17 kun oldin
lol good for you who live in 1st world
JayzBeerz 17 kun oldin
wifi AX is still in BETA from in early 2021. waste of money buying these false advertisement AX routers.
JayzBeerz 17 kun oldin
I'm using the eero Pro with AT&T 1GB down/up and my speeds are amazing. I have full property WI-FI coverage.
Teresa hikes
Teresa hikes 17 kun oldin
i cant. i have at&t and they suck
DigitalIP 17 kun oldin
Nothing wrong with Verizon FIOS's WIFI 6 Router and Extender, covers over 1 Acre so ill pass on the ASUS.
S T 17 kun oldin
Is this your version of between two ferns?
Doug Horn
Doug Horn 17 kun oldin
I want one!
Cris n Mary Fam
Cris n Mary Fam 17 kun oldin
ps5 remote play without a wired connection is another use case.
Matthew Urias
Matthew Urias 17 kun oldin
Att fiber router also does 160Mhz
Lawrence Smith
Lawrence Smith 17 kun oldin
This works for cable connections but not so much for Fiber. My provider is "requiring" the use of their router. I think they're using the router to authenticate on the network (mac address most likely).
Yes_I_Toast 17 kun oldin
im really confused on how this all works, do you just plug this in instead of the one provided by your network provider? and just get better wifi for no extra cost? can someone please explain
Esponer 17 kun oldin
That's the idea. The network provider gives you a certain download and upload speed to your house (ADSL/fibre broadband). If you're plugged into the router via Ethernet and do a speed test, you're testing the limit of what the ISP is giving you. Your Wi-Fi set-up is a local affair, and won't be as fast as the connection over Ethernet (so plug your desktop in). You can absolutely get a router with faster Wi-Fi and basically get a better % of your full wired speed. Bear in mind the computer connecting has to support that faster speed (only very new laptops support Wi-Fi 6)!
ByakkoFoxAirsoft 18 kun oldin
Wish I had the $300 for this. :/
Elder Lich
Elder Lich 18 kun oldin
but my ISP provided router is the ASUS RT-AX86U its the standard router they provide
Elder Lich
Elder Lich 13 kun oldin
@JayzBeerz my broadband is a 10Gbps fibre plan and almost everyone has a 1Gbps plan
JayzBeerz 17 kun oldin
Panayiotis Toumazou
Panayiotis Toumazou 18 kun oldin
I have arris from my isp provider They are good with 120 mbps
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