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

26 nov 2020
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It's been a wee bit since we unboxed a router at Linus Media Group, but it's fairly important to your home networking, especially if you're still using your ISP provided router.
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  • Sorry for the audio issues! It's been fixed so it won't happen again going forward. - Jono

    ShortCircuitShortCircuitМісяць tagasi
    • People concerned about audio quality instead content context. Everyone nowadays is sound engineer lol.

      504 Octo504 Octo9 päeva tagasi
    • Thank god for that backup audio, eh?

      Brew ReviewBrew Review10 päeva tagasi
    • Must be the ISP provided router..

      SH1TH0TSH1TH0T13 päeva tagasi
    • How dare you jono

      MechbestMechbestМісяць tagasi
    • So... which staff member did got threatened or killed to ensure "it won't happen again", Jono?

      Rich CornettRich CornettМісяць tagasi
  • Cries in Skyhub

    braza117braza117Päev tagasi
  • Old people talking to linus: YOu SpEak EnGLeSh

    XPROLOLXPROLOL2 päeva tagasi
  • So why not test the coverage in your house? That’s my biggest issue and many others.

    Chuck CribbsChuck Cribbs2 päeva tagasi
  • no 6e? huh

    TheWobblyEmilyTheWobblyEmily3 päeva tagasi
  • I have the same exact router that I bought a month ago and I’m getting 101.4 mbps for 5 clients

    mr frog evilmr frog evil4 päeva tagasi
  • Asus make great products

    Ken O ConnellKen O Connell4 päeva tagasi
  • How long until your teeth fillings start to melt after using this radio setup?

    ZManZMan4 päeva tagasi
  • When are we getting "playing doom on my router" ?

    Alex ZhukAlex Zhuk4 päeva tagasi
  • Tries to be cute and irreverent but comes across goofy and distracting.

    Ottawa MikeOttawa Mike4 päeva tagasi
  • Who’s he talking to while looking off-camera?

    Super FlySuper Fly5 päeva tagasi
  • what about 6E?

    oneloveonebeingoneloveonebeing5 päeva tagasi
  • So, who won the giveaway?

    Ellis AntayaEllis Antaya5 päeva tagasi
  • Wifi Analyzer, one of, if not the best Black Friday app deal purchased yet.

    Jake NunoJake Nuno6 päeva tagasi
  • The router can reduce lag and latency for gaming... why not just do that all the time?

    Tom orcuttTom orcutt6 päeva tagasi
  • my stupid isp doesnt allow,.e,to use my own router. thumbs down spectrum

    Cadena JuvenilCadena Juvenil6 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Wheelie BlindWheelie Blind6 päeva tagasi
  • Your isps are giving you routers? All I got was a Hitron modem and nothing else

    Kyler MoserKyler Moser6 päeva tagasi
  • Is this compatible with those ASUS wifi 6 extender thingies you put in your house?

    Pole TookePole Tooke7 päeva tagasi
  • Why did I just get a McDonald's ad in Spanish before this video...? Lmao

    Pole TookePole Tooke7 päeva tagasi
  • I wish you made a full detailed step by step setup for dummies haha I was lost with all the tech language lol 🥲😭😭😭

    tripas421tripas4217 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    William Guy Thilgen Jr.William Guy Thilgen Jr.7 päeva tagasi
  • My ISP uses Hitron and no issues in my 2300 sq foot home.

    Jim RiopelleJim Riopelle8 päeva tagasi
  • Wow what a gorgeous high pitched ginger facesitter 😈🥵

    Fetish MagicFetish Magic8 päeva tagasi
  • Could this lower ping over ethernet compared to Cox's all on one?

    Andre Is GoodAndre Is Good8 päeva tagasi
  • Or, for 5$ you can buy an Ethernet cable!

    NakulaiNakulai8 päeva tagasi
  • Why not wait for WIFI 6E? For now Wifi 5 is plenty for most people's internet speed.

    misterPAINMAKERmisterPAINMAKER8 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Mikas SakalauskasMikas Sakalauskas9 päeva tagasi
  • Hilarious because its completely useless with a lot of US ISPs that don’t allow you to change the settings that actually matter.

    QuentinQuentin9 päeva tagasi
  • Wait for WIFI 6E way better!

    samantha farmersamantha farmer9 päeva tagasi
  • ISP GPON's units are garbage because they are all made in china cheap based electronics.

    504 Octo504 Octo9 päeva tagasi
  • 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!

    Richard CrossleyRichard Crossley9 päeva tagasi
  • 259$ bro? Way too expensive.

    MyoMyo9 päeva tagasi
  • ewww residential routers

    Flying MonkeyFlying Monkey9 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    MStrickkkMStrickkk10 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    L0rdCROISSANTL0rdCROISSANT10 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    TraphouseZombieTraphouseZombie10 päeva tagasi
  • Over here with trash bonded dsl

    Efrain UribeEfrain Uribe10 päeva tagasi
  • Holding out for the WiFi 10 routers with 4 TB of RAM... ;)

    dantes inferno purgatorydantes inferno purgatory10 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Turbojugend27Turbojugend2710 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    Jay WJay W10 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    Riku VartiainenRiku Vartiainen10 päeva tagasi
  • 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!

    Will VWill V10 päeva tagasi
  • Your sweet lookin router isn’t going to change that fact that the internet speed is garbage in my area lol.

    JoelsefurJoelsefur10 päeva tagasi
  • Only ax6k! :D

    Łukasz WójciakŁukasz Wójciak10 päeva tagasi
  • "That's with a big asterisk..." {Gestures quotation marks}

    Tim HuertaTim Huerta10 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    ShooterInfinityShooterInfinity10 päeva tagasi
  • Dumb question, but does this affect ethernet/lan? Or just wi-fi?

    CC 420CC 42011 päeva tagasi
  • Or buy 1 or two (or three) Ubiquiti APs, disconnect wifi in your shitty "modem/router", and have super slim, super reliable devices.

    thepaintedminiaturesthepaintedminiatures11 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    AGeekyGuyAGeekyGuy11 päeva tagasi
  • would this be good for people that live in rural areas?

    keenan swampykeenan swampy11 päeva tagasi
  • 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 :-/

    ArinGhendArinGhend11 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    Ivan SilvaIvan Silva11 päeva tagasi
  • Can we use routers in array to increase speed and coverage?

    O_OO_O11 päeva tagasi
  • I use a fritzbox 7590, German router. Its the best router I have ever used.

    Gareth WigglesworthGareth Wigglesworth11 päeva tagasi
  • Asus need to release one of these for 4G/LTE/5G Internet then they can have all my money!

    Camy252 CamyCamy252 Camy11 päeva tagasi
  • lol im still stuck on dsl

    pyro moverpyro mover11 päeva tagasi
  • Do u need a router if you have a modem?

    Monte TvMonte Tv11 päeva tagasi
  • Asus makes great wireless routers!

    Freddy JFreddy J11 päeva tagasi

    Nummber 1Nummber 111 päeva tagasi
  • Oculus Quest 2 has wifi 6 capabilities as I understand it. Can anyone attest to a big performance gain...compared to 5ghz?

    quellenathanarquellenathanar11 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    NateoNateo12 päeva tagasi
  • Why are all LTT videos so washed out, colour wise, lately? There something wrong going on with the grading.

    Mauro SannaMauro Sanna12 päeva tagasi
  • The wiry cake ultrascructurally haunt because box technologically jog until a nervous george. cute, flagrant garden

    Alan HoAlan Ho12 päeva tagasi
  • Guys, can you talk about 4G Lte modems benefits and cons?

    Anyer QuantumAnyer Quantum12 päeva tagasi
  • But it doesn't have fiber connection, and I have fiber at my home. It can't replace my ISP router.

    M SM S12 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Scott SimonsonScott Simonson12 päeva tagasi
  • Wow, this looks decent.... wait??!!! It costs the same as a year of fibre internet??!! I'll pass thanks.

    james0807james080712 päeva tagasi
  • Is Linus using an Apple Watch with a Galaxy Flip????

    Ronnie KregarRonnie Kregar12 päeva tagasi
  • Engineer gaming.

    engineer gamingengineer gaming12 päeva tagasi
  • Would love video detailing the two-router setup you mentioned.

    Joshua GabaldónJoshua Gabaldón12 päeva tagasi
  • Don't buy this device, some of its basic features are behind a service pay wall from Trend Micro.

    thefreem0thefreem012 päeva tagasi
  • But Linus I work for a ISP and we provide the Asus AC1900 with an install 0_o

    BloodBaneBloodBane12 päeva tagasi
  • 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

  • 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".

    jezz da bezzjezz da bezz13 päeva tagasi
  • 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!

    usaevo8usaevo813 päeva tagasi
  • Literally never once have used a router modem combo. They're garbage and don't allow configuration

    bungis kungisbungis kungis13 päeva tagasi
  • Ayzoose

    chill winstonchill winston13 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    AsGoodAsAHackerAsGoodAsAHacker13 päeva tagasi
  • new year be like:- **my wifi at 144 mbps** after new year be like:- 19 mbps

    Fluid HuskyFluid Husky13 päeva tagasi
  • I've had a few routers and all of them were defeated by 2 walls

    WilliamWilliam13 päeva tagasi
  • Iv had 3 under warranty of these same problems as the old ones

    sleepybmwsleepybmw13 päeva tagasi
  • lol good for you who live in 1st world

    J NJ N13 päeva tagasi
  • wifi AX is still in BETA from in early 2021. waste of money buying these false advertisement AX routers.

    JayzBeerzJayzBeerz13 päeva tagasi
  • I'm using the eero Pro with AT&T 1GB down/up and my speeds are amazing. I have full property WI-FI coverage.

    JayzBeerzJayzBeerz13 päeva tagasi
  • i cant. i have at&t and they suck

    Teresa hikesTeresa hikes13 päeva tagasi
  • Nothing wrong with Verizon FIOS's WIFI 6 Router and Extender, covers over 1 Acre so ill pass on the ASUS.

    DigitalIPDigitalIP13 päeva tagasi
  • Is this your version of between two ferns?

    S TS T13 päeva tagasi
  • I want one!

    Doug HornDoug Horn14 päeva tagasi
  • ps5 remote play without a wired connection is another use case.

    Cris n Mary FamCris n Mary Fam14 päeva tagasi
  • Att fiber router also does 160Mhz

    Matthew UriasMatthew Urias14 päeva tagasi
  • 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).

    Lawrence SmithLawrence Smith14 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    Yes_I_ToastYes_I_Toast14 päeva tagasi
    • 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)!

      EsponerEsponer14 päeva tagasi
  • Wish I had the $300 for this. :/

    ByakkoFoxAirsoftByakkoFoxAirsoft14 päeva tagasi
  • but my ISP provided router is the ASUS RT-AX86U its the standard router they provide

    Elder LichElder Lich14 päeva tagasi
    • @JayzBeerz my broadband is a 10Gbps fibre plan and almost everyone has a 1Gbps plan

      Elder LichElder Lich9 päeva tagasi
    • BS

      JayzBeerzJayzBeerz13 päeva tagasi
  • I have arris from my isp provider They are good with 120 mbps

    Panayiotis ToumazouPanayiotis Toumazou14 päeva tagasi
  • My ISP'S router is better than most on the market, and it's free.

    Ian McLeanIan McLean14 päeva tagasi
  • I have a cable screw in type can't seem to remember the name but wouldn't work for me. And can't afford it at the moment

    francisco villarrealfrancisco villarreal14 päeva tagasi
  • May be a dumb question, but where I am the cable and internet connection from the wall is a coax style cable to the router and then you run Ethernet cables or use wifi from there. I don’t see a coax connection on the back of this router in the example. Is there a way around this or do you have to find a router that allows for that input? Apologies in advance I’m just learning. Edit - so apparently in this scenario I would have to use the ISP route and connect it via ethernet to the purchased router to make it work. If the whole idea is to get away from having to pay monthly for the ISPs crappy router, then how do you get around it? I read some people suggest you can ask your ISP to install an ethernet connection instead of the coax cable. Just not sure thats really an option here.

    xr1supra85baxr1supra85ba14 päeva tagasi
  • I have had nothing but issues since moving to my own router :( Nighthawk D7000v2. In the UK our providers ones are fairly good though!

    RacingSlowRacingSlow14 päeva tagasi