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

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  • ShortCircuit
    ShortCircuitMåned siden

    Sorry for the audio issues! It's been fixed so it won't happen again going forward. - Jono

  • 504 Octo

    504 Octo

    14 dager siden

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

  • Brew Review

    Brew Review

    15 dager siden

    Thank god for that backup audio, eh?

  • SH1TH0T


    18 dager siden

    Must be the ISP provided router..

  • Mechbest


    Måned siden

    How dare you jono

  • Rich Cornett

    Rich Cornett

    Måned siden

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

  • Desktopia
    Desktopia2 dager siden

    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
    Dideus3 dager siden

    the sound sounds weird

  • Benjamin Trathen
    Benjamin Trathen3 dager siden

    802.11ac wave 2 uses 160Mhz

  • Casual Gamer
    Casual Gamer4 dager siden

    Dude linus no range test common bud

  • braza117
    braza1176 dager siden

    Cries in Skyhub

    XPROLOL7 dager siden

    Old people talking to linus: YOu SpEak EnGLeSh

  • Chuck Cribbs
    Chuck Cribbs7 dager siden

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

  • TheWobblyEmily
    TheWobblyEmily8 dager siden

    no 6e? huh

  • mr frog evil
    mr frog evil8 dager siden

    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 Connell9 dager siden

    Asus make great products

  • ZMan
    ZMan9 dager siden

    How long until your teeth fillings start to melt after using this radio setup?

  • Alex Zhuk
    Alex Zhuk9 dager siden

    When are we getting "playing doom on my router" ?

  • Ottawa Mike
    Ottawa Mike9 dager siden

    Tries to be cute and irreverent but comes across goofy and distracting.

  • Super Fly
    Super Fly10 dager siden

    Who’s he talking to while looking off-camera?

  • oneloveonebeing
    oneloveonebeing10 dager siden

    what about 6E?

  • Ellis Antaya
    Ellis Antaya10 dager siden

    So, who won the giveaway?

  • Jake Nuno
    Jake Nuno11 dager siden

    Wifi Analyzer, one of, if not the best Black Friday app deal purchased yet.

  • Tom orcutt
    Tom orcutt11 dager siden

    The router can reduce lag and latency for gaming... why not just do that all the time?

  • Cadena Juvenil
    Cadena Juvenil11 dager siden

    my stupid isp doesnt allow,.e,to use my own router. thumbs down spectrum

  • Wheelie Blind
    Wheelie Blind11 dager siden

    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 Moser11 dager siden

    Your isps are giving you routers? All I got was a Hitron modem and nothing else

  • Pole Tooke
    Pole Tooke12 dager siden

    Is this compatible with those ASUS wifi 6 extender thingies you put in your house?

  • Pole Tooke
    Pole Tooke12 dager siden

    Why did I just get a McDonald's ad in Spanish before this video...? Lmao

  • tripas421
    tripas42112 dager siden

    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.12 dager siden

    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 Riopelle13 dager siden

    My ISP uses Hitron and no issues in my 2300 sq foot home.

  • Fetish Magic
    Fetish Magic13 dager siden

    Wow what a gorgeous high pitched ginger facesitter 😈🥵

  • Andre Is Good
    Andre Is Good13 dager siden

    Could this lower ping over ethernet compared to Cox's all on one?

  • Nakulai
    Nakulai13 dager siden

    Or, for 5$ you can buy an Ethernet cable!

  • misterPAINMAKER
    misterPAINMAKER13 dager siden

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

  • Mikas Sakalauskas
    Mikas Sakalauskas13 dager siden

    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
    Quentin13 dager siden

    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 farmer14 dager siden

    Wait for WIFI 6E way better!

  • 504 Octo
    504 Octo14 dager siden

    ISP GPON's units are garbage because they are all made in china cheap based electronics.

  • Richard Crossley
    Richard Crossley14 dager siden

    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
    Myo14 dager siden

    259$ bro? Way too expensive.

  • Flying Monkey
    Flying Monkey14 dager siden

    ewww residential routers

  • MStrickkk
    MStrickkk14 dager siden

    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.

    L0rdCROISSANT15 dager siden

    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
    TraphouseZombie15 dager siden

    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 Uribe15 dager siden

    Over here with trash bonded dsl

  • dantes inferno purgatory
    dantes inferno purgatory15 dager siden

    Holding out for the WiFi 10 routers with 4 TB of RAM... ;)

  • Turbojugend27
    Turbojugend2715 dager siden

    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 W15 dager siden

    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 Vartiainen15 dager siden

    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 V15 dager siden

    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
    Joelsefur15 dager siden

    Your sweet lookin router isn’t going to change that fact that the internet speed is garbage in my area lol.

  • Łukasz Wójciak
    Łukasz Wójciak15 dager siden

    Only ax6k! :D

  • Tim Huerta
    Tim Huerta15 dager siden

    "That's with a big asterisk..." {Gestures quotation marks}

  • ShooterInfinity
    ShooterInfinity15 dager siden

    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 42015 dager siden

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

  • thepaintedminiatures
    thepaintedminiatures15 dager siden

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

  • AGeekyGuy
    AGeekyGuy16 dager siden

    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 swampy16 dager siden

    would this be good for people that live in rural areas?

  • ArinGhend
    ArinGhend16 dager siden

    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 Silva16 dager siden

    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
    O_O16 dager siden

    Can we use routers in array to increase speed and coverage?

  • Gareth Wigglesworth
    Gareth Wigglesworth16 dager siden

    I use a fritzbox 7590, German router. Its the best router I have ever used.

  • Camy252 Camy
    Camy252 Camy16 dager siden

    Asus need to release one of these for 4G/LTE/5G Internet then they can have all my money!

  • pyro mover
    pyro mover16 dager siden

    lol im still stuck on dsl

  • Monte Tv
    Monte Tv16 dager siden

    Do u need a router if you have a modem?

  • Freddy J
    Freddy J16 dager siden

    Asus makes great wireless routers!

  • Nummber 1
    Nummber 116 dager siden

  • quellenathanar
    quellenathanar16 dager siden

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

  • Nateo
    Nateo16 dager siden

    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 Sanna16 dager siden

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

  • Alan Ho
    Alan Ho16 dager siden

    The wiry cake ultrascructurally haunt because box technologically jog until a nervous george. cute, flagrant garden

  • Anyer Quantum
    Anyer Quantum17 dager siden

    Guys, can you talk about 4G Lte modems benefits and cons?

  • M S
    M S17 dager siden

    But it doesn't have fiber connection, and I have fiber at my home. It can't replace my ISP router.

  • Scott Simonson
    Scott Simonson17 dager siden

    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
    james080717 dager siden

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

  • Ronnie Kregar
    Ronnie Kregar17 dager siden

    Is Linus using an Apple Watch with a Galaxy Flip????

  • engineer gaming
    engineer gaming17 dager siden

    Engineer gaming.

  • Joshua Gabaldón
    Joshua Gabaldón17 dager siden

    Would love video detailing the two-router setup you mentioned.

  • thefreem0
    thefreem017 dager siden

    Don't buy this device, some of its basic features are behind a service pay wall from Trend Micro.

  • BloodBane
    BloodBane17 dager siden

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

    THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE18 dager siden

    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 bezz18 dager siden

    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
    usaevo818 dager siden

    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 kungis18 dager siden

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

  • chill winston
    chill winston18 dager siden


  • AsGoodAsAHacker
    AsGoodAsAHacker18 dager siden

    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 Husky18 dager siden

    new year be like:- **my wifi at 144 mbps** after new year be like:- 19 mbps

  • William
    William18 dager siden

    I've had a few routers and all of them were defeated by 2 walls

  • sleepybmw
    sleepybmw18 dager siden

    Iv had 3 under warranty of these same problems as the old ones

  • J N
    J N18 dager siden

    lol good for you who live in 1st world

  • JayzBeerz
    JayzBeerz18 dager siden

    wifi AX is still in BETA from in early 2021. waste of money buying these false advertisement AX routers.

  • JayzBeerz
    JayzBeerz18 dager siden

    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 hikes18 dager siden

    i cant. i have at&t and they suck

  • DigitalIP
    DigitalIP18 dager siden

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

  • S T
    S T18 dager siden

    Is this your version of between two ferns?

  • Doug Horn
    Doug Horn18 dager siden

    I want one!

  • Cris n Mary Fam
    Cris n Mary Fam18 dager siden

    ps5 remote play without a wired connection is another use case.

  • Matthew Urias
    Matthew Urias19 dager siden

    Att fiber router also does 160Mhz

  • Lawrence Smith
    Lawrence Smith19 dager siden

    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
    Yes_I_Toast19 dager siden

    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


    19 dager siden

    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
    ByakkoFoxAirsoft19 dager siden

    Wish I had the $300 for this. :/

  • Elder Lich
    Elder Lich19 dager siden

    but my ISP provided router is the ASUS RT-AX86U its the standard router they provide

  • Elder Lich

    Elder Lich

    14 dager siden

    @JayzBeerz my broadband is a 10Gbps fibre plan and almost everyone has a 1Gbps plan

  • JayzBeerz


    18 dager siden


  • Panayiotis Toumazou
    Panayiotis Toumazou19 dager siden

    I have arris from my isp provider They are good with 120 mbps