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

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  1. ShortCircuit

    ShortCircuitΠριν μήνα

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

  2. 504 Octo

    504 OctoΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  3. Brew Review

    Brew ReviewΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Thank god for that backup audio, eh?

  4. SH1TH0T

    SH1TH0TΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Must be the ISP provided router..

  5. Mechbest

    MechbestΠριν μήνα

    How dare you jono

  6. Rich Cornett

    Rich CornettΠριν μήνα

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

  7. TheWobblyEmily

    TheWobblyEmilyΠριν ημέρα

    no 6e? huh

  8. mr frog evil

    mr frog evilΠριν ημέρα

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

  9. Ken O Connell

    Ken O ConnellΠριν ημέρα

    Asus make great products

  10. ZMan

    ZManΠριν ημέρα

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

  11. Alex Zhuk

    Alex ZhukΠριν ημέρα

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

  12. Ottawa Mike

    Ottawa MikeΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  13. Super Fly

    Super FlyΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  14. oneloveonebeing

    oneloveonebeingΠριν 2 ημέρες

    what about 6E?

  15. Ellis Antaya

    Ellis AntayaΠριν 3 ημέρες

    So, who won the giveaway?

  16. Jake Nuno

    Jake NunoΠριν 3 ημέρες

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

  17. Tom orcutt

    Tom orcuttΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  18. Cadena Juvenil

    Cadena JuvenilΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  19. Wheelie Blind

    Wheelie BlindΠριν 4 ημέρες

    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.

  20. Kyler Moser

    Kyler MoserΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  21. Pole Tooke

    Pole TookeΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  22. Pole Tooke

    Pole TookeΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  23. tripas421

    tripas421Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I wish you made a full detailed step by step setup for dummies haha I was lost with all the tech language lol 🥲😭😭😭

  24. William Guy Thilgen Jr.

    William Guy Thilgen Jr.Πριν 5 ημέρες

    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.

  25. Jim Riopelle

    Jim RiopelleΠριν 5 ημέρες

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

  26. Fetish Magic

    Fetish MagicΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Wow what a gorgeous high pitched ginger facesitter 😈🥵

  27. Andre Is Good

    Andre Is GoodΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  28. Nakulai

    NakulaiΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  29. misterPAINMAKER

    misterPAINMAKERΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  30. Mikas Sakalauskas

    Mikas SakalauskasΠριν 6 ημέρες

    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.

  31. Quentin

    QuentinΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  32. samantha farmer

    samantha farmerΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Wait for WIFI 6E way better!

  33. 504 Octo

    504 OctoΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  34. Richard Crossley

    Richard CrossleyΠριν 6 ημέρες

    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!

  35. Myo

    MyoΠριν 7 ημέρες

    259$ bro? Way too expensive.

  36. Flying Monkey

    Flying MonkeyΠριν 7 ημέρες

    ewww residential routers

  37. MStrickkk

    MStrickkkΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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.


    L0rdCROISSANTΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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

  39. TraphouseZombie

    TraphouseZombieΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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

  40. Efrain Uribe

    Efrain UribeΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Over here with trash bonded dsl

  41. dantes inferno purgatory

    dantes inferno purgatoryΠριν 7 ημέρες

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

  42. Turbojugend27

    Turbojugend27Πριν 8 ημέρες

    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.

  43. Jay W

    Jay WΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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

  44. Riku Vartiainen

    Riku VartiainenΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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

  45. Will V

    Will VΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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!

  46. Joelsefur

    JoelsefurΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  47. Łukasz Wójciak

    Łukasz WójciakΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Only ax6k! :D

  48. Tim Huerta

    Tim HuertaΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  49. ShooterInfinity

    ShooterInfinityΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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.

  50. CC 420

    CC 420Πριν 8 ημέρες

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

  51. thepaintedminiatures

    thepaintedminiaturesΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  52. AGeekyGuy

    AGeekyGuyΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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.

  53. keenan swampy

    keenan swampyΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  54. ArinGhend

    ArinGhendΠριν 8 ημέρες

    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 :-/

  55. Ivan Silva

    Ivan SilvaΠριν 9 ημέρες

    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

  56. O_O

    O_OΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  57. Gareth Wigglesworth

    Gareth WigglesworthΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  58. Camy252 Camy

    Camy252 CamyΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  59. pyro mover

    pyro moverΠριν 9 ημέρες

    lol im still stuck on dsl

  60. Monte Tv

    Monte TvΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Do u need a router if you have a modem?

  61. Freddy J

    Freddy JΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Asus makes great wireless routers!

  62. Nummber 1

    Nummber 1Πριν 9 ημέρες

  63. quellenathanar

    quellenathanarΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  64. Nateo

    NateoΠριν 9 ημέρες

    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

  65. Mauro Sanna

    Mauro SannaΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  66. Alan Ho

    Alan HoΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  67. Anyer Quantum

    Anyer QuantumΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  68. M S

    M SΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  69. Scott Simonson

    Scott SimonsonΠριν 9 ημέρες

    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.

  70. james0807

    james0807Πριν 9 ημέρες

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

  71. Ronnie Kregar

    Ronnie KregarΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  72. engineer gaming

    engineer gamingΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Engineer gaming.

  73. Joshua Gabaldón

    Joshua GabaldónΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  74. thefreem0

    thefreem0Πριν 10 ημέρες

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

  75. BloodBane

    BloodBaneΠριν 10 ημέρες

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


    THOMAS THE TANK ENGINEΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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

  77. jezz da bezz

    jezz da bezzΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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".

  78. usaevo8

    usaevo8Πριν 10 ημέρες

    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!

  79. bungis kungis

    bungis kungisΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  80. chill winston

    chill winstonΠριν 10 ημέρες


  81. AsGoodAsAHacker

    AsGoodAsAHackerΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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.

  82. Fluid Husky

    Fluid HuskyΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  83. William

    WilliamΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  84. sleepybmw

    sleepybmwΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  85. J N

    J NΠριν 11 ημέρες

    lol good for you who live in 1st world

  86. JayzBeerz

    JayzBeerzΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  87. JayzBeerz

    JayzBeerzΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  88. Teresa hikes

    Teresa hikesΠριν 11 ημέρες

    i cant. i have at&t and they suck

  89. DigitalIP

    DigitalIPΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  90. S T

    S TΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Is this your version of between two ferns?

  91. Doug Horn

    Doug HornΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I want one!

  92. Cris n Mary Fam

    Cris n Mary FamΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  93. Matthew Urias

    Matthew UriasΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Att fiber router also does 160Mhz

  94. Lawrence Smith

    Lawrence SmithΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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).

  95. Yes_I_Toast

    Yes_I_ToastΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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

  96. Esponer

    EsponerΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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)!

  97. ByakkoFoxAirsoft

    ByakkoFoxAirsoftΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Wish I had the $300 for this. :/

  98. Elder Lich

    Elder LichΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  99. Elder Lich

    Elder LichΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  100. JayzBeerz

    JayzBeerzΠριν 11 ημέρες


  101. Panayiotis Toumazou

    Panayiotis ToumazouΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  102. Ian McLean

    Ian McLeanΠριν 12 ημέρες

    My ISP'S router is better than most on the market, and it's free.

  103. francisco villarreal

    francisco villarrealΠριν 12 ημέρες

    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

  104. xr1supra85ba

    xr1supra85baΠριν 12 ημέρες

    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.

  105. RacingSlow

    RacingSlowΠριν 12 ημέρες

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

  106. Gareth Bourn

    Gareth BournΠριν 12 ημέρες

    it also has awesome inbuilt vpn server/client tech you don't touch on here, it's very easy to set up with nord for example

  107. Zipp4Everyone

    Zipp4EveryoneΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Riley, ffs, get a grip! =P

  108. Jonathan Clark

    Jonathan ClarkΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Kind of an odd way to start a video . Thumbnail reads don’t use your ISP router. Brought to you by Asus routers .