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Comparing Asus RT-AC86U and Google Nest WiFi

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Asus RT-AC86U ranks #9 out of 137. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Popularity Score
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Google Nest WiFi ranks #10 out of 137. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Popularity Score
Less-known
Popularity rank: 109 / 165
37%
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May 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Asus RT-AC86U did not receive any endorsements this month.
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The easiest wireless router to use
31 Mar 2022 (1 month ago)
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Best mesh Wi-Fi router system for most people
4 Feb 2022 (3 months ago)
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The best budget mesh router
18 Apr 2022 (1 month ago)
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Google Wifi and Home together at long last
9 Feb 2022 (3 months ago)
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Best for Smart Homes
8 Nov 2021 (6 months ago)
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A great mesh router with built-in smart speaker
27 Apr 2022 (1 month ago)
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
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Expert reviews [19]

80
Total expert reviews: 19
  • with a score: 12
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by Tom's Guide
90
Average score based on 19 reviews
80
Lowest score by WIRED
60

Score distribution:

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Consumer score distribution.
Google Nest WiFi ranks #10 and Asus RT-AC86U ranks #9

Very similar consumer sentiment

Both Google Nest WiFi and Asus RT-AC86U have very similar great reviews. In our awesomeness score Google Nest WiFi ranks #1 out of 165 and Asus RT-AC86U ranks #8 out of 165.

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Asus RT-AC86U is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Asus RT-AC86U is a more popular router, based on its 4,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Google Nest WiFi ranks #109 out of 165 and Asus RT-AC86U ranks #37 out of 165.

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To consider

Customers who view Asus RT-AC86U and Google Nest WiFi often consider Google Nest WiFi, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Asus RT-AC86U and Google Nest WiFi
Google Nest WiFi C$227
In comparison:
Google Nest WiFi ranks #10 out of 137. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Less-known
Popularity rank: 109 / 165
37%
TP-Link Archer AX6000 C$280
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TP-Link Archer AX6000 ranks #12 out of 137. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 27 / 165
85%
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Synology MR2200AC C$204
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Synology MR2200AC ranks #5 out of 137. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Somewhat popular
Popularity rank: 84 / 165
52%
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  • Dual-Band (2.4 5 GHz) ac2900 wireless router with the latest 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology for data transfer speeds up to 2900 mbps. Memory: 256 MB Flash, 512 MB RAM
  • 1.8Ghz 32Bit dual-core processor optimizes network traffic and connectivity speeds from the USB 3.1 Gen1 and 4x gigabit LAN ports
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  • Each nest Wi-Fi router provides up to 2200 square feet of fast, reliable wi-fi coverage for your home
  • Intelligently works behind the scenes to make sure your wi-fi remains Fast. So you can walk from room to room on a video call with an uninterrupted signal. And automatic updates help your network stay safe and sound
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EAN Numbers: 0352937470037, 0696613512100, 0889349624609, 0889349663417, 4058154234167, 4712900624601, 4712900663402, 4712900663457, 4712900663501, 4712900990553
UPC Numbers: 352937470037, 696613512100, 889349624609, 889349663417
Model Numbers: 90IG0401-BM3000, RT-AC86U
EAN Numbers: 0193575001593, 0193575001968, 0193575002149, 0193575004662, 0683193540920
UPC Numbers: 193575001593, 193575001968, 193575002149, 193575004662, 683193540920
Model Numbers: AC2200, GA00595-CA, GA00595-GB, GA00595-US, GA00822-US, GA01144-US
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Asus RT-AC86U is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling routers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as TP-Link Archer C5 or Linksys Wi-Fi Wireless-G .

Asus RT-AC86U is C$48.82 more expensive than an average router (C$176.18).

Google Nest WiFi is a well-known option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling routers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as TP-Link Archer C5 or Linksys Wi-Fi Wireless-G .

Google Nest WiFi is C$50.79 more expensive than the average router (C$176.18).

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