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ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point Mode, Dual-Processor + Dual-Core CPU, USB 3.0, Time Machine, 3G/4G Dongle Support
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- World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivalled multi-device performance and wireless signal coverage up to 465 m² (around 5,000ft²)1
- Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 2334 Mbps for smooth up to 4K/UHD video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing of large files and low-latency online gaming.
- Built-in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for up to 10-times faster data transfers to USB storage devices2, printer sharing, and 3G/4G dongle support.Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
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Enter a new era of wireless performance with faster-than-incredible speeds, the widest-ever coverage and more control and security than you ever thought possible. RT-AC87U delivers the world's fastest speeds of up to 1734 Mbps at 5 GHz — even faster than tri-band 3x3 routers — plus class-leading concurrent 600 Mbps speeds at 2.4 GHz for an amazing total bandwidth of 2334 Mbps! This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks. With a separate high-gain antenna for each of the four spatial data streams, this power-packed router gives you true 4x4 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) wireless performance that smokes the competition — and it delivers top performance for all your wireless devices, even those using older Wi-Fi standards. As with all ASUS networking products, you get the very best support with the widest range of device compatibility, plus free firmware updates for years to come — so your RT-AC87U will always be at the forefront.
1 x RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Router
1 x RJ-45 Lead
1 x Power adapter
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Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router
Enter a new era of wireless performance with faster-than-incredible speeds, the widest-ever coverage and more control and security than you ever thought possible. RT-AC87U delivers the world's fastest speeds of up to 1734 Mbps at 5 GHz — even faster than tri-band 3x3 routers — plus class-leading concurrent 600 Mbps speeds at 2.4 GHz for an amazing total bandwidth of 2334 Mbps. This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks.
With a separate high-gain antenna for each of the four spatial data streams, this power-packed router gives you true 4x4 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) wireless performance that smokes the competition — and it delivers top performance for all your wireless devices, even those using older Wi-Fi standards. As with all ASUS networking products, you get the very best support with the widest range of device compatibility, plus free firmware updates for years to come — so your RT-AC87U will always be at the forefront.
Groundbreaking wireless performance
Enjoy a new level of wireless performance, with 2334 Mbps of combined 802.11ac and 802.11n bandwidth. With class-leading speeds of up to 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band — thanks to Broadcom TurboQAM technology — and up to 1734 Mbps concurrently on the 5 GHz band, which is even faster than the latest tri-band 3x3 routers, RT-AC87U leaves the competition standing.
Unrivaled signal coverage
Boasting a true four-stream, four-antenna (4x4) design, RT-AC87U gives you up to 465m2 (around 5,000ft2) of wireless coverage. That's 33 per cent more than the latest generation tri-band routers, making it the ideal choice for large homes and multi-floor buildings. Thanks to AiRadar beamforming and unique multi user-MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology, the more devices you use the more the throughput increases.
Dual USB ports
Share printers, 3G/4G (HSPA+) cellular dongles or USB storage devices over your network. Thanks to SuperSpeed USB 3.0, transfer speeds are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. What's more, the ports are widely-spaced for convenient and easy access when using bulky devices — not sandwiched together as on some competing routers. The easy-to-use USB application puts you in full control of tasks for all connected USB devices, including media streaming, file sharing and file downloads.
RT-AC87U features the enhanced ASUSWRT graphical user interface, which gives you easy access to the 30-second, 3-step web-based installation process8. It's also where you can configure AiCloud 2.0 and all RT-AC87U's advanced options. ASUSWRT is web-based, so it doesn't need a separate app, or restrict what you can change via mobile devices — you get full access to everything, from any device that can run a web browser.
Create your own personal cloud
ASUS AiCloud keeps you close to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online storage service9, giving you access to your files using the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS, Android smartphones or via a personalized browser URL. You can share photos instantly to services like Facebook, Flickr or Dropbox directly from the AiCloud interface. Even better, AiCloud can be connected to another compatible router to expand your personal cloud even further.
Life in the fast LAN
For the fastest wired networking performance, RT-AC87U comes with a dedicated Gigabit WAN port, five 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (one of which can be used as a second WAN port), and hardware-accelerated NAT. Unlike the traditional software-based NAT used in most other routers, RT-AC87U's hardware NAT removes the bottleneck between the wired LAN and the internet, allowing you to get the most out of modern super-fast broadband connections.
Aiprotection with Trend Micro
For advanced security
AiProtection, incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro, makes RT-AC87U one of the most secure home routers you can buy. As well as providing some of the most advanced parental controls in any mainstream router, it blocks malicious addresses and intrusions for your PC or device, and alerts you if an infected device is connected. Potential weaknesses such as password strength and operating system vulnerabilities are also monitored at all times. Moreover, AiProtection even protects Wi-Fi devices without an installable security program such as smart TV, game console, and smart home devices, giving you total peace of mind.
- Router security scan.
- Malicious site blocking.
- Infected device detection and blocking.
- Vulnerability protection.
- Web and app filters.
- Time scheduling.
|Data Rate||600Mbps(2.4GHz) 1734Mbps(5GHz)||600Mbps(2.4GHz) 1.3Gbps(5GHz)||450Mbps(2.4GHz) 1.3Gbps(5GHz)||300Mbps(2.4GHz) 867Gbps(5GHz)||300Mbps|
|USB port||USB 2.0 x 1/ USB 3.0 x 1||USB 2.0 x 1/ USB 3.0 x 1||USB 2.0 x 2||USB 2.0 x 1/ USB 3.0 x 1||USB 2.0 x 2|
|AiCloud and Enhanced Media Server||Aicolud:yes and Enhanced Media Server:yes||Aicolud:yes and Enhanced Media Server:yes||Aicolud:yes and Enhanced Media Server:yes||Aicolud:yes and Enhanced Media Server:yes||Aicolud:yes and Enhanced Media Server:yes|
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Fortunately, the ASUS support was good and they talked me through how to get around that issue. They also advised that if using it with the BT hub I should only use the ASUS as an access point - which seems to defeat the point of having bought the router. I therefore had to buy a BT Openreach modem on ebay for about £20 to get the situation working in the way it should.
Once up and running, the router proved unreliable initially. It was re-booting itself often and occasionally dropping its connection. That was disappointing in what is not a particularly complex home set-up and I was tempted to send it back and return to the Home Hub. However, I have persevered and it has proved worthwhile. The router is stable and reliable and at the time of writing has been up continuously for 103 days.
I've deducted 1 star because of all the initial problems - particularly the catch 22 I had to get telephone support to resolve. I would also say that the wireless reach is not as good as I expected and I still have to use extenders in my house to ensure the signal can be picked up from every room in what is a fairly small house.
Original review ----I actually bought this router by mistake. I wanted the ADSL version due to Sky not issuing username and password to put into another router. However, this Asus router connected straight into the existing Sky router and worked much faster than expected. Very impressed.
I have an 8 port switch connected into one port, plus my main PC and laptop hardwired and the performance to my network storage is excellent. Wifi coverage on 5GHz is excellent when in range but it does drop off quickly, but the 2.4GHz range is good so covers the gaps nicely.
The only thing I miss after TP-Link router is that I can't enable/disable port forwarding one by one to do not leave external ports open all the time.
I can disable all by turning port forwarding off or add/remove single items only. For example port forwarding for security cameras is always on, but sometimes I need to open SSH to Media Box (Popcorn Hours) to download data from home network and close external port after this is done.
With the Asus app, you can monitor your internet via your phone which is a great feature so you can monitor any network problems
easy to add any VPN services that you require and turn the feature on and off when you require (even with the Asus phone app)
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