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ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router

  • Wireless transfer rate up to 1734 + 600 Mbps
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna
  • AiRadar Beamforming
  • Broadcom TurboQAM technology
  • Dual USB ports
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Joshua T.
  • 9/20/2014 12:15:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Router

Pros: Getting 126 Mbps down , 24Mbps Up on the second floor of my house which is around 4x faster then my Netgear WNDR3700. But this is contingent on your service provider speeds / Router. No dropped connections from devices. Overall solid product would highly recommend for a larger home.

Cons: Price.Price.Price

Not really a con just a concern router seems to run hot.

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  • Shaun R.
  • 9/16/2014 9:53:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsThey make awesome MB's

Pros: Very sleek. USB 3.0 for file sharing on network. You can detach the antennas to add stronger ones.

Cons: I had purchased this through ???? (sorry Newegg, got a better price break). I was using the netgear R4000 before I got this router. netgear did extremely well but my Roku had a "fair" connection on it for 5G in my 5000 sq foot home. so, I got the asus. and that was after about 2 weeks of research btwn the AC87R and the Netgear R8000. I got the 87R hooked it up and I went from fair to good with the wireless signal to my Roku. I was not impressed so I got some cheap stronger antennas to attach to the 87R and no results. What made me decide to return this item was because it would not recognize my Seagate 4Tbit drive housed in my Orico ext HDD enclosure. that was frustrating. I got it to recognize the drive twice for about 10 secs. after that, never again did it read the HDD. it read my 4Tbit no problem in the USB 2.0. but hey, I paid a high price for this thing and I want the USB 3.0 to recognize my drive. So then I decided to return it and I got the R8000. trust me, I build computers and I've always used asus. they seem to be the only MB's out there that are easy to work with (been building for over 10 yrs) so It was hard to admit that asus fail short with their router. so I got the R8000 and after a firmware update, low and behold, it recognizes my 4Tbit drive. I was impressed. PLUS I went from a "good" signal on my Roku to "EXCELLENT."

Other Thoughts: In conclusion the R8000 was and is a better experience for me compared to asus AC87R. the R8000 recognized my 4Tbit drive and, although I don't like the non-detachable antenna idea, it gave a much stronger signal than the asus. I heard that asus is coming out with their version of the 3200 as well. I hope it is better than the 87R.

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  • Michael H.
  • 9/11/2014 2:47:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood but not worthwhile

Pros: *It does what the specs say.
*So far the "best" router I have own, but that is because of the price.
*Few devices I own can actually take advantage of this.
*Range is OK, but is nowhere near "5,000ft" that is obviously in a desert with idea conditions. I get around 100ft in apartments.

Cons: *Price, Price, Price.
*I can not justify the price that I spent on this. It is great, looks good, and works well.
*Given I said it worked well, I had many issues at first, but most were fixed with firmware updates. My current main issue is that occasionally (~3 days) I have to turn off/on the firewall momentary, otherwise I am not able to access my Apache server via IP/Domain via my internal network.

Other Thoughts: *If you have any decent router ($100 +/-) I would not buy this unless you literally use 100 devices via wifi, but at that point you may as well look into just getting a repeater or more AP's.
*I wish I would have built my own router, always have been wanting to do that, but you're going to be hard press to build this exactly.

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  • Mohammad A.
  • 9/4/2014 6:35:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPremium Priced -- but worth it to me

Pros: What can I say I am Verizon FIOS customer and have their top of the line (red router) but I was totally fed up with its wifi performance or lack their off. Anyway I bought this Asus (first Asus networking product for me) and I no longer have netflix or a m a z o n buffering issues and dropped connections or going to roku networking settings again and again ;). I don't have the numbers from my living room or the basement numbers but the following I am getting from my kids computer (n nic). His room which is down the hall from mine (where the router is located).

OLD WIFI:

PING 37ms DL 13.16 mbps UP 10.12 mbps

NEW ASUS:

PING 10ms DL 31.75 mbps UP 17.69 mbps

I am getting almost double the throughput as before :) and that works for me :)

Increased speed, no buffering ... works for me.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: wow a m a z o n was found to be :

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come on newegg... lol

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  • I W.
  • 8/28/2014 11:19:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsbeats Netgear RS8000 and 7500 in every angle

Pros: slick design and full of feature sets

Cons: a bit pricing, but in-line with other super speed routers

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  • VADIM V.
  • 8/27/2014 9:19:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsRidiculous speeds

Pros: I had FiOS in my house for more then a year. My workstation connected directly to Verizon router and had great speeds but my TV's Game stations, Phones etc used WiFi had kind of weak speeds... I got range extender to other room in house and it helped a bit. At some point I decide to try get separate router and use it in bridge mode as Access Point. Selected this ASUS router. WOOOOOOOOOOW!!! Everywhere in the house 5 full bars on WiFi. The speed is incredible! Netflix does buffering ten times faster if not more... Browsing on WiFi connected devices is MUCH faster. Overall GREAT product.

Cons: None to mention

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  • Tracy S.
  • 8/26/2014 3:14:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsRT-AC87U cannot connect with Microsoft VPN client

Pros: Nice feature set.
Really good coverage.

Cons: Firmware doesn't seem to be fully fixed yet.
Expensive.

Other Thoughts: I was upgrading to this router from and ASUS RT-AC66U router. I have two computers that connect wireless using the ASUS PCE-AC68 adapters. Using my current router I am able to use the Microsoft VPN client to connect to a VPN server without any problems. This new router, however, is unable to establish the connection. Instead I receive "Error 734: The PPP Link Control Protocol Was Terminated". I believed there is a problem with the firmware on the new router. Unfortunately, I had to return this router. I will try the router again if they come out with a firmware fix for the problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to dicuss your issue with you. Please contact me and place case # N140908791 in the subject line for a reference to your case. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Adam J.
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com


FYI, Error 734 is a Miscrosoft error you get when usually trying to establish a VPN. See link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318718/en-us

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