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Item#: N82E16833320208

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
  • ASUSWRT
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro
  • AiCloud 2.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Jeremy M.
  • 11/17/2014 1:51:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsExtremely Displeased

Pros: Works well when it works (which is rarely).

Cons: - Slow configuration UI
- Constant disconnects on 5Ghz band
- Random resets with configuration loss; forgets its static IP and grabs one from DHCP
- Extremely slow boot

Other Thoughts: I was impressed with this devices feature set, but it clearly had a lot of issues that I couldn't overlook. Returned the product.

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  • James C.
  • 11/14/2014 6:36:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI so wanted to love this product, but...

Pros: The user interface does look very nice and the hardware itself feels very well-built.

Cons: The performance of the user interface is extremely slow. Browsing the internet was very slow. However, when I do a speed test, it registers good download/upload speeds. It seems that it takes forever to establish a connection, but once it does, the throughput is fine.

Other Thoughts: I am a huge ASUS fan. I use their PC components (motherboards, GPUs, etc.) all the time and have been nothing but impressed. If this thing worked as advertised, I would give this thing 5 eggs, but it's just way too slow for my taste.

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  • Sam R.
  • 11/11/2014 4:11:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON’T BUY THE ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U ROUTER!!!

Pros: Speed, when this product works, your internet and file transfer speeds with be fast, anywhere from 10 to 18 megabytes depending on your WiFi Adapter Clients.

Cons: DON’T BUY THE ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U ROUTER!!! I am constantly rebooting the ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U Router hoping to connect to my LAN PC 50 feet away running windows 7. DON’T BUY THE ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U ROUTER!!! I have already replaced a defective ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U Router suggested by the ASUS tech support team with no avails what so ever!!! DON’T BUY THE ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U ROUTER!!!!!! The wait time is unreasonable long contacting the ASUS tech support team on the phone, they will probably snicker with laughter at your troubles or provide incompetent solution that will not work, as they did with me!!! SAVE YOURSELF FROM THE MISERY!!!!!

I regret switching to ASUS, I had a perfectly working NETGEAR R6300 and could have upgraded to NETGEAR 7500 or the NETGEAR 8000.

Other Thoughts: I paid Premium price and expected to get Premium results, instead i received an overpriced under performing defective, buggy Router. It is a fallacy that ASUS produces bleeding edge, Top of the line products. I have wasted so many hours and will probably continue to waste many more hours for my LAN to work, rebooting the ASUS AC2400 RT-AC98U ROUTER.

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  • Dan K.
  • 11/9/2014 4:36:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER!!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: This router -- despite being the most expensive out there -- can't even do the simplest of things: pick up an internet signal from the router. My 6-year-old iMac can but this can't. What a joke!

I would give it zero eggs if this site let me.

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  • Richard L.
  • 11/8/2014 3:56:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent performance

Pros: -2 networks 2.4 and 5ghz makes connecting multiple devices easy.

-Big range

Cons: -Price

-Size, unit is larger than most routers

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  • William N.
  • 11/5/2014 6:55:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective Garbage

Pros: Nice box

Cons: Wired lan speeds dropped to 5 Mbps despite a 65 Mbps connection. Sent unit back after support technician ruled it a bad unit.

Other Thoughts: My second try getting an Asus product in my network. Both units proved defective. Their quality control needs to be greatly improved. Luckily for me I ordered both through Newegg which allowed for easy returns. At this point I have given up on Asus networking products.

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  • University W.
  • 11/3/2014 9:27:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest on Paper

Pros: latest tech with best reviews. All features worked. Setup was just like any other router via web interface, despite advertisements. All the latest features can be turned on via the toggle of a button. USB storage is easily accessible via My Computer.

Cons: AI Protection sometimes spams inbox. AI Protection wants you to install Trend Micro. I had to reboot both manually and via web the router for it to function after setting changes. Awkward front port placement. Browser interface froze after changing firewall settings. Sometimes browser interfaced have to be refreshed.

Other Thoughts: capable of 8 SSID's, 6 of which can be for guests.

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  • Mark J.
  • 10/31/2014 6:15:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth the price

Pros: Blazing fast speeds when it actually works. Sleek. Nice UI, fast set up.

Cons: Can hardly stay connected to the internet. Had the Asus RT-AC68U that I upgraded from for the better speeds. I set it all up and it worked like a champ for an hr. After an hr is when i started to notice all the problems. Mainly it drops internet connection like there is no tomorrow. I have 2 tablets, 3 phones and 2 computers (not including this one) connected to it and they all lose connectivity. I check the computer and what do you know, it's connected to the wifi yet no internet connection. I tried the modem and router unplug reboot but that causes the internet to work for maybe 5 minutes tops. So i go on the Asus router management and do a router reboot from there and it works for a few hours before it drops signal again.
In case you were wondering, yes i did upgrade to the latest software, no there is no outage from my cable company in my area, yes all my drivers are up to date.
I took the router off and placed my trusty Asus RT-68 and bam, what do you know, it works perfectly with no issues. The internet is a little slower but there is NO connection lags or signal drops.
I will return it as maybe it was a lime but if i get the replacement in with the same issue then i will say f uck it.

Other Thoughts: If it didn't drop signal as much as a w-hore opened her legs then it would be an amazing router. It has amazing speeds when it actually works.

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  • Tina B.
  • 10/22/2014 11:54:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Interface is clean and responsive
Has just about every feature you could want with a few major exceptions -- see Cons
Wired speeds (non-routing) were tested to be 935Mbps

Cons: There are some really goofy limitations with the router such as:
- No description field for DHCP reservations -- you get MAC and IP, that's it.
- Router remote admin IP restrictions must be individually defined for both external and internal address and you can't do wildcards or networks. You're limited to 4 IPs.
- Can't edit port forwarding, must delete and re-add.
- Cannot access port-forwarded services from inside the LAN. This means you have to setup two different connections for services, one using local DNS/IP, other using public DNS/IP.
WAN port can't be used as a LAN connection when in Media Bridge mode.
10 feet away, connection between two of these routers is 1200Mbps. WTH?
No VLAN support. This can be a deal-breaker for many people, including myself (the user I implimited these for doesn't use VLANs).

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  • Kenneth N.
  • 10/21/2014 1:36:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork Great and Easy To use

Pros: -Fast
-Long Range
-Easy to use interface
-Features, features, features
-As future proof as you can get (for now)
-Work for both PC and Mac

Cons: -Expensive (but you get what you pay for)
-USB 3.0 port is on the front instead of the back, (good if you are plugging in and unplugging frequently but doesn't make a lot of sense and ugly for external storage)
-1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 - I would expect that both USB ports should be USB 3.0. While the USB 2.0 is most likely for a printer on a top of the line product like this both ports should be USB 3.0

Other Thoughts: Hopefully this is obvious but to get the speed out of this you need to use with with other AC capable devices.

I was looking at this router for a long time trying to decide if it was worth the money and finally took the leap and am glad that I did. This router has more features and options than you are likely to need, but it has a great user interface that makes all the features easy to use and easy to figure out.

This router is bigger than most. I don't think it is a bad thing, but something to be aware of.

The router has setting specifically for using it for Time Machine with Macs.

I would like to see more ethernet ports on the high end routers like this. It has the standard 4 ports but I would love to see 6 or 8 just so that I will have extra.

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