ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U

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  • Offers router-support
  • USB 3.0 storage speeds
  • WDS bridging/repeating support
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  • Software unstable
  • undocumented major new features
  • unable to attain four-stream 5GHz link rates
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ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U Review

ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U is an 802.11ac Wi-Fi ultra-fast router which offers combined 2334Mbit/s dual-band data rate, 4K/UHD video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing together with low-latency gaming on the web.


The RT-AC87U Gigabit router can effectively perform tasks which are bandwidth-demanding. It adopts a 4x4 MU-MIMO design featuring AiRadar universal beam. This helps it to deliver unrivaled multi-device performance along with wireless signal coverage reaching 465 square meters. The ASUS device has a dual-core processor of 1GHz, making Wi-Fi-to-USB speeds of transfer ultra-fast. It exhibits maximized total throughput improvement on heavily-loaded network having multiple clients. This gadget features built-in USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0 ports which deliver improved data transfers onto USB storage devices, support for 3G/4G dongle and printer sharing.



The ASUSWRT graphical user interface of AC2400 Dual-Band wireless router generates CD-free, easy 30-second setup along with hassle-free advanced network control. Its users also benefit from A Protection via Trend Micro, which features total network triple-strength security, together with robust parental controls plus privacy protection. AiCloud 2.0 allows for accessing, synchronizing, sharing and streaming of files to any place, via any internet-enabled device.



The RT-AC78U is inspired from G series gamer-centric notebook, RT-AC87U borrows the design concept it employs from Stealth Fighter jets. As such, it has understated curves to demonstrate sophistication and power. This router is VESA-mountable too and carries along Twin dual-core processors of 1GHz. It performs robust multitasking performance which can effortlessly handle majority of demanding tasks online simultaneously from all connected gadgets.



ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U has built-in traffic management for detecting specific activities on network as well as intuitively optimizing them for superb performance. You get to enjoy Dual USB ports for connecting to printer and USB storage gadget or 3G/4G dongle. This enables you experience a maximum read-write speeds of 50MB/s. The RT-AC87U is wireless N and AC router that offers you concurrent wireless performance maximum of 2334 Mbps. It is enhanced with TurboQAM reaching 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz band and a maximum of 1734Mbps on 5GHz band. This surpasses its competition by far.



ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U surpasses leading high-end performance. As well, it dominates wireless connectivity of current-generation devices on all Smartphone devices, notebooks along with other connected devices.



RT-AC87U gives users a maximum wireless coverage of 5,000square ft, which is significantly further than tri-band routers of present generation. As such, it is an ideal selection for multi-floor buildings and large homes. Unique multi-user MIMO and AiRadar beam-forming technology, you can experience great throughput with usage of more devices.



The RT-AC87U comes along with 4 gigabit Ethernet, each covering up to 1000 Mbps performance. It features hardware NAT for intelligently analyzing and optimizing traffic depending upon the type, whether online gaming, web-surfing or video chatting.


Hardware NAT removes bottleneck in-between the web and domestic network. This enables two to five times faster WAN-LAN performance, relative to NAT based upon traditional software.

  • The Good :
    Offers router-support, USB 3.0 storage speeds, WDS bridging/repeating support
  • The Bad :
    Software unstable, undocumented major new features, unable to attain four-stream 5GHz link rates
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The ASUS Wireless AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router RT-AC87U is manufactured by ASUS and was added in December 2014 in the Router section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

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