A review of the ASUS RT-AC87U Router

The ASUS RT-AC87U Router has a superfast Wi-Fi speed that has extremely long range. The router usually prevents malware and viruses from entering your home network. The ASUS RT-AC87U router monitors the internet network in real time. This router is a big leap in the home Wi-Fi performance. The router is advanced all thanks to the recent firmware that squashed around of the initial bugs.

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This model has all the features that the Asus RT-AC68U Gaming Router had, and it is, therefore, much fun since it has more features in it. However, you will need a hardware that has a compatible superfast 802.11ac Wi-Fi so that you can take advantage of the top speed that is possessed by this device. The RT-AC87U will deliver the highest speed ever which is usually exhibited by an effective long range. The RT-AC87U is also made of a good NAS server while hosting the external hard drive.

Powerful hardware

The RT-AC87U will pack quite an impressive punch. This router is the first router to support the 4*4 setup (four-spatial-stream) of Wi-Fi standard (802.11acc). It uses the standard dual core of 500MHz antenna chip (QT3840 BC chip. Therefore, the 5GHz shall offer a high speed of 1733Mbps during operation with the 802.11ac.You must understand that for you to achieve the quad-stream speed you will require the quad-stream enabled clients.

The ASUS RT-AC87U router will sport a dual-core chip (1GHz Broadcom BCM4709) on the 2.4GHz that will deliver up to 600Mbps. This chip carries out other functions of the router. The ASUS RT-AC87U also possesses a flash memory card of 128MB and a DDR 3 system memory of 256MB. It has sufficient power as small server hence making it one of the best and powerful specs among all the home routers on the market today.

Easy setup

The new ASUS RT-AC87U router has quite an easy setup. You only have to plug the router inside and then point a browser directly towards the default IP address of the router. If you are conducting the steps for the first time, you will encounter a wizard that will take you via few easy steps before you can start the operations. After these steps, it will be easy for you to go to the interface and customize other features and settings. You should also understand that the RT-AC87U shares some structural settings with the previous routers and you will, therefore, find it easy to operate. You will also have an added advantage if you are a previous user of an Asus router since you will not have to reprogram the router fr4om scratch.

Here’s a very comprehensive guide on how to properly setup your gaming router.

Great features with a robust web interface

The RT-AC87U will share same easy and robust interface just like the previous RT routers. There are few major common features that include:

  • Interactive network map
  • Multiple purpose USB ports
  • Six guest Wi-Fi networks
  • VPN support

The router is, however, expensive and you will require compatible Wi-Fi devices so that you can derive benefits from its fast performance. Despite the hefty price, the ASUS RT-AC87U will satisfy all the needs you have as far as home networking is concerned.