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Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter

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• Great For Medium Homes
• Perfect For 10-12 Devices
• Works With All ISPs & Supported VPNs
• Compatible Worldwide
• Plug n Play Setup Available More Info

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Reg. Price $499.99

SALE PRICE $379.99

Reg. Price $499.99

SALE PRICE $379.99

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You have asked and asked and asked. Our team put the RT-AC87U through the paces and it finally met our stringent quality control standards of usage before unleashing it on the world.

Meet the Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT (also known as the RT-AC87R),  the ultimate Asus networking centerpiece with power and style for future-proofing a WiFi network to next-gen Wireless-AC standards. The latest of our Asus Wireless-AC DD-WRT routers revamps your networking options, controls, and capabilities for any gadget while still offering full support for legacy devices (Wireless-N & Wireless-G).

  • Broadcom 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Dual Core Processor
  • 4 Massively Powerful External Antennas
  • QSR1000 Wireless Chip - The Only Wireless-AC Chip That Includes 4x4 MIMO
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Best-in-Class RAM/Flash Memory in a Wireless Router

What Does DD-WRT Firmware Add to the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U FlashRouter is the premiere choice for users who want top-notch, high-definition video streaming quality for your favorite services: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, WatchESPN, and Hulu, among others. Tired of video buffering? Choose premium router hardware that features a hand-crafted firmware upgrade with the stability, improved security, and customizability of the open source DD-WRT Linux kernel!

NEW! FlashRouters Router Privacy App - VPN Privacy Made Easy!

Manually setting up a VPN service on a router has always been notoriously complicated, frustrating and unnecessarily confusing…. until NOW!

Introducing the FlashRouters Router Privacy App - the simple browser-based solution to connect a VPN service on a router. Just a couple clicks and secure your entire home network.

Developed by the DD-WRT & VPN experts at FlashRouters, the FlashRouters Router Privacy App integrates support for most top VPN services.

How Does The FlashRouter Privacy App Protect You?

The FlashRouters Privacy App works just like an app for Android, Windows or Apple iOS except it’s located on your router. And there is no separate app to install.

However, when you connect to VPN with the FR App, it is not just your computer that you are securing, instead you are securing every device in your home at once. Simply enter your VPN login information, search for your preferred VPN server location, and click Connect to get started.

Premium FR Privacy App Features

  • Easily Manage VPN Devices and Names.
  • Select Setup For Each Device: VPN with Kill-Switch, VPN without Kill-Switch, or VPN-Bypass
  • App Update Alert Notifications - No need to update firmware to get new features.
  • Access DD-WRT FR App Settings via Direct URL.
  • VPN Server Search
  • Auto Connect to VPN on Startup
  • IP Checker
  • Global Kill Switch
  • Kill Switch By Device

In many cases you may not want your entire home network to tunnel through your router VPN connection, and so we have also built enhanced VPN management options in the FR Privacy App.

Auto Connect to VPN

Choose to start the router VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Internet. Reboot your router at any time and automatically restart your VPN connection.

VPN Server Search

Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.

Global Kill Switch

Worried about IP Address and DNS leaking? Check The Global Kill Switch and the FlashRouter will block Internet access if the VPN connection is inactive. If you ever disconnect or lose connection to your VPN service, the Global Kill Switch will make sure that your ISP IP address does not leak. Checking the box will instantly activate Kill Switch on your FlashRouter.

More FR Privacy App Features

  • Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options.
  • Connection Failure Notifications
  • Built-in IP Address Checker & Security Icon
  • OpenVPN Connection Troubleshooting Logs - Copy or Download buttons
  • Setup VPN Rules by Host or Websites (does not apply to streaming services).
  • Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect
  • New VPN User Signup Button.
  • Full DD-WRT Settings/Features Accessible.
  • Optional Cert and Key Fields for VPN providers with additional requirements
  • Works with PPPoE

FlashRouter Privacy App Benefit Details

Instant VPN Support for All Connected Devices

Instead of setting up your VPN on one device at a time with different instructions for each device, you only need to setup VPN once.

Certain devices like streaming players, gaming systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not have native support for VPN client connections. These devices need security too, and with the FR Privacy App all devices that connect to your home network can now connect through your VPN service.

No More Device VPN Connection Limits

If your VPN provider limits the number of simultaneous connections to their service, you can use just 1 connection for a FlashRouter to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.

VPN On/Off Device Connection Management

By device management in the FR App Options tab to easily enable or disable VPN on any network device with the click of a button.

Advanced VPN Server Sorting By Load/Proximity

Instead of listing all servers in alphabetical order, we can create additional sorts for By Country views where users can select the least loaded or server closest to them geographically. This helps VPN providers to properly distribute the bandwidth load in real time across servers. (*For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Automatic VPN Server Updates

Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options

App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.

Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect

Once you establish a VPN connection within the FR App, select any other server from the dropdown list and click Reconnect to quickly update your location. No need to make any manual settings changes.

Auto Connect to VPN on Startup

Easy-to-use toggle setting that tells the FR App to start up the VPN network connection as soon as the router connects to the Internet.

Optional Cert and Key

If public certs and private keys are required for user or server authentication, then extra boxes will automatically appear on the main VPN connection page for users to input accordingly.

Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 Specifications

Broadcom 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Dual Core Processor

The RT-AC87U model bumps the internal processor to a DD-WRT-leading 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU. This is the one of the best dual core routers we offer with DD-WRT support.

Processing is the key to high performance routing, and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become increasingly more intensive. For VPN users, having a large processor is imperative to streamline the constant encryption and decryption the router will need perform in the process. The better the processor, the faster the VPN-encrypted information can get to you.

4 Powerful External Antennas

The Asus RT-AC87U integrates 4 four high-powered external antennas (a first for Asus Wireless-AC routers) for maximum wireless reach and performance. Since they are external, they are easily upgradable to even more powerful antennas for extended reach if you so desire.

QSR1000 Wireless-Chip - The Only Wireless-AC Chip That Includes 4x4 MIMO

The QSR1000 is the industry-first 802.11ac “wave 2” solution, and the only 4x4 MIMO with four streams. The QSR1000 builds on Quantenna's 4x4 MIMO foundations to enable almost 2 Gbps of throughput. It's the industry's only IEEE 802.11ac solution that includes 4x4 MIMO, 4 streams, and MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) to enable best-in-class wireless broadband capabilities to bandwidth-intensive retail and consumer electronics applications including wireless routers, access points, and high-end consumer electronics devices.

Want more insight into all DD-WRT firmware offers & how it differs from Tomato?

Review the basics of DD-WRT firmware or watch our DD-WRT info video:

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Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC2400 (600+1800Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports
2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:
External
Number of Antennas
4
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Broadcom
Processor Model:
BCM4709
Processor Speed
Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB)
256
Flash Memory (MB)
128
Power Adapter
110v-240v ~50-60Hz
Volt Input
19V 1.75A
Brand
Asus
FCC ID:
MSQ-RTAC87U
Hardware Version
No
Product Condition
New or Recertified
Serial Port(s)
1
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
Warranty
1 Year Limited
Choose VPN Service
None Required
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
RAM (MB)
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
FCC ID:
Warranty
Included Support Plan
Reviews
Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $299.99

Sale price $249.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC1200 (300+900 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2
Antenna Type:: Internal
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 800 MHz
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 1.75A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTAC56U
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT Router Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $649.99

Sale price $499.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC5300 (1000+2165+2165 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 8
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 3.42A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTGZ00
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $499.99

Sale price $379.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC2400 (600+1800Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 1.75A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTAC87U
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Really Great review by Scott K. on 2/24/2015
    Quality
    Support

    All I can say is this is a really great router. I have a fairly large property, and now I am able to have the whole place covered with a wonderful VPN network, courtesy of PureVPN. The router arrived pre-configured, and all I had to do was plug it in. Of course, I had a few questions, as I am a naturally curious person, and the support team was more than gracious to answer all of my questions. FlashRouters is really great.

  2. Awesome Router! review by Alberto on 1/9/2015
    Quality
    Support

    This is an awesome router! If you are trying to use a VPN on multiple devices in a large house, accept no substitute. This is the router you need. I am an avid gamer, and a strong processor is a very important aspect of keeping that lag out of my gaming experience. The antennae provide for a very wide range, which extends throughout my house and backyard. If you need a VPN router, and are looking to use the most powerful device possible, accept no substitute.

  3. Fantastic Service review by Lisa on 1/6/2015
    Quality
    Support

    FlashRouters is great. They offer a fantastic service. The shipping was incredibly fast. The support was very helpful. The router arrived plug and play for my ExpressVPN account. All I had to do was plug it in, and I had access to US Netflix on all of my streaming devices. Great!

  4. The Best Router For A Large House review by Isabella on 1/5/2015
    Quality
    Support

    This is the best router for a large house. I have several laptops, a Samsung Smart TV, two iPads, and a large Apple desktop computer. These devices are spread out through my house, which is fairly large. The network created from the 87U is incredibly steady, and covers the whole house with a strong connection. I recommend this router.

  5. An Amazing Device review by Kirk on 12/19/2014
    Quality
    Support

    Simply put, the RT-87U is an amazing device. I have been having issues streaming Netflix on my Roku, dealing with constant buffering and black outs. Alongside this, we have a slew of other devices that have had comparable problems. The RT-87U has solved all of these issues and more. Fast connections to my VPN, high quality streaming, and amazing range.

  6. The Best of the Best review by Warren on 12/18/2014
    Quality
    Support

    Without a doubt, I can say this is the best router on the market for DD-WRT use. I have been using DD-WRT routers from the beginning, moving from a trusty WRT54G to a Nighthawk R7000. However, the 87U truly takes the cake. With an amazing processor and fantastic external antennas, the 87U provides the best performance for DD-WRT.

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • CUSTOM CONFIGURATION & SETUP GUIDE INCLUDED
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • WORLDWIDE SHIPPING VIA USPS & FEDEX
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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