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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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)
App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.