The Best Asus Routers for DD-WRT Firmware

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT OpenVPN Router

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If you find yourself wondering why your wireless network is under-performing, we can tell you. In all likelihood, your router is not nearly up to snuff.

But before you run off and just buy any router, there’s a few things you should know. To start with, your average router’s stock firmware is unreliable in a number of ways. Just look at this recent news story about major security vulnerabilities in Asus routers.

With the help of DD-WRT replacement firmware, you don’t need to worry about anything like that happening to you. In fact, at FlashRouters, we have a whole line of terrific Asus DD-WRT routers that can give you the wireless network of your dreams.

What Are the Benefits of DD-WRT?

But before we dig into the Asus DD-WRT routers, perhaps it’s worth reviewing what exactly makes this firmware so special. This brief video should help get us started:

Didn’t watch the video? That’s okay. We’ll keep it simple. Your average router’s stock firmware is faulty, which is why we need open source replacement firmwares like DD-WRT. Basically, DD-WRT plugs holes in your router’s security and adds all sorts of performance-improving features to make your wireless network faster, stronger, and more versatile.

Features like what, you may be asking? How about these?

And that’s just a sample of the benefits of owning a DD-WRT-flashed router. Check out our DD-WRT FAQ to learn even more.

The Very Best Asus DD-WRT Router

The best DD-WRT routers of 2016 - Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT

Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter ($599.99)

So where to start with this router? There’s simply so much to talk about. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the design, which accurately represents the intensity of the router’s performance power. Those 8 external antennas ain’t just for show either. That’s how you end up with a router that support speeds as blindingly fast as 5300 Mbps over three bands. That makes it the fastest router we have, and frankly the fastest router we’ve ever seen.

But that’s not all…

  • BROADCOM 1.4 GHZ (1400 MHZ) DUAL CORE PROCESSOR
  • 8 MASSIVELY POWERFUL EXTERNAL ANTENNAS
  • USB 3.0 PORT
  • BEST-IN-CLASS RAM/FLASH MEMORY IN A WIRELESS ROUTER

Is it any wonder this is our winner for top Asus DD-WRT router? It may be the top router across our whole line of routers, and it’s right there waiting for you in our store.

Top Contenders for Best Asus DD-WRT Router

Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT FlashRouter ($309.99)

If it’s a networking centerpiece you’re in the market for – something that will future-proof your whole network and save you the trouble of updating for a good, long time – then we have just the router for you: The Asus RT-AC87U DD-WRT FlashRouter has got the whole package; killer speeds (2400 Mbps), loads of processing power, and DD-WRT firmware to give it that extra versatile edge.

  • 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

As you can tell, this DD-WRT Asus router does not mess around. This is one of the best options we offer for users who are ready to up their network’s game for good.

Best Economy Line Asus DD-WRT Routers

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Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter

Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter ($249.99)

Not looking to make a major investment, but still want the DD-WRT benefits that come with a FlashRouter? No worries, the Asus RT-AC56U is perfectly suited for you needs. With an 800 MHz processor, this is the sort of device that gives your streaming experience a boost at the rate of routers almost twice its price.

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3 thoughts on “The Best Asus Routers for DD-WRT Firmware

  1. John G

    To play Devil’s advocate here, the same argument is being made about ASUS WRT Merlin, which is also open source, but is claimed to have better development support and quicker vulnerability updates than DD-WRT. See this article for comparison: https://dfarq.homeip.net/asuswrt-merlin-vs-dd-wrt/

    I get the main argument about “stock” firmware from the likes of Linksys, Netgear, etc., but the argument doesn’t hold much weight against ASUS WRT which IMO is a step above DD-WRT. Maybe a lot has changed in the last 18 months since this post was written, but that is my opinion now.

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