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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!
Full OpenVPN & PPTP Integration
Using DD-WRT firmware can make a wireless or wired network infinitely more stable and easier to tweak.
We upgrade the RT-AC87U to DDWRT, thereby integrating advanced network security options including VPN connectivity. Using VPN allows you to create a secure tunnel for connected devices just by connecting to the router; giving you an additional layer of encryption & personal privacy from prying government eyes, and allowing you to mask your location for additional security.
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.