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!
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.
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.
|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)|
|Number of Antennas||4|
|Wireless Security||WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP|
|Processor Speed||Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)|
|Flash Memory (MB)||128|
|Power Adapter||110v-240v ~50-60Hz|
|Volt Input||19V 1.75A|
|Product Condition||New or Recertified|
|Package Contents||A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Choose VPN Service||None Required|