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ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Router

This is a review of the ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Router sold by Amazon.


  • Ultra-fast Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 2334 Mbps for up to 4K UHD video playback, ultra-fast large file sharing and low-latency online gaming
  • World’s first 4-antenna, 4-stream design with AiRadar universal beamforming for wireless signal coverage up to 5,000 square feet (over 450 square meters)
  • Built-in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for up to 10 times faster transfer speeds to storage devices, printer networking and 3G/4G dongle support
  • ASUSWRT graphical user interface for easy, CD-free 30-second setup and robust network control
  • AiProtection with Trend Micro secures your network, features robust parental controls and protects your privacy
  • ASUS AiCloud 2.0 to access, sync, share and stream your files from home anywhere you have an internet-connected device
The ASUS RT-AC87U delivers up to an incredible 2334 Mbps of concurrent wireless performance for low-latency online gaming, ultra-high bit rate 4k video streaming and conquering the most bandwidth-demanding tasks.

Inspired from the gamer-centric G series notebook, RT-AC87U borrows its design concept from a Stealth Fighter jet with understated curves that beckons power and sophistication. VESA mountable, make RT-AC87U soar as you place it on a wall.
ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Router

Twin 1 GHz dual-core processors - Robust multitasking performance that effortlessly handles your most demanding internet tasks from all your connected devices simultaneously.

Built-in traffic management – Detects specific activities on your network and intuitively optimizes them for the best performance.

Dual USB ports – Connect a printer, 3G/4G dongle or USB storage device and, with USB 3.0, experience up to 50MB/s read and write transfer speeds.

Reaching new heights of wireless performance, RT-AC87U is a wireless AC and N router that gives you up to 2334 Mbps of concurrent wireless performance – that’s TurboQAM enhanced for up to 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 1734 Mbps on the 5 GHz – far surpassing the competition.

Master the current generation – RT-AC87U goes beyond leading high-end performance, it also dominates current generation wireless for the best performance on all your notebooks, smartphones and other connected wireless devices.

Featuring a true 4x4 antenna design, RT-AC87U gives you up to 5,000sq ft of wireless coverage that’s 33% further than the latest generation tri-band routers, making it your ideal choice for large homes and multi-floor buildings. Thanks to AiRadar beamforming and unique multi user-MIMO technology, the more devices you use the more the throughput increases.

Multi-user MIMO technology – Asus RT-AC87U is the 1st router to support multi-user MIMO technology for up to 2 times faster performance than single-user MIMO when streaming or transferring data in multi-device environments.

AiRadar beamforming – Combining 802.11ac universal beamforming technology, high-power amplification and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning, ASUS Ai Radar delivers up to 33% further coverage than 3-stream antenna designs. In real-world tests, RT-AC87U lets you stream 2 Full HD videos flawlessly at its maximum 5,000sq ft distance.

Asus RT-AC87U comes with 4 gigabit Ethernet for up to 1000 Mbps performance each and features hardware NAT that intelligently analyzes and optimizes traffic based on its type so whether you’re playing an online game, surfing the web or video chatting, you’re getting the best performance for your task at hand.

Hardware NAT – Removes the bottleneck between the internet and the home network, enabling 2-5 times faster WAN-to-LAN performance vs. traditional software-based NAT.

Link aggregation – Connect a PC with two Ethernet connections to it for combined performance.

Dual WAN support – Convert a LAN port into a WAN and use 2 ISP connections for load-balancing or redundancy.

According to CNet performance test, The Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless Gigabit Router is an excellent networking device with a premium price. In the end, it boils down to whether or not you can afford it.

If you can, you'll enjoy its excellent Wi-Fi range, unique feature set, and, if you're using 802.11ac clients, its great speed. if you're already using an 802.11ac router, there's no need to upgrade just yet. But buying it now means you're doing so to future-proof your home for a few years to come, when you'll (presumably) have more compatible devices.

  • World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar universal beam forming for unrivaled multi-device performance and wireless signal coverage up to 465 square meters (around 5,000sqft).
  • Has 1GHz dual-core processor to make Wi-Fi-to-USB transfer speeds up to twice as fast, and can show up to a 50% improvement in total throughput on a heavily-loaded network with multiple clients.
  • Built-in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for up to 10-times faster data transfers to USB storage devices, printer sharing, and 3G/4G dongle support.
  • ASUSWRT graphical user interface for easy, CD-free 30-second setup and hassle-free advanced network control.
  • A Protection with Trend Micro with triple-strength total network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection.
  • A iCloud 2.0 lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device.