RT-AC87U

    RT-AC87U

    AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit WiFi Router with MU-MIMO, AiProtection network security powered by Trend Micro, Adaptive QoS and Parental Control

    • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 1900Mbps, 3X faster than 802.11n routers
    • Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases 802.11n speeds to 600Mbps for 33% faster performance
    • Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections
    • Dual-core processor for fast and responsive performance with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB devices
    • AiProtection with Trend MicroTM for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Control and privacy protection
    • ASUS AiCloud lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device
    • USB 3.0 port for 10X-faster data transfers than USB 2.0; also includes one USB 2.0 port
    • [New] Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, all without needing to boot up a PC
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    Consistently Praised for Networking Excellence!

    ASUS ranked the top 4 out of 8 best wireless routers on CNET in May 2015. >>Learn more.

    “The ASUS RT-AC87U is the fastest Wi-Fi router we ever tested. It sets a new standard for performance – along with a great set of features." November 21, 2014. >>Learn more.

    Faster Speed. Farther Coverage. Easy Setup.

    Enter a new era of wireless performance with faster-than-incredible speeds, wider coverage and more control than you ever thought possible. RT-AC87U delivers the super-fast speeds of up to 1734 Mbps at 5 GHz — even faster than tri-band 3x3 routers — plus class-leading concurrent 600 Mbps speeds at 2.4 GHz for an amazing total bandwidth of 2334 Mbps! This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks.

    With a separate high-gain antenna for each of the four spatial data streams, this power-packed router gives you true 4x4 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) wireless performance that smokes the competition — and it delivers top performance for all your wireless devices, even those using older Wi-Fi standards. As with all ASUS networking products, you get the very best support with wide device compatibility, plus free firmware updates for years to come — so your RT-AC87U will always be at the forefront.

    Unbeatable Hardware

    RT-AC87U is designed for pure performance — as well as its main 1 GHz dual-core processor, RT-AC87U also has a separate dual-core processor that's dedicated solely to 5G Hz 4x4 Wi-Fi related tasks. This means that compared to routers with a single 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, RT-AC87U has Wi-Fi-to-USB transfer speeds that are up to twice as fast2, and can show up to a 50% improvement in total throughput on a heavily-loaded network with multiple clients!3

    RT-AC87U is not only fast, but looks stunning too. Inspired by the gamer-centric ASUS Republic of Gamers G Series notebooks, RT-AC87U is designed with Stealth Fighter-like curves that exude power and sophistication.

    Double dual-core processors-
    Up to 2X faster USB transfers via Wi-Fi

    While RT-AC87U succeeds RT-AC68U's decent USB 3.0 network storage performance, its USB transfer speed over Wi-Fi has been largely improved. When transferring files to and from SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices over Wi-Fi, our tests2 show that RT-AC87U can be up to twice as fast as a router with a single 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

    Double dual-core processors-
    Up to 50% more total throughput in busy multi-client networks

    In tests3 simulating a heavily-loaded network with three wired and two wireless clients, PCs, RT-AC87U's hardware NAT and dedicated Wi-Fi processor helped it deliver a total throughput (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and NAT) up to 50% faster than a typical router with a single 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.

    Dual USB ports

    Share printers, 3G/4G (HSPA+) cellular dongles or USB storage devices over your network! Thanks to SuperSpeed USB 3.0, transfer speeds are up to 10 times faster than USB 2.01. What's more, the ports are widely-spaced for convenient and easy access when using bulky devices — not sandwiched together as on some competing routers. The easy-to-use USB application puts you in full control of tasks for all connected USB devices, including media streaming, file sharing and file downloads.

    How to set up 3G/4G sharing
    How to set up a printer server

    Groundbreaking Wireless Performance

    Enjoy a new level of wireless performance, with 2334 Mbps of combined 802.11ac and 802.11n bandwidth. With class-leading speeds of up to 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band — thanks to Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology — and up to 1734 Mbps concurrently on the 5 GHz band, which is even faster than the latest tri-band 3x3 routers, RT-AC87U leaves the competition standing.

    At the forefront of technology

    RT-AC87U doesn't lead others, it dominates, offering the best current-generation performance for all your notebooks, smartphones and other wireless devices.

    Unrivaled
    Signal Coverage

    Boasting a four-stream, four-antenna (4x4) design with AiRadar beamforming, RT-AC87U gives you unrivalled wireless coverage, making it the ideal choice for large homes and multi-floor buildings.

    Multi-user MIMO technology

    The revolutionary and future-proof MU-MIMO technology means that RT-AC87U will be able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions. This means that as users add more MU-MIMO-enabled devices, the router's capacity actually increases, giving all users the best possible internet experience5.

    RT-AC87U with MU-MIMO ready will be able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously

    AiRadar beamforming

    ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac universal beamforming technology, high-power amplification and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This gives RT-AC87U up to 33% better coverage than 3-stream antenna designs. In real-world tests, RT-AC87U lets you stream two 4K videos flawlessly at its maximum range6.

    Life in the fast LAN

    For the fastest wired networking performance, RT-AC87U comes with a dedicated Gigabit WAN port, four 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports (one of which can be used as a second WAN port), and hardware-accelerated NAT. Unlike the traditional software-based NAT used in most other routers, RT-AC87U's hardware NAT removes the bottleneck between the wired LAN and the internet, allowing you to get the most out of modern super-fast broadband connections.

    Hardware NAT

    Removes the bottleneck between the internet and the home network, giving WAN-to-LAN performance that's between 2-5 times faster than a traditional software-based NAT.

    Dual WAN support

    Configure one of the LAN ports as a WAN to use two internet connections, either to share internet traffic between them or so that one can be used as a backup connection should one connection fail.

    Tested for Compatibility

    RT-AC87U, like all ASUS networking products, is subjected to exhaustive compatibility testing during its development. RT-AC87U works flawlessly with a vast range of adapters, media players and other wireless devices to ensure the best performance — it even supports the latest-generation Xbox® One and PlayStation® 4 game consoles.

    Powerful online multitasking

    With its massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions, RT-AC87U has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.

    Time Machine® support

    Supports Time Machine® backups with Apple devices.

    WPS

    Lets you connect devices instantly with a press of the WPS button.

    VPN support

    Configure a VPN server or turn your network-connected devices into VPN-enabled clients — with PPTP and OpenVPN protocol support — with no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server.

    the powerful, user-friendly interface

    ASUSWRT

    RT-AC87U features the enhanced ASUSWRT graphical user interface, which gives you easy access to the 30-second, 3-step web-based installation process7. It's also where you can configure AiCloud 2.0 and all RT-AC87U's advanced options. ASUSWRT is web-based, so it doesn't need a separate app, or restrict what you can change via mobile devices — you get full access to everything, from any device that can run a web browser.

    Network map

    Comprehensive network map shows you at a glance details of what devices are connected to your router and their connection status.

    Multiple guest networks

    Lets you create up to six guest networks with customized access times and online restrictions.

    Adaptive QoS

    ASUS Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) optimizes inbound and outbound bandwidth on both wired and wireless connections. Applications and tasks can be prioritized easily using drag-and-drop presets for gaming, media streaming, VoIP, web browsing and file transfers. It supports major consoles including PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PS4™ Pro, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U, 3DS and Xbox One.

    AiProtection Pro
    Commercial-Grade Security for Family

    All your family members, young or old, are exposed to the dangers of internet every single moment they're online. Disguised cyber threats can sneak in to steal your private data, or your kids may accidentally encounter inappropriate content during their ever-growing screen time. RT-AC87U includes Advanced Parental Controls to give you total peace of mind, with AiProtection Pro - commercial grade security for your home network and comprehensive, easy control of the online experience for each family member and each device, all via the mobile app.
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    AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ gives you enterprise-level security in the home

    No Subscription Fee Some routers only offer 3 years of protection, ASUS AiProtection has you covered for the life of your product

    Block Access to Malicious WebsitesAiProtection uses Trend Micro's official database to identify and block known malicious sites, preventing infection even before you click.

    Protection Against AttacksIntrusion Prevention System (IPS) blocks all common internet-based attacks.

    Infection Detection and BlockingEven if an already-infected device is connected to RT-AC87U, AiProtection prevents any personal data on the device from being compromised.

    Parental Controls

    Keep your kids safe when they explore the internet. The state-of-the-art parental controls in AiProtection integrate all the management functions you need in one place and the intuitive interface makes it super easy to view and apply security settings to all the devices owned by individual family members.*


    • Internet Activity Dashboard*

      View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

    • Kid-Safe Preset*

      Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

    • Schedule Block Time

      Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

    • Content Filter*

      Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your devices.*

    • View each family member's internet activity on a clear graphical dashboard showing the peak time and what kind of content they are viewing. You can group devices that belong to your children to view aggregated data and apply scheduled block times and content filters with just a few taps.

    • Check the box when editing a device and profile, and the preset automatically applies filters for inappropriate content to all their devices.

    • Reserve valuable family time or help your children develop responsible behavior by selecting scheduled time periods to block internet access on specific devices.

    • Block specific categories of mobile apps and websites, and apply these settings to all devices belonging to individual family members. The advanced filtering integrates Trend Micro's Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to filter not only by website URL, but also by the internet packets themselves, which means it filters content viewed not only in a web browser, but also within mobile apps on your devices.*

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    *Please keep your router's firmware updated for the best experience.
    Control Your Network Anywhere
    ASUS Router App

    In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, allowing you to setup your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues and even update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.
    >> Learn more

    Download ASUS Router
    Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, without needing to boot up a PC
    • Easy Router Setup
    • Real-Time Traffic Monitoring
    • One-click Game Boost
    • Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing
    • Clever Network Diagnosis
    • Handy Firmware Update
    Control Your Network Anywhere
    ASUS Router App

    In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, allowing you to setup your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues and even update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.
    » Learn more

    • Easy Router Setup
    • Real-Time Traffic Monitoring
    • One-click Game Boost
    • Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing
    • Clever Network Diagnosis
    • Handy Firmware Update
    Download ASUS Router

    Create your own personal cloud

    ASUS AiCloud keeps you close to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online storage service8, giving you access to your files using the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS, Android smartphones or via a personalized browser URL. You can share photos instantly to services like Facebook, Flickr or Dropbox directly from the AiCloud interface. Even better, AiCloud can be connected to another compatible router to expand your personal cloud even further.

    ASUS AiCloud lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device

    Boost the connection speeds and maximize the hardware

    Tuxera solutions bring enhanced performance with significantly reduced CPU so more applications can run at the same time. With special optimization for network storages you can quickly access and transfer your data. Learn more.

    Keep Up to Date!

    Remember to always keep your device's firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features! Learn more about updating new firmware.

    Discover more wireless AC solutions

    • Ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi router boosts speeds up to 1900Mbps, 3X faster than 802.11n routers
    • Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology increases 802.11n speeds to 600Mbps for 33% faster performance
    • Five Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast, stable wired network connections
    • Dual-core processor for fast and responsive performance with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB devices
    • AiProtection with Trend MicroTM for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Control and privacy protection
    • ASUS AiCloud lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device
    • USB 3.0 port for 10X-faster data transfers than USB 2.0; also includes one USB 2.0 port
    • [New] Intuitive ASUS Router App lets you control your network anywhere, all without needing to boot up a PC
    • * ASUS received the highest numerical score among wireless routers in the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report, based on 2,716 responses from 8 companies measuring satisfaction with wireless routers surveyed November-December 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
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