Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by sponsormepls I use this product with virgin
After many attempts with sorting my Virginia super hub, I now use this product for the Internet, works really well with all the devices connected to it. I now use the Virginia superhuman on modem only mode and use the Asus router for main router
29 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by raediant Lives up to expectations
You won't go wrong getting one of these.
We live in a mainly wired house, so the wireless On/Off switch on the front is really useful to us.
29 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HABlet Extremely capable and powerful router
I bought this router in order to provide 11ac radio capability for the various mobile devices in my household. I am using it in access point mode, where its only function is to join the radio segment and the wired segment of my LAN. As a result I haven't used many of its features, though I have used identical features on my main router (Asus RT-N66U).
Things I like
* control and manage the device using a web browser
* very easy to set up - just set it to AP mode and give it an IP address. Facilities which are not available in AP mode disappear from the various menus.
* good network map page - operational status and configuration information in one place.
* wireless MAC filter - you create a list of devices which may use the radio segment, this is by far the best way of preventing intrusion into your radio network.
* dual-band capability - increases available bandwidth massively. Unfortunately not many devices have 5 GHz radio capability.
* guest radio network. Any visitor has open access to the web but NOT to my private LAN. Neat and simple.
* can save configuration to a file. It seems to keep its configuration during firmmware upgrades, so probably only need this in the event of a disaster.
* can send magic packets to any device to wake it up
* can turn off the flashing lights if desired
* can disable and enable the radio just by pressing a button on the front of the device
Things I like but don't use
* can connect printers, GSM dongles or hard disks to the USB ports.
* supports NTFS disks connected to a USB port.
* can use the router as a file server or DLNA server, it shares the contents of any disk connected to a USB port. Easy to set up and configure.
* cloud capability. Apparently Asus offers storage capability in the cloud.
* prioritised subnets (QoS). Don't need them in most domestic environments.
* access control by time, machine, user etc.
Things I don't like
none so far
The RT-AC87U is quite a big device and the aerials and LEDs mean that it will never be inconspicuous. At least the flashing LEDs are visible from more than 3 inches away, unlike many other Asus routers (RT-N56U, RT-N66U). So far, it provides very good radio coverage to my 11n devices, and I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do with 11ac equipment.
23 November 2015