11ac Broadband Router with 3G/4G dongle Support Asus RT-AC87U

ASUS AC2400 11ac 1734Mbps Dual Band Wi-Fi router with USB 3.0/2.0 with AiCloud 2.0, 3G/4G Dongle support

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Product Overview Fastest Speed. Farthest Coverage. Easy Setup.
Enter a new era of wireless performance with faster-than-incredible speeds, the widest-ever coverage and more control and security than you ever thought possible. RT-AC87U delivers the world's fastest speeds of up to 1734 Mbps at 5G Hz — 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 the widest range of 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 fast3, and can show up to a 50% improvement in total throughput on a heavily-loaded network with multiple clients!4
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. It's VESA-mount-compatible too, so you can literally take RT-AC87U to new heights on your wall!

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.

Life in the fast LAN
For the fastest wired networking performance, RT-AC87U comes with a dedicated Gigabit WAN port, five 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.

Tested for Compatiblity
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.

AIprotection with Trend Micro for Advanced Security
AiProtection, incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro™, makes RT-AC87U one of the most secure home routers you can buy. As well as providing some of the most advanced parental controls in any mainstream router, it blocks malicious addresses and intrusions for your PC or device, and alerts you if an infected device is connected. Potential weaknesses such as password strength and operating system vulnerabilities are also monitored at all times. Moreover, AiProtection even protects Wi-Fi devices without an installable security program such as smart TV, game console, and smart home devices, giving you total peace of mind.

Features • Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined dual-band data rate of 2334 Mbps for smooth up to 4K/UHD video playback, ultra-fast file-sharing of large files and low-latency online gaming.
• World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unrivaled multi-device performance and wireless signal coverage up to 465m (around 5,000ft)
• Built-in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for up to 10-times faster data transfers to USB storage devices 2, printer sharing, and 3G/4G dongle support.
• ASUSWRT graphical user interface for easy, CD-free 30-second setup and hassle-free advanced network control.
• AiProtection with Trend Micro with triple-strength total network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection.
• ASUS AiCloud 2.0 lets you access, sync, share and stream your files anywhere, on any internet-connected device
Networking, Connectivity & Ports
Device Type Cable (WAN)
Compatible Internet Connections  
Network Connectivity
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Network Ports  
Other Connectors N/A
USB Applications  
Wired Protocols  
Total LAN Connections 4
Total WAN Connections 1
Wireless Speed 1750 Mbps
Wireless Protocols
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Band Dual Band
  • 2.4 Ghz
  • 5 Ghz
Operation Channel  
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Core Features
Router/Modem Processor  
Internal RAM Memory  
Internal Flash Memory  
LED Indicators  
OS Support  
Security & VPN
Security Protocols
  • WEP (128 bit)
  • WEP (64 bit)
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS
Firewall/NAT No
VPN Support  
Physical Specifications

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ASUS AC2400 11ac 1734Mbps Dual Band Wi-Fi router with USB 3.0/2.0 with AiCloud 2.0, 3G/4G Dongle support is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit. Pros... Extremely easy and intuitive setup of internet connection [PPPoE in my case]; the router guides you through with a drop down list to select your ISP, add a username and password and you're connected. Very easy wi-fi setup on both 2.4 and 5ghz along with the ability to set up to 6 guest networks [3 on 2.4 and 3 on 5ghz] that are time limited...so you could supply a separate network for guests for the duration of their stay for instance. Parental controls are just second to none...you can limit time access and subject matter per client, including instant messaging and social networking. Keyword and URL filtering is also very robust, yet to fail any testing I've thrown at it. So if you have several children of varying ages you can lock down etc. per child according to age and what you want or don't want them to see and access. Signal strength is very good indeed; signal reaches all parts of my house and services sometimes around 14 clients without issue. I'm not suing the QoS with mine and we're regularly using 2 Xboxes, phones, streaming on tablets and the TV as well as a PC and a couple of laptops. No issues with anyone not getting what they want. The USB access for storage is very good and easily setup for access from anywhere using the very reliable built-in DDNS service - set a hostname on the device and you can instantly access your router from the internet, work etc; a little more config of the USB application and you can access your storage from the net too. Traffic analyser works well giving you information for the top 5 clients usage as well as a list of most browsed sites/used services. So much more than just the above, the level of configuration options on this router is really unbeatable...and I've been through some routers. Cons... I have to be very picky to come up with cons but one most noticeable is the blue LEDS across the front...they are seriously bright and a major distraction when the lights are down and they are flashing away. USB ports - the USB 3.0 port is on the front right and has a cover over it which is great if you don't want to use it but stick a cable or stick in and it's o show for all to see, not great if you like clean lines. The USB 2.0 port is on the back; if you are going to use a port for storage I'm thinking you'd want to use the USB3.0 port so leave anything attached and it's on view. Minor gripes really and not something that would stop me using this router; it's a 9.5 out of 10 piece of kit for me. There's really nothing you can't do with it from a router point of view.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-11-23
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Questions & Answers

Is this unit NAS compatible

Asked by: Marios
I use it with a Synology D115 and it works fine, all accessible from the net etc.
Answered by: HenryF
Date published: 2016-09-24
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11ac Broadband Router with 3G/4G dongle Support Asus RT-AC87U
11ac Broadband Router with 3G/4G dongle Support Asus RT-AC87U