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ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Sep 16, 2014 1:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ASUS

ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless Router

 

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The product packaging for the ASUS RT-AC87U markets a number of features for the router on the left side of the box. In the center, we get a look at the aesthetics of the router.

 

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Internally, we found the packaging to be well put together. The router itself sits in its own slot with the cables and power adapter to the right behind a cover.

 

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Scope of delivery includes four antennas, power adapter, Ethernet cable, and reading materials.

 

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The RT-AC87U carries a sleek appearance with all activity LEDs tucked under the front edge. The two outside edges of the router carry the same finish we found on previous routers like the Dark Knight N66U.

 

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Here we have a look at the bottom and front edge of the router. As you can see, the USB 3.0 port is tucked under the right side.

 

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The back of the router houses four gigabit LAN connections next to the single WAN port. We also have a USB 2.0 port, along with the reset button in red and WPS in black.

 

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Internally, we found three large heat sinks covering the major components.

 

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Removing the heat sinks, we found the Broadcom BCM4709A to the far left with the Quantenna QSR1000 in the center. Additionally, we have the Broadcom 4360 to the far right operating the 2.4GHz radio.

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