When it comes to networking and more specifically routers, ASUS always tends to be one of the first to introduce the latest in technology. At this point in time, most vendors have a competing AC1900 solution in the market, and while the technology is just starting to gain market share, we now have the first 4x4 Wave 2 solution hitting the market.
The ASUS RT-87U is the first consumer platform to enable Quantenna's QSR1000 4x4 chipset announced mid-2013. The QSR1000 supports the latest Wave 2 802.11ac specification. Wave 2 products will purportedly support maximum link rates up to 3.6 Gbps, over eight 5 GHz channels.
Apart from the extravagance of the 4x4 MU-MIMO, the ASUS RT-AC87U carries the same features that many AC1900 routers in market today have. The 87U carries 600Mbps capabilities on the 2.4GHz band and includes the option for TurboQAM, in addition to four gigabit LAN ports, a single USB 2.0 and single USB 3.0 port located on the front enabling storage, printer sharing and 3G/4G dongle support.
Pricing, Availability and Specifications
Specifications of the ASUS RT-AC87U has the router sporting four external antennas, while supporting 802.11n and 802.11ac maintaining backwards compatibility with a/b/g networks. Moving on, we have 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WPS support, and over on the backside of the router, we have four gigabit LAN ports along with a single Gigabit WAN port.
For connecting your storage or printers, ASUS has included a rear mounted USB 2.0 port, while the USB 3.0 port has been moved to the front corner to mitigate interference with the 2.4GHz band.
MSRP for the ASUS RT-AC87U is listed at $289.99 with a one-year warranty.
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