Perfect for our family.
This asus router has been reliable and great for our family use. It has a good range and I can control the wifi people in the family use so we can limit the children on what they stream.
Purchased in July 2017.
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Best router I've ever owned
Picked one up on eBay which was some kind of grey import (at a *significantly* lower price than available from most AU stores, but along with an international travel adapter it works just fine. It's great having the ability to be able to install custom firmware on it, such as Asuswrt-merlin. It's highly configurable for those who like to tinker with things, I've even got a full Debian OS (ARM) running off a USB stick, which runs a whole bunch of services. As long as the router is on, all of those services are available. I would recommend this to anyone looking to buy a decent router, that hopefully will last me many years to come.
Has big coverage
When i used provided routher it had bed coverage and very slow, with using NAS, since i use this item there is no dley, no slow, no problems. At this time, this is expensive you should buy some other asus router, I really asus brand and router, I recommend you this and other asus router
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Amazing Strength, Punches The Signal Through Brick Walls Like Superman
My home is 5 bedroom double brick construction with a double story granny flat built of besser block on the rear boundary. My current modem would extend wi-fi coverage to most of the house only and not all with a lot of strength. My aim was to get good strength wi-fi to every part of the property. To put in cable to all rooms would have been a nightmare and cost thousands. My decision was to get the Asus Router and I'm so glad I did, it gets wi-fi to every inch of the property and with good strength. I live on a T junction in Lockleys and I ca...n walk to the next street corner down the 3 streets and I can still be on the net, I'm amazed. The only thing I don't like about the router is if an aerial gets bumped in the direction of tightening, then to make it stand up means you need to continue to turn in the direction of tightening, so I only hope this is not twisting wires inside the router. Other than that I'm very pleased and impressed with my purchase, 3 year Warranty too.
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Security Piece of Mind. Great for Parental Control
To start with i needed an updated router as the old D-Link was just not giving me the speeds on NBN. To admit it was already 6 years old but it worked better than the cheap junk that was supplied "free" with the NBN hookup. I always over research when money is to be spent and the product reviews and forums rate highly to hear the real feedback not what the manufactures want you to hear.
To start with i was looking at the cheaper brother "ASUS RT-AC68U" but found this to be substantially older model. Don't get me wrong the AC87U is not a new mo...
Easy to setup, good wifi signals but not great
I already have a router so only replaced my netgear wifi extender with this router. Setup is easy once I plugged cable directly into my computer, this is unclear in instructions. Wifi signals are good for both bands but speeds are not as good as my old Apple time capsule. Still having occasional dropouts but far less common than the junked netgear.
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Good for all network environments
In summary, as I would like to start with the conclusion first before proceeding to the whys and why nots'. I myself would have given this 5 stars if it hadn't been the annoying and I must say stupid set up. The manual was pointless and with my highly developed I.T. skills, I had to go onto a Youtube channel for Asus and look up the information.
When you first get it, especially if you have a router/modem set up and especially with my connection to Optus cable which uses a Netgear CG3000 with 4x gigabit ports plus dual band WIFI.... Most of my current devices with the exception of one uses WIFI, and especially since I bought last year an Asus PCE-AC68 which was red in colour and had 3x omni-directional antennas magnetic mounted with an attached cable from the external port of the card. This card using my CG3000 connection WIFI failed on numerous times; some times it worked and other times it just drops; despite being less than 5 metres away from the CG3000 router/modem itself. What's more, the speeds on the dual band WIFI connection was about 15 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed of 0.5 Mbps. The newer AC68 with AC network configuration that operates normally on a 5 Ghz speed, was supposed to be backwards compatible to 2.4 Ghz with dual band speeds. Unfortunately, whether using the operating system which was Windows 7 Home Premium or the accompanied Asus network utility program especially with WPS feature, it just keeps dropping.
I previously had a dual band Linksys wireless router but the 2.4 GHz band failed. I did some online research and ended up buying the Asus RT-AC87U Dual Band wireless router. The performance of this router is exceptional in comparison to my previous Linksys WRT 1900AC router. The signal strength is 50% greater than the Linksys and I am seeing upload speeds double that of the Linksys. Download speed is around 30% greater.
It was very easy to set up and has a multitude of security features. Yes, it wasn't cheap $318 from MWave Australia) but I ...need speed and reliability so that the extra money seems worth it for me as I run a small business from my home as does my wife so we give the router a bit of a workout. Anyhow, I would rate this product as 9.5 out of 10.
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