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Asus RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router

802.11 b/g/n/a/ac, 600+1734Mbps, 2.4/5 GHz, 4 x 10/100/1000 RJ45 Ports LAN, 1 x 10/100/1000 RJ45 Port WAN, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 4 External Antenn

Asus RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router
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£188.51 inc vat

£157.09 ex vat

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Order Code: ASU-AC87U

Manf.Code: 90IG00W0-BU2G00

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Asus RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router overview

Product 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

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 fast, and can show up to a 50% improvement in total throughput on a heavily-loaded network with multiple clients!

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-AC87Uto 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.

RT-AC87U doesn't lead others, it dominates, offering the best current-generation performance for all your notebooks, smartphones and other wireless devices.

Unrivalled Signal Coverage
Boasting a true four-stream, four-antenna (4x4) design, RT-AC87Ugives you up to 465m2 (around 5,000ft) of wireless coverage. That's 33% more than the latest generation tri-band routers, making it the ideal choice for large homes and multi-floor buildings. Thanks to AiRadar beamforming and unique multi user-MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology, the more devices you use the more the throughput increases.

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 COMPATIBILITY
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.

THE POWERFUL, USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE
RT-AC87U features the enhanced ASUSWRT graphical user interface, which gives you easy access to the 30-second, 3-step web-based installation process. It's also where you can configure AiCloud 2.0 and all RT-AC87U's advanced options. ASUSWRT is web-based, so it doesn't need a separate app, or restrict what you can change via mobile devices — you get full access to everything, from any device that can run a web browser.

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.

Create Your Own Personal Cloud
ASUS AiCloud keeps you close to your data wherever and whenever you have an internet connection. It links your home network and online storage service, giving you access to your files using the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS, Android smartphones or via a personalized browser URL. You can share photos instantly to services like Facebook, Flickr or Dropbox directly from the AiCloud interface. Even better, AiCloud can be connected to another compatible router to expand your personal cloud even further.
Hardware Specification
Interface 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN, 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN
USB 2.0 x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
Button Power On/Off Button
WPS Button
Reset Button
Power Switch
Wireless on/off Button
LED on/off Button
Antenna Type External antenna x 4
PoE Support No

ADSL Specification
Data Rate 802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
802.11n : up to 450Mbps
802.11n TurboQAM:up to600Mbps
802.11ac: up to 1734Mbps

Wireless Specification
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6
Wireless Frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Wireless Speed AC2400 ultimate AC performance: 600+1734Mbps
Wireless Security 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support

General Specification
Dimensions(WxDxH) 289.5 x 167.6 x 47.5 mm (WxDxH)
Supported OS Windows XP, ME, 200, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2003 and 200
Mac OS X 10.1, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8
Linux and Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
Warranty 3 Years
Router Special Features 3G/4G data sharing, AiCloud, Printer server, Download Master, AiDisK, Multiple SSIDs, Parental Control

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About Asus

Asus are a top brand in the field of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Graphics Cards, as well as Motherboards, Monitors and Networking products. Their Gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers) features products highly rated by gamers around the world.

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