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Old 23-08-2014, 10:56 PM   #46
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Any idea whether AC68 configuration backup file can be transfer to AC87?
Cannot as the setup parameters are different. (i.e different SKU) You will have to re-configure it.

If not, RMerlin will not be having so many cfgs for different SKUs.



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Old 23-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #47
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How is IPv6 (DHCPv6-PD) support and performance?
DHCPv6-PD works fine as intended as the previous ASUS routers SKU, (i.e. AC68U, AC56U, AC56S, AC66U, N66U, N56) on respective latest firmware.
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Old 23-08-2014, 11:26 PM   #48
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SNB testing shows not much better on wireless performance compare wif 3x3 routers. Mayb wait 4 better fw b4 buying
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Old 24-08-2014, 03:10 AM   #49
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ASUS RT-AC87U Dummy UI is live and up for perusal

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Old 24-08-2014, 09:05 AM   #50
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Any test reports on 4x4 media bridging performance between 2 AC87U units?
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Old 24-08-2014, 09:34 AM   #51
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Any test reports on 4x4 media bridging performance between 2 AC87U units?
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Old 24-08-2014, 10:59 PM   #52
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Some zealous other vendors' fanboy got flamed ....

I would hold out buying RT-AC87U/R because it actually sucks on 5Ghz.

Keep an eye on new round of Wave 2 ac routers which will be released this fall. ASUS themselves might release a new improved RT-AC3200 with 6 antennas.

Next year, we will be able to play Game of thrones with our routers
Do you actually own a RT-AC87 at all?????

I do not think you do.....

I have owned RT-AC66R, RT-AC68R and now the RT-AC87R and I can tell you for a FACT that the RT-AC87R has hands down the best coverage of all!! I now have 5GHz all over my house and very useable in areas where the others could not even reach. And I noticed sluggishness in the older 2 while doing multiple things at once and now I notice nothing with the RT-AC87R.

I also have read that the 3200's will not have the range in 5ghz that the RT-AC87's have.

Unless I am reading something wrong, please let me know?


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(Below is my opinion)
Everything I have read makes me believe the RT-AC87R will be the better of the 2 for most people.

edit: current firmware is pretty good also compared to months after the RT-AC68R took.
using merlin's alfa. So far not a problem on the alfa for me.
I'm also going to ask the same question as another poster --have you owned or worked with an RT-AC87? Your statement also appears very undefined. Does 5GHz throughput "suck"? Range? What?

I ask because while earlier firmwares had some 5GHz issues, it works fairly well on the 2061 firmware, and I've had better 5GHz range and performance than on my previous RT-AC66. I believe this will only improve with time as new firmwares are released with tweaked Quantenna drivers. Is it perfect? No. Does it suck on 5GHz? Not even close.
I am also impressed with the RT-AC87R. Where I was only receiving marginal 5G networking around the edges of my home I am now seeing full coverage. And a big in the back yard now. Can't wait to see what the new drivers do for it.
The 376.46 Alpha build I uploaded a few days ago is based on the new driver Asus used in 376_2061.
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Old 24-08-2014, 11:09 PM   #53
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ASUS RT-AC87U Official Website is live

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Old 25-08-2014, 11:35 AM   #54
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Any idea which booth will this router be sold at?
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Old 25-08-2014, 11:54 AM   #55
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Any idea which booth will this router be sold at?
Bookmark this page and wait for update --> COMEX 2014 Price List Images By Booth / Exhibitor Name
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Old 25-08-2014, 12:47 PM   #56
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We have been testing on latest beta firmware - 3.0.0.4.376_2678, since this morning until now.



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Old 25-08-2014, 07:25 PM   #57
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Got test 5Ghz media bridge throughput performance for 2 AC87U? Can hit 850-900Mbps?


Last Result on my PC connected to 5Ghz media bridge on 2x AC68U setup on MR 1Gbps:
Download Speed: 660476 kbps (82559.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 474697 kbps (59337.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 3 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
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Old 26-08-2014, 08:07 AM   #59
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Got test 5Ghz media bridge throughput performance for 2 AC87U? Can hit 850-900Mbps?


Last Result on my PC connected to 5Ghz media bridge on 2x AC68U setup on MR 1Gbps:
Download Speed: 660476 kbps (82559.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 474697 kbps (59337.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 3 ms
Jitter: 0 ms
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Dear Simon,

My office internet isn't that fast. it's hard for me to test download speed at office.

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Wa too bad no trade in offer or not I can let go my Asus RT-AC68U
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