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Old 07-09-2014, 06:19 PM   #376
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from AC66U to AC87U any wifi range improvement?
with an extra antenna comparing to ac66u, yes coverage is wider technically.

realistically in your situation, who can tell you for sure?
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #377
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Hahas.. donate to ppl lor. Dont think anyone wpuld want to buy this headsets.. hahas..
Complete my sales Liao.. Sold to a gentleman who get 2 units for himself and his friend.

Overall - a great cost effective upgrade for me from AC68u to AC87u. Never regret making a special trip to get them
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Complete my sales Liao.. Sold to a gentleman who get 2 units for himself and his friend.

Overall - a great cost effective upgrade for me from AC68u to AC87u. Never regret making a special trip to get them
Yeah. I think with the AC-87U, Asus has indeed come a long way. I remember my first N-56....
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:32 PM   #379
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Can check, how come is cost effective upgrade?


Complete my sales Liao.. Sold to a gentleman who get 2 units for himself and his friend.

Overall - a great cost effective upgrade for me from AC68u to AC87u. Never regret making a special trip to get them
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:48 AM   #380
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just realized a bug in media bridge mode..

there is one Asus SSID that seems to be unsecured. What is the preferred order of setting up the 2nd AC87U? I think I did this:
- Firmware reset
- Set 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz password
- then switch to Media bridge
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:49 AM   #381
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Can check, how come is cost effective upgrade?
sell old routers, sell freebies, sell related stuffs lor...

my cost of upgrade is only like $200
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Old 08-09-2014, 12:53 AM   #382
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I'm currently using the AC68U connected to my ViewQwest modem.

My flat is undergoing electrical rewiring so there's a chance to include LAN points in various rooms. Just like to check if I buy a new AC87U to act as the main router connected to the ViewQwest modem, and keep my existing AC68U, can I put the AC68U in another part of my flat and use it the extend both 2.4 & 5 GHz wifi coverage?

I'm still thinking whether to add in Cat6 LAN points, or simply use one or maybe two AC routers to get really good and complete wifi coverage.

Based on the current known feature sets, can I join a AC87U (main router) with a AC68U (secondary router) wirelessly (not sure of the specific operational modes), so that my client devices can consistently connect to either 2.4 or 5GHz networks (same SSIDs)?

Or can I only achieve this by joining the main and secondary routers via LAN?

I don't do any gaming so latency isn't a huge problem for me.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:08 AM   #383
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I'm currently using the AC68U connected to my ViewQwest modem.

My flat is undergoing electrical rewiring so there's a chance to include LAN points in various rooms. Just like to check if I buy a new AC87U to act as the main router connected to the ViewQwest modem, and keep my existing AC68U, can I put the AC68U in another part of my flat and use it the extend both 2.4 & 5 GHz wifi coverage?
yes.

I'm still thinking whether to add in Cat6 LAN points, or simply use one or maybe two AC routers to get really good and complete wifi coverage.

Based on the current known feature sets, can I join a AC87U (main router) with a AC68U (secondary router) wirelessly (not sure of the specific operational modes), so that my client devices can consistently connect to either 2.4 or 5GHz networks (same SSIDs)?
not quite recommended to join both wirelessly. lan better.

u can set 2.4 or 5 same ssid, but must be of different channel. eg. router 1 2.4ghz on channel 6, router 2 2.4ghz on channel 11. for 5ghz, router 1 on 36, router 2 on 149.


Or can I only achieve this by joining the main and secondary routers via LAN?
set 2nd router as access point.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:22 AM   #384
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I am still using the rt-n66u..

Does this rt-ac87u performance better than my old router?
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:04 AM   #385
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$200 to upgrade 2 router, very cheap.


sell old routers, sell freebies, sell related stuffs lor...

my cost of upgrade is only like $200
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:29 AM   #386
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Anyone got problem with 5GHz radio? Some ppl complaint that 5GHz is disable, unable to use.
I'm one of those affected by the 5GHz. Connection keep dropping so frustrated until I switch to 2.4GHz.
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:56 AM   #387
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I'm one of those affected by the 5GHz. Connection keep dropping so frustrated until I switch to 2.4GHz.
Seem to happen thru out many Asus model. Believe is a hardware design issue. RMA also no help.
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What channel you using?

I'm one of those affected by the 5GHz. Connection keep dropping so frustrated until I switch to 2.4GHz.
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Seem to happen thru out many Asus model. Believe is a hardware design issue. RMA also no help.
Dont think it's a hardware problem.. I'm using 5ghz all the time and have no issue with it.

I only have issue with 5ghz broadcasting WPS though I have switched off alr.. hahas
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #390
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Solid 5GHz experience here with MBA(2 streams), MBPr(3 streams) and Tab S(2 streams). Using Channel 36, 80mhz and with Universal + 802.11ac beamforming on(previously need not enable these on AC68U)

Only qualm is that no significant improvement over AC68U. Talking about real world transfer speed to and fro NAS.

Average around 315mbps (39+ MB/s) on MBPr and 251mbps (31+ MB/s) on MBA testing using a single windows 8 .iso in my room, about 7m from the router which is in living room 1 feet off the ground.
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