[Maylyn's Review] ASUS RT-AC87U

ah_cleo

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anyone letting go their Asus A87 router cheap? i need it for some testing.
 

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i spoke too soon

it's actually pretty stable now at 5GHz

I think some instability could be windows 10 build 1903 related.

Good good.

You guy should install a fan too.
 

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Anybody can help to advice on how to setup port forwarding for this router. Intend to port forward the VPN IP instead of my own IP.

Sent from Xiaomi REDMI NOTE 8 using GAGT
 

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Hi Guys,
Apologies if this has been asked before. I tried to search but I did not get any hit.

My question:
How can I implement filtering ( blocking ) for https sites for my AC87U router ?
It's mentioned in the Firewall section that https and website using compression technology cannot be filtered.
Is there a way around this ?
If not possible for this model, is there any newer model support https filtering ?
Your advice is truly appreciated.
 

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Dear Thiamhui,

Please take note: If the firmware required hard reset and please do not use restore feature, due to some coding may change and it will cause the router unstable.

Best regard,
JK

Hi,

Is this model RT-AC87U totally dead? No more new firmware (e.g RT-AC68U) except once in a blue moon sky?
 

xonix

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Hi,

Is this model RT-AC87U totally dead? No more new firmware (e.g RT-AC68U) except once in a blue moon sky?

https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC87U/HelpDesk_BIOS/

Version 3.0.0.4.382.52230
2020/05/06
38.93 MBytes

ASUS RT-AC87U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.382.52230
- Fixed CVE-2019-15126 (Kr00k) vulnerability.
- Fixed some UI bugs.
- Support router certificate export. After import the certificate to the computer you will not see the warning message when login with https.Please refer to https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1034294/
 

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May I know which one is better compared to Merlin FW and this original FW?
 
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DesertStrike

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this router is ac2400,

less 600mbps for N,

Ac has 1800 +-... how does it even reach 1800 when i can only connect to it on 5ghz with 866mbps?
 

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this router is ac2400,

less 600mbps for N,

Ac has 1800 +-... how does it even reach 1800 when i can only connect to it on 5ghz with 866mbps?

You have to have a 4*4 AC client, which is not cheap. For example, Asus has the PCE-AC88.

https://www.asus.com/sg/Networking/PCE-AC88/

But anyway, you can say RT-AC87U is a failed product from Asus due to the chipset used. It has probably never reached its full potential.

Another controversial Asus router is RT-AC88U, but at least some people like it very much even though some people have big issues with it. So RT-AC88U is not really a failed product like the RT-AC87U. And it at least supports AIMesh.
 
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ok... so i just have to accept that it can only give me 866mbps... haha
 
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