[Maylyn's Review] ASUS RT-AC87U

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Seems like this router is not for noobies like me. Sometimes either I don't understand what's going on or what to do...i shall look for something easier to use and can be managed via tablets/smartphones.
 

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I've a problem with weak wifi signal strength in rooms further away from where the existing Singtel modem is. Will the ASUS RT-AC87U solve my problem?
 

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I've a problem with weak wifi signal strength in rooms further away from where the existing Singtel modem is. Will the ASUS RT-AC87U solve my problem?
You have your house floor plan ?

Scan a copy , mark down the current modem/router location. I am sure people in this thread will comment for you ...
 

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Dear all,

Our R&D work very hard and they even work on weekend just to fix Vlan issue and other bugs.

We are almost reach the point to release an unofficial beta firmware soon.

Currently testing on firmware Build: 3.0.*4.378

Best regard,
JK
 

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Just have a discovery ... My Samsung color laser clp315w cannot connect to the 2.4G.

Dear trichard,

Is your printer too far? Possible test set your mobile as hotspot and use your printer to search your mobile SSID.

Sorry i am not good at printer, because i don't print and i use pen to draw or write.

Best regard,
JK
 

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Dear trichard,

Is your printer too far? Possible test set your mobile as hotspot and use your printer to search your mobile SSID.

Sorry i am not good at printer, because i don't print and i use pen to draw or write.

Best regard,
JK

Hi JK. The printer able to pick up the SSID. Password and encryption are correct just that printer won't connect.

The A87U is a AP mode.

Now I connect my printer back to the Dlink 868L which is the main router.
 

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Hi JK. The printer able to pick up the SSID. Password and encryption are correct just that printer won't connect.

The A87U is a AP mode.

Now I connect my printer back to the Dlink 868L which is the main router.

Dear trichard,

Why don't put RT-AC87U as main router?

Best regard,
JK
 

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Dear trichard,

Why don't put RT-AC87U as main router?

Best regard,
JK
The fiber point is in my master room and hook up to Dlink 868.
I am putting the 87U to the sitting room so that it can cover the whole house of a 4rm flat.
 

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Dear trichard,

Why don't put RT-AC87U as main router?

Best regard,
JK

I just bought the ac87u yesterday. When I did a speed test yesterday, I got 20+ Mbps! Compared to my gigabit aztech which end clocked abt 80+, thats very slow. Today, both routers download speed quite similar but still slightly less than aztech, but for upload speed, aztech was faster than asus by abt 20 Mbps. Guess what.. I decided to use the aztech as my main router.. Decided to chuck the asus on the upper floor. Bit disappointing for the asus.
 

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Do you know why you shld never trust speed test totally?
Because there is no guarantee that at every given second the server provisioned 200Mbps for you to test download.

I just bought the ac87u yesterday. When I did a speed test yesterday, I got 20+ Mbps! Compared to my gigabit aztech which end clocked abt 80+, thats very slow. Today, both routers download speed quite similar but still slightly less than aztech, but for upload speed, aztech was faster than asus by abt 20 Mbps. Guess what.. I decided to use the aztech as my main router.. Decided to chuck the asus on the upper floor. Bit disappointing for the asus.
 

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The fiber point is in my master room and hook up to Dlink 868.
I am putting the 87U to the sitting room so that it can cover the whole house of a 4rm flat.

Dear trichard,

I would advise you move your fiber point to living room and don't put router in the masterbed room.

It's not good for your health.

Best regard,
JK
 

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I just bought the ac87u yesterday. When I did a speed test yesterday, I got 20+ Mbps! Compared to my gigabit aztech which end clocked abt 80+, thats very slow. Today, both routers download speed quite similar but still slightly less than aztech, but for upload speed, aztech was faster than asus by abt 20 Mbps. Guess what.. I decided to use the aztech as my main router.. Decided to chuck the asus on the upper floor. Bit disappointing for the asus.

Dear Tiger-in-the-woods,

Please do not use speedtest as real-time benchmark.

Please install latest firmware for RT-AC87U.

Best regard,
JK
 

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Hey Guys should I upgrade my firmware? And if I upgrade, I need to reset my router after upgrade?
 

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Hey Guys should I upgrade my firmware? And if I upgrade, I need to reset my router after upgrade?

yes, if it major firmware update, if minor dont need.

major like 372 to 376 etc.
minor like 374.2 to 374.4

But you can try without resetting, if problem start to appear, usually hard reset will solve it.
 

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Dear trichard,

I would advise you move your fiber point to living room and don't put router in the masterbed room.

It's not good for your health.

Best regard,
JK
Hi
I aware of that ... but it has been 19 years since .. just that all these while I will set the room router power to LOW power and disable WIfi .... hence always need to have a AP at sitting room .
 

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Hi
I aware of that ... but it has been 19 years since .. just that all these while I will set the room router power to LOW power and disable WIfi .... hence always need to have a AP at sitting room .

Dear trichard,

Even you set low power and full power the health will be same.

The problem is the nearest to wireless router will affect your health.

Anyway sorry being like grandmother :) cheer.

Dear all,

We are moving to second phase to test Vlan issue.

Firmware version: 3.00 > 3.01 to 3.0.2*****

Best regard,
JK
 

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Thanks to all for the feedback.

Will download the latest firmware and give Asus a 2nd chance.

Btw, whenever I am testing the asus, I tend to get a headache. Didn't notice that with my aztech. The routers are just next to me. How strong is the wave emitted by the asus? Anything to worry about?

Dear Tiger-in-the-woods,

Please do not use speedtest as real-time benchmark.

Please install latest firmware for RT-AC87U.

Best regard,
JK
 

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Dear trichard,

Even you set low power and full power the health will be same.

The problem is the nearest to wireless router will affect your health.

Anyway sorry being like grandmother :) cheer.

Dear all,

We are moving to second phase to test Vlan issue.

Firmware version: 3.00 > 3.01 to 3.0.2*****

Best regard,
JK

Great news!

1) Will it also incorporate fixed for wan reconnect -> reboot issue?

2) will it fix the WPS at 5GHz security issue?

Besides, does the SSH deamon enable it also for WAN interface?
Once enabled I started receiving multiple disturbing logs:

Code:
Jan  4 15:18:46 dropbear[4559]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:59914
Jan  4 15:18:50 dropbear[4562]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:33831
Jan  4 15:18:54 dropbear[4563]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:34814
Jan  4 15:18:57 dropbear[4564]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:35721
Jan  4 15:19:04 dropbear[4565]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:36598
Jan  4 15:19:07 dropbear[4569]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:38062
Jan  4 15:19:11 dropbear[4573]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:38885
Jan  4 15:19:17 dropbear[4574]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:39929
Jan  4 15:19:20 dropbear[4575]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:41047
Jan  4 15:19:23 dropbear[4576]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:41895
Jan  4 15:19:26 dropbear[4577]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:42672
Jan  4 15:19:29 dropbear[4578]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:43532
Jan  4 15:19:32 dropbear[4579]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:44315
Jan  4 15:19:35 dropbear[4580]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:45141
Jan  4 15:19:38 dropbear[4584]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:45968
Jan  4 15:19:41 dropbear[4585]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:46773
Jan  4 15:19:44 dropbear[4586]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:47605
Jan  4 15:19:48 dropbear[4587]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:48418
Jan  4 15:19:51 dropbear[4588]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:49496
Jan  4 15:19:54 dropbear[4589]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:50306
Jan  4 15:19:57 dropbear[4590]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:51142
Jan  4 15:20:00 dropbear[4591]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:51995
Jan  4 15:20:04 dropbear[4592]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:52873
Jan  4 15:20:07 dropbear[4595]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:53712
Jan  4 15:20:10 dropbear[4600]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:54504
Jan  4 15:20:13 dropbear[4601]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:55349
Jan  4 15:20:16 dropbear[4602]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:56154
Jan  4 15:20:19 dropbear[4603]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:56929
Jan  4 15:20:22 dropbear[4604]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:57757
Jan  4 15:20:25 dropbear[4605]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:58566
Jan  4 15:20:28 dropbear[4606]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:59393
Jan  4 15:20:36 dropbear[4607]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:125.65.245.146:60212
Jan  4 15:59:57 ntp: start NTP update
Jan  4 16:03:53 dropbear[5061]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:41.214.4.59:57001
Jan  4 16:33:03 dropbear[5389]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:9436
Jan  4 16:33:05 dropbear[5389]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:9436
Jan  4 16:33:06 dropbear[5389]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:9436
Jan  4 16:33:06 dropbear[5389]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:9436
Jan  4 16:33:07 dropbear[5389]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:9436
Jan  4 16:33:13 dropbear[5396]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:12791
Jan  4 16:33:14 dropbear[5396]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:12791
Jan  4 16:33:15 dropbear[5396]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:12791
Jan  4 16:33:16 dropbear[5396]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:12791
Jan  4 16:33:16 dropbear[5396]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:12791
Jan  4 16:33:33 dropbear[5397]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:15607
Jan  4 16:33:37 dropbear[5397]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:15607
Jan  4 16:33:38 dropbear[5397]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:15607
Jan  4 16:33:42 dropbear[5397]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:15607
Jan  4 16:33:43 dropbear[5397]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:15607
Jan  4 16:33:49 dropbear[5401]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:18542
Jan  4 16:33:50 dropbear[5401]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:18542
Jan  4 16:33:51 dropbear[5401]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:18542
Jan  4 16:33:51 dropbear[5401]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:18542
Jan  4 16:33:52 dropbear[5401]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:18542
Jan  4 16:33:57 dropbear[5402]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:19919
Jan  4 16:33:58 dropbear[5402]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:19919
Jan  4 16:33:59 dropbear[5402]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:19919
Jan  4 16:34:00 dropbear[5402]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:19919
Jan  4 16:34:00 dropbear[5402]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:19919
Jan  4 16:34:15 dropbear[5403]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:20959
Jan  4 16:34:16 dropbear[5403]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:20959
Jan  4 16:34:16 dropbear[5403]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:20959
Jan  4 16:34:17 dropbear[5403]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:20959
Jan  4 16:34:17 dropbear[5403]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:122.225.109.209:20959
 

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Dear trichard,

Even you set low power and full power the health will be same.

The problem is the nearest to wireless router will affect your health.

Anyway sorry being like grandmother :) cheer.

Hi

Even now the Asus is at the sitting room, it is still strong shooting at my room ( the highest bar) ... while the router in my master room is the 2nd highest at low power.

Even minus all these..... there are still a lot of radiation after the 2 higher signal bar......

I guess without the 2 bar in the end I still die ............. with all the rest radiating me 24x7 by neighbor.......... just that die slower..:D

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