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Old 01-07-2014, 11:22 AM
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[Update 01/07/2014 14:00 clock] Asus named after publication of the report more details about the RT-AC87U: The router works with two processors, a BCM4709 (ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1 GHz) and the unspecified CPU core in QSR1000. As with the RT-AC68U (see test in c't issue 23/13) there is a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port. DFS support needs to be delivered shortly after the release via firmware update. Asus wants to bring the RT AC87U in the third quarter of 2014 for 210 euros on the market.


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Old 01-07-2014, 11:51 AM
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Third quarter sounds to me like it's going to end up being October like the AC-68U. As for when it'll have a decent firmware to run, who knows. XD
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:31 PM
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... DFS support needs to be delivered shortly after the release via firmware update. ...

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...s-2076151.html
According to the c't review of the RT-AC68u this had also been promised by Asus for a RT-AC68u firmware update which should have been released in november 2013.
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[Update 01/07/2014 14:00 clock] Asus named after publication of the report more details about the RT-AC87U: The router works with two processors, a BCM4709 (ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1 GHz) and the unspecified CPU core in QSR1000. As with the RT-AC68U (see test in c't issue 23/13) there is a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port. DFS support needs to be delivered shortly after the release via firmware update. Asus wants to bring the RT AC87U in the third quarter of 2014 for 210 euros on the market.


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You've got to be kidding... BCM4709 at the end of 2014??? By that time it will be one year behind R7K... I was hoping for something with more power
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Anyone got a pic of this new Ac router ??
Any pix you see are not the final design. The mockup ASUS showed in the suite looks like an AC66U / AC68U with a fourth antenna stuck on it.

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Also wanted to add you would think Asus would work out the bugs they already have before they push a new router to the masses.
You guys keep buying unfinished expensive routers and companies will keep selling them.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:14 AM
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How does Asus have the resources to work on new 87U router firmware when they don't have the resources to get the range issue on RT-N66u fixed?
Because selling new stuff makes money. Fixing old stuff doesn't (assuming that people keep buying the new stuff.)
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Arrow Asus RT-AC87U

http://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AC87U

http://wl500g.info/entry.php?4844-As...Gigabit-Router

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/in...a-4524680.html

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This might be blasphemy here on these forums, but what is the point of upgrading your router?

I had to upgrade an old WRT54G a few years back when I got 100Mbps internet service since it couldn't support that WAN-LAN speed. And now that I am upgrading to 250/20 service I need to replace my Asus RT16 with a RT-66U for the same reason.

I have 4 different Wifi routers in my house (I have a large house), 3 of them acting as WAPs - many of them are rather old or are cheapo routers that I bought for around $30. Maybe they don't support 802.11ac or even n but why does that matter if they are more than fast enough to support any applications that I have? Heck even inefficient ATSC video is only 19Mbps. And if range is an issue why not just do what I do and through a few more cheapo routers in your house to act as WAPs rather than paying $250 for a new router.

And an older basic router can do the port forwarding and everything else that I need, especially if you use Merlin, dd-wrt or whatever. I run a WHS 2011 system to host my media, etc so I don't need hard drives, etc stuff on my router. Where possible I have Cat-6 ethernet cabling in my house so the Wifi is just used for mobile devices (we have 6 iPads, a Win tablet plus two cellphones in the house) and/or spots that are hard to get to with cabling.

So why do you really need to upgrade your router unless it can't handle your faster WAN/LAN speeds or you want to move BluRay rips from one PC to another without plugging in?

What am I missing?
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You're preaching to this choir (me) at least, wayner.

What you see a lot of in the SNB forums are router enthusiasts and tweakers.

Everyone has to have a hobby...
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Upgrading routers for me has to have a tangible result: I don't want a new router simply for bragging rights.

When my (ballooning in size) twice daily backups were taking almost an hour each time through the ISP supplied wireless router - I bought an Airport Extreme (yeah; noob) which cut my backup time in half. When I had a chance to try a customer's router vs. the Airport Extreme, I gave away the apple toy and bought my own Netgear 3700 router (with ~5 minute backup times).

Now, the RT-N66U is giving me 3 minute backup times (with more data transferred) and much more stability.

The RT-AC66U's and RT-AC56U I can play with at customers offices give me the equivalent of 90 second backup times with these same sets of files on my AC 7260 equipped client.

So why, you ask?

Because I don't have time to waste when a few dollars fixes things so dramatically.
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