Asus RT-AC87U manual

Asus RT-AC87U
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User Guide

RT-AC87U Dual Band

4x4 Wireless-AC 2400 Gigabit Router

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The Asus RT-AC87U is a router that offers high-speed internet connectivity through its Ethernet LAN ports. With data transfer rates of up to 10,100,1000 Mbit/s, it allows for fast and reliable wired connections. It also supports Ethernet WAN, making it versatile in its ability to connect to various types of networks. Unfortunately, the Asus RT-AC87U does not have DSL WAN or SIM card slot capabilities, meaning it cannot be directly connected to a DSL internet service or utilize mobile data networks. Additionally, it is not compatible with 3G/4G USB modems, further limiting its connectivity options. However, in terms of wireless connectivity, the Asus RT-AC87U excels. It boasts a WLAN data transfer rate of up to 1734 Mbit/s, ensuring fast wireless internet speeds for compatible devices. This makes it ideal for activities that require high bandwidth, such as streaming HD videos or online gaming. Built with premium materials, the Asus RT-AC87U prioritizes reliability and durability. Its sturdy construction ensures long-lasting performance, while its sleek design makes it an aesthetically pleasing addition to any home or office setup. In summary, the Asus RT-AC87U is a reliable router that provides high-speed internet connectivity through its Ethernet LAN ports. While lacking DSL WAN, SIM card slot, and 3G/4G USB modem compatibility, it compensates with its impressive WLAN data transfer rate. With its premium construction, it ensures reliability and durability over time.

RT-AC87U | 90IG00W0-BM3G10
User manual (PDF)
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet LAN data rates10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Cabling technology10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LANYes
Ethernet LAN data rates10,100,1000 Mbit/s
Cabling technology10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN interface typeGigabit Ethernet
Networking standardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
VPN supportIPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server\nPPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Product colorBlack
Product colorBlack
Product typePortable router
LED indicatorsLAN, Power, WAN, WLAN, WPS
WAN connection
Ethernet WANYes
SIM card slotNo
3G/4G USB modem compatibilityNo
Wireless LAN features
Wi-Fi bandDual-band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
Top Wi-Fi standardWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
WLAN data transfer rate (max)1734 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi standards802.11a, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11b, 802.11g, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Ports & interfaces
USB portYes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports4
USB 2.0 ports quantity1
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity1
Memory card slot(s)No
Mobile network
DHCP clientYes
DHCP serverYes
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)Yes
Antennas quantity4
Management features
Reset buttonYes
Quality of Service (QoS) supportYes
WPS push buttonYes
Security algorithms64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPS
System event logYes
URL filteringYes
DoS attack preventionYes
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)Yes
System requirements
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows ME, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64
Mac operating systems supportedMac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Linux operating systems supportedYes
Power source typeAC
AC input voltage110 - 240 V
AC input frequency50 - 60 Hz
Output voltage19 V
Output current2.37 A
Weight & dimensions
Width289.5 mm
Depth167.6 mm
Height47.5 mm
Weight747 g
Packaging content
AC adapter includedYes
Cables includedAC, LAN (RJ-45)
Quick start guideYes
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Can't find the answer to your question in the manual? You may find the answer to your question in the FAQs about the Asus RT-AC87U below.

What is the difference between a router and a modem?

A modem provides the internet connection via the internet provider. A router then distributes the Internet signal to the devices connected to the router.

What does the download speed on the internet depend on?

The download speed on the internet depends on the type of connection you have. If you have a 25 Mb/s connection this means that theoretically you should be able to download 25 MB per second.

Is WIFI radiation harmful?

WIFI is a radio frequency signal in the form of non-ionising radiation. This radiation cannot damage cells and tissues and is therefore not harmful to human health.

What is the weight of the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U has a weight of 747 g.

What is the height of the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U has a height of 47.5 mm.

What is the width of the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U has a width of 289.5 mm.

What is the depth of the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U has a depth of 167.6 mm.

Why is my internet connection dropping frequently?

It is possible that the router's firmware needs to be updated. Check for any available firmware updates on the Asus support website specific to the RT-AC87U model and install them.

How can I change the Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password?

Access the router's web interface by typing "" in your browser's address bar. Log in using your username and password. Navigate to the Wireless settings section and look for the options to change the SSID (network name) and password. Make the desired changes and save them.

How do I set up port forwarding for specific applications or devices?

Open the router's web interface using the default gateway IP address (e.g., in your browser. Log in with your credentials. Find the Port Forwarding section and add a new rule specifying the inbound and outbound ports, IP address of the device, and protocol. Save the settings.

Can I prioritize certain devices or applications for bandwidth usage?

Yes, you can enable Quality of Service (QoS) on the router. Access the web interface and go to the QoS settings. Set up rules to prioritize specific devices or applications based on their MAC address or IP address. Adjust the bandwidth allocation according to your preferences and save the changes.

How do I enable VPN (Virtual Private Network) on my router?

First, make sure your router supports VPN. Then, access the web interface and navigate to the VPN settings. Set up the necessary VPN server details, such as the protocol, server address, username, and password. Save the settings and connect to the VPN using your desired client software.

Does the Asus RT-AC87U have Ethernet LAN?

Yes, the Asus RT-AC87U has Ethernet LAN. This means it can connect to wired devices for faster and more stable internet connection.

What is the maximum data transfer rate of the Asus RT-AC87U WLAN?

The maximum data transfer rate of the Asus RT-AC87U WLAN is 1734 Mbit/s. This is a high speed and can provide fast and reliable wireless connectivity.

How many USB ports does the Asus RT-AC87U have?

The Asus RT-AC87U has a total of two USB ports - one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port. This allows users to connect and share files or use external devices.

Can the Asus RT-AC87U be used with DSL WAN?

No, the Asus RT-AC87U does not support DSL WAN. It is designed for Ethernet WAN connection.

What are the networking standards supported by the Asus RT-AC87U?

The Asus RT-AC87U supports a wide range of networking standards including IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and IEEE 802.11n. This ensures compatibility with various devices and provides flexibility in wireless connectivity options.

Is the manual of the Asus RT-AC87U available in English?

Yes, the manual of the Asus RT-AC87U is available in English .

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