ASUS Launches World’s Fastest Wireless AC2400 5GHz Router RT-AC87U in Singapore

ASUS Launches World’s Fastest Wireless AC2400 5GHz Router
RT-AC87U in Singapore
World’s first 4x4 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with multi-user MIMO and universal beamforming boasts 2334Mbit/s combined speeds and unrivaled coverage
Singapore (20 August, 2014) — ASUS showcased two of the world’s fastest routers during a launch event today. RT-AC87U, the world’s first AC2400-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4x4) antenna configuration. This stunningly-designed, easy-to-use router is also the first in the world to employ multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology. Combined with ASUS AiRadar universal beamforming, adaptive Quality-of-Service (QoS), plus AiProtection with exclusive Trend Micro security, RT-AC87U is expertly-engineered for outstanding performance and coverage in today’s multi-device households. Offering 5GHz speeds that are faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet, along with class-leading 2.4GHz speeds and reliable multi-floor coverage, RT-AC87U is the perfect choice for discerning users with busy multi-device home networks who need extreme coverage, lightning-fast performance, rock-solid stability and total peace of mind. Guests were given a sneak preview of ASUS’s RT-AC3200 Tri-band Gigabit Router, the world’s fastest tri-band router with a combined transfer rate of 3.2Gbps during the event as well.

“As the vision of a smart home for the future becomes increasingly real, the role of routers to provide exceptional speed, reliability and peace of mind has grown. As a leading technology company and Singapore’s top Choice for routers, ASUS is committed to provide innovative and high-performance solutions for home and small business needs – not just for now, but for the future too,” said Ms Michelle Lim, Marketing Manager at ASUS Singapore.

Advanced wireless technology for faster-than-wired speeds

The AC2400-class RT-AC87U has blistering 1734Mbit/s 802.11ac speeds on the 5GHz frequency band — faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet — and uses Broadcom® TurboQAM™ to boost 802.11n 2.4GHz performance from 450Mbit/s to 600Mbit/s with compatible devices such as ASUS PCE-AC681. This gives RT-AC87U an amazing combined maximum concurrent data rate of up to 2334Mbit/s.

Maximum coverage, with no dead spots

The explosive growth in smartphones, tablets, laptops, smart TVs and other Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets means that in a modern household the available wireless bandwidth is often shared between many devices. In standard routers, as more devices are connected the network can become overloaded, leading to instability, lags and slowdowns. RT-AC87U uses four high-power antennas, four separate spatial data streams, ASUS AiRadar, MU-MIMO and adaptive QoS technology to solve these problems. The 4x4 antennas improve coverage by up to 33% compared to standard 3x3 models, and typically RT-AC87U can effortlessly cover an area up to 465m2, making it ideal for eliminating ‘dead spots’ in large or multi-floor environments.

Supercharged performance with two dual-core processors

At the heart of RT-AC87U is the latest Quantenna™ system-on-a-chip (SoC), featuring its own powerful dedicated dual-core processor that handles all 802.11ac Wi-Fi-related computations. This frees up RT-AC87U’s 1GHz dual-core CPU to perform other processor-intensive system tasks — such as media streaming — much more efficiently. The result is a superb multitasking capability that can easily handle the simultaneous demands of all connected devices, giving an outstandingly-responsive network and also improving USB storage performance.
During in-house tests using three wired and two wireless PCs to simulate a busy multi-client network, RT-AC87U delivered up to 50% more total throughput (combined 2.4GHz, 5GHz and NAT performance) compared to a typical router with a single 1.2GHz dual-core processor. USB file transfer performance over Wi-Fi is also improved dramatically — when transferring files to and from SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices over Wi-Fi, RT-AC87U can perform up to twice as fast as a router with a single 1.2GHz dual-core processor3.

The best-ever internet experience, for all devices

AiRadar uses universal beamforming, which detects the location of devices and individually focuses the wireless signal towards them for optimum reception. This feature even works with previous-generation Wi-Fi devices. The revolutionary and future-proof MU-MIMO technology means that RT-AC87U will be able to connect to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device’s maximum speed, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual device speeds are reduced as more devices are connected. This means that as users add more MU-MIMO-enabled devices, the router’s throughput actually increases, giving all users the best possible internet experience2.
Adaptive QoS is a feature that intelligently and automatically prioritizes and allocates available bandwidth to devices and applications as they need it, ensuring smoothly-streaming HD videos, lag-free online gaming, crystal-clear VoIP calls and uninterrupted web browsing.

Total peace of mind — AiProtection with Trend Micro security

Recognizing the increasing complexity and diversity of home networks, and the difficulty of ensuring effective network-wide security, RT-AC87U introduces the powerful new AiProtection feature, with exclusive Trend Micro™ technology. This employs a three-pronged approach to security — prevention, protection and mitigation — that assures total peace of mind. Its state-of-the-art protection continuously safeguards users and all connected devices from malware, malicious websites and other cyber-threats, while safeguarding user privacy and keeping a constant check on network security status. Alerts are raised whenever an infected device or other potential security problems, such as insecure passwords, are found.

28 – 31 August: COMEX 2014
1 September: At all ASUS Authorized Resellers

ASUS RT-AC3200 – Tri-band Router with Smart Band Steering

The RT-AC3200, the world’s fastest tri-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi router solves the problem of slower devices affecting overall network speeds, for the ultimate internet experience in multi-user environments. With up to 3.2Gbps of combined data speeds, the RT-AC3200 has 2 concurrent bands on 5GHz, doubling the bandwidth and allowing faster devices to stay fast. It features SmartConnect, which increases Wi-Fi performance by up to 200% by automatically selecting the ideal band for network clients depending on their location and needs. ASUS AiRadar with universal beamforming intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity to improve Wi-Fi coverage to network devices, ensuring greater signal stability, enhanced range, and optimal speeds.

With the easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical interface and just 30 seconds to set up, anyone can enjoy the RT-AC3200’s sophisticated features such as Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management and traffic monitoring. Power users will appreciate its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and secure VPN access. AiProtection with Trend Micro provides total protection from external attacks and safeguards your personal privacy. Adaptive QoS intelligently manages network traffic to automatically allocate the optimal bandwidth for the best possible internet experience to all.

Details of the pricing and availability in Singapore will be announced on a later date.


Concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
802.11ac: 5GHz - up to 1,734Mbps
802.11n: 5GHz - up to 600Mbps; 2.4GHz - up to 600Mbps (Broadcom® TurboQAM™)

1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN
4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN (1 user-configurable as second WAN port)
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0

4 x external detachable antennas (4x4 MU-MIMO)

ASUSWRT web-based admin console



Concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
802.11ac: 5GHz - up to 2.6Gbps
802.11n: 5GHz - up to 450Mbps; 2.4GHz - up to 600Mbps (Broadcom® TurboQAM™)

1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN
4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet LAN (1 user-configurable as second WAN port)
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0

6 x external detachable antennas

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