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Asus RT-AC87U Review: The Best Asus Can Do?

Asus has enjoyed a lot of success in the high-end router market with the last two generations of the RT-AC series in the RT-AC66U and the RT-AC68U. This summer, the Taiwanese hardware vendor is taking things to another level with the launch of the RT-AC87U, which is the first 802.11ac “Wave 2” router in the world. Wave 2 is a new set of standards that are being implemented by vendors into the 802.11 ac standard that sees the addition of new features like MU-MIMO, four spatial streams, wider channels (up to 160 MHz). MU-MIMO functionality on the RT-AC87U is delivered through a Quantenna QSR1000 4×4 802.11ac