Product Comparison: ASUS RT-AC68U vs ASUS RT-AC87U


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
RT-AC68U
RT-AC87U
Origin
China
Taiwan
About the Product
RT-AC68U supports combined dual-band data rates of up to 1900Mbps. 1300 Mbps 802.11ac at 5 GHz gives Gigabit wireless data rates, while Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 450 Mbps to 600 Mbps with compatible devices. Powered by a dual-core processor, the RT-AC68U eliminates the performance drops that plague other routers with busy networks. So even on the busiest home networks, HD video streaming is always smooth, the latency low for online gaming and VoIP calls, and file downloads are never interrupted.
RT-AC87U delivers the world's fastest speeds of up to 1734 Mbps at 5 GHz — even faster than tri-band 3x3 routers — plus class-leading concurrent 600 Mbps speeds at 2.4 GHz for an amazing total bandwidth of 2334 Mbps! This means RT-AC87U gives you lag-free online gaming, silky-smooth 4K/UHD video streaming, and effortlessly copes with even the most bandwidth-demanding tasks.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
2334 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • Amazing increase in download speed over BT Smarthub 6 - Highly recommend!
  • Good reception and great speed, recommended!
  • The speeds of upload and download are always high unlike on my superhub 2 and it looks very good, it shows a powerful look.
  • I replaced a Virgin SuperHub 2 with this - now I have wi-fi that reaches every room and has decent speeds.
  • This router is really good, provides all my devices with great speed and range as I have many devices connected.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
6.3 in.
1.87 in.
Width
8.6 in.
11.3 in.
Depth
3.27 in.
6.6 in.
Weight
1.4 lbs.
1.65 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
4
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
 
ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • The speed and wireless range of this router is amazing, I would estimate that my wireless range is about 2 to 3 times more than I was getting with my old router.
  • It does have both a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 sockets which allow you to plug in a hard drive for example and you can actually stream media to your tablet over the internet to watch anywhere.
  • Worth the money, the range is excellent and reaches well beyond what most routers can.
  • Easy to setup, great wifi range, fast, loaded with features.
  • Works well, easy to adjust, good range on 2.4 GHz.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter, VPN support
What customers say about "Security"
 
ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • Has so many features It's hard to know where to start, the security features are what impressed me most.
  • I chose the RT-AC87U to solve a very specific issue and give me greater network control.
  • The traffic analysis tools are great for seeing what's happening on the network and which device is active the most.
  • Having it filter the traffic through Trend Micro is a nice touch and adds to your safety with all the cyber attacks currently happening.
  • Good hardware, but parental controls needs to be better.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE, FCC
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