Uses Asus RT-AC87U

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My_dogs_White

Regular Contributor
What would be a fair price to pay for a used 87U? What would be a good price, haha. What the heck, I don't care to buy it for a fair price, I want a good price..
 

joegreat

Very Senior Member
What would be a fair price to pay for a used 87U? What would be a good price, haha. What the heck, I don't care to buy it for a fair price, I want a good price..
I would pay up to 50% of the price for a new device - if it works properly! :rolleyes:
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Why would you want an RT-AC87U and used, at that?

Almost anything else is superior (before and after it was introduced).
 

HardCat

Regular Contributor
AC87U rock solid here! Especially since Merlin's 380.61
 

DaveMishSr

Very Senior Member
Avoid the RT-AC87U or R variants. Only Asus is still supporting the disaster that is the Quantenna chipset. Do yourself a favor and get an RT-AC3100 or the RT-AC88U if you need the extra LAN ports. The AC87U is very reliable now but it took a while to get here. Runs very hot too and some of us elect to use active cooling. Alert! Cheap open box RT-AC3100 for $159.99US at NewEgg right now at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...0287R&cm_re=rt-ac3100-_-33-320-287R-_-Product
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Not true. Asus 87u with merlins firmware has been very stable for a while now.

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AC87U rock solid here! Especially since Merlin's 380.61


That may be very true for a few or even for most, but there are still many more that cannot make the RT-AC87U work as stable as they would like/expect.

If there is a choice today, the RT-AC87U is the one that should be passed over by almost all.
 

toy023

New Around Here
It was never mentioned in change logs but it was fixed around 380.57 prior to the Qaudtenna updated firmware. The updated firmware was just a bonus. If its priced right then go for it.
 

Goofie Newfie

Regular Contributor
87u does run hot. Can't argue that. Asus really needs to recall them. Yes mine seems stable with active cooling and Merlins in it but with Asus and quantenna dropped the ball big time. The 3200 should be avoided too from what I hear.

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