This is the best wifi router on the market

My house hates wifi. There’s always been a few places where the signal is either terrible or non-existent – and of course the worst place is “my chair” where I use my iPad and laptop the most.

And I’ve tried everything to fill the gaps – wifi extenders, multiple access points, powerline networking, and so on. I have a closet full of shamed and inadequate networking devices that I sometimes glare at; shaking my head with disappointment. #bitter

I purchased the Asus RT-AC87U (AC2400) router last year after reading a press release about its launch. It was so new at the time that I had to order it from a supplier in Hong Kong as it hadn’t been released in the UK.

ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400

This router is an ugly beast. It has four antennas and can apparently service an area up to 5,000 square feet. But it is easy to set up, very fast and has completely eliminated all of my “booster” devices. Every inch of my house is now covered with a solid wifi signal and I couldn’t be happier.

Have a look at CNET’s performance tests from last August.

This the 5GHZ test – pretty much blows everything out of the water depending on range.

ASUS Router AC87U 5GHZ

But here’s the even more impressive 2.4GHZ results – which is what really matters as this is the primary frequency that I have to use in my home (victorian terraced home over three floors):

ASUS Router AC87U 2.4GHZ

With my previous routers, I needed to make some “advanced” tweaks to the wifi settings to really get the most out of them. But with the RT-AC87U, I haven’t made a single adjustment… it works perfectly, right out of the box.

Not much more than I can say. If you are having signal issues, then take a look at this router – it really is the best wifi router on the market right now.


  1. Hi Matt,

    Where in your terraced house do you have your router to give you such solid wifi coverage please?



  2. Hi Ben

    I have my primary router located at the top of my house – as this is where my office is. This particular router was powerful enough to reach 85% of my home. Since writing this post however, I have switched to the Netgear Orbi last year and I now have 100% coverage with one router (top floor) and then a satellite device on each other floor.

    Hope this helps,

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