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  • rms141 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Any relation to the previously announced RT-AC87U? Reply
  • ganeshts - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I suspect not.. This seems to be based on a recent Broadcom-chipset announcement. The AC87U is based on a Quantenna chipset.

    As per current standards, this one will not get Wi-Fi certification for more than 4 streams. (Wi-Fi standards wrt vendor inter-op for more than 4 streams is not defined in 802.11ac I believe).
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  • jeffkibuule - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    So they can advertise 3x3 streams to 2 devices, but not say all 6 antennas will work with one device at once. Reply
  • jed22281 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    read this & the 2 main thread going at smallnetbuilder
    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-n...
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  • mrdude - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Hopefully OpenWRT compatible as well. There's nothing quite like buying a high end networking device that's packaged with the world's worst and insecure software. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    For all those people driving up to my house to steal my vacation photos... :| Reply
  • mrdude - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Or those of us who live in an urban setting with 15+ WiFi connections from the couch.

    It's just sickening to see companies focus so much on the specs sheet and completely fumble it on the software end. What good is the world's fastest speedboat if it's got a leaky hull?
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  • nathanddrews - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I completely understand the performance aspect of it, just generally not the security part. It would be nice to get both, but unfortunately these companies often want to market some custom software that combines branding with perceived unique features. As if customers have any idea what they're doing anyway.

    "Oh cool, this router has D-Link Protection+ With Enhanced XPL Scanning!"
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  • UltraWide - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Is that router happy to see me??? Reply
  • Dug - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Yes!! x6 Reply
  • jjj - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    This sounds a lot like the Broadcom BS marketing so maybe try to get more details on what chip they are using and how much of that 3.2 Gbp is ac. Reply
  • winterspan - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    MU-MIMO support? Reply
  • steven75 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I'll check back on this model in a year when the inevitable 1.0 software bugs have all been worked out. You could say I'm *not exactly* confident in software from a company that shipped a product with FTP enabled by default with no password.
    http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/asus-router-...
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  • azazel1024 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    From all that I have heard/seen, no MU:MIMO, which makes it kind of worthless.

    It is Broadcom Xstream in it. From all that I can tell, unless you can bridge between another similar "AC3200" router, its totally wasted. At best you might find a client with 3:3 setup.

    There is some talk of 2 5GHz radios and 1 2.4GHz radio...though really that should be 6 and 3. Though I get the feeling reading some of the marketing speak on it ("detects older wifi devices and keeps them from slowing down your new stuff" paraphrased) I am wondering if it is tri-band. 2.4GHz and two seperate 5GHz bands. So you can have it running on, say, channel 36 AND a seperate one running on channel 153 for example plus 2.4GHz.

    That could possibly leverage some of that by being able to connect devices on seperate bands/frequencies and sure interesting, but not MU:MIMO. Also, Asus, terrible marketing speak. "Penta core processor"...no its a dual core and you are claiming the pair of 5GHz and 2.4GHz "radios" are part of the processor. They are likely signal processors and don't have a lot to do with the actual CPU itself, which is dual core and a 1GHz design.
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  • AMv8(1day) - Monday, August 25, 2014 - link

    To be honest, if they are running at the reported 2.96GHz, I don't care if it IS a badly worded dual core. This thing will still be easily the most powerful router on the market, especially considering Asus' new/current flagship; the RT87U only runs at a dual core 1000MHz. Reply
  • B.James - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    3 radios... 1x2.4ghz, 2x5ghz... I also bet they had to put hard filters to prevent the DFS channels from being usable. Reply
  • Jay77 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Ya sure that isn't a set piece from Game of Thrones? Reply
  • jdrch - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    I'm expecting a $300 price tag. Reply
  • jdrch - Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - link

    I'm expecting a $300 price tag. Reply
  • I am as mad as hell - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    only 4 LAN ports, hmm..... that would be an issue for me! Reply
  • AMv8(1day) - Monday, August 25, 2014 - link

    That's what switches are for. I hate when my network engineers slot in a couple of 4 port EHWIC modules instead of insisting on a proper switch being put in. Reply

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