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Replacement for RT-AC87U

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by zahroc, Mar 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM.

  1. zahroc

    zahroc Occasional Visitor

    Feb 3, 2015
    Been having issues lately with device in regards to locking up, 5Ghz wireless being flakey, etc.

    The device is approximately 4 years old.

    I have approximately 40 devices on my network.

    I also use OpenVPN and Port Forwarding.

    I still want to continue to use Merlin.

    Suggestions for the next router?

  2. qmalik

    qmalik New Around Here

    Asus AC2900 AC86U apparently. Seems to be the best and most recommended, especially for VPN/Merlin users. Thought - it seems to be out of stock everywhere right now..should be back later this month..setup alerts.
    joegreat likes this.
  3. ShawnTRD

    ShawnTRD Occasional Visitor

    Sep 27, 2014
    I'm in the same boat. My 87 is having issues. Trying the latest Merlin Beta right now. Now I'm just figure out if I want another traditional router or something like the Netgear Orbi RBK50 (2 pack)

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