ASUS AC5300 Tri-Band WiFi Gaming Router

$277.99

RT-AC5300

Game Faster. Game Farther. Game Safer

Equipped with the latest 4×4 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology backed by ASUS-exclusive AiProtection powered by Trend Micro, the tri-band RT-AC5300 delivers speed you crave and security you need. The combined data rate of 5334 Mbps with whole-home extended coverage and tri-band Smart Connect ensure fast, stable connectivity for all your Wi-Fi devices.

AiMesh-Compatible: Expand Your Whole Home WiFi, The Way You Want It

AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that connects multiple ASUS routers to create a whole-home WiFi network. It’s a powerful and flexible way to solve your WiFi problems that also makes the most of your existing hardware: you can mix different ASUS router models, so when you upgrade there’s no need to throw away your old router — you can use it to expand your AiMesh network.

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Description

  • ASUS AC5300 Tri-band (dual 5 GHz, single 2.4 GHz) with the latest 802.11ac 4×4 technology for maximum throughput (5334 Mbps) and coverage (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)
  • MU-MIMO technology enables multiple compatible clients to connect at each client’s respective maximum speed. Supports every operating system, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux
  • Built-in access to WTFast Gamers Private Network (GPN) of route-optimized servers ensures low, stable ping times for gaming
  • AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro provides multi-stage protection from vulnerability detection to protecting sensitive data
  • ASUS Smart Connect delivers consistent bandwidth by dynamically switching devices between 2.4 and 5 GHz bands based on speed, load and signal strength ; NOTE : Refer the user manual .
  • ASUS Ranked “Highest Customer Satisfaction with Wireless Routers in the U.S.”– J.D. Power.built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports

5 reviews for ASUS AC5300 Tri-Band WiFi Gaming Router

  1. Allison & Bill Dunn

    Bought this router to replace the CellSpot ASUS router that we had in our house. Wanted something with better throughput and range. This router isn’t necessarily cheap, but you DO get what you pay for….and for what you get, it’s well worth the price.
    1) Easy Setup. Out of the box to completely set up took less than 15 minutes.
    2) Second 5GHz channel. LOVE this. Allows me to have a separate network I use just for my wife and my devices and 1 for the kids/other devices.
    3) Great throughput. The old CellSpot is still a great router, made by ASUS, but it did get overly congested when we connected multiple devices. The AC3200 has no such problems whatsoever.
    4) Easy sharing of Network drive/printer.
    5) Range is excellent. Not that the CellSpot was a slouch, but this thing is equal or better in every regard.
    CONs:
    1) It’s pretty huge. This isn’t the kind of thing I would want sitting on a desk, as it takes up a lot of space. Also not going to be something that most people will agree works with their decor…there are more stylish routers out there….though I would be willing to bet this is much better than those options
    I installed it in a closet on the wall vertically and it negated the size/style issue altogether.
    Overall a great router

  2. Skaines Miniature Ranch

    Guys, sometimes it is rewarding to buy more performance than you expect to need! This is one of those times. No, I don’t NEED “Gaming Performance”, yes I am tired of low speed areas in my home, and yes I NEED MORE THAN 4 Ethernet ports on my router AND dual band WiFi!

    The four antennae and the dual band WiFi features of this router have drastically eliminated my dead or weak areas of my home! I am a happy camper! The router software interface is hugely useful and pretty friendly, though I highly recommend you use the default settings AFTER you change the default router User ID/Password. In other words, if you do not understand the purpose of a setting, DO NOT CHANGE IT until you do. If you mess up, then you can always start over by doing a factory reset on the router and start over (thank goodness).

    Having said that, I am an old computer technology consultant, retired and can shoot myself in the foot with the best of them (and I did). But, forgetting what I know and just using the default settings resulted in a great performance on my local area network by all devices and my (yuk) satellite internet access service greatly improved, though I do not claim to yet know why. If you are a gaming person, you are going to have some real fun with this router because it has features to drool over in the performance arena! Have fun!

  3. Richard L

    I am a retired Network Specialist, I have install or configured at least 2000 router over the last 15 years just wanted to throw in a qualifier here. I have aprx 45 devices connected to my network including a Sinology DS415+, 2 network printers, Linksys Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector (WUMC710) and a TP POE (Power over Ethernet) wireless 2.4 & 5Ghz range extender. Cell and tablets are DHCP everything else is static network setting I have Comcast Blast 120 Mbps down and 12 Mbps up.

    So I waited for the bugs to be worked out and have had the RT-AC5300 up and running for about 2 months now. The main reason for purchasing this router was the Dual band 5 Ghz channels, our family streams a lot and I hate Buffer notices. First thing I did was turn off smart connect ” I think its a non usable feature for myself” set up the wireless network and split my devises accordingly.

    I have had NO ISSUES with any disconnect at all the router has worked flawlessly. Wireless signals throughout the house are higher and faster, I ask my 9yr old daughter who streams from the server to her pad nightly if she notices any problems, her response was the pad app was responding faster to her inputs. Good. I would recommend the router as a perfect performer in the above configuration. Like I stated Not one drop or reset yet.

  4. Tory B

    Pros: Extremely fast wifi, strong signal, Ai Mesh
    Cons: Not as easy to set up as other routers, the app is far less intuitive, large hardware, price

    This is an expensive router, but after using it, I’ve replaced all of my routers with this one. I have a particularly large home. Mesh networks have proven to be unreliable in the past. I’ve used Linksys Velop, Eero, and Google WiFi mesh networks. I have gigabit internet, and none of those mesh networks were able to provide more than ~100Mbps throughout my home. I then tried just one of these Asus routers. It covered most of my home, only instead of ~100Mbps like the mesh routers, I was now getting ~600Mbps. I then decided to purchase another to fill the last little gap in coverage, since these support ASUS AiMesh. Now my entire home has extremely fast WiFi. Even when connected to the second node, I still am able to pull ~400Mbps down. That’s incredible!

  5. K. Black

    use the asuswrt-merlin custom ROM (v 384.3 at the time of this review). Setup can be as simple or complex as desired. I use a LAN-wide ad-blocker and some other optional software, along with built-in AIProtection, Asus DDNS. I also run a VPN on a guest network in parallel to “standard” connection. I put the cable modem in bridge mode, and have been testing built-in IPv6 support &c. Which is to say that the core feature set is extensive and allows infinite extensibility (add-on jffs modules). The only “fault” I’ve noticed so far is occasionally losing reserved DHCP addresses (still under investigation); oddly, there is no simple GUI way to revoke a DHCP lease (short of SSH/CLI). I don’t have anything near Gbps WAN, so cannot comment on WAN speeds. The “reach” of the WiFI radios is also quite impressive; 2.5GHz channel is usable (barely) at 70 ft and two stories up in a conventional woodframe house build 1990’s: Note that range depends more on the radio of the client being powerful enough to send back to the Asus, since getting a signal one-way does no good. From the center of the same house the Asus WiFI easily covers 3000 sq ft. (2.4GHz channel), and a good 15′ sphere of 600-700 Mbps (2015 MacBookAir, 802.11n) on 5GHz through a floor or wall or two. Rock solid so far.

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