ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • AiMesh Wi-Fi System Support
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Protocol
  • Up to 5334 Mbps Data Throughput
  • Dual-Band 2.4 GHz / 5.0 GHz Frequencies
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Ports
  • 8 x Adjustable Antennas
  • 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 3G/4G Data Sharing
  • Advanced MU-MIMO Technology
  • AiProtection for Security and Privacy
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ASUS AC5300 Overview

  • 1Description

With built-in tri-band functionality, the RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router from ASUS allows users to connect to one 2.4 GHz frequency and two separate 5 GHz frequencies. With two 5 GHz operating frequencies this router can support more users without sacrificing bandwidth or network performance. Along with tri-band connectivity, the RT-AC5300 supports the enhanced 802.11ac networking standard and offers a maximum wireless data throughput of up to 5334 Mbps. This enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity allows for low latency gaming, streaming of 4K multimedia content, downloading of large files, and much more. In addition to the 802.11ac networking standard, this router also supports 802.11a/b/g/n network standards making it easy to connect nearly any Wi-Fi enabled device to your network.

On the outside of the RT-AC5300 you will find eight adjustable antennas featuring AiRadar beamforming technology supporting a transmission distance of up to 5,400 square feet (500 square meters). With beamforming technology the wireless signal is beamed directly to the connected device for a more focused, more reliable connection. This ASUS router not only beams the signals to your devices, it has the ability to support more devices without slowing down thanks to MU-MIMO technology.

If a wired connection is what you desire, you can connect to any of the four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Dedicated link aggregation support provides enhanced data transfer speeds when a super fast Internet connection is required. Inside the RT-5300 you will find 128MB flash memory and 512MB of RAM to ensure the router operates smoothly when being pushed to the max.

NitroQAM Technology
NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology found on the RT-AC5300 delivers a combined 5334 Mbps Wi-Fi speed, ensuring everyone on your network can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming.
Double Gaming Boost
Enjoy low-latency online gaming with boosted internet and home network performance.
Game Accelerator
Ping time and variance are critical technical parameters that affect responsiveness in online gaming, and their values depend heavily on the route game packets take to and from their destination. The Gamers Private Network (GPN) from WTFast automatically performs route optimization, choosing the most efficient route for game packets, resulting in consistently-lower ping time and minimal packet loss. With RT-AC5300 this optimization is free, so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game - at no extra cost.
Cross-Platform Compatibility
Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC5300 delivers bandwidth and coverage for a variety of gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Adaptive QoS
Boost your gaming bandwidth with Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service), which allows you to easily prioritize gaming packets and activities. You can even assign full dedicated bandwidth while gaming under gamer solo mode, making RT-AC5300 the perfect ally for low latency gaming.
Free Up PC System Resources During Gameplay
Anti-virus programs and 3rd party applications can consume valuable CPU and memory that could be reallocated to your game. With AiProtection on the RT-AC5300 you can confidently turn off these utilities while you game, ensuring every available drop of resource is spent enhancing your game.
Bandwidth for All
The RT-AC5300 is able to support multiple devices and can even maintain multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080P streams. Beyond content consumption, the RT-AC5300 enables a smarter home, supporting IP cameras, thermostats and a variety of devices you don't even own yet.
Enhanced Wi-Fi Coverage
With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically. AiRadar beamforming further focuses the Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.
More Bands Means More Devices
The two separate 5 GHz wireless bands - each with speeds up to 2167 Mbps - and the single 1000 Mbps 2.4 GHz wireless band all work simultaneously. This means you can enjoy virtually lag-free online gaming, smooth 4K video streaming and uninterrupted file downloading on multiple devices connected to your home network.
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers
The RT-AC5300's 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MBps speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps.
8X Capacity Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO Technology
MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network. In fact, RT-AC5300 is able to connect up to 8 MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions.
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound.

Parental Controls
Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.
Extensive Connectivity Options
With 4 Gigabit LAN ports on RT-AC5300, you can connect up to four Ethernet-compatible devices simultaneously. Non-Wi-Fi devices like your Smart TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, media players, NAS storage devices and more in your home now can have their own exclusive dedicated ports, making RT-AC5300 your digital home hub.
Your Sharing Center
With built-in USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, you can connect USB-enabled devices, such as external storage drives, printers, or a 3G/4G dongle to your ASUS router and share them conveniently with other users via Wi-Fi. And with USB 3.0, you can enjoy up to 10X faster data transfer speeds.
Link Aggregation, More Devices Go Faster
The RT-AC5300 features Link Aggregation, which combines two teaming LAN ports (the 1st and 2nd port) into one superfast wired connection for up to 2 Gbps using two Gigabit Ethernet cables. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
Easily Control Your Network
The RT-AC5300 features the enhanced, intuitive ASUSWRT user interface, which gives you easy access to both the 3-step web-based installation process and a wealth of robust advanced options.
UPC: 889349002391
In the Box
ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ASUS AC5300 Specs

    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Number of Antennas 8
    MU-MIMO Support 4 x 4
    WLAN Mode 802.11ac
    Supported Protocols IPv4
    Antenna Placement External
    Ports 1 x Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    4 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
    1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
    Throughput 2.4 GHz: 1000 Mb/s
    5 GHz: 2167 Mb/s
    Wireless Security WEP, WPA, WPA2
    RAM 512 MB
    Storage Capacity 128 MB
    Supported IEEE Standards 802.1x
    AC Input Power 110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 19 VDC at 3.42 A
    Dimensions 9.6 x 9.6 x 2.6" / 245 x 245 x 65 mm
    Weight 4 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 11.5 x 4.9"

    ASUS AC5300 Reviews

    RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent router! I had originally had the netgear nighthawk. Compared to my older router I see a huge improvement. The ac5300 does everything it claims and then some. We had punched this router because of a large space to cover with over 25-30 devices. With everything connected it's still Very fast and reliable. It does a good job of prioritizing devices on the network including choosing an appropriate band to connect to. (2.4 or one of the two 5ghz bands. The only downfall is when you are using the smart connect on the triband setting you cannot change the channel from the default channel 6. This can create problems since every router sets to a default channel 6. This is the only reason I didn't give it a full 5 stars which I am sure will be updated in a future firmware release.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I guess I got a dud... Wildly overpriced for its performance. Please save your money! My unit may have been defective out of the box as service was spotty at best and frequent lost connections with wifi devices. Looks like that may have been a common issue. Less than 6 months in it totally stopped broadcasting and at that point B&H can't save you the pain of dealing with ASUS. ASUS customer support is atrocious on a good day and their warranty is completely useless. You'll be responsible for the shipping back to the company even if it's defective, so tack on another $30-$40 to the already insane price tag if you happen to get a dud. I'd encourage you to roll the dice with another brand.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Still testing. Initially great. Local network speed equal to old system. Internet speed went from increased by a lot. Wireless worked after quitting on the old router. After a week, wireless started getting flaky. 2.4 g was not working at all, or barely. Couldn't keep devices connected. Had a wireless thermostat that wouldn't connect at all. Last night I took it back to factory settings, and set it back up again. I will refrain from messing with things, and see what hsppens, in case it was me, and not the router.
    Date published: 2016-03-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beefy Router but not stable I would give this 5 stars if it wasn't for issues with unstable connectivity. Internet browsing and signal strength was super. The issue was with browsing or downloading apps from some websites, especially from @. All of my devices are Apple and I couldn't install updates. That was not a good thing.Support did try to help but it wasn't resolving the issue. So I ended up returning the product.
    Date published: 2016-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome We have a large house. Our old wireless router never made it everywhere. This asus is amazing. I get it everywhere even outside near the curb and all the way at the other end of the basement. The house is 6,000 sqft. Also our speeds on all our devices has improved dramatically. I'm not a techy guy but set up was easy and fast great interface even with my Mac book. Had a internet guy scheduled to put access points in the house to improve my wireless but tried this first. Money well spent. $ versus $. We have 6 people and 15 devices. Xbox live ect. All of us streaming playing and FaceTiming it is like we have a new provider with the speeds but we don't. I have charter cable. Yes. Awesome. Well worth it.
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money I purchased this router as an upgrade from an Asus RT-AC66U (which I loved). This router provides only a minor speed increase over the much cheaper RT-AC66U. But more importantly, it is very unreliable. I have already had to replace the first one I received and am having problems with the replacement also. The router keeps locking me out (for lack of better wording) of my LAN. I have 3 PC's networked together in a small office and on multiple occasions, I have booted up the computers only to find out that none of the computers have internet access, nor are they able to connect to each other. I also could not access the routers setup interface. The only recourse I have at that point, is to perform a factory reset on the router and then set everything up again. This is a pain in the butt when you are trying to get work done and have to spend your time re-configuring your network. I have tried resolving the issues with ASUS tech support, but they are absolutely worthless. It's impossible to reach anyone that speaks English and their only solution to any problem is to perform the factory reset that I can do on my own.
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've used to date! I have 4 streaming tv's, 2 iPads, 3 phones and 4 computers. This router has proven to keep up and so far its not given me any trouble. I wish i could send the signal to my daughter next door, but not quiet strong enough for that. She lives about 150ft away. I am very pleased and hope to be pleased for a long time. It was expensive, but if it works,and well worth the investment. doug
    Date published: 2016-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Apple to Asus After using two previous Apple Air Ports, we needed a quality-of-service setting (QoS) for VoIP and video. At the time, QoS was the only feature we thought our old router missed. After upgrading, VoIP issues went down and video streaming quality improved. On an iMac with WiFi, download speeds improved from 63 Mbps to 297 Mbps. We didn't test other device speeds, but we did see connection switching to LTE drop and our range doubled. The huge box looks like it was designed by kid on a sugar high ?and we currently hide it. I'm certain its less than ideal position drops its range. To us, it's worth the trade-off. The control panel used for setup and managing settings isn't well designed either and is full of issues in Safari, but it works pretty well in Chrome. It's not Apple/Google-easy and will take a little effort to configure, but it's packed with options to optimize your speed and improve convenience. The iPhone app is OK, at best. We haven't had any issues that required support, but I have an IT background, so that might help. Since we've never called Asus for help, I'm not sure about their support quality. Is it perfect? No, but it's probably the best of home and SOHO routers when speed and features are worth a huge box with an ugly design. I love the Air Port routers, but they can't touch this one.
    Date published: 2016-04-03
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    Can I use this ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Wireless AC5300 Gigabit Router with my Century internet ..I have the phone jack outlet that would essentially plug from my phone jack to this router?
    Asked by: Barry H.
    You would not be able to connect the router directly to your phone jack. The router would have to be connected to a modem from your service provider (Century Internet).
    Answered by: Geoffrey N.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Any way to stop apps like Internet Download Manager from choking the bandwidth on this router please? Thanks.
    Asked by: Timothy
    Internet Download Manager is designed to use as much bandwidth as it can by downloading in multiple connections/sources at the same time. If you can't use QOS to prioritize the video streaming or limit IDM on the router, then you either need to turn IDM off while streaming video, or use its own internal settings to limit the amount of bandwidth that it is allowed to use so it doesn't take all of the bandwidth away from the video streaming.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    I use the verizon modem they have can this replace it without issues?
    Asked by: Kenneth
    Im sorry but i use att direct tv it works great with them
    Answered by: Jerry B.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Would I be able to use Verizon 4G modem with this?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    As far as I know you should be able to use that Verizon modem. Most modern routers will work with just about any modem and your 4g Verizon should certainly be of recent vintage.
    Answered by: Stephen F.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Does this support DLNA?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The better answer is: yes.It runs minidlna.
    Answered by: Omar K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    How hard is it to setup?
    Asked by: Pierce
    This is one of the easiest routers I've set up. The browser interface is pretty easy to follow, and there are lots of options for users whether you are a novice or a professional.I love the fact that I can put my wife and myself on separate wireless networks and any guests on their own wireless network.Filtering by MAC addresses by only letting certain MAC addresses on your network(s) ensures that no one else can get into your Wi-Fi network.
    Answered by: James R.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    What would be the reason for Core 2 of the dual core processor to be stuck at 100% ? I rebooted the router and it fixed the problem. I am just wondering why it happen please ?
    Asked by: Timothy
    Hi Timothy,I am a hardware engineer so I think I can help out. Without knowing your configuration settings (not IP configuration or related connection info, but the DDos setting, AntiVirus setting etc.), load on the router at that present time, bandwidth and usage, it does make it a little difficult to pinpoint the reason. But, if you recently updated the firmware of the router, there are times that the router needs a secondary reboot to confirm that the update took without issues. The second core to the best of my knowledge controls the router's inner system functions such as the set configurations you made on the router. I hope this answered your question and just food for thought, I currently have 3 of the asus routers and find them to be one of the best in the market.
    Answered by: Michael G.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

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    Supported 220V?
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