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RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro Reviewed by Mikerose23 on Dec 13 . Rating: 5 RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro Wireless-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router with 5330 Mbps throughput for smooth up to 4K/UHD video playback, support Air Protection, MU-MIMO, Link aggregation with teaming ports and Tri-Band Smart Connect Tri-band (dual 5 GHz, single 2.4 GHz) with the latest 802.11ac 4×4 […]

RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro


RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4x4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro


Wireless-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router with 5330 Mbps throughput for smooth up to 4K/UHD video playback, support Air Protection, MU-MIMO, Link aggregation with teaming ports and Tri-Band Smart Connect

  • 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
  • Built-in access to WTFast Gamers Private Network (GPN(TM)) of route-optimized servers ensures low, stable ping times for gaming
  • AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro(TM) 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



What customers say about RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro?

  • 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect So Far!, December 3, 2015
    By 
    Gemelo Malvado (Scottsdale, AZ) –

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    This review is from: RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro (Personal Computers)
    First thoughts on this thing when I received it: its much heavier and bigger than my other AP’s. I was running business class router, firewall, and access points at my house (I am in the IT field) but my wifi was lacking (in speed, range, no ac, etc) and I didn’t feel like running more CAT6 to pop up more AP’s.

    So I decided to purchase this beast. Couldn’t be happier. I originally installed it in AP mode and disabled all my old AP’s. My range and speed on all my devices was noticeably improved. I am on 5 acres and couldn’t get a signal at all at the end of driveway previously, and I now I can stream my security cameras to my phone all the way down there. The Smart Connect feature is great: a single SSID on all 3 bands and automagically switches you to the best signal.

    After a day or two, I decided to reconfigure it in router mode just to see what other features would become active and I think I will keep it this way and simplify my network with this one device doing everything. I was worried about it being new and the firmware would be a bit buggy, but I have not experienced any disconnects, speed issues, or anything on any of my devices.

    The only things that had issues was in the UI, and it was by no means a big deal -very minor. One was logging into the WTFast account under Game Boost doesn’t work, keeps saying “Server does not response”…not sure if Asus issue or WTFast, but I don’t really care since I don’t play games. The other is viewing the Network Map list is sometimes slow to load and Tx/Rx rates sometimes don’t show; but again, but that’s not a deal breaker.

    I am on the fastest internet available here, which is only 25Mb/5Mb, and my wireless devices previously were getting only about 12Mb/2Mb with latency in the 30-50ms range. With the Asus RT-AC5300, they are getting the max speeds and latency is now a solid 9-11ms. Off the top of my head, I am counting at least 17 wireless devices running off it right now, no problem. And like I said, the range has improved ridiculously.

    Most people probably won’t like the price, but oh well. I’m glad I went with this one. Time will tell if it holds up and is reliable. It’s replacing a lot of my other <expensive> network equipment, which I never had any downtime with, so I can only hope this thing keeps performing well.

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  • 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fastest Router Made / Very Stable / Excellent Router, December 7, 2015
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    I have owned many routers and this by far is the best I have ever owned. It has terrific range and easily fills my home with full signal on 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz reaches twice as far as the RT-AC3200 did. You should upgrade the firmware right away to get the best stability and security patches. It is a big router and will take up considerable space on a desk.

    - Excellent for gaming. WFTFast and special game mode is build in!
    - Excellent for VoIP and especially Skype calls
    - Excellent performance and zero lag due to the router. If you get any buffering it’s your ISP not this router.
    - Easily handles 30+ connected devices. No performance degradation at all, on any device. I setup to test this using 10 youtube streams plus 1 Hulu and 1 Netflix at the same time. This router did not even break 10% CPU utilization and no more than 45% RAM.
    - Built in malware protection and harmful website blocking at not additional cost from Trend Micro.

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  • 9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Upgrade Over the RT-N66U!, December 3, 2015
    By 
    Adam W (MD) –

    This review is from: RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4×4 AC5300 Wireless 4-port Gigabit Gaming Router With AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro (Personal Computers)
    I have owned the Asus RT-N66U router since 2012 and have been content with it. It provided okay coverage throughout my house and provided pretty consistent speeds, but recently I have had more devices come into the house and some connections were lagging behind and I had poor coverage in my bedroom and none in my bathroom. After dealing with this for a few months I started looking into new routers and noticed that the 87U was not up to par and was getting horrible reviews. So it was between this router or the new RT-AC88U router. I bought this one due to the smart connect capabilities and because I did not need 8 LAN ports at this time. So below is my review of this product and my comparison between my RT-N66U (aka Dark Knight) vs the RT-AC5300.

    1. When I received the router and opened the box I immediately could tell there is a HUGE difference in size and weight difference between this router and the N66U. It is at least 3-4 inches wider with the antennas on and about an inch or so thicker than the N66U. To me the router looks solid and beefy, which is a good sign that it should be better.

    2. Within minutes I had the antennas on it and plugged it into my desktop. I updated the firmware to the latest .838 firmware that Asus has released for it. Once I did that I configured my wifi network with the “Smart Connect” option. This means that I have one SSID instead of having 3 SSID’s and the router will pick the band for your device. Going through the initial setup and programming it was very easy and straight forward. The Asus interface is well designed and easy to use.

    3. Before: After setting everything up I hooked it up to the internet. The biggest test was in my weak areas and dead spots. In my bedroom with the N66U I was only able to manage 2.9Mbps download and 2.5Mbps upload speeds on multiple speed tests from speedtest.net on my iPhone 6 plus and my iPad Air. In my bathroom the connection was so unstable that the speed test was diverted to my cell carrier instead of trying to do it over wifi.

    4. Results: My ISP is Comcast and I get 150Mbps down and 12Mbps upload speeds. After the installation was complete I ran a quick speed test using my desktop over wifi and was able to pull 177Mbps down and 12Mbps upload speeds. The desktop is in my basement directly below my router on the main floor. I was able to get 37Mbps down and 12Mbps upload in my bedroom and 23Mbps download and 12Mbps upload speeds in my bathroom. That’s a huge increase and I am now able to stream and use my devices with confidence all throughout my house and yard. My Roku 3 in my bedroom plays HD quality now without having to buffer anymore which is a huge plus!

    I am very happy with my purchase and I would definitely recommend upgrading to this if you are coming from a non-AC router like the N66U especially if you are in need of more range and consistent speeds throughout that range. I use to get frustrated watching video clips on my phone and they would play for about 4 seconds and then have to buffer because on the lack of range and consistent connection that the N66U had. I have not experienced it yet and neither has anyone else in my family experienced any dropped or lagging connections ever since I put this router into action! very happy with the purchase and will update if anything changes.

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