Asus RT-AC5300 Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router Reviewed

John over at PCMag reviews the Asus RT-5300:

Designed for large homes that require maximum bandwidth for online gaming and 4K video streaming, the Asus RT-AC5300 Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router ($399.99) uses the latest 802.11ac technology and three individual radio bands to deliver game-worthy throughput to multiple clients. This oversized router is packed with features, including game-enhancement options, Multi-User Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) data streaming, 4X4 data transmissions, and a wealth of management settings. It turned in very respectable scores in our throughput tests, but couldn’t quite match the overall performance of our top pick for high-end routers, the D-Link AC5300 Ultra Wi-Fi Router (DIR-895L/R).

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  • PROS

    Very fast 2.4GHz and 5GHz throughput in testing. Numerous management settings. MU-MIMO enabled.

  • CONS

    Expensive. Large footprint. Middling file-transfer speeds.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    If you frequently game online or stream 4K video, the Asus RT-AC5300 is a tri-band router that delivers speedy 2.4GHz and 5GHz throughput and offers an abundance of management settings, as well as Multi-User Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) data streaming.

ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router, AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security & ASUS Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter (PCE-AC68)

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Price: $388.98

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