Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with a combined tri-band data rate of 5334 Mbps for low latency online gaming, smooth 4K streaming and extremely fast file-sharing.
Broadcom® NitroQAMTM technology boosts two 5 GHz data rates up to 4334 Mbps and 2.4 GHz up to 1000 Mbps.
Exclusive built-in game accelerator from WTFast® lets you enjoy smooth gameplay in supported multi-player online games.
Tri-Band with multiple devices connected at the same time.
Tri-Band Smart Connect automatically selects the fastest of the three available frequency bands for each device, based on the device’s speed, signal strength and how busy each band is.
4x4 antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming for unbeatable wireless signal coverage
Link aggregation supports close to 2 Gbps wired transmission for more devices to enjoy faster access speed.
Multiple capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO technology.
AiProtection with Trend Micro™ for triple-strength network security, plus robust Parental Controls and privacy protection.
Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming
NitroQAM™ Technology - Seamless Experience
Whether you're gaming online in a heated competition or streaming a live event in 4K UHD, lag and buffering are simply not an option. NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology 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!
Free Game Accelerator Inside
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 for accelerating one selectable device at a time, so you can enjoy the results on supported competitive multi-player online games1. Check out supported games list and more information about WTFast router edition here.
Avg. ping time
Avg. ping variation
Avg. packet loss
See how WTFast® works
Congested traffic slows down data speed and gameplay
Optimize Internet connection and speed in online games
Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC5300 delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices*, and supports every operating system, including Windows®2, Mac OS®3 and Linux®4.
*WTFast® solution compatibility will cover supported games on game consoles and mobile devices by the middle of 2016. This schedule is subject to change according to actual situation.
Adaptive QoS – Prioritize Your Game
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 anywhere in your home.
Free Up PC System ‘Resources' During Gameplay
Networking is only half the equation when it comes to game performance. 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.
Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home
Bandwidth for All
RT-AC5300 is the master of entertainment, with its ability to support multiple devices and multiple 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.
Unbeatable 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.
with AiRadar beamforming
without AiRadar beamforming
More Bands Means More Devices
Having an ASUS RT-AC5300 is like having three wireless routers in one. 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 lag-free online gaming, smooth 4K video streaming and uninterrupted file downloading on every device connected to your home network.
Tri-band Smart Connect – Automatically Chooses the Best Band Available for You
Tri-band Smart Connect intelligently assigns each device to best available band. This means you get better range and faster, more reliable connections consistently without the need to manually re-connect to the best band available.
Powerful Processor, Faster Transfers
RT-AC5300's top-of-the-line 1.4 GHz dual-core processor brings its computational capability to the next level. USB data transfers enjoy up to over 100 MB/s speed and the router download/upload speed (WAN-LAN throughput) up to 1800 Mbps5.
Multiple Capacity Wi-Fi with Revolutionary MU-MIMO Technology
MU-MIMO gives every compatible device6 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 to multiple MU-MIMO-compatible clients at each device's maximum speed simultaneously, unlike standard single-user MIMO where individual devices have to wait for sequential transmissions7.
Serve one device at a time
Serve multi-device at a time
AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Protected
ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ improves your online safety and security by combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls.
Monitor and Restrict Internet Activity for Any User
Advanced parental controls help you to prevent users from visiting inappropriate websites, for example keeping young children safe from viewing adult content. You can also restrict the times that each device or guest account can access the internet, by applying scheduled time limits.
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!
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 cables5. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.
*Device speeds vary according to Wi-Fi specifications and environmental factors.
ASUSWRT – Easily Control Your Network
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.
In your increasingly mobile-enabled life, having control over your network via an app is more important than ever. The new ASUS Router App is built from the ground-up to be both intuitive and robust, allowing you to setup your router, manage network traffic, diagnose connection issues and even update firmware, all without needing to boot up a PC.
Remember to always keep your device's firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features! Learn more about updating new firmware.
The free router edition supports one selectable device on your network at a time with GPN traffic limits, and includes WTFast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the advanced version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices with more GPN traffic and advanced features.
Windows is either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac OS® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.
The actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.
MU-MIMO-certified client(s) required.
MU-MIMO beta firmware will be available by the end of 2015.
* ASUS received the highest numerical score among wireless routers in the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report, based on 2,716 responses from 8 companies measuring satisfaction with wireless routers surveyed November-December 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
AC5300 ultimate AC performance:1000+2167+2167 Mbps
Very large homes
802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11n : up to 600 Mbps
802.11ac : up to 1734 Mbps
1024QAM (2.4GHz) : up to 1000 Mbps
1024QAM (5GHz) : up to2167 Mbps
External antenna x 8
2.4 GHz 4 x 4
5 GHz-1 4 x 4
5 GHz-2 4 x 4
128 MB Flash
512 MB RAM
Beamforming: standard-based and universal
1024-QAM high data rate
20/40/80 MHz bandwidth
2.4G Hz, 5 GHz-1, 5 GHz-2
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
Firewall & Access Control
Firewall：SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
Access control：Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log
WAN Connection Type
Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
USB 2.0 x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button
Link Aggregation MU-MIMO Airtime Fairness Smart Connect Traffic Analyzer Adaptive QoS AiProtection Parental Control Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz-1 x 3, 5 GHz-2 x 3 VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client Mac OS Backup Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image : Jpeg
- Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov AiCloud personal cloud service 3G/4G data sharing Printer Server
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management Dual WAN IPTV support Roaming Assist
Power x 1
WAN x 1
LAN x 1
Wireless x 2
WPS x 1
AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output : 19 V with max. 3.42 A current
245 x 245 x 65 ~ mm (WxDxH)
RT-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router
Quick Start Guide
Support CD (User manual & Utility software)
Wireless router mode
Access point mode
Actual data throughput will vary from network conditions and environmental factors.
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ASUS RT-AC5300 WIRELESS AC5300 TRI-BAND GIGABIT ROUTER