Nov 13, 2015 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Announces RT-AC5300

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It would be mighty bold to declare the ASUS RT-AC5300 router as the fastest, smoothest for online gaming, and unrivaled in terms of multi-device performance and coverage. Yes, bold statements indeed. However, let's first look at the technologies involved to make it possible, and why you need one.  Alternatively, you could just take our word for it and go overkill anyway just because you can, you want the best, or simply because you're way overdue for a router upgrade so you need one pronto.  Alright, no need to be overzealous. At least take a look a few key points before running off to get one.

ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router_side

Many homes now consist of a couple of PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, set-top boxes and consoles, that's already at least ten reasons why you need a really good router, to make sure everyone can get fast access from every part of the house - at the same time. RT-AC5300 isn't just fast; it claims the title of being the fastest, by using Broadcom NitroQAM technology to boost maximum Wi-Fi speeds on two 5GHz and one 2.4GHz frequency band (tri-band) by up to 25% (each 5GHz speeds from 1734Mbit/s to 2167Mbit/s, and 2.4GHz speeds from 800Mbit/s to 1000Mbit/s). Tri-band (two 5GHz, one 2.4GHz) design for unrivaled multi-device performance with intelligent auto-switching between bands - check.

This gives RT-AC5300 a combined total data speed of up to a world-leading throughput of 5334Mbit/s (five times the bandwidth of a wired Gigabit ethernet connection)!  Fastest wireless router for 4K streaming, gaming and file-sharing - check.  

This 802.11ac wireless router has eight detachable dual-band antennas, configured in a 4×4 (four-transmit, four-receive) MIMO array. Exclusive ASUS AiRadar uses universal beamforming technology to focus the wireless signal towards devices for faster connections with greater stability and range. Incredible coverage - check.

ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router_rear

Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any better, ASUS RT-AC5300 is the world’s first router with a built-in gaming accelerator powered by the Gamers Private Network (GPN) from WTFast for the ultimate low-ping gaming experience. GPN can reduce average game ping times by 30-60%, lower average speed deviations by 70-90%, and cut bad router hops by 70-90%, virtually all competitive multi-player online games are supported. The gaming accelerator is integrated into the ASUSWRT graphical user interface (GUI) so it requires no system resources on your gaming devices, regardless of manufacturer or operating system (OS).  Traditionally, you only had control over the speed of your personal network, this is all about to change. Best for online gaming performance - check.

There are 4 Gigabit LAN ports, a USB 3 and a USB 2 port. There’s support for 802.3ad Link Aggregation, which allows two Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to be combined into a super-fast 2Gbit/s wired connection for professional-grade network switches or network-attached storage (NAS). 

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Press Release

ASUS Announces RT-AC5300

World’s fastest tri-band Wi-Fi router is the ultimate choice for enthusiasts and gamers, with

NitroQAM for AC5300-class speeds and a built-in game accelerator



  • World’s fastest Wi-Fi: AC5300-class tri-band design with Broadcom NitroQAM to boost maximum combined speeds up to 5334Mbit/s
  • Unrivaled multi-device performance and coverage: 4x4 MIMO antenna array for outstanding multi-device performance and unbeatable wide coverage
  • Smoothest online gaming: Built-in game accelerator greatly reduces ping and latency for virtually all competitive multi-player online games
  • More bands for more devices: Tri-band Wi-Fi and Smart Connect allow more devices to connect faster and smoother


Taipei, Taiwan (12th November, 2015) — ASUS today announced RT-AC5300, an ultra-high-performance AC5300-class tri-band wireless router, with Broadcom® NitroQAM™ technology that delivers the world’s fastest combined Wi-Fi data rates of up to 5334Mbit/s1.

Designed as the ultimate state-of-the-art router for enthusiasts and gamers, the futuristically-styled RT-AC5300 uses a 4x4 (4-transmit, 4-receive) MIMO antenna array on all three bands. Combined with AiRadar universal beamforming and Tri-Band Smart Connect, RT-AC5300 provides outstanding multi-device performance, with super-wide coverage.

For the smoothest-ever online gaming, RT-AC5300 includes an exclusive built-in game accelerator powered by Gamers Private Network® (GPN®) from WTFast®, which significantly reduces ping times and latency for an unrivaled experience in virtually all competitive multi-player online games.

The stunning better-than-wired speeds of RT-AC5300 will be a boon to any gamer needing the freedom and convenience of Wi-Fi, with the reliability and performance normally associated with a wired network.


The world’s fastest Wi-Fi speeds, delivered to more devices!

Increasingly, the available wireless bandwidth in a household has to be shared between a large number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and smart home devices. To provide additional bandwidth for these multi-device households, RT-AC5300 uses a tri-band AC5300-class design, with two independent 5GHz frequency bands and one 2.4GHz frequency band.

Broadcom NitroQAM technology boosts the maximum speed of each 5GHz frequency band from the standard 1734Mbit/s to a blistering 2167Mbit/s, and on the 2.4GHz frequency band speeds are increased speeds from 800Mbit/s to 1000Mbit/s for a world-leading combined throughput of 5334Mbit/s — over five times (5X) the bandwidth of a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection. This extreme bandwidth means that the advanced RT-AC5300 provides users with more than enough capacity to deliver low-latency online gaming, smooth streaming of 4K/UHD videos and ultra-fast file sharing to all connected devices.


Enhanced coverage, for every device, everywhere!

For outstanding multi-floor and multi-room coverage, ASUS RT-AC5300 uses eight detachable dual-band external antennas in a 4x4 MIMO array, with ASUS AiRadar universal beamforming providing unrivaled multi-device performance and wireless signal coverage. AiRadar focuses the Wi-Fi signal on a device to improve performance, stability and range.


Built-in game accelerator for smooth, fast online gaming

ASUS RT-AC5300 includes an exclusive built-in client and a free subscription to WTFast that gives users the very best online gaming experience — at no extra cost!2 WTFast uses GPN, a dedicated global private network, which automatically gives users the lowest ping times and reduced latency — critical network parameters in online games — for smooth, uninterrupted gameplay.

GPN can reduce average game ping times by 30-60%, lower average speed deviations by 70-90%, and cut bad router hops by 70-90%. By routing gaming data packets automatically via the most efficient internet route, packet loss is reduced, ensuring a responsive and frustration-free gaming experience. GPN supports virtually all competitive multi-player online games, and has optimized settings for many of the most popular titles.

The game accelerator is integrated into RT-AC88U’s easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface, so it consumes no system resources on the game device. This also means that the benefits can be experienced on any gaming platform — including Windows, Mac OS, Linux and game consoles — regardless of the manufacturer or operating system.


Advanced technologies for enhanced speed, reliability and ease of use

ASUS RT-AC5300 features many state-of-the-art technologies to enhance performance and improve stability even on the busiest networks.

Tri-Band Smart Connect technology intelligently selects the optimum frequency band for each device, based on the device’s speed, its signal strength, and how busy each band is. This means users never have to decide which band to use, as RT-AC5300 does it all automatically. The result is better range and faster, more reliable connections — all the time!

For advanced users, Link Aggregation (802.3ad) support provides a way of combining two of the Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports into a single ultra-fast 2Gbit/s wired connection (using two network cables).[3] This feature, normally only found on professional-grade network switches, will be of particular interest to users with high-speed network-attached storage (NAS) devices, which increasingly offer 802.3ad support. This means that users can fully exploit the capabilities of the latest NAS devices, for fast device backups and file sharing.



Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.






Concurrent tri-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz


802.11ac (5GHz):  up to 1734Mbit/s


1024QAM (5GHz):  up to 2167Mbit/s


802.11n : up to 800Mbit/s


1024QAM (2.4GHz): up to 1000Mbit/s


1 x 10/100/1000Mbit/s WAN


4 x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet LAN (1 user-configurable as second WAN port)


1 x USB 3.0


1 x USB 2.0


8 x external detachable antennas (4x4 MIMO)


ASUSWRT web-based admin console





About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

1 NitroQAM requires a compatible client device

2 RT-AC5300 owners get the basic WTFast solution free, without advertising. This version includes WTFast technical support, and is limited to accelerating one device at a time. For simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices, users must purchase a premium account.

[3] Requires client device with two network ports and 802.3ad Link Aggregation support

[4] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at

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