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Equipped with 4x4 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology backed by ASUS-exclusive AiProtection powered by Trend Micro.

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Equipped with the latest 4x4 802.11ac MU-MIMO technology backed by ASUS-exclusive AiProtection powered by Trend Micro, the tri-band RT-AC5300 delivers speed you crave and security you need. The combined data rate of 5334 Mbps with whole-home extended coverage and tri-band Smart Connect ensure fast, stable connectivity for all your Wi-Fi devices.

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Features

  • Tri-band (dual 5 GHz, single 2.4 GHz) with the latest 802.11ac 4x4 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
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Style Options

  • Router Only
  • Router and Hard Drive Bundle
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Revolutionary Hardware

Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor backed by 512 MB of memory, the RT-AC5300 has plenty of horsepower to efficiently balance its tri-band 2.4 & dual 5 GHz networks, 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports with 2 Gbps link aggregation capability and USB 3.0 & 2.0 storage/networking functionality.

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Built-in Game Acceleration

The path gaming packets take once they leave your network affects ping time and stability. Inefficient hops lead to inconsistent ping and packet loss. The RT-AC5300 features a built-in WTFast client to access the GPN: a private network of route-optimized servers to ensure consistently low ping times.

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AiProtection Powered by Trend Micro

Just as wireless technology has evolved, online threats have similarly evolved. AiProtection provides multi-stage protection against these threats. From vulnerability protection and malicious site blocking to preventing already-infected devices from transmitting personal data, AiProtection keeps your digital playground safe and sound.

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Farther Coverage

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) antenna design, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability improve dramatically, able to reach even the farthest stretches of your home. AiRadar beamforming further focuses Wi-Fi signal on your devices, making your Wi-Fi faster, clearer and stronger.

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Tri-band Smart Connect

Devices on your network have varying bandwidth needs and often move throughout the home. Smart Connect manages the traffic assigned to the 2.4 and dual 5 GHz bands on-the-fly, intelligently moving devices from one band to another based on speed, load and signal strength, ensuring that every device enjoys optimized bandwidth and coverage.

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MU-MIMO Ready

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, MU-MIMO-compatible clients will connect at each client’s respective maximum speed simultaneously.

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ASUSWRT User Interface

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.

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What's Inside the Box

  • RT-5300 Tri-band AC5300 Gigabit Router
  • 8 external detachable antennas
  • RJ-45 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
  • Support CD (user manual and utility)
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How big of a force field does this thing produce or does it just make time travel possible?

    It produces a force field of about 1.21 gigawatts. Time travel is also possible with this router, but you have to mount it in your car and reach 88.8mph. Please note- the Delorian car mount is sold separately.

  • How does this compare with the Nighthawk X8?

    The biggest differences is that this router has better coverage on it and has detachable and interchangeable antennas to balance a house out better.

  • How many SSID's can this router broadcast?

    There are 3 Primary channels, 1 for 2.4GHz and 2 for 5GHz. Each has its' own SSID out of the box.

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