Enjoy speedy Internet browsing and gaming with this Asus tri-band gigabit router. A built-in game accelerator enhances gameplay by minimizing game packet loss and lowering ping time. Transmission speeds of 2 Gbps provide quick access speeds. This Asus tri-band gigabit router features advanced privacy and parental controls, including account time limits and schedules that encourage safe browsing.
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Great wifi coverage and strength!
Posted by: Braditude from: on
I am a PC gamer that never really cuts costs when it comes to technology in my house. I recently switched to an ISP that would let you use your own router since their gateway was trash and hardly covered the west side of my house. I knew this was the best product ASUS made right now, so I wanted to give it a shot to meet my needs. I unboxed it on 3/23/16 and it has met my needs and then some. I have about an 1800 sq foot house currently and I have not found a dead zone yet, and I did not even center the router in the main part of the house. I have it isolated in my office and it covers the bed room on the opposite side of the house just fine. I have been using Wifi Analyzer on Android to measure the signal and have not had any issues yet.
The price tag may turn some people off which is fair, it is a hefty price, but for me I just couldn't risk spending less and getting less performance. In my experience you will not get minimal performance with this router.
36 out of 44 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ligflipper from: on
Switched from cable to U-Verse and lost my ethernet connection to my bridge because AT&T needed to have both twisted pairs of my phone line to get their designated U-verse speed. (I was using the unused pair to ethernet connect to a phone jack in the bedroom and this connected to a bridge to provide WiFi to my whole house.) With no bridge capability, I tried to buy a great router to cover the whole house. The ASUS 5300 provides this service but does not cover the basement as well as I had with cable and a bridge. So, even though this router is working, it has only provided minor improvements to the situation I already had with AT&T and is worse than what I had with cable and a bridge. Super mega speeds don't apply since I'm only getting 46Mbps from AT&T. Also, upstairs WIFI connections seem slow at times and I'm not sure if its AT&T, the router, or the website. (Isn't tech fun?)
0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Best in class AC5300 router
Posted by: afernando1 from: on
I've read many reviews and compared the technical data between Netgear R8500, Linksys EA9500 and this Asus. I tried the Netgear and Linksys but ended up exchanging both. This Asus has the best overall build quality and custom features. If you don't want to spend the extra $ and don't care about custom firmware or advanced features then I would recommend getting the Netgear or Linksys EA9500. I wanted to like the Linksys model but it had poor design and lack of firmware features/custom firmware. I've been using Asus products for a long time (motherboards, videocards, networking) and SOMETIMES Asus quality is hit or miss. Of the reviews on Newegg, 50% of people got defective units or had issues. This Asus router has the BEST signal, and after trying the Netgear and Linksys, it definitely has better signal. I'm getting 350 mbps down on my desktop with an Asus PCE-AC68 AC1900 network card.
4 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Lives up to hype. #1 router for gaming
Posted by: BlackMage from: on
This router was just released and it is incredible. It's giving wireless speed stronger than my friends direct connected Internet on our Xbox Ones, and we both have Comcast blast! Giving me 180 Mbps directly and 179 wirelessly. Asus really found the diamond in the rough this go 'round! Perfect for any user. Especially for gaming!
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
A bit overpriced for performance
Posted by: Ghostchele from: on
I had a few dead spots in the corners of my house, so I decided to shell out the $400 and replace my 1 1/2 year old Netgear X6 (which was a superb router)... 1st received Asus AC5300 had a busted antenna, so it took forever for me to get it replaced (have your order deliver to your house of you buy it from Besbuy.com, cause router is not available in stores, therefore it is a complete hassle to have it repaired/replaced if you order on line and pick it up at store. Don't make the same mistake I made)... The Router has an awesome look and its massive in size. It looks like something out of StarWars, and although it's missing the extra 2 LAN connections that the Netgear X8 (comparable competition model) has, the Asus makes it up in performance. Coverage is exceptional and best of all, Asus has a much better software than all of the competition combined... A nice software feature is the ability of the Asus to combine all the 3 bands (2.4Ghz, 5.0Ghz A and 5.0Ghz B) all in one, giving users only 1 Wifi to connect to, and the Asus router's hardware/software does a perfect job in placing the connected devices on the perfect band, depending on type and distance of any given device. It works like a champ... On other routers, you would have to choose on either 2.4 'or' 5.0 bands, not allowing you to take advantage of the benefits of each band, like the Asus software does. It makes a huge difference in the traffic of your network.... The Asus also has a decent APP, that lets you do pretty much everything, from blocking users, to give time limit to other users or guests, and even have the capability to shut off router altogether (awesome for those with kids and Internet time management)... The only reason I gave it 4 stars, was the price. I feel that my old Netgear X6 router, would give this new Asus a run for its money, and are very close in speed and coverage, and being almost $150 less, I think I would have stayed with my old Netgear X6... Just for the price... If you have the cash, and want top end Wifi performance, this Asus is hands down the best your money can buy!
9 out of 10 found this review helpful.
100% Junk - Stay Away
Posted by: ITProfessional from: on
I purchased and received my router yesterday, the 29th of June, set it up with just the basic settings, and in less that 24 hours, the entire router has become unusable. Literally, it will run for about 5 minutes every once in a while, and then the LAN switch and wireless completely stops working and the entire unit locks up. Firmware updates, restores, factory resets - non of it works. It is quite literally a brick. For $400 I expect perfection from ASUS, not a complete piece of garbage.
I have already set up a replacement unit to be shipped. Unfortunately, unlike Amazon - I will be waiting for a week to get the new unit. I have been a very staunch ASUS supporter for a very long time and I have to say that this is the worst piece of equipment I have every purchased. I may have to dump ASUS altogether... Additionally, while Best Buys customer support was "nice", having to wait for a week for a replacement for a defective $400 router is unacceptable. Especially since I make my living fro home. Will be ordering from other places like NewEgg or Amazon from now on.
6 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Poor Service from Asus
Posted by: Juventuss from: on
I bought this router to replace a Netgear N750 router I had. The set up was great and the UI is next to none in terms of functionality and features. However, Asus' latest firmware is defective and continues to cause the router to disconnect from the Internet. I had to reboot it everytime to get it working again. The device would start up fast and within 3-6 hours, it would start slowing down till it was downright useless.
I exchanged the router thinking it was a defective unit. The replacement had the same exact issue. I searched Asus support forum and noticed that others are having the same issue with this router. I ended up returning it and getting a Netgear X8 and that has been solid thus far.
Real shame though. The ASUS UI was awesome but the device suffers from bad firmware.
5 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Best Router period
Posted by: Nick from: on
The wifi range is best I've ever had. Waiting to find the right deal on a better router and then I think lag will finally be nonexistent in my home :-)
2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
High hopes, but failed
Posted by: Bago from: on
Powerful router with lots of features. Very customizable. Reasonable range but I expected more. After a month the 2.4 GHz radio started to drop randomly. Unreliable.
1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Best Router I've had so far
Posted by: cordar2016 from: on
The Asus AC5300 has been nothing but extraordinary for the last 10-11 months. I can get nearly full speed (85-90%) anywhere in my house first floor or second, as well as coverage for the front and back yard. The only downside I have found is that my current internet plan tops out at 300/30. Even with this I am consistently hitting over 260 down, and always over 24 up.