Looking more like a device of torture than a piece of networking hardware, the ASUS RT-AC5300 certainly looks imposing. Thankfully it has the specification to back up its swagger:
- 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.
- 4×4 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 MU-MIMO technology.
- AiProtection with Trend MicroTM with triple-strength total network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection.
Could this be the ultimate enthusiast router? It may be time for me to upgrade my trusty ASUS RT-N66U to this spiky badboy.
The ASUS RT-AC5300 is currently reduced from £399.99 to £309.99 on Amazon.co.uk, it’s still a significant amount of money for something that just chugs away in the background, but every connected device in your home would probably benefit from it’s features: