Wireless-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router 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. 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 MicroTM with triple-strength total network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection. Shop Modal header Close *Please keep your router's firmware updated for the best experience. Move your mouse to view 360° rotate RT-AC5300 instantly takes your wireless network to the next level. The latest NitroQAM™ technology boosts the Wi-Fi speeds for everyone and every device on your busy network. With the widest-ever Wi-Fi coverage, tri-band Smart Connect, enterprise-level link aggregation, revolutionary 8-client MU-MIMO plus total security, RT-AC5300 is as well-rounded as it is top-of-the-line. Watch the video Ultimate Gaming and 4K Streaming Everywhere Entertainment in Your Smart Home AiProtection, Your Digital Playground is Safe Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center ASUSWRT, Easily Control Your Network 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 30%-60% Avg. ping variation 70%-90% Avg. packet loss 70%-90% See how WTFast® works Congested traffic slows down data speed and gameplay Optimize Internet connection and speed in online games See how WTFast® works Cross-Platform Compatibility 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. *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 entertaining, able to support as many devices as people you invite over and can even maintain multiple simultaneous 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. RT-AC5300 with AiRadar beamforming Other Routers 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. Airtime Fairness – Streamline Your Wi-Fi Older devices slow down your network, and if connected to a standard Wi-Fi router, your Wi-Fi connection is limited to the speed of the slowest device on your network. With Airtime Fairness, your fast devices transmit at the highest speed. Airtime Fairness technology on the RT-AC5300 improves the speed of fast devices by up to 65%5 in a multi-device household network by simply adjusting the communication time fairly. Airtime Fairness – Streamline Your Wi-Fi Older devices slow down your network, and if connected to a standard Wi-Fi router, your Wi-Fi connection is limited to the speed of the slowest device on your network. With Airtime Fairness, your fast devices transmit at the highest speed. Airtime Fairness technology on the RT-AC5300 improves the speed of fast devices by up to 65%5 in a multi-device household network by simply adjusting the communication time fairly. 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. 8X 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 up to 8 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. Single-user MIMO Serve one device at a time Multi-user MIMO Serve multi-device at a time AiProtection – Your Digital Playground is Safe ASUS AiProtection powered by Trend Micro™ ensures your online experience is safe and secure. By combining automatic vulnerability detection, malicious site blocking and parental controls, AiProtection keeps everyone safe and sound. 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. Learn more about ASUS AiProtection Your Digital Home Hub and Network Center Extensive Connectivity Options 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. Check out more exciting features Control Your Network Anywhere ASUS Router App 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. Download ASUS Router Easy Router Setup Real-Time Traffic Monitoring One-click Game Boost Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing Clever Network Diagnosis Handy Firmware Update Control Your Network Anywhere ASUS Router App 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. Easy Router Setup Real-Time Traffic Monitoring One-click Game Boost Effortless Guest Wi-Fi Sharing Clever Network Diagnosis Handy Firmware Update Download ASUS Router Discover more wireless AC solutions Disclaimers: 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.