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ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri Band Wireless-AC Gigabit Router

Web ID: 17365

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 devices 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. 8X capacity Wi-Fi with revolutionary MU-MIMO technology
Manufacturer PN: RT-AC5300
Warranty: 3 Year
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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.



  • 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.


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 , so users can enjoy the results on virtually every competitive multi-player online game — at no extra cost1! 

  • Avg. ping time


  • Avg. ping variation


  • Avg. packet loss


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.

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.

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.


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 cables9. With Link Aggregation enabled on your NAS, clients can unlock unprecedented transfer speeds.

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.

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  • RT-AC5300 owners get the basic WTFast® solution free. The free version is limited to accelerating one device at a time, and includes WTFast® technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the premium version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices.
  • 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.
  • WTFast will support consoles and mobile devices by 2016 Q2.
  • Device speeds vary according to Wi-Fi specifications and environmental factors.
  • Network Standard

    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IPv4, IPv6

  • Product Segment

    AC5300 ultimate AC performance:1000+2167+2167 Mbps

  • Coverage

    Very large homes

  • Data Rate

    802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11n : up to 600 Mbps
    802.11ac : up to 1734 Mbps
    1024QAM (2.4GHz) : up to 1000 Mbps
    1024QAM (5GHz) : up to2167 Mbps

  • Antenna

    External antenna x 8

  • Transmit/Receive

    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 4 x 4
    5 GHz-1 4 x 4
    5 GHz-2 4 x 4

  • Memory

    128 MB Flash
    512 MB RAM

  • Wi-Fi Technology

    Beamforming: standard-based and universal
    1024-QAM high data rate
    20/40/80 MHz bandwidth

  • Operating Frequency

    2.4G Hz, 5 GHz-1, 5 GHz-2

  • Encryption

    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , Radius with 802.1x, WPS support

  • Firewall & Access Control

    Firewall:SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection 
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter

  • Management

    UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, SNMP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, System Event Log

  • WAN Connection Type

    Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP

  • Ports

    RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1

  • Button

    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button

  • Features

    Link Aggregation
    Airtime Fairness
    Smart Connect
    Traffic Analyzer
    Adaptive QoS
    Parental Control
    Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz-1 x 3, 5 GHz-2 x 3
    VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
    Mac OS Backup
    Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
    - Image : Jpeg
    - Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
    - Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov 
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    3G/4G data sharing
    Printer Server
    - Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    - LPR protocol support
    Download Master
    - Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
    - Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
    - Upload and download bandwidth control
    - Download scheduling
    AiDisk file server
    - Samba and FTP server with account management
    Dual WAN
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist

  • LED Indicator

    Power x 1
    WAN x 1
    LAN x 1
    Wireless x 2
    WPS x 1

  • Power Supply

    AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output : 19 V with max. 3.42 A current

  • Dimensions

    245 x 245 x 65 ~ mm (WxDxH)

  • Weight

    1814 g

  • Color


  • Package Content

    RT-AC5300 Tri-band Gigabit Router
    RJ-45 Cable
    Power Adapter
    Quick Start Guide
    Warranty Card
    Support CD (User manual & Utility software)

  • Operation mode

    Wireless router mode
    Access point mode