ASUS RT-AC5300 (HW Ver: R1.31) Tri-Band AC5300

MIMO 4x4 + NitroQAM : 1 x 2.4GHz ~1000Mbps / 2 x 5GHz ~4200Mbps
Broadcom BCM4709C0 2Cores CPU @1.4GHz, 128/512MB Flash/RAM size surprised
First : Link Aggregation (LANport1+2 ~2Gbps) / Built-in WTFast Gaming Accelerator cool

Unboxing & initial review :

Thanks and appreciate ASUS Malaysia which they passed both the AC88U & AC5300 devices to me around December'2015 tongue-out
I was busy with my work, also wanted to wait for a more stable FW, thus caused the delay in my review ...
Anyway, here you go my review as follows smile

Product Photo


Product information & reference:

By far this is the biggest and heaviest router I've seem up to now surprised
No fancy design here, just muscular bulky squarish design outlook, looks more like a mini PC to me wink

It uses same CPU like the AC88U, but only 4 LANports compare to the AC88U which has 8 LANports.  Apart from those "geng" hardware spec, like the AC88U, the AC5300 still capable of binding both LANport1+2 LAG to hit around 2Gbps LAN throughput mark. In addition, being serious about making really good router for online gaming, this device also has built-in WTFast Gaming accelerator feature (current beta available for some PC games only). cool

Setup my UniFi-Home, power-up the device:

As usual, everything work out of the box nicely, tested the following :

  • PPPoE @Vlan.500
  • IPTV (LANport4) @Vlan.600
  • IPv6 (Native PPP)
  • DDNS (I use
  • LAG on LANport1+2 (tested on HP N54L with XPEnology~DSM5.2 see YouTube video above)
  • WTFast (manage to create & login WTFast account in the device, however I play XboxOne so far seem no XboxOne games support ...)

I didn't want to setup any QoS, just let the NAT run auto with CTF enabled.  XboxOne online gaming (Rainbow Six Siege & Division) runs slightly better ping and response, feel not so lag.
(Anyway, connect and playing most online gaming in Malaysia is really suffering due to our ISPs terrible routing issue yell)

Next, wireless performance testings as follows ...

Wireless test - Laptops/PC/Mobile devices


Wireless test - Media Bridge