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
First : Link Aggregation (LANport1+2 ~2Gbps) / Built-in WTFast Gaming Accelerator
Unboxing & initial review :
Thanks and appreciate ASUS Malaysia which they passed both the AC88U & AC5300 devices to me around December'2015
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
Product information & reference:
- CNet Review 4.5/5 ~Excellent
- SmallNetBuilder Review
By far this is the biggest and heaviest router I've seem up to now
No fancy design here, just muscular bulky squarish design outlook, looks more like a mini PC to me
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).
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 No-IP.com)
- 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 )
Next, wireless performance testings as follows ...
Wireless test - Laptops/PC/Mobile devices
Wireless test - Media Bridge