ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router @ Amazon £265.99
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ASUS RT-AC5300 Tri-Band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router @ Amazon £265.99

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Found 26th Nov
Lowest this router has ever been. I appreciate its a huge price for a router but if you are a huge gamer and stream a lot of 4k content on several devices then this could be for you.

  • 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
  • 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
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1 available for under £200 in the warehouse.

Enjoy
Dazz

29 Comments

Or get a gigabit cable...

"5334 Mbps for low latency online gaming"

Yeah as my 300MB Virgin, or if I could get it 1000MB UFO will struggle.........

Heated for the shear beauty of the device though

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paulkerr3 m ago

https://www.gearbest.com/wireless-routers/pp_326779.html?vip=2984373&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvbWf0Yzd1wIVr7_tCh3DuQk8EAAYASAAEgJnQPD_BwE£236.87 gearbest


probably get import duties on that though.

purchased back in july, its never let me down have some heat. The warehouses a steal at under £200

Should have called it the Asus Spider

Asus 86AC potentially murders this apparently. And that's about £200...

complete overkill, as Smallnetbuilder continues to tell people, these numbers are designed to part those not in the know with their money

in all the test he does the Netgear R or D7800 is the best bang for your money. This Asus router comes second, but at way more price. not saying this is a bad router, far from it....just don't believe the hype

in fact the overall best router for money and performance is still the Netgear R7000, and it has been like that for years.
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 26th Nov

paulkerr5 m ago

ehh , no it doesn't


According to Merlin it does....

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Aeschylus3 m ago

complete overkill, as Smallnetbuilder continues to tell people, these …complete overkill, as Smallnetbuilder continues to tell people, these numbers are designed to part those not in the know with their moneyin all the test he does the Netgear R or D7800 is the best bang for your money. This Asus router comes second, but at way more price. not saying this is a bad router, far from it....just don't believe the hypein fact the overall best router for money and performance is still the Netgear R7000, and it has been like that for years.


is there some good custom firmwares for the r7000?

moneybanks143 m ago

is there some good custom firmwares for the r7000?




Yeah, there are several, depends on what you are looking for really in your FW, but I would recommend the D7800, not only can you ditch the openreach box as it has a on board modem, it is rock solid
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 26th Nov

Aeschylus25 m ago

Yeah, there are several, depends on what you are looking for really in …Yeah, there are several, depends on what you are looking for really in your FW, but I would recommend the D7800, not only can you ditch the openreach box as it has a on board modem, it is rock solid


D7800 isn't respected from my understanding and reading.
R7800 is a legend like the R7000 before it.

I reckon you could fit some more antenna on there

But seriously isn't the new mesh routers not better I am sure they are a similar price

amazon.co.uk/NET…24e

robo9891 h, 5 m ago

D7800 isn't respected from my understanding and reading.R7800 is a legend …D7800 isn't respected from my understanding and reading.R7800 is a legend like the R7000 before it.


Same router....just the Americans did not get that model so it never gets spoken about. They are identical, except one has a modem one does not

The.Crew.Designs49 m ago

I reckon you could fit some more antenna on there But seriously isn't the …I reckon you could fit some more antenna on there But seriously isn't the new mesh routers not better I am sure they are a similar price https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-System-Coverage-Network-Satellite/dp/B01KVRRSNI?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAJYIKMNDIWUXSWCVA&tag=pcmaguk-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01KVRRSNI&ascsubtag=6f84bb1f-3107-4e36-be98-1fb3f6ab524e


Yes....most people agree Mesh is the future, and the Netgear Orbi is just stunnin
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 26th Nov

Aeschylus3 m ago

Same router....just the Americans did not get that model so it never gets …Same router....just the Americans did not get that model so it never gets spoken about. They are identical, except one has a modem one does not


Not identical.
Totally different actually on the component level.
Different cpu, different radio, different chipset.
Hence no decent custom firmware for the D model.

Don't mean to sound condescnding I remember you from a few posts on avforums years ago but on this one....

I go for this to futureproof

Expensive over spec'ed tat.

abaxas2 m ago

Expensive over spec'ed tat.


This.

robo9898 h, 48 m ago

Not identical.Totally different actually on the component level.Different …Not identical.Totally different actually on the component level.Different cpu, different radio, different chipset.Hence no decent custom firmware for the D model.Don't mean to sound condescnding I remember you from a few posts on avforums years ago but on this one....



Seems you are right, slightly faster processor....1.7 vs 1.5 and it would seem the main difference is the mu-MIMO capability on the R... and interestingly smallnetbuilders do not even test that functionality anymore as no one uses it.

but obviously each to their own, and tbh we should all be going mesh anyway
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 27th Nov

letterboxfortom7 h, 21 m ago

I go for this to futureproof




NO, router technology moves very fast, in 6 months this will be old technology

Famousrouse11 h, 13 m ago

purchased back in july, its never let me down have some heat. The …purchased back in july, its never let me down have some heat. The warehouses a steal at under £200


i picked it up in a used - like new condition... but looked like someone has played football with it.

Snake oil, no such thing as a gaming router. Besides, it's fugly.

AndrewHu42 m ago

Snake oil, no such thing as a gaming router. Besides, it's fugly.


The idea is it priorities gaming traffic, but you are right, it cods wallop

Absolute overkill for most folks I would suspect, but an impressive bit of kit - if a little pricey. I can see folks that gather about half a dozen machines in one place for mini LAN events going for this - assuming they can only connect via WiFi.

Can't beat a combo of .ac WiFi, hard-wired and decent Powerlines - no bother with 4K streaming or gaming

AFAIK The D7800 is limited to the Netgear firmware only and the R7800 that I still have can use two variations of the DD-WRT firmware.

But the RT-AC86U that I have recently bought is supported by Merlin and performs great as a VPN client. I much prefer the UI of the Asus router over that of DD-WRT. Setting up policy based routing etc is so much easier.

From the very little I have understood the AC5300 hasn't been that well supported of late with firmware updates and not supported at all by Merlin, if that is important to you.

aceshigh22 h, 39 m ago

Should have called it the Asus Spider


Looks more like a dead spider or one pretending to be

Did anyone else get this router and have 5g-2 die after a couple of days? And when I say die it means it’s not longer broadcasting, the config page will not contain a wireless Mac
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