Thursday, September 3, 2015

AC5300 Router from ASUS

ASUS made a bunch of announcements at the 2015 IFA show in Berlin, Germany.  One of them caught my eye...mostly because I'm looking for a new wireless router for home use.

At the time of this writing, the RT-AC5300 isn't listed on the ASUS website, but look at it...just look at it.  Who wouldn't want this thing in their geek den?

The details below are from the ASUS press mention of pricing or availability...follow the source link at the bottom for info about their other announcements.

RT-AC5300: The world’s fastest Wi-Fi router  
RT-AC5300 is an innovative AC5300-class tri-band wireless router that delivers the world’s fastest Wi-Fi — with Broadcom® NitroQAM™ RT-AC5300 delivers up to 1000Mbit/s on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2167Mbit/s on each of the two 5GHz bands, for a combined total of up to 5334Mbit/s. This gives users a low-latency gaming experience and ultra-fast 4K/UHD video streaming anywhere in the home. 
With eight powerful external antennas in a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) configuration, both Wi-Fi range and signal stability are dramatically improved, giving our widest-ever coverage up to 500 square meters. AiRadar beamforming focuses the Wi-Fi signal, giving faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi performance for each device. 
RT-AC5300 incorporates many advanced technologies to enhance performance, ease of use and stability. Tri-Band Smart Connect ensures that each device is assigned automatically to the most appropriate band for maximum speed and stability. Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) enables multiple devices to connect at their maximum speeds without slowing down the network, and Link Aggregation (802.11ad) can combine two LAN ports into one superfast 2Gbit/s wired connection using two network cables. 
AiProtection with Trend Micro™ security provides three-pronged state-of-the-art home network protection, and AiCloud 2.0 is a personal cloud storage service that lets users access, share and stream their files from anywhere.

Source: [ASUS]