I would like to think that we place very little value on certain hardware where their design is concerned – as long as the thing works, it should be all right. The router is one such unloved piece of hardware, although it is a very important cog in the home. Most routers would arrive in a boring, rectangular form factor, but I guess that the folks over at Asus intends to change the way things work by revolutionizing the way routers look in the form of the Asus RT-AC5300. In fact, the form factor alone is sure to turn heads, as folks might think that it hails from the future, but apart from looking fast, it is also fast – in fact, Asus is bold enough to declare it to be the world’s fastest Wi-Fi router.
The Asus RT-AC5300 happens to be an innovative AC5300-class tri-band wireless router which will offer the world’s fastest Wi-Fi thanks to the inclusion of the Broadcom NitroQAM RT-AC5300, it can offer up to 1000Mbit/s on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2167Mbit/s on each of the two 5GHz bands, and when their “powers” are combined, for a grand total of up to 5334Mbit/s. This would ensure users get to enjoy a low-latency gaming experience as well as ultra-fast 4K/UHD video streaming, regardless of where they are at home.
Not only that, there will be eight powerful external antennas located in a four-transmit, four-receive (4T4R) configuration, and both Wi-Fi range and signal stability are dramatically improved, giving our widest-ever coverage up to 500 square meters. AiRadar beamforming will help to focus the Wi-Fi signal, delivering faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi performance for each device.
Not only that, AiProtection with Trend Micro security will also provide three-pronged state-of-the-art home network protection, while AiCloud 2.0 happens to be a personal cloud storage service that enables users to access, share and stream their files from anywhere. Pricing details for the Asus RT-AC5300 has yet to be determined.