ASUS ROG Rapture Wireless AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router (GT-AC5300)

  • Model #: GT-AC5300
  • Web Code: 11278116
$449.99
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Sale Ends: January 24, 2019
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

Experience the revelation of a network optimized for gaming with the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 router. With 3 bands, you can dedicate one of the two 5GHz bands to gaming, while 8 LAN ports include 2 ports specifically for your gaming devices. Access the ROG-themed dashboard and take control of your device and connection preferences.

More Information

  • Lightning-fast Wi-Fi router with a combined tri-band data rate of 5334 Mbps delivers seamless online gaming (including VR gaming), smooth 4K streaming, and speedy file sharing
  • Eight large antennas with the latest 802.11ac 4x4 MU-MIMO technology support two 5 GHz and one 2.4 GHz bands
  • RangeBoost technology powerfully enhances your coverage while also significantly improving long-range throughput
  • Powerful 1.8GHz quad-core processor possesses enough muscle to maximize the WAN/LAN throughput for online gaming, supercharge USB data transfers, and even power your team's LAN party
  • Eight gigabit LAN ports include 2 dedicated gaming ports, while two USB 3.0 ports give you high-speed access to files on USB storage
  • VPN Fusion lets you to run a VPN and ordinary internet connection simultaneously to maximize your connection speed to gaming servers (available via firmware update)
  • Game IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) provides multi-stage protection for your gaming network from external attacks and threats, and stamps them out before they can get a foothold
  • ROG Game Dashboard gives you access to the WTFast Gamers Private Network (GPN) that automatically performs route optimization and chooses the best route for game packets to deliver lower ping time and minimal packet loss when playing multi-player online games

What's in the Box?

  • GT-AC5300 Extreme Gaming Router
  • RJ-45 Cable Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
    802.11Ac
  • Wireless Speed
    AC5300
  • Number of Bands
    3
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4G; 5GHz-band 1; 5GHz-band 2
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    2.4G - 600 Mbps; 5GHz-band 1 - 2167 Mbps; 5GHz-band 2 - 2167 Mbps
  • Maximum Data Rate - Total
    5300 Mbps
  • Beamforming
    Yes
  • MU-MIMO
    Yes
  • Wired Networking Features
  • Ethernet Speed
    10/100/1000
  • WAN Ports
    1
  • LAN Ports
    8
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
    Yes
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
    Yes
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
    Black
  • Width
    24.5 cm
  • Height
    24.5 cm
  • Depth
    6.48 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    9.64 in
  • Height (Inches)
    9.64 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    2.55 in
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)


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  • from Lethbridge, AB
5.0

Great Router but avoid using AIMESH over Wi-Fi

Bought this on sale at BB as my AC3200 died, This thing is a beast. I not only fixed issues I was having with my Wireless Lorex cameras but it has made my entire network more responsive, transfers to my servers are much faster (almost doubled using Wi-Fi). Tried to set up an AIMesh with an AC66U-B1 that I had around to see if it would work better than an extender I have been using. It didn't improve things, in fact it almost killed my network. All wi-fi connections slowed down by more than half. My 300Mbps internet suddenly would not do better than 130Mbps even for wired clients. The overhead for AIMesh is just too great if you want to use Wi-Fi for the connection between the router and the mesh node. Removed the AiMesh and all returned to normal. I am told if I could connect the AiMesh using a cable this would not occur but I have no way to get the wire between floors of my house.


  • from London, ontario
5.0

amazing Machine

This is one of the best WIFI routers I have ever bought.....Amazing wif coverage, amazing speed.


  • from Oshawa, ON
5.0

Best Router I have ever owned.

I moved into a new house in September and have been struggling with WiFi coverage. i went thru 2 routers and even tried the Asus Lyra All mesh but no luck. I came across this router and from the time of setup it exceeded my expectations. Its fast and the coverage is amazing. The is brilliant give total control over the router and and network. Great parental controls as well.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Awesome Router

This Router is Awesome!! I had gone through 2 other routers before finally settling on this one. Every feature you can think of is available and pretty easy to setup. I love the fact that it has an 8 port switch as opposed to the regular 4 that comes on most routers. I cant wait to run a dedicated cat6 line to one of the Gaming ports and see what boosts I will get!! I would recommend for sure. I am receiving points in the ROG Elite Rewards loyalty program for my review


  • from Grimsby, ON
1.0

Over priced brick

I didn't read the previous review prior to purchasing this router. My bad. I already own the older RT-AC5300 and am quite happy with it, but I wanted to make use of the Asus AiMesh system with the two routers hard-wired together. To say that my existing network performance degraded would be quite an understatement. It went right down the toilet. To top it off, Asus support is at a complete loss as to what is wrong with their firmware. The one good thing from this experience, I give top marks to Best Buy for allowing me to return this overpriced brick.


  • from Ottawa, ON
1.0

Does not go the extra mile

I have been through two of these so far in 2018 and ASUS cannot get them working properly. Check the reviews and forums online having to do with the latest firmware and issues related to wifi bands disappearing and the routers in general not working at all. Buyer beware this is broken till they revamp it and they don't currently know what to do with all the new issues so they have stopped answering there help forums.


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Makes a huge difference!

This is a completely non-technical review. I bought this router because I pay for the best internet you can get, and still could not game at the same time as someone else in my home. With it's 2 dedicated gaming ports, we can finally enjoy playing at the same time effortlessly. Overall, I would say our internet is at lease 150% faster with this router. The range is also much better. Previous dead zones within my home, now get at lease a functional signal. It has a ton of features I really don't know how to use. Like I said... (non technical). All I know is, I can now do lots of things simultaneously that I previously could not do without everything suffering.


  • from water closet
5.0

better bang for youre buck

unlike the 8 port linksys this one has oob link aggration


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