1000Mbps is the theoretical speed that the AC5300 can deliver over the 2.4Ghz band – of course it is depending on the wireless card that you have in your device. The upside of this high connectivity is that the data stream is constant and consistent even at high transfer loads. Plus, the router supports Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO), and the eight antenna helps (it is not just for show!).
You get not two, but three Wifi Band – 2.4GHz and two 5GHz bands for better data transfer with high-performance devices. Of course, there is also the ports at the back when you need wired connections. You get four Gigabit ethernet ports, a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port and a physical switch that allows the AC5300 to work as a router or a range extender.
Not only the router works great with the included software, it is also able to support DD-WRT OpenSource Linus that allows advanced users to install custom firmware when it is needed. The standard UI is simple to use but also feature an extensive amount of customization to configure your network into something that is bulletproof – almost.
- Multiple antennas
The eight antenna helps with the data throughput through the router to be stable even at high speeds
- Dual-core processor
Faster processing power from two chips at the same time
The AC5300 allocates the best possible band for optimal performance
Dimensions (HxWxD): 262.6 x 417.3 x 149.6 mm
Wireless connectivity: 802.11 a/g/n/ac wireless LAN
Antenna: Eight high performance antenna with amplifiers
Ports: Four (4) 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports; 1 WAN port; 1 x USB 2.0 port; 1 x USB 3.0 port
Value – 8
Performance – 8
Features – 8
Design – 7
Usability – 7
Total – 7.6
Verdict: While it looks like an alien is just about to land on earth, the AC5300 is one of the best routers to own, thanks to its multi-data stream connectivity, the eight antennas as well as the extensive customization.
reviewed by: Sharil Abdul Rahman