To keep up with today’s bandwidth hungry user router manufacturers are upping their game, people are more than willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a robust router that’s not going to buckle under intense load and provides a safe and secure wireless environment. It won’t hurt if the router has good looks too, and Asus’s new router provides all of that in a single pacakge that looks it came from outer space.
We’ve seen our share of aggressively styled routers, remember the D-LINK 890L/R that came out earlier this year? It looked like it belong in an alien spaceship rather than on top of a shelf in your bedroom.
Asus promises impressive performance with “ultra-wide area coverage” made possible by the RT-AC5300’s eight external dual-band detachable antennas. It says the router best for gaming, smart home networking and 4K streaming.
According to the company this router is capable of 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.16Gbps on two separate 5GHz bands which brings the total to 5.3Gbps, which is probably why the router has 5300 in its name.
The company has only unveiled the router at IFA 2015, it hasn’t confirmed price as yet, but Asus does say that the RT-AC5300 is going to be released at some point later this year.