At IFA in Berlin, Asus introduced the “world’s fastest router”. At least, so says the manufacturer. However, even if the developers are exaggerating, the new product can be separated from their own kind, at least for the design.
Model RT-AC5300 reminds whether alien space ship, or an artifact of an alien civilization. Eight antennas, action-Packed lattice pattern, and the promise of not only speed but also maximum area coverage: the router provides an effective surface area of 500 square meters.
The developers claim that the data transfer rate will reach 1 Gbps at 2.4 GHz and 2,167 Gbps at 5GHz dual band. The total data rate declared at 5.3 Gbit/s. According to the manufacturer, that’s enough to run online games with low latency and streaming content in 4K/UHD anywhere in the house.
The router has 128MB of permanent memory and 256 MB of RAM, has four LAN ports, two USB connectors (one works on the 3.0 standard) and supports all popular Wi-Fi standards.
Information about the release date and the cost of Asus RT-AC5300 is still lacking.