Asus MeMO Pad 7 Tablet Is Displayed
Asus MeMO Pad 7 tablet is displayed during the 2014 Computex exhibition Reuters/Pichi Chuang

Asus' new RT-AC5300 wireless router can reportedly deliver the world's fastest Wi-Fi service. It is all set to rival Google's On Hub Wi-Fi Router. In fact, its speed is said to be about two-thirds faster than first-generation tri-band routers, and is apparently the finest option for online video games, 4K resolution-streaming, and smart home devices' networking.

The RT-AC5300 includes Tri-Band Smart Connect which ensures that each device is assigned automatically to the most appropriate band for maximum speed and stability. Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) enables multiple devices to connect at their maximum speeds without slowing down the network, and Link Aggregation (802.11ad) can combine two LAN ports into a 2 Gbit/s wired connection using two network cables.

The ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless Router was previewed Sept.4 at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The company asserts that its new networking device will offer the “world’s fastest Wi-Fi” that is, under the right conditions.

Consumers should note that the router's lightning-fast speed does not account for the clients' Wi-Fi specifications, including the impact of devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Different reasons could possibly slow down the wireless Internet connection. Geographic range, electrical interference, and software and hardware overheads could cause possible issues. That said, routers with sky-high Wi-Fi specs usually provide speedier real-world speeds. So early reviews are saying the RT-AC5300 is certainly promising.

Asus' new router is bundled with eight detachable antennas, which would set another world record for home routers. As expected, four Gigabit Ethernet ports are accompanied by separate USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports for peripheral sharing.

There is no word yet on pricing, but early adopters can expect to pay big bucks for the RT-AC5300. The price can go up to AU$ 572, according to reports.

The Chinese hardware and electronics company is also giving details regarding its ultra-fast Wi-Fi claim for its RT-AC5300 unit. It includes 1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) for connections higher than 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz), and a maximum of 2.167 Gbps on each of the pair of 5GHz bands, according to Engadget.

Contact the writer at, or let us know what you think below.