Have you heard about the router OnHub, which was produced by Google and TP-LINK? In short it is very stylish, fast (the specification knocks) and easy-to-use router. However Asus has prepared a powerful router that looks like a spider…

This refers to the new model, the Asus RT-AC5300. However, it is widely known that we should not judge a book by its cover. What then can this monster? The total throughput of the device is up to 5334 Mbps! This is possible thanks to Broadcom NitroQAM solution that can achieve 2167 Mbps at the 5 GHz band (the device supports two channels in this band), and 1000 Mbps at the 2.4 GHz band. This is possible thanks to the implementation of 802.11ac standard, which supports 4×4 MIMO transmission technique and a 1024-QAM modulation.

That is not all! The device supports a technique MU-MIMO (Multi User MIMO), which allows the device to serve up to 8 traditional Wi-Fi users with the maximum throughput at the same time 🙂 In addition, a technique called AirRadar, which is based on the beamforming method allows to obtain a coverage area of 500 m2. Furthermore, the manufacturer attempted to implement a set of mechanisms to improve network security using AiProtection with Trend Micro solution.

What do you think about the new device from Asus? For comparison, see how OnHub looks which is capable to achieve “only” 1900 Mbps.