ASUS AC5300 and AC88U Router Review

Link Aggregation - WiFi Range

ASUS RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U Router Review

Link Aggregation - Home Server performance

 

Both the AC5300 and the AC88U allows you to use link aggregation, which allows as device to connect to the router using two Ethernet connections running parallel, allowing a device to connect to the router with 2x the speed/ data rate of Ethernet.

This is incredibly useful for those that use NAS (network attached storage) solutions or has a home server, as it allows the server to transmit data faster to your devices and allows more than one Gigabit Ethernet device to connect to it at full Ethernet speeds.   

 

ASUS AC5300 and AC88U Router Review  

 

 

WiFi Range

One of the first things that differentiate these routers from the norm is it's high speed Wifi and it's large range, offering a fast and stable connection to your router even at when it is a long distance away. If you are sick of losing connection when you are more than a few rooms away from your router, you should really consider getting a better one. 

 

ASUS RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U Router Review  ASUS RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U Router Review  

AC88U Test Data (Left), AC5300 Test Data (Right)

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Most Recent Comments

14-01-2016, 11:00:12

RandomBadger
I want one just for the aggressive looks, but no way I'd pay £400 for a router, although it would match my PC nicelyQuote

14-01-2016, 11:08:36

Kilbane
AC88U ..... I need this in my life ...... now if only my bank balance would agree Quote

14-01-2016, 11:11:21

xcite
what is the wan -> lan (wired) troughput? no one seems to test that.Quote

14-01-2016, 11:27:33

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by xcite View Post
what is the wan -> lan (wired) troughput? no one seems to test that.
No need. WAN throughput would be 200mb/s max with the fastest internet available in the UK atmQuote

14-01-2016, 13:13:42

notcool
About time some proper hardcore wireless routers came out, I've gone back to wireless now for gaming as powerline is a bloody gimic, every adaptor I get dies after a year and I've tried several brands. Good review.Quote
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