ASUS AC5300 and AC88U Router Review
Published: 14th January 2016 | Source: ASUS | Price: £299.99 and £399.95 |
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.
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.
AC88U Test Data (Left), AC5300 Test Data (Right)