Product Comparison: ASUS GT-AC5300 vs ASUS RT-AC5300


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
ASUS
Model
GT-AC5300
RT-AC5300
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The battle-ready ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 router is designed with just one mission in mind: Make your gaming network awesome. It's packed with powerful gaming optimizations and delivers dominating Wi-Fi performance, rock-solid stability and state-of-the-art security.
Network speed impacts every device you game with on every platform you game on. The ASUS RT-AC5300 delivers bandwidth and coverage for all your gaming devices, from consoles to PCs to mobile devices, and supports every operating system, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
5300 Mbps
5300 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
8
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS GT-AC5300 AI Mesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • It is great size and having 8 LAN ports is nice I don’t need a separate switch anymore.
  • Works very well. Have even hidden it in a cupboard and still get 5GHz all over the house.
  • This wireless router is pretty great! It upgraded my speeds compared to the Apple Airport Extreme.
  • 2.4 GHz will eventually die and stop broadcasting.
  • The LAN throughput speeds are extremely slow.
ASUS RT-AC5300 AiMesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router
  • Streaming was flawless and internet speeds was fast.
  • I got good speeds and great coverage from the WiFi.
  • Speeds are very good. Very pleased with this router.
  • I have multiple wired and WiFi connections and all work fine, and streaming speeds very good.
  • Easy setup, great improvement in speed and coverage on what I had previously, and a nice secure router.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.56 in.
2.56 in.
Width
9.65 in.
9.65 in.
Depth
9.65 in.
9.65 in.
Weight
4.14 lbs.
4.14 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
8
8
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
ASUS GT-AC5300 AI Mesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • Great coverage. My previous router (Virgin) only cover half the house, this one give complete coverage.
  • Very easy router to setup, works well and would definitely would buy again.
  • The QOS I setup works well so I have zero complaints there.
  • The router is extremely easy to configure with lots of ways to customize. Easy to manipulate QoS and has gotten me approximately 20-30% performance gains on my bandwidth.
  • Amazing, tons of options, very powerful.
ASUS RT-AC5300 AiMesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router
  • The range is excellent and the data transfer speed is without compromise.
  • Easy to setup, asus UI one of the better ones I've tried.
  • Wi-Fi performance excellent and reaches every room.
  • Easy configuration. Smart Connect technology is great.
  • The Adaptive QOS works great on my fibre line.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
SPI Firewall, DoS protection, URL filter, Port filter, UPnP, DNS Proxy, DHCP, Dynamic DNS, DMZ, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, VPN support
SPI Firewall, DoS protection, URL filter, Port filter, UPnP, DNS Proxy, DHCP, Dynamic DNS, DMZ, Static IP, PPTP, PPPoE, VPN support
What customers say about "Security"
ASUS GT-AC5300 AI Mesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gaming Wi-Fi Router
  • It's a good router with lots of security features which is bit hidden away from you.
  • I really like its speed and I think VPN Fusion is excellent with the ability to direct VPN tunnels to individual devices.
  • This router has a very easy in-app control center that allows for very quick router customization and security controls.
  • It has many security and network features that you’d expect from a professional router.
  • Firewall function could be better organized.
ASUS RT-AC5300 AiMesh Tri-band 4 x 4 Gigabit Wireless Gaming Router
  • The software is easy to use and you can do everything you need to with it, it even comes with its own protection, which does have a slight performance impact on the 2.4GHz network.
  • The VPN feature works a treat and i can usually max out remote connections into it.
  • Very easy to set up and there is a lot of other settings within the hub that you can set up, such as add a VPN client, security controls and parental controls.
  • I use the merlin firmware build which is very stable and secure.
  • Great router. Added security features are great.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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