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Old 14-01-16, 03:17 PM
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ASUS AC5300 and AC88U Router Review



Need to replace that crappy router that your ISP gave you and get something with the features and WiFi range that you need? Let's have a look at ASUS' RT-AC5300 and RT-AC88U, two of the most powerful routers you can buy.


ASUS AC5300 and AC88U Router Review

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Old 14-01-16, 04:00 PM
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I want one just for the aggressive looks, but no way I'd pay £400 for a router, although it would match my PC nicely
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Old 14-01-16, 04:08 PM
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AC88U ..... I need this in my life ...... now if only my bank balance would agree
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Old 14-01-16, 04:11 PM
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what is the wan -> lan (wired) troughput? no one seems to test that.
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Old 14-01-16, 04:27 PM
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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 atm
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Old 14-01-16, 06:13 PM
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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.
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Old 14-01-16, 08:55 PM
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Old 14-01-16, 10:27 PM
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I'm just lost for words, they need to be on a mantle, nevermind the features of both.
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Old 14-01-16, 11:39 PM
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No need. WAN throughput would be 200mb/s max with the fastest internet available in the UK atm
I am not UK based, here in the Netherlands there are connections up to 1 gbit bidirectional. Not that it is available to me (hopefuly yet). But had my eyes out for this review since you teased them on facebook as it looked like a killer router to clean up my utility closet.

So for me it was always a miss that the wired throughput is put to the side on all the reviews. Its like the top speed of a car, in the uk above 70mph (right?) is useless, but then again it is nice to know it can do xxx mph.

and again to test it (a bit) was not the greatest challenge for you, hook it up in your network, with wan on your current network and your laptop on the lan. Then download / upload a file from / to your server (with http/ftp for example). you get an basic speedtest.net kinda test, what is already a lot more then all the other reviews.

Then I would be happy and all reviews should make Xcite happy :P
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Old 15-01-16, 08:46 AM
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I think I might invest in a AC88U in the future as I need more Ethernet ports and don't want to be using a Switch attached to the router in order to get more ports.

It would be interesting to see how it copes with speeds of over 200Mb down and 12mb up
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