Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Review

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Review

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300  is a gaming-focused tri-band router. It’s enormous and pricey, but it’s a must-have because of its fast performance and comprehensive features. Read on to find out if getting the top-of-the-line model of a previous year’s router is the way to go, or if you should go with a newer one.


The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is a high-end router with a long list of functions. WTFast, a Gamer’s Private Network, is integrated into this router, which can monitor bandwidth on both the upload and download sides of the equation. A wide range of PC and console games are supported.


The Asus GT-AC5300 tri-band Wi-Fi router features eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 256MB NAND flash, and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, as well as a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor, 256MB NAND flash, and 1GB DDR3 SDRAM. It also has beamforming and MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output) capabilities. It can be used as the primary node in Asus’ AiMesh mesh router system, which allows numerous Asus routers to be connected in a mesh network. Although we’re not clear why anyone would want to utilize a mesh node that costs this much.


The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 is a big box with a horizontal base and eight external antennae that can be moved around. The top surface has an appealing grille with enough perforated surface area to prevent the internals from overheating. The router weighs in at a whopping 4.14 pounds (1880 grams).


After the eight antennas are put into the router and the wiring connections are made, the GT-AC5300 is configured using a web-based interface, just like previous Asus routers. While some people prefer the app-based approach used by some other manufacturers (like TP-Link), we found that the browser-based approach is a faster way to get the router up and running. We found this process to be quite efficient because it took less than 15 minutes from start to end without any difficulties.

Networking and Security:

The ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 has you covered if you use a VPN service that affects gaming performance. VPN fusion on the router allows you to run a VPN connection alongside a regular connection. This allows you to play your game at its best, and the AiMesh feature allows you to connect to other Asus routers that are compatible.

The Gamer’s Private Network is also supported natively by this router (GPN). GPN, which is powered by WTFast, offers a private, secure connection to gaming servers, as well as low latency and optimized performance for over 1,000 games.


TrendMicro’s AiProtection technology is embedded into Asus’ GT-AC5300 router, providing built-in protection against attacks. You can also use a VPN to keep your gaming activities running smoothly without any lags or disruptions. The web interface will most likely be the preferred approach for administering modifications or monitoring performance or security for power users. The Asus mobile app is far more attractive and user-friendly than the web version.


The Asus ROG Rapture is a stylish router that will set you back a significant amount of money. There are various buttons on the router for different functions, including WPS, reset, power, wireless, and an LED On/Off. Many people have criticized the interface for being too complicated, but if you’re familiar with routers, you should have no issue getting beyond it.

Unique Gaming Features:

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 features more ports than most competitors, including Asus’ RT-AC88U, allowing you to connect more devices through network cables. Link aggregation is a fantastic feature that combines two distinct LAN ports to deliver a combined speed of 2Gbps. GameBoost prioritizes gaming-related data packets, reducing the likelihood of packet loss.


The Asus GT-AC5300 router has a good overall score, but it falls short of the competition due to its absence of Wi-Fi 6. During Overwatch gameplay on a wired connection, the average frames per second (FPS) was 112.4, while on a 5 GHz connection with no video streaming, it reached 114.5. The average FPS went back up to 111.8 with QoS enabled, still on a wired connection, which is pretty close to before we added the movies, which is excellent. We then introduced network congestion from 10 8K videos streaming at the same time, which overloaded our 300 Mbps internet connection and reduced the average framerate to 98.


  • Performance with a high throughput rate.
    • There are numerous gamer-friendly features.
    • There are eight LAN ports.
    • Alexa voice commands and IFTTT applets are supported.
    • The user interface is very nice.


  • Expensive.
    • It has a large footprint.
    • File-transfer speeds are mediocre.


Boasting numerous gamer-friendly features, ample I/O ports, and a user-friendly management interface facilitating lag-free gaming network configurations, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 stands out as one of the fastest routers in our testing.

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