If you’re wondering about the future of WiFi speeds in the house, wonder no more. Asus have just announced a new insane router at IFA. The sexy upside-down red-back spider is known as the RT-AC5300. This router features no less than 8 antennas to make sure the 2.4GHz and 2x 5Ghz WiFi broadcasts far and wide throughout your house.
With this router, Asus is looking to the future, with rapidly increasing data sizes, the challenge of moving bigger data around our homes is growing by the day. As new demands on our bandwidth arrive, like 4K streaming services across multiple displays, bandwidth will be a challenge. With the 2.4GHz channel, it’ll support all you’re low level devices, DVR updates, IoT connected devices with speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.
You other 2x 5GHz channels can support up to a max of 2167Mbps, making it great for either parents / kids devices or higher/lower priority content like live video and gaming. Also at IFA today, Intel talked about the growing need to push the performance of processors, with some already venturing to 3x 4K displays for an insane gaming experience at 12K. With games now commonly 40-50GB in size, it’s easy to conceive a game with assets in 12K quality could be hundreds of gigabytes.
What about the decision to relocate your entire photo collection? Transferring over WiFi, even at 802.11N speeds is still slow enough people opt for a cabled solution. Where this is all heading is the point where Fibre internet connection comes into the home and the router can supply all devices as fast, or faster than cables. This means a saving of hundreds and even thousands of dollars, avoiding cabling and switching equipment to achieve a fully networked home.
Because the operating frequencies can run concurrently, the Asus RT-AC5300 is capable of achieving a staggering 5,300Mbps. Asus say this is the world’s fastest consumer router.
More information at Cnet