Video unboxing of this WiFi 6 router

Main options of this gaming router

This wi-fi router is aimed toward a gamer viewers, it has all the required applied sciences to take advantage of of on-line video games, splendid for having the very best consumer expertise. Currently this GS-AX5400 mannequin is the high-end router of the brand new ROG STRIX household, as a result of there are different routers from the producer ASUS which are superior to this, such because the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 or the ASUS RT-AX89X, each analyzed in RedesZone. This new mannequin is right for these gamers who want an excellent router, however don’t need to spend greater than 250 euros on a high-performance router.

Wireless options

The wi-fi options of this router belong to the high-end of routers, we’ve simultaneous twin band with Wi-Fi 6 and AX5400 class. This new ASUS ROG STRIX GS-AX5400 router is succesful of offering a velocity of as much as 574Mbps within the 2.4GHz band, because of its two exterior antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration and WiFi 6, as well as, it is usually succesful of offering a velocity of as much as 4804Mbps within the 5GHz band, because of its 4 exterior antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration and the Wi-Fi 6 commonplace. This new wi-fi router has 160MHz channel width, splendid to attain double the velocity ( theoretical) after we join wi-fi gadgets that do assist this characteristic. For instance, playing cards just like the ASUS PCE-AX58BT, the Intel AX200 that almost all laptops have or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 cell processor have assist for 160MHz of WiFi channel width.

Of course, this router has all of the applied sciences of the WiFi 6 commonplace, equivalent to the next:

  • Beamforming express and implicit: permits you to focus the wi-fi sign on the wi-fi shoppers, to supply them with a bit of extra protection and extra actual velocity. This know-how is noticeable after we are in locations removed from the WiFi router, in close by locations it isn’t noticeable as there are not any obstacles.
  • MU-MIMO: the firmware helps MU-MIMO each in add and obtain, that’s, bidirectional. This permits info to be transmitted to a number of WiFi shoppers concurrently, so long as they assist this know-how. It additionally permits you to obtain info from a number of WiFi shoppers concurrently. MU-MIMO permits us to drastically optimize the wi-fi community, particularly when we’ve dozens of wi-fi shoppers related.
  • OFDMA: permits us to divide the channel into completely different subchannels, assigning every consumer a unique subchannel to have the ability to switch information concurrently in a number of WiFi shoppers. This permits optimizing the community globally, an awesome enchancment might be observed after we join gadgets that assist this know-how and we’ve dozens of related shoppers. This characteristic additionally decreases the latency of the wi-fi connection.
  • TWT (Target Wake time): This characteristic permits wi-fi shoppers to save lots of vitality by placing gadgets to sleep for a sure time. It is right for smartphones, tablets or IoT gadgets that run on batteries.

Other essential wi-fi options that this router has, are the incorporation of a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button to synchronize gadgets simply, and we even have the safety of the WPA3-Personal protocol, a protocol that enables us to have the very best wi-fi safety. The Asuswrt firmware will enable us to configure WPA3-Personal with protected administration frames, to have the very best safety in opposition to exterior assaults.

This wi-fi router can be suitable with ASUS AiMesh, we are able to configure it as an AiMesh router or as an AiMesh node, with the goal of increasing the wi-fi protection in our house. A vital attribute is that, by having AiMesh, we may have WiFi roaming with the primary 802.11ok / v requirements, as well as, we even have band-steering to have a single wi-fi community and that the router locations us in a frequency band or in one other.

Wired and USB Features

This router has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN, as is common in this sort of routers. Its Asuswrt firmware has assist for VLANs on the Internet WAN, it additionally helps VLANs per port, and we even have the Movistar FTTH Triple VLAN profile at our disposal. A really attention-grabbing choice that we even have in this router is that we are able to use the LAN1 port as Ethernet WAN, in this approach, we are able to use a second WAN as load balancing or connection failover, as well as, we might additionally do a WAN Aggregation because of the firmware.

Regarding the native community, we’ve a complete of 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, the firmware helps Link Aggregation within the LAN1 and LAN2 ports, one other very attention-grabbing choice is that the LAN1 port is the «Gaming port», due to this fact, it would have the very best precedence over the remainder of the gadgets that we join through cable or WiFi. Thanks to this performance, we are able to put our console or gaming PC right here and optimize efficiency to the utmost.

Finally, we’ve one high-performance USB 3.Zero port, Asuswrt firmware has Samba server, FTP, FTPES, DLNA media server and plenty of different companies. Thanks to the highly effective 1.5GHz Tri-Core processor we are able to obtain nice efficiency in USB studying and writing.

Asuswrt Firmware

In this ASUS ROG STRIX GS-AX5400 router we’ve the identical Asuswrt firmware as at all times, however we’ve it “tuned” with gaming colours, nonetheless, we may have all the same old configurations equivalent to AiMesh configuration, visitor WiFi community, AiProtection, adaptive QoS , site visitors analyzer, Open NAT know-how to open ports simply and rapidly, we may also have all the same old USB companies together with AiCloud 2.0.

Of course, we may also have all of the configuration choices for wi-fi, WAN, LAN, Amazon Alexa, IPv6 and the remainder of the configuration choices and companies, together with VPN servers with OpenVPN, IPsec and Instant Guard, the brand new ASUS VPN that drastically facilitates distant and safe connection to our house.

Regarding the gaming options, this router has the identical choices as at all times:

  • Adaptive QoS: permits you to adapt the operation of the QoS relying on the kind of site visitors, we are able to create a listing of priorities to prioritize packets of a sure sort.
  • Traditional QoS: permits you to configure a conventional QoS the place the tools doesn’t monopolize all of the bandwidth, we should outline the true velocity of our Internet connection, and internally the router might be in cost of prioritizing all of the packets in order that all the things flows accurately.
  • Bandwidth limiter: permits you to restrict the obtain and add bandwidth of the completely different gadgets.
  • Gaming Port: if we activate the performance, the gadget related to this gaming port may have precedence over the remainder of packages and gadgets, it’s the best method to prioritize gaming gadgets
  • Open NAT: permits to open ports in three straightforward steps, as well as, we may have a small database with the preferred video games.

Once we’ve seen the primary options of this router, we go along with the unboxing and first impressions.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we’ve had the chance to check the true efficiency of this new high-performance router with WiFi 6. The design of this router has pleasantly impressed us, as well as, it has Aura RGB so we are able to choose the colour and in addition the kind of lighting the primary gentle of this router, and never solely this, however we are able to synchronize the remainder of ASUS gadgets suitable with Aura RGB in order that they work collectively. This is one thing splendid to offer our room a gaming contact, the place all gadgets have the identical sort of lighting and in addition the identical coloration. The most hanging factor about this router is the next:

  • Medium-high-end {hardware}, with a 1.5GHz Tri-Core processor.
  • Top-of-the-range WiFi with dual-band WiFi 6 class AX5400.
  • It helps 160MHz channel width at 5GHz.
  • Gigabit ports with Gaming Port on LAN 1.
  • Multifunction USB 3.Zero port because of Asuswrt firmware.
  • The Asuswrt firmware has modified the background to go well with the ROG STRIX household.
  • Aura RGB for one of the best lighting, and helps syncing with different ASUS parts equivalent to motherboards.

In the video that we give you under, it is possible for you to to see the unboxing and first impressions of this gaming router that belongs to the brand new household of ASUS ROG STRIX routers, as well as, additionally, you will be capable to see the primary technical specs, the ports accessible on this tools, the vents and different points.

In the approaching weeks in RedesZone we are going to give you a whole evaluation the place you possibly can see the technical traits intimately, you can even see the true efficiency through LAN-LAN, LAN-WAN, through WiFi and even USB 3.Zero efficiency assessments, utilizing SMB, FTP and FTPES as file trade protocols. Of course, you can even see an in depth rationalization of all of the Asuswrt firmware configuration choices, together with the gaming choices.