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Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Quick Overview

• Great For Large Homes
• Perfect For 10+ Devices
• Works With All ISPs & Supported VPNs
• Compatible Worldwide
• Plug n Play Setup Available
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Recommended For: Max WiFi Coverage of 10+ connected devices,  gamers and users looking for best streaming video performance.

Tired of that boring old router sitting on your shelf? Wish you had something more "dangerous"? Something that looked like it was designed by Alien artist HR Giger? You're in luck.

The Asus RT-AC5300 not only looks like a robotic Alien "facehugger", it performs like one too. Featuring a best-in-class 1.4 GHz processor alongside 8 (yes, eight!!) external antennas, the AC5300 is the ultimate, top-tier (or should we say "God Tier") router for lag-free gaming and high quality 4K streaming. With cross-platform compatibility and game acceleration, the AC5300 is a must for any gamer looking to seriously "rekt" it up.

And that's not all. This router has unbeatable Wi-Fi coverage, with a four-transmit, four-recieve (4T4R) antenna design and the aforementioned 8 external antennas, creating Tri-Band WiFi. If you are looking to create a powerful network with many devices, please, look no further.

The latest of our Asus Wireless-AC DD-WRT routers revamps your networking options, controls, and capabilities for any gadget while still offering full support for legacy devices (Wireless-N & Wireless-G).

NEW! FlashRouters Router Privacy App - VPN Privacy Made Easy!

Manually setting up a VPN service on a router has always been notoriously complicated, frustrating and unnecessarily confusing…. until NOW!

Introducing the FlashRouters Router Privacy App - the simple browser-based solution to connect a VPN service on a router. Just a couple clicks and secure your entire home network.

Developed by the DD-WRT & VPN experts at FlashRouters, the FlashRouters Router Privacy App integrates support for most top VPN services.

How Does The FlashRouter Privacy App Protect You?

The FlashRouters Privacy App works just like an app for Android, Windows or Apple iOS except it’s located on your router. And there is no separate app to install.

However, when you connect to VPN with the FR App, it is not just your computer that you are securing, instead you are securing every device in your home at once. Simply enter your VPN login information, search for your preferred VPN server location, and click Connect to get started.

Premium FR Privacy App Features

  • Easily Manage VPN Devices and Names.
  • Select Setup For Each Device: VPN with Kill-Switch, VPN without Kill-Switch, or VPN-Bypass
  • App Update Alert Notifications - No need to update firmware to get new features.
  • Access DD-WRT FR App Settings via Direct URL.
  • VPN Server Search
  • Auto Connect to VPN on Startup
  • IP Checker
  • Global Kill Switch
  • Kill Switch By Device

In many cases you may not want your entire home network to tunnel through your router VPN connection, and so we have also built enhanced VPN management options in the FR Privacy App.

Auto Connect to VPN

Choose to start the router VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Internet. Reboot your router at any time and automatically restart your VPN connection.

VPN Server Search

Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.

Global Kill Switch

Worried about IP Address and DNS leaking? Check The Global Kill Switch and the FlashRouter will block Internet access if the VPN connection is inactive. If you ever disconnect or lose connection to your VPN service, the Global Kill Switch will make sure that your ISP IP address does not leak. Checking the box will instantly activate Kill Switch on your FlashRouter.

More FR Privacy App Features

  • Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options.
  • Connection Failure Notifications
  • Built-in IP Address Checker & Security Icon
  • OpenVPN Connection Troubleshooting Logs - Copy or Download buttons
  • Setup VPN Rules by Host or Websites (does not apply to streaming services).
  • Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect
  • New VPN User Signup Button.
  • Full DD-WRT Settings/Features Accessible.
  • Optional Cert and Key Fields for VPN providers with additional requirements
  • Works with PPPoE

FlashRouter Privacy App Benefit Details

Instant VPN Support for All Connected Devices

Instead of setting up your VPN on one device at a time with different instructions for each device, you only need to setup VPN once.

Certain devices like streaming players, gaming systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not have native support for VPN client connections. These devices need security too, and with the FR Privacy App all devices that connect to your home network can now connect through your VPN service.

No More Device VPN Connection Limits

If your VPN provider limits the number of simultaneous connections to their service, you can use just 1 connection for a FlashRouter to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.

VPN On/Off Device Connection Management

By device management in the FR App Options tab to easily enable or disable VPN on any network device with the click of a button.

Advanced VPN Server Sorting By Load/Proximity

Instead of listing all servers in alphabetical order, we can create additional sorts for By Country views where users can select the least loaded or server closest to them geographically. This helps VPN providers to properly distribute the bandwidth load in real time across servers. (*For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Automatic VPN Server Updates

Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options

App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.

Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect

Once you establish a VPN connection within the FR App, select any other server from the dropdown list and click Reconnect to quickly update your location. No need to make any manual settings changes.

Auto Connect to VPN on Startup

Easy-to-use toggle setting that tells the FR App to start up the VPN network connection as soon as the router connects to the Internet.

Optional Cert and Key

If public certs and private keys are required for user or server authentication, then extra boxes will automatically appear on the main VPN connection page for users to input accordingly.

What Does DD-WRT Firmware Add to the Asus RT-AC5300?

The Asus RT-AC5300 FlashRouter is the premiere choice for users who want top-notch, high-definition video streaming quality for your favorite services: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, WatchESPN, and Hulu, among others. Tired of buffering? Choose the  premium router hardware that features a hand-crafted firmware upgrade with the stability, improved security, and full customizability of the open source DD-WRT Linux kernel!

Full OpenVPN & PPTP Integration

Using DD-WRT firmware can make a wireless or wired network infinitely more stable and easier to tweak. 

We upgrade the RT-AC5300 to DDWRT, thereby integrating advanced network security options including VPN connectivity. Using VPN allows you to create a secure tunnel for connected devices just by connecting to the router; giving you an additional layer of encryption & personal privacy from prying government eyes, and allowing you to mask your location for additional security.

Asus RT-AC5300 Specifications

Broadcom 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz) Dual Core Processor

The RT-AC5300 model bumps the internal processor to a DD-WRT-leading 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz) Broadcom CPU. This is the one of the best dual core routers we offer with DD-WRT support.

Processing is the key to high performance routing, and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become increasingly more intensive. For VPN users, having a large processor is imperative to streamline the constant encryption and decryption the router will need perform in the process. The better the processor, the faster the VPN-encrypted information can get to you.

8 Powerful External Antennas

The Asus RT-AC5300 integrates 8 four high-powered external antennas (a first for Asus Wireless-AC routers) for maximum wireless reach and performance. Since they are external, they are easily upgradable to even more powerful antennas for extended reach if you so desire.

Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC5300 (1000+2165+2165 Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Processor Model:
Processor Speed
Dual Core 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
Flash Memory (MB)
Power Adapter
110v-240v ~50-60Hz
Volt Input
19V 3.42A
Hardware Version
Product Condition
New or Recertified
Serial Port(s)
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
1 Year Limited
Choose VPN Service
None Required
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
Included Support Plan
Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 USB ( 1 x USB 3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 6
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 2.4A
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
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Reg. Price $349.99

Sale price $324.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC2600 (800 + 1800 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Qualcomm
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1.7 GHz (1700 MHz)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 12v 3.5A
FCC ID:: PY315100319
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: No
Asus RT-AC5300 DD-WRT Router Asus RT-AC5300 AC5300 DD-WRT FlashRouter $499.99
Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC5300 (1000+2165+2165 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 8
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1.4 GHz (1400 MHz)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 3.42A
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Fantastic review by Kevin on 11/9/2016

    Fantastic router from a fantastic company. The rt-ac5300 is one of the coolest pieces of technology I have ever seen. It runs like a dream. I am very grateful to FlashRouters for selling this awesome router.

  2. Quality and Performance review by Donald W. on 10/26/2016

    I want to stress not only your excellent tech support but your Flashed Routers. They come with excellent instructions but also the Quality an Performace aspect too. It comes back to the Ole saying you get for what you PAY FOR. Your flashed Routers come with the least amounts of head aches an your Team Veiwer software on the tech side can't be beat hands down. If ever I need a Flashed Router or to replace any of my Routers you guys will get my bussiness before any of off the shelf store ones. Again thank the whole Team from the chat folks helping me picking out just what I needed, to the Flashing Team, an TO YOU for all your assistance AND Patience for a newbie like me Take care god bless all. If I have any quick questions I'll be in touch.

  3. Such a Beast review by Charles on 10/10/2016

    This router is amazing. Such a beast! I love this thing. Just look at it. The antennae are great- really impressive range. Streaming in 4K too with this thing... so cool. Flash routers rules!

  4. Great Help review by Hubert on 5/12/2016

    I moved to Argentina late last year, and to my dismay, I found it rather untenable that nearly every service I use to watch my programming was blocked on the basis of my location.

    Completely unfamiliar with this concept of "geo-blocking", I trailed through an uncountable number of pages of search results, desperately looking for some deus ex machina that would appear from the less traveled parts of the Internet and allow me to access my precious episodes of "House of Cards."

    And as I was about to give up, FlashRouters appeared and offered a working solution, like the hand of Zeus I so weakly desired.

    Now I am using a high powered router with a trust worthy VPN service, with the chains of geo-location blocking smashed forever. Freedom at last! Thank you FlashRouters!

  5. Top Quality Router review by Jeff on 4/28/2016

    I am very impressed with FlashRouters. Speedy delivery, helpful sales team, great support. Not to mention the router is a total beast. The range is amazing, and it can handle high quality streaming. Recommended!

  6. First Impression is IMPRESSIVE! GREAT PEOPLE review by Mike on 4/21/2016

    Below is my review of the chat session I had during the sales process.

    I had a great experience and rate this chat highly.

    The person on the other end of the chat, known to me simply as 'FlashRouters Sales', was very much trying to help me accomplish and get done what I was trying to get done. I felt like we were working together as a team, not on opposing teams. One of several 'for examples', that I could sight, is that I did notice right off that I did not have to explain things over and over in different ways to make my point. I did not have to repeat myself, or remind 'FlashRouters Sales' what my goals were, or what I had already said. Unbelievably I have had to do that many times (over the years) with salespeople, face to face, on the phone or even more so, on chat. However, chat is a much more difficult means of communication. 'FlashRouters Sales' is very easy to communicate with via chat. This tells me, 'the customer' that 'FlashRouters Sales'; knows the industry and their business (

    I could go on and on, but I don't want to make it appear that I am over doing it on behalf of 'FlashRouters Sales' because they were able to save me a few extra dollars. That is not the main reason I am writing this up. I was most impressed that 'FlashRouters Sales' instinctively understood that my priority was to get my order in before 1pm so that your company could work on my router and get it out to me ASAP. I am grateful that 'FlashRouters Sales' was able to save me the money as well, and not get frustrated with me in regards to my pressing about that.

    I believe that 'FlashRouters Sales' is an asset to your company and somebody you should be proud to have on your companies team.

    Highest Regards,

    Mike M

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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