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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)
App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 (flashrouters.com).
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.
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.