Ditch your Router For The ROG Strix GS-AX5400

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Asus want you to ditch your unexciting old router and get some RGB enabled Wi-Fi with the announcement of the ROG Strix GS-AX5400.

Today Asus Republic Of Gamers goes beyond Ikea crossovers and monitors, with the announcement of the first ever ROG Strix networking device, the dual-band GS-AX5400 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) gaming router. When you might think that the unbranded box that came in the post would do just fine, Asus is looking to remove the bottleneck that you might have forgotten about.

The new Strix GS-AX5400 enables delivers ultrafast Wi-Fi 6 combined speeds of up to 5400 Mbps when used with 160 MHz channels. Beyond this high speed compatibility, Asus ROG’s latest piece of kit is able to optimize gaming across a range of endpoints. Any device can be prioritized wirelessly via the Gear Accelerator feature in Strix GS-AX5400’s online control panel. Adaptive QoS can analyze traffic and prioritize game packets, enabling the best possible performance, and mobile gamers can take advantage of one tap configuration in the Asus Router App. There’s even a dedicating physical port that instantly means your Ethernet will get first dibs on traffic.

Specification
  • Antennas: 4 x external antennas
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
  • Wi-Fi Data Rates:
    802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
    802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
    802.11n: up to 300 Mbps
    802.11ac (2.4 GHz, nitro-QAM): up to 500 Mbps
    802.11ac (5 GHz, nitro-QAM): up to 4333 Mbps
    802.11ax (2.4 GHz): up to 574 Mbps
    802.11ax (5 GHz): up to 4804 Mbps
  • Network Standards:
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
  • Memory:
    256 MB NAND Flash
    512 MB DDR3 RAM
  • I/O Ports:
    1 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps for WAN
    4 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps for LAN
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    Button Power switch, Reset Button, WPS Button
More Than Speed

Of course, the Asus Strix GS-AX5400 is more than speed. ROG Strix GS-AX5400 is sleekly styled in black with an on-trend athletics-inspired design and a compact footprint, giving it a fleet and fast ROG Strix vibe. There are ROG Strix ‘slash’ design cues, and the top surface has a dot-matrix texture. Controllable Aura RGB lighting on the front panel allows gamers to customize lighting effects to their taste. Yep, RGB to match your RIG.

There are a ton more features on offer too, with open NAT, oodles of VPN settings, gigabit Ethernet and plenty more to check out on the official ROG website. The Strix GS-AX5400 can certainly light up your landline.

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For those of you who I’ve not met yet, my name is Ed. After an early indoctrination into PC gaming, years adrift on the unwashed internet, running a successful guild, and testing video games, I turned my hand to writing about them. Now, you will find me squawking across a multitude of sites and even getting to play games now and then

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