Product Review: ASUS RT-AX53U Wireless AX1800 Dual Band Router

Product Review: ASUS RT-AX53U Wireless AX1800 Dual Band Router

Internet connectivity has become a necessity in today's life whether it is related to work, education or entertainment. We are surrounded by gadgets that make our lives easier with the use of the Internet. So, if you're looking for a Wi-Fi router that is fast, secure, and reliable, the ASUS RT-AX53U is worth considering. It is one of the latest and most advanced routers launched by ASUS. This review will help you understand the worth of this router and what it has to offer.

What’s inside the box? 

ASUS router comes in a very portable and decent packaging. The inbox accessories include the router itself, a Power Adapter, a Quick Start Guide, a Warranty Card and RJ45 Ethernet Cable. That’s all we get inside the box. 

Design and Built-quality 

ASUS RT-AX53U has a premium design which looks pretty well. The router comes with all the regular connectivity ports which include a Reset Button, Power on/off button, DCIN port, WPS button, One USB 2.0 port, One Gigabit WAN port and three Gigabit LAN ports. With these connectivity options, you can connect your other devices with router to have an excellent and stable connection. The router also has 4 high power external antennas for better and strong coverage. Unlike most of the routers, this router from ASUS has heat vents on the top to pass the heat easily. 

In terms of design, the router is designed quite well as it won’t disappoint you. On the front side of the router, ASUS logo is engraved in golden colour which intensifies its beauty. Just near to the logo, few LED lights are there to indicate the active status of router. The LED lights are for Power, WAN, LAN x 3, 2.4GHz, 5GHz and USB. If you want to wall mount the router, then it will not be a challenge as you get wall mount ports at the bottom. Overall the router has a strong built quality and that is what ASUS known for. Router looks durable and lightweight so ultimately it is an elegant and well-built router body. 

Class-leading specifications 

ASUS RT-AX53U is a Dual Band Smart Wi-Fi6 Router and promises a stable Wi-Fi connection with up to 1800Mbps Speeds. The router has really some excellent specifications to support best Wi-Fi connection. It supports 574 Mbps speed on 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps speed on 5GHz band which can make your Wi-Fi experience superior. The router comes with the latest 802.11ax standard which provides future-proof technologies, higher network efficiency, faster WiFi speeds, greater coverage and improved battery life for connected devices, providing a significantly better networking experience for users. 

With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments.

In today’s time, it is essential to control the online activities of your children that are not good for their safety. The amalgamation of parental control security feature in this router is very good to see as you can effortlessly monitor your child’s online activities and restrict certain websites to keep them safe online. 

Strong Security Framework 

Internet is becoming one of the most vulnerable thing in today’s time and hackers find it the easiest way to burgle into the privacy of the user. With built-in ASUS Ai Protection Security-grade System, the router itself blocks common internet-based attacks and provides optimum security. ASUS Ai Protection is a commercial-grade network security system which is powered by Trend Micro Smart Home Network. The best thing about this security system is that it secures those devices as well which do not have their own antivirus capability. 

Seamless Wi-Fi Connectivity with AiMesh 

AiMesh connects multiple compatible ASUS routers to create a whole-home mesh WiFi network. The flexible and scalable technology lets you mix different AiMesh-compatible routers, and add new ones at any time to improve coverage. All devices in an AiMesh network enjoy access to all the features of the main router, including gaming features, AiProtection commercial-grade security and more.  

AiMesh can create a single, house-wide network name so there’s no need to constantly switch between networks as you roam around your home. AiMesh keeps an eye on the signal strength to your device, and switches it seamlessly to another source if necessary. If you prefer separate network names for each frequency band, you can do that as well — AiMesh is designed to work the way you want! 

Impressive Performance 

The router is impressive as far as design is concerned. But if we look at the performance of the router, we got surprizing results. ASUS RT-AX53U effortlessly ensures seamless internet connection at full strength. The connection doesn’t get disturbed even though you access the internet anywhere far from the router. We tried connecting to the Wi-Fi in another room to test whether we get full network or poor. However, we didn’t get disappointed with its performance as we got almost full Wi-Fi connection throughout the premises. It is noted that the other rooms were obstructed by multiple walls which slightly impacts the connection but overall it was a good connection. 

With strong Wi-Fi connection, you can stream HD videos, finish off your office work, attend online classes even if you are a gaming enthusiast, then you can play heavy games that need extreme internet connection. With this high-performing router, you can meet your extreme internet needs. 

What’s the Price? 

ASUS RT-AX53U is very affordable so you can buy this stylish and feature-loaded router at Rs. 6,299. It is available on the official website of ASUS and all the retail stores. 

DT Verdict 

ASUS RT-AX53U dual band router is one of the best option to consider if you are looking for an affordable router which can deliver fast Wi-Fi. This router has all the features to provide reliable internet and most importantly some of its features are unparalleled in this category. AiMesh and Ai Protection are two key features that make this router worth investing. We enjoyed stable internet throughout the premises and there were no issues regarding sudden network drop or sluggish Wi-Fi. We are impressed with this router’s performance and give it 4 stars rating out of 5.

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