The Black Diamond Series RT-N53 router brings striking design together with impressive simultaneous dual-band performance - the 300 + 300Mbps speed combines the usability of the 2.4GHz band with the stability of the 5GHz band. Delivering fast connection speeds in both wired and wireless connection, the RT-N53 is ideal for large home environments to enjoy seamless HD video streaming, online gaming and internet surfing all at the same time. The straightforward QIS (Quick Internet Setup) web-based wizard ensures you can get to the Internet without hassle, regardless of operating system. The unique EZ QoS (Quality of Service) can easily allocate bandwidth according to their individual needs by simply clicking on the buttons. Multiple SSID connections helps you create 3 more separate and limitable access networks for different roles.
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
Double your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, with speeds up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds and you get to enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.
Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management
ASUS QIS and EZ UI offer you an intuitive router setup without reading manuals. Open your browser, then the QIS wizard will guide you to quickly connect to the Internet, regardless of what OS you use. The intuitive user interface provides a graphical network map, making wireless setup, QoS and client management clear and simple.
4-Network-in-1: Provide Extra Networks
The RT-N53 can provide 4 wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band, which provides separated connection priorities and access rights. For example, High priority and both network (private and Internet) access are perfect for managers, while middle priority and private network work great for staff, and low priority and internet access only for friends and guests. Protect computers from unauthorized access, hacking and virus attacks.
Universal Repeater - Extend your signal in the simplest way
With ASUS Universal repeater support, you can use the RT-N53 way to repeat your wireless signal to far away locations from the central access point. Scan for the Wi-Fi signal and link to the SSID you want to repeat. *Please take note that all repeaters, including this Universal Wireless Repeater mode, will sacrifice half of the bandwidth available from the primary router for clients wirelessly connected to the repeater. Currently, the RT-N53 only supports the 2.4GHz repeater setting.
Clever Wall-mount design
Track your kids' activities online and offline
Control your kids' computer time
- by David_W @Nov 24, 2011
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Hard to find a dual band router with multiple SSID support but it comes in the form of multiple guest network. And the firmware is still buggy (Dec 2013). Interface is pretty nice and provide with good info.
I have been very disappointed with this router. It drops the wi-fi signal every 2-4 days, randomly, and requires a reset. I have tried multiple ways to fix the problem, and none have worked as a permanent solution. After some looking online, it appears I am not the only one with this problem. I have tested my devices (phone, laptop) on my old, ancient router, as well as at work and friends houses, and both work fine. It is very clearly the router.
I was particularly disappointed because I am a fan of Asus and have never had a problem with any of their products.
I am used to buying Asus routers in the past that have performed well for the given price. This model has proved to be nothing but a problem from the start. Ordered about 3 of them and only 1 is working satisfactory. The other 2 will take configuration and seem to work fine, but as soon you power cycle the unit it goes into firmware restore mode and will not come back to life until the firmware file is uploaded.
Works perfect on all my device. Ethernet port is fast. Start my lap top and connect instantly. Start my BoxeeBox and catch it instantly, my old router was not ableto see my Boxee. The rebate from Asus is a Amex gift card. So don't buy it for the manufacturer rebate.
I purchased this router to replace my aging DI 624 on our home network. Setting up the unit for the first time was a bit of a pain as I had to manually do each of the WiFi streams one at a time. After selecting your preferred network settings you would then have to wait for one minute for the router to save and reboot/reload these desired settings. This may be a little tedious, however, after this initial step was done other options such as changing the QoS engine or parental controls can be done on the fly.
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