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ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 router finally available!

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ratbuddy

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Aug 24, 2007
I was mildly shocked to see these available at Best Buy, of all places. They only had one left on the shelf in Meriden, CT. Been waiting for this thing since it was announced back in January :)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-wi...nd-wi-fi-router-black/5775807.p?skuId=5775807

Will post more once I've had a chance to play with it :)

edit: I think the price is a mistake, It's $400 elsewhere if you can even find one, but BB has the RT-AC5300 (lower model) on sale for $292, I think they also priced the GT-AC5300 at this level by accident. If you one want, grab while you can :p
 
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Suppressor1137

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May 4, 2011
Wooh, That's a steep price for a router...

Then again, I don't have a real need for a router of that caliber.
 

trents

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Dec 27, 2008
According to the poking around on the net I have done the consensus at this point is to hold off on buying one of those because the firmware is very buggy.
 
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ratbuddy

ratbuddy

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Aug 24, 2007
I wouldn't call it very buggy, just a few minor glitches. I'm overall happy with it. I'd be happier if link aggregation was working properly, but that's not a dealbreaker.

Now that Best Buy has corrected the price to $400, I'd definitely hold off, or strongly consider the X10 - but at $292, it was worth buying.
 

NiHaoMike

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Mar 1, 2013
$400 and it doesn't have 802.11ad or 10G Ethernet? I don't see the value add of having multiple 802.11ac interfaces in one expensive router when you could just buy multiple cheaper routers, space them out, and get better coverage. (Many high end wireless kits are just that.)

Especially being marketed for gaming, I'm surprised there isn't 802.11ad and 10G Ethernet to support wireless VR setups.