Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300, router for gamers with triple WiFi and QoS

Companies try to brand all of their products with the gaming slogan, and that leads to curiosities like trying to put it on the routers. Linksys introduced the WRT32X at CES, of dubious utility, and Asus has also done the same with the ROG Rapture GT-AC5300-Republic of Gamers, the popular gaming brand from Asus.

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

In appearance it is similar to other routers of the company that already are in the market (a characteristic form of spider with eight antennas), and with the maximum benefits in this sector: wifi of type 802.11 ac MU-MIMO, eight ports Gigabit Ethernet, Simultaneous use of three Wi-Fi networks (one at 1000 Mbps and two at 2167 Mbps), 1024 QAM modulation and 80 MHz bandwidth for connections, two USB 3.0 ports, and a full firmware with firewall and other security and configuration features.

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What is a Smart Wi-fi router and Best Smart Wifi Router Recommendation

A router is the most important element of our home internet connection, aside to the coverage that internet providers offer in our area. Buying a router other than those offered by internet providers can provide a wide range of new features to benefit and optimize our connection. That’s when Smart Wi Fi routers come into play full of monitoring and customization options, and here we will explain you what they are and why you should buy one.

Smart Wi fi Routers: designed for the Smart Home

The term Smart Wi Fi refers to certain extra features provided by new routers which will vary depending on the manufacturer. In Linksys case, its Smart Wi Fi System allows you to check on your phone who is connected to your Wi Fi network and to manage the whole network even away from home, among many other features. Further examples are the routers offered by Spanish internet providers, such as Livebox from Orange since its second version with the Mi Livebox app or HGU with the Movistar Base app.

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How to increase WiFi signal and improve your wireless connection

Nowadays in much of the world it is relatively easy to have a good Internet connection.

The implementation of ADSL and fiber optic networks in the large population centers has facilitated access to the network with more than remarkable connection speeds.

WiFi signal

Despite this, many complain about the performance of their Internet connection, especially when they connect wirelessly, and do not know what to do to improve and increase the Wi-Fi signal at home.

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Best Home Wireless Router 2017

As of today, it is still likely to find users who, despite of having high-speed internet contracts, keep complaining about not having a good experience with their internet connection, a fact that, for the majority of the cases, points directly to an evident and plain culprit, we are referring to the cheap router device that the internet operators use to give for free, every time a new user signs a contract.

The router plays a fundamental part every time we attempt to have a good internet connection experience, unfortunately, yet the majority of families and enterprises settle for these basic models that the internet providers give them for free, this may be due to lack of information, or not wanting to invest in a better option, which for the majority of the cases who chose to change the device resulted in a very good and profitable decision. Not too much of a useful help finally, sometimes it pays to change, they say.

What are we trying to say with regards to all this? It is very simple, you should know that it will be completely worthless having a 100 Mbps if you are using the very basic router that your internet provider has given to you, because not only will you not be able to enjoy an optimal experience, but you will also be paying for a service you are not getting, it’s the truth.

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WIFI vs Ethernet, which one should you use and why?

Wifi connections have made our lives much easier, because thanks to them we can create a network in which we can connect multiple devices in a simpler and more secure way, without the need of cables. But we must also take into account that they do not offer the same advantages as a cable connection.

It is a question that has been widely debated, but even today, continues to present itself with doubts, which is the reason why we have created a special article in which we will reflect on the subject of wireless connections and cable connections.

Velocity, the brakes could be your connection

When talking about the transfer speeds, it must be clear that the release of the standard WiFi AC has allowed an enormous launch of the same types of wireless connections for current models such as the NETGEAR R6300v2 which are capable of reaching maximum speeds of 1,300 Mbps.

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ASUS BRT-AC828 a 2,534 Mbps WiFi AC Router with M.2 port for SSD

The new ASUS BRT-AC828 router is a high-end model with a maximum bandwidth through WiFi of 2.534 Mbps thanks to the use of dual band 2.4/5Ghz WiFi 802.11ac

It includes four antennas for transmission and another 4 for reception (4×4) and ASUS AiRadar technology to optimize the data transmission in a directional way where it is necessary.


We also have two Gigabit WAN ports with added mode for 2 Gbps total bandwidth and fail-safe operation (if one of the internet links fails, it will automatically use the remainder). In addition, it integrates an M.2 port to add an SSD and provide the BRT-AC828 with internal storage to provide functions of a NAS.

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How to check if your laptop supports 5 GHz and 802.11ac

While they’re already talking about the new specifications for 802.11ad and 802.11ax that will allow to transmit data , via WiFi, with a throughput in the order of gigabit per second (see WiGig, data transmission up to 8 Gbps with 802.11ad and WiFi 802.11ax will let you reach up to 10 Gbps), it’s the 802.11ac standard, today, to let you get the highest speeds by using a wireless connection.

Approved in January 2014, 802.11ac exclusively supports frequencies at 5 GHz. By connecting to a WiFi network at 5 GHz, actually, it’s possible to reach much higher speeds in data transmission phase than the traditional 2,4 GHz.


So, how to check if your laptop supports 5 GHz? And how to see which IEEE 802.11 standard versions can be used?

5 GHz: 802.11ac and 802.11n. Which benefits?

Most of the wireless routers available on the market today are dual band: that means that they let you set up two independent wireless networks that work on completely different frequency spectrums. The two WiFi networks, at 2,4 and 5 GHz, can be enabled at the same time and each of them will use its specific ID (SSID).

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What’s the Difference Between WiFi 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz?

Some of the most recent wireless routers and WiFi modem-routers are dualband, that is they let you set up two wireless independent networks that work on completely different frequency spectrums. The two WiFi networks, 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz, can generally work at the same time, so much so that each one have a different SSID with which it appears on mobile nearby devices.

Acronym for Service Set Identifier, the SSID is the name with which a WiFi network appears to its users. By doing a scan through a software like inSSIDer or even air-cracking, you’ll get the list of the SSIDs corresponding to the wireless networks available nearby, along with their features. By default, many routers use the name and the model of the device itself as SSID: it’s highly suggested to change it, even if it’s actually superfluous to block its spread across the ether (broadcasting) because the SSID of an hidden network could be found in a pretty simple way.

But what’s the difference between WiFi 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz?

The introduction of the 5 GHz band solves, firstly, the problem about the crowded wifi networks. In densely populous areas, apartment buildings, in areas with large presence of offices and commercial activities is actually something common, to find lots of WiFi networks, especially if you consider both the ones that reveal their SSID and the ones that hide it.

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How to set an IP power outlet so it reestablish our failed internet connection

One of the benefits that the IP outlet offers us is to be able to control our local or remote connectivity through highly known icmp queries such as ping. This way, if the internet connection is lost, it can switch off and on our equipments automatically.

Recently I have seen – likely you too – a little device that has a relatively affordable price which detects if our internet enabled devices are not able to connect to the internet and then automatically resets our modem. It is ResetPlug, costs 60 Dollars and has been widely publicized as an innovative product even though in reality it is way too far from being the first device that provides this kind of services.

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