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ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX82U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, AURA RGB, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security


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New-generation WiFi 6 router: Ultrafast speeds up to 5400 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels; Works seamlessly with all your existing WiFi devices Mobile Game Mode: Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app Dedicated gaming port: 1 of the 4 LAN ports automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it Connect more devices: WiFi 6 router provides up to 4x greater network capacity with WiFi range increased by 80% Unmatched coverage: ASUS AiMesh Technology allows you to create a flexible, seamless whole home mesh network with AiMesh-competible routers Peace of mind: ASUS AiProtection Pro adds a level of security so you never have to worry about unwanted access to your home network



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ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX82U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, AURA RGB, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security

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ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies and is one of the top motherboard and gaming brands as well as a topthree consumer notebook vendor. ASUS is driven by passion and innovation and dedicated to creating quality products for a future smart life, designing and manufacturing products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person. Our wide portfolio includes MG248Q, Chromebox and a range of devices and components, along with AR and VR


AX5400 Dual Band WiFi 6 Gaming Router, WiFi 6 802.11ax, Mobile Game Mode, ASUS AURA RGB, Lifetime Free Internet Security, Mesh WiFi support, Gear Accelerator, Gaming Port, Adaptive QoS, Port Forwarding

  • New-generation WiFi 6 – Enjoy ultrafast speeds up to 5400 Mbps with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and 160MHz channels
  • Mobile Game Mode – Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app
  • Choose your lighting vibe – Feature ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects that you can choose from a variety of lighting effects and customize lighting to align with specific modes.
  • ASUS AiMesh support – Create a flexible, seamless whole-home mesh network with AiMesh-compatible routers
  • Commercial-grade home network security – Lifetime free ASUS AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro, with WPA3 and advanced Parental Controls to protect your home




Ultra powerful WiFi 6

RT-AX82U brings you all the benefits of WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and works perfectly with all your existing WiFi devices!

  • Lower latency
  • Faster speeds
  • Energy efficient
  • Longer range

Boost Your Mobile Gaming

Minimize lag and latency for mobile gaming with just a tap on the ASUS Router app.

Prioritize via Gaming Port

The dedicated gaming port on RT-AX82U automatically prioritizes any wired device connected to it. No complex configuration is needed, just connect your gaming PC or console to the special LAN port to give you a fast, stable connection that’s always at the head of the queue.




Remove Network Bottlenecks

Adaptive QoS (Quality of Service) lets you keep your network running smoothly by prioritizing network traffic. You can prioritize applications such as streaming video or web surfing, as well as gaming. It’s the perfect ally for delivering low-latency WiFi anywhere in your home.

Whole-Home Gaming

Does your router leave you with WiFi dead spots? RT-AX82U supports ASUS AiMesh, a unique mesh networking technology that creates a whole-home network using multiple ASUS routers. With easy central control and seamless roaming, even non-experts can set it up with any AiMesh-capable routers you own. Say goodbye to WiFi dead zones!

Commercial-grade Security for Your Home

Home network security is crucial when you have multiple connected devices, and even more so when there are devices without anti-virus capabilities such as IoT devices. RTAX82U includes lifetime free AiProtection Pro, including the latest WPA3 security protocol and advanced Parental Controls. Every device is protected with RT-AX82U, and you can keep an eye on everything that’s happening on your network via the handy mobile app.




Fortified Frontline Network Security

RT-AX82U features AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro to defend your network from external attacks, with automatic and regular updates. Working with WPA3, the latest WiFi security protocol, AiProtection Pro keeps out security threats before they can reach your devices, including devices that cannot install anti-virus software — such as smartphones and game consoles.

Advanced Parental Controls

  • Internet Activity Dashboards
  • Kid-Safe Presets
  • Schedule Block Times
  • Content Filters

Easy Management Via Mobile App

  • Traffic Analyzers
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Guest WiFi

Specification: ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX82U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, AURA RGB, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security

Product Dimensions

10.96 x 7.26 x 6.5 inches

Item Weight

1.57 pounds



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Best Sellers Rank

#4,960 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #96 in Computer Routers

Date First Available

August 3, 2020



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10 reviews for ASUS AX5400 WiFi 6 Gaming Router (RT-AX82U) – Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router, AURA RGB, Gaming & Streaming, AiMesh Compatible, Included Lifetime Internet Security

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  1. corrado007

    This is a fantastic router. I had an Apple AirPort Extreme that seemed to be working fine so I thought there was no need to upgrade. 2020 hit and my kids ended up doing school from home while I worked from home. While I had never experienced any issues, the kids were having connection issues during Zoom meetings with their classes. I have 1 gigabit internet speed through Comcast/Xfinity and had never seen much more than 550mbps over Wi-fi but figured it was a limitation of the devices I was using. Between seeing the low (for the plan) speeds and the kids having Zoom issues, I decided to get a Wi-fi 6 compatible router. I did a bunch of research and this was one of the highest rated ones and I had my friend, a Sr. Network Engineer, look over the specs and he was impressed by it and now wants to get one. I bought it and set it up. Setup was very easy and intuitive so the router was up and running in just minutes. The ASUS app is user friendly as well. While most devices on my network aren’t Wi-fi 6 compatible, my iPad and iPhone both are. I was able to get up to 892mbps with this new router on my phone and up to 901mpbs on my iPad Pro, both of course over Wi-fi. My kids also both have not had a single issue with Zoom meeting connections after the upgrade. This router was money well spent, especially with a smart home full of devices connected, me working from home, and my kids both on Chrome books doing school from home. If you are considering this router, I hope you find this review helpful. I would absolutely buy this router if I had it to do again. It has been running flawlessly for a few months now and has been putting our gigabit service to good use. Oh, and range… The router is located in the middle of our home and we have a detached garage which gets a nice strong signal and a detached shed maybe 100 feet from the router through a few walls and across the yard that has a Wi-fi camera mounted to it which receives a good signal and allows for streaming from the camera so I find the range to be very good.

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    This thing is a beast. A big step up from the TP-Link AX50. Really good for gaming if that’s what you’re looking for. I have a consistent 15-19ms ping in Warzone compared to a 40-60 with the TP-Link. all while streaming as well. Easy to install and setup with the app as well. The game tuning seems to help keep you in lobbies that are close and optimized preventing the lag spikes.I have 150mb symmetrical fiber, but for some reason I’m getting 950mb up and down with this router. Not sure what it’s bypassing but I’m not complaining.

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  3. Brandon Cart

    The wifi6 has seemed to help with our connectivity issues we were having with 10+ devices connected at a time. The thing I am most impressed on is the security features that come with this. Home routers have been lacking in that department for sometime and I certainly didn’t think a router focused on gaming would be an upgrade security wise as well.

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  4. little man

    1. Setup is a breeze and he easiest, If your previous is a ASUS router, Save the config file and load it, into the this router and all your connected devices are up and running.. you change the settings to whatever you want too.. after, No need to go and change network password on 100 devices. Everything from your older.. Including all the registered devices.. network Ip, parental control.. etc (saves a ton of time)2. Those who are having trouble connection issue/disconnecting with this RT-AX86U router after IOS 14.2 updates and >, For Apple Devices like Iphone 7 or > models and IpadAir2 or > models.. Please change the following, Under WIFI SSID’s from your Device.. Press the circled “i” next to each SSID you are trying to connect too or connected too.. and Turn the “Private Address” option “ON”, Should fix the the connection issue.. But this not an issue on other apple devices other than Iphones7/> and IpadsAirt2/>3. Apple started using different MAC address for each SSID you connect too starting from update OS14.1 and > .. If you have a MAC filter turned on your router to connect to your network you may have to register each MAC Address ID generated by your apple device for each SSID (2.4 and 5.0GHz) and If you have multiple “WiFi(SSID) names” or multiple Spots you may also need to add all different MAC ID generated by your apple device connecting to each SSID’s from your Device.. To find each Unique MAC address, Press the circled “i” next to each SSID you are trying to connect too.. and Turn the “Private Address” option “ON” and you will see, a unique MAC Address.. Add that MAC address to your MAC Filter to allow the device to connect to each SSID, should fix your apple device connection issue.. Remember “Apple” is well secured, but painful to introduce this new feature.4. Overall the router is strong and good, Some old devices may have hard time connecting too WP3 and WIFI6 enabled.. I would say open up your “Guest” Next work and down grade from WPA3 to WPA2 or down grade from WIFI6 down, with restrictions.. Should resolve the internet connectivity issues.5. But some devices can still support “WIFI6” and work stable and should not have no issues.. If you are gamer, ensure to upgrade your WiFi card to support WiFi 6 on that device.. Otherwise this router will block you left and right, When you apply mods and port forwarding with your friends, But for normal browsing and streaming from paid/subscription sources, this router should work seamlessly without any issues.6. Parental Control timing has some serious bug.. MAC ID filtering is not supported on “IPV6”, Since IPV6 use a very long “MAC ID”, MAC ID Filter only works on “IPV4” setup… Need an software update to fix it.. You can only restrict devices by MAC ID address on IPV4 setup..When setting up Parental Control, Found a Series bug defined the hours in the software, Which has 25 hours a day/2 entries for 12:00am (24:00 hours and 00:00 hours both same). Which causes the software to choke and fail, Has some serious bug/headache issues.. “ASUS” please fix this, This causes the parental control/restriction to NOT work correctly, due to 24:00 hour and 00:00 entries being the same, confusing the software time management to fail miserably.. The work around is to have “2 entries” for each device.. one entry for example “Device A” should have time restriction from 20:00 to 24:00 (Midnight) and the same “Device A” should have 2nd entry from 00:00 to 06:00 for the parental control to may be work properly, Sometime it works correctly, still unstable and in testing… It is a serious bug.. (The drop down options for each device entry is confusing with “disable”, “block” and “time”, Please provide help.. Recent new firmware update, allows 15 minute increments, which is nice finally they added this feature, but could not able to test it, Due to two 24 hour entries in the time bug.. earlier software options, did not allow 15 mins increments now it does.7. Since Apple devices keep changing their MAC addresses randomly by SSID.. Not just this router, any router in the market will be challenged, to restrict web sites and time restrictions, instant messaging and Internet usage for Kids, due to multiple MAC ID’s for each SSID’s.. Use an external parental control app and control it using Master “Apple Id”.8. Good Area Coverage, So far works great, no issues.. All features and there are lot of apps offered by ASUS.. Still I am exploring.. No comment, Until I Use or Master their free apps offered on the app stores..9. Great and Good options like Old but robust NAS SERVER, MEDIA SERVER, USB, Printer, VPN etc and new dedicated 2.5GBps LAN PORT, Dedicated RJ-45 Game Port,options.. like most of the features in their previous predecessor models.. Hope the future updates will bring more stability to some of the unstable software bugs.. Overall the router is stable and good performing device. Little expensive for a Broadcom 1.8Ghz BCM4908 Chip.. Others offer a snapdragon 865 processor for $100.. May not have a good UI interface.. but WIFI6 and other basic features..10. Registering this device on ASUS Website.. Seems to be a little challenging as well, When you browser for Router models on ASUS website.. you see all different routers are under “Network” Category… But when registering, You will NOT find it under “NETWORK” Category, But Instead you will find it under “WIFI” Category.

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  5. Inline_Phil

    I read a lot of reviews about this guy and had high hopes for its performance. It lives up to its expectations performance wise but setup was not as simple as I had hoped. Let me explain.This router has a ping time of 8ms to my ISP server, 9ms is the best I ever got with my old Linksys EA8500 [typically 10ms]. The 5G signal strength is simply amazing, considering the power demand for this unit is only 45VA vs. the Linksys 50VA. Stronger signal for less power? True, although I’m not certain where the efficiency increase occurs.The downside was the setup. Most WiFi Routers today are plug-and-play where you literally plug it in, turn it on, and viola! It works. Not so with this Asus. It first needed a firmware upgrade which it did perform despite it’s complaint about no internet connectivity. After it completed the firmware upgrade, the router just would not permit internet connectivity although the admin page showed that it was up. Frustrating since the help was online [let me see, online help with a router that cannot get online. What’s up with that?]. I tried several times powering down both this router and modem but to not avail.Putting the old Linksys back in, I was able to find the troubleshooting page for this and their recommendation was to do a hard reset [press the RESET button and wait, and wait, and wait…]. That did solve the problem and I’m glad it did.Browsing is *considerably* faster through my gigabit Ethernet [rough estimate of 2x] and my weather app on my cell phone displays in about a second rather than the 10 seconds with the old Linksys. Those numbers made me happy with this Asus despite the issues in getting it up and running.Lastly, a comment about the Amazon purchase. This item was supposedly in stock at a local Amazon distribution warehouse. I ordered it via Prime and waited for a tracking number. These typically appear 1-2 business days after the purchase; this one did not. Calling the help agent, I explained how dissatisfied I was with this transaction and sure enough, somehow the order had fallen into a “crack.” The agent escalated the issue and I got the router two days later. If I had not called to find out the tracking number, who knows how long it would have taken.I am not a gamer but we do stream a lot of 4k. So far, so good.One last comment: my ISP [Spectrum} provides the modem [here an ET2251]. The Asus 2.5Gb WAN port is not compatible with this modem.

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  6. J. Donaldson

    Initial Review Mar 8, 2021Our WiFi router of many years suddenly failed in strange ways. It took me a few days to isolate the problem to the Router. When this WiFi Router arrived it quickly proved that the old router was destined for the trash bin.The user interface of this router is rich with information and easy to setup. Within a few minutes, after just plugging in Ethernet cables and applying power it was running and my problems were all gone. Then just a couple of minutes more and the two WiFi channels were setup. My dozens of WiFi devices around the house (garage door, multiple WiFi outdoor cameras, printers, ROKU, phones, tablets, etc.) were all up and running.Too bad I don’t have any WiFi 6 devices so I can’t appreciate the speed improvements. However I did record the WiFi signal to the furthest corner of our property with the old router and this new router which was clearly superior. No doubt any new devices I add to the house will have to be WiFi 6 where appropriate.Another thing I like about this router is the MESH feature. MESH can be used to expand a WiFi network. My garage is both distant from my router but it is also filled with lots of metal things like metal doors, metal cars, metal shelves, etc. which all absorb much of the WiFi signal. I have several WiFi based devices in the garage which were having weak signal issues. I bought a range extender which works but I don’t like it because it generates it’s own WiFi which complicates my setup. A MESH is a design that extends the WiFi signal using the same SSID so is more convenient. So the MESH extended signal is still on the same network as the originating router.The other thing I like about this router is it has a USB 3 service. I haven’t yet but am going to see if that can serve as a simple inexpensive NAS. I have a NAS already but this would be a far simpler solution, less power, no cables, and easy setup.I recommend this router.

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  7. Buyer of Stuff

    Instant signal boost. Uprgrading from a Spectrum router. Lots of features that are simplified with icons in the phone app and web portal. There are optimized presets for gaming, media, file transfer, and a few more. The lights are crisp, they match well with my Asus gaming pc and give it a more finished look. You can control the lights with the phone app, pc, and physical button on the top of router. The app and pc allow you to set the color and the button on top just cycles thru the different lighting modes. There are 7 lighting modes: static,breathing, wave, marquee, gradient, evolution, rainbow.

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  8. Arct1c0n

    Had the special Best Buy version of the AC86U which has the “upgraded” 1.0ghz dual core CPU’s vs 800mhz and it was a great router. Had the upgrade bug last year and got the AX88U which wasn’t much of an upgrade all things considered but it has stability issues and the first A1 hardware version had heating issues which a lot of other people on small net builder forum will also confirm, the A1.1 version from Vietnam fixed that.However, after COVID situation went to Hell in America, I was forced to work at home more and with my very limited desk space, the AX88u simply took up too damn much real estate. On top of that, I still had Skype call issues with my wife in Japan that I could never fix no matter what I tried.Once I saw news about the AX86U and the first ship arrived with them from Vietnam, I jumped on the chance to grab one.Of course, the footprint of the AX86u is MUCh smaller then the AX88U which was a big thing in my book. It however CANNOT BE WALL MOUNTED out of the box, so bear that in mind. My wifi strength in the 5ghz band at 161 channel in my crowded apt wifi saturated area has been just as good as the AX88u. I have not attempted 2.4ghz usage because my apt complex has waaaaaaaay to many 2.4ghz channels all over the place, so I don’t even bother.The unit does get pretty warm but the “verticle” chassis does allow the hot air to rise and be naturally convected outAt this time, RMerlin HAS NO PLANS to support this model with MERLIN firmware. So if you cannot stand Asus stock firmware, look elsewhere “EDIT: Apparently he is now working on supporting it, but be prepared for A LOT of bugs till a stable version”Also, the out of box firmware has no working Traffic monitoring and QoS, so be sure to update from ASUS websitePROS:1. Looks great without being visually annoying unlike some other routers2. Wifi 5ghz coverage is great with good stability from my testing3. Built in hardware VPN support for your paranoid people4. Tried and true old school Asus GUI interface. No changes here if your happy with it5. 2.5gpbs LAN port support is great for future usage for NAS or gigabit plus internet6. Try as I might, I could not get the quad core 1.8ghz CPU to break a sweat, so you can throw A LOT of network traffic on this sucker for years to come6. Aggregate dual LAN’s for future internet support7. Gaming packet priority LAN port, if you care about such thingsCONS:1. No plans for MERLIN firmware support and thats from RMERLIN himself “EDIT: Apparently he is now working on supporting it, but be prepared for A LOT of bugs till a stable version”2. Asus firmware takes several version to work out bugs for new routers, so be prepared to be beta tester if you need stable high end features3. 2.5gbps LAN port support is not gaurenteed and may or may not be fixed with future firmware updates4. ASUS router GUI is getting long in the tooth and really needs an overhaul5. If your a paranoid/conspiracy theory/tin foil kinda person, the built in TrendMicro protection will collect some personal info. But if your on the internet/have smartphone/social security #, they already know all about you anyway

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  9. Ryan McGaughy

    ryan.mcgaughy+amazonreviews(at)gmail(dot)comI am not a bot, nor do I work for Amazon or Asus or am I associated in any way (besides buying the router).This really was worth the expensive hardware.Physical appearenceI’m function over form. The vertical form does contribute to arranging all 3 antennae perpendicular to each other (why you’d need more than 3 antennae on a single node in 3D space is beyond me).Installation:I setup the network using the mobile app. Had to login to the router using a browser to change the LAN IP addresses. Overall: 4/5 stars.Performance:Speed test for my network was beyond expectations. 6/5 stars.Features (besides advertised):The router utilizes a Linux kernel with a (very) barebones userland accessable via SSH or *shutters* telnet. Settings APPEAR chrooted to /tmp which mirrors /etc, *.conf, and the like. SSL web connection with a clean UI to internal Samba shares and FTP (uninvestigated atm) access. Was NOT able to mount a NFS (only attempted, may be user error). DLNA shares of mounted filesystems.Essentially, the router takes some of the burden off my home server. 5/5 stars.Feel free to contact me for any questions. I do intend to tinker more with it.

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  10. Ryan B.

    I upgraded from 2 Airport Extremes. I have a 400 mbps internet plan. I have around 30 devices connected at any given time with about 8 being on WiFi. With the airport extremes I was regularly getting under 80 mbps (30-50) when I did a speed test on my phone. I rarely ever got close to 400 mbps over WiFi.After upgrading to this router which has WiFi 6, I almost always achieve anywhere from 100-400mbps. This is a huge improvement.WiFi signal distance has greatly improved. I still use the other airport extremes to extend the WiFi signal to the front and backyard.I really like how I can prioritized traffic on the router, example gaming and it has a dedicated port for gaming. Also I can see all devices connected to the router and rename them and block them if needed. It is also very easy to access all the settings directly through the appI highly recommend this router.

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