Hi everyone, meet Asus AX3000 WiFi 6 router. Asus RT-AX3000 also known as RT-AX58U at certain regions. It is powered by 1.5 GHz tri-core processor. Loaded with WPA3 support, Advanced Parental Controls and AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro.
And compatible with ASUS AiMesh WiFi system. It comes with 4 Gigabits LAN and USB 3.1 Gen 1 port. 2 X 2 wireless connection with 160 MHz channels. Having 256MB Flash and 512MB of RAM. Alright, let’s have a closer look…
How to Installation
Just follow the on-screen instruction will do. Everything is the same as other Asus wireless router setup. In short, set up SSID, username and so on.
You might need to setup ISP login details too. AX3000 is loaded with all the essential stuff that you need for daily activity. The simple and easy to use ASUSWRT GUI is what you get. There are AiProtection with Trend Micro and Parental Controls.
Adaptive QoS for smoother network on prioritized devices. Traffic Analyzer for bandwidth usage details. My favourite USB applications like AiDisk, Samba, FTP, 4G modem and Download Master for torrent. Lastly, AiCloud 2.0 for remote file access.
Network experts, here are the advanced settings for you. Just like other Asus router, VLAN is supported on AX3000. Just select your ISP profile will do. Alexa & IFTTT are there for those who need them. IPv6 is supported as well. It also has VPN server and client built-in. No worry, firewall is there for you and me too. A lot of operation modes can be chosen. Router, AP, Media Bridge or AiMesh node? Totally up to you.
WiFi 5 AC Range & Speed Benchmark
50 Mbps at end of the kitchen. That’s outstanding! Yes, it can cover whole double storey semi-D house easily on 5 GHz band with router located at middle 1st floor. FYI, budget routers can’t get 5 GHz signal here.
As usual, smartphone with 2×2 Wi-Fi 5 was being used for these iPerf3 tests. 600 Mbps is a piece of cake when near to AX3000 router. And at least 300 Mbps for all the area on the 1st floor. For ground floor, speed is slower which is expected. But much better when compared to ISP free bundled router.
As for LAN, it performs at the maximum speed that my devices can support at 940 Mbps. As for WiFi 6 tests, Asus PCE-AX58BT is being used. With AX 160 MHz, it manages to reach 630 Mbps. AC 160 MHz is slower but not far behind. Performing well too. How about AX 80 MHz? Getting around 350 Mbps here. As for AC 80 MHz, it is better than AX. Surprising result again… Alright, let’s check out AiMesh wireless backhaul performance.
FYI, RT-AX88U is the main router and AX3000 as the node that connected to a laptop through LAN. Above 800 Mbps for download. Upload is slower. At end of the kitchen, it can almost get 350 Mbps for download. Again, upload is slower. Want whole-house fast WiFi coverage? Just add AiMesh node will do. As easy as ABC. For those who don’t have NAS, USB hard drive is the cheapest way for file sharing.
AX3000 read performance is excellent. Almost getting 100 MB/s. For writing, it is slower at 58 MB/s. Not NAS performance but will get the job done too. By the way, don’t forget the useful Download Master that takes over PC for file downloading.
You can download through smartphone too. As for CPU processing power, it is more than enough to serve more 10 devices at the same time. As you can see, there are resources left for other stuff too while doing CPU intensive task like writing file on USB hard drive. Rest assures that you can play online games smoothly without interruption.
Well, that’s all for Asus AX3000 review. A solid and performing WiFi 6 router. Ultra-wide coverage with fast transfer rate. Great for both AX and AC devices.