REVIEW - ASUS RT-AX53U - Your way to reliable Internet Connection

In the recent years, internet connection has been a must have not just at home but also outside. Making us more accessible to information and connect anytime to our friends and love ones. 

Pandemic kicks in and we all realize that having a more reliable internet connection is becoming a need than want. Most electronic devices are offering internet connection, it adds up to the number of devices that needs to connect to your router keeping it work harder than it ever should be. Therefore, we require a more powerful router that can handle the load of more devices and offers stable connectivity to all.

We were able to get our hands the ASUS router and on this review we will determine its potential and see if we can recommend it to you.

The model we got is the most entry model for the Wifi 6 routers ASUS can offer, the RT-AX53U.


Out from the box you will get the most basic, no fancy accessories:
  • RT-AX53U Router
  • Power Adapter
  • 2x Power Plug (based on different region)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card



Before we setup the ASUS RT-AX53U Router, we are using the default / provided modem router from our ISP which is Converge.

Our home is a 3 storey house with estimated 4-inch thick walls and a lot area of 120sqm. Our ISP modem router is located on the second floor that should cover the whole area but unfortunately it can't.

We tried to check the internet speed on certain location to know up to where the ISP modem router can cover and here's what we got.

Converge Default Modem Router

Based on the graph above, the default modem router can reach the third and first floor but with a significant decrease on both upload and download. Please note that we are using our mobile device to get the internet speed test which in my opinion has better connection that laptops.

Then we set up the ASUS RT-AX53U which is near the default modem router of our ISP.

One good thing about the ASUS Routers is that it can be managed and configured using just a mobile device thru their ASUS Router App and you can also manage your router even if you are not at home, you just need to sign-in an email on the app.

Home pane showing the internet status

You can also do other configuration on your router using the ASUS Router App such as update firmware, parental controls and bandwidth limiter on connected devices.

Parental Controls and Settings Pane

ASUS Routers also have a feature they called AIMesh, making them connect to another ASUS routers, extending not only it's internet coverage but also all the setting and configuration you create on the main router that is connected to your modem router.

After installing and configuring our ASUS Router, we then test again the same areas we test earlier on the ISP model router to know if the Wifi signal improves or worsen.

Surprisingly, it covers almost all the areas of our home with better internet speed and we were amazed by the results of our test with the ASUS RT-AX53U router.

ASUS RT-AX53U Router


The ASUS RT-AX53U router offers not just the latest Wifi technology but also improves your internet connection, it can even offer up to 2x the speed of your ISP default modem router. SRP of the ASUS RT-53U is around PHP 3,720 is very much a steal for the performance it gives, making you maximize your monthly DSL plan.

We are giving it a Silver Award for the performance per peso it offers.

Overall, the rating we give this useful piece of device is 8/10. We can definitely recommend this router for those who are working at home or with kids that are still in online schooling. This can definitely improved our internet needs.

Have you had issues with your internet connection? What router are you using? Let us know in the comment section below.

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