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AC5300 and AC3200, ever won­der what do these num­bers mean and how do man­u­fac­tur­ers come up with these num­bers? To be­gin, the num­bers in­di­cate the to­tal data trans­fer rate sup­ported by the routers and it is quoted in Mbps or megabits per sec­ond. 8 bits is a byte, so 5,300Mbps is equiv­a­lent to 662.5MB/s, whereas 3,200Mbps is 400MB/s.

Also im­por­tant to note is this quoted to­tal data trans­fer rate is achieved by adding up the band­width of­fered by all broad­casted net­works. In the case of an AC3200-class router, its sin­gle 2.4GHz net­work of­fers 600Mbps while its two 5GHz net­works of­fer 1,300Mbps. Add them all up and you get 3,200Mbps.

For AC5300 routers, be­cause they sup­port 4x4 spa­tial streams and a spe­cial new tech­nol­ogy called NitroQAM, the max­i­mum band­width of each stream is boosted. This re­sults in 1,000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 2,150Mbps on each of the 5GHz band. Add them all up and you get 5,300Mbps.

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