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ASUS RT-AX57 Go Travel Router Review

ASUS RT-AX57 Go Travel Router Review

Stay Connected Anywhere: Introducing the ASUS RT-AX57 Go Travel Router

What’s in the box:

  • RT-AX57 GO Wireless Router
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x 1m RJ-45 Cable
  • 1 x Stand
  • 1 x Flannel Bag
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card


The RT-AX57 Go has a number of features that make it an excellent choice for your home. These features include:

  • a total networking speed of 3,000Mbps
  • Malware protection through AiProtection Classic
  • User-friendly interface
  • Mobile App that ensures parental control and Safe Browsing
  • A Guest Network which provides Internet connection for guests, but restricts access to your local network
  • Real time Traffic Monitor



  • RT-AX57 Go

Network Standard:

  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • WiFi 4 (802.11n)
  • WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • IPv4
  • IPv6

Product Segment:

  • AX3000 ultimate AX performance : 2402 Mbps+ 574 Mbps

WiFi Data Rate:

  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax) (2.4GHz) : up to 574 Mbps
    WiFi 6 (802.11ax) (5GHz) : up to 2402 Mbps


  • Internal Antenna x 5

Transmit / Receive:

  • 2.4GHz 2×2
    5GHz 2×2


  • RAM 512MB / Flash 128MB

Operating Frequency:

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz

Operating Mode:

  • Wireless Router Mode
  • AiMesh Node Mode
  • Range Extender Mode
  • Access Point Mode
  • Media Bridge Mode
  • Repeater Mode
  • Public WiFi Mode (WISP)

I/O Ports:

  • 1GbE WAN x 1
  • 1GbE LAN x 1
  • USB-C Power Port
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1×1


  • Reset
  • Slide Switch

LED Indicator:

  • RGB x 1

Power Supply:

  • 9V / 2A

Product Weight (g):

  • 210g

Product Dimensions:

  • 120mm x 120mm x 21.5mm


  • AiMesh
    • Primary AiMesh Router
    • AiMesh Node


  • UU Boost (CN only)
  • Parental Control
  • Time Scheduling
    Safe Browsing


  • AiProtection
  • VPN
    WPA/WPA2/WPA3-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
  • WPS
  • Let’s Encrypt
  • DNS-over-TLS
  • SSH
  • Security Scan
  • Firewall


  • AiProtection Classic
  •  Router Security Assessment
  • Malicious Site Blocking
  • Infected Device Prevention and Blocking


  • Instant Guard
  • VPN Client L2TP
  • VPN Client Open VPN
  • VPN Client PPTP
  • VPN Client WireGuard
  • VPN Server IPSec
  • VPN Server Open VPN
  • VPN Server PPTP
  • VPN Server WireGuard
  • VPN Fusion
  • Support Surfshark

Traffic Control:

  • Traditional QoS
  • Real-time Traffic Monitor


  • PPPoE
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • Automatic IP
  • Static IP
  • IPSec
  • 3G / 4G LTE dongle
  • Port forwarding
  • Port triggering
  • DMZ
  • DDNS


  • DHCP Server
  • IGMP Snooping
  • IPTV
  • VLAN


  • UTF-8 SSID
  • WiFi MAC Address Filter
  • Wireless Scheduler
  • Airtime Fairness
  • RADIUS Client
  • Universal Beamforming
  • Explicit Beamforming

USB application:

  • HDD Hibernation
  • AiCloud
  • Download Master
  • AiDisk
  • Media Server
  • Time Machine

User Interface:

  • APP: ASUS Router APP


  • Feedback System
  • System Log
  • New Device Connect Notification

Smart Home:

  • Support Google Assistant

Travelling can be challenging enough without worrying about internet connectivity. Now you can share your phone’s internet connection over two to three rooms to many devices. You can also re-share an existing wireless connection, using personalized security settings for your family.

The ASUS RT-AX57 Go is a compact yet powerful travel router designed to deliver fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for your home or small office. However, what makes this router stand out is that it offers Tri-mode connectivity for travel, work and home. Packed with innovative features and advanced technology. The RT-AX57 Go offers reliable and robust range coverage without missing a beat.

Tri-mode connectivity:

With 4G/5G mobile tethering, a private hotspot over public WiFi (WISP mode), and router mode the RT-AX57 Go provides tri-mode connectivity with ease. Through mobile tethering the RT-AX57 Go redefines how we access the internet, making it as simple as plug and share. Its private hotspot feature transforms unsecured connections in public WiFi zones such as hotels or cafes into a safe and private hotspot. Which is ideal for you to safely surf the internet with advanced security for your devices. Finally, its router mode delivers a powerful WiFi signal and ensures stable Internet connection wherever you roam.

The RT-AX57 Go comes with ultrafast WiFi 6, supports 160 MHz bandwidth and can definitely handle data streaming like a boss. With a speed of up to 3,000 Mbps the RT-AX57 can handle up to 70 devices simultaneously which a testament to its increased network capacity. Its compact and small nature make the RT-AX57 Go ideal for small businesses too. So, whether you run a hotel, a café or you happen to be a digital nomad, this router is highly recommended.

The RT_AX57 Go is comprehensive, convenient and the perfect ally to dynamic and reliable WiFi. Setting it up has never been easier as it takes up little to no space and can be mounted customization. Its simple 3-step setup process, can have your router up and running in no time, ensuring a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

MGR Gaming’s Conclusions:

In conclusion, the RT-AX57 Go Router offers a dynamic combination of power, reliability, and features at an affordable price. If you value ease of use, advanced customization options, and top-notch security for your home network, the ASUS AX-57 Go Router is worth considering.

The ASUS RT-AX57 Go Router will be coming to South Africa later this year and will be available from Takealot and Incredible Connection.

After thorough examination, it is evident that the RT-AX57 Go Router stands out for its blend of potency, dependability, and functionality, all at a reasonable cost. For those prioritizing user-friendliness, extensive customization capabilities, and robust security for their domestic network, the ASUS AX-57 Go Router emerges as a compelling choice.
ASUS RT-AX57 Go Travel Router Review