Discover the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 gaming router with WiFi 6

The manufacturer ASUS has launched a new router specifically oriented to gaming, the new model is the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000, it incorporates high-end hardware and Asuswrt ROG firmware focused specifically on online games. This model has a very important feature, and that is that it has two 2.5G Multigigabit ports, in order not to have any kind of bottleneck in the wired network. Do you want to know all the features of this new router and why it is one of the most recommended for online games?

Main features

This new router from the manufacturer ASUS is aimed at users who want to have a very powerful router, with first-rate hardware features to provide the best possible performance, whether it is wired, WiFi or with the USB ports that this model has. Next, we are going to explain all the technical characteristics of this model that is oriented towards gaming.

wireless specifications

This new WiFi router has Simultaneous dual band with WiFi 6 and AX6000 class. In the 2.4GHz band we will be able to achieve a speed of up to 1148Mbps, thanks to its four external antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration, the 40MHz channel width and the new WiFi 6 standard. In the 5GHz band we will be able to achieve a speed of of up to 4804Mbps, thanks to its four external antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration, the 160MHz channel width and the new WiFi 6 standard.

This router has all the features of the new WiFi 6 standard, such as the MU-MIMO to transfer data to several WiFi clients simultaneously, with the time savings that this achieves. We also have OFDMA to provide maximum efficiency in the wireless network, since we will be able to connect dozens of wireless clients simultaneously without any type of problem or slowdown. Other features are the TWT (Target Wake Time) for wireless clients to save power when in standby, the Beamforming to focus the wireless signal on WiFi clients and provide them with additional coverage and slightly higher speeds.

Other functionalities incorporated in this equipment with WiFi Agile Multiband, the possibility of configuring roaming assistance and many other advanced configuration options, with the aim that the most expert users can adjust the wireless network as they wish, in addition, some of these functionalities are explained so that you know what is being configured.

This model has a WPS button to synchronize wireless clients easily and quickly, in addition, the Asuswrt ROG firmware will allow us to configure both WPA2-Personal (default) as well as WPA2/WPA3-Personal, as well as WPA3-Personal only, ideal to provide the best possible security to wireless clients. You must remember that if you are going to configure a Mesh network with ASUS AiMesh, you will not be able to configure WPA3-Personal only because it is not yet supported.

Ethernet and USB ports

The Ethernet ports on this model consist of one 2.5G Multigigabit port for Internet WAN, although it could also be used as a LAN when we are using the AiMesh WiFi system with the wired backbone. The firmware supports both VLANs in the Internet WAN, VLAN per port and also the Movistar FTTH triple VLAN, making it ideal for replacing the operator’s router and enjoying triple-play. Thanks to the incorporation of this new 2.5G Multigigabit port for the WAN, we will be able to be prepared when operators begin to provide more than real 1Gbps, although logically we will not be able to take advantage of the faster speeds of 10Gbps that Digi and Orange already have in Spain. . This router also supports WAN aggregation, using the Internet WAN port and LAN port 4 of the computer together to establish Internet connection.

This team also has a total of four Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LANand one 2.5G Multigigabit port for LAN. In the firmware we will be able to configure the Link Aggregation with LAN 1 and LAN 2 portsIn this way, if we have a computer or NAS with two 1G ports, we can provide a bandwidth of up to 2Gbps Full Duplex. Of course, in this case we can also configure the Jumbo Frames, to fully optimize the transfer of large files through the local home network.

Regarding the USB ports, we have one USB 2.0 port and other high-performance USB 3.0 port. Thanks to the incorporation of a Quad-Core processor at 2GHz speed, the performance both in reading and writing of the USB 3.0 port is guaranteed, in addition, we also have FTPES (with data encryption) to protect the transfers that we make through the Internet or local network, and we anticipate that we have also achieved great performance. The Asuswrt ROG firmware on this router has the same old servers like Samba, FTP, FTPES, DLNA, printing, AiDisk, download manager, set it as a 3G/4G modem for Internet connection and Time Machine, therefore , we can squeeze both ports to the maximum.

Asuswrt ROG Firmware

The Asuswrt ROG firmware incorporated in this new ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 router has all the usual features. We have all the gaming-oriented features such as Adaptive QoS, traditional QoS, bandwidth limiter, traffic analyzer, we have the “Game Boost” function to speed up online games on smartphones, we also have the “Game Boost” function. ROG First» to prioritize these teams first, in addition, we have the «Gaming Port» functionality that by default has a higher priority than the rest of the ports. Finally, we have Open NAT to open the ports in the router easily and quickly, without the need for extensive networking knowledge.

The rest of the features are the same as always, such as the possibility of configuring up to three guest Wi-Fi networks per band and configuring them in an advanced way, AiProtection pro, very advanced parental control by time and content, VPN servers with OpenVPN, IPsec VPN and also Instant Guard, and we even have VPN clients with support for VPN Fusion, a feature that will allow us to route only certain wired or WiFi devices through the VPN, and let the rest of the devices connect directly.

This equipment has all the usual functionalities regarding IPv6 options, firewall, local and remote router management, and many other options such as the smart connection rule. By having an Asuswrt ROG firmware, the graphical user interface is specifically modified to give it a gaming touch, but in addition, in the main menu we can see the state of the latency of our connection, the jitter and other important information for online games.

Unboxing and first impressions

The first thing that caught our attention about this new router is the design, this router has a fairly pronounced rectangular appearance, in addition, the external antennas are removable and have a fairly large size, ideal for providing the best possible wireless performance. On the front of the router is where we will find the ROG logo that will light up with LEDs of different colors, and this new model also has ASUS Aura RGB, so we can customize the behavior of these LEDs in detail equipment status and even synchronize it with our computer if they are from ASUS.

Another aspect that we really liked about this model is the incorporation of two 2.5G Multigigabit ports, one for the Internet WAN and the other for the LAN, something fundamental to be able to squeeze the speed of the wired network to the maximum, because only with a 2.5G Multigigabit port we will not be able to do much, although generally this would be used as a LAN to connect a NAS server that has this type of connectivity.

Next, you can see the unboxing and first impressions of this ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 router that we already have in our test lab:

Soon in RedesZone we are going to offer you a complete analysis of this model, you will be able to see both the technical characteristics in detail, the real performance wired, wireless with WiFi 6 and also of the USB ports, of course, we will show you all the configuration options of the Asuswrt ROG firmware, one of the most important aspects of this new model.