ASUS Announces Rapture GT-AX6000 WiFi 6 Router with Dual 2.5 Gbps Ports

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ASUS has announced a new premium WiFi 6 router, the ROG Rapture GT-AX6000. It features dual 2.5 Gbps ports and combined speeds of up to 6,000 Mbps. It supports up to 4,804 Mbps on the 5 Ghz band and 1,148 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz 64-bit quad-core Broadcom CPU paired with next-gen Broadcom WiFi 6 chipsets. One of the 2.5 Gbps ports can be configured for LAN or WAN for up to 3.5 Gbps of WAN bandwidth.

WAN aggregation allows a 2.5 Gbps port to be combined with a 1 Gbps port to unlock up to 3.5 Gbps of WAN bandwidth, fast enough for even the latest ultra-high-speed ISPs. This massive internet bandwidth can be shared via WiFi 6 or the second 2.5 Gbps port in LAN mode.

With LAN aggregation, users can bond two 1 Gbps LAN ports together to create a 2 Gbps LAN connection, which is great for supplying extra bandwidth to heavy-duty network devices such as a compatible NAS or desktop PC.

ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 Specifications

Antennas4 x external antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Data Rate802.11a: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11n: up to 600 Mbps
802.11ac (2.4 GHz, nitro-QAM): up to 1000 Mbps
802.11ac (5 GHz, nitro-QAM): up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ax (2.4 GHz): up to 1148 Mbps
802.11ax (5 GHz): up to 4804 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac,
IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB NAND Flash
I/O Ports4 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps for LAN
1 x 2.5G WAN/LAN
1 x 2.5G LAN1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
ButtonPower Switch, Reset Button, WPS Button, LED Button
DC Power AdapterAC Input : 100V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output: 19V with max. 2.37A current or 19.5V with max. 2.31A current
Package ContentsGT-AX6000 WiFi6 Gaming Router
External Antenna x 4
RJ-45 cable
Power adapter
Quick Start guide
Warranty card
Dimensions / weight337.7 x 196.0 x 220.9 mm / 1121.4 g
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It features OFDMA, MU-MIMO technology, and a combination of 160 Mhz channels. Mesh networks can be created with an ASUS AiMesh-compatible router. Port forwarding has been simplified to a three-step procedure. Security is provided via ASUS AiProtection Pro, which includes WPA3 and advanced parental controls. ASUS Instant Guard uses VPN technology for further security. Other VPN features include the ability to run VPN and an ordinary internet connection simultaneously. Newegg has it listed for $399.99.

Source: ASUS (1, 2) (via TechPowerUp, OC3D)

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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