PC has to be fast now a days in order to game, well, at least at a current specs. The same goes for your Laptop or other devices that you had on your hand. To some, or even most, Router got to be fast as well to keep up with the connection, latency and such.

Today we will look at one of ASUS router, the ROG Rapture GT-AX6000, a WiFi AX router that has lots of hardware and software feature that keeps you connected to beyond your gaming needs, security and productivity.

Unboxing

The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 came with the following

  • ROG Rapture GT-AX6000
  • Power Adaptor
  • LAN Cable
  • User Manual/Warranty Statement

*ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 came with 2 years of warranty by ASUS

Design & Ports

The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is designed with all black with some of the reddish plastic on the sides of the antenna attachment. Even the ROG wording is black with dotted retro style holes that acts as a ventilation for the router. Over slightly to the right, you will spot a big ROG logo which is RGB and fully customizable ASUS Aura RGB via the Router web admin panel. Upon that there is 4 detachable antennas that is fully able to tilt, adjustable and removable that is located on all top 4 corners of the router, making it flexible over the area that you wish to cover. This router weight is around 1.1KG, which is pretty beefy for a router but that is due to the heatsink and all the cooling needed to keep the router operational properly.

Upon looking at the front the white LED is shining bright to indicate the status of your Wi-Fi connections, LAN, Internet, USB and LAN indicator were also present to show the presences and readiness of the router. Looking at the back over to the middle, there is multiple slate of lines with holes that is ventilating all the heat away. Further at the back is the set of ports, there is a power adaptor slot, a physical on/off switch, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port which you can use for connecting printers or USB HDD, 1 WAN port for connecting to your Modem, a 2.5GBPS LAN and 4 Gigabit LAN port which lets you connect to your PC, Internet TV, Android Box, etc.

Specifications and features

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The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is a 4X4 based router that runs on Broadcom 2.0Ghz Quad Core Processor with 1GB of RAM and 256MB of flash memory. Under such specifications, ASUS has fit in very one of the best router in any class available today with huge amount of memory to spare and support most of your daily gaming and productivity stuff all at once, with a maximum connection up to 64 devices with dual WAN aggregation.

Over to the Wi-Fi specifications, it supports 4×4 MiMo, and can range very far, which specs wise it can cover about over a quarter of any homes or office in general with peaked theoretical speed that go up beyond 4804mbps at optimal range without thick walls with Wi-Fi 6e certified devices. Besides that the router also supports legacy connections from its standard 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (Wi-Fi5) Wi-Fi radio A/B/G/N and AC. If you needed an extension to your wireless connection, AI Mesh is there where you can purchase from any ASUS authorized outlet to further expand the area of connection.

Other features such as Mobile Game Mode, Adaptive QoS, Open NAT, Torrent server and Port Forwarding, VPN server/client were all present as part of the router features.

Setup and Performance

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Setting up the ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is relatively easy whether its AIMESH or as a primary router which you do not need to use a LAN cable to connect your primary router with your laptop, with the out of the box menu can be access via web browser with ASUS-WRT ROG or from ASUS Router App which you can download from iOS or Android’s Google Play. Once access to it you will be greeted with a few clicks, button and configurations to set as primary ASUS Router with your ISP details followed by AIMESH and AIMESH Node Protocol, if you have additional ASUS router around, then your Wi-Fi configuration and enable AX Wi-Fi 6 to further utilize all the speed you need. Once all its done, it will be saved and you will be greeted again with a standard ASUS Router menu as a primary router, which grants you all the mentioned features and security configurations, including configuring ports, forwarding and the iconic ASUS AURA RGB which you can change the RGB modes of your choice.

Performance wise, a few round of the testing shows over the internet is very much satisfied and I am happy with the expected performance that holds consistently over 100Mbps via my ISP with low ping and jitter rates when benchmarking and a few gaming sessions. Torrenting also shows good consistent speed which 5GB file can be downloaded less than 30 minutes similar from our previous router review from ASUS. Local file test transfer to my WD NAS connected to the LAN port also show stable speed rates with 5GB file test which can be fully transferred over in slightly less than 5 minutes and no drops or disconnection during test via Wi-Fi 6 Laptop and about 11 minutes on a standard AC 600MBPS device. We tried to connect over 26 devices and so far so good with good balance and management of bandwidth on all devices.

Using the Asus Router app will grant you immediate remote access, control, manage and monitor the router and with all the devices connected to it, including even generic TV box, IP Camera and its identification of connection.

Hardware Specs

NameASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AX6000
Wi-Fi TechnologyDual-Band Wi-Fi 6 
(802.11ax) AX6000
ChipsetBroadcom BCM 2.0 GHz Quad-core CPU
2.4GHz Wi-Fi Specs2×2 AX: Up to 1148Mbps
5GHz Wi-Fi Specs4×4 AX: Up to 4.8Gbps
Backward Compatibility802.11a/b/g/n/ac
AP ModeYes
Mesh-readyYes (AiMesh)
160MHz Channel SupportYes
Gigabit Port5x LAN, 1x WAN with dual aggregation WAN/USB
USB1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
(storage, modem, printer)
Mobile AppAsus Router
QoSYes (Excellent)
Parental ControlYes 
Processing Power2.0 GHz Quad-Core CPU, 
256MB Flash, 1GB RAM
Built-in Online ProtectionYes 
Dimensions10.56 x 7.08 x 6.53 in
(268 x 180 x 160 mm)
Weight1.12KG

Verdict and Conclusion

Rating

The ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 is one router you should get if you are serious about having great stable all time connection with long hours of gaming, downloads and work all together within many devices. Specifications from hardware and features from the software alone already surpass beyond even certain home office routers today in the market, which lets you manage and customize to your hearts content. Furthermore the menu is simple enough for everyone with just a few settings to click, whether you are using it as a MESH, Repeater or a standard Router with advance settings for those who wanted more. Other settings such as gaming mode that ensure low ping consistency connection over your connected gaming console or PC alike with ping discovery for modern games from multiple regions. With remote management available from the app, this makes it appealing if you have multiple devices to take care of.

This router can be purchased with a retail price of RM1899 from ASUS Outlets and Lazada or Shopee Online Stores

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