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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Availability of Award-Winning Rapture GT-AXE16000

World’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router hits the streets

KEY POINTS

  • Powered by latest flagship Broadcom 2.0 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU and WiFi chipsets; exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus enhances overall coverage
  • Dual 10 Gbps WAN/LAN ports, 2.5 Gbps WAN port, and 4 x 1 Gbps LAN ports provide ultimate flexibility for bandwidth-demanding tasks
  • 16000 Mbps quad-band WiFi 6E with 2.4 GHz, 6 GHz and dual 5 GHz bands allows flexible AiMesh configurations with dedicated 5 GHz backhaul connection
  • Triple-level game acceleration; convenient VPN Fusion; commercial-grade ASUS AiProtection security; ASUS Instant Guard for secure WiFi connections anywhere

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the market availability of the ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, the world’s first quad-band WiFi 6E gaming router — a worthy successor to the previous game-changing tri-band model. ASUS continues to lead and innovate in networking hardware, transforming the landscape with a complete WiFi 6E ecosystem.

This trailblazing router — winner of a prestigious CES® 2022 Innovation Award — delivers incredible speeds of up to 16000 Mbps, and is powered by the latest flagship Broadcom 2.0 GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU and WiFi chipsets, along with ASUS RangeBoost Plus technology for enhanced coverage. Designed for gaming in true style, the boldly designed GT-AXE16000 has an infinity mirror on the top of the case that adds a unique touch to the multiple Aura RGB lighting effects.

For the ultimate wired versatility, GT-AXE16000 features dual 10 Gbps WAN/LAN ports, a 2.5 Gbps WAN ports, and four 1 Gbps LAN ports.

The quad-band configuration — which requires much more complex engineering to achieve than a tri-band solution — has one 6 GHz, two 5 GHz and one 2.4 GHz frequency band. This configuration enables much more flexible ASUS AiMesh options: for example, it allows gamers to dedicate the second 5 GHz channel to backhaul connections while still having a complete set of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands available for devices.

With triple-level game acceleration, VPN Fusion for running a VPN and ordinary connection simultaneously, free ASUS AiProtection Pro advanced security, and Instant Guard for securing public WiFi connections, the GT-AXE16000 is the no-compromise router choice for serious gamers.

POWERFUL NEW HARDWRE

The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is powered by the latest flagship Broadcom 2.0 GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU and WiFi chipsets, giving it the performance to handle even the most demanding gaming networks. Maximum network throughput is increased by up to 18% for lightning-fast responsiveness, accelerated data transfers and an optimized gaming experience.

ASUS RangeBoost Plus is the latest, most powerful version of the renowned RangeBoost technology, which can improve coverage and WiFi performance significantly compared to other models without RangeBoost Plus. By combining the next-gen Broadcom WiFi chipsets with exclusive ASUS RF technology, RangeBoost Plus leverages multiple upgraded ASUS features that improve WiFi signal range and overall coverage by up to 38%.

FLEXIBLE HIGH-BANDWIDTH CONNECTIONS

The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 has two dual-function 10 Gbps WAN/LAN ports, four 1 Gbps LAN ports, and a 2.5 Gbps WAN port. This flexibility gives gamers the ability to deliver massive bandwidth to their wired devices, and take advantage of ultra-high-speed internet connections.

The router supports both LAN and WAN aggregation, so ports can be bonded together for higher bandwidth. This is great for supplying extra bandwidth to high-bandwidth wired network devices such as a compatible NAS or desktop PC.

The dual WAN ports allow advanced users to create dual internet connections using two different ISPs. Traffic loads can then be balanced across the two connections, or one connection can used for failover in the case of failure of the main connection, providing more reliable internet connectivity.

For power users with 10GBase-T-enabled PCs, servers or NAS devices, the dual 10 Gbps ports are perfect. These are more convenient than simply combining multiple gigabit Ethernet ports, and help increase available bandwidth to avoid data bottlenecks for your whole network.

HARNESS THE FULL POWER OF WiFi 6E

The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 comes with 16-stream WiFi 6E that provides up to seven additional high-speed 160 MHz channels, for multi-gigabit speeds with stable and consistent connections. It dramatically increases network capacity while reducing bandwidth congestion, delivering higher performance for every WiFi 6E device.

With four frequency bands available on the ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000, gamers can dedicate each band to different devices for faster and smoother WiFi connections. It also allows even more flexible options for connecting ASUS AiMesh-compatible routers as mesh nodes to create a whole-home mesh system.

By default, one of GT-AXE16000’s two 5 GHz bands is used as a dedicated backhaul connection to the central router, so devices still have full tri-band access to the 2.4 GHz band, the second 5 GHz band and the 6 GHz band. Alternatively, with WiFi 6E AiMesh nodes gamers can configure a 6 GHz backhaul connection, providing fast and interference-free transmission between nodes for an optimized mesh experience.

BUILT FOR GAMING

For the ultimate gaming vibe, the ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is boldly styled. An infinity mirror on the top of the case adds a unique touch to the multiple Aura RGB lighting effects. 

The ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 boosts gaming traffic every step of the way, from the PC all the way to the game server. The exclusive triple-level game acceleration stabilizes connections to prevent jitter, reduce lag, lower ping and increase speed for amazing gaming experiences.

VPN Fusion lets gamers run both a VPN and an ordinary internet connection — simultaneously! So even if some network users need to use a VPN, other users can still enjoy maximum gaming speeds.

For total peace of mind, the GT-AXE16000 includes ASUS AiProtection Pro, including the latest WPA3 security protocol and advanced Parental Controls. The automatic, regularly updated security signatures help protect all your devices and personal data from internet threats.

The free public WiFi offered in coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, airports and so on is rarely secure. ASUS Instant Guard uses VPN technology to create a secure data tunnel to the GT-AXE16000, adding rock-solid security to any public WiFi connections.

ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AXE16000 SPECIFICATIONS

Antennas 8 x external antennas, 4 x internal antennas
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz-1 & 5 GHz-2 & 6 GHz
WiFi Data Rate 802.11b: up to 11 Mbps 802.11g: up to 54 Mbps 802.11n: up to 600 Mbps 802.11ac: up to 1733 Mbps 802.11ax (2.4 GHz): up to 1148 Mbps 802.11ax (5 GHz-1): up to 4804 Mbps 802.11ax (5 GHz-2): up to 4804 Mbps 802.11ax (6 GHz): up to 4804 Mbps
Network Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory 256 MB NAND Flash2 GB DDR4 RAM
I/O Ports  1 x 2.5 Gbps WAN 4 x 1 Gbps  LAN 2  x  10 Gbps WAN/LAN 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 1 x USB 2.0
Buttons Power on/off button, reset button, WPS button, LED button
DC Power Adapter AC input : 100–240 V (50–60 Hz) DC output : 19 V / 3.42 A & 19.5 V / 3.33 A
Package Contents ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 WiFi Gaming Router RJ-45 cable Power adapter Quick Start guide Warranty card
Dimensions 354 x 354 x 193 mm 2425 g
Learn more about ROG at http://rog.asus.com.

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