ASUS ROG Rapture AX6000 Wi-Fi Router sits somewhere between a full-tilt gaming router like the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 and basic segment options like ASUS ROG Strix GS-AX3000. The Rapture AX6000’s ‘middle of the road’ approach results in a router that’s larger than some, with four antennas and gigabit Ethernet ports (4x 1gbe and 2x 2.5gbe). You also get Wi-Fi 6, though not the newer 6E that makes use of the less-cluttered 6 GHz band. But the Rapture AX6000 does feature the RGB lighting on top of the router.
- VPN Server and VPN Client.
- Ai Mesh
- Ai Protection Professional
- Gaming Acceleration
|ROG Rapture GT-AX6000
|Broadcom BCM4912 – 2.0Ghz Quad cores ARM-v8
|Macronix – 256Mb
|Nanya – 1Gb DDR3
|1x 2.5GbE WAN / 1x 2.5 GbE / 4 x 1GbE BCM4912
|4T 4R up to 1148Mbps [Support MU-MIMO]
|4T 4R up to 4804Mbps [Support MU-MIMO]
|Router / Access point / Ai Mesh
The LED indicators is on the front and there are two buttons in the front as well “LED & WPS”.
Ventilation air flow from the bottom and surface.
On the back you have one USB 2.0, one USB 3.2Gen 1, four 1 Gigabit ports, one 2.5 Gigabit WAN port, one 2.5 Gigabit port, reset, power switch and DC in.
The ROG RBG LED light will blink and you have many selection of the color mode.
However, there are no LED light on the antennas.
Main Menu UI
Once the initial setup is complete, we can get into router Menu for more advance configuration. The router’s features are easily navigated via the left-hand panel.
We installed latest firmware to ensures that all the latest security updates are applied, along with bug fixes. For our testing, the Rapture AX6000 was running firmware version 188.8.131.52.386.48377.
Gaming acceleration page
ASUS upgraded DNS list
The Rapture AX6000 includes a number of security features from Ai Protection Pro. Network Protection with Trend Micro can provide anti malware on a network level, for no additional charge. Also, malicious sites are blocked at the router to keep the entire network secure.
[We have been placing this router as our main use to test the Ai Protection for 60 days and see the result below]
Performance/ Benchmark Testing
We tested the Router directly using Speedtest on WAN to Internet directly.