ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 – Review

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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.

Highlighted Features

  • VPN Server and VPN Client.
  • SmartQoS
  • Ai Mesh
  • Ai Protection Professional
  • Gaming Acceleration
2.4Ghz 5Ghz USB Support AX Support 160Mhz Channel LAN Ports Ai Protection
Rapture GT-AX6000 1148Mbps 4804Mbps Yes Yes Yes 5 Professional
The Rapture AX-6000 is a Wi-Fi 6 system that uses the latest 802.11ax technology. As such it supports WPA3 encryption, 1024 QAM, Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) data transmissions, 20/40/80/160 MHz bandwidth, MU-MIMO simultaneous data streaming, and direct to client signal beamforming. It’s a dual-band AX6000 system that can reach maximum data rates of up to 1148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 4804Mbps on 5GHz band. Router is equipped with four extender antennas, a 2.0 GHz quad-core CPU, 1Gb of RAM, and 256MB of SPI memory. The wireless standards are supported, including OFDA, MU-MIMO, beamforming, and the latest security standard of WPA3-personal. The router is also fully backward compatible to 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) devices.
Specification
Model ROG Rapture  GT-AX6000
CPU Broadcom BCM4912 – 2.0Ghz Quad cores ARM-v8
SPI chipset Macronix  – 256Mb
RAM Nanya  – 1Gb DDR3
Ethernet 1x 2.5GbE WAN / 1x 2.5 GbE / 4 x 1GbE BCM4912
2.4Ghz 4T 4R up to 1148Mbps [Support MU-MIMO]
5Ghz 4T 4R up to 4804Mbps [Support MU-MIMO]
Operation mode 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.

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 3.0.0.4.386.48377.

Network Page

Gaming acceleration page

ASUS upgraded DNS list

Security

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.

 

ROG GT-AX6000

759
9.4

Quality

9.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Design

9.5/10

Performance

9.5/10
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2 Comments
  • What do you mean in the Security section when you state “…, but lack of Two-Way IPS protection.”. This statement seems to say that the router lacks Two-Way IPS, but then you show several screenshots demonstrating that it does have Two-Way IPS.

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