Asus launches world’s first 10 Gigabit tri-band 802.11ax WiFi router

If your WiFi feels slow, that’s because your router’s speed is not keeping up with ever increasing bandwidth-intensive applications such as streaming and gaming. That’s why Asus, the computer and network gear vendor has launched the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 and two other 802.11ax WiFi routers at this year’s Computex event.

The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is not your ordinary WiFi router. This beast is for hardcore gamers and those who stream 4K video from the internet across multiple devices at home. Asus wasn’t frugal on specs. They went all out with the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 that has absolutely stunning specs we have not heard of.

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The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 spots a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 256MB Flash  and 2.5GBase -T port for ultimate performance. It pushes data speeds upto 1,148 Mbps on 802.11ax (2.4GHz) and 4,804 Mbps on 802.11ax (5GHz) band. It supports Beamforming meaning it can direct wireless signals to where your devices are with its 8 external antennas instead of spreading them like a circle.

Related post: 802.11 ax the next WiFi standard is expected to top 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds

Asus also unveiled the RT-AX88U (also called AX6000 Dual Band 802.11ax WiFi Router) and AiMesh AX6100 WiFi System purpose-built for creating your own mesh network supporting AiMesh.

AiMesh is Asus’ home WiFi mesh network akin to Google’s Home Wifi, Eero, Luma or Plume. Home Mesh WiFi systems are two or three routers that connect to each other to create a seamless singular WiFi network that engulfs your entire house so as to kill dead WiFi zones. The AiMesh AX6100 needs two more RT-AX92U routers to create a mesh hotspot.

Related post: Beginner’s guide to Home Mesh WiFi Router Systems

The pricing of the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, AiMesh AX6100 WiFi System, and RT-AX88U is not yet known as they will ship later this year.

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