A router is probably one of the most essential peripherals for a gamer. There are a number of features which affect the performance of a router including 802.11ac, different processors, radios, antenna configurations, and built-in features. Keeping that in mind Asus today launched the GT- AC2900 Gaming router.
The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 offers an Aura Sync-compatible glow, but that’s not all. The dual-band design employs four antennas, one of which is hidden in the body and dedicated to 5GHz traffic. Packets are prioritized by Adaptive QoS that can be programmed to send traffic from specific applications and clients to the front of the line, and free access to the Gamers Private Network optimizes your connection to select online game servers. The router also includes a special mode that’s being optimized for NVIDIA’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service, allowing you to stream games at up to 1080p resolution and 60 FPS.
While the GT-AC2900 is based on 802.11ac technology, there is a full family of Wi-Fi 6 routers including the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, RT-AX88U, and AX6100 Wi-Fi system. These routers use 802.11ax, otherwise known as Wi-Fi 6, which leverages techniques from the cellular industry to more efficiently manage traffic on busy networks. Maximum throughput is higher, too, thanks to 1024-QAM modulation and support for 160Hz channels. Like the GT-AC2900, they support AiMesh, which allows you to mix and match routers to form a mesh network that blankets your home in Wi-Fi.