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ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Review

The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is an excellent choice for any network if you’re willing to pay the price.

Is the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 right for you?

The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is ideal if you’re not afraid to pay a high price for a fully loaded router. It has everything you need—from good Wi-Fi 6 speeds to multi-gig internet support to built-in VPN tools. It’s a far better deal than NETGEAR’s Nighthawk RAX200 in our book. It has fewer Ethernet ports than the NETGEAR router, but you’d probably never fully use them anyway (unless you’re a wired-first gamer *cough*).


  • Free security and parental controls
  • Multi-gig internet compatibility
  • Great long range speeds


  • Hefty price
  • Fewer Ethernet ports than others
  • Annoying antennas

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 standout features

The ROG RGB logo syncs with other compatible ASUS gaming gear.

The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is one of the most fully featured routers we’ve tested to date. It’s a gaming router for sure, but it’s also a versatile choice for security, media streaming, and accommodating a home stuffed full of data-hungry devices (and teens).

The best features at a glance:

  • Free security and parental controls
  • Built-in VPN server and client
  • Bulti-in media server
  • Multi-gig internet support

Compare the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 to the competition

ProductWi-Fi versionMax throughputPrice*Order online
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000Wi-Fi 611,000Mbps$354.92View on Amazon
TP-Link Archer AX11000Wi-Fi 611,000Mbps$278.00View on Amazon
TP-Link Archer AX6000Wi-Fi 66,000Mbps$209.99View on Amazon
NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX200Wi-Fi 611,000Mbps$428.15View on Amazon

The NETGEAR Nighthawk RAX200 is one of the fastest routers we’ve tested to date, even at 120 feet. But its lead isn’t much compared to the other three on this list. Honestly, if speed is what you need (and we bet it is), you can’t go wrong with any one of the routers listed above.

But of the four, the ROG GT-AX11000 is the most feature-packed. It’s the only router on the list with real gaming tools, a built-in VPN client, and printer sharing. Yet it has half the number of Ethernet ports seen with the RAX200 and Archer AX11000, which is surprising for a gaming router at this price. You can always add an Ethernet switch to one of the ports if you need more wired connections.

See our full coverage of the best routers for gaming.

Our ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 scoring breakdown

Category Score* Summary
Performance 4 Falls just short of the RAX200 in Wi-Fi 6 speed but is one of the fastest we’ve tested.
Features 5 Includes free antivirus, parental controls, and a built-in VPN server and client.
Design 4 Supports 6 wireless devices at full speed; 12 at half speed.
Setup 4 Requires more time to set up all the extra features you normally don’t get on a standard router.
Ease of use 4 Provides a better experience in the web interface than the mobile app.

* out of 5 points

Top of Asus ROG Rapture AX11000 router



Wi-Fi configuration:

  • 2.4 GHz band: 1,148Mbps (4 x 287Mbps)
  • 5 GHz band 1: 4,804Mbps (4 x 1,201Mbps)
  • 5 GHz band 2: 4,804Mbps (4 x 1,201Mbps)

Comparing this router’s speed to the likes of the Nighthawk RAX200 and Archer AX11000 seems like a waste of time. All three generally provide the same speeds, although the RAX200 pulls slightly ahead in our tests. There’s simply not enough difference between them to write home about, even at 120 feet.

Still, of the three routers mentioned here, the RAX200 was the only one we could still record a speed at 160 feet—albeit really, really slow. But that little bit of extra range doesn’t justify the RAX220’s hefty price tag. When you compare megabits to dollars, the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is a better value.



Notable features:

  • Free security and parental controls
  • Built-in VPN server and client
  • Gaming tools

The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 gets a perfect score here, as it packs everything you could possibly need in a router. It checks every box many competing routers can’t or won’t, like a built-in VPN client, free security, printer sharing, and cloud support. Some competitors require a subscription to use some of these features, but ASUS does not.

And get this, folks: the GT-AX11000 includes real gaming tools. Some competitors label standard settings with game-centric names. We list all the tools this router provides in the FAQ, like the Game Radar and Native WTFast support.

Plus, if you own other ASUS products, you can sync this router’s logo color and effect to match your compatible gaming gear. The flashy logo is pretty cool on its own too.

The GT-AX11000 has wired speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.




  • Power on/off button (back)
  • Reset recessed button (requires a pin to push) (back)
  • WPS button (left)
  • Wi-Fi on/off button (left)
  • Boost Key (left)


  • Gigabit Ethernet port (WAN)
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports (LAN)
  • 2.5G/1G Ethernet port (WAN or LAN)
  • 2 USB-A 3.2 ports (5Gbps)

We love this router’s overall design, but it falls short in Ethernet count compared to its rivals. And that’s okay—not everyone needs eight wired connections (but an Ethernet switch has you covered if you do).

The big callout here is all the bands and streams. Essentially, you can have six wireless devices connected simultaneously at full speed or 12 devices at half speed. However, our biggest beef with this router is with the antennas. No matter how hard we tightened them onto the base, some refused to stay upright and fell over time.



Inside the box:

  • Router
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Warranty card

We give ASUS a thumbs up for the way it addresses novice and advanced users. The Basic setup process cuts the ten steps down to six, so you’re up and running in no time. The Advanced setup includes a bit more customization—which you can do later on if you take the Basic route.

Both setups require you to assign a function to the Boost Key, which you can use to auto-select a channel, enable Aura RGB, or turn the LEDs on and off. Take the Advanced plunge if you plan to use the 2.5Gbps port for your internet connection.

Ease of use


Router interface:

We like the web interface better than the app, but you need both to use all the networking features. With the web version, ASUS lists every setting under the General and Advanced columns on the left, so you’re not clicking through tabs to get to what you need. It’s a clean design that’s easy to view thanks to a dark backdrop, white lettering, and red highlights.

Additionally, the Dashboard on the web interface provides easy access to some of the router’s cooler settings, like Aura RGB. Here you can use a slider to customize the router’s ROG logo color and select an effect. But the parental controls are best set through the ASUS Router app—the web version isn’t quite so user-friendly.

Are there any additional costs?

No, there are no additional costs to you—unless you want a mesh network. The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 supports AiMesh technology, so you can pair it with another compatible ASUS router to create a mesh-based network. ASUS provides a list of compatible AiMesh products.

Front shot of ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 router with antennas up

Our ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 review: The verdict

The ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the best router we’ve tested and reviewed to date—even if it does have an annoyingly long name. It’s not the fastest Wi-Fi 6 router in our tests, but it has the best megabits-per-dollar value.

Its price is certainly a drawback, however. The GT-AX11000 is far more expensive than the similar TP-Link Archer AX11000, which doesn’t check all the feature boxes like the GT-AX11000 does. The ASUS router also doesn’t have the same Ethernet port count, but not everyone needs eight wired connections. Still, the GT-AX11000 is an excellent buy for anyone—not just gamers—who don’t want to jump onto the Wi-Fi 6E bandwagon just yet.

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FAQ about the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000

What gaming tools does the Rapture GT-AX11000 include?

Here’s a list of gaming tools you get with this router:

  • ROG First: Syncs the logo color and effects with other products
  • Aura RGB: Sets the logo’s color and effect
  • Game Radar: Lists the real-time ping rates of popular game servers
  • Game Profiles: Forwards game data to specific platforms (Steam, PS4, Xbox Series X, etc.)
  • Native WTFast support (see below)
  • Gaming QoS mode
  • Game Device Prioritizing

You can find most of these features under General > Game Acceleration.

What is WTFast?

The WTFast Gamers Private Network (GPN) is a subscription service that aims to reduce packet loss and lower latency for one device. The network selects the best, most optimized path between your device and the remote gaming server. The router includes a free subscription for one device only—you need additional paid subscriptions for all other devices.

What are Aura RGB and Aura Sync?

Aura RGB is software that allows you to change the color and effect of one or a group of LEDs. This technology is usually paired with Aura Sync, which synchronizes colors and effects across compatible devices. For example, you can have an ASUS mouse, keyboard, desktop motherboard, and router all have the same Rainbow effect.

How does the Rapture GT-AX11000 support multi-gig internet?

You can configure the 2.5Gbps Multi-Gig Ethernet port as your WAN port under Advanced > WAN > Dual WAN. You can also use link aggregation to pair the Gigabit Ethernet WAN port with the LAN 4 port for a 2 Gbps connection.

What is Dual WAN?

You can configure the Rapture GT-AX11000 to access two internet connections simultaneously: one primary and one secondary. You only need to set the primary connection in the router’s interface under Advanced > WAN > Dual WAN.

In Failover and Failback Modes, the router switches to the second WAN connection when the first one fails. In Load Balance Mode, the router distributes your traffic evenly between the two connections.


We test router speed by setting up each router in an office and connecting it to a local test server. Then, we transmit test data between our wireless devices and the server, taking numerous measurements to account for fluctuations in Wi-Fi speeds.

The first tests occur close to the router, without obstructions—so the Wi-Fi is as strong and fast as it’s gonna get. We repeat the process straight out at 10, 20, and 30 feet, with only a glass door obstructing our view of the router. The same glass door and an exterior door blocks our path when we test outside at 40 and 50 feet.

We also run tests in a hallway to the left of the TV room and office—where there’s a glass door, three walls, and an air handler unit blocking our view of the router. The dining room, another testing point, sits to the right of the kitchen, TV room, and office—two walls and a glass door block the path in this test.

To test video streaming, we connect a fast storage device to the router and stream a 4K video to six wireless devices simultaneously—two phones, three tablets, and a laptop—connected to the same wireless band.

Client devices used in testing

iPhone 12 Pro MaxGoogle Pixel 3
Wi-Fi versionWi-Fi 6Wi-Fi 5
Stream configuration2 x 22 x 2
Max channel width80 MHz80 MHz
Max 5 GHz speed (AX)1,200Mbps
Max 5 GHz speed (AC)866Mbps866Mbps
Max 2.4 GHz speed (AX)195Mbps
Max 2.4 GHz speed (AC)195Mbps144Mbps

ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 benchmarks (5 GHz only)

iPhone 12 Pro Max*Google Pixel 3*
2 feet848652
10 feet827644
20 feet755529
30 feet729462
40 feet (porch)642308
120 feet (across street)260189
160 feet (mailboxes)Out of rangeOut of range
20 feet (hallway)460264

Disclaimer Prices as of 6/23/23 17:35 MST. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. utilizes paid Amazon links.


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Kevin Parrish has more than a decade of experience working as a writer, editor, and product tester. He began writing about computer hardware and soon branched out to other devices and services such as networking equipment, phones and tablets, game consoles, and other internet-connected devices. His work has appeared in Tom’s Hardware, Tom's Guide, Maximum PC, Digital Trends, Android Authority, How-To Geek, Lifewire, and others. At, he focuses on network equipment testing and review.

Editor - Rebecca Lee Armstrong

Rebecca Lee Armstrong has more than six years of experience writing about tech and the internet, with a specialty in hands-on testing. She started writing tech product and service reviews while finishing her BFA in creative writing at the University of Evansville and has found her niche writing about home networking, routers, and internet access at Her work has also been featured on Top Ten Reviews, MacSources, Windows Central, Android Central, Best Company, TechnoFAQ, and iMore.

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