ASUS launches world’s fastest router, ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro with Wi-Fi 7

The manufacturer ASUS has presented the fastest Wi-Fi router in the world at Gamescom 2023. The new ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro It is the brand’s new top of the range, incorporating the latest Wi-Fi 7 standard and with a total of four simultaneous frequency bands, with the aim of providing the best possible wireless performance to the most demanding users. This new gaming router from the ROG family has powerful hardware capable of providing up to 30Gbps over WiFi (combining all its bands), as well as incorporating several 10G and 2.5G Multigigabit ports. Do you want to know all the characteristics of this new model?

The ROG Rapture family from the manufacturer ASUS has always been characterized by incorporating very powerful hardware, and a truly spectacular gamer design. With this model, the manufacturer ASUS has incorporated the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology that is about to hit the market into a router, together with a truly advanced firmware for gamers and hundreds of configuration options.

Main features of the router

The new ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 Pro It is the improved version of the GT-BE98 that they presented at the beginning of the year, we will have a higher wireless speed globally, and a more versatile Ethernet wired connectivity. The main characteristics of this equipment are that it has a total of four simultaneous frequency bands and with him Wi-Fi 7 standardThis means that we will have a 2.4GHz band, another 5GHz band (low channels), a 5GHz band (high channels) and also a 6GHz frequency band to have a large number of channels available.

We must remember that the new Wi-Fi 7 standard incorporates a quadrature amplitude modulation of 4096QAM, instead of the 1024QAM that we have in both Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E. By increasing this value, what we will achieve is an effective speed 25% higher than the previous standard. Another very important feature of this router with the new wireless standard is that we have available the 320MHz channel width in the 6GHz bandthis means that we will achieve up to four times more speed than using the typical 80MHz of channel width that we previously had in the Wi-Fi 6 standard.

The new wireless standard not only incorporates higher modulation and 320MHz channel width, it also has two very important features that we did not have before:

  • Multi-Link Operation: This function allows to transmit data through different bands simultaneously, to increase both the real speed and also the reliability, when using several bands at the same time. It is something similar to what we currently have in 4G and 5G networks.
  • Multi-UK Puncturing: This function allows you to segment the channel width into smaller units, to eliminate interference. In this way, we can have a dynamic channel width adapted to the environment to minimize interference.

The maximum speed that we will achieve by combining all the frequency bands is up to 30Gbps or 30,000MbpsLogically, this can only be achieved theoretically, although in real life up to real 5Gbps can be reached over WiFi without many problems. ASUS has demonstrated at Gamescom 2023 how it has achieved a real speed of 4.7Gbps over WiFi. Of course, this team is a extendable router and we will be able to form a complete WiFi Mesh network thanks to technology ASUS AiMeshto take advantage of other routers from the manufacturer and have full coverage in our home.

At the wired level, this router has a dual port 10GBASE-T Multigigabit to provide maximum wired performance, in addition, we also have a total of four 2.5G Multigigabit ports to take full advantage of the wired and wireless network. Thanks to its powerful processor Quad-Core at 2.6GHz speedwe will be able to obtain a great performance in any circumstance, including the speed in the USB ports that it incorporates.

ASUS has also improved the cooling system in this router, which is absolutely necessary. We must take into account that the processors are becoming more powerful, the chipsets of the WiFi 7 network are getting hotter, and the electronics to have 10GBASE-T as well.

Regarding the firmware, we have an advanced Asuswrt ROG firmware with acceleration for games. We have both acceleration through Ethernet ports, adaptive QoS which is the most important feature for prioritizing online games, as well as prioritization per device based on MAC address. This firmware is based on the same platform as the 388 firmware, so we have at our disposal the WireGuard VPN, the new Fusion VPN with more configuration options and all the ASUS news.

Another very important feature is the security of its routers, in this case, ASUS continues to incorporate the AiProtection Pro suite to mitigate different attacks that can be made against us. This software includes a bidirectional IPS to detect and stop any attack through the Internet, as well as being able to detect if any of our PCs or devices are infected with malware, and block access to the local network and the Internet to avoid problems.

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