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ASUS ROG Rapture GT AX11000 AX11000 Tri Band 10 Gigabit WiFi Router Aiprotection Lifetime Security by Trend Micro Aimesh Compatible for Mesh WIFI System Next Gen Wifi 6 Wireless 802 11Ax 8 X Giga

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
5.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
29
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
7
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Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
WIFI

Review Summary - 22 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 15
node, ax11000, mesh, orbi, network
+80%
-20%
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" ...  This is a large ominous looking router, and rightly so, because it is badass. ... Things such as controlling bandwidth over the guest vas private network , as well as individual on the private. ... Range is great as well. ... Well worth the investment if you require a new router.  ...  "
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" ...  Best Router to control all your home needs.  ...  "
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" ...  My old asus router aimesh.  ...  "
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" ...  this router is great . ... my whole network change completely .  ...  "
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" ...  Home office router works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Both wired and wireless clients connected quickly and I'm receiving my full bandwidth !!!! ... Along with Dlinks Mesh network .  ...  "
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" ...  Still no second 5GHz band usable to Smart Connect. ... - Update Setup section, as for me reboot router and node order makes difference. ... - Added Router/Node switch Section ... Outside of the price, the specs on this router is currently unbeatable. ... The router performance is great. ... Even at distance when connected to 5GHz band, I can get upper 300’s Mbps download at least 30 ft away from the router. ... Our 3800 sqft two story house needed 3 Orbi Mesh system or 3 Eero Pro system to cover end to end with adequate speed. ... Eero got very stable system without a hiccup, running for months, but there were areas where my speed went down to 80's or even lower Mbps for download. ... A single GT-AX11000 can get me 200+ Mbps throughout the house where the signal is reachable as long as connected to 5GHz band. ... 2) VPN Server: Fairly readily set up to remotely log into home network. ... 3) Free DDNS: This is run by ASUS and let you point to your home network router by NAME.asuscomm.com. ... This is certainly one of the main reasons to choose this router. ... As a standalone router, set up was easy. ... [3/13/2019] As part of other home network change/upgrade, I occasionally need to turn of Mesh Node. ... This is another major reason why I chose this router. ... For this reason, I have purchased two ROG GT-AX11000 routers. ... Ever since the change, not a single event of node drop. ... This is because after switching to Eero mesh network, I had never had this issue once again. ... Ever since these changes, the Wifi went rock solid without any drop out. ... As I do other home network upgrading, I have to turn them off every once and awhile. ... This makes sense as keeping solid connection between the router and node is crucial in mesh network system, and Mesh system like Orbi uses this technology as well. ... [3/13/2019] It turned out the second 5GHz band is usable by disabling hidden SSID option. ... In an ideal world, transition from router to node connection should be smooth and user shouldn’t even notice when the switch happened. ... This feature allows individual device to go through specific VPN service using a single router/network. ... Previously, I had my old router set up to connect to VPN and devices that I want to connect to the VPN had to switch to the router. ... ----- Devices disappearing from Network List ----- ... The main reason to choose this router is its WIFI 6 support. ... Up on reviewing online, I just saw ASUS router gets higher rating in general and longer support from the company. ... As a single router, this deserved 5 stars for sure.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been needing a router upgrade and wanted the change to be more significant than slight ... The AX standard increased the range in my house and eliminated the need for a wifi extender/repeater I was previously using ... All enthusiasm aside, I don't need this router. ... That being said, I love this router  ...  "
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Setup
 11
setup, easy, set, interface, mesh
+100%
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" ...  Setup was straightforward with good instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Router boots up quick and during each config change from LAN, WAN, Wireless and WTF.  ...  "
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" ...  This Asus spider router has a really nice interface that lets you customize to your needs.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install .  ...  "
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" ...  The router is very fast and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  - Update Setup section, as for me reboot router and node order makes difference. ... 2) VPN Server: Fairly readily set up to remotely log into home network. ... As a standalone router, set up was easy. ... As an AiMesh system, the initial set up was also easy enough. ... This was fixed by making node into Ethernet mode where default setting was AUTO mode. ... So mid-term stability is rock solid with appropriate setting, but figuring these on my own were not easy, and I don’t expect everyone get as lucky.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to setup, it’s fast, the interface is great. ... Have it always up or setup a self expiring connection with auto generated password you can share with your friends several different ways.  ...  "
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" ...  Another downside is, I have been looking forward to tinkering with this thing so long, that am kind of at a loss when setup is all done.  ...  "
Wifi
 10
network, wifi, wifi 6 support, wifi 6, vpn
+90%
-10%
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" ...  All I can say is that the best home router I have ever had in my 20 + years networking experience.  ...  "
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" ...  Things such as controlling bandwidth over the guest vas private network , as well as individual on the private. ... Allowing guest access is a snap. ... Well worth the investment if you require a new router.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very high end powerful router with long range. ... The router is very fast and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  this router is great .  ...  "
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" ...  Both wired and wireless clients connected quickly and I'm receiving my full bandwidth !!!! ... Along with Dlinks Mesh network .  ...  "
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" ...  My old asus router aimesh.  ...  "
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" ...  Wifi 6 support ... 2) VPN Server: Fairly readily set up to remotely log into home network. ... +++++ WIFI 6 support +++++ ... This is certainly one of the main reasons to choose this router. ... The potential gain of WIFI 6 (802.11ax) standard is huge including speed boost, battery saving, and more simultaneous device connection. ... AiMesh feature allows ASUS routers to act as true Mesh system. ... This is because after switching to Eero mesh network, I had never had this issue once again. ... Ever since these changes, the Wifi went rock solid without any drop out. ... This feature allows individual device to go through specific VPN service using a single router/network. ... Previously, I had my old router set up to connect to VPN and devices that I want to connect to the VPN had to switch to the router. ... ----- Devices disappearing from Network List ----- ... The main reason to choose this router is its WIFI 6 support.  ...  "
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" ...  Best Router to control all your home needs.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 6
set, router, setup, interface, fast
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use web interface.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install .  ...  "
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" ...  The router is very fast and easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  As a standalone router, set up was easy. ... As an AiMesh system, the initial set up was also easy enough.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy to setup, it’s fast, the interface is great.  ...  "
Software Platform
 6
smart, network, list, interface, error
+67%
-33%
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" ...  This Asus spider router has a really nice interface that lets you customize to your needs.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use web interface.  ...  "
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" ...  I have plenty of smart home devices, from Ecobee3, Arlo wireless cams, Google home and Amazon Alexis, to Netgear EX8000 extender.  ...  "
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" ...  This feature can be a 3 stars because I was able to get this working with some VPN service such as Express VPN, but not others. ... ----- Devices disappearing from Network List ----- ... I was lucky enough to solve this on my own with internet search  ...  "
ISP
 5
switch, node, vpn, reason, main
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I would suggest to get a modem that will match it with speed.  ...  "
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" ...  All enthusiasm aside, I don't need this router. ... That being said, I love this router  ...  "
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" ...  My old asus router aimesh.  ...  "
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" ...  - Added Router/Node switch Section ... VPN Fusion feature ... This is certainly one of the main reasons to choose this router. ... As a standalone router, set up was easy. ... This is another major reason why I chose this router. ... Previously, I had my old router set up to connect to VPN and devices that I want to connect to the VPN had to switch to the router. ... The main reason to choose this router is its WIFI 6 support. ... Vs. Netgear RAX120  ...  "
Ports
 5
lan, router, vpn, older, node
+80%
-20%
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" ...  If you have a older computer you will need to update your wireless adapter driver.  ...  "
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" ...  Once that was done connected it tom my cable modem and it grabbed an IP address immediately!!  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to enable trend micro security to protect your network in its entirety.  ...  "
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" ...  The latter mode supposed to automatically choose the best connection either Wireless or Ethernet backhaul. ... After fixing AiMesh node into Ethernet backhaul mode, this got better ... Previously, I had my old router set up to connect to VPN and devices that I want to connect to the VPN had to switch to the router. ... For instance, if times comes and I really need 5Gbps or even 10Gbps LAN port, I can purchase next generation ASUS router with such feature and use both AX11000 as AiMesh node.  ...  "
Firmware
 3
update, router, 4, issue, however
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I've also noticed that there hasn't been a firmware update to this router since it was put on the market which again is highly unusual.  ...  "
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" ...  My advice is to wait for a firmware upgrade (the only firmware availble is the original code from Nov). ... Update 4/1/19 - Asus released a firmware update for this router.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 3
devices, vpn, list, heos, disappearing
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Both wired and wireless clients connected quickly and I'm receiving my full bandwidth !!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Although there are many features that I do not use or don't know how to use, lately as I set up more smart home device/home automation system, I've been impressed by what this router offers as otherwise, it could have got a bit more work. ... If needed, even laptop/tablet can use this so going out of network and back is hand-free. ... However, in order to see these benefits, supporting client device is needed. ... As I do other home network upgrading, I have to turn them off every once and awhile. ... Previously, I had my old router set up to connect to VPN and devices that I want to connect to the VPN had to switch to the router. ... Since this is one of the feature ASUS advertise, and I see as relatively unique to only some of ASUS routers, I hope to see this fixed. ... ----- Devices disappearing from Network List ----- ... Also another feature I wanted was VPN Fusion but TP Link had no mention about this type of technology.  ...  "

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