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Old 08-08-2019, 09:28 PM   #1
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[Maylyn - Networking] ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 Router

The ASUS AC2900 WiFi Gaming Router is our ASUS entry level ROG dual band gaming router in the making for some time and finally launches in Singapore. It's only exclusive to StarHub.

For more read, one can go to HWZ-ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 coverage @

https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/revi...lusive-starhub

https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech...-gaming-router


It's

~ Certified by NVIDIA for the GeForce NOW Recommended program.

~ Supports triple-level game acceleration.

~ Easy port forwarding, AiMesh for whole-home WiFi and AiProtection Pro for network security.

Maximizing performance and keeping latency to a minimum involves the use of multi-user, multiple-input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology, which divides available bandwidth into separate streams able to service client systems simultaneously. The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 enables this functionality via four antennas in a 4x4 configuration. Three dual-band antennas are external and detachable, while the fourth resides inside and is dedicated to 5GHz traffic. As wireless devices start connecting to the router and making requests, MU-MIMO ensures none of them are left waiting. That kind of responsiveness is naturally critical to gaming.

The battle against congestion is further aided by the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900’s Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) support, which allows it to utilize frequencies in the 5GHz band normally used by radar systems. To avoid interfering with those systems, DFS detects radar signals and switches away from them. But in areas where those 15 channels aren’t monopolized, DFS support opens up room to broadcast with less interference.

Accelerate your games

Beyond simply driving higher data rates to more devices, a gaming router needs to give the most timing-sensitive packets top priority. The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 offers several different ways to optimize your traffic.

Adaptive QoS, for instance, lets you prioritize gaming, streaming, or web surfing through a menu in the router’s setup. There’s also an option to customize the quality of service rules, allowing you identify specific applications or network devices for VIP treatment. The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 also recognizes ROG notebooks and desktops with GameFirst V software installed. The ROG First tab in our GameFirst utility lets you search for ROG routers on the network. Once a link is established, a one-click Game First mode handles optimization of the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900’s Adaptive QoS, saving you from logging in and configuring the router manually.

Prioritizing packets helps speed up gaming traffic locally. But once that data leaves the router, you’re at the mercy of congestion elsewhere along its path. Free access to Gamers Private Network (GPN), powered by wtfast, optimizes the connection between you and your game server to reduce ping times, minimize variation between the lowest and highest pings, and circumvent bad router hops.

GEFORCE NOW

What is GEFORCE NOW?

To cap it all off, the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 has a mode that’s being optimized for NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW recommended program. GeForce NOW is a cloud gaming service that turns your PC, Mac and SHIELD TV into a powerful gaming rig, streaming games at up 1080p60 with low latency. The ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 incorporates prioritized port assignments, an automatic QoS profile that kicks in for GeForce NOW, and the ability to dedicate up to 90% bandwidth.



Specifications as follows

CPU ~> Broadcom BCM4906 (1.8 GHz, 2 cores)
FLASH ~> 256MB
RAM ~> 512MB
WiFi ~> BCM4366E

Official product website @ https://www.asus.com/sg/Gaming-Netwo...ture-GT-AC2900
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The Actual BOX

FRONT



BACK



Installation Guide



Comes with bundled screwdriver as well




Setup and done



Rock and ready for speed racing

The ROG small brother got the opportunity to sit on up the biggest baddest ROG 10G brother ^^





If one is wondering what is the biggest baddest ROG 10G brother? one can refer to my (upcoming ASUS RT-AX89X* and more) thread @

@ https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...x-6089070.html
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Setting Up

Setting up is a breeze, just a few clicks and it's done.



You can choose how the boost KEY (button) to operate as



Prompt to change of login and password upon setting it up the first time.



The ASUS GT-AC2900 will prompt you to update the firmware if there is newer.







You will need to re-login to set the SSID/password after

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For performance indexes, one can refer to what our local HWZ-ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 coverage @

https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/revi...lusive-starhub

https://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/tech...-gaming-router

It's already reached the pinnacle and beyond what LAN-LAN/WAN-LAN that what 1Gbps Fiber can offer and bottleneck @ the 1GbE LAN physical limitation as well.
The next immediate wave with be the N-based T 2.5/5 Gbps LAN or even more affordable 10Gbps LAN/SFP+ offerings.

All recent ASUS routers are more than capable to achieve 1Gbps LAN-LAN/WAN-LAN easily.

I will just post for the sake of it.


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If you can, pls do a performance comparison on this and the RT-AC86U.
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