The ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 is a capable piece of hardware, although it’s not perfect in every way. The range of configurability is huge, and the added gaming features are many. We particularly like the graphical way you can choose game-oriented port forwarding and prioritisation, and how contemporary the choices are. We hope ASUS continues to keep this fresh as new titles are released, too.
WiFi performance over 802.11ac is excellent, but this does tail off with distance and 802.11n speeds are not that great. So this is very much a router to use with the more recent 5GHz WiFi standard, and at ranges up to 10m. But you will get great performance out of USB-attached storage, and there are many other options here such as cloud storage synchronisation, printer sharing, and even attaching a backup USB mobile data modem.
If you already have a range of ASUS ROG hardware, it’s also attractive that this router will look in keeping with your other kit, including the RGB lighting. And, of course, the standard router facilities are there, including four-port Gigabit Ethernet hub, USB ports, and buttons to control key features without needing to fire up the Web interface.
Despite the excellent features and 802.11ac performance up to 10m, this isn’t a particularly expensive router. If you’re looking to upgrade your online gaming, the ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 is well worth buying.
You can buy the ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 from Overclockers UK for £229.99 HERE.
- Excellent 802.11ac performance at up to 10m.
- Excellent USB 3.0 storage performance.
- Massive range of configuration options in management interface.
- Great game optimisation and prioritisation features.
- Fun customisable RGB lighting.
- Reasonable price.
- Disappointing 802.11n performance.
- 802.11ac performance drops off fast beyond 10m.
KitGuru says: The ASUS ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 is a great gaming router. Although it has limited 802.11n performance, the range of features and 802.11ac speed are top notch.