ASUS Launches New Routers for Gaming and Business at CES 2023

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ASUS has just introduced its latest offerings of gaming and business routers at CES 2023.

ROG announced the Rapture GT-BE98, the world’s first quad-band WiFi 7 gaming router, and the ASUS RT-BE96U, a tri-band WiFi 7 router for home and business.

For businesses, ASUS showcased three new ExpertWiFi devices: the EBM68 mesh system, EBR63 router, and EBA63 access point, with more networking solutions to follow in H2 of 2023.

Moreover, the company also offers the ZenWifi Hybrid XC5, the world’s first MoCA mesh router

These products came alongside new productivity laptops and ROG gaming laptops, gaming monitors, productivity monitors, and peripherals

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98 and ASUS RT-BE96U

The ROG Rapture GT-BE98 also offers up to 25,000 Mbps of bandwidth for unparalleled gaming experiences, and the ASUS RT-BE96U offers up to 19,000 Mbps; both deliver to the pioneers of tomorrow a premium experience with the most cutting-edge technologies.

The 6 GHz channel on both routers offers speeds of up to 11,525 Mbps, delivering groundbreaking performance for online gaming, streaming, downloading, and more.

The following are the full specs of the aforementioned routers:

ASUS ROG

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-BE98

ComponentSpec
Antennas8 x external antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz-1, 5 GHz-2, 6 GHz
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 1,376 Mbps (4096 QAM) 5 GHz-1: up to 5,762 Mbps (4096 QAM + 160 MHz) 5 GHz-2: up to 5,762 Mbps (4096 QAM + 160 MHz) 6 GHz-2: up to 11,525 Mbps (4096 QAM + 320 MHz)
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11be, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash, 2 GB DDR4 RAM
I/O Ports1 x 10 Gbps WAN/LAN, 2 x 10 Gbps LAN, 4 x RJ45 10/100/1000vMbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
ButtonsPower Switch, Reset Button, WPS Button, LED Control
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240 V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 19 V with max. 3.42 A current; 19.5 V with max 3.33 A current
Package ContentsROG Rapture GT-BE98 RJ-45 cable  Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions358.6 x 358.6 x 222.8 mm (with antennas)
ASUS RT BE96U

ASUS RT-BE96U

ComponentSpec
Antennas8 x external antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 1376 Mbps (4096 QAM) 5 GHz: up to 5,762 Mbps (4096 QAM + 160 MHz) 6 GHz: up to 11,525 Mbps (4096 QAM + 320 MHz)
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11be, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash, 2 GB DDR4 RAM
I/O Ports1 x 10 Gbps WAN/LAN, 1 x 10 Gbps LAN, 4 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0
ButtonsPower Switch, Reset Button, WPS Button, LED Control
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240 V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 19 V with max. 3.42 A current; 19.5 V with max 3.33 A current
Package ContentsASUS RT-BE96U RJ-45 cable  Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions350.6 x 350.6 x 217.59 mm (with antennas)

ASUS ExpertWiFi router series 

The ExpertWiFi series features a minimalistic and professional aesthetic, with a pristine white exterior designed to blend into a business environment.

Moreover, each of the Ethernet ports on these ExpertWiFi devices can be assigned to a VLAN for different business scenarios. Business owners can also choose from different types of guest portals, such as those that may be used for social logins and public WiFi. 

The EBM68, EBA63, and EBR63 also support up to 12 node connections, so businesses can greatly expand the size of their network using AiMesh-compatible devices.

The following are the full specs of the aforementioned routers:

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBR63

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBR63

ComponentSpec
Antennas4 x external antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 574 Mbps 5 GHz: up to 2,402 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash, 512 MB DDR3 RAM
I/O Ports1 x Gbps WAN, 4 x 1 Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1×1, 1 x USB 2.0
ButtonsPower Switch, Reset Button, WPS Button
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240 V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 12 V with max 2 A current
Package ContentsASUS ExpertWiFi EBR63 RJ-45 cable  Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions225.0 x 105.7 x 153.5 mm (with antennas)
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBM68

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBM68

ComponentSpec
Antennas6 x internal antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz (5.9 GHz supported)
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 574 Mbps 5 GHz-1: up to 2,402 Mbps 5 GHz-2: up to 4,804 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash, 1 GB DDR4 RAM
I/O Ports1 x 2.5 Gbps WAN, 3 x 1 Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1×1
ButtonsPower Switch, Reset Button, WPS Button
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 12 V with max 3 A current
Package ContentsASUS ExpertWiFi EBM68 RJ-45 cable  Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions/ Weight167 x 77 x 186 mm / 808 g
ASUS ExpertWiFi EBA63

ASUS ExpertWiFi EBA63

ComponentSpec
Antennas4 x internal antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 574 Mbps 5 GHz: up to 2,402 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory256 MB Flash, 512 MB DDR4 RAM
I/O Ports1 Gbps LAN
ButtonsReset Button
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 12 V with max 1.5 A current
Package ContentsASUS ExpertWiFi EBA63 RJ-45 cable  Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions160 x 160 x 420 mm

MoCA mesh system

To work around thick walls, devices like the ASUS ZenWiFi hybrid XC5 are there to step in. 

The world’s first MoCA mesh system offers a combination of physical connections, wireless connections, and 160 MHz wireless channels to boost network speeds up to 5,500 Mbps – 2,500 Mbps over MoCA, 2,402 Mbps on the 5 GHz channel, and 574 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz channel. 

The following are the full specs of the ZenWiFi router:

ASUS ZenWiFi Hybrid XC5

ASUS ZenWiFi Hybrid XC5

ComponentSpec
Antennas2 x internal antennas
Operating Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
WiFi Data Rate2.4 GHz: up to 574 Mbps 5 GHz: up to 2,402 Mbps MoCA: 2,500 Mbps
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ax, IPv4, IPv6
Memory128 MB Flash, 512 MB DDR3 RAM
I/O Ports1 Gbps LAN/WAN, 1 Gbps LAN, 1 x F-connector
ButtonsReset Button, WPS/MPS Button
DC Power AdapterAC Input: 100~240V (50~60 Hz)  DC Output: 18 watts
Package ContentsASUS ZenWiFi Hybrid XC5 RJ-45 cable  RG6 Coaxial cable Power adapter  Quick Start guide  Warranty card 
Dimensions/ Weight155 x 82 x140 mm / 469 g

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