On December 6th, 2019, ASUS released their tri-band Wi-Fi router, the RT-AX92U, which supports Wi-Fi 6(IEEE802.11ax)!
What is Wi-Fi 6?
funglr's very own LAN Cable Man has all of our questions answered, as usual.
Wi-Fi 6 is an easy way to express the technical name of IEEE802.11ax, which is based on standards decided by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in order to make it easier for consumers to understand.
Wi-Fi 5 was made available in 2014 with the technical name of IEEE802.11ac, but Wi-Fi 6 has become the new (and faster) kid on the block, just made available this year.
While Wi-Fi 5 has a frequency of 5GHz, Wi-Fi 6 allows for the usage of 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, allowing for speeds of data transfer of up to 9.6Gbps.
In addition, the new frequency helps to avoid network congestion and improve battery performance in devices.
This new standard of Wi-Fi will undoubtedly revolutionize not only day-to-day activities, but gaming as well.
More information is available on Asus's website, but look below for some information straight from the source!
As seen in the image above, Wi-Fi 6 offers 2.7 times the speed of Wi-Fi 5.
Streaming, gaming, business, the possibilities of this speed are endless.
Connect to Multiple Devices
When connecting multiple wireless devices to one router, slow downs tend to happen, and can be a nightmare when trying to puto n an event with multiple people, but Wi-Fi 6 divides subchannels into more subchannels and transmits data simultaneously in order to decrease network lag.
For more details visit the ASUS RT-AX92U Product Page!
In addition to supporting Wi-Fi 6, the RT-AX92U also comes with these security features:
- Security technology adopted from Trend Micro
- Blocks connections from devices infected with malware and other viruses
- Vulnerability protection via IPS
The RT-AX92U also sports these great features for gaming:
The Adaptive QoS allows for the RT-AX92U to prioritize game packets.
wtfast® allows for a Gamers Private Network (GPN), that keeps a steady connection with a server, reducing ping lags during a gaming experience.
WAN Port Aggregation Support
The RT-AX92U supports WAN Port Aggregation, allowing for speeds of up to 1Gbps, given there is support from the user's internet service provider.
with AiMesh, ASUS made routers that support AiMesh are able to connect together, creating a large wireless environment in a given area.
（Find out more about AiMESH at ASUS's AiMESH Page）
We definitely recomment the ASUS RT-AX92U, but...
There are still many phones and devices that don't support Wi-Fi 6 jsut yet, so we recommend waiting until there's more support for this fast device. But, should your main devices support Wi-Fi 6, the we recommend getting your hands on this router as soon as you can!
At present, the RT-AX92U is on sale on Amazon for $396.99
ASUS RT-AX92U Specs
|Communication Method||IEEE 802.11ax, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b|
|Data Bands||802.11ax (5GHz-2)：up to 4804 Mbps
802.11ac (5GHz-2) : up to 4333 Mbps
802.11ac (5GHz-1)：up to 867Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
|Antenna||Internal Antenna ×2
|Antenna Details||2.4 GHz (2 x 2)
5 GHz-1 (2 x 2)
5 GHz-2 (4 x 4)
|CPU||Broadcom BCM4906（1.8GHz Dual Core)|
|Main Memory||512 MB Main Memory
256 MB Flash Memory
|Compatible Frequencies||2.4G Hz / 5 GHz-1 / 5 GHz-2|
|Security Features||WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS|
|Security Functions||SPI, DoS Protection, Port Filtering, URL Filtering, Network Service Filtering, Parental Controls|
|Management||UPnP, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Port Forwarding, DMZ, System Event Log|
|WAN Connection||Internet Connection Type: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP|
|Onboard Ports||WAN (RJ-45×1, Interface: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T/Gigabits), LAN (RJ-45×4, Interface: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T/Gigabits)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 x 1
|Onboard Functions||Adaptive QoS
PPTP VPN Server IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, Open VPN server
PPTP Client, L2TP Client, Open VPN client
WTFast Gamers Private Network
3G/4G USB Tethering
- Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
|Onboard Buttons||WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button|
|Power Specifications||Compatible Voltage: 100V~240V(50~60Hz)
AC Adapter Output: 19 V(Up To 1.75 A)
|Compatible OS||Windows® 10 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.5
|Dimensions||Width: 155mm × Height 52.6mm × Depth 155mm|
|Supported Operation Mode||Router Mode
Access Point Mode
Media Bridge Mode
|Other||- Frequency Mode (Channel)
For more details, visit ASUS's RT-AX92U Product Page.