From CNET: Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission paved the way for a new generation of Wi-Fi connections by voting to open up spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use. Now, at its Meta Buffs launch event, Asus is taking advantage of that fresh Wi-Fi real estate, and announcing the first router to support Wi-Fi 6E transmissions in that 6GHz band.
Specifically, it's the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, a high-end, tri-band gaming router that'll hit stores in December of this year. Like the previous router in the lineup, the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the new model features eight antennas in a modern, show-offy design meant to appeal to gamers -- but as the extra "E" in the model number suggests, it adds in support for Wi-Fi 6E.
"Asus is an established leader in the networking market and was the first to launch a Wi-Fi 6 router," the company said in its press release announcing the product. "Now Asus is delivering the wider bandwidth and increased 160 MHz channels of Wi-Fi 6E with ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the world's first Wi-Fi 6E router."
Pricing details are still yet to be determined, but given that the previous Wi-Fi 6 model is still selling for $450, you shouldn't expect the GT-AXE11000 to come cheap once it arrives.
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