Setup and UI
Like all other ASUS router, ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 also has a setup wizard for easy setup of a new network or add this solution to an AiMesh via advanced options.
Moving through setup, the ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 has a new GeForce Now configuration allowing you to tie this feature to a button on the side of the router for quick enable/disable.
After the initial setup, we landed on the home page ROG router platform for the router. Where we can see all the connections and devices, which are connected to the router and see the other general features. On this page, you get a quick overview of your network at the top with traffic and ping below. Further down you have RGB control and Game Radar.
Even though the ROG RAPTURE GT-AC2900 being a gaming router, ASUS includes Trend Micro security as a part of AiProtection. This suite of control offers parental and malicious sites blocking along with security and vulnerability protection.
Game Acceleration offers a hardware port that has priority traffic along with ROG First and Game Boost QoS.
Open NAT allows you to configure and add port forwarding rules for set of games.
Game Radar offers insight into ping times based on loaded game servers.
Wi-Fi Radar includes a site survey to aide in choosing the best channels in your immediate area along with channel stats and advanced troubleshooting.
In the advanced setting the menu we can see a typical ASUS router GUI. This gives the same overview along with CPU and memory usage.
The Guest Network allows you to create a WiFi Internet connection for guests but restricts access to your local network.
- Share files in the USB disk through the Internet.
- Media Services and Servers
- Setup the UPnP, iTunes, FTP and Network Place (Samba).
- Network Printer Server
- The network printer server supports two methods: (1) ASUS EZ printer sharing (2) LPR to share the printer.
- Switch to USB mode to use a 3G/4G USB wireless dongle or Android phone as a USB modem. Support.
- Download Master
- PC-free download manager. Which allows you download files on USB drive without PC.
AiCloud 2.0 keeps you connected to your data wherever and whenever you have an Internet connection. This will allow you to links your home network and online storage service and lets you access your data through the AiCloud mobile app on your iOS or Android mobile device or through a personalized web link in a web browser.
Wireless option gives you all WiFi settings for both 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz bands, including general options, WPS, WDS, Wireless MAC Filter, RADIUS Setting and Professional.LAN includes LAN IP, DHCP Server, Route, IPTV and Switch Control options. In LAN, you can change LAN IP address and subnet. The LAN – DHCP Server give you DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) is a protocol for the automatic configuration used on IP networks. The DHCP server can assign each client an IP address and informs the client of the of DNS server IP and default gateway IP.
Under WAN you will find all Internet Connection settings, support Dual WAN, which uses a secondary WAN for backup network access. There are other options like Port Trigger, Virtual Server / Port Forwarding, DMZ, DDNS, and NAT Passthrough.
There are more setting available under IPv6, VPN, Firewall, Administration, System Log and Network Tools. As the name suggest the VPN allows you setup and VPN server, the Firewall will protect your local area network against attacks from hackers and DoS protection.
Administration includes Operation Mode, System, Firmware Upgrade, Restore/Save/Upload Setting and Feedback tab.