ASUS Displays ZenWiFi BQ16 and BQ16 Pro WiFi 7 Mesh Routers at CES 2024


LAS VEGAS, USA, January 10, 2024 —ASUS today displayed the ZenWiFi BQ16 and ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro mesh routers at CES 2024, featuring next-gen quad-band WiFi 7 speeds of up to 30 Gbps and coverage of up to 8000 sq. ft. (2pk) for future-ready smart homes. Dual 10 Gbps ports empower wired gaming as well as ultimate work-from-home productivity and 4K HDR entertainment streaming.
ASUS ZenWiFi mesh routers won the coveted PC Magazine 2023 Readers’ Choice Award. The authoritative publication reported that “ASUS takes a clear lead in this category,” with the highest scores “for both overall satisfaction and likelihood to recommend.” PCMag also stated, “ASUS scores exceptionally high for mesh coverage, WiFi speed and network management.”
ASUS also announces the availability of its ROG Rapture GT-BE98 and GT-BE98 Pro WiFi 7 gaming routers. Each router is equipped with powerful quad-band AiMesh, cutting-edge technology and innovative design, ensuring that users can enjoy ultimate performance.

Powerful WiFi

These new ASUS ZenWiFi mesh routers are powered by quad-band AiMesh technology, unlocking WiFi 7 potential in all bands. With the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro, users can dedicate one 6 GHz or 5 GHz band as backhaul to enjoy an AI-enhanced connection with minimized congestion. Twelve internal antennas and sixteen high-power front-end modules correct for WiFi dead zones in all directions, and robust heat dissipation offers enhanced reliability. ZenWiFi mesh routers also provide peace of mind thanks to subscription-free, commercial-grade AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro™, a one-tap security scan and Safe Browsing. Comprehensive VPN features support multiple protocols and site-to-site connectivity.

Smart Home Master networking

These new ZenWiFi routers also come with Smart Home Master, a set of feature-rich subnetworks for IoT devices, VPNs, and parental control via SSIDs. The IoT Network ensures seamless compatibility with WiFi 7 and security for connected home IoT devices. With the Kid's Network, users can establish dedicated SSIDs for kids' rooms and manage screen time without the need to set up on each device. Meanwhile, the VPN Network provides a streamlined shortcut to a user’s favorite VPN service by connecting through the subnetwork.