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Three all-new ZenWiFi mesh WiFi systems embrace WiFi 7 tech

The next generation of wireless networking has arrived. WiFi 7 forges past the limitations of earlier standards to give you exceptional networking speeds for gaming, entertainment, and more. Today, we’re lifting the curtain on three new devices that combine the power of WiFi 7 with the easy convenience of AiMesh: the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro, ZenWiFi BQ16, and ZenWiFi BT10 mesh WiFi systems. With their dazzling data transfer speeds, excellent coverage range, and extensive subscription-free software features, these systems give you a whole-home networking upgrade.

WiFi 7 puts the pedal to the metal

WiFi 7 brings a host of advantages over WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E, making it one of the most exciting advances in wireless networking in recent years. Whether you’re shopping for a new router for your home or business, WiFi 7 should be at the top of your checklist. The benefits are clear:

  • WiFi 7 for smart homes. With up to 5x more capacity, less interference, and less congestion compared to previous WiFi generations, WiFI 7 lets you enjoy unparalleled smart home experiences, from reliably smooth 8K video streaming to more intelligent smart home devices.
  • WiFi 7 for gaming. WiFi 7 delivers the ultra-fast WiFi speeds and extremely low latency that you need to be competitive in today’s fast-paced online games, and it opens new possibilities for cloud gaming, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
  • WiFi 7 for industry 4.0. Millions of industrial IOT devices are driving a revolution in the way the world manufactures and distributes products, and ASUS WiFi 7 devices can empower these systems to reach new heights.
  • WiFi 7 for businesses. From industrial IOT engineering to VR content creation, from smart manufacturing to real-time global collaboration, businesses everywhere rely on fast, reliable wireless networking – and a WiFi 7 infrastructure prepares your business for rapid growth.

How does WiFi 7 make all this happen? Click here for more information, but here’s the short version: WiFi 7 kicks into high gear with new features that deliver faster wireless speeds than ever, all while retaining or refining the advantages of WiFi 6.* Ultra-wide 320Mhz channels with their higher capacity allow WiFI 7 routers to deliver higher performance and larger capacity. On top of that, 4096 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (4K QAM) allows for greater amounts of data to be more densely embedded in each signal. With Multi-RU and Puncturing, WiFI 7 devices can make more efficient use of available channels, and Multi-Link Operation (MLO) allows devices simultaneously transmit and/or receive across different bands and channels, with separation of data and control planes.

Enhance your network with WiFi 7: the ultimate mesh WiFi system

Depending on the size, shape, and construction of your home, you might want your WiFi 7 upgrade to come in the form of a mesh WiFi system. Unlike traditional routers, which use one central unit to provide an internet connection to all your devices, a mesh WiFi system uses two or more nodes spaced strategically around your home to manage a single network.

The ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro on an entertainment center beneath a television

This makes it easy to eliminate the internet dead zones that might be plaguing your home right now. If you’re struggling to get a reliable signal in your finished basement, backyard patio, or addition – or maybe that pesky room on the opposite side of the house from your router – a ZenWiFi mesh WiFi system is an easy answer that gives you room to grow.

Blazing fast speeds, massive coverage: the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and ZenWiFi BQ16

With WiFi 7 at the helm, the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and ZenWiFi BQ16 claim the crown as the fastest ZenWiFi mesh WiFi systems available. Through MLO, 4K QAM, and 320MHz channels, these systems can offer you beyond-fast speeds of up to 30Gbps.

A living room space with a television and mesh WiFi system

Built for regions with access to the freshly opened 6GHz band, the ZenWiFI BQ16 Pro is a quad-band system with two 6GHz bands, one 5GHz band, and a 2.4GHz band for your legacy devices. The second 6GHz band gives you a powerful wireless option for the backhaul link between your nodes, all the while keeping a 6GHz band open for your WiFi 7 and WiFi 6E devices. For regions without access to the 6GHz band, the ZenWiFi BQ16 offers many of the same features as the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and top-end speeds of up to 25Gbps – still a jaw-dropping upgrade over the maximum theoretical speeds of last-gen systems.

Great coverage is the name of the game for the ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and ZenWiFi BQ16. Between the advancements of WiFi 7, AI-enhanced AiMesh technology, and powerful backhaul performance, a mesh WiFi system comprising two of these units can offer coverage of up to 8,000 square feet, a 33% increase over last gen.

A gaming room with ASUS hardware using a ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro mesh WiFi system

These systems wield hard-hitting wired connections, as well. They feature dual 10G Ethernet ports ready to deliver blistering speeds all the way from your multigigabit internet connection to your high-performance PC, perfect for gaming with supremely low latency, smoother 4K HDR streaming, and never-down VoIP.

ZenWiFi mesh WiFi systems have long been a favorite for folks who want their networking products to coordinate with the contemporary, modernist decor of their living spaces. The ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and ZenWiFi BQ16 carry forward the concentric spun metal circles, classy white surfaces, and understated aesthetics of the series. Unobtrusive venting along the edges of the units allows for quiet yet effective cooling, while a monogram ASUS logo adds a touch of elegance.

WiFi 7 mesh networking for a wider audience: the ZenWiFi BT10

The cutting-edge ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro and ZenWiFi BQ16 give speed-hungry enthusiasts, professionals, and power users the tools they need for an advanced network. But perhaps the dizzying top-end speeds of those top-end units are likely to remain theoretical in your home. For you, the ZenWiFi BT10 might be the smart play.

Equipped with advanced WiFi 7 technology, the BT10 gives you the dead-zone banishing power of AiMesh along with the speed-boosting tech of WiFi 7 in one package. This tri-band mesh system can hit speeds of up to 18,000Mbps – not quite as fast as the BQ16, but still significantly faster than comparable last-gen models.

MLO tech lowers latency and improves the reliability of connections by allowing devices to simultaneously transmit and/or receive across different bands and channels. Dual 10G Ethernet ports give you an ultrafast, low-latency pathway, and the BT10’s sleek design and compact size allow it to blend seamlessly into your home while delivering high-performance networking.

Versatile configuration options, now more convenient than ever

ASUS mesh WiFi systems go above and beyond to give you long-term value for your investment with their generous warranties and included bundle of free features. The ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro, BQ16, and BT10 are all compatible with our latest Smart Home Master software, which makes it easy to set up a separate advanced SSID for a variety of scenarios. Whether you need a dedicated IoT network, a specialized network for VPN access, or a network for the kids that automatically cuts off access at bedtime, Smart Home Master will make the process easy.

Three screenshots showing the different functionality of ASUS Smart Home Master

These ZenWiFi systems also enjoy robust AiProtection network security features, a commercial-grade suite that leverages powerful cybersecurity solutions and cloud data centers from Trend Micro to shield your smart home and all connected devices from cyber threats. You get free automatic security updates, malicious site blocking vulnerability protection, and built-in tools to detect and block infected devices — all without a subscription fee. And it’s all easy to set up and use with the ASUS Router app.

A child underneath a blanket using a smartphone while a nearby parent uses the advanced parental controls in the ASUS router app to manage screen time

Parents will appreciate the robust, common-sense, hassle-free parental controls they get with a ZenWiFi system. These free parental controls take the guesswork out of protecting your kids. In the ASUS Router app, you’ll find preset profiles based on age that will automatically apply filters for inappropriate content and set suggested daily screen time schedules for your kids’ devices. Through the included internet activity dashboard, you can easily keep tabs on your kids’ browsing behaviors.

Advanced security features and parental controls are just the start — you’ll get built-in VPN features, the Instant Guard mobile app for secure browsing on public WiFi networks, and more. Click here to learn more about the suite of features you get for free with an ASUS mesh WiFi system.

Learn more about all the new tech we’re announcing at CES 2024

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The ZenWiFi BQ16 Pro, ZenWiFi BQ16, and ZenWiFi BT10 mesh WiFi systems bring together WiFi 7 tech and AiMesh to upgrade every aspect of your home network. These innovative devices are just three of the many new products that we’re announcing at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Click here to learn more about our latest laptops, monitors, peripherals, wireless routers, and more.

For more information on the pricing and availability of these ZenWiFi mesh WiFi systems in your region, please contact your local ASUS representative.


*This page explains the technical standards of WiFi 7 technology. Actual specifications and feature availability vary based on device. Please refer to the product specifications page for your device.


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