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Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router (RT-N56U)
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- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band Transmissions up to 600Mbps
- Gigabit Ethernet Support: The increasingly popular Gigabit Ethernet allows the download of a full HD movie in about just 5 minutes
- One Router for Printing, Scanning and Surfing: Effortless Multitasking for Multiple Users
- Interface: 5 Gigabit ports (1x WAN / 4x LAN) and 2x USB 2.0 ports
- WAN to LAN throughput over 900Mbps; compatible with all networking standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
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|Data Transfer Rate||300||1,900 Mb per second||450||600 Mb per second||—||750 Mb per second|
|Item Dimensions||9.37 x 12.24 x 3.27 in||3.3 x 6.3 x 8.6 in||14 x 11 x 3.5 in||115.39 x 24.37 x 103.07 in||3.35 x 9.25 x 11.92 in||3.5 x 11 x 14 in|
|Item Weight||0.5 lb||1.4 lbs||1.8 lbs||1.6 lbs||2.4 lbs||1.75 lbs|
|Total LAN Ports||4||4||4||—||4||4|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 A/C, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 5.8 GHz Radio Frequency||802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11n, 802.11G||802.11 a/b/g/n||2.4 GHz Radio Frequency||802.11B, 802.11n, 802.11G|
Asus RT-N56U Wireless-N Router Dual Band Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n 300Mbps support USB Storage, Print and Media Server (top performance review at smallnetbuilder.com).2-Year parts and labot warranty.
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So, I picked up the ASUS RT-N56U router after reading all the reviews and tests on smallnetbuilder dot com. I have to say that this router is ridiculously fast (at least twice as fast as the WNDR3700) and has better reception throughout my entire house. In a location that I used to max out at about 7MB/s with the WNDR3700. I can now sustain 31MB/s in the same location. I have pretty much- 5 bars of wireless reception where I used to have 2 or 3 bars.
The ASUS RT-N56U is pretty easy to set up and I like the physical appearance too. Throw in the fact that it is smokin' fast and has great coverage and I think I got a heck of a deal for $127.
by the way, I just noticed that another reviewer was having problems with iPhones not connecting. Our iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and Android phones are logging on fine, no issues.
*** UPDATE 3/28/11 So far, the RT-N56U is performing perfectly and all DD-WRT bridges are connecting at highest rate. I am running firmware 18.104.22.168
I tried to update to the beta 22.214.171.124 as well as the 126.96.36.199 firmware and all of a sudden some laptops had very laggy connections. Instead of instantaneous webpage loads, it would take literally 5 seconds to load??? So, I reverted back to 188.8.131.52 and all devices are running wide open again.
+++ UPDATE 4/30/11 Still running perfectly since new with no reboots. Simply awesome.
I plugged in the Asus and setup was pretty easy. I told the kids their devices would be down for an hour but it took less than 10 minutes. I took a WiFi reading before an after the Asus install, which was seperated by about 30 minutes. Went fron 14.87/6.42 up to 58.12/6.38.
To be clear, I was sitting right next to the router when I took those readings but it revealed the old Linksys device just wasn't cutting it. I tested again in the corner of our house where the PS3 is located and got a 33/6 reading.
Given the price of a new Asus of $85, CNET's very positive review of the product, my positive experience, and ease of setup, I would highly recommend this router.
Here is a quick breakdown of Download and Upload speeds for hard wired and Wi-Fi performance for me (Wifi speed tests taken 3 feet from router).
Before New Modem or Router 17.73/1.26 10.72/1.12
New Modem Old Router 59.12/6.06 14.87/6.42
New Modem and New Router 59.43/6.15 58.12/6.38
WiFi measurements were taken on my Galaxy S5. New modem was an Arris Surfboard SB6121.
I finally said that I had to raise the price range and choose one that would be around the 100 dollar range. Went back to the FAQ and found that the list had dropped several models from the tested ones. This Asus one was still the cheapest bu no longer as a 24 dollar option. The great reviews on this made me feel comfortable getting the cheapest on the list. When I plugged it in I couldnt believe how extensive the menu is. I usually have to flash DD-WRT firmware to have most of these options, but this had them built in. Best part was how simple the setup is. When you connect it, when you open the browser, it automatically redirects you to setup page, whereas in cheaper models you have to type the gateway exact to get there. Even better, when I changed the subnet, it did that again without me having to type in the new subnet to connect.
The other amazing thing for this router is the app (Asus Ai cloud) that comes with it, which recognizes all computers that have connected to this router before so I could use wake on lan on them without any port forwarding, mac address checking or anything. It just worked. This router has amazing options from port forwarding, dns setting, firewalls and network tools to troubleshoot your network. It even has an option to setup your home network as a vpn to connect to.
2 usb ports where you can connect an hdd to and use for streaming stuff internally or to connect to via ftp and have your own cloud storage. 1 port can even be used to connect a standard printer and have it available for every computer in the house. If you dont already have a network printer this is a useful feature. But if you are considering this router, my guess is your printer already is a network printer ;).
The only downside for me was the built in QOS it has which is meant to optimize traffic for certain applications like gaming etc. With this on, Hulu plus would get disconnected occasionally on my PS4. I havent troubleshooted this much to find out why, I just disabled it and Hulu plus works fine now.
It also gives you an option to install tools for downloading to an external hdd connected so your downloads can continue even if your pc is turned off.
It would take a long time to list all the features of this router, but for me, its the best one ive used so far. Up until now its always been cheap linksys/cisco routers which were flashed with DD-WRT firmware to get all the extra options, but this one is ready without any extra work.
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