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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- Brand Name: Asus
- Model Number: RT-N56U
- Connectivity Technology: wireless
- Data Link Protocol: ieee_802.11n
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabits Per Second
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Top Customer Reviews
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 22.214.171.124
I tried to update to the beta 7.0.1.Read more ›
We are glad you have had a great experience with our router. We strive to make continuing improvements to our router products. If you have any feedback about your current RT-N56u, or any suggestions for our future products, please let us know at Networking_Support@asus.com.
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I can attest to the Asus RT-N56U being an excellent consumer-grade router even though it obviously falls short when it comes to more advanced enterprise-level features (where Cisco shines), which 99.9% of all users will never need or even know about. One of the excellent features of the Asus RT-N56U router (not often mentioned) is the fact that you can switch it to the AP (Access Point) mode. When Asus RT-N56U is switched to the AP mode, its WAN port becomes a switch port just like the other 4 LAN ports. You can utilize the WAN port to connect Asus RT-N56U to an external router, and thus not lose one LAN port for this. Therefore, when switching the Asus RT-N56U router to the AP mode, you retain all four LAN ports for the wired connectivity to other non-Wi-Fi devices at 1 Gbps each.
Asus RT-N56U supports concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios and the combined throughput via the back plane close to 800 Mbps (per the review by smallnetbuilder.com). In my personal test comparing Asus RT-N56U (in the AP mode) with the Cisco 1131 a/g Access Point, Asus provides nearly the same range in the 5 GHz band that the Cisco 1131 provides in the 2.4 GHz band. Asus RT-N56U 2.4GHz-band range extends beyond the Cisco 1131's range in the 2.4 GHz band. The Asus RT-N56U 5GHz-band range extends far beyond the Cisco 1131's 5GHz-band range.
As for the connection download speed, I was able to get almost twice the download speed when connecting wirelessly via the Asus RT-N56U (in the AP mode) vs connecting wirelessly via the Cisco 1131a/g AP. The numbers were as follows: 11.8 Mbps via Cisco 1131 vs 19.6 Mbps via Asus RT-N56U.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this new when it came out several years ago. The firmware updates often break your custom configuration. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Consumer215
Has worked well, delivering fast speed and, as or more importantly, not being 'finicky'. Not a lot of network issues with this guy, and the web browser portal is better designed... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Darin Bellisario
I am having major problems with this brand new router. I have followed the instructions exactly on three different computers with two different... Read more
Put this router in to replace a recently purchased Linksys EA4500. I thought our slow DSL was our issue, but this ASUS improved everything. Our netflix no longer buffers. Read morePublished 14 days ago by DPassman
Fast, I stream with it and the auto channel switching is perfect for long range. No problems out of this little guy at all. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Adam
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