The revolutionary new ASUS RT-N56U is the most advanced wireless router available, challenging tradition by dramatically exceeding all expectations. This stylish network enabler combines a series of cutting-edge and powerful technologies to offer you an ideal internet and wireless package, complete with striking design.
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
Double your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands speed up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds and you enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.
Gigabit Internet Surfing with Hardware NAT
Equipped with a capable hardware NAT acceleration engine and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, it gives you full Gigabit internet performance, making its WAN to LAN throughput up to 2-5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers.
Powerful Online Multitasking at up to 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-N56U has around 20 times the networking capacity of other high session routers, so multiple data transfer jobs don’t slow down even during heavy load.
Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management
ASUS EZ UI offers you an intuitive router setup without read manuals. What’s more, you can enjoy simultaneous printing and scanning by connecting an All-in-one printer to the router via the USB port. Also connect external hard disks to enjoy instant file sharing with family and friends!
Ai Radar Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage
This unique and efficient design drastically increases wireless signal coverage and quality without increasing power consumption. It intelligently adapts beam patterns to local conditions to enable higher-gain directional signal emulation. Ai Radar shapes signals to offer the strongest possible output, transforming what may be a weak omnidirectional signal to a stronger unidirectional one, improving throughput at same time.
Others blast signals everywhere, leading to signal loss.
ASUS RT-N56U locks the wireless clients to provide dedicated and stable signals.
Multi-Function Twin USB Ports
With effortless connectivity to a range of devices and FTP, SAMBA, UPnP AV server and DLNA standard compatible all supported, sharing and networking become easier than ever. Plus, the RT-N56U can continue downloading FTTP, FTP and BitTorrent file to the USB disk all day even when your PC is turned off. Additionally, the twin USB ports allow the router to offer printer and file server functions, so you enjoy simultaneous wireless printing, scanning and file sharing via the comfort of standardized USB! *Currently RT-N56U doesn't support 3G function
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RT-N56U specifications and abilities were quite intriguing: the box boasted hardware NAT implementation and it was claimed that the router could simultaneously work in two wireless ranges – 2.4 and 5 GHz with optimized the coverage of the wireless network segment.
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I have had this router for nearly a year and so far have been quite satisfied with it. Wifi speeds are excellent, with few dropped connections. USB ports for network storage is a nice feature too. Easy to set up, took less than 10 minutes. The stock firmware is not so great though. Once I put custom firmware on it I had no trouble whatsoever. Overall, well worth the price for a quality router.
As a previous user mentioned, it's best to use custom firmware for this router. I had alot of disconnect issues until i switched to the custom firmware. issue solved and it now works great. The speeds on 5 G are as fast as a wired connection.
Old Cisco router kept disconnecting all the users in the house so I decided to replace it with this. Worked within 5 minutes of settings it up, very simple and just works. After dealing with whole bunch of PC problems for the past couple of weeks along with midterms, sometimes you just want to buy a well testing product that simply works with no headache :)
Close to when I got it, I decided to update the firmware to the latest (1.0,1.8n). With this firmware I lost connection on the wireless a few times over a few days so I reverted back to what I got from the factory (188.8.131.52f) which seems better. I haven't had many issues at all, but this has cropped up:
I am really surprised on the amount of great reviews this router has on here! If you look in the forum section for this item you'll even see people bashing it as it really has a hard time working. Lots of dropped signal (I've tested other routers with keeping everything else the same so I know it's a problem with the router). Even updating to the knew firmware didn't help. The router is useless to me now and I really wish I waited for it a few months after it was released since there are a lot of people online having issues.
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