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ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server (top performance review at smallnetbuilder.com)

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  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Up to 300+300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
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Rather than a network gear, the ASUS RT-N56U wireless router is more like a piece of artware. It creates unique elegance and style with black diamond patterned surface, blending seamlessly with the room decoration. Flexible 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band with up to 300Mbps+300Mpbs speed ensures sufficient bandwidth with minimized interference for your daily tasks. Along with Gigabit internet surfing with hardware NAT and up to 300,000 Data Sessions, the ASUS RT-N56U brings your experience to a new level by exceeding all your expectations. Twin USB ports with printer sever function enable multi-role usability.

  • newegg Dual-Band Access 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 super-fast 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds and you enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Ai Radar 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.
  • newegg 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 functions, so you enjoy simultaneous wireless printing and scanning via the comfort of standardized USB!
  • newegg Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management ASUS offers you an intuitive router setup –EZ UI, eliminating the need of reading 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 and downloading with family and friends!

Learn more about the ASUS RT-N56U

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
RT-N56U

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
Network Protocols
Automatic IP ,Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
Security
Supports 64/128-bit WEP
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300+300Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
2 x internal antenna for 2.4GHz application with 3.8dBi gain
3 x internal antenna for 5GHz application with 5.1dBi gain
Interface
2 x USB 2.0
VPN support
PPTP, L2TP
Power Adapter
AC input: 100V-240V (50-60Hz)

DC output: 19V/1.58A
Wireless Adapter included
No
Dimensions
6.77" x 5.7" x 2.36"
Weight
0.73 lbs.

Features

Features
Management:
Quality of Service and traffic monitor
DHCP server (up to 253 IP addresses)
Web-based administration
Firmware upgrade
Save/restore configuration file

Security:
Firewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging
Logging: dropped packet, security event, syslog
Filtering: port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address

Dual-band for lag-free entertainment

5X faster gigabit internet surfing with hardware NAT

Powerful Online Multitasking at up to 300,000 Data Sessions

Twin USB ports enable multi-role usability.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Sean H.
  • 5/4/2013 8:46:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Router

Pros: Great throughput, gigabit lan, slick interface, lots of options, attractive, good range.

Cons: The firmware that shipped wasn't great, but the update is great.

Other Thoughts: This is an outstanding router, I've seen throughput over 50 Mb to the WAN without an issue, and file transfers on the LAN are lightning fast. Wireless connectivity is great with good range, but iOS devices had problems before the firmware update. I've had as many as 5 HD streams throughout my house on a mix of wired and wireless connections without a hiccup. This is a solid router.

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  • Kent T.
  • 4/23/2013 10:28:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Great

Pros: Easy to install, greatly increased my range. Sleak design

Cons: Had to update firmware, that's about it.

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  • Elvin G.
  • 4/18/2013 5:03:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsASUS RT-N56U - disappointing

Pros: Dual band router. Basic functionality seems to work. Seems to have pretty good range on both bands. Good value for a low priced dual band router.

Cons: GUI is disappointing. URL filtering is limited. Logging is weak. Does not log URL blocks, only port blocks. Log is hard to read. Cannot get it to send logs to SNMP server. Cannot get IPv6 to work reliably, and not sure I would trust it if I did. Ability to block ports and services in firewall is weak. Does not support common alternate firmware. Documentation is very poor, both in the manual and online.

Other Thoughts: While the price is good, I would take a pass on this one unless you want just a basic router.

Search around on the web to find some tips and tricks about configuring it. Be sure to upgrade to the latest firmware. Apparently a lot of bugs have been fixed in the latest release.

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  • Mitchell Z.
  • 11/29/2012 10:07:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and Discontinued

Pros: Price.

Cons: DOA and it was discontinued by the time I RMA'd it... the day it arrived.

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  • Adam D.
  • 11/27/2012 3:04:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Dual Band
Fast
USB
Tons of Settings
Sleek aesthetics

Cons: Easy to knock over
Kind of cheapy plastic
First one didn't work

Other Thoughts: I had to jump through hoops with Newegg to get a working one. The first time I have ever had issues with Newegg customer service. However, now that I (finally) got it back, and it works, it works like a charm. No issues at all.
I purchase this because my combination router/modem from the cable company is a piece of junk, and it is just what I needed. Lots of settings, USB, Gigabit, dual band, wireless N.

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