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ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Up to 300+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset
  • ASUS AiCloud app included
  • AiRadar optimizes signal strength in any direction with 150% greater coverage
  • USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Robert R.
  • 2/27/2015 10:59:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPoor 2.4GHz performance

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: I haven't had any connectivity issues at all, however throughput on the 2.4GHz band has been frustrating at the least. Anything on 5GHz is rock solid and smokin fast.

Cons: You wont get more than 40 mb out of the 2.4GHz band with this router and that just stinks.
USB connected HD's are flaky, I moved mine off the router and onto my PI 2 and all the connectivity issues disappeared. I tried the USB3 and 2 ports, I reformatted, I disabled USB3, nothing alleviated the connection issues to the HD. The HD has its own power and I have never had an issue with it connected to any other machine.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Robert R.,

we want to thank you for your time posting this review. I understand that you have slow wireless connection. I apologize for the incovenience this issue have caused you. Can you please check the wireless capability on the device if it's wireless b, g or n. If you can also please change the wireless channel on the router from auto to 11. If these steps will not work of if you have tried this step please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150313864 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing a good customer experience.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Ryan M.
  • 2/23/2015 11:17:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFeature full.

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Has many features of more expensive routers, though it doesn't advertise this fact. I was impressed by the dual-wan capability for example which can be used via one of the lan ports or certain 3g links. Has everything I needed to manage my network. I appreciate the network share drive support that this offers as well. Its not a NAS, but its not supposed to be either.

Cons: I wanted to disable use of older b protocol devices on my network and this did not provide that capability.

Other Thoughts: While I have read multiple reviews indicating drop-outs on the 2.4ghz I have not found this to be the case. Any problems I've had have been with the other device not holding connections (with anything, including this router) or severe congestion on the 2.4 ghz band in my neighborhood.

Overall I have been very happy with the performance provided by this router.

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  • Louis S.
  • 1/27/2015 3:03:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY THIS ROUTER!!

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: It looks ok. That's it.

Cons: Poor poor performance, as so many have stated. The
asus customer service is very poor. I would say it's **** but Newegg keeps me from expressing myself like that.

Asus suggested that I shut down the 5ghz part of this router to help with the N performance... What? Really, they sell it as a super 5'th gen AC unit, but hey, you can shut 1/2 of it down in order to make it actually useful. How about sending me a different model instead, one that works?

Do yourself a favor, and look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate you posting this review in this wesite. I understand that you have problem with the unit and I want to help you with it. For a speedy troubleshoot please provide the following: config file, and router system log, and the firmware version you are currently using. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501102701 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jarom R.
  • 1/22/2015 9:20:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good router

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Much faster than my previous D-link N router. Dual Band is nice. Very good range. I have the router in the farthest room upstairs and doesn't have any issues reaching downstairs.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Handles everything I throw at it. Have a laptop, a tablet, a ROKU, a couple of IPhones and a wireless printer

Manufacturer Response:

Dear JRich,

We want to thank you for your time posting this review. We're gald that your happy with the unit and that your satisfied with it as well. It's good to have a positive feedback from our customer. If in the future your going to need assistance with the unit or any other ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150207055 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Christopher W.
  • 1/14/2015 8:20:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS RT-AC56U Is JUNK

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: If it actually runs- it's fast
USB 3.0 port

Cons: Terrible, never holds a connection. Drops wireless constantly, always rebooting it - and sometimes that doesn't even work by the way.
sometimes LAN doesn't even work.

Other Thoughts: Want to know what ASUS said? "Unfortunately routers have to be sent in for repair. No refunds or upgrades available." After pushing he said "That is the only option for routers unfortunately."
This is insane. If they even fix it (probably can't based on other reviews) I expect it will fail again. I was scammed by ASUS and I sincerely believe I'll never get a working router. Time to start the RMA hell.

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  • Wesley K.
  • 1/11/2015 6:15:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as it should 867Mbps

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Worked perfectly out of the box. no problems with anything. connects 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz at the same time.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Pretty simplistic to setup. if you want a hook it up and go solution this one seems to be that. if you want lots of setup options it does that well also.

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  • Eric M.
  • 12/27/2014 9:08:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooked so promising, but it's a dud.

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: High-quality, compact and attractive hardware, Nice UI.

Cons: Plagued with intermittent performance problems – router will work correctly, but after a certain (unknown) amount of data passes through it, everything slows to a crawl.

Other Thoughts: Owning this router for the past eight months has been an exercise in frustration and disappointment. I’ve worked with Support (which was an average experience), reset & restored the router multiple times, and have been through five or six firmware revisions. I have to reboot this router a couple times a week. The 12 year-old Linksys WRT54G it replaced was rebooted MAYBE once a year. By the time I gave up on this router, it was essentially emulating the WRT54G (in that all advanced features were disabled and it was running 2.4GHz b/g in Legacy mode).

Other ASUS models seem to be better, but the RT-AC56U is a dud. There seem to be low-level hardware problems which cannot be resolved by firmware updates. Believe the negative reviews you read here and at other large Internet retailers. The Wirecutter has since rescinded their recommendation on this unit

I guess I’ll RMA the unit, but I’m not sure I really want another RT-AC56U in return.

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  • Souksawanh P.
  • 12/20/2014 12:03:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsThis router is slow right out of the box!

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: The router connects fine and no drops

Cons: I pay for a 100mbps connection from my cable internet and if I directly connect ethernet wire from my modem to my pc and laptop, I would get anywhere between 90 to 98mbps.

However, with this router, from ethernet to pc I get only 32mbps and with the wireless router at 2.4g and 5ghz I only get a lousy 19mbps connection.

I tried all the old firmware, setting, and merlin's firmware and none of them fix the low speed issue.

I've also tried setting the 2.4g at N only and 5g at N only, and I still have the same issue.

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  • Louis S.
  • 12/14/2014 5:42:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY THIS ROUTER!!

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: It's small, so doesn't take up much space?

Cons: VERY POOR 2.4GHZ (N) speeds.
Do yourself a favor, and do some research on this ASUS RT-AC56U wireless router... Ton's of people are getting very poor 2.4ghz performance. Like less than 1 meg usually, with the strangest spikes here and there, but overall a truly frustrating experience. All for a rather expensive unit too. I unfortunately was not ready to install this unit until several months after purchase, so I wasted money on something I cannot use now. Bummer to be me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Have yout tried changing the 2.4GHz to N only and the 5GHz to AC only making your2.4GHz more solid to rock your N. You can also change the channel bandwidth from 20MHz to 40MHz for your 2.4GHz band. If you still have issues with this set up please email me and place case #N141248331 in the subject line for faster reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Sincerely,

Adam
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Networking_Support@asus.com

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  • Thomas A.
  • 12/8/2014 1:12:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate Asus RT-AC-56U review:

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: ASUS came thru for me and shipped a refurbed unit and I am a happy camper. all is good now. Thanks ASUS for listening to me!

Cons: no cons ....

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