Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless USB Router

802.11a/b/g/Draft N, WEP/WPA/WPA2 - MPN: RTN56UUS11PUS
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The ASUS RT-N56U is an advanced wireless router, challenging tradition by dramatically exceeding all expectations. This stylish network enabler combines a series of technologies to offer you an ideal Internet and wireless package, complete with striking design.
Quick Glance
Network Architecture Supported IEEE 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet Yes, Gigabit Ethernet
Device Type Wireless Router
Frequency Band 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz
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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 30, 2011

THE GOOD: The stylish and compact <b>Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router</b> offers stellar 5Ghz performance, long range, and an intuitive Web interface. Its storage feature is well designed; the router is comparatively fast; and it offers a convenient way to access data over the Internet. THE BAD: The Asus RT-N56Us Web interface takes a long time to apply changes and the router doesnt support the new three-stream 450Mbps wireless speed. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.

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Best Gaming Wireless Router
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 15, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Asus Black Diamond RT-N56U Wireless Router as a best pick for the Best Gaming Wireless Router. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Wireless Router and Best Wireless Router for Range . Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 14, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 59 expert reviews for Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Asus RT-N56U
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 31, 2011

The Asus RT-N56U is an ultra-thin and super stylish 802.11a/b/g/n router announced at CeBIT 2010. It features dual band support and can supposedly handle up to 300,000 concurrent sessions. Plus the RT-N56U includes 4 Gigabit LAN ports, a Gigabit WAN interface, and two USB ports for connecting an external hard drive. More importantly, the RT-N56U supports 3G HSDPA USB dongles and it itself can function as an FTP server, a Samba server, a BitTorrent server, and even a printer-share device. Additional features include an integrated NAT firewall and a DoS detection system. Features Ultra-Thin 802.11a/b/g/n Router Dual-Band Support 300,000 Concurrent Sessions USB Interface 3G HSDPA Compatibility (USB) Gigabit LAN/WAN Ports FTP Server Samba Server BitTorrent Server Printer-Share Device Integrated NAT Firewall DOS Detection System ... PROS: (1) unique design - features a sleek, monolith like aesthetic (2) Asus exclusive Ai Radar technology - focuses the signal towards wireless clients for better reception (3) lots of multimedia features - integrates a DLNA server and supports BitTorrent downloads to an attached hard drive (4) performance - one of the fastest 802.11n routers available (5) incorporates several cutting edge personal cloud features - allows for file access over the Internet ... CONS: (1) very glossy - attracts fingerprints, dust and scratches (2) many of the more advanced features require a Windows PC (3) poor telephone support from the manufacturer (4) online interface takes a very long time to apply changes

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1 Star Review     

Strengths: Looks pretty, Has USB ports, Easy Setup, Good Web Interface

Weakness: Dead in 2 months, Poor Range, Horrible for VOIP

Had a Netgear wimax N300 yet wanted something with Qos so could prioritize wireless VOIP. STUPIDLY went with Asus. Web interface easy, setup a breeze. Speed no better than my Netgear on n (no 5gHz to test) and range notably worse. The signal for VOIP couldn't make it 50 feet without breaking up or causing echos on phone calls. I tried everything with firmware upgrades and Qos changes to make this thing work. Perhaps it's an acceptable modem, but for stuff like wireless VOIP (and prob media), it's a dog. Final straw: At 2 months, simply moved it to a different spot to try to improve signal in my condo. Plugged back in, power on but otherwise dead. I took my old Netgear 300N and plugged it into the very cables that did nothing for the ASUS, and got better VOIP and same wireless speed. Cannot recommend for VOIP or condo use. No response from ASUS on "2 year warranty". Junk.

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Product Details
Description
The ASUS RT-N56U is an advanced wireless router, challenging tradition by dramatically exceeding all expectations. This stylish network enabler combines a series of technologies to offer you an ideal Internet and wireless package, complete with striking design.
Quick Glance
Network Architecture Supported IEEE 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet Yes, Gigabit Ethernet
Device Type Wireless Router
Frequency Band 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz
Summary
Product Title Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless USB Router
Manufacturer Asus
Lowest Price $84.99 from Amazon.com
Power Score 3.0 | 5 Reviews
Networking Standards
Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps
Wireless Security Features: 64/128-bit WEPWPA-PSKWPA2-PSKWPA-EnterpriseWPA2-Enterprise
Ports
Number of Network Ports: 4
Dimensions
Depth: 2.4 in
Weight: 11.64 oz
Height: 6.8 in
Width: 5.7 in
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Expert Reviews
Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 30, 2011

THE GOOD: The stylish and compact <b>Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router</b> offers stellar 5Ghz performance, long range, and an intuitive Web interface. Its storage feature is well designed; the router is comparatively fast; and it offers a convenient way to access data over the Internet. THE BAD: The Asus RT-N56Us Web interface takes a long time to apply changes and the router doesnt support the new three-stream 450Mbps wireless speed. THE BOTTOM LINE: The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market.

Read the full review »

Best Gaming Wireless Router
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Apr 15, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Asus Black Diamond RT-N56U Wireless Router as a best pick for the Best Gaming Wireless Router. This product has also been rated as a best pick for the Best Wireless Router and Best Wireless Router for Range . Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Apr 14, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 59 expert reviews for Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router and the average expert rating is 86 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Asus RT-N56U
3 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 31, 2011

The Asus RT-N56U is an ultra-thin and super stylish 802.11a/b/g/n router announced at CeBIT 2010. It features dual band support and can supposedly handle up to 300,000 concurrent sessions. Plus the RT-N56U includes 4 Gigabit LAN ports, a Gigabit WAN interface, and two USB ports for connecting an external hard drive. More importantly, the RT-N56U supports 3G HSDPA USB dongles and it itself can function as an FTP server, a Samba server, a BitTorrent server, and even a printer-share device. Additional features include an integrated NAT firewall and a DoS detection system. Features Ultra-Thin 802.11a/b/g/n Router Dual-Band Support 300,000 Concurrent Sessions USB Interface 3G HSDPA Compatibility (USB) Gigabit LAN/WAN Ports FTP Server Samba Server BitTorrent Server Printer-Share Device Integrated NAT Firewall DOS Detection System ... PROS: (1) unique design - features a sleek, monolith like aesthetic (2) Asus exclusive Ai Radar technology - focuses the signal towards wireless clients for better reception (3) lots of multimedia features - integrates a DLNA server and supports BitTorrent downloads to an attached hard drive (4) performance - one of the fastest 802.11n routers available (5) incorporates several cutting edge personal cloud features - allows for file access over the Internet ... CONS: (1) very glossy - attracts fingerprints, dust and scratches (2) many of the more advanced features require a Windows PC (3) poor telephone support from the manufacturer (4) online interface takes a very long time to apply changes

Read the full review »

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1 Star Review     

Strengths: Looks pretty, Has USB ports, Easy Setup, Good Web Interface

Weakness: Dead in 2 months, Poor Range, Horrible for VOIP

Had a Netgear wimax N300 yet wanted something with Qos so could prioritize wireless VOIP. STUPIDLY went with Asus. Web interface easy, setup a breeze. Speed no better than my Netgear on n (no 5gHz to test) and range notably worse. The signal for VOIP couldn't make it 50 feet without breaking up or causing echos on phone calls. I tried everything with firmware upgrades and Qos changes to make this thing work. Perhaps it's an acceptable modem, but for stuff like wireless VOIP (and prob media), it's a dog. Final straw: At 2 months, simply moved it to a different spot to try to improve signal in my condo. Plugged back in, power on but otherwise dead. I took my old Netgear 300N and plugged it into the very cables that did nothing for the ASUS, and got better VOIP and same wireless speed. Cannot recommend for VOIP or condo use. No response from ASUS on "2 year warranty". Junk.

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