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ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band 4-PORT Wireless N600 Gigabit LAN Router

This ASUS Router Features: 1. Dual-Band N600 router, 2. Consistant Connector with AI radar, 3. Graphical Netwrok Map, 4. Graphical Traffic monitor
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SKU: 59257
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Experience: 3 Years


+ Package manager can be installed to a USB key, and managed from telnet
+ SNMP support from said package manager
+ built-in Dynamic DNS updates through Asus
+ great web ui
I have zero complaints whatsoever. This router has done everything i've ever wanted it to, and i've asked a lot of it.
I bought this router years ago when i only needed it for typical home use.
Since then, i've built a home Cisco CCNA lab and discovered just how feature rich this router actually is.
aside from the typical attached storage and printer functionality, the fact that it has a built-in package manager is awesome. I'm using it help monitor my network and keep my Nagios RaspberryPi updated.

The built-in Dynamic DNS has saved my ass (my ISP only offers Dynamic IPs) when i'm travelling and desperately need to log into my desktop.

Typical features like port-forwarding, assigning static IPs and routes are very intuitively presented in the UI.

This is an extremely easy to use router, but more impressively, it offers a TON of features to discover under the hood.

Experience: 30 Days


Facile à mettre en service.

Une bonne couverture
Bien qu'assurant une meilleure couverture que mon précédant router de marque Belkin, le gain n'est pas aussi grand qu'attendu.
Le prix et l'efficacité du service de NCIX m'incite à le recommander et j'envisagerai mes prochains achats par leur intermédiaire.

Experience: 1 Months


Very fast and stable
none as wireless N, maybe not an AC modem
This is a very fast and stable router in the dual band wireless N sector. Especially with Padavan firmware. Looks good and work great.

Experience: 5 Days


-Easy setup
-good wifi signal
-improved my wired download speed by almost 2x vs my old Linksys router
-none at this time.
Great product, looks slick, extremely easy to setup, functionality is great.

Experience: 1 Days


Easy setup
My Belkin N+ stopped working on me so after some research I settled on this router to replace it.

Initial setup was a snap, and so far it has been running great. No connections issues and speeds on both 2.4 and 5 GHz channels are great.

Experience: 3 Weeks


Short Range
Works nice if you live in a small space complex.
Had to return for another do to some complications

Experience: 1 Days


Good price, good wireless speed, good range
Low wired download rate
I had only bought this because I had internet issues and needed to test a new router.

However, for the duration that I used this for, it was great for my laptop, phone and tablets at home. Oddly, it had half the download speed of my current router.

Experience: 1 Months


Good price
Good performance
Easy setup
Small and not bulky
None that I can think of
Took it out of the box, went through the setup wizard and I was up and running very quickly.

Experience: 10 Days


easy setup through the GUI
decent range.
usb ports.
wireless n
overall good buy.
haven't had any random disconnects.
GUI a little bit annoying, when setting up the connections and saving the setting it would just sit there saying that its processing. Just reload the interface and you will notice that the process was already finished.

Experience: 5 Days


-easy setup. no hassles
-good range without external antennae
-compact unit
kind of expensive
Great router for the money. easy setup should be nice for novice users

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The RT-N56U Gigabit router brings true dual band high speed connectivity to a new dimension of style. It's a wireless home router works in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands speed up to 300Mbps concurrently, and a maximum WAN-LAN throughput of over 900Mbps with 300,000 data sessions. Ai Radar technology optimizes 802.11n Wi-Fi for a smoother signal that's perfect for HD content streaming and downloading. Through its dual USB ports, the router becomes a printer and file server, and all of these features are easily accessible with the EZ UI interface.

Quick Specs:
Weight (Approximate) 11.64 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbit/s
Height 6.8"
Width 5.7"
Depth 2.4"
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
UNII Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency 5 GHz
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Total Number of Antennas 5

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Asus
     Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
     Manufacturer Part Number: RT-N56U
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: RT-N56U
     Product Name: RT-N56U Wireless Router
     Product Type: Wireless Router
     Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
     Management Port: Yes
     Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 4
     USB: Yes
Management & Protocols  
  • QoS
  • DHCP
  • Web Based Management
  • Syslog

     Security Features:
  • NAT
  • PPTP
  • L2TP
  • SPI
  • MAC Address

     Certifications & Standards:
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u

Network & Communication  
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 2.4" (59.9 mm)
     Height: 6.8" (172 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 330 g
     Width: 5.7" (144.8 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
Wireless Specifications  
     Antenna Gain: 5.1 dBi
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Total Number of Antennas: 5
     UNII Band: Yes
     UNII Maximum Frequency: 5 GHz
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • 64/128-bit WEP
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2-Enterprise

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbit/s

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Messages about ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band 4-PORT Wireless N600 Gigabit LAN Router

5 ghz not detectable (Gravymakr- Mar 17, 14, 7 Replies)
Completely disable WPS on Asus RT-N56U? (SD6- May 05, 13, 1 Replies)
Asus RT-N56U works as a 3G router (Daniel_L- Dec 29, 12, 0 Replies)
working well now (Michael_B- Feb 21, 12, 1 Replies)
Slow Transfer rates over network? (BoxeoP4P- Feb 14, 12, 11 Replies)
RT N56 works well when it feels like it (smooth- Oct 10, 11, 7 Replies)
Seem to work fine to me (Harry_L- Aug 03, 11, 0 Replies)
Any experience with this router? (Ent007- Apr 08, 11, 6 Replies)

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Comment: 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.
Posted by: Maxim_K @08/14/12
Comment: The Black Diamond is a solid router. Its speed and reliability alone chalk it up to awesome in my book. Even more is the dual-band connectivity, which basically amounts to having two routers in one.
Posted by: Babaghan @08/22/11
Comment: ASUS must be given credit for developing a product that combines splendid looks, high-performance platform, and multifunctional firmware.
Posted by: Babaghan @08/13/11
Comment: SmallNetBuilder's Best WAN to LAN Throughput, at 802.4!
Posted by: Dan_T @03/13/11
Comment: Bjorn3D Review calls this Asus's Flagship Winner
Posted by: Dan_T @03/13/11
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