Asus RT-N56U

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Asus RT-N56U

ASUS RT-N56U is rated as not only the world's fastest router, but this incredible technology is housed within an award winning and stylish design. The...

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Review of "Asus RT-N56U"

published 07/01/2012 | costas1234
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Pro good performance and much better than my Belkin wireless router, nice dual connection settings
Cons one of the more expensive wireless routers
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"The Asus RT-N56U wireless router"

The name of this router is a diamond wireless router. So far it has exceeded my expectations and is highly recommended. This is a simple plug and play device that allowed me to connect to the Internet with the minimum of set up.

This is a router that I purchased from Amazon.co.uk for £112. In the past 2 months of usage I have to say that this wireless router is a good one. This wireless router is made by Asus who are specialize in routers, laptops and other electronic items. I can connect my laptop,PS3 and smartphone using this wirless router. Before I purchased this router I did some research in comparing other wireless routers and having read that this is product is recommended from expert reviews on the techradar website this made my decision to buy more easier. I would have ended up buying an equally known brand but with less performance.

My wireless laptop now has better network link speeds and was simple and straightforward to set up. I am also pleased with the regular and stable connection and broadband speed. I am now able to surf the Internet faster and have a better reception and better hardware than my previous Belkin wireless router.

The network link speed on my laptop shows at 300 mbps on the 2.4ghz setting and even better 450mpbs on the 5GHZ module.

The key feature of this wirless router is that you can choose to connect your laptop or wireless device on either the 2.4GHZ or 5GHZ frequency. Regarding the key performance and our households overall satisfaction of being connected wireless with the Asus RT-N5U. this product is almost excellent.


The design of the router is a big move away from the old and usual boring routers in that the design is vertical and held on a thin stand. This router has a modern design and is not box shaped at all. This router works well in short and medium distances as I have been able to connect with a good if not excellent signal strength from my bedroom, but as yet I have been unable to test the effectiveness from my garden.
The set up was simple and straightforward as the router auto-detected the settings and I was quickly able to connect wirelessly to the Internet.

Conclusion better looking design and better performing than my previous wireless router (easily).

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  • JasonJRogers published 03/04/2012
    Great review!
  • doriee.jay published 29/01/2012
    good review
  • GillyMN published 13/01/2012
    Very clear review.
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Product Information : Asus RT-N56U

Manufacturer's product description

ASUS RT-N56U is rated as not only the world's fastest router, but this incredible technology is housed within an award winning and stylish design. The RT-N56U comes equipped with dual-band technology that simultaneously allows both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, with data speeds of up to 300Mbps concurrently. With Network Address Translation (NAT), the RT-N56U is a one-of-a-kind router which delivers up to 1000Mbps true gigabit throughput that is up to five times faster than conventional gigabit routers. The RT-N56U combines its wireless technology with a massive data pipeline capable of up to 300,000 data concurrent sessions, thus multiple data transfers to many users are a breeze. In all, the ASUS RT-N56U is one highly advanced router with both exquisite design and the best performance available.

Product Details

Features: NAT support, interrupt status port (ISP), auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Syslog support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), packet filtering, MAC address filtering, URL filtering, IP address filtering, firmware upgradable, built-in 2 port USB 2.0 hub, EZ UI, Quality of Service (QoS), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), DHCP server, Samba support, FTP server, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment

Data Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps, 300 Mbps

Weight: 330 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 17.2 cm x 14.5 cm x 6 cm

Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz ), AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Remote Management Protocol: HTTP

Network / Transport Protocol: PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Device Type: Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)

Product Description: ASUS RT-N56U - wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - desktop

Routing Protocol: Static IP routing

System Requirements: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 17.2 cm

Depth: 14.5 cm

Height: 6 cm

Weight: 330 g

Power

Power Device: External power adapter

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz ), AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Aerial

Antenna Qty: 5

Aerial: Internal integrated

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces: WAN : 1 x RJ-45 ¦ LAN : 4 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ USB 2.0 : 2 x 4 PIN USB Type A

General

Features: NAT support, interrupt status port (ISP), auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Syslog support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), packet filtering, MAC address filtering, URL filtering, IP address filtering, firmware upgradable, built-in 2 port USB 2.0 hub, EZ UI, Quality of Service (QoS), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), DHCP server, Samba support, FTP server, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server, Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment

Data Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps, 300 Mbps

Status Indicators: Link activity, standby

Built-in Devices: USB HUB

Flash Memory: 8 MB

RAM: 128 MB, 128 MB - DDR2 SDRAM

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise

Remote Management Protocol: HTTP

Network / Transport Protocol: PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Connectivity Technology: Wireless, wired

Enclosure Type: Desktop

Device Type: Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)

MPN: RT-N56U, 90-IG1G002G00-3PA0-, 90-IG1G002M00-3PA0-, 90-IG1G002M02-3PA0-, 90-IG1G002G01-3PA0-

Processor: Ralink

Routing Protocol: Static IP routing

Software / System Requirements

OS Required: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)

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