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ASUS RT-N56U N600 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router, Access Point Mode, Repeater Mode, Twin USB for Media Server, 3G/4G Dongle Support, 802.11N
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- Supports up to 300,000 sessions for extensive P2P clients
- A widespread application with USB2.0 port
- Includes all-in-one printer server and FTP files sharing, OS Support: Windows (7,8,vista,XP) 32bit/64bit, Mac OS X, Linux
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- 1 year manufacturer warranty
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ASUS RT-N56U 300 Mbps 802.11n, Hardware NAT Dual Band Wireless N Router.
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It’s Easy to Set Up, Fast and Reliable
Wireless N - Extreme Wireless Speed
The ASUS RT-N56U complies with the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard. Create home or office wireless networks with up to 18 times the speed and sixe times the range of conventional 802.11g networks.
Enjoy bandwidth intensive HD movie and music streaming, VoIP calls, online gaming and more, smoothly and lag-free without the worry of data loss over large areas.
Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router
The RT-N56U comes equipped with dual-band technology that simultaneously allows both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, with data speeds of up to 300 Mbps concurrently. With Network Address Translation (NAT), the RT-N56U is a one-of-a-kind router which delivers up to 1000 Mbps 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 router with both design and performance.
The RT-N56U is rated highly by SmallNetBuilder.com, the trusted media review website for networking devices. SmallNetBuilder tested the RT-N56U against its competitors and it came out tops in 5 GHz upload/download throughput. In light of this, SmallNetBuilder concluded the RT-N56U was one of the best performance Gigabit and dual-band Wireless routers in the market.
Dual-Band for Lag-Free Entertainment
Double your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands speed up to 300 Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4 GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5 GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimised speeds and you enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.
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 two-five times that of software-based NAT Gigabit routers.
The One Place for All your Data - ASUS AiCloud
ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy mobile application that brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync and share all your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services.
Powerful Functions, Easiest Management
With the ASUSWRT Dashboard UI, setup, monitor and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings on a single graphical interface and provides one-click updates.
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.
Ai Radar Optimised and Reliable Wireless Coverage
Five internal antennas built inside of the RT-N56U are tasked to provide the best stable wireless signal to users. ASUS Ai Radar‘s unique design increases wireless signal coverage and quality without consuming additional power. This technology simply 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.
Multi-Function Twin USB P
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 and file server functions, so you enjoy simultaneous wireless printing, scanning and file sharing via the comfort of standardised USB.
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I had been having problems with laptops/tablets loosing connection and then re-connecting, this was quite annoying, after looking at the superhub there seemed to be no problems, i was also getting quite slow connection to the internet even though i should have 30Mb/s.
After getting this ASUS router all these probems are a thing of the past, no laptops drop off the wifi connection and when i check speed now i am getting just under 30Mb/s. and as a plus my wifes laptop uses the new 5g band and the router will allow both 2.4 and 5g connections so if you have newer technology this allows older and newer to work together and allows speed increses for the newer items (this is only between peripherals on the home network as 30Mb/s is way slower than the router can handle.
I have also managed to set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and connect to it when i am away from home to connect to my network storage.
There is a search filter that you can enable so that certain words are detected and then blocked and also setting times for computers/tablets etc to be able to connect to the net, this would be useful if you have teenage kids and want to stop them being up all night on the net.
Overall i have been very impressed with the router, the functionality it has given me and also getting over all of the problems of the super hub, it has also increased the range i am able to use it with my tablet, i used to use a range extender with the superhub to get to the far side of the house, but i don't need that anymore.
Great router and highly recommended, i just wonder what the more expensive ASUS routers are like :)
Super low latency, and great functionality.
Features currently not "active" in firmware include multiple SSIDs. Up to 3 in fact, for each band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), giving a total of 6 SSIDs. The config page for this is still hidden, and using it causes issues. However, it should appear in a future update.
I use this router with a 64GB USB stick (nano size) which holds my music. This is then available in iTunes and on any DNLA device on my network. Also use it with a printer connected to the second USB port. One annoyance is that you can't have two USB printers connected - there is only one LPD port. So if you want multiple printers, get ethernet/wireless ones.
Performance is great though, and it's easy to set up. WiFi range is superb considering it has internal antennas.
Highly recommended. If you need USB3 to attach a RAID storage box, then go for the newer RT-N66U. Otherwise, this is perfect.
I would advise changing the log in password from the defaults and set up the wifi security options ASAP.Security options are comprehensive and it allows connection of Hard disk drives, printers and supported 3G dongles via the 2 USB ports.
I updated the firmware of the router from the ASUS website without a problem as recommended in the setup guide.VPN is disabled by default on this router and it took me a few minutes to find the option to enable NAT passthrough option
It has all the standard features such as MAC cloning, MAC filtering comprehensive QoS so you can limit bandwidth of certain actions FTP Gaming streaming etc.
It is a bit unstable if placed on a shelf when connected with 5 ethernet cables and would be better if it could be wall mounted
Don't forget this is a cable router and needs a separate cable modem - not suitable for internet that comes in via a BT line such as Talktalk Sky etc
Very pleased with this router, great performance, great looks and 3 year warranty
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