Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

  • Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
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Based on 30 scores, 53 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    17
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Easy to setup.
  • Great design.
  • Plethora of configuration options.

Cons:

  • Scheduler could be better.
  • No external antennas or connections to add your own.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hi Tech Legion on

I really needed an upgrade to the router I was previously using. I had an older Linksys E1000 that was flashed with DD-WRT firmware. Even though it was an "N" router, I wasn't getting the full performance from both my wireless and wired speeds. The...

By PCPer on

and Wrap Up Color me impressed. The ASUS RT-N56U exceeded my expectations in almost every way. Considering this is one of the lower end offerings in ASUS’ Dual Band N Series, I wasn’t expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. ASUS offers a...

By theregister.co.uk on 80

A wireless routers is one of the most important items in any gadget lover’s home. Performance, range and reliability are essential criteria to consider when deciding when buying a router. Also, bear in mind the configuration software,...

By tbreak.ae on 100

Yes you read that correctly, I just described a router as sexy. An inanimate object has officially given me the chills. When the Asus RT-N56U router arrived in our offices, I honestly thought it was maybe a fancy DVD case or some sort of press kit....

By Bigbruin on

When I think of ASUS, the first thing that comes to mind are their award winning motherboards and video cards. In the past, I wouldn't have even considered recommending them to people asking me my opinions about routers. With the ASUS RT-N56U, my...

By PC Pro on 83

A high-speed router that looks good and is easy to use. All that, coupled with a reasonable price, makes this Asus a tempting...

By Web User on 100

★★★★★ From the way it looks to the easy-to-use configuration interface, this router has loads going for it. It’s also a superb performer, proving fast on the standard 2.4GHz network and impressive on the 5GHz network too, though this dropped off at...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

This high-end home router from Asus offers dual-band (2.4 and 5GHz) 300Mbit/sec Wireless-N functionality, four gigabit wired Ethernet ports, and two USB ports for storage and printer sharing.The RT-N56U looks much like a project to update and...

By PC Advisor on 80

The clever design, excellent application of dual-band wireless and dual USB ports make the Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond a very attractive router. While the extras give it an advantage and almost earn it an award, the middle-of-the-road wireless...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on

SpecificationsSpecifications Black DiamondLAN PortsWAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base TSupports Ethernet and 802.3 with max bit rate 10/100/1000Mbps and auto cross-over function (MDI-X)Antenna2 x internal antenna for 2.4GHz application with...

By X-bit Labs on

ASUS must be given credit for developing a product that combines splendid looks, high-performance platform, and multifunctional firmware. A special feature is the availability of two radio modules that can ensure very high speed for your wireless...

By ThinkComputers on 80

There is a lot to the ASUS RT-N56U. First, you’ll notice its notably attractive style, and it has some pretty good performance to match. Not only that, the RT-N56U allows you to attach an external hard drive to one of its two USB 2.0 ports and access...

By Maximum PC on 80

We don’t much care what our routers look like, because they’re usually hidden inside a closet (unless we’re benchmarking them). But Asus’s engineers lavished as much attention on the RT-N56U’s skin as they did its guts: This dual-band router is a...

By Benchmark Reviews on 91

Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the ASUS RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N...

By InsideHW on

RT-N56U is a dual-band router, which works at both 2.4 and 5 GHz; it’s compatible with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards and equipped with gigabit LAN ports (4 LAN + 1 WAN). Just next to the network ports, one can find the reset button, the power input,...

By CNET Australia on 90

The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the...

By TweakNews on

Asus' RT-N56U router has unique, elegant styling with an impressive feature set to go along with it. The slim, antenna-free design allows the unit to be tucked away just about anywhere, while the simultaneous dual-band connectivity is ready for the...

By SmallNetBuilder on

Simultaneous dual-band N router with Gigabit switch and USB storage and printer...

By VR-Zone on 93

The Asus RT-N56U has definitely delivered what it promised in both design and performance. With so much innovative features, this would probably be the all-in-one router. It is way more energy efficient to download files via the router than to leave...

By TechSmart.co.za on

The Asus RT-N56U functions very well for a router, with all the technologies and functionalities one would expect, what sets it apart from other routers though is its sleek and attractive design, a pioneering effort in the usually bland segment....