Easy to setup.
Plethora of configuration options.
Good wireless coverage on 5GHz.
Good signal strength.
Dual USB ports for sharing external storage, printers, or other devices.
Gigabit wired connections.
Dual band 5GHz & 2.4GHz wireless-N.
Attractive design, Intuitive admin panel coupled with advanced options, Built in USB 2.0 ports allow for easy sharing of media.
Intuitive and well laid out menus, Gigabit LAN
WDS bridging and repeating.
Scheduler could be better.
No external antennas or connections to add your own.
Uses its own DNS servers if you donít specify any.
Traffic Monitor feature is far from accurate.
Wired connection isnít quite as fast as advertised.
No guest network.
Protruding wires ruin the look.
Price slightly high for most home users.
Finger print magnet and hard to clean properly.
Web interface takes a long time to apply changes and the router doesn't support the new three-stream 450Mbps wireless speed.
No way to fasten router to the wall.
By Hi Tech Legion on January 02, 2013
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By PCPer on November 30, 2012
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...-
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By tbreak.ae on March 31, 2012
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....100
By Bigbruin on January 30, 2012
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By PC Pro on December 09, 2011
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By Web User on December 08, 2011
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By PCWorld New Zealand on November 09, 2011
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By PC Advisor on September 20, 2011
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By OverClock Intelligence Agency on August 21, 2011
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