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Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router - RT-N56U

Abt Model: RTN56U | UPC Code: 610839332502
Simultaneous 2.4GHz And 5GHz Operating Frequency/ Up To 300Mbps 802.11n Data Rate/ Gigabit Internet Surfing With Hardware NAT/ Ai Radar Optimized/ Multi-Function Twin USB Ports/ 8MB Flash And 128MB RAM/ Black Finish
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Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router, Model RTN56U

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.

Features:

  • World's Fastest Router*
    The RT-N56U is rated highly by SmallNetBuilder.com, the world's trusted media review website for networking devices. SmallNetBuilder tested the RT-N56U against its competitors, and it came out tops in 5GHz 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
    • *Verified by SmallNetBuilder.com, result as of Nov 2011
  • The first and only router to receive the CNET Editor's Choice Award
    The ASUS RT-N56U was presented with the internationally recognized iF 2010 award for its exquisite design. In addition to this, the outstanding performance of RT-N56U has also won it more than 80 distinguished accolades, including the CNET Editor's Choice 2011 award, making it the first ever router to win this coveted title
  • Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
    Double your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands speed up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized 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 2-5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers
  • Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management
    ASUS EZ UI offers you an intuitive router setup without read manuals. What's more, you can enjoy simultaneous printing and scanning by connecting an All-in-one printer to the router via the USB port. Also connect external hard disks to enjoy instant file sharing with family and friends! EZ Quality of Service (EZQoS) Bandwidth Management also gives users a simple way to optimize Internet speeds for gaming, browsing, file sharing, and VoIP/ media streaming. With the EZQoS, all users need to do is just click on the image they want to set and it will adjust instantly
  • 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 Optimized 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
  • 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 18x the speed and 6x 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
  • Multi-Function Twin USB Ports
    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 standardized USB

Specifications:

  • LAN Ports
    • WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base T
    • Supports Ethernet and 802.3 with max bit rate 10/100/1000Mbps and auto cross-over function (MDI-X)
  • Antenna
    • 2 x internal antenna for 2.4GHz application with 3.8dBi gain
    • 3 x internal antenna for 5GHz application with 5.1dBi gain
  • Memory: 8MB flash and 128MB RAM
  • USB port: USB2.0 x 2
  • Power Adapter
    • AC input: 100V-240V (50-60HZ)
    • DC output: 19V/1.58A
  • Operating Frequency: Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Data Rate
    • 802.11n: up to 300Mbps
    • 802.11a/g: up to 54Mbps
    • 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
  • Encryption
    • Supports 64/128-bit WEP
    • WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
    • WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise
    • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
  • Management
    • Quality of Service and traffic monitor
    • DHCP server (up to 253 IP addresses)
    • Web-based administration
    • Firmware upgrade
    • Save/restore configuration file
  • Network Protocol: Automatic IP, static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
  • Security
    • Firewall: NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging
    • Logging: dropped packet, security event, syslog
    • Filtering: port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.36"
  • Width: 6.77"
  • Depth: 5.7"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.73 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
More reasons to buy the ASUS RT-N56U from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The ASUS RT-N56U is Brand New.
  • The ASUS RT-N56U Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (14)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Reliable connection (10)
  • Fast connection (9)
  • Secure connection (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home network (6)
    • Home (4)
    • Smaller networks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (11), Low bandwidth user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (14)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (8)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Works As Advertised

    By Portes

    from New York

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Larger Networks

      Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

      Use the router for a average home network (4 laptops and 4 smartphones). Once set-up works well.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivered promptly, in brand new condition.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Versatile Dual Band Router

      By Tom

      from Mchenry,IL

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Expanded
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Reliable
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop
        • Home
        • Smaller Networks

        Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

        Excellent performance with a lot of features. Good WI-FI range. A signal from this router can be received downstairs.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Solid Router

        By lumberjack

        from Grand rapids, mi

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Reliable
        • Small

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop
          • Home
          • Smaller Networks

          Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

          Works great. Very little hassle in setup.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Arrived quickly and with a bonus abt tape measure

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great value for wi-fi in the house

          By Kevin

          from Deerfield, IL

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer
          Site Member

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Better Than Cable's Wi-fi
            • Home
            • Smaller Networks
            • Streaming Audio
            • Wi-fi

            Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

            I use this product to connect smart phones and laptops to the internet. I also use it to stream audio from the laptop to a networked receiver. I tried it with the Wi-Fi router provided by the cable company and the audio dropped every few minutes. Now it's hours of music throughout the house with no drops!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast delivery, and the product arrived in perfect condition.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great purchase!

            By Loretta

            from Lockport

            About Me Low bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home network

              Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

              It was time to replace a 5 year old wireless modem. This product was easy to set up and performs great with my internet service.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Pleased with unit

              By Sanotrini100

              from Birmingham AL

              About Me Low bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Fast Connection Speed
              • Reliable connection
              • Strong Signal Throughout

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

                  Reaches all areas of the house. Running 3 computers and a tablet. Much faster than previous router from another manufacture. Set up was a little puzzling but was able to figure it out. All in all very pleased with the unit.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Easy installation - Works Great

                  By Glenn M.

                  from Jacksonville, FL

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Fast Connection Speed
                  • Reliable connection
                  • Secure Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network

                    Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

                    I use this ASUS RTN56U Router for my home network: 2 PC computers - one via WiFi and the other via Ethernet, two tablets and an iPhone over WiFi and a wireless laser printer. Setup was a breeze; much easier than I had anticipated since I was replacing a slower router from a different manufacturer. Since I installed it two weeks ago I have done all the normal things, Internet access, file upload/download, printing, etc., all of which performed flawlessly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Best router I have ever purchased

                    By CJ Justice

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Set Up

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

                      It would have been extremely easy to set up if the instructions had more detail. They skipped some steps and I had to figure out what to do on my own. That was aggravating!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Product, so-so service

                      By Dorismydog

                      from Pittsburgh, PA

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

                        Good product, easy to set up*, simple. The only reason I rate a 4-star vs. 5 is that the service tech I contacted didn't know the proper IP Addy to access the mgmt GUI. After over an hour (60 minutes) waiting for a rep, then working through the issue for another 45 minutes, I suggested a web address that I used for an earlier version - and it worked. The tech had no idea.

                        *So good product, take your chances on the service.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Other

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                        5.0

                        Very Pleased

                        By runner97

                        from Glenview, IL

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                        • See Comments

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Asus Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router:

                        Only small con was that the set up instructions were not as good as they could have been. Point: I wasn't sure that I had completed the set up, but closed out of it after I thought I was done, and it has been working fine!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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