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

Mfg. Part: RT-N56U | CDW Part: 2237993 | UNSPSC: 43222609
$98.99Advertised Price

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  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Dual Band
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Dual Band
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.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.3
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps
Features: Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X) , BitTorrent Client , Built-in 2 port USB 2.0 hub , DHCP server , Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment , EZ UI , Firmware upgradable , FTP server , Interrupt status port (ISP) , IP address filtering , MAC address filtering , NAT support , Packet filtering , Quality of Service (QoS) , Samba support , Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) , Syslog support , UPnP Media Server , URL filtering , Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Form Factor: Desktop
Integrated Switch: 4-port switch
Key Features: USB port
Network Transport Protocol: L2TP , PPPoE , PPTP
Remote Management Protocol: HTTP
Status Indicators: Link activity , Standby
Switching Protocol: Ethernet
Type: Wireless router
WAN Ports Qty: 1
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 1
Type: WAN

Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 4
Type: LAN

Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type A
Qty: 2
Type: USB 2.0

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

Antenna Form Factor: Internal
Antenna Qty: 5

Chassis Built-in Devices: USB hub

Brand: ASUS
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Asus Components
Model: RT-N56U
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: ASUS

Type: None

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50 - 60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Slot Provided
Type: None

Slot Required
Type: None

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 5.7 in
Height: 2.4 in
Weight: 11.64 oz
Width: 6.8 in

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 8 MB

Installed Size: 128 MB

Product Reviews
ASUS RT-N56U - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n - desktop is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just works No real complaints about it. Would have preferred the wired ports lay down in back instead of sticking out the side but that is a personal preference.So far VERY happy with performance and reliability
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very happy with this router, dual band, great range it sits upstairs in a 2400 sf house and I can get wifi half a block down the street., nice form factor, and gigabit Ethernet. Flashed to the latest firmware, which made port forwarding more challenging, but the pro's outweigh the cons.
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good router, simultaneous allowing both 2.4 and 5GHz band connections works out well. Multiple connections do not detrimentally effect each other.
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After I put custom firmware on there, it could do the only thing it didnt already do - allow VPN traffic! But on top of that, it now has built in VPN solution. So before i put custom firmware on there it was about a 3 start, and with it id give it 4.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent router with many options. I would have liked to be able to change the web interface port. Very pretty display when I first saw it at night, I had this facing the wall and noticed the lights were reflecting around the roof and down the opposite wall.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this thing. Fast, and best penetration we've had for a house with lots of grounded steel in the frame and mesh in the walls.Previous consumer models failed us miserably (some just couldn't cover two rooms!).With this one, repeaters are no longer required for us.
Date published: 2012-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great performance and range.I use it for it's Access Point mode.Only 4 stars because the web interface feels out of date.
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Performance, great stability.Features are OK, wireless range is OK.
Date published: 2012-03-22
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