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Asus-rt-ac56u.33910209
8.9 out of 10

Asus Rt-AC56U

Great Deal: $104.95

Reviews and Problems with Asus Rt-AC56U

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Overall 2
2.0

I am afraid that Asus has down something bad with their ac implementation

R. Reaves, Amazon
1 week ago
  • Summary: Doesn't work well with Macs at all. Even if you think it works well with your Mac I would open up Wireshark and inspect the packets first. There are many lost packets and as a result many packets become duplicated. Asus does not have 24/7 support so I have not yet been able to contact them about this issue, but unless I am talking to one of their engineers or top tier support members then I doubt a resolution will be in the works any time soon.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Great signal strength, but router menus failed.

D123, Bestbuy
22 September 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this router to fill a new need for greater range. My high hopes in this respect were fulfilled.
  • Pros: Signal strength, Internet performance.
  • Cons: Connection to internal menus unacceptable--apparently unfixable firmware/hardware flaw.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked solid for about a month.

Lawrence S. Sinanan "You get what you pay for", Amazon
22 June 2014
  • Summary: I was blown out of the water how fast this thing was. AC is a huge jump over N especially on 5GHz. Range is good (not great) as people make ASUS routers out to be but worked better than anything I had before. With a Rosewill USB 3.0 Wireless Dual-Band Adapter 1.2Gbps my network connect was practically as good as LAN. This router has just about everything a home user could possibly want. I especially liked the fail-over/load balancing feature.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Defective Router, Firmware or RMA does not solve the issue. Manufacturer and Retailer refuse to acknowledge major flaw with

Amazon Customer "sammathodu", Amazon
1 June 2014
  • Summary: I originally purchased this router in January 2014. I was looking into upgrading from my old Belkin Wireless-G router and was planning to use the included USB 3.0 port to coordinate network backups in my home. However, upon using the router on my iPad or Laptop, I noticed that I got speeds less than 1 mbs!
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Overall 2
2.0

RT-AC56U - Hardware Failure after a few weeks of service.

Winux2, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: The Reset button has no effect, and Asus support recommends returning the unit for repair. However, the Asus warranty is only valid within the USA (where purchased via Amazon), although Asus has authorized repair centers around the globe. "ASUS does not perform warranty service outside of the country where you bought the wireless & networking product." I would not have purchased this Asus router had I known about this obscure warranty clause, since I live aboard.
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Overall 2
2.0

Many issues and never performed better than my previous wifi router that was 2 years old.

Gosta K. Lovgren "keithl168", Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: Many issues, contacted asus support in India and was never able to fix it so that it didn't mysteriously drop off. Before i could return it, the seller closed the refund period as it was one day past 30. Do yourself a favor and look for a different router.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER OR ANY ASUS PRODUCT !!!!!!! WORST TECH SUPPORT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine R. Schexsnayder "Chrissy", Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this Router January 2014. It has never worked properly. I get over 33 Mbps on my wired desktop. Using this wireless router RT-AC56U, I get less than 1 Mbps for all wireless devices more than 3 feet away from the router. I used my Asus tablet to test different distances. Asus tech support says that if my router works for my wired desktop then it is working and does not need repair. They do not care that it does not function properly wirelessly.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for 2 days then stopped

kris, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: I was pleased for the two days that it worked but then the antenna just died on it. Sent in for a replacement and the same thing happened after 2 day. I'm surprised, Asus usually makes quality products, but this is not one of them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sleek Design, Shabby Customer Support

gold spun, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: Sleek, handsomely designed router. Unfortunately, ASUS tech support is non-existent if not infuriating. The set up disc didn't work, as apparently it was only for Windows computers, not that there was any info to let the buyer in on this. Needing set up help, calling tech support meant an entire afternoon on hold and then giving up. Hours wasted. The next day was an hour on hold.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Constantly Dropping Connection After 37 Days

LiveMarco, Bestbuy
20 March 2014
  • Summary: I got this to replaced a Netgear router Model: WNDR3400-100NAS that had last me 4 years.
  • Cons: Connection Dropping
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