ASUS RT-N56U "Black Diamond" Wireless Router Review
30 November 2012
Excerpt: On deck for review today is the ASUS RT-N56U “Black Diamond” Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N Router . ASUS has a broad stable of networking equipment including wireless adapters, wireless routers, wired networking gear and even some power line networking gear.
ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router
30 January 2012
Summary: 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 opinion has changed.
Pros: » Good signal strength, » Dual USB ports for sharing external storage, printers, or other devices, » Great performance, » Gigabit wired connections, » Dual band 5GHz & 2.4GHz wireless-N, » Great wireless range
Cons: » Scheduler could be better, » No external antennas or connections to add your own
Conclusion: Considered "one of the friendliest routers to administer," the Asus RT-N56U is more widely reviewed in Europe than in the U.S. In general, it receives mixed ratings for performance but high scores for style and features.
Pros: Simultaneous dual-band, Stellar 5 GHz performance, Ease of basic setup and use
Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router Review
4 October 2011
Excerpt: In fact, we'll have to admit that Asus really did manage to provide little something for everybody with their new wireless-N router, whether we're talking about a person looking for a networking solution whose design will complement that of their home entertainment center or one searching for a very...
Pros: - very attractive, stylish exterior design;, - built-in activity LEDs for all supported networks (wired or wireless) and the USB connectors;, - dual-band support;, - extensive set of available features;, - built-in Torrent download client;, - built-in AiRadar feature for improving beam pattern;, ...
Cons: - exterior case is a bit fingerprint-friendly;, - admin menu can prove to be a bit stuffy, in certain cases;
Summary: This new stylish router from Asus promises flexible dual-band lag-free entertainment, supports wireless-N Gigabit internet surfing with hardware NAT and features twin USB ports for multi-role usability.
ASUS RT-N56U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N Router Review
12 May 2011
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 it over the local network, or from...
Conclusion: 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 Gigabit Router a rating out of 10.
Pros: Great performance, Very unique stylish looks, Good throughput, Range is good for home use, Simultaneous Dual-Band (2.4/5GHz) operation, 2x USB 2.0 ports for printers and storage, Easy effortless setup, Intuitive and well laid out menus, Gigabit LAN and WAN ports (with own status/activity LED's), ...
Cons: Protruding wires ruin the look, Price slightly high for most home users, Finger print magnet and hard to clean properly
Excerpt: 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 most demanding of home networks.
Conclusion: When we received the ASUS RT-N56U we suspected that ASUS had hidden a mediocre router behind a pretty facade. The truth, however, is that this product lives up to its promises. The performance is very good, it comes packed with features, and it has a great user interface.