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Asus-rt-n56u.33522220
9.6 out of 10

Asus RT-N56U

Flexible dual-band lag-free entertainment Gigabit internet s Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Asus RT-N56U

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Overall 0
0.4

Very Solid with my continuous abuse

andrewx12, Overclock
19 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When I bought this router I had just gotten an asus board and loved the quality and figured if they can do this here they should hopefully make a good router. I was right. This thing is 1 yr and 9 months so far and shows no signs of going down. I have put 1tb of traffic through this thing in a month. Download manager actually works most of the time and is quite handy considering MY main computer is a laptop.
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Overall 0
0.3

Works well

wolfwalker, Overclock
31 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Upgraded my ancient WRT54G with this thing. The interface is pretty well laid out, little gimicky but it works.
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Overall 2
2.0

RT-N56U DUALBAND WL N 11N 300MB USB 4PORT GB ROUTER SWITCH

Lee, PCNation
11 January 2013
  • Summary: If you buy this router, be prepared to use the Padavan firmware in order to get the most out of the router. I was very close to returning this router due to the many major problems.
  • Pros: This router has great range
  • Cons: Where do I start.. I tried several official and beta firmware and had WAN disconnect issues, and general wireless issues across all of my wireless devices. All Asus firmware contained QoS bugs which caused my router to throttle my internet speed to 1.5Mbps instead of my max of 10Mbps. The Padavan firmware saved the day and these last few days I have finally been happy with this router.
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Overall 2
2.0

"I recommend you never buy ASUS routers."

anathema_forever, CNET
10 December 2012
  • Pros: none since it works so badly you would never use its features.
  • Cons: most of the versions of firmware they have put out for this router are bad. I had a Asus router prior to this one and its firmware was pretty terrible aswell. Constant dcing and connection dropping on latest firmware.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Don't waste your time!"

mark_ciotti, CNET
6 December 2012
  • Pros: attractive unit
  • Cons: contradictory set-up instructions, nonexistent tech support.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Defective unit"

CurbRash, CNET
29 October 2012
  • Pros: great marketing hype
  • Cons: Unit rebooted and locked up in a mini web server mode. Would not distribute DHCP DNS settings correctly. Returning unit as "defective".
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Overall 1
1.0

"Complete Crap"

GotGame36, CNET
26 June 2012
  • Pros: Very Fast. Fast lag free gaming and video streeaming
  • Cons: Will not stay connected. Constantly gives "wrong IP error"
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Overall 1
1.0

"Dead in 2 months, can't handle VOIP, poor range"

mongo546, CNET
10 April 2012
  • Pros: Aesthetics, USB ports, Easty Setup, Good Web Interface, Qos
  • Cons: Dies in 2 months, Can't penetrate 50 feet between walls, VOIP handling is terrible, no better than less expensive Netgear N300
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Overall 1
1.0

"No VPN support and tragic support from ASUS."

TorontoTom, CNET
17 February 2012
  • Pros: Device is physically very nice. Web Interface is very usable (you'll find the initial admin id/pw later in the hard copy book than you need it ... but it's there).
  • Cons: I work remotely and absolutely must have VPN support. The router still doesn't offer it despite being on the market for months. This is completely mind blowing. Worse yet is the tragically poor dealings i've had with ASUS support.
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Overall 2
2.0

"disappointment..."

arunkott, CNET
13 February 2012
  • Pros: looks simplicity of web interface 2 USB ports
  • Cons: - inconsistent performance - lesser range - doesnt support most of the printers - wifi drops frequently - OS crashes after few hours of operation
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