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Asus RT-N56U
9.3 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 2
2.0

horrible customer support

K. Lee "keedol", Amazon
1 May 2014
  • Summary: The router died within 4 months. I sent the router for repair, but when I received the same router after repair(?), it still had the same problem. I still have the non-working router on my floor, and I am not getting anywhere with the customer support. I get different answers each time with different customer reps., wait on long holds, and they ask the same stupid questions over and over again. I think I will throw this router to a garbage can.
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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 0
0.4

This is a nice router that will do what you need it to with a bit of effort on your part

Thready, Overclock
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The date of purchase and purchase price are an approximation. Let me start out with the good. This router is fast. I live in a small, 2 story, 3 bedroom house and I have this router by my modem in the living room. My Internet speed is 30 Mbps. This router adequately handles that. It also has a nice range before the signal gets weaker. I just ran a speedtest.
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Overall 2
2.0

I recommend you never buy ASUS routers.

anathema_forever, CNET
10 December 2012
  • Summary: Asus firmware is terrible.
  • 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
  • Summary: Bought at Fry's on recommendation of sales rep. Taking back today!
  • 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
  • Summary: They should stick to making motherboards.
  • 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
  • Summary: I bought this router and was very happy for about a week. Then I got constant disconnects which got more and more frequent. Tech support could not help at all. I ended up trading it in on another and this new one failed during the firmware upgrade. Like an idiot I traded that one in and a third. The 3rd one started disconnecting within 10 minutes. Tech support said it was my modem but if I put my old Netgear router in place everything works perfectly fine.
  • 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
  • Summary: Had a Netgear wimax N300 yet wanted something with Qos so could prioritize wireless VOIP. STUPIDLY went with Asus. Web interface easy, setup a breeze. Speed no better than my Netgear on n (no 5gHz to test) and range notably worse. The signal for VOIP couldn't make it 50 feet without breaking up or causing echos on phone calls. I tried everything with firmware upgrades and Qos changes to make this thing work.
  • 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
  • Summary: Visually Appealing, but that's not much help if you can't actually connect to things.
  • 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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