"Nice features with a pretty face, but unreliable."
1 April 2013
Pros: True dual band, with numerous setup options for security, etc. Strong Wi-fi signal throughout my one-story home -- better by far than my previous D-Link router. Sleek shiny appearance. USB slot.
Cons: Asus quality control now seems to be lacking. I now need to reboot the router maybe three times a week to keep Internet access working for my WIRED network. The router just suddenly stops functioning, for no apparent reason, during normal browsing.
Cons: First unit I bought kept dropping the wired connection to PC. ASUS replaced the unit. The unit I have now worked flawless for a month and has begun to have the same issue. Updating firmware does no good. I am now researching for another brand!
Cons: 1.Disconnects. Err msg: "You have set the wrong dynamic or static IP address for your RT-N56U". Reconnects in ~30 secs. Others posted similar. Fix unknown. 2.Setup instructions should have been written in Russian (which I don't understand either).
Summary: Replaced a major name brand wireless router with the Asus so I could get more than 8 devices at a time to connect. The signal from the Asus is weaker but the extra device connections make it acceptable. The user interface was a little more difficult to use and figure out but usable. Overall I would recommend the Asus RT-N56U wireless router.
Pros: dual band; has a broadband data meter; Easy to set up as an access point
Cons: Poor quality firmware; Very slow with a Boxee Box...must set the boxee to use another DNS server to prevent incompatibility; 2.4ghz band signal decreased to less than a bar after 2 months of use.
Pros: Good strong signal Looks good Lots of good features (if they work properly) Gigabit
Cons: Needs its own modem Not all modems are compatible (will not reconnect on it's own - iConnect Access 621 Netgear DG834G v3 bridged was OK Only able to configure 8 manual IPs based on MAC address Asus recommends to use static IPs instead. Did that, linux bo
Pros: Relatively inexpensive compared to others with similar features. But buggy, very buggy. DNS lookup faulty when working with Apple Facetime or MS Communicator on Mac.
Cons: If you're using a Mac or any Apple devices you will have to change your device's DNS look up from the router to a static DNS such as Google's (126.96.36.199) Big flaw. Also, impossible to reach tech support.