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Asus RT-N56U
9.3 out of 10

Asus RT-N56U

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Reviews and Problems with Asus RT-N56U

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Overall 3
3.0

Don't expect to just plug in and use.

thedogcoach, CNET
21 May 2014
  • Pros: Nice looking design
  • Cons: No stand, but meant to stand, 3 hour tech support wait, set up took hours.
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Overall 3
3.0

Easy setup

rmstavsky, CNET
26 November 2013
  • Pros: Easy setup
  • Cons: Poor support for HP printer HP Photosmart C309A series with Windows Vista. Had I known that before installing, I would not have purchased the router.
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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't support my printer

Richard Skews, Amazon
30 October 2013
  • Summary: I tried and tried (using online support from Dell) to get this router to print via my wireless network. To no avail. I had to replace it with a router that does support my printer. Other than that, it seemed to work fine.
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Overall 3
3.0

Not as good as they say it is

andreipop2001, CNET
24 June 2013
  • Summary: Overall it is an overpriced crap, it is good only if you have 1 or 2 devices top. Better buy something under 20euro, it will work better.
  • Pros: Nice interface
  • Cons: Multiple firmware bugs, network disconnects, every new firmware is saying problems fixed but not true
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Overall 3
3.0

Nice features with a pretty face, but unreliable.

kfmachinisu, CNET
1 April 2013
  • Summary: My last Asus power supply burned up my Asus motherboard, because of a well-known defect, and now this router will have to be replaced. I power my equipment through surge-protecting UPC's, and it's never abused. I expect my router to last more than a year before it starts misbehaving. So,no more Asus anything for me. A shame. Asus used to be a good solid brand.
  • 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.
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Overall 3
3.0

Not Impressed

spoken25, CNET
26 June 2012
  • Summary: When it works..It is perfect! Too many issues for me. Google it, and you will find a lot of people with the same issue I have!
  • Pros: 2 USB ports. Wireless range is great!
  • 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!
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Overall 3
3.0

Initially fine; now random disconnects

R Griffin, CNET
28 May 2012
  • Summary: Until they diagnose the random failures, look elsewhere.
  • Pros: Often works fine.
  • 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).
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Overall 3
2.6
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Would Recommend

pc, TigerDirect.com
30 March 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unstable 5Ghz connection

Mr. A. G. Segar "Gordy", Amazon
8 October 2012
  • Summary: I bought this router to move most of my wireless devices over to 5Ghz as 2.4Ghz is starting to get a bit overcrowded where I live. The Asus appealed as it is a dual band wireless router and I have one legacy wireless device that only works on 2.4Ghz. The router is small and stylish and set up is easy. However that is where the good points end. No matter what I tried, I just couldn't get my iPad 3 to connect to the router on the 5Ghz band.
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Overall 4
4.0

Be very careful if you consider Asus routers for media

Declan Kane, Amazon
4 June 2011
  • Summary: Bought a new RT-N56U router to use as a media server. Firmware v1.0.1.4 Attached a 3TB WD USB-attached external drive using standard NTFS. When attached to Windows 7 x64 the disk is formatted to 2.8 TB with that amount of free disk. Attach to Asus device and then back to a PC and now the disk has a formatted size of only 746 GB !! Windows Explorer shows 746 GB. Disk Manager shows 2.8TB NTFS.
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