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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 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 3
3.0

"Not as good as they say it is"

andreipop2001, CNET
24 June 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

TigerDirect.com
4 October 2011
  • 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 3
3.0

"Threw in trash"

dugnl, CNET
29 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Looks good, has firmware issues"

magical_lester, CNET
20 September 2011
  • 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
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Overall 4
4.0

"RT-N56U has a lot of flaws"

Calends, CNET
19 September 2011
  • 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 (8.8.8.8) Big flaw. Also, impossible to reach tech support.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Might Work Well, But Cannot Recommend"

tonyny77, CNET
10 June 2011
  • Pros: It seems to be working. Good Wi-Fi range.
  • Cons: Challenging installation/setup. Grossly inadequate user manual/documentation with many English language oddities/errors, posing yet another annoyance to users. Unappealing case design.
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