Firmware Update Bricked the Router on Day 1 - Inadequate Online Resources to Diagnose and Repair
John Klumpp, Amazon
9 November 2014
Summary: Note: My instructions for resuscitating the router are at the bottom of this review. I set up this router without any problems following the Quick Start instructions. Immediately after I finished setting it up, I was asked to update the firmware, after which I was asked to reboot the router.
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.
Summary: The only reason I am giving this device 2 stars is because I have two friends that own it and don't have problems. I can't say the same for myself. I was using this to replace my old Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT because, despite being amazing in all other areas, those old routers just can't handle WAN...
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.
Incredibly poor technical support and customer service
20 October 2011
Summary: After doing research and reading the excellent reviews about this product, I ordered an ASUS (RT-N56U) Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless-N 600 Router. When I took it out of the box, I was impressed by it's compact, sleek design. Loving the look of it, I immediately started the installation process.
Summary: So I set it up relatively quickly, went through the web GUI to review settings (kept all the default settings). and things worked great. Then suddenly - about 25 days in to my usage, I began getting this message: You have set the wrong dynamic or static IP address for your RT-N56U I then reset the...
Summary: This is what I wrote after several weeks of ownership: I've been using the Asus RT-N56U router for several weeks now and I have to say it's the most reliable WiFi router I've used at my house.
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.
Be very careful if you consider Asus routers for media
Declan Kane, Amazon
16 November 2011
Summary: Bought a new RT-N56U router to use as a media server. Firmware v188.8.131.52 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.