Excerpt: Summary: DO NOT BUY . Read on for the reasons... The last time I needed to buy a router, I did the usual research and decided to buy this based on the reviews here and at Amazon. The extra features also sounded good and I had dreams of being able to shut down my home server and just use the...
Summary: It worked extremely well for 7mths. I decided to change 2.4ghz wifi channels to eliminate interference from a neighbour. I did several changes monitoring surrounding wifi with the program inSSIDe. Admin control panel freezed. I went through a thorough procedure in attempts to fixing the problem from hard resets/fresh recent firmware updates. I even discussed the issues with Asus support. Death of this product simply from changing wifi channels.
Summary: All in all I personally think that this is a good router. It should provide a wireless connection up to 1500 sq ft.
Pros: -Downloads Torrent, FTP, and HTTP to an external hard drive via Download Master, -Easy to Configure, -2 USB ports, -Easy to setup a Network attached storage, -Nice glossy design, -Supports gigabit ethernet, -Easy to update and restore, -Custom Firmware available, -True Dual band rotuer
Cons: -It will keep a hard drive spinning as long as it is connected to the USB port even there is no activity., -Download Master does not support magnet links or file hosting websites., -Does not support IPv6, -Not supported by dd-wrt firmwares., -Slow transfer speed on network hard drive connected to the router
Summary: I am really surprised on the amount of great reviews this router has on here! If you look in the forum section for this item you'll even see people bashing it as it really has a hard time working. Lots of dropped signal (I've tested other routers with keeping everything else the same so I know it's a problem with the router). Even updating to the knew firmware didn't help.
Pros: Stylish Design, When it works it works really well!
Pros: Cool looking. Two USB ports for network printers or for external hard drive for sharing files via the router.
Cons: HORRBLE firmware. HORRIBLE support from ASUS. Doesn't function well as a gaming router despite what others are saying. Currently can only support up to 8 static IP addresses. No third party firmware as of yet.
Pros: The fastest WAN-LAN speed according to smallnetbuilder. Decent wireless signals and throughput. Two USB ports for HDD, flashdrive or printer. Lots of features. iTunes server.
Cons: No guest network. No IPv6. Fails GRC port test on Port 21 (closed but not stealth). Extreme stuttering when streaming movies from USB attached HDD directly to a PS3 wirelessly (on all channels) through Media Server.
Summary: So far, I'm most happy about the devices ability to handle P2P traffic while surfing the internet. With several P2P files going, my old WRT 610N would grind to a crawl. The RT-N56U seems to not notice, at least I don't notice. The QoS has been set to prioritize my Web traffic. The wireless through put is about the same as my old Linksys WRT610N. UI is not very well designed. Everytime you click apply it brings you back to the main page.
Pros: Throughput seems very good. Set up was not difficult., EzQoS works well and was EZ to setup.
Cons: Can't steath port 21, only close it., UI is clunky and not very user friendly
Pros: Extreme speed at 2.4 MHz, reasonable speed at 5 MHz, great speed through wired connections. Used it also for Netflix and other IP based apps with may samsung TV and it works great.
Cons: No VPN services. It completely killed my ability to work remotely, and that is a major issue for me and probably for many others these days. Don't touch that router (for now) if you consider connecting via VPN.