Summary: Before buying this, I read other reviews from people who had purchased Asus routers, the reviews were very favorable. I was happy with the ease of set-up and the software for interfacing with the router is very good. I probably would have liked a little better coverage, so I should have bought a unit with the external antennae, oh well. It is good enough for my 1300 square foot ranch style house, but just barely.
Purchased through Amazon, an Asus RT-N56U router for my home office....
Stephen Swinford, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: First of all, I was desperately needing a new router for my home/home office. My OLD router just couldn't keep up. Reasearch said that, all around, Asus routers were getting the top ratings. I always start my search for almost everything at Amazon!! As usual I found a SUPER deal on an Asus RT-N56U router. I did the research and made the purchase. Only negative here was the amount of time it took to receive it in this case it was a minor point.
Summary: We are a digital household with many wireless devices (actually 15 devices). We need a fast and powerful WIFI that can handle the load. Our home is large and as a result we also use a 2.4 GHz Access Point. Between the two devices we have full power over more than one acre of land around our home and even much further in some areas. I love the dual band WIFI of the ASUS RT-N56U. We use select devices on the 5 GHz band for faster data transfer.
Summary: Rock solid performance router for anybody in need of a router that doesn't cost an arm and a leg that offer great performance. 4 Gpbs ports for you wired needs and a dual band wifi interface to handle anything you want!
Pros: - Rock solid performance, - Easy setup, - Handle a lot of concurrent request / simultanous clients, - Dual band, - Get Merlin's build firmware if you want extended features set.
Fast, Stable, Capable. For the money, nothing else even comes close.
7 March 2014
Summary: If you are looking for a robust, speedy, and feature-rich router which doesn't cost a lot, this is it. I use two of these, one for home and one for a church network I manage. I use the one on the church network to run DHCP for over 100 devices as well as run an FTP drive, 10 other access points and switches, and 3 network printers. It gives me all of the control and visibility I need to manage my network.
Summary: I have had this router for nearly a year and so far have been quite satisfied with it. Wifi speeds are excellent, with few dropped connections. USB ports for network storage is a nice feature too. Easy to set up, took less than 10 minutes. The stock firmware is not so great though. Once I put custom firmware on it I had no trouble whatsoever. Overall, well worth the price for a quality router.
Pros: Fast, reliable LAN speeds, good wireless coverage. USB ports for external storage
Summary: As a previous user mentioned, it's best to use custom firmware for this router. I had alot of disconnect issues until i switched to the custom firmware. issue solved and it now works great. The speeds on 5 G are as fast as a wired connection.