We tested the wireless performance in various scenarios to see how the Asus RT-N56U performed in typical real-world situations for both its 2.4GHz and 5GHz modes.

The first was a same-room configuration transferring a large file from the router to the laptop. The second involved the laptop being placed one brick-wall and a standard wooden floor away.

Finally we ran a distance test at 30m with a direct line of sight, to see how it coped with distance.

Same room transfer speed

Asus rt-n56u - benchmarks

One-room, one-floor away transfer speed

Asus rt-n56u - benchmarks

30m line-of-sight transfer speed

Asus rt-n56u - benchmarks