Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Router review

Sexeh design and sexeh speeds too?

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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

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One-room, one-floor away transfer speed

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30m line-of-sight transfer speed

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Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
UNII BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports1
Total Number of Antennas5
Wireless Transmission Speed300 Mbps
Brand NameAsus
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency5 GHz
Height172 mm
Width144.8 mm
Depth59.9 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Product ModelRT-N56U
Product NameRT-N56U Wireless Router
Manufacturer Part NumberRT-N56U
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The RT-N56U Gigabit router brings true dual band high speed connectivity to a new dimension of style. It's a wireless home router works in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands speed up to 300Mbps concurrently, and a maximum WAN-LAN throughput of over 900Mbps with 300,000 data sessions. Ai Radar technology optimizes 802.11n Wi-Fi for a smoother signal that's perfect for HD content streaming and downloading. Through its dual USB ports, the router becomes a printer and file server, and all of these features are easily accessible with the EZ UI interface.

Weight (Approximate)330 g