Asus Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC56U Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band USB3.0 Gigabit Router

Scan code: LN53532 Manufacturer code: RT-AC56U Request call
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Product Overview The ASUS RT-AC56U leads the way in next generation routers, offering dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its powerful dual-core CPU and 256MB DDR3 RAM provide the best performance in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an incredible combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps. That's three times the speed of standard 2x2 wireless-N routers! Plus, a USB 3.0 port means data transfers at up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, and the RT-AC56U comes dressed up in the classy black diamond design. Together with USB 3.0, the ASUS AiCloud app makes cloud access anywhere easy. This smart mobile application expands seamless ASUS cloud experiences to Android and iOS devices, so you can quickly access, sync, stream, and share content. The exclusive ASUSWRT interface delivers 30-second setup, multiple SSIDs, and IPv6 support to further enhance networking, while USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ports instantly turn the RT-AC56U into a file, 3G/4G sharing, enhanced media server, VPN, and printer server for the ultimate in multi-role router functionality Features World’s Fastest Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56U delivers up to 867Mbps at 5GHz, which is 3X faster than previous 802.11n 2x2 router! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand you connectivity now and in future.

AiRadar improves Wi-Fi performance
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

ASUS AiCloud – Your world on demand
ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy mobile application that brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync, and share all your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services.

Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and 867Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC56U has a total speed of up to 1167Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
LAN Type
  • 10/100/1000
  • Wireless LAN
Wireless LAN Yes
Type N/A
Number of WAN Connections 1
Number of LAN Connections 4
Wireless Speed 867 Mbps
Wireless Band Dual Band
  • 2.4 Ghz
  • 5 Ghz
Wireless Standards
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11d
  • IEEE 802.11e
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11i
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IPv4
Aprox Wireless Range (m) N/A
UPnP Support Yes
Other Connectors
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB3.0
Firewall/NAT Yes
  • 802.1x
  • WEP (128 bit)
  • WEP (64 bit)
  • WPA-Enterprise
  • WPA2-Enterprise
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS
Wireless Transmitter Power N/A
Wireless Transmitter N/A

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12 months
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Manufacturer Contact Details
01442 265548
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Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by I expected better, certainly for Asus I've recently upgraded my broadband packe with virgin media and have a 50mb service, the router virgin provide is excellent except that it lacs a number of features I need like keywork blocking, vpn and parental controls. So I went into svan and after taking the advice of the assistant bought this router which on paper looked perfect. in our house we have around 8 devices using a mix of wired and wireless connections mainly for streamin on demand services simultaneously which it did well except fpr the lack of functions. The Asus AC56U was tempremental with both wired and wireless with streaming services, streaming would start then after 10 seconds or so just drop the stream, regular checks of download speeds showed up 1 or 2 mb download, but sometimes went up to 20 when it felt like it. I am relativley savy with networking and turned ebery function off all QOS, Parental controls etc, however nothing worked consistantly. WiFi was poor, even thpugh I manually forced the channel to the clearest one the download was poor even with 5g signals. I updated the firmware to the latest version which was easy to do, but made little difference. I am taking this unit back to scan tomorrow, its not up to the job which is a shame as asus have put some work into the styling and the user interface which is easy to use and looks good. I'm looking at the TP-LINK Archer C5 which seems to have very similar spec and better range with having larger aerials, hopefully this will do the job. As stated by the previous reviewer there are pleanty of similar complaints on the web. 29 May 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Do not purchase if you like WIFI So, Lets start with the good points :), This is a very nice looking unit that fits nicely around the house :) Using this router as both a Wired & on the 5ghz wifi connection is awesome, if this was all you wanted from the router, then you can definatly do NO WORSE than buy this product. For a wired router i would have no problems recommending this product, however, this is not what i bought it for. The 2.4ghz wireless channel is at best awful, I have barely been able to get a ookla speed test done without the wireless crashing on my phone, both my partner and daughter have complained that the pages on their phones keep crashing, the sites are slower to load. The problem is on my laptop i didn't see these problems the reason being i was on the 5ghz (as best as i could tell) I will be returning this unit to scan on Friday (working away from home) and then back to the drawing board, at the moment i will be staying wit my stock BT home hub 5 until a better unit can be found. The problems above are well documented when you search for the AC56U + 2.4ghz wireless problems, it would seem another problem that ASUS know about but as of yet (time of writing) they have not managed to sort out. Sad really because for 2 parts of the 3 this unit can do it does it VERY well. And for that reason im giving it 2 from 5 :) 08 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Router I very good well built router there are a few points that need to be addressed with this router first off do not upgrade the firmware the stock firmware out of the box is the best by far no issue with the 2.4G band with this version very easy to setup no issue at all if you are using Virgin broadband also works well with the PS4 too 20 January 2014
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Asus Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Asus Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Router