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ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server

  • Up to 300+300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Flexible dual-band lag-free entertainment
  • Powerful Online Multitasking
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • 7/28/2014 6:48:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRouter overheats

Pros: Small router, looks nice, works well when it doesn't overheat

Cons: Over the last 6 months, the router would cut out intermittently. Over the last week, the router overheats almost every hour and the internet dies. I have to manually unplug/replug to reset the router. When I touch the surface of the router, it is VERY hot.

Other Thoughts: I had a 10 year old Linksys router before this, and it had no issues. It only supported a/b/g, but the connection was rock solid.

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  • misterMcCoonie
  • 7/21/2014 4:54:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

Pros: Never crashes. Still blazing fast 2 years later.

Cons: Need to keep the firmware up to date (i.e. bleeding edge) to avoid issues with the web interface.

Other Thoughts: I have this on 24/7, and have for the past two years, connecting a server, several wireless clients, and my main machine. The web interface would experience the inability to display correctly on earlier firmware, but has since been fixed.

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  • 6/28/2014 10:27:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Router

Pros: Pretty simple review since it just works. I was able to get everything connected easily, and it's worked wonderful for the past 6 months I've had it. Has not dropped a connection once in almost 6 months.

Cons: None thus far. The 5GHZ signal is a bit weak, but I think that's more my house with very thick walls. Apparently 5GHZ does not like going through walls.

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  • Phil
  • 6/22/2014 1:38:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed in 2 years, 1 month

Pros: Fast when it worked. Incredible connectivity range

Cons: Router completely broke down and will no longer load 192.168.1.1 even when using a wired connection. I hit the "reset" button on the back to restore factory default conditions and now it get can't past the welcome screen, nor will it let me browse the web even if using a wired connection.

Days before this I had observed the wireless connection get weaker (5 bars for the past 2 years now down to 2/3 bars), and the wireless internet came to a complete crawl (under 1mbps for download and upload and numerous timeouts). The only way to get the router to a somewhat usable speed was to remove the wireless encryption (brought it to 5mbps/1mbps), wired connections got 120mbps/30mbps.


Build quality is clearly an issue here. Many people below this review are like me and have owned this router for about 2 years and are now experiencing catastrophic failure. This is called planned obsolescence and I will NOT be supporting the ASUS brand anymore.

Other Thoughts: This went from being a fantastic router to a complete rip-off. I have 10 year old routers that still work.

For what it's worth my 2 and a half year ASUS monitor has also broken down on me. It now suffers from extreme light bleed. This company carriers a premium price but their products are not what they used to be.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Phil,

Did you make some changes to your network settings? For product support, please reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140702795 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your router. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Boose Foddle
  • 6/20/2014 6:36:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsToo small overheats

Pros: It worked a few months ago

Cons: It is overheating no and cutting out when it gets hot enough.

Other Thoughts: This is the only router I have EVER owned that has done this. I am very disappointed with it and will not waste my money on an asus router again. EVER..

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

How are you using this router? How many clients are connected? On a typical day, how many clients use the internet? If you’d like to share additional thoughts with us pertaining to this product, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#N140727767 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your unit. I encourage you to reach out to our Customer Loyalty Team for further assistance with your ASUS products. We provide continuous technical support and continuous communication at no cost to you. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Cobra
  • 6/13/2014 6:31:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Router

Pros: Fast, reliable, very good features, easy to set up.

Cons: Range isn't amazing, but that's to be expected without external antennae.

Other Thoughts: I used this as my all-in-one home network device for more than a year with absolutely no downtime. It performs routing, switching, and wireless ap duties quickly, reliably, and tirelessly. Everything was easy to set up, including the port forwarding required for gaming. File server function works, but doesn't reach the potential of USB 2.0. VPN function is incredibly useful and doesn't require a special client (compatible with iOS, android, and Windows for sure). Excellent choice for any home network.

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  • SteveC
  • 6/8/2014 3:02:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDies quickly

Pros: Works at first.

Cons: Starts dropping connections after about 6 months to a year. gradually gets worse. by the time the warranty expires, the thing is unusable.

Other Thoughts: No more Asus routers, not worth the premium price for budget hardware.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear SteveC,

Which firmware version are you running? If you require further assistance with your case, please contact us; the Customer Loyalty Team. You may reach me at networking_support@asus.com and include case#3763952 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • SC
  • 6/8/2014 2:56:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood While it lasted

Pros: Fairly Easy setup, Dual Band, looks cool.

Cons: Seemed to work fine for a little over a year. started having disconnect issues with ALL devices (2 ipads, 3 windows machines, cell phones, etc) updated firmware. Got a little better, but still have intermittent connection issues. Finally got to a point where i cant take it anymore, and how convienient, 24 monthy warranty was up 2 weeks ago. I wouldnt buy this again, or any router from asus.

Other Thoughts: Im still trying to contact asus to find out if theres anything to be done, but i doubt there is. Its the weekend, so i have to wait for business hours, unlike other companies who have weekend tech support.

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  • 5/27/2014 10:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWatch out!

Pros: nice looking. was fast when I hooked it up

Cons: Not MAC friendly!. The firmware update bricked it and can only be restored via Windows OS. Since I have no Windows system their solution was to find a friend with one and use it to restore my router. They were not kidding.

Other Thoughts: just a total joke after it went down.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Please ensure that you install firmware SPECIFICALLY for your Mac OS. If you require further assistance, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3727614 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Matt W.
  • 5/27/2014 5:39:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroken / Hacked what else can go wrong??

Pros: Does what it says
Many user friendly options
strong signal

Cons: Broke as soon as the warranty expired
My network was hacked. files on my external harddrive wiped and some fake note from the NSA left. Not to mention the ransom letter from the perpetrator.

Other Thoughts: The router worked fine up until a couple of months ago. It was hacked and tons of files were deleted from my hard drive that i connected to it. Then just as soon as the warranty from ASUS dries up the thing decides to not put a strong wifi signal out and the GUI/Web interface keeps crashing. not loading etc.

WORST ROUTER EVER.

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