Asus RT-AC56U Review

A Wireless AC router which aimed at consumers who want fast speeds, without having to fork out for a top-of-the-range router.

The Asus RT-AC56U (RT-AC56U) router released in 2013. It really is driven by Broadcom BCM4708 @ 800 MHz chipsets, 256 MB RAM, and 128 MB flash. The AC1200 router works with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the utmost velocity that you could get with RT-AC56U is usually 300 + 867 Mbps.

The Guest network is really a useful feature of the RT-AC56U router that creates another network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 slot(s).

The RT-AC56U router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

Specifications

  • Network Standard
    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11d, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IPv4, IPv6
  • Product Segment
    AC1200 enhanced AC performance : 300+867 Mbps
  • Coverage
    Medium homes
  • Data Rate
    802.11n : up to 300 Mbps
    802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps
  • Transmit/Receive
    MIMO technology
    2.4 GHz 2 x 2
    5 GHz 2 x 2
  • Memory
    128 MB Flash
    256 MB RAM
  • Operating Frequency
    2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Encryption
    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , Radius with 802.1x, WPS support
  • Firewall & Access Control
    Firewall:SPI intrusion detection,DoS protection
    Access control:Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
  • Management
    UPnP, DLNA, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, Universal Repeater, System Event Log
  • WAN Connection Type
    Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
    WAN Bridge support
    Multicast Proxy support
    Multicast Rate Setting support
  • Ports
    RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
    USB 2.0 x 1
    USB 3.0 x 1
  • Features
    Airtime Fairness
    Adaptive QoS
    AiProtection
    Parental Control
    Guest Network : 2.4 GHz x 3, 5 GHz x 3
    VPN server : IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
    VPN client : PPTP client, L2TP client
    Mac OS Backup
    Enhanced media server (AiPlayer app compatible)
    – Image : Jpeg
    – Audio : mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
    – Video : asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
    AiCloud personal cloud service
    3G/4G data sharing
    Printer Server
    – Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
    – LPR protocol support
    Download Master
    – Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
    – Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
    – Upload and download bandwidth control
    – Download scheduling
    AiDisk file server
    – Samba and FTP server with account management
    Dual WAN
    IPTV support
    Roaming Assist
  • Button
    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch, Wireless on/off Button
  • LED Indicator
    Power x 1
    LAN x 1
    WAN x 1
    USB x 2
    Wi-Fi x 2
  • Power Supply
    AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
    DC Output : 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
  • OS Support
    Windows® 10
    Windows® 8.1
    Windows® 8
    Windows® 7
    Windows® Vista
    Windows® 2000
    Windows® ME
    Windows® XP
    Windows® Server 2003
    Windows® Server 2008
    Mac OS X 10.1
    Mac OS X 10.4
    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Mac OS X
    Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    Linux
  • Dimensions
    147 x 205 x 66 ~ mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight
    406 g
  • Package Content
    1 x RT-AC56U Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
    1 x RJ-45 cable
    1 x Power adapter
    1 x Warranty card
    1 x QSG
    1 x Support CD(user manual and ultility)
  • Operation mode
    Wireless router mode
    Range extender mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode

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