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9.5 out of 10

Asus RT-N56U

“It’s extremely easy to set up, fast and reliable” - New York Ti Read more

Best Price: £66.43

Reviews for Asus RT-N56U

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Overall 8
Value for money 10
Features 7
Performance 10

Asus RT-N56U

PC Pro
9 December 2011
  • Conclusion: A high-speed router that looks good and is easy to use. All that, coupled with a reasonable price, makes this Asus a tempting buy
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Overall 8

Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond review

PC Advisor
8 November 2011
  • Summary: The Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond is an attractive dual-band cable router.
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Overall 9

Asus RT-N56U

Trusted Reviews
6 February 2011
  • Summary: Asus' RT-N56U performs well and doesn't look half bad.
  • Pros: Very fast, Comprehensive firewall options, Attractive design
  • Cons: Side placing of ports, Supplied software is Windows only
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Asus RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N Router

TechRadar UK
28 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Asus has done the unthinkable with its RT-N56U Dual Band Wireless-N router, it's made it look beautiful.
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ASUS RT-N56U "Black Diamond" Wireless Router Review

PC Perspective
30 November 2012
  • Excerpt: On deck for review today is the ASUS RT-N56U “Black Diamond” Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N Router .  ASUS has a broad stable of networking equipment including wireless adapters, wireless routers, wired networking gear and even some power line networking gear.  Released in late 2010, the RT-N56U is one of the lower cost offerings in ASUS’ Dual Band N series and can be found online for around $99 .
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Overall 6

Expert Review

3 May 2012
  • Summary: Such are the times that very soon all the people around the world would have to start relying on the wireless routers for everything and that is the sole reason Asus has come up with the Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router. The officials from the company are hopeful of an improvement in the sales of wireless routers in the near future and this new device from Asus is supposed to pave the way for Asus in this segment.
  • Pros: Good range , Dual band works fine , Configuration is really simple , Stylish and eye-catching design
  • Cons: Comes with non-adjustable antenna , Some glitches at local network
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ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router

big bruin
30 January 2012
  • Summary: When I think of ASUS, the first thing that comes to mind are their award winning motherboards and video cards. In the past, I wouldn't have even considered recommending them to people asking me my opinions about routers. With the ASUS RT-N56U, my opinion has changed. While I have been happy with the transmission rate of my D-Link router, with the ASUS RT-N56U my speeds have increased noticeably.
  • Pros: » Good signal strength, » Dual USB ports for sharing external storage, printers, or other devices, » Great performance, » Gigabit wired connections, » Dual band 5GHz & 2.4GHz wireless-N, » Great wireless range
  • Cons: » Scheduler could be better, » No external antennas or connections to add your own
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Overall 8

ASUS RT-N56U review: One of the best looking dual-band wireless routers you will ever see

Good Gear Guide.au
11 October 2011
  • Summary: The ASUS RT-N56U takes router styling to a whole new level. It's slim and (we think) good looking; most importantly, it has plenty of features and performs very well. Its simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi worked well in our tests and produced fast speeds, especially from close range. We do wish the router's Web interface was faster and a little better laid out, but you quickly get used to it.
  • Pros: Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB storage ports, printer sharing, good wireless speed
  • Cons: Web interface a little slow and takes time to get used to, power adapter is flimsy
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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router Review

4 October 2011
  • Excerpt: In fact, we'll have to admit that Asus really did manage to provide little something for everybody with their new wireless-N router, whether we're talking about a person looking for a networking solution whose design will complement that of their home entertainment center or one searching for a very versatile router, capable of delivering just about anyone might expect from it in terms of range and security, not to mention some very interesting extras.
  • Pros: - very attractive, stylish exterior design;, - built-in activity LEDs for all supported networks (wired or wireless) and the USB connectors;, - dual-band support;, - extensive set of available features;, - built-in Torrent download client;, - built-in AiRadar feature for improving beam pattern;, - very good data throughput in most conditions;, - friendly user-interface;, - very good level of reliability;, - doubles as access point;, - built-in UPnP and Samba servers;
  • Cons: - exterior case is a bit fingerprint-friendly;, - admin menu can prove to be a bit stuffy, in certain cases;
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Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond Router Review

X-bit labs
11 August 2011
  • Summary: This new stylish router from Asus promises flexible dual-band lag-free entertainment, supports wireless-N Gigabit internet surfing with hardware NAT and features twin USB ports for multi-role usability.
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