ASUS RT-N56U "Black Diamond" Wireless Router Review
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 .
ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router
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
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
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;
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.
ASUS RT-N56U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N Router Review
12 May 2011
There is a lot to the ASUS RT-N56U. First, you’ll notice its notably attractive style, and it has some pretty good performance to match. Not only that, the RT-N56U allows you to attach an external hard drive to one of its two USB 2.0 ports and access it over the local network, or from afar over the internet. The RT-N56U makes is easy to setup and configure, but also has advanced options that will keep the enthusiasts happy too.