Excerpt: It's small chassis is entirely black with a glossy finish and 'diamond' patterned reflective surface, although this unfortunately attracts fingerprints. There are separate blue status LEDs at the front for both the Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond's 2.4GHz and 5Ghz wireless networks, and the entire router is small and unobtrusive.
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 .
Conclusion: While the RT-N56U only supports cable Internet connections, you can connect it to an ADSL modem’s LAN port to boost your connectivity, or configure it as a repeater if you face issues with your wi-fi not reaching everywhere. It might sound a bit overwhelming as there’s just so much you can do and configure with this router, but trust me it never gets confusing.
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
4 October 2011
Excerpt: ASUS has strived to make the RT-N56U dual-band wireless router a stylish unit worthy of putting on display rather than hiding out of the way. It doesn't have any unwieldy external antennas, and its fascia sports a glossy, diamond-like pattern through which the status lights beam like stars — it actually does look good.
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
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.