Conclusion: Considered "one of the friendliest routers to administer," the Asus RT-N56U is more widely reviewed in Europe than in the U.S. In general, it receives mixed ratings for performance but high scores for style and features.
Pros: Simultaneous dual-band, Stellar 5 GHz performance, Ease of basic setup and use
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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;, ...
Cons: - exterior case is a bit fingerprint-friendly;, - admin menu can prove to be a bit stuffy, in certain cases;