RT-N56U Black Diamond Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

  • The revolutionary new ASUS RT-N56U is the most advanced wireless router available
  • challenging tradition by dramatically exceeding all expectations.

Stock Code: NW-028-AS

EAN: 4719543332467

MPN: 90-IG1G002M02-3PA0

Manufacturer: Asus


Product information: RT-N56U Black Diamond Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-N56U Black Diamond Combines High Speed Network Performance and Unique Design in Style
The revolutionary new ASUS RT-N56U is the most advanced wireless router available, challenging tradition by dramatically exceeding all expectations. This stylish network enabler combines a series of cutting-edge and powerful technologies to offer you an ideal internet and wireless package, complete with striking design.

Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
Double your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands speed up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds and you enjoy smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.

Gigabit Internet Surfing with Hardware NAT
Equipped with a capable hardware NAT acceleration engine and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, it gives you full Gigabit internet performance, making its WAN to LAN throughput up to 2-5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers.

Powerful Online Multitasking at up to 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-N56U has around 20 times the networking capacity of other high session routers, so multiple data transfer jobs don't slow down even during heavy load.

Plug-n-surf and Hassle-free Management
ASUS EZ UI offers you an intuitive router setup without read manuals. What's more, you can enjoy simultaneous printing and scanning by connecting an All-in-one printer to the router via the USB port. Also connect external hard disks to enjoy instant file sharing with family and friends!

Ai Radar Optimized and Reliable Wireless Coverage
This unique and efficient design drastically increases wireless signal coverage and quality without increasing power consumption. It intelligently adapts beam patterns to local conditions to enable higher-gain directional signal emulation. Ai Radar shapes signals to offer the strongest possible output, transforming what may be a weak omnidirectional signal to a stronger unidirectional one, improving throughput at same time.
Others blast signals everywhere, leading to signal loss. ASUS RT-N56U locks the wireless clients to provide dedicated and stable signals.
Highlights of the Asus RT-N56u Black Diamond Dual-Band Wireless N Gigabit Router:
- Flexible dual-band lag-free entertainment
- Gigabit internet surfing with hardware NAT(While ISP support)
- Powerful Online Multitasking at up to 300,000 Data Sessions
- Twin USB ports enable multi-role usability


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Customer review "Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router"

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(from 10 customer reviews)
Swapped my BT Infinity router out for the Asus and couldn't believe the difference....
Andrejs Bojarinovs
Best choose for Gaming, surfing, P2P, FTP, router easy setup for Gaming mote to play...
Ordered this after I missed my DD-WRT based router on upgrading to 100Mb and it...
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James 2013-03-31

Asus RT-N56U

Swapped my BT Infinity router out for the Asus and couldn't believe the difference. Everything just works!!!!

Range is unbelievable on 2.5Ghz, my wireless printer now connects, DNLA now works from my Samsung phone (great for putting pictures on the big screen), USB connected storage is great.

Only negative points (being picky)

- Default firmware is old, so needed to install latest version which is a doddle.

- If using the 1GB ports, the unit does look a little messy with wires sticking out of the side.

Andrejs Bojarinovs 2012-12-29

Superb Gamer, surfing, FTP, P2P

Best choose for Gaming, surfing, P2P, FTP, router easy setup for Gaming mote to play without latency.
Friendly software / easy updates.

Graham 2012-05-20

Awesome Router!

Ordered this after I missed my DD-WRT based router on upgrading to 100Mb and it couldn't handle it.

Signal strength much higher on 2.4Ghz band and not tested the 5Ghz band yet. Having gigabit ports meant I could also remove my aging 5 port gigabit switch saving a little power.

Setup the network storage (NAS( for local network access and for FTP access - works flawlessly at around 15MB/s.

A couple of tips, try and use a different SSID for the 5Ghz band ie put 5G at the end, also make sure you click on Internet under EzQOS and fill in your actual upload speed manually at the bottom, to prevent WAN disconnections.

Apparently, this router can handle 800Mb/s+ on the WAN port, should last a few years based on current broadband speeds :)

A J Salem 2012-02-11


Only had this for 2 weeks but so far its turned my appauling virgin superdud connection into rock solid and stable with no drop outs so am very happy with it. It is also very nice to look at and is unobtrusive was also very quick to get up and running. Arrived rapid and was bubble wrapped to protect it during transit, So top marks all round.

1010uk 2012-02-04

good speed

ok this works fine very quick etc like all the othere reveiws. one problem though the way you put your ethernet cables in is strange they go in sideways. you might not think this is a problem but if you have like me all but one of the connections wired up there is a lot of wires or cables showing . so where i used to have it on top of my cupboard is a no no now as it just looks a mess with wires everywhere. my mrs hates wires and im not keen. the speed is fine lots of optoins etc. it looks great until you connect it all up. so it loses one star for looks. no doubt you could find new cables with right angles or that bend a lot but its a bit of a caper . if your wifes house proud and you dont like to see wires everywhere look somewhere else . if you dont care and its performance you want its good lots of options well built etc .

Patrick 2012-01-25


Got a new router to replace the (terrible) Virgin Superhub. Solid as a rock, much better speeds even at the top of the house (4 floors away). Flawless streaming and gaming. Get involved.

Phil 2012-01-21

Buy it :)

About 10 mins to install lot of options in the menu but simple ot set up.

Ps3 - A lot faster on line.
Pc's - online gaming to usa vast improvment.
Improvment on the signal in the house all round :)

Old router was a netgear wpn824 and just grown old about 6 years now also from overclockers, this Asus just walk's all over it .

Look's good black and shinney :)

Steve 2012-01-18

Good All Rounder

I have been using this router for the best part of 6 months now. I have 4 connections to the router via the ethernet connection at the back and also use my phone connection on it. My computer is on 24/7 and i have never had any issues with this router running all the time. I have a PC upstairs and one downstairs and often copy files from each computer without any issues. The inbuilt USB connections work well with my external 1TB drive and I am able to access files and stuff from my phone and all connected PCs. I have not really tested the wireless to any extent becuase currently I dont have much use for it but I can easily watch movies on my phone from it. All in all a very good all round router for a number of tasks.

thebandit 2011-12-15


Having suffered the virgin media super hub for 6 long months I finally decided enough is enough and brought this router. All I can say is this router has brought joy to my life. Its gui is easy to follow, it has a wealth of features and settings. So far everything in my house has connected at at least twice the wirless rate it did with the superdud and more importantly nothing has dropped the connection, not even with the microwave on which would kill the superdud signal stone dead. One other not is the size, it's tiny so easy to hide if you want but it's also quite cute so I have mine out on the desk. THis was money well spent, anyone with a VM superdud be rest asured this is the answer to your problems.

kevin 2011-12-09

super router

bought this router as an upgrade from my vigin media superhub for the extra features which the superhub doesnt have ! dead easy to set up and easy to upgrade the firmware from the asus website ! looks stylish as well which is a change for a router ! you simply cant go wrong !

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