ASUS RT-N56U

An EXCELLENT CNET Asia rating with many other awards winning in various countries, another stylish & quality built router device from ASUS !! smilie

Special thanks to ASUS Country Product Manager Kenneth Ng for sponsoring this unit for testing !

Some highlights : Dual-band 5GHz Ralink RT3662F (2T3R) SoC 500MHz + 2.4GHz RT3092 (2T2R) , Full Gigabit Switch, 2 x USB2 (30W rated), 8MB Flash Memory + 128MB RAM, 3 Years Warranty smilie

 

Even the box & packaging of certain quality ! smilie

 

 

 

 

Stylish & slim design, "black-pearl" skin feel, really looks cool & pro !! Cool

The compact power supply unit with 8ft long cable, another + point !

 

1 word --> STYLE !! smilie

 

 

 

The smallest power plug I've ever seen on a router !

The LED lights really awesome, can't keep my eyes off it !! smilie

 

 

 

 


 

 

Company: http://www.asus.com/

Product: http://my.asus.com/Networks/WiFi_Networking/RTN56U/

FCC ID :  MSQ-RTN56U

Utilities, Manuals & Firmware (Factory standard - NOT for UniFi !!) : http://my.asus.com/Networks/WiFi_Networking/RTN56U/#download

Ralink AP/Router SoC Information: http://www.ralinktech.com/product.php?s=32

 

Board detail (Source from HERE)

Quote:

" A 500 MHz Ralink RT3662F SoC serves double duty as the main CPU and 5 GHz radio, while the Ralink RT3092 to its left provides the 2.4 GHz radio. A Realtek RTL8367 provides the four-port Gigabit switch and the single Gigabit WAN port. 128 MB of RAM and 8 MB of flash complete the design.

Note that while ASUS doesn't spec it, my tests revealed that the Gigabit switch passed 4K jumbo frames just fine. And the RTL8367 spec sheet confirms that it "supports 9216-byte jumbo packet length forwarding at wire speed".

Note that both radios feed a single set of three printed-circuit dual-band antennas. ASUS told me the 2.4 GHz radio uses two antennas (2T2R) and the 5 GHz radio uses three (2T3R) for a bit more receive gain. "

 

 


 

User-friendly setup main screen, noticed the dual-band 2.4 & 5GHz and Media Server option available on this unit.

I downloaded the latest firmware 1.0.1.4 (released in May'11) and perform firmware upgrade.

 

Quick dual-band wireless setup

 

 

Change the device's admin password

 

Support 2 x USB2, plug-in a 640GB Seagate Ext HDD for network sharing, detected within few seconds.

 

Support UPNP feature for media player or game console

 

Dual-band wireless rate on ACER TM8371G laptop with built-in Intel® WiFi Link 5100 adapter

Look at the 5GHz band !! Surprised

 

 


Check out the following Passmark Performance Test by Bjorn3D.com Surprised

Source: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1993&pageID=10103 (page 5~7)

Read Bjorn3D's conclusion HERE !!

 


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