ASUS Routers – Winning Prestigious Awards, Year After Year :
PC Pro Excellence Awards 2013
Winner of Best Wireless Router
by PC Pro, UK
2013 Readers’ Choice Award
by PCMag.com, USA
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Next Gen Connectivity for Faster Sharing
The ASUS RT-AC56R leads the way in next generation routers, offering dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its powerful dual-core CPU and 256MB DDR3 RAM provide the best performance in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 5 GHz band works at up to 867 Mbps, while the 2.4 GHz frequency tops 300 Mbps, serving an incredible combined bandwidth of 1167 Mbps. That's three times the speed of standard 2x2 wireless-N routers! Plus, a USB 3.0 port means data transfers at up to ten times the speed of USB 2.0, and the RT-AC56R comes dressed up in the classy black diamond design. Together with USB 3.0, the ASUS AiCloud app makes cloud access anywhere easy. This smart mobile application expands seamless ASUS cloud experiences to Android and iOS devices, so you can quickly access, sync, stream, and share content. The exclusive ASUSWRT interface delivers 30-second setup, multiple SSIDs, and IPv6 support to further enhance networking, while USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ports instantly turn the RT-AC56R into a file, 3G/4G sharing, enhanced media server, VPN, and printer server for the ultimate in multi-role router functionality
Super-fast Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56R superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56R delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, which is 3X faster than previous 802.11n 2x2 router! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks, desktops, pads, and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant, it’s time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand you connectivity now and in future.
AiRadar improves Wi-Fi performance
ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.
ASUS AiCloud – Your world on demand
ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy mobile application that brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync, and share all your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services. Learn More
Dual-Band Connectivity for Lag-Free Entertainment
Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC56R has a total speed of up to 1167 Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.
3-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad, Smartphone, or PC
With the RT-AC56R, setup is a breeze. Simply power and connect the router and open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a notebook or pad. You will then be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider, and that’s it! Setting up your network is easier than ever.
Smart auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from first plugging in the RT-AC56R to setup completion in 30 seconds! Compared to the lengthy installs and hassles of other routers, this development from ASUS offers a true wonder of ease of use, and puts fast networking speeds within your reach quicker than ever before.
Step1: Open web browser.
Step2: Enter ID/Password.
ASUSWRT - Powerful Functions and Extra-Easy Management
With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, you can setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole-new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface, and provides 1-click updates.
Do you game a lot, or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is, the RT-AC56R has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your web usage in a clear graphical interface.
Fast USB speeds and double the connectivity for easier sharing
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 features data transfers up 10X faster than USB 2.0, which is also included. Two USB ports make the RT-AC56R perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and a wide range of compatible devices content streaming.
Download and Stream Anywhere
Download Master and enhanced media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, pad, PS3, Xbox, and smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
VPN server and VPN client support for encrypted remote connections
RT-AC56R offers a simple VPN server and VPN client setup, you can access your home network remotely or surf the internet. On RT-AC56R you can easily set up a VPN server with OpenVPN and PPTP protocol support, with no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server. RT-AC56R can also turn your network-connected devices into VPN-enabled clients via OpenVPN, PPTP and L2TP protocols with no need to install VPN software on each of them.
Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access
Share your internet connection with your guests in safety, with no need to share your personal password or network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports up to three separate guest networks, each with its own usage limits and password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected devices.
Powerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC56R has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.