Consistently Praised for Networking Excellence!
Readers’ Choice, 5 Years Running! (2012-2016)
“With a Readers' Choice Award win every year since 2012, Asus seems to make a different router for every budget and need. Respondents continue to be very satisfied with what the company has to offer.” – PC Magazine >>Learn more.
The Most Consumer Recommended Router Maker of 2015!– PC Magazine
Next Gen Connectivity for Faster Sharing
The ASUS RT-AC56S leads the way in next generation routers, offering dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its powerful 128MB DDR3 RAM provide the best performance in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 5 GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, 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-AC56S 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-AC56S 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-AC56S superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56S delivers up to 867Mbps 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 universal beamforming technology, high power amplification,
and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, increases dynamic data speed, enhances
stability, and is backward compatible with 802.11b/g/n clients.
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
2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at
up to 300Mbps and
respectively, RT-AC56S has
a total combined bandwidth of up to 733Mbps. Perform basic tasks like
Web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple
devices to stream in Full HD or support online gaming and other
bandwidth-demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
3-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad, Smartphone, or PC
With the RT-AC56S, 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-AC56S to setup completion in under 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 the most extreme networking speeds within your reach quicker than ever before.
Step1: Open web browser.
Step2: Enter ID/Password.
ASUSWRT - Powerful Functions and
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-AC56S 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
for Easier Sharing
Super-fast USB 3.0 features data transfers up 10X faster
than USB 2.0, which is also included. Two USB ports make RT-AC56S 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.
Server and Client for Encrypted Remote Connection
With the virtual private network (VPN) server
and VPN client, you can access your home network remotely or surf the internet
with encryption, no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server.
Wi-Fi for Your Visitors
Share your internet connection with your guests with no need to share your personal password or
network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports up to three separate guest
networks for each band, 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-AC56S has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
Keep Up to Date!
Remember to always keep your device’s firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service
and security enhancements — and get exciting new features! Learn more about
updating new firmware.
* ASUS received the highest numerical score among wireless routers in the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Router Satisfaction Report, based on 2,716 responses from 8 companies measuring satisfaction with wireless routers surveyed November-December 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com