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 >>Learn more.
Next Gen Connectivity for Faster Sharing
The ASUS RT-AC56U 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 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an incredible combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps. 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-AC56U 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-AC56U into a file, 3G/4G sharing, enhanced media server, VPN, and printer server for the ultimate in multi-role router functionality
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56U delivers up to 867Mbps at 5GHz, 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.
Trend Micro™ for advanced security
incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro™, provides advanced parental
controls, blocks malicious addresses and intrusions for your PC or
device, and alerts you if an infected device is connected. Potential weaknesses
such as password strength and operating system vulnerabilities are also
monitored at all times. Moreover, AiProtection even protects Wi-Fi devices
without an installable security program such as smart TVs, game consoles, and
smart home devices, giving
you peace of mind.
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
connectivity for lag-free entertainment
Delivering 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and
867Mbps, respectively, the
RT-AC56U has a total speed of up to 1167Mbps. You can perform basic
tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously
allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other
demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
easy setup through your pad, smartphone, or PC
With the RT-AC56U, 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.
auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from first plugging in
the RT-AC56U 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.
- 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-AC56U 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.
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-AC56U perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and a wide range of compatible devices content streaming.
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.
set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data with MPPE encryption— wherever you are.
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, each with its own usage limits and
password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected
Powerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC56U 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