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Next Gen Connectivity for Fastest 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


Wireless Specifications


  • USB: Yes
  • VGA: No
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 4
  • Network (RJ-11): No
  • Powerline: No
  • Management Port: No
  • Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports: 1
  • Serial: No
  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
  • General Information

  • Product Type: Wireless Router
  • Manufacturer Part Number: RT-AC56U
  • Manufacturer Website Address: http://usa.asus.com
  • Packaged Quantity: 1
  • Manufacturer: ASUS Computer International
  • Product Model: RT-AC56U
  • Product Name: RT-AC56U Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
  • Brand Name: Asus
  • I/O Expansions


    Package Contents

    • RT-AC56U Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
    • 1 x RJ-45 Cable
    • 1 x Power Adapter
    • 1 x Warrty Card
    • 1 x QSG
    • 1 x Support CD(user manual and ultility)

    Certifications & Standards

    • CE
    • FCC

    IEEE Standards:

    • 802.11a
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11g
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11d
    • 802.3
    • 802.3u
    • 802.11i
    • 802.11e

    System Requirements

    Operating Systems:
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows ME
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Mac OS X 10.1
    • Mac OS X 10.4
    • Mac OS X 10.5
    • Mac OS X 10.6
    • Mac OS X 10.7
    • Mac OS X 10.8
    • Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)

    Green Compliant


    Green Compliance Certificate/Authority


    Network & Communication

  • VPN Supported: Yes
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight (Approximate): 14.32 oz
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Height: 5.8"
  • Width: 8.1"
  • Depth: 2.6"
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC
  • Power Source: AC Supply
  • Storage

    Management & Protocols

  • Management:
    • DHCP
    • ASUSWRT Dashboard UI
  • Security Features:
    • Guest Access
    • SPI
    • Intrusion Detection
    • DoS Protection
    • Access control (Parental Control, Network Service Filter, URL Filter, Port Filter)
    • IPSec Pass-Throuth
    • PPTP Pass-Through
    • L2TP Pass-Through
  • Warranty

    Wireless Specifications

  • Features: IPv6
  • Wireless Security:
    • 64/128-bit WEP
    • WPA2-PSK
    • WPA-PSK
    • WPA-Enterprise
    • WPA2-Enterprise
    • IEEE 802.1x
    • WPS
  • Wireless Transmission Speed: 867 Mbps
  • Broadband Transmission Technology: Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11ac
  • ISM Band: Yes
  • UNII Band: Yes
  • ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
  • UNII Maximum Frequency: 5 GHz
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    ASUS and You

    • Premium Outside. Powerful Inside.

      The ASUS RT-AC56U wireless router delivers the fastest two by two wireless data throughput available today for up to 1167 Mbps of concurrent dual-band speed on the latest generation of wireless connectivity—802.11ac. Built with a dual-core 800MHz processor and featuring 256MB of onboard DDR3 memory, flawlessly perform multiple bandwidth-intensive tasks like 4K video streaming, online gaming, and more all at once.



    • 802.11ac wireless connectivity for the latest generation of wireless
    • Concurrent 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps dual-band throughput for high-speed wireless performance and reliable compatibility
    • USB 3.0 for up to six times faster transfer speeds than previous generation USB
    • AiRadar for 150% expanded wireless coverage and enhanced stability
    • AiCloud to access, share, and stream your files from home to any internet-connected smartphone, tablet, or PC
    • ASUSWRT dashboard for customizing and optimizing to your desired settings
    • 3-step CD-free setup to get your wireless network up and running with ease


    • World’s Fastest Wi-Fi

      5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac on the RT-AC56U delivers up to an impressive 867 Mbps at 5 GHz—3 times faster than previous generation wireless-N speeds found on most wireless products today. Smartphones, notebooks, and desktop PCs that are 802.11ac-enabled paired with the RT-AC56U, will redefine your expectations letting you connect more devices to it with enhanced stability and speeds.
    • Speed with Compatibility

      While the 802.11ac wireless gives you the latest and greatest connectivity, the RT-AC56U still lets you connect to current and previous generation wireless devices on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. So no matter the device or the task, you’re assured reliable compatibility with incredible wireless speed.
    • Improved Wi-Fi Performance

      ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beam forming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.
    • Share and Store with More Speed

      USB 3.0 features data transfer speeds up to six times faster than USB 2.0 for quicker access to connected external drives and devices. Built with two USB ports, connect a combination of USB drives, 3G/4G dongles, and printers at once.
    • Your World on Demand

      ASUS AiCloud is a free online cloud service that turns your home network into your own personal cloud. With the AiCloud Android and Apple apps or from any PC that has an internet connection, access, stream, sync, and share all your files from home to wherever you want with ease.
    • 3-step Easy Setup and Customization

      Simply connect the RT-AC56U to your modem, open a Web browser to a wirelessly-connected PC, smartphone, or tablet, and complete the setup wizard to effortlessly setup your network. With the ASUSWRT user interface, optimize your network for you by setting up guest accounts, prioritizing bandwidth to specific online tasks, creating parental settings, and more.


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    What's in the Box


    • RT-AC56U Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
    • RJ-45 cable
    • Power adapter
    • Warranty card
    • Support CD
    • Quick Start Guide


    Processor:Dual-core Cortex-A9 800MHz 4000 DMIPS
    Interface Type:

    1 x Gigabit WAN port

    1 x Gigabit LAN ports

    1 x USB 3.0

    1 x USB 2.0

    4 x DockOn high-efficiency compound CPL antenna (2 x 2.4 GHz and 2 x 5 GHz)
    128MB flash and 256MB DDR3 RAM
    Operating Frequency:
    2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (concurrent)


    Data Rate:

    802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps

    802.11g: Up to 54 Mbps

    802.11n: Up to 300 Mbps

    802.11ac: Up to 867 Mbps1

    Output Power:

    2.4 GHz: 22dBm (802.11b), 19~22dBm (802.11g/802.11n)

    5 GHz: 18~21dBm (802.11a/802.11n)2

    WPS button, Wi-Fi on/off button
    Supported OS:Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7
    Encryption:64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-TKIP/AEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK

    Physical Specifications:

    Dimensions: 147 x 205 x 66mm / 5.8 x 8.1 x 2.6-inche

    Weight: 406g / 0.9lbs

    About ASUS

    • ASUS aspires to deliver the incredible in everything it does. With more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,500 engineers, ASUS is dedicated to the design and manufacture of products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital home and office. ASUS’ broad portfolio includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, laptops, servers, wireless networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and was named in Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies3

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    1. 1 Quoted network speeds and bandwidth based on current IEEE 802.11ac specifications. Actual performance may be affected by network and service provider factors, interface type, and other conditions. Connected devices must be 802.11ac-compatible for best results.
    2. 2 According to regulations of different areas, output power may be variously adjusted.
    3. 3 http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/ Ranked 4th in Computer Industry
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