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Asus RT-N56U

details: Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Gigabit Router
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2010-12-06
updated: 2013-02-15
This router doubles your wireless performance and bandwidth with simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with speed up to 300Mbps concurrently. While basic internet applications like browsing or file downloading can occur in 2.4GHz, wireless HD content streaming takes place in the 5GHz band at the same time, so both achieve optimized speeds.

This design increases wireless signal coverage and quality without increasing power consumption. Ai Radar shapes signals to offer the strongest possible output, transforming what may be a weak omnidirectional signal to a stronger unidirectional one, improving throughput at same time.

The twin USB ports allow the router to offer printer and file server functions. A built-in SPI firewall protects the network against malicious attacks.
 
 
 
 RT-N56U Features
 General
 SG Editor's Choice: yes
solid N600 performer with Gigabit ports
 Availability: currently available
 Street price: $130
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 2
for printers and storage devices
 USB port type: USB 2.0
 Router
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 Wireless
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 600 Mbps (802.11n)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11a (54 Mbps)
802.11b (11 Mbps)
802.11g (54 Mbps)
802.11n
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
WPA (TKIP)
WPA2 (AES)
 WiFi modes: Access point
 internal antenna(s): 5
 WDS compatible: yes
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Firewall
 SPI firewall: yes
 Intrusion Detection System (IDS): yes
 Filtering: Domain/URL blocking, IP Address filtering, MAC Address filtering
 Device Management
 Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Misc hardware info
 RAM: 128 Mb
 Flash Memory: 8 Mb
 Print Server: yes
 Links
 Product page: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ik...

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by anonymous - 2012-01-09 07:38
The ASUS RT-N56U does support WDS, and it is missing from the review.

This link shows how to set up WDS.

http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=11&m=RT-N56U&s=2&hashedid=ik8J7ZTvg1uktpab&os=&no=750
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