ASUS Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Standards
  • AC1200 Enhanced AC Performance
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual Band Connectivity
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 & 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Enhanced Encryption Standards
  • Enhanced AiRadar Wi-Fi Performance
  • Remote Access through ASUS AiCloud
  • ASUSWRT Dashboard Management Interface
  • VPN Server Enabled
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The Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router from ASUS features 802.11ac wireless connectivity for enhanced data speeds of up to 867MBps, as well as dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz frequencies simplifying the process of allocating data intensive tasks. Along with enhanced wireless connectivity, this ASUS router comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports a providing stable, reliable, wired connection option.

Next to the four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back of the router, you find two USB ports, one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port. These ports make it possible to connect peripherals such as external hard drives allowing you to stream your content including videos, movies, music and more to both iOS and Android devices. You can also plug a USB compatible printer into one of the USB ports and share that printer throughout the entire network. Once configured, you can manage your entire network through the intuitive ASUS WRT dashboard.

As with many routers, you can encrypt your network and configure firewalls. This ASUS router comes with comprehensive data encryption standards including 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, Radius with 802.1x, and WPS support keeping your entire network and the data within it safe and secure. Along with encryption standards, you can utilize both firewall and access control standards including SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection, parental controls, network service filters, URL filters, and port filters.

IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56U enhanced 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 routers. The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity needed to increase Wi-Fi range allowing you to use a variety of wireless devices such as notebooks, desktops, tablets, smartphones, and more from longer distances.
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
ASUS AiCloud is a mobile application that allows you to access your ASUS cloud via both iOS and Android devices. Access, stream, sync, and share all of your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services.
Dual-Band 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, and maintains complete stability. 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 on line gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the cleaner 5GHz band.
Simple Setup
With the RT-AC56U, setup is simple. Power on and connect the router, then open a browser on a Wi-Fi enabled device like a notebook or tablet. You will directed to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider.
ASUSWRT Dashboard
With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, you can setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface, and provides 1-click updates.
Enhanced Data Sharing
Two USB ports make the RT-AC56U perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing. ASUS AiDisk offers remote access as well as enhanced content sharing with a wide range of compatible devices.
Download and Stream Anywhere
Download Master and enhanced media server let you download and play multimedia files stored on the router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, tablets, PS3, Xbox, smart TVs and more. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
VPN Server Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access
The RT-AC56U supports up to three wireless networks over the 2.4GHz band and three over the 5GHz band, allowing you to set up usage times and limit access with advanced controls, including parental settings.
Powerful Online Multitasking with 300,000 Data Sessions
Support for a large data pipeline of up to 300,000 data sessions means the RT-AC56U has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for enhanced, smooth performance.
UPC: 886227392513
Network Standard IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / d / i / e
IEEE 802.3 / u
IPv4 / 6
Product Segment AC1200 ultimate AC performance; 300+867Mbps
Data Rates 802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps
802.11n: up to 300 Mbps
802.11ac: up to 867 Mbps
Encryption 64-bit WEP
128-bit WEP
Radius with 802.1x
WPS support
Firewall & Access Control Firewall: SPI intrusion detection, DoS protection
Access control: Parental control, Network service filter, URL filter, Port filter
Management UPnP, DLNA, IGMP v1/v2/v3, DNS Proxy, DHCP, NTP Client, DDNS, Port Trigger, Virtual Server, DMZ, Universal Repeater, System Event Log
VPN Support IPSec Pass-Through
PPTP Pass-Through
L2TP Pass-Through
PPTP server
WAN Connection Type Internet connection type : Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE(MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
WAN Bridge support
Multicast Proxy support
Multicast Rate Setting support
Utilities Download Master
- support BT, NZB, HTTP, ED2K
- support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- upload and download bandwidth control
- download scheduling

Media Server
- Image: JPEG
- Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov

- User definable rules for IP/MAC/Port. Upload and Download bandwidth management.
- ACK/SYN/FIN/RST/ICMP with Highest priority

Guest Network
- 2.4GHz guest network x 3, 5GHz guest network x 3

Printer Server
- multifunctional printer support(Windows nly), LPR protocol support

File server
- Samba and FTP server with account management

PPTP VPN server
Network map
Traffic monitor
Ports 1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits Base T for WAN
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Buttons WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch, Wireless on/off Button
LED Indicators 1 x PWR
1 x LAN
1 x WAN
2 x USB
2 x AIR
Power Supply AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
OS Support Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Mac OS X
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)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.79 x 8.07 x 2.60" / 147 x 205 x 66 mm
Weight 0.89 lb / 406 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 9.3 x 3.2"
ASUS Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Warranty Card
  • QSG
  • Support CD (User Manual and Utility)
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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