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.