ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge

ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge

ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge

ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge

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Product Highlights

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Network Standards
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Dual-Band Frequencies
  • Up to 1200 Mbps Data Throughput
  • 2 x External Antennas
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • WPA Button/Reset Button/Power Switch
  • 1 x Power/2 x Wi-Fi LED Indicators
  • Windows & Mac Compatible
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ASUS RP-AC56 overview

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The multi-functional RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge from ASUS can be a wireless hotspot, Wi-Fi adapter, or network extender. With the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port you can connect an active Internet connection to the port and provide Wi-Fi access for your wireless equipped device. For a device that does not come with built-in Wi-Fi, connect it to the Gigabit Ethernet port on the RP-AC56 and use it as an adapter to connect to your existing wireless network. In repeater mode, this ASUS Wi-Fi adapter connects to your current wireless network and strengthens the signal allowing it to reach distances previously out of reach.

Setup and configuration of the RP-AC56 is simple with the WPS button. Simply press the button on the ASUS Wi-Fi adapter and on your router to pair the devices. Once connected the integrated signal strength indicator helps you to find the sweet spot between your existing wireless network and where you want to extend your network to. Once configured you can take advantage of dual-band connectivity on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies as well as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac network support. With a Wi-Fi data throughput of up to 1167 Mbps you can stream HD quality multimedia content, transfer large files, and more.

Faster Wi-Fi that Goes Further
The RP-AC56 wireless repeater has two powerful external MIMO antennas that help to eliminate signal dead zones and improve the coverage of any existing wireless router. It works as a repeater, which means it can extend wireless networking to every corner of the home - even to those difficult, hard-to-reach spots. With fast 802.11ac speeds up to 1167 Mbps, it's ideal for extending your existing 802.11ac Wi-Fi network.
Ultra-Fast Wireless Speeds
Powered by the 802.11ac chipset, the RP-AC56 delivers ultra-fast wireless-AC speeds up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band - that's 3 times faster than standard wireless-N. This high-performance wireless connectivity lets you enjoy ultra-smooth online gaming, snappier web surfing and other bandwidth-hungry tasks without a wired connection.
Long-Range External Antennas
Much longer range and stronger transmissions, delivered by the two external antennas and an enhanced power amplifier, make the RP-AC56 perfect for larger homes and offices. You get all the speed benefits of fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, along with improved coverage.
One-Press Setup
RP-AC56 wireless repeater installation doesn't require a CD or even a mouse and keyboard. Simply press the WPS button and setup is complete. Optimized performance is assured for a seamless and smooth Internet experience. For advanced settings, you can connect the RP-AC56 to a PC via an Ethernet cable and access the web-based configuration menu directly, with no disc or app needed. You can even set it up wirelessly from a tablet or smartphone.
Find the Best Location with Integrated Signal Indicator
For best results, RP-AC56 needs to be within range of a stable router signal, and should be placed between the router and the location where you need better wireless coverage. The RP-AC56 works best when it is receiving a strong wireless signal from the router - you can check this by using the signal strength indicator on the front panel.
Stream Music with ASUS AiPlayer App
You can connect speakers to the RP-AC56 wireless repeater and stream your favorite music direct from any mobile device that has the ASUS AiPlayer app installed. It's compatible with a wide range of multimedia formats and delivers a smooth streaming experience, virtually anywhere in the home. The RP-AC56 can also stream music from Mac and iOS devices with no need for extra software.
Convenient Rotating Mains Plug
With the ingenious rotating mains plug, the RP-AC56 can be positioned upright for optimum performance no matter what the orientation of the power socket.
3-in-1 Repeater / Access Point / Media Bridge
The RP-AC56 has two more convenient modes to make it even more flexible. As well as a repeater, it can also work as a wireless access point (AP) or as a media bridge. In AP mode, it can be connected to any wired LAN - for example, a hotel's Internet connection - to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing the Internet connection to be accessed from laptops, phones or other Wi-Fi devices. In media bridge mode, it can be connected to any Ethernet-compatible device - such as a smart TV, multimedia player, game console or PC - to give it Wi-Fi capability.
ASUS Express Way Boosts Performance
ASUS ExpressWay uses the dual-band capability of the RP-AC56 to create a super-efficient connection with improved performance and reliability. In normal mode, the RP-AC56 uses the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously for connecting to devices, giving the widest compatibility with devices and routers. As long as at least one device - or your router - supports 5 GHz operation, ExpressWay can dedicate one band for connecting to the router and the other band for connecting to the device. This gives you a great performance boost for data-intensive tasks such as HD video streaming or online gaming, and also reduces the chance of losing the connection due to interference.
Roaming Assist for Stable Connections
With hassle-free Roaming Assist technology, you never have to switch connections manually between the RP-AC56 and your ASUS router as you move around the home. Once you enable this function, your device will connect automatically to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, whether it's from the router or the repeater. This ensures that you always get the most reliable connection wherever you are in the house.
In the Box
ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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    ASUS RP-AC56 specs

    Network Standard IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11ac
    Product Segment AC1200 Enhanced AC Performance: 300+867 Mbps
    Data Rate 802.11n: Up to 300 Mbps
    802.11ac: Up to 867 Mbps
    Antenna 2 x External antennas
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
    Encryption WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise , WPA2-Enterprise , WPS support
    Ports 1 x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
    Button WPS button
    Reset button
    Power switch
    LED Indicator 1 x Power
    1 x Wi-Fi
    OS Support Windows 8.1
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista
    Windows XP
    Mac OS X 10.5
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Mac OS X 10.9
    Mac OS X 10.10
    Operation Mode Range extender mode
    Access point mode
    Media bridge mode
    Dimensions 5.5 x 3.3 x 1.3" / 139.0 x 85.0 x 33.5 mm
    Weight 7.8 oz / 220 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 7.2 x 3.5"

    ASUS RP-AC56 reviews

    RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Access Point / Repeater / Media Bridge is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money Functions as it should right out of the box. extends the Wi-Fi signal throughout 2000 square foot house with ease.
    Date published: 2016-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value Fast setup, working like a champ. Low signal areas in the house are much better now.
    Date published: 2016-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as promised I have an RP-AC56 installed in my home and does exactly what it promised on the web site. I have configured it as an Access Point (vice Repeater/Media Bridge. I have also installed other ASUS products routers (RT-AC68U) and Repeaters (RP-AC68U) and they all work well. I have set up both models of repeater with an ASUS router in the Access Mode configuration. It really does seamless job of switching between devices. A configuration hint: do not overthink the process. The first time I configured an Access Point, I made life hard but trying my ideas. Just follow the menus and fill in the configuration data. You will have to enter the same data twice--once to set the device up as a repeater and second time to set it up as Access point. Yeah the F in RTFM does not stand for FINE but patience is a virtue.
    Date published: 2017-06-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish I'm trying to use this as a range extender with an Asus RT-AC66U and have been struggling for months. I'm writing this review after almost 6 months of frustration and basically giving up. The most recent example is another failed attempt at updating its software remotely. Even though I freshly booted it and managed to log in, I'm unable to update its software. To be clear, this is rubbish and a black mark on Asus.
    Date published: 2016-08-07
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Find another option There should be zero stars for this product. I have other asus routers in the home and this one just doesn't work no matter what mode you put it in. Plenty of other reviews and frustrations with getting this router to work, especially in AP mode. Plus the max AC rate is 867 Mbps, so much better options available for the price.
    Date published: 2016-05-24
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