ASUS RT-AC56R AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC56R AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router

ASUS RT-AC56R AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Network Standard
  • Up to 1200 Mbps Wi-Fi Data Throughput
  • Dual-Band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Frequencies
  • 4 x Internal Antennas
  • 4 x Gigabit LAN / 1 x Gigabit WAN Ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • ASUSWRT Dashboard UI
  • ASUS AiCloud
  • VPN Server and VPN Client Support
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ASUS RT-AC56R overview

  • 1Description

With a 5th generation 802.11ac chipset, the RT-AC56R AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router from ASUS offers enhanced wireless data transfer rates of up to 1167 Mbps. In addition to supporting the 802.11ac Wi-Fi network standard, this ASUS router also operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies making it easy to allocate more bandwidth-intensive tasks to the less congested 5 GHz frequency.

The RT-AC56R also comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports making it easy to connect Ethernet enabled devices such as game consoles, computers, smart TVs, and more directly to the router. Along with Ethernet connectivity, this router features a single USB 2.0 port and a single USB 3.0 port to connect USB compatible peripherals to the network.

Setting up the RT-AC56R router is simple thanks to the three-step setup process that can be conducted from your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Once the router is plugged in, just open a web browser on your device, enter the ID and password, and begin accessing your network. Once the setup is complete, a network administrator can utilize the ASUSWRT dashboard to manage a variety of settings including Quality of Service (QoS) standards to ensure connected devices have sufficient bandwidth to operate smoothly.

Faster Sharing
The ASUS RT-AC56R router offers dual-band Gigabit wireless with 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its powerful dual-core CPU and 256 MB DDR3 RAM provides enhanced performance on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. The 5 GHz band works at up to 867 Mbps, while the 2.4 GHz frequency tops 300 Mbps, for a combined bandwidth of 1167 Mbps. 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.

Together with USB 3.0, the ASUS AiCloud app makes it easy to access your data from virtually anywhere. This 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, and both USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ports to instantly turn the RT-AC56R into a file sharing hub, media server, VPN, and printer server.
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56R fast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56R delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz.
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 brings your ASUS cloud experience to iOS and Android. Access, stream, sync, and share all your files on the go from both public and private cloud storage services.
Simplified Setup
After you connect and power up the router and open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a notebook or tablet, you will then be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider.
ASUSWRT Dashboard UI
With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, you can set up, 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.

The RT-AC56R has Quality of Service (QoS) standards that let you select how much bandwidth is prioritized for virtually any task. Plus, the traffic monitor allows you to check your web usage in a clear graphical interface.
Fast USB Speeds
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 features data transfers up 10X faster than USB 2.0, which is also included. Two USB ports make the RT-AC56R perfect for file, multimedia, and 3G/4G sharing, while ASUS AiDisk offers remote access and content streaming for 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 router-attached USB storage on a wide range of compatible devices such as PC, tablet, PS3, Xbox, or smart TV. Download Master can also download files while your PC is turned off, and allows you to manage and monitor download status remotely.
VPN Server and VPN Client Support
The RT-AC56R router offers a simple VPN server and VPN client setup so you can access your home network remotely or surf the internet. You can easily set up a VPN server with OpenVPN and PPTP protocol support, with no need for paid VPN services or a dedicated VPN server. The RT-AC56R can also turn your network-connected devices into VPN-enabled clients via OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP protocols with no need to install VPN software on each of them.
Discrete and Secure Wi-Fi Networks via Guest Access
Share your internet connection with your guests in safety, with no need to share your personal password or network resources. ASUS Guest Network supports up to three separate guest networks, each with its own usage limits and password. Guests cannot access your primary network or any other connected devices.
Additional Features
Airtime Fairness
Adaptive QoS
AiProtection
Parental Control
Guest Network: 3 x 2.4 GHz, 3 x 5 GHz
VPN Server: IPSec Pass-Through, PPTP Pass-Through, L2TP Pass-Through, PPTP Server, OpenVPN Server
VPN Client: PPTP client, L2TP client, OpenVPN client
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced Media Server (AiPlayer app compatible)
- Image: Jpeg
- Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg
- Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov
AiCloud personal cloud service
3G/4G data sharing
Printer Server
- Multi-functional printer support (Windows only)
- LPR protocol support
Download Master
- Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
- Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
- Upload and download bandwidth control
- Download scheduling
AiDisk file server
- Samba and FTP server with account management
Dual WAN
IPTV support
Roaming Assist
UPC: 886227441969
In the Box
ASUS RT-AC56R AC1200 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ASUS RT-AC56R specs

    Network Standard IEEE 802.11a
    IEEE 802.11b
    IEEE 802.11g
    IEEE 802.11n
    IEEE 802.11ac
    IEEE 802.11d
    IEEE 802.3
    IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.11i
    IEEE 802.11e
    IPv4
    IPv6
    Data Rate 802.11n: Up to 300 Mbps
    802.11ac: Up to 867 Mbps
    Antenna 4 x Internal PCB antenna
    Transmit / Receive MIMO Technology
    2.4 GHz 2x2
    5 GHz 2x2
    Memory 128 MB Flash 256 MB RAM
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
    Encryption 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, 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
    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
    Ports 4 x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN Ports 1 x RJ-45 Gigabit WAN Port
    Button WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch, Wireless on/off Button
    LED Indicator 1 x Power
    1 x LAN
    1 x WAN
    2 x USB
    2 x Wi-Fi
    Power Supply AC Input: 110~240 V (50~60 Hz)
    DC Output: 19 V with max. 1.75 A current
    OS Support Windows 10 86x64
    Windows 8.1 86x64
    Windows 8 86x64
    Windows 7 86x64
    Windows Vista 86x64
    Windows 2000 86x64
    Windows ME
    Windows XP 86x64
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2008
    Mac OS X 10.6
    Mac OS X 10.7
    Mac OS X 10.8
    Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
    Linux
    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0 x 9.3 x 3.5"

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