ASUS RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router Review
When we talk about consumer wireless routers, we would often think of it as yet another rectangular plastic box with antennas on its back. ASUS, however, has done away with this 'tradition' by coming up with a uniquely-designed piece of hardware, the RT-N56U. The company claims the Black Diamond is not just about its aesthetics but also its feature set and high routing performance. VR-Zone.com puts this gem to the test!
When we talk about consumer wireless routers, we would often think of it as yet another rectangular plastic box with antennas on its back. ASUS, however, thought out of the box and came up with a uniquely-designed piece of hardware.
The RT-N56U's innovative design is what separates from its predecessors. The Black Diamond is not just about its aesthetics but also its high routing performance and a whole lot of features packed underneath its hood. In fact, ASUS claims that this revolutionary wireless router is the most advanced in the market.
ASUS also brags about their Web User Interface the ‘EZ UI’ which offers an intuitive router setup without having the need to read manuals. Setting up the internet connection from scratch can be much of a hassle to the inexperienced.
While most routers sit flat on a surface, the RT-N56U stands out (and tall) from the rest with its angled-vertical rest. Unlike the D-Link DIR-685 which has its ports at the rear bottom, the RT-N56U's ones are on the right side. Weighing only 330g, stabilizing the router or even cable management alone can be quite tricky especially when using stiff LAN cables.
It also has a WPS button located at the lower corner in the front. WPS or WiFi Protected Setup allows devices to connect to the router securely with ease.