ASUS - COMPONENTS Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Gigabit Router - RT-AC56R

Item # ASURTAC56R (Part # RT-AC56R)
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Item Description:

Next Gen Connectivity For Faster Sharing

The ASUS RT-AC56R leads the way in next generation routers; offering dual-band Gigabit wireless with all-new 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its powerful dual-core CPU and 256MB DDR3 RAM provide the best performance in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The 5 GHz band works at up to 867 Mbps; while the 2.4 GHz frequency tops 300 Mbps; serving an incredible 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; and the RT-AC56R comes dressed up in the classy black diamond design. Together with USB 3.0; the ASUS AiCloud app makes cloud access anywhere easy. This smart 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; while USB 3.0/USB 2.0 ports instantly turn the RT-AC56R into a file; 3G/4G sharing; enhanced media server; VPN; and printer server for the ultimate in multi-role router functionality

Super-Fast Wi-Fi: 802.11Ac

Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi); the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56R superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n; the RT-AC56R delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz; which is 3X faster than previous 802.11n 2x2 router! The upgraded bandwidth has the higher capacity you need to increase Wi-Fi enjoyment at home. With notebooks; desktops; pads; and smartphones now all Wi-Fi-reliant; it's time to upgrade to the next generation so you can expand you connectivity now and in future.

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 - Your World On Demand

ASUS AiCloud is a smart and easy 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.

Dual-Band Connectivity For Lag-Free Entertainment

Delivering 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz concurrent bands at up to 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps; respectively; the RT-AC56R has a total speed of up to 1167 Mbps; and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4 GHz band; while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5 GHz band.

3-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad; Smartphone; Or Pc

With the RT-AC56R; setup is a breeze. Simply power and connect the router and open a browser on a Wi-Fi-enabled device like a notebook or pad. You will then be taken to a setup page with a prompt to enter the ID/password from your internet provider; and that's it! Setting up your network is easier than ever.

Smart auto-detection design makes it possible for you to go from first plugging in the RT-AC56R to setup completion in 30 seconds! Compared to the lengthy installs and hassles of other routers; this development from ASUS offers a true wonder of ease of use; and puts fast networking speeds within your reach quicker than ever before.

Asuswrt - Powerful Functions And Extra-Easy Management

With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI; you can setup; monitor; and control network applications all in one intuitive area. The whole-new dashboard interface lets you manage all clients and settings via a single graphical interface; and provides 1-click updates.

Do you game a lot; or spend most of your time streaming videos? Whatever your planned use is; 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 And Double The Connectivity For Easier Sharing

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 a wide range of compatible devices content streaming.

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; pad; PS3; Xbox; and 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 For Encrypted Remote Connections

RT-AC56R offers a simple VPN server and VPN client setup; you can access your home network remotely or surf the internet. On RT-AC56R 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. 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.

Powerful Online Multitasking With 300;000 Data Sessions

Support for a massive data pipeline of up to 300;000 data sessions means the RT-AC56R has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.

Keep Up To Date!

Remember to always keep your device's firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements - and get exciting new features!

Product Features:

  • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz at up to super-fast 1167Mbps
  • ASUS AiCloud app included! Sync; share; and stream your files on the go
  • AiRadar optimizes signal strength in any direction with 150% greater coverage
  • USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0 ports for file; 3G/4G; and printer sharing
  • ASUSWRT dashboard UI enables 30-sec easy setup with sleek network monitoring and control


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

Product Segment

  • AC1200 enhanced AC performance: 300+867 Mbps


  • Medium homes

Data Rate

  • 802.11n: up to 300 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: up to 867 Mbps


  • Internal 3 dBi antenna x 0
  • Internal PCB antenna x 4


  • MIMO technology
  • 2.4 GHz 2 x 2
  • 5 GHz 2 x 2


  • 128 MB Flash
  • 256 MB RAM

Operating Frequency

  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz


  • 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


  • 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


  • RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for WAN x 1
  • USB 2.0 x 0
  • USB 3.0 x 0


  • WPS Button; Reset Button; Power Switch; Wireless on/off Button


  • Airtime Fairness
  • Adaptive QoS
  • AiProtection
  • Parental Control
  • Guest Network: 2.4 GHz x 3; 5 GHz x 3
  • 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
    • Multifunctional 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

LED Indicator

  • Power x 1
  • LAN x 1
  • WAN x 1
  • USB x 2
  • Wi-Fi x 2

Power Supply

  • AC Input: 110V~240V(50~60Hz)
  • 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


  • 147 x 205 x 66 inch (WxHxD) ~ cm

Operation mode

  • Wireless router mode
  • Range extender mode
  • Access point mode
  • Media bridge mode
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