13 Comments to Reviewing the ASUS RT-AC56U - A Reasonably Priced AC Router

  1. Daniele says:

    I have 2 RT-N66U and both have issue with the 5GHz, often my Lumia 1520 and 930 loose the connection (it happen sometimes with the Ativ Smart PC) and the 5GHz coverage is less then the 2.4GHz

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      RT-N66U is a member of the old family or ASUS routers, designed for the 802.11n wireless networking standard. ASUS RT-AC56U is designed for the latest 802.11ac standard, it has newer hardware (e.g. a dual-core processor, instead of a single-core one) and more features.

      I have used multiple Lumia smartphones with it and a Samsung Ativ S smartphone and none of them had issues with connecting to the wireless network. Also, I have not witnessed any issues with lost connections.

      The maximum number of devices that I connected to the network was 12: Xbox One and PS3 consoles, PCs, tablets, wireless printers and smartphones.

  2. snakes says:

    hello i want use this device as repeater can i do this? i docent found information

  3. Anders says:

    I bought a rt-ac56u today to be able to provide a guest network in my house. I activated the guest network and activated password to login to this guest network. After connecting to the guest network, I can still access my whole LAN. Anyone with the same problem who knows how to fix it?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      I have the exact same router at home. Log in to the router’s admin page and go to Guest. There you will find a setting that says “Access Intranet”. Set it to Disable.

  4. Deanna says:

    I have an Rt-ac56u, my daughter lives about 250 feet away from my house and doesn’t get much of a signal, can anyone tell me what kind of range extender would be compatible?

  5. Chas says:

    I’ve had the N56U for the last couple years or so. I’ve read that there may be some security vulnerabilities. What should I do? How do I tell if my router has been hacked or others are bootlegging on my router?

  6. Anders says:

    I had hoped that my kids and their friends could use the guest network to play games on LAN with each other. But the clients on the guest network are separated and can only access Internet (not each other over LAN). Is there any way to change this so that the guest client can access each other?

    • Mark says:

      Since they are all on same LAN, on the guest network page there is an option Access Intranet – be sure that this is enabled. If it’s set to disable they will only be able to access the internet and not the LAN side (intranet).

      • Anders says:

        If I do that, then the clients on the guest network can access the _whole_ intranet. I want the clients on the guest network to be able to access the other clients on the guest network. The clients on the guest network should not be able to access the main LAN as it currently behaves. Is this behavior a router software bug?

  7. HLal says:

    I have logged into to the RT-N56U but unable to see any where the word Guest – does this particular model not have Guest settings?

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