A widest range of products from PCs and servers to external storage and headphones are being currently produced under the ASUS brand. Nearly everything you need for a home network such as Wi-Fi adapters and routers are also included. Besides their traditionally high quality and up-to-date hardware components, many networking products from ASUS have the important advantage of allowing you to use alternative firmware. This is especially interesting for users who like to get the most from their hardware and they can do that with the ASUS RT-N56U router. This product features a fast processor, Gigabit Ethernet ports, dual-band operation (2.4 and 5 GHz) in 802.11n networks, and two USB ports for printers and external storage. Complementing these hardware properties is an original exterior design, so the RT-N56U is quite an exciting product all around. Let’s now have a closer look at it.
Package and Accessories
The router comes in a very large box that could have accommodated a couple of nettops together with a netbook, although the product itself is rather compact. Somewhat oddly for a router, the RT-N56U is positioned as a luxury product as is indicated by the lacquered details of its packaging. There are a lot of descriptions and technical specs on the sides of the box.
Besides the router, the box contains a stand, a 19V power adapter, a flat black Gigabit Ethernet cable, a warranty coupon, a quick start guide, and a CD with the user manual in PDF format and a set of utilities.