802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
Next Gen Connectivity for Fastest Sharing
The ASUS RT-AC56U 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 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The 5GHz band works at up to 867Mbps, while the 2.4GHz frequency tops 300Mbps, serving an incredible combined bandwidth of 1167Mbps. 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-AC56U 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-AC56U into a file, 3G/4G sharing, enhanced media server, VPN, and printer server for the ultimate in multi-role router functionality
World’s Fastest Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the RT-AC56U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds. Compared with current 802.11n, the RT-AC56U delivers up to 867Mbps at 5GHz, 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.
AiProtection with Trend Micro™ for advanced security
AiProtection, incorporating state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro™, makes RT-AC56U one of the most secure home routers you can buy. As well as providing some of the most advanced parental controls in any mainstream router, it blocks malicious addresses and intrusions for your PC or device, and alerts you if an infected device is connected. Potential weaknesses such as password strength and operating system vulnerabilities are also monitored at all times. Moreover, AiProtection even protects Wi-Fi devices without frequent security patches such as smart TV, game console, IP camera and smart home devices, giving you total peace of mind.
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 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent bands at up to 300Mbps and 867Mbps, respectively, the RT-AC56U has a total speed of up to 1167Mbps, and maintains complete stability. You can perform basic tasks like web browsing and file downloading on the 2.4GHz band, while simultaneously allowing multiple devices to stream in HD or support online gaming and other demanding applications smoothly on the clearer 5GHz band.
3-Step Easy Setup Through Your Pad, Smartphone, or PC
With the RT-AC56U, 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-AC56U to setup completion in under 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 the most extreme 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-AC56U 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.
Highest 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-AC56U 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 Enabled
Easily set up a VPN server to browse the web and access data — no matter where you are. Featuring MPPE encryption, your data transmission remains always secure and confidential.
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-AC56U has around 20 times the networking capacity of conventional routers for exceptionally smooth performance.
- 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
- AiProtection with Trend Micro with triple-strength total network security, plus robust parental controls and privacy protection.
- 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
- Data Rate
802.11n : up to 300 Mbps
802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps
2.4 GHz 2 x 2
5 GHz 2 x 2
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, RJ45 for 10/100/1000/Gigabits BaseT for LAN x 4
USB 2.0 x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
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
Mac OS Backup
Enhanced media server
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
Multifunctional printer support (Windows only)
LPR protocol support
Support bt, nzb, http, ed2k
Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link
Upload and download bandwidth control
AiDisk file server
Samba and FTP server with account management
WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Switch, Wireless on/off Button
- 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® Server 2003
Windows® Server 2008
Mac OS X 10.1
Mac OS X 10.4
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X
Linux Kernel (Support Ubuntu only)
147 x 205 x 66 ~ mm (WxHxD)
- Package Content
1 x RT-AC56U Dual Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
1 x RJ-45 cable
1 x Power adapter
1 x Warranty card
1 x QSG
1 x Support CD(user manual and ultility)
- Operation mode
Wireless router mode
Range extender mode
Access point mode
Media bridge mode