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Amazing Performance and Rock Solid Stability

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4.7
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by Kishel Raj
August 24, 2014
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I purchased this just recently after reading reviews and this thing is extremely rock solid in terms of stability.

I have been torrenting non stop and using this as a seedbox and it works just fine. I had issues getting download master to work initially on torrents with multiple files, but the chrome extension and a firmware update fixed that issue.

It has been running 24/7 for almost a month now with it being used as a seedbox and a make shift NAS with content streaming from my WDTV live. No connection drops or restart required so far.

 

Very, very disappointed

Overall rating: 
 
2.7
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4.0
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1.0
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3.0
Reviewed by Yasen Velichkov
December 10, 2013
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So I had ASUS RT-N12E router at home and decided to switch to something better. There were great prices for for RT-56U so I decided to give it a try after reading a lot of benchmarks and reviews for this legendary model.

At 2.4G RT-N12E my desktop (with ASUS PCE-N15 - same Realtek chip as the one in RT-N12E) was at -53 dB and the average download speed was 75-85 Mbps.
With RT-N56U I get -62 dB with same position of router and desktop and something like 30 Mbps, the link speed is 300 Mbps in both cases.

I've tried to adjust the position of the RT-N56U as it doesn't have external antennas to play with... and the given results are my best ones. Checked the differences with other devices too... same thing.

Generally I'm very disappointed with the 2.4G range and of this device. Yes, it's true - the performance of the router itself is great but I needed a better device in terms of wireless range and the 25$ router is just much better.

 

After a few quirky firmwares, this thing got some balls in the later release

Overall rating: 
 
3.7
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3.0
Performance:
 
4.0
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4.0
Reviewed by Zeus
September 18, 2013
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I dusted this off to give it another try, sure glad I did. After downloading and updating the firmware I have zero drops and super-fast speeds.

Now Asus just needs to do some additional performance tweaks and it would be the best one I have. Sure they're busy with the newer stuff right now tho.

 

There is one custom firmware

Overall rating: 
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by SpeedingCheetah
September 09, 2013
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This thing is super powerful with this custom "tweaked" version of the Asus firmware.
I get much better throughput. 113MB's wired file transfer and 20-25MB's over 5ghz wifi.

Can u belive I got this used on ebay for $25!!!!


ASUS RT-N56U/RT-N65U custom firmware
https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/

 

Amazing for under $100

Overall rating: 
 
4.7
Features:
 
4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by T
August 31, 2013
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Have owned this router 4 months now and has never overheated, or dropped signal. The FTP service works amazing and has a way better range than my old router i bought from my internet service provider. (NEVER BUY ISP EQUIPMENT!!!) the only thing this router is missing is multiple ssid's but has everything else a SOHO network would need.

 
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