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TrustedReviews Oct 3, 2013

The AC56U doesn't quite have the bargain basement price tag that could've changed the industry, but it is enough to do serious damage to premium 802.11n router sales. It's faster than them and only marginally more expensive.

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9.0
SmallNetBuilder Oct 3, 2013

As much as I like the RT-AC56U, the real problem with the router is its price. Technically, it's all you could ask for in an AC1200 class router. If ASUS had properly priced it with only a slight premium, say $120 street, giving it an unconditional thumbs up would have been a no-brainer.

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4.0
gruffbear gruffbear

I preface this by noting that I do not currently have any 802.11ac devices. The newest firmware update was installed at time of setup. This router wouldn't stay connected to any of our 802.11n devices: laptops, tablets, phones, or printers, using either the 2.4 or 5 GHz signals. None of the...

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