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ASUS Wireless AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router (RT-AX56U/CA)

Model Number: RT-AX56U/CA
Web Code: 14422187

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Overview

Experience improved network capacity and incredibly fast wireless connectivity with the Asus AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router. It supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM to provide up to 1800Mbps networking speed, so you can stream, browse, and play without any delay. Built-in AiProtection ensures you network is safe and secure.
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Overview

Experience improved network capacity and incredibly fast wireless connectivity with the Asus AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router. It supports 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM to provide up to 1800Mbps networking speed, so you can stream, browse, and play without any delay. Built-in AiProtection ensures you network is safe and secure.
  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) enabled router with 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM lets you enjoy fast downloading, streaming or gaming
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi with speeds up to 574Mbps (2.4 GHz) and 1201Mbps (5GHz) for uninterrupted connectivity
  • Backwards compatibility supports all older Wi-Fi devices, including those compatible with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), and earlier Wi-Fi versions (802.11a/b/g)
  • MU-MIMO support along with OFDMA techniques allocates channels and allows multiple devices to communicate with the router simultaneously
  • ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system connectivity extends coverage to your whole home (additional mesh devices sold separately)
  • Trend Micro's lifetime AiProtection ensures the safety and security of the network for all connected devices

Wireless Networking Features

Usable Wi-Fi Coverage per Unit
2000 sq ft
Recommended # of Connected Devices
20
Wireless Standard Generation
Wi-Fi 6
Wireless Standard
802.11AX
Wireless Speed
AX1800
Number of Bands
2
Frequency Bands
2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
2.4 GHz - 574Mbps; 5GHz - 1201Mbps
Maximum Data Rate - Total
1800 Mbps
MU-MIMO
Yes
Gaming
Yes

Wired Networking Features

Ethernet Speed
10/100/1000
Number of WAN Ports
1
Number of LAN Ports
4

Network Security / Management Features

Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
Yes

Physical Features

Width
22.32 cm
Height
12.9 cm
Depth
4.74 cm
Width (Inches)
8.79 in
Height (Inches)
5.08 in
Depth (Inches)
1.87 in
Weight
450 g

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Reviewer Recommendation

77%

Of the 13 reviewers who responded, 10 would recommend this product.

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  • Frequent wifi drops on certain devices
    Reviewed by SCALPERSAREBAD - August 28, 2020

    Some devices work fine all the time. Certain devices have frequent wifi drops, and the only way to get them to reconnect is to reboot router. From the routers perspective the devices are assigned an IP in range, but from the devices point of view the DHCP has failed and it usually ends up self-assigning an IP out of range (ex: 192.0.0.4). I’ve spent weeks troubleshooting and trying different settings to no avail. For now I’ve set it up to reboot every night at 2am to see if that helps. My previous router (also an Asus) was fantastic and worked flawlessly for almost 10 years... I miss that router now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Useless
    Reviewed by eu - July 13, 2020

    I bought 2, to use like AiMesh. 1. The main router is 3 meters away from my video doorbell , the second router is 15 meters away (in my detached garage)(wire connection). My video doorbell connect only with the second router, with 1 bar wifi signal. Ok I turn off second router, the video doorbell connect to the main router(full signal), power on the second router, guess what, my video doorbell disconnect from main router and connect to the second router(WHAT???) . 2. If someone push the button of the video doorbell , I get notification after 10-30 minutes (YES MINUETS). Not matter if I'm connected to the main or second router. I go back to my Linksys wrt1900ac , I get notification in 1-2 seconds

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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  • Nice little router!
    Reviewed by Mike - May 21, 2020

    I bought this router after our old one blew up recently, so I had to find a replacement in a hurry. I think I made a good decision, it's been great so far. Likes: It's a compact unit, but with good specs. It is able to handle all our house traffic (WAN speed is 150 mb/s down, 15 up) with no problem. The software has a lot of features, all kinds of traffic monitoring and shaping abilities. It supports an app so you can monitor and manage from your phone as well. The web interface for managing the router is nicely laid out and easy to use. It seems to be actively supported, I have already had one update since I purchased it. I have not used it yet, but you can connect a USB hard drive to it and have it act as a file server. I really like the DHCP server manual assignment table, so you can use DHCP for all your devices, but have the router consistently assign a specified IP address to a MAC address. This means you don't need to set up static IPs anymore, the router can handle all that. It's supposed to be ready for the next generation of wifi, which I don't have and supported devices yet, but a little future proofing makes me feel better... Dislikes: I think that the wireless range is not quite as good as the previous router that we had. I had a problem setting up the router, but it turns out it was my problem. I will relay it here in case anyone else runs into it. The router uses a different numbering scheme than my last one (192.168.50.x), and I had some static IPs defined for some of my devices, including my desktop pc. That was the one I was trying to use to initially configure the router, and it was (understandably, in retrospect) not working because the request was coming from a foreign network address. I eventually downloaded the app and got the router updated and configured that way. I did have a problem connecting with some wireless devices, where it would take a few seconds after the device woke up to connect to the access point. So I turned off the 'smart connect' feature which tries to pretend that the 2 and 5 GHz access points are one. That solved my problem. Nice to have the option to disable features that you don't want or need.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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