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ASUS AC1200 5th Gen Dual-Band Wireless RT-AC56U Gigabit Router

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Premium Outside. Powerful Inside.

The ASUS RT-AC56U wireless router delivers the fastest two by two wireless data throughput available today for up to 1167 Mbps of concurrent dual-band speed on the latest generation of wireless connectivity—802.11ac. Built with a dual-core 800MHz processor and featuring 256MB of onboard DDR3 memory, flawlessly perform multiple bandwidth-intensive tasks like 4K video streaming, online gaming, and more all at once.

At a Glance

  • 802.11ac wireless connectivity for the latest generation of wireless
  • Concurrent 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps dual-band throughput for high-speed wireless performance and reliable compatibility
  • USB 3.0 for up to six times faster transfer speeds than previous generation USB
  • AiRadar for 150 percent expanded wireless coverage and enhanced stability
  • AiCloud to access, share, and stream your files from home to any internet-connected smartphone, tablet, or PC
  • ASUSWRT dashboard for customizing and optimizing to your desired settings
  • Three-step CD-free setup to get your wireless network up and running with ease


World’s Fastest Wi-Fi
World’s Fastest Wi-Fi

Fifth-generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac on the RT-AC56U delivers up to an impressive 867 Mbps at 5 GHz—three times faster than previous generation wireless-N speeds. Smartphones, notebooks, and desktop PCs that are 802.11ac-enabled paired with the RT-AC56U will redefine your expectations, letting you connect more devices to it with enhanced stability and speeds.

Speed with Compatibility
Speed with Compatibility

While the 802.11ac wireless gives you the latest and greatest connectivity, the RT-AC56U still lets you connect to current and previous generation wireless devices on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. So no matter the device or the task, you’re assured reliable compatibility with incredible wireless speed.

Improved Wi-Fi Performance
Improved Wi-Fi Performance

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beam forming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

Share and Store with More Speed
Share and Store with More Speed

USB 3.0 features data transfer speeds up to six times faster than USB 2.0 for quicker access to connected external drives and devices. Built with two USB ports, connect a combination of USB drives, 3G/4G dongles, and printers at once.

Your World on Demand
Your World on Demand

ASUS AiCloud is a free online cloud service that turns your home network into your own personal cloud. With the AiCloud Android and Apple apps or from any PC that has an internet connection, access, stream, sync, and share all your files from home to wherever you want with ease.

3-step Easy Setup and Customization
Easy Three-Step Setup and Customization

Simply connect the RT-AC56U to your modem, open a Web browser to a wirelessly-connected PC, smartphone, or tablet, and complete the setup wizard to effortlessly setup your network. With the ASUSWRT user interface, optimize your network for you by setting up guest accounts, prioritizing bandwidth to specific online tasks, creating parental settings, and more.


  • Processor: Dual-core Cortex-A9 800MHz 4000 DMIPS
  • Antenna: 4 x DockOn high-efficiency compound CPL antenna (2 x 2.4 GHz and 2 x 5 GHz)
  • Memory: 128MB flash and 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (concurrent)
  • Buttons: WPS button, Wi-Fi on/off button
Interface Type
  • 1 x Gigabit WAN port
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0
Data Rate
  • 802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps
  • 802.11g: Up to 54 Mbps
  • 802.11n: Up to 300 Mbps
  • 802.11ac: Up to 867 Mbps*
Output Power
  • 2.4 GHz: 22dBm (802.11b), 19~22dBm (802.11g/802.11n)
  • 5 GHz: 18~21dBm (802.11a/802.11n)**
Supported OS
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7
  • Size: 5.8 x 8.1 x 2.6 inches
  • Weight: 0.9lbs

What's in the Box

  • RT-AC56U Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
  • RJ-45 cable
  • Power adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Support CD
  • Quick Start guide

* Quoted network speeds and bandwidth based on current IEEE 802.11ac specifications. Actual performance may be affected by network and service provider factors, interface type, and other conditions. Connected devices must be 802.11ac-compatible for best results.
** According to regulations of different areas, output power may be variously adjusted.

  • 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

  • Radar 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

Product Information   Specifications for ASUS AC1200 5th Gen Dual-Band Wireless RT-AC56U Gigabit Router Below:

Manufacturer Asus
Brand Asus
Color Black
Model RT-AC56U
UPC 112840352260
Item Weight 0.9 pounds
Item Size 10.9 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches
Package Weight 2.35 pounds
Package Size 9.37 x 3.46 x 3.46 inches
Units in Package 1

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