Having a router that can do a bit of everything can mean the difference between business downtime and staying online, even when one of your connections fails.
The AC56U from ASUS is one such router, thanks to support for a pretty extensive range of connection types. It’s not just an ADSL modem, it supports VDSL for those 20mbps+ speeds as well with an option to plug in a 3G dongle to provide wireless cellular connectivity when either of those two goes down.
But as you can only choose one connection method at a time, the AC56U works best as a router with built-in redundancy by way of a 3G connectivity that kicks in when your main connection is disrupted for whatever reason. That’s because it has two USB 2.0 ports which support a wide range of USB 3G dongles in addition to USB-based storage and printers.
On top of that, your internet connection is distributed via Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual-band AC-class WiFi that’s rated at above Gigabit speeds. The AC56U’s WiFi has a theoretical maximum throughput of 1167mbps – 300mbps on 2.4Ghz and 837mbps on the 5GHz band.
While that may just be numbers to you, it means really fast WiFi that’s capable of distributing even the fastest internet connections, and streaming video from the internet to a good number of devices at the same time.
Thanks to that AC radio, the AC56U router can blanket a large area with reliable WiFi signal, making it ideal for small businesses and medium-sized homes.
And of course, as this is an ASUS router, you’re also getting one of the easiest to use and most streamlined web interfaces on the market that lets you find what you need and make any desired changes quickly and easily.
If any of these needs are yours, the AC56U will do a great job of filling them.
- High-speed dual-band WiFi throughput
- Supports VDSL, ADSL
- 3G failover option
- Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Polished and easy to use web interface
- USB ports are 2.0 only