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Review: Asus AX1800 Dual Band RT-AX56U WiFi-6 Router

The ASUS AX1800 Dual Band RT-AX56U WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Router supports both MU-MIMO and OFDMA technology and comes packed with AiProtection Pro network security powered by Trend Micro. What’s more, it is also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh WiFi system.

Priced at just AED 449, the RT-AX56U supports the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11AX (Wi-Fi 6) and 80MHz bandwidth for better capacity and efficiency. It also supports 1024-QAM, which offers faster wireless connections. The router also offers a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps, which includes 574 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201 Mbps on the 5GHz band.

Inside the box, you get the RT-AX56U router, along with two removable antennas, the VIP Member Warranty notice, the quick start guide, an RJ-45 cable, and the power adapter. The router not only supports the MU-MIMO technology but also the OFDMA technique to efficiently allocate channels, which allows for efficient communication with multiple devices simultaneously.

On the front of the device, you get eight LEDs that show the status of connectivity. Now, this includes one LED each for power, 2.4G, 5G, and WAN. You also get four LEDs for LAN. At the back of the device, you get the power port, the power button, one RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT port for WAN, four RJ45 for Gigabits BaseT ports for LAN, one USB 2.0 port, and one USB 3.1 Gen 1. There is also a WPS Button and a Reset Button.

Under the hood, the RT-AX56U router is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, which is coupled with 256MB of storage and 512MB of RAM. Setting up the router is a walk in the park, using the ASUS Router app. In order to test the network performance of the router, we connected a laptop with the 5GHz network on an 80 MHz bandwidth channel.

At a 5 feet distance, the average speed of the connectivity was 809 Mbps, which at 15 feet was 604 Mbps. Even at a distance of 30 feet, the average speed of the router was 309 Mbps, which is great. Even when connected to the 2.4 GHz network, we experienced consistent network connectivity.

The router is priced at AED 449. If you are looking for an affordable and quality WiFi-6 router with lots of bells and whistles, the Asus AX1800 Dual Band RT-AX56U WiFi-6 Router would be the one. The Asus AX1800 Dual Band RT-AX56U WiFi-6 Router is thus highly recommended.

Price: AED 449

Asus AX1800 Dual Band RT-AX56U WiFi-6 Router AED 449
  • Final Rating
3.5

Summary

At a 5 feet distance, the average speed of the connectivity was 809 Mbps, which at 15 feet was 604 Mbps. Event at a distance of 30 feet, the average speed of the router was 309 Mbps, which is great. Even when connected to the 2.4 GHz network, we experienced consistent network connectivity.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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