ASUS RT-AX56U is a 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi router that provides 80MHz bandwidth and 1024-QAM for dramatically faster wireless connections. With a total networking speed of about 1800Mbps — 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1201Mbps on the 5GHz band — RT-AX56U is 1.5X faster than 802.11ac 2×2 dual-band routers.
Next-Gen WiFi 6 Standard
Ultra-fast WiFi Speed
NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology
Compatible with ASUS AiMesh Wi Fi system
About the ASUS RT-AX56U WiFi 6 Router
Built for Multi-device Households
With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides up to 4X greater network capacity and efficiency in traffic-dense environments. Previous-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi can only handle one device at a time on each network channel, which is an inefficient use of available bandwidth. OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard divides each channel into small sub-channels, allowing signals from multiple devices* to be bundled together and transmitted simultaneously, reducing latency for a smoother, more responsive Wi-Fi experience.
With the latest 802.11ax WiFi standard featuring OFDMA technology, ASUS RT-AX56U provides increased WiFi signal range and better coverage by dividing each channel into smaller sub-channels. These sub-channels have a smaller bandwidth that enables them to travel up to 80% farther1, resulting in a better WiFi connection throughout your home*.
ASUS RT-AX56U has lifetime free AiProtection Pro, powered by Trend Micro with automatic, regularly updated security signatures to protect your devices and personal data from internet threats. This strong security offers advanced parental controls, including the ability to block specific websites and mobile app types.
Target Wake Time (TWT) allows ASUS RT-AX56U to schedule designated intervals for devices to transmit data. This allows them to sleep when there is no need to wait for a router signal, reducing power consumption by up to 7X for significantly improved battery life.
In most cases, your RT-AX56U can deliver smooth, reliable Wi-Fi to every part of your home. But Wi-Fi coverage can be affected by many factors — room layout, construction materials, and even furnishings. ASUS AiMesh is an innovative new router feature that fixes these problems: it creates a whole-home Wi-Fi network using multiple ASUS routers. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. AiMesh is Wi-Fi you can rely on — for all your devices, all the time!
VPN Client L2TP VPN Client OVPN VPN Client PPTP VPN Server IPSec VPN Server OVPN VPN Server PPTP
AiProtection Guest Network Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2-Personal Parental Control Wi-Fi Encryption : Open system, WPA/WPA2/WPA3-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
1 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for WAN 1 x USB 2.0 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 4 x RJ45 for 10/100/1000 BaseT for LAN
Max. Wired Transfer Speed
2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Max. Wireless Transfer Speed
Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi IPv4 IPv6 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)