New Asus RT-AC56U 802.11ac Gigabit DualBand Wireless Router

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  1. RTN

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    Asus RT-AC56U 802.11ac Gigabit DualBand Wireless Router

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    Next Gen Connectivity for Fastest USB 3.0 Sharing

    • Wireless-AC1200 2.4GHz & 5GHz concurrent dualband gigabit router
    • Up to 876Mbps + 300Mbps wireless transmission
    • Higt-Powered antenna 150% expanded signal coverage
    • Asus AiCloud service: access, stream, share, sync - all on the go
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqL4FXuEFKw

    http://forums.vr-zone.com/hardware-...networking-products-announced-ces-2013-a.html
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...-products-announced-@-ces-2013-a-4053089.html

    httр://campuslife.asus.com/index/10637/ces-2013-new-asus-networking-solutions/ :rolleyes:
    http://www.taiwanexcellence.org/index.php/awards/nowdt/content/3/1/102112AB-A040

    Asus RT-AC56U Firmware ASUSWRT version 3.0.0.4.330/332

    ftр://ftp.asus.com.tw/PUB/ASUS/wireless/ASUSWRT/RT-AC56U_3004_332.zip 23433 KB 29.01.2013

    ftр://ftp.asus.com.tw/PUB/ASUS/wireless/ASUSWRT/RT-AC56U_3004_330.zip 22560 KB 22.01.2013

    Linux kernel 2.6.36.4 (brcmarm) - CPU BCM4708 (1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core) :confused:

    Asus RT-AC56U BCM4708 + BCM4352 2 x 2 802.11ac 867Mbps (5GHz) + 300Mbps (2.4GHz)

    Asus USB-AC53 BCM43526 USB port 2 x 2 802.11ac 867Mbps (5GHz) + 300Mbps (2.4GHz)

    Asus PCE-AC66 BCM4360 PCI Express 3 x 3 802.11ac 1300Mbps (5GHz) + 450Mbps (2.4GHz)

    • BCM4360 supports PCIe interface and implements 3-stream 802.11ac specifications, and reaches speeds up to 1.3 Gbps.
    • BCM4352 supports PCIe interface; implement 2-stream 802.11ac specification to reach up to 867 Mbps.
    • BCM43526 supports USB interface; implement 2-stream 802.11ac specification to reach up to 867 Mbps.
    • BCM43516 supports USB and reaches speeds of up to 433 Mbps with its single stream 802.11ac implementation.
    http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s637241 :rolleyes: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wire...ed-up-socs-to-power-up-draft-80211ac-products ;)
     
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  3. Shikami

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    At least this is based on a kernel that doesn't have a soft IRQ issue, I do believe. Too bad it is not the recent dual core processor with uber acceleration. Nice to see PCIe 2.0 being utilized.
     
  4. RMerlin

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    Guess the cat is out of the bag now :) I first saw references to the RT-AC56U a few weeks ago in the GPL code.

    ARM based is interesting. That might explain why there's now an ARM directory on their new Asusware repo - at first I thought it was for a NAS.
     
  5. RTN

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    RT-AC67U 802.11ac DualBand Wireless-AC1900 Router

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    http://www.taiwanexcellence.org/index.php/awards/nowdt/content/6/1/102116AB-A040

    http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw/CH/download/1586061 :rolleyes:
     
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    Should it work with your version of the ASUS firmware ?

    GH
     
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    No. Totally different architecture. Even the CPU instruction set is different (ARM instead of MIPS). Do not even try to flash it!
     
  9. Sparxxx

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    Hmmm... so the RT-AC67U will be top of the line model?

    What are the main hardware changes compared to AC66U? Besides the looks :).
    Different CPU? Antenas etc?
     
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    Is this architecture the new direction for ASUS routers ?

    GH
     
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    The architecture change isn't a decision from Asus, but from the SoC maker (Broadcom), and for this particular SoC. So it depends on which SoC Asus chooses to use for a given router.
     
  12. AltF4

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    I wonder if it is going to run less hot?
    My AC66U is pretty hot to the touch.
     
  13. admiral2145

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    Does anyone have this router or can someone know if the usb 3.0 transfers at full speed? I currently have a 3tb external hdd usb 3.0 and it transfers around 16 megabytes a sec...

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    AFAIK that router isn't on the market yet.

    I highly doubt it will be able to push up to 4 Gbits/s off a USB disk, considering the CPU inside the router. Current USB 3.0 routers can barely hit 300-400 Mbits.
     
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    Its better than the 125 mbit i get from the ac router..

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    I'm talking about disk performance, not wireless throughput.
     
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    I get about 15 megabytes a sec to my external 3.0 3tb hdd...

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  18. RTN

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    Asus RT-AC50U/56U/67U

    Asus RT-AC56U Router Preview :D CES 2013 Day 0 - ASUS Networking Products (3:30)

    http://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AC56U :cool: http://www.hub.ru/wiki/Devices_ASUS_WL_Routers#RT-AC

    http://www.downloadmb.com/news/computer-utilities/system-utilities/asus-new-routers-13-gbps/ ;)
     
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    The RT-AC67U looks like the successor to the RT-AC66U. Would love to see how the ARM CPU handles itself compared to the current MIPS ones.
     
  20. maylyn

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    Exactly :D

    I'm going to keep pestering ASUS Singapore in return pester ASUS Taiwan HQ for one set of ASUS RT-AC56U for a early preview
     
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    Asus RT-AC68U

    RT─AC67U - ARM CortexA9 DualCore 1GHz :rolleyes:
    RT─AC68U - ARM CortexA9 DualCore 800MHz? :confused:

    http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=110&t=3297937&last=43094408 ;)
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/75025090-post25.html :cool:
     

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