RP-AC56 as an AP?

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WirelessWonk

Occasional Visitor
https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/RP-AC56/

I just noticed this model appeared and the big feature for me is that it supports Roaming Assist which essentially kicks clients that have a weak signal. Until now I had only seen this feature in the higher end router line.

If the RP-AC56 has good speeds and range in AP mode it seems like an ideal AP to cover more of my house... I currently have a Netgear EX6100 upstairs but because devices stick to it I think it does more harm than good in my network, I also keep it on a separate SSID because of this so clients can be manually forced off it.

Anyone tried this out? I can only find reviews that cover its wireless extending performance and media feature... I would love to see a review of it as a wired AP.
 

TheManFromUncle

Regular Contributor
I've never tried that router, although I am interested in it. More than likely RA is disable when you put the router in AP mode.
 

rototiller

Regular Contributor
WirelessWonk, I've communicated w/ someone here that had the rp-ac56 & had all sorts of problems w/ them. I think Asus put those on the market to have us be paying beta testers for them. I don't think those rp-56s are ready for prime time yet.
 

connorm

Senior Member
I looked into these myself and found very bad experience and reviews believe it uses a mediatek 5ghz chip and its super shirt
 

kvic

Part of the Furniture
I looked into these myself and found very bad experience and reviews believe it uses a mediatek 5ghz chip and its super shirt

The MediaTek SoC in RP-AC56 is actually damn good - a sibling to the one used in your ER-X :D
 

connorm

Senior Member

WirelessWonk

Occasional Visitor
Well this thread is discouraging. I wonder if the North American release is any better.

I am primarily interested in a low cost AC class AP that has roaming assist if anyone has suggestions.
 

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