RT-AC56U

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Purchase

Amazon.ca N/a

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Availability

Since this product is advertised on Asus, this model is currently being manufactured.

However, since Amazon stopped selling it, I would think it is obsolete.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 2 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 866.6 mbps

Warning

This is classified as a “Low-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? To find out. If you have this model, and are running the latest firmware, contact us.

Download the latest firmware from asus.com

3.0.0.4.382.50624 (2018-06-01)

Security fixed

  • Fixed password stored in plain text (CVE-2017-15656). Special thanks for Blazej Adamczyk contribution.
  • Fixed web GUI authorization vulnerabilities.
  • Fixed Smart Sync Stored XSS vulnerabilities. Thanks to Guy Arazi’s contribution.
  • Fixed CVE-2018-5721 Stack-based buffer overflow.
  • Fixed XSS vulnerability. Thanks to Yonghui Han of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs.
  • Fixed CVE-2018-8877, CVE-2018-8878, CVE-2018-8879
  • Fixed plain text password vulnerability in lighthttpd
  • Fixed information disclosure vulnerability. Thanks to Haitan Xiang and Fand Wang.
  • Fixed CVE-2018-8826 remote code execution vulnerability. Thanks to Chris Wood.

Bug fixed

  • Improved system stability.
  • Modified Quick Internet Setup wizard process.
  • Main SSID and guest network can hide independently.
  • Modified the EULA for DDNS.
  • Added Privacy page in Advanced settings
  • Fixed IPv6 bugs
  • Modified USB 3.0 related strings.
  • Added more protection mechanism for OpenVPN account.

3.0.0.4.382.50010 (2018-01-25)

Security fixed

  • Fixed XSS vulnerability. Thanks for Joaquim’s contribution.
  • Fixed LAN RCE vulnerability. An independent security researcher has reported this vulnerability to Beyond Security’s SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program
  • Fixed remote code execution vulnerability. Thanks to David Maciejak of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs
  • Fixed Smart Sync Stored XSS vulnerabilities. Thanks to Guy Arazi’s contribution.
  • Fixed CVE-2018-5721 Stack-based buffer overflow.

Bug fixed

  • Fixed CTF related issues.
  • Fixed client icon modification issue when client name includes special characters.
  • Fixed network map abnormal response time issues.
  • Fixed client list issues.
  • Fixed AiCloud smart sync issues.