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ASUS RT-N56U Dual Band Gigabit Wireless N Router Review - The Box and What's Inside

ASUS' RT-N56U has a new and artistic look, but can it perform as good as it looks?

| Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Feb 16, 2011 5:38 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%      Manufacturer: ASUS

Package and Contents

 

When you look at the packaging of the RT-N56U you will know right away that this product is a little different than the rest. You can see the difference in design along with the different packaging philosophy.

 

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All of the badges are located along the right side of the box with the majority being black and white unlike many that go for multi-colored menagerie. The background is a simple white which makes the image of the RT-N56U stand out even better.

 

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The back of the box is a little more informative and has several diagrams to show why the features available on the RT-N56U are better.

 

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The fare in the box is light; you do get a power cord, a flat Cat 5 cable (a very nice touch) and a stand. One item that I wish would show up in more home networking products is a second Cat 5 cable.

 

With the RT-N56U there is one glaring item that I wish ASUS would have included. Given the flat design of the RT-N56U, there should have been a wall mount for this. When I showed the RT-N56U to a few people all of them asked if it could be wall mounted.

 

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