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    Arrow Asus RT-AC56U & RT-AC68U 802.11ac Gigabit DualBand Wireless Router

    Asus RT-AC56U 802.11ac Gigabit DualBand Wireless Router



    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


    Network Standard
    • IEEE 802.11ac: up to 876 Mbps
    • IEEE 802.11n: up to 300 Mbps

    Antenna
    • Bould-in antenna x 2

    Ethernet Ports
    • WAN x 1,LAN x 4,RJ45 for 10/100/1000 Base T

    USB Ports
    • USB 3.0 x 1,USB 2.0 x 1

    USB Applications
    • AiCloud, Download master, AiDisk, FTP Sharing, Samba Server,
    • DLNA Media server, Printer Sharing, 3G/4G Sharing

    Encryption
    • 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK,
    • WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise

    Dimensions
    • 147 x 205 x 66 mm (WxDxH)

    htt://campuslife.asus.com/index/10637/ces-2013-new-asus-networking-solutions/

    http://www.taiwanexcellence.org/inde.../102112AB-A040
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    Asus RT-AC56U

    Asus RT-AC56U Firmware ASUSWRT version 3.0.0.4.330/332

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

    ft://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)

    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 http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wirel...211ac-products
    Last edited by Omega; 11-02-2013 at 00:47. Reason: fixed

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    Asus RT-AC67U 802.11ac DualBand Wireless-AC1900 Router


    http://www.taiwanexcellence.org/inde.../102116AB-A040 RT-AC67U

    http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw/CH/download/1586061

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    405 華碩電腦股份有限公司 DualBand Wireless-N900 USB Network Adapter USB-N66
    406 華碩電腦股份有限公司 802.11ac DualBand Wireless-AC1900 Router RT-AC67U
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    410 華碩電腦股份有限公司 DualBand Wireless-AC1200 USB Network Adapter USB-AC53
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    Arrow ASUS RT-AC56U Router Preview

    ASUS RT-AC56U Router Preview

    This AC does more than cool you down, it speeds you up. Weve seen many of the 802.11ac
    products ASUS currently has on offer, and soon this new addition will be joining the family.


    This is the RT-AC56U, a mid-upper range networking device thats loaded with goodies to make
    the most of the latest in Wi-Fi. Just to recap quickly, 802.11ac takes over from 802.11n as the
    fastest and most powered Wi-Fi standard. You can check out the official protocols on the IEEE site.
    And get excited about the RT-AC56U

    The RT-AC56U is quite the looker, maintaining the black diamond design previous performance
    routers from ASUS showcased. Of course, the antennas are internal, which means a sleeker
    device, less interference and, in my case, nothing for headphone cables to get snared on,
    reducing the likelihood of mishaps.



    In terms of speed, the RT-AC56U has two bands (2.4GHz/5GHz) that concurrently top at 1167Mbit/s.
    While not the fastest in the ASUS networking arsenal, this is more than enough to cover you even
    if youre on a rare true Gigabit connection. Inside we find a fifth generation Broadcom chipset that
    is at the heart of 802.11ac optimisation.

    You can see quite clearly that the RT-AC56U has both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, so connect away:
    printers, external storage, even 3G/4G adapters. This is more than a router, it can easily become
    a server to share resources, something ASUS networking products are very keen on doing.



    The internal antennas are supported by ASUS AiRadar signal amplification and shaping technology,
    which weve talked about before as well. This nifty touch has an intelligent algorithm built into the
    CPU that modulates signal power based on how many devices you have paired with the RT-AC56U,
    how far each one is, how much bandwidth each requires at any given time, and what letter of the
    alphabet the device name starts with. Just kidding about that last one. On a serious note, ASUS
    engineers tell me in real world test conditions AiRadar can extend Wi-Fi coverage 150% compared
    to an exactly-specced router that doesnt have it, though of course your results may vary.



    Naturally, the ASUS AiCloud app is bundled and supported, so you can use your iOS and Android
    devices to access the RT-AC56U from pretty much anywhere, share stuff from external storage
    hooked to it with other people. You can also access, stream, upload, and download content, but
    remember you do need external storage for this thats why the USB ports come in so handy.



    The RT-AC56U should be launching in the very near future, with more details forthcoming.
    Well keep you posted, so watch this space and our Twitter feed!
    htt://www.techinstyle.tv/20131230254/products/networks/asus-rt-ac56u-router-preview/

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    Asus RT-AC67U - CES 2013 Day 0 - ASUS Networking Products (3:30)

    Asus new routers for wireless network 802.11ac up to 1.3 Gbps.

    Faster wireless networks comes when Asus updates the range routers.
    There are three new models of 802.11n and 802.11ac.

    1: Asus RT-AC67U and delivers support for 802.11n 450 Mbps and 802.11ac for up to 1.3 Gbps.
    2: Asus RT-AC56U with 300 Mbps 802.11n and 802.11ac up to 900 Mbps.
    3: Asus RT-AC50U for 300 and 450 Mbps.

    The new routers come with built-in switch for Gigabit Ethernet (4 +1 ports)
    and supports the Asus cloud service, AI Cloud. Coming in July or September.
    http://www.downloadmb.com/news/compu...uters-13-gbps/

    http://www.hub.ru/wiki/Devices_ASUS_WL_Routers#RT-AC

    In terms of speed, the RT-AC56U has two bands (2.4GHz/5GHz) that concurrently top at 1167Mbit/s.
    While not the fastest in the ASUS networking arsenal, this is more than enough to cover you even if youre on a rare true Gigabit connection.
    Inside we find a fifth generation Broadcom chipset that is at the heart of 802.11ac optimisation.

    You can see quite clearly that the RT-AC56U has both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, so connect away: printers, external storage, even 3G/4G adapters.
    This is more than a router, it can easily become a server to share resources, something ASUS networking products are very keen on doing.
    Asus RT-AC56U Router Preview http://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-AC56U

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    Asus USB-AC56

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    Thumbs up Asus RT-AC56U & RT-AC68U

    Asus RT-AC56U:
    Company: ASUSTeK Computer Inc
    Product: Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
    Model/SKU #: RT-AC56U/
    Category: Access Point for Home or Small Office (Wireless Router)
    Code:
     Tested             Dual-Band
     Spatial           Concurrent
     Streams         2.4GHz | 5.0GHz
    _________________________________
    
    Transmit           2    |   2
    Receive            2    |   2


    http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA19392

    Asus RT-AC68U:
    Company: ASUSTeK Computer Inc
    Product: Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
    Model/SKU #: RT-AC68U/RT-AC68R
    Category: Access Point for Home or Small Office (Wireless Router)
    Code:
     Tested             Dual-Band
     Spatial           Concurrent
     Streams         2.4GHz | 5.0GHz
    _________________________________
    
    Transmit           3    |   3
    Receive            3    |   3


    http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_...p?cid=WFA19421

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    Asus RT-AC56U

    Asus RT-AC56U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router

    • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you concurrent dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz at up to super-fast 1167Mbps
    • ASUS AiCloud app included! Sync, share, and stream your files on the go
    • AiRadar optimizes signal strength in any direction with 150% greater coverage
    • USB 3.0 plus USB 2.0 ports for file, 3G/4G, and printer sharing
    • ASUSWRT dashboard UI enables 30-sec easy setup with sleek network monitoring and control

    https://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC56U/




    Specifications
    Processor and memory: ARM dual-core Cortex A9 800MHz 4000 DMIPS / Flash 128MB / RAM 256MB DDR3

    Ports: 1 x Gigabit WAN / 4 x Gigabit LAN / 1 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0
    (for 3G/4G and storage sharing, SAMBA, FTP, and printer server functionality)

    Antennas: 4 x Dockon high-efficiency ccompound CPL antennas (two for 2.4GHz and two for 5GHz)

    Operating frequency: 2.4GHz and 5GHz (concurrent)

    Max data rates:

    802.11b: 11Mbps
    802.11a/g: 54Mbps
    802.11n: 300Mbps
    802.11ac: 867Mbps

    Output power:

    2.4GHz: 22dBm (802.11b), 19dBm-22dBm (802.11g/802.11n)
    5GHz: 18Bm-21dBm (802.11a/802.11n)

    Buttons: WPS, Wi-Fi on/off

    Operating system compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/W7/W8/ Mac OS 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7

    Encryption: 64-bit/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-TKIP/AES, WPA/WPA2-PSK

    Dimensions and weight: 147mm x 205mm x 66mm / 406g
    http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/asus_rt_ac56u_dual_c1200_router.html
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    Asus RT-AC68U

    Asus RT-AC68U 802.11ac DualBand Wireless AC1900 Gigabit Router





    Factory default setting:
    (a) http://router.asus.com
    (b) User name: admin / Password: admin
    (c) 2.4GHz SSID: ASUS / 5GHz SSID: ASUS_5G

    Guide to RT-AC68U duttons:
    (a) WPS button:
    (b) Reset button:
    (c) Wi-Fi on/of fbutton:
    (d) LED on/off button:
    http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/sh...?t=9878&page=4

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    So is this an ARM cpu powered router Omega?

    Dunno about Asus going ARM.
    It's not like if MIPS doesn't have any multi core designs. In fact I believe they had one before ARM, a proper multi core design, not multi cpu on a chip.

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    Thumbs up Asus RT-AC56U - Overclocking ARM CPU

    HOW TO OVERCLOCK RT-AC56U

    1. Navigate to http://192.168.1.1/Tools_RunCmd.asp

    2. OverClock: run in the cmd window, copy paste/enter:
    Code:
    nvram set clkfreq=1200,800
    nvram commit && reboot
    - this will set CPU clock to 1200MHz and memory to 800 (for comparison - the stock is 800/533)

    Stock:
    Code:
    nvram set clkfreq=800,533
    nvram commit && reboot
    Warning: your router may hang at this point. Let it stay for couple minutes, if it does not come back, power cycle.
    If you cannot get the router back after power cycling, follow to restore procedure outlined above.

    3. After successful reboot, you can check the clocks in the UI: http://192.168.1.1/Tools_Sysinfo.asp
    Code:
    # CPU
    
    CPU Model 	ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)  -  (Cores: 2)
    CPU Frequency 	1200 MHz
    CPU Load Average (1, 5, 15 mins) 	0.09,  0.07,  0.05
    
    # cat /proc/cpuinfo
    
    Processor	: ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    processor	: 0
    BogoMIPS	: 2398.61
    
    processor	: 1
    BogoMIPS	: 2398.61
    
    Features	: swp half thumb fastmult edsp 
    CPU implementer	: 0x41
    CPU architecture: 7
    CPU variant	: 0x3
    CPU part	: 0xc09
    CPU revision	: 0
    
    Hardware	: Northstar Prototype
    Revision	: 0000
    Serial		: 0000000000000000
    4. openssl speed:
    Code:
    # openssl speed aes-256-cbc
    
    Doing aes-256 cbc for 3s on 16 size blocks: 5298660 aes-256 cbc's in 2.98s
    Doing aes-256 cbc for 3s on 64 size blocks: 1473282 aes-256 cbc's in 3.01s
    Doing aes-256 cbc for 3s on 256 size blocks: 380765 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
    Doing aes-256 cbc for 3s on 1024 size blocks: 95997 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
    Doing aes-256 cbc for 3s on 8192 size blocks: 12042 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
    
    OpenSSL 1.0.0j 10 May 2012 built on: Sat Aug 24 22:13:38 EDT 2013
    options:bn(64,32) rc4(ptr,char) des(idx,cisc,16,long) aes(partial) idea(int) blowfish(ptr) 
    compiler: arm-brcm-linux-uclibcgnueabi-gcc -fPIC -DOPENSSL_PIC -DOPENSSL_THREADS -D_REENTRANT -DDSO_DLFCN -DHAVE_DLFCN_H -ffunction
    -sections -fdata-sections -DTERMIO -O3 -Wall -DOPENSSL_BN_ASM_MONT -DSHA1_ASM -DSHA256_ASM -DSHA512_ASM -DAES_ASM -DGHASH_ASM
    
    The 'numbers' are in 1000s of bytes per second processed.
    type             16 bytes     64 bytes     256 bytes    1024 bytes   8192 bytes
    aes-256 cbc      28449.18k    31325.60k    32491.95k    32766.98k    32882.69k
    5. Temperature check: go back to http://192.168.1.1/Tools_RunCmd.asp
    Code:
    # cat /proc/dmu/temperature
    I am seeing 58 degrees (that's with the cooling) BCM4708A is officially rated for 1000 MHz, so ASUS seems to deliberately
    underclocking it for AC56U at 800MHz; my guess is that they are keeping full clocks for AC68
    Code:
    nvram set clkfreq=1000,667
    nvram commit && reboot
    So far I cannot find clear guidance on what are the safe temperatures for the CPU
    You just re-affirmed my suspicion - your router is simply overheating (at 80 degrees).
    AC56U does not have internal fan, so the only hope convection cooling (right, with those tiny holes) or add-on cooling.

    My suggestion: if you can, remove the rear cover (no one sees it in the closet anyway, right?) and you can use standard 80mm
    case fan just standing few inch away from the router connected to 5-7 volt DC power source (does not have to be USB).
    Lower than 12V power will reduce the RPM and noise while still providing sufficient cooling.

    Before any overclocking, try to cool off your router to sub-60 and measure performance with VPN on - see if there is any improvement...

    6. Memory: used in Asus RT-AC56U - 256 MB (ESMT M15F2G16128A) which is according to M15F2G16128A.pdf
    is DDR3 capable of 667/800Mhz! I am going to try 667MHz now. so I applied 1200,667 and... it still works!

    The memory in the router is rated for 667 at CL9 or 800 at CL11. Honestly I do not know which one would be more beneficial,
    BUT definitely 667 is a lot better than stock 533... and for any real performance difference, we should compare stock memory
    speed with maximum - that should yield something.

    I would not go anywhere beyond 800 - this is not a PC, and I cannot increase any voltages... Let me try to set 800MHz... and it booted!!!!

    7. VPN: So I measure the internet speed using 200Mb file download at testmy.net and this is highest ever on VPN: 22.5 Mbps
    Turning VPN off, the same site: 24.5 Mbps This is, ladies and gentlemen, reason I overclock
    http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/sh...ad.php?t=12578
    Last edited by Omega; 04-09-2013 at 08:36. Reason: fixed

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    The RT-AC68U has kernel 2.6.36
    Default kernel coniguration has CONFIG_EXT4_FS=m
    Perhaps I will be able to mount my 4TB EXT4 formatted drive directly

    edit:
    CONFIG_LBDAF=y
    Seems like Asus starts to understand what I want in a router
    Last edited by wpte; 14-10-2013 at 14:53.

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