Asus RT-N56U released and available!

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Masterman
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 23:46    Post subject: Asus RT-N56U released and available! Reply with quote
Specs obtained from http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?p=216064


Model: RT-N56U
CPU: RT3662F 500MHz RaLink HW_NAT
Switch: RTL8367M 1Gb Realtek
Wlan: 802.11 a/b/g/n (SoC) DualBand
RAM: 128MB DDR 32bit
Flash: 8 MB
USB: 2 x 2.0



http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ik8J7ZTvg1uktpab

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 20:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Newegg has them down to $130:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 17:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
MWave has'em for $120.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
interesting unit but the cpu is not supported by us now. we need donated hw for the port.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/community/donations

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 17:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
My current router broke and I am seriously thinking about getting this router because it looks so cool. But I have to have Linux firmware...what are the chances that firmware will be ported to it sooner or later?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 17:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Deesnt Asus products usually fail fast ?!
I never had an Asus product to last more than 3 months Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
SecurityFreak wrote:
Deesnt Asus products usually fail fast ?!
I never had an Asus product to last more than 3 months Smile


Dude I have been using Asus routers since 2007.
4x 520gU, 6x N12 and 2x N16

One of them in a very hostile environment for IT equipment.

All of them are working like the first day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
I ve had DVD rom/writers from ASUS that died after 2-3 months and when i RMA-ed them i ve end up with getting back used/repaired ones Smile (but not the ones i ve send them).

Are the routers made in some 3-rd party factory?
I simply don t trust Asus quality by default seeing friends with motherboard dieing fast or arriving DOA and so on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 15:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had a motherboard from Asus where parts died out on it after a year. After 3 years the motherboard died completely. Ya, I agree about Asus quality is bad. But that router is so cool looking I'm willing to take a chance...of couse..if in the future sooner or later there would be dd-wrt firmware ported to it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:15    Post subject: ASUS RT-N56U Reply with quote
SecurityFreak wrote:
Deesnt Asus products usually fail fast ?!
I never had an Asus product to last more than 3 months Smile

My ASUS wl-500g p v1 router is doing fine for more than 2 1/2 years now. But this is not the right thread to discuss quality issues of ASUS mainboards etc.

If anyone has a hint for alternative (DD-WRT / Linux) Firmware for the ASUS RT-N56U: I'm interested to know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 18:17    Post subject: Got RT-N56U installed this week... Reply with quote
Using it at home now. So far the N56U looks great and works well. 2.4GHz range better on stock firmware than my DD-WRT Linksys 610N V1 (which I needed to up the power on to reach the 2nd floor from the router in the basement). Likewise, 5GHz 802.11n now works reliably on the 2nd floor as well - never seen this with the 610N.

As for the stock firmware, looks like it's running Linux 2.6.21 (see log info below). When a device runs Linux, isn't it supposed to release the source code as part of the GPL?


------------- LOG DUMP -------------
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: klogd started: BusyBox v1.12.1 (2010-12-06 09:58:10 CST)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Linux version 2.6.21 (root@F13) (gcc version 3.4.2) #2274 Tue Dec 7 16:40:44 CST 2010
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel:
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: The CPU feqenuce set to 500 MHz
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: CPU revision is: 0001974c
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Determined physical RAM map:
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: memory: 08000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: On node 0 totalpages: 32768
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: DMA zone: 256 pages used for memmap
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: DMA zone: 32512 pages, LIFO batch:7
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Normal zone: 0 pages used for memmap
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 32512
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Kernel command line: console=ttyS1,57600n8 root=/dev/ram0
Jan 1 00:00:07 Jan 1 00:00:0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Primary instruction cache 64kB, physically tagged, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Synthesized TLB refill handler (20 instructions).
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (31 instructions).
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: cause = 40808000, status = 11000000
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 2048 bytes)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: calculating r4koff... 001e8480(2000000)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: CPU frequency 500.00 MHz
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Using 250.000 MHz high precision timer.
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Jan 1 00:00:07 Jan
Jan 1 00:00:07 00:00:07 kernel: Memory: 121216k/131072k available (2499k kernel code, 9820k reserved, 753k data, 5264k init, 0k highmem)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Calibrating delay loop... 249.34 BogoMIPS (lpj=498688)
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 16
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: RALINK_PCI_PCICFG_ADDR = 0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel:
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: *************** Ralink PCIe RC mode *************
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: registering PCI controller with io_map_base unset
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: 2->[1][0][0][30]=0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: 5->[1][0][0][30]=fffffffe
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: 2->[1][0][0][30]=0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: 5->[1][0][0][30]=0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:00.0
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: IO window: disabled.
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: MEM window: 20000000-200fffff
Jan 1 00:00:07 kernel: PREF
Jan 1 00:00:07 TCH window: disabled.
Archimago
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 18:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.hardwarezone.com.sg/product-guide/view/95851/review/96489

Check out the review. Conclusion page seems upbeat on 3rd party firmwares as they "confirm" it's an open platform?
cem_sg
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,
also just bought it today but I fail to set it up. When I plug in the power cord 5G and poer led light up blink blink for a while and then all is off. Also none of ther LAN port LEDs light up. I have tried with all my devices incl. modem but I can't access it, nor via switch nor via direct connection to my MAC (which seems not well supported, utilities is only for windows). I also tried different cables like included one and cat5.

Anyone can give me a hint ?

Thanks.

EDIT: went to the shop and exchanged the device, I was able to set it up, still tryin to find my way in the jungles aif setup...
Darryl
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
interesting unit but the cpu is not supported by us now. we need donated hw for the port.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/community/donations


I will be donating my RT-N56U.
If only to prevent people from having to endure continuous exposure to the default firmware.
wats6831
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 22:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
hmmm shiny.........I want.

Hopefully DD_WRT on this hardware polishes it up and doesn't go the way of the WNDR3700.
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