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Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Quick Overview

• Great For Small Apartments
• Perfect For 4-6 Devices
• NEW! FlashRouter Privacy App Installed
• DD-WRT Upgraded
• Works With All ISPs & Supported VPNs
• Compatible Worldwide
• Protect From Manufacturer Vulnerabilities More Info

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Reg. Price $299.99

SALE PRICE $249.99

Reg. Price $299.99

SALE PRICE $249.99

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The Asus RT-AC56U is the latest addition to our line of powerful DD-WRT firmware-upgraded devices. Now you can purchase a brand new Asus FlashRouter VPN solution with blazing fast AC wireless speed and customized open source firmware installation at an amazing price.

A new and improved version of the Asus RT-N56U - its highly popular predecessor - the AC56U takes that design and ramps it up to next gen wireless capabilities with the addition of 802.11ac.

  • Premium Wireless Signal Clarity & Dual Band Coverage: Better quality audio and HD video streaming by design.
  • Upgraded Stability: No more constant resetting or rebooting.
  • Elimination of Asus firmware issues, bugs, security vulnerabilities, limitations, & quirks.
  • Advanced QoS: Manage & prioritize bandwidth/performance of services like Netflix, Skype, YouTube, or P2P.
  • Integrated Wireless Survey Page: View conflicting wireless networks in your area to tweak your network accordingly.
  • Complete VLAN Support: Create properly secured segmented networks.

NOW INCLUDES FlashRouters Router Privacy App!

Manually setting up a VPN service on a router has always been notoriously complicated, frustrating and unnecessarily confusing…. until NOW!

Introducing the FlashRouters Router Privacy App - the simple browser-based solution to connect a VPN service on a router. Just a couple clicks and secure your entire home network.

Developed by the DD-WRT & VPN experts at FlashRouters, the FlashRouters Router Privacy App integrates support for most top VPN services.

VPN Privacy Made Easy!

The FlashRouters Privacy App works just like an app for Android, Windows or Apple iOS except it’s located on your router. And there is no separate app to install.

However, when you connect to VPN with the FR App, it is not just your computer that you are securing, instead you are securing every device in your home at once. Simply enter your VPN login information, search for your preferred VPN server location, and click Connect to get started.

Premium FR Privacy App Features

  • Easily Manage VPN Devices and Names.
  • Select Setup For Each Device: VPN with Kill-Switch, VPN without Kill-Switch, or VPN-Bypass
  • App Update Alert Notifications - No need to update firmware to get new features.
  • Access DD-WRT FR App Settings via Direct URL.
  • VPN Server Search
  • Auto Connect to VPN on Startup
  • IP Checker
  • Global Kill Switch
  • Kill Switch By Device

In many cases you may not want your entire home network to tunnel through your router VPN connection, and so we have also built enhanced VPN management options in the FR Privacy App.

Auto Connect to VPN

Choose to start the router VPN connection as soon as you connect to the Internet. Reboot your router at any time and automatically restart your VPN connection.

VPN Server Search

Click the VPN server dropdown list and type in the name or country for your preferred servers to quickly find your desired location.

Global Kill Switch

Worried about IP Address and DNS leaking? Check The Global Kill Switch and the FlashRouter will block Internet access if the VPN connection is inactive. If you ever disconnect or lose connection to your VPN service, the Global Kill Switch will make sure that your ISP IP address does not leak. Checking the box will instantly activate Kill Switch on your FlashRouter.

More FR Privacy App Features

  • Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options.
  • Connection Failure Notifications
  • Built-in IP Address Checker & Security Icon
  • OpenVPN Connection Troubleshooting Logs - Copy or Download buttons
  • Setup VPN Rules by Host or Websites (does not apply to streaming services).
  • Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect
  • New VPN User Signup Button.
  • Full DD-WRT Settings/Features Accessible.
  • Optional Cert and Key Fields for VPN providers with additional requirements
  • Works with PPPoE

FlashRouter Privacy App Benefit Details

Instant VPN Support for All Connected Devices

Instead of setting up your VPN on one device at a time with different instructions for each device, you only need to setup VPN once.

Certain devices like streaming players, gaming systems, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices do not have native support for VPN client connections. These devices need security too, and with the FR Privacy App all devices that connect to your home network can now connect through your VPN service.

No More Device VPN Connection Limits

If your VPN provider limits the number of simultaneous connections to their service, you can use just 1 connection for a FlashRouter to cover ALL devices in your home with no device connection limit.

VPN On/Off Device Connection Management

By device management in the FR App Options tab to easily enable or disable VPN on any network device with the click of a button.

Advanced VPN Server Sorting By Load/Proximity

Instead of listing all servers in alphabetical order, we can create additional sorts for By Country views where users can select the least loaded or server closest to them geographically. This helps VPN providers to properly distribute the bandwidth load in real time across servers. (*For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Automatic VPN Server Updates

Get the latest server options and list within the FlashRouters Router Privacy App.(For Select Participating VPN Providers)

Mobile Optimized UI for Setup/Changing Options

App user interface is optimized to be viewed via mobile without need for a separate mobile app install.

Simple VPN Connection with Easy Reconnect

Once you establish a VPN connection within the FR App, select any other server from the dropdown list and click Reconnect to quickly update your location. No need to make any manual settings changes.

Auto Connect to VPN on Startup

Easy-to-use toggle setting that tells the FR App to start up the VPN network connection as soon as the router connects to the Internet.

Optional Cert and Key

If public certs and private keys are required for user or server authentication, then extra boxes will automatically appear on the main VPN connection page for users to input accordingly.

Benefits of Upgrading to a Wireless-AC Router

At FlashRouters, we take our time choosing our routers, finding the best performing models with the best possible specs. This way, you get the perfect device for your network as it grows and becomes increasingly reliant on a powerful Internet gateway to manage everything you throw at it.

The Asus RT-AC56U DD-WRT FlashRouter offers wireless speeds of up to 1200 Mbps (300 @ 2.4 GHz & 867 @ 5 Ghz), utilizing 4 internal high efficiency antennas.

Want better quality streaming from Netflix, Amazon Instant, PBS Kids, Crackle, and HBO Go? We can do that. Would you like to eliminate buffering on your Roku, Panasonic Smart TV, iPhone 6, AppleTV, and/or Boxee Box? Done. Want to rise above interference problems from neighbors with powerful routers? You've got it. Want VPN Client & Server Integration for OpenVPN or PPTP? No problem.

Want more insight into all DD-WRT firmware offers & how it differs from Tomato?

Review the basics of DD-WRT firmware or watch our DD-WRT info video:

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Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC1200 (300+900 Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports
2
Antenna Type:
Internal
Number of Antennas
4
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Broadcom
Processor Model:
BCM4708A0
Processor Speed
800 MHz
RAM (MB)
256
Flash Memory (MB)
128
Power Adapter
110v-240v ~50-60Hz
Volt Input
19V 1.75A
Brand
Asus
FCC ID:
MSQ-RTAC56U
Hardware Version
No
Product Condition
Recertified
Serial Port(s)
1
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, Router Stand
Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty
Choose VPN Service
None Required
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
RAM (MB)
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
FCC ID:
Warranty
Included Support Plan
Reviews
Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter Asus RT-AC87U AC2400 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $499.99

Sale price $379.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC2400 (600+1800Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 (1 3.0 & 1 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 1.75A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTAC87U
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 AC1900 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $399.99

Sale price $249.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC1900 (450+1450Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2 USB ( 1 x USB 3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0)
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Marvell
Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz (Dual Core)
RAM (MB): 512
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 12v 4.0A
FCC ID:: Q87-WRT1900ACS
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Reg. Price $299.99

Sale price $249.99

Firmware Upgrade: DD-WRT
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC1200 (300+900 Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2
Antenna Type:: Internal
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 800 MHz
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 1.75A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTAC56U
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Outstanding Customer Service review by Cindy on 11/2/2016
    Support
    Quality

    As always, thank you for the outstanding customer service. It is sincerely appreciated!

  2. I love Jake. review by Richard on 6/6/2016
    Quality
    Support

    I love Jake. This is what I wanted and expected. I run a business too. You got it sorted and you deserve the credit. Awesome! Thank you. Perfection.

  3. Very surprised how well it works review by Andreas on 11/12/2015
    Quality
    Support

    Overall I'm very happy with this purchase. I know my way around computers a little bit, but never was very good with networking and programming routers. I received my router the next day when I made my on-line order. It took me a whole 5 minutes to get the router up and running. It works well with my internet providers DSL router. I'm using IPvanish and I love how easy it is to change the IP address. The only negative thing about the router is the wireless connection, the range is okay but not the greatest. However the wireless speed is very fast.

  4. A Perfect Device review by Peter on 2/23/2015
    Quality
    Support

    The Asus RT-AC56U FlashRouter is a perfect device. Affordable, packed with awesome features and capabilities, and fantastic support to boot. I had some questions before putting this router into my setup, and the FlashRouters team was more than helpful in their answering. I definitely recommend using a FlashRouter.

  5. A Networking Wonder review by Mike G. on 2/16/2015
    Quality
    Support

    This router is a networking wonder at an affordable price. Packing an 800 MHz processor, this router offers the speed and performance of a beastly router within a price range I can afford. FlashRouters has made my streaming life much much easier.

  6. Affordable and Brilliant review by Noah on 1/13/2015
    Quality
    Support

    The Asus RT-AC56U is affordable and brilliant. For a router under $200, the add-ons of Wireless-AC, an 800 MHz processor, DD-WRT and VPN capabilities make for an offer that almost seems too good to be true, but it isn't. I have been pleasantly surprised with my FlashRouters experience. I recommend this process.

  7. True Safety For Any Setup review by Bill on 12/19/2014
    Quality
    Support

    For a long time, I have had issues with suspicious activity on my WiFi network. I have tried various methods to protect my network, none of which provided me with the level of security I am looking for. Using a DD-WRT router with a VPN has been a very successful method for creating a safe and encrypted network. The router performs very well, and I am able to sleep much better at night knowing my data is protected.

  8. Fantastic Router with an Easy Setup review by Francis on 11/11/2014
    Quality
    Support

    FlashRouters provides fantastic routers with a very easy setup. I am not a fan of the Asus firmware that routers like the AC56U come out of the box with. Buying this router from FlashRouters, I am able to use the fantastic DD-WRT firmware to integrate my HideMyAss VPN account. In itself, this is a life saver, as I can finally use HMA on my Roku. The router itself is also an amazing device, with Dual Band Wireless-AC and a powerful processor!

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • CUSTOM CONFIGURATION & SETUP GUIDE INCLUDED
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • WORLDWIDE SHIPPING VIA USPS & FEDEX
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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