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Quick Overview

•  Wireless-AC1200 Mbps
•  800 MHz Broadcom Processor
•  OpenVPN & PPTP Router
•  Tomato Shibby Firmware Installed 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 Tomato firmware-upgraded devices. Now you can purchase a brand new Asus FlashRouter VPN solution with blazing fast AC wireless speed, and a customized open source firmware installation - all for under $250!

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

Also included with the AC56U is a supercharged 800 MHz Broadcom processor, one of the best Asus router processors with Tomato support. Processing is the key to high-performance routing, and this one has room to burn and grow as streaming video demands become increasingly more intensive.

FlashRouters Easy Setup

Using a FlashRouter is probably the easiest router setup you’ll ever experience!

Our expert technicians implement our router configuration, which allows the router to be immediately plugged in for Internet use as soon as it comes out of the box. Use your FlashRouter as your sole router or in our popular Dual Router configuration, which allows you to have two simultaneous but segmented networks. Among the benefits of the Dual Router configuration is the increased security that a separate VPN router provides, and it negates the need for advanced setup hassles.

  • Installation: No CDs, installations, or questions that you don’t want to answer.
  • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments. Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!
     
  • Top-Notch Tech Support: On top of the best router, get the best dedicated Tomato support team for 3 free Months or upgrade to a full year. For more information on our support coverage, check out the Support tab.

  • Best Tomato Firmware Pre-Installed: Arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable Tomato firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.

RT-AC56U Tomato VPN Support

For VPN users, having a large processor is an imperative component, as it makes the constant encryption and decryption the router will perform in the process that much quicker. The better the processor, the faster the VPN encrypted information can get to you.

Adding Tomato allows for VPN service integration with PPTP for just about any provider as well as OpenVPN for most providers. Tomato firmware is currently the preferred method of connecting via OpenVPN for its improved stability and functionality over DD-WRT 

For more information on VPN service support, review the VPN Service Tab for supported services and protocols for the Asus RT-AC56U Tomato FlashRouter.

Tomato Shibby Dual Gateway Support

Looking to put your Tomato router in two virtual locations at once? Pick and choose which devices in your home you would like to have sent through the router's VPN connection with ease. If you want a device to bypass the VPN connection, this can now be done from within the Tomato firmware settings.

Additionally, with new Tomato ARM builds, you can set specific websites to go through VPN, while any other websites you visit will connect through your local ISP IP address. For example, if you would like for Netflix.com to go through VPN, while other sites stay through your local ISP, you can simply make a list of website to tunnel through VPN and click Save, all thanks to these new Tomato builds.

Worried about setting up static routes for devices or websites to go through VPN? FlashRouters support team now covers these features with the purchase of any Tomato ARM firmware-based router.

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

Review the basics of Tomato firmware or watch our Tomato info video:

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Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
Tomato
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
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 +
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Reg. Price $499.99

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Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Tri-Band (2.4/ 5/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: AC3200 (600+1300+1300 Mbps)
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: 6
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz)
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 128
Volt Input: 19V 2.4A
FCC ID:: MSQ- RT0M00
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 Tomato FlashRouter Asus RT-AC56U AC1200 Tomato FlashRouter

Reg. Price $299.99

Sale price $249.99

Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
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 +
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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.
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  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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