Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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ASUS RT-N56U ROUTER INTRODUCTION
Routers have become an important addition to the modern home network. These days, most households not only have multiple pc's, but internet connected game consoles, multimedia players and televisions that all rely on a router for internet access. While the feature sets of home routers have evolved quite a bit, the styling has generally remained the same - a simple square, rectangular, or saucer shaped device with some antennas coming out of it. Many modern routers feature internal antennas that cut down on the overall footprint, but oftentimes they are just as unexciting to look at.
The boring looking box we all have sitting on our desks is about to get a stylish makeover from Asus. The RT-N56U not only sports some of the most unique styling to ever grace a router, it also provides an impressive set of features. Let's take it for a spin and see if it's a winning combination of form and function.
ASUS CORPORATE PROFILE
ASUS, a technology-oriented company with a global staff of more than ten thousand and blessed with one of the world's top R&D teams, is renowned for high-quality products and cutting-edge innovation. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium.
ASUS has an unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, a fact borne out by its corporate slogan—"Inspiring Innovation • Persistent Perfection"—and the numerous media, industry and governmental accolades it receives every year. In 2008, ASUS won 3,056 awards—receiving over 8 awards on average every day. The company's revenue for the same year was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars, and it topped the IT Hardware Category of the annual league table of Taiwan's Top 10 Global Brands with a brand value of 1.324 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS also ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years.