Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
I think it's safe to say there's never been a home router that looks quite like the RT-N56U. The slim design and black diamond front panel make it both space saving and eye-catching. You can use the included stand to display it vertically as shown here...
...or let it rest horizontally. Personally, I like the vertical orientation because it gives a better view of the status indicator lights. Let's take a look at those.
From top to bottom we have indicators for USB, 5GHz, 2.4GHz, internet, and power. Notice the absence of LAN link LEDs – instead of on the front, they are found on the LAN ports themselves.
Moving to the side of the unit, we have a small port for the AC adapter at the bottom, with a WAN port and four LAN ports above it (also note the green and orange link/activity LEDs). Rounding out this area is a reset button and two USB ports for external storage and/or printers.