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Asus RT-N56U and RT-N76U

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by occamsrazor, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Some specs (from what I can gather) on Asus RT-N56U (Ralink, dual-band, 128mb/8mb) and RT-N76U (Broadcom, dual-band, 128mb/32mb):

    http://infodepot.wikia.com/wiki/Asus_RT-N56U
    http://infodepot.wikia.com/wiki/Asus_RT-N76U
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=ik8J7ZTvg1uktpab
    https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Asus_routers
    http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=508349
    http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=25043

    Some more links:

    http://www.slashgear.com/asus-rt-n5...-n76u-rt-n13u-ap-n13m-hit-cebit-2010-0476687/
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2010/12/06/Asus-RT-N56U/p1

    Any thoughts for future Tomato compatibility? Looks to me like the RT-N76U could be a very nice router...

    (Edit) Further searching indicates the RT-N56U is starting to become available, but I can't see any sign of the RT-N76U in the real world...
     

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  2. maurer

    maurer LI Guru Member

    Asus RT-N56U is Ralink based - so no chance to see tomato there any time soon...maybe never
     
  3. fubdap

    fubdap Addicted to LI Member

    It looks like the difference between RT-N16 and RT-N76U is the dual band. Asus should have added dual band to the RT-N16. One way to encourage existing owners of RT-N16 to buy RT-N76U is to give them some kind of a customer loyalty discount.

     
  4. ladysman

    ladysman LI Guru Member

    Me want dual band.

    I agree, a loyalty discount would be great, I own 3. :biggrin:
     
  5. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Nice idea, but I think you guys are dreaming :) :)
    I'll be happy if the thing actually becomes available and ceases to be vaporware... it was announced back at CeBIT in March 2010.
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    They did. This is it!

    I would imagine it is essentially the RT-N16 with the extra wireless components for 5GHz. Not much extra to add on, really. The rest of it is just dual-band firmware, and we know that is available. I imagine the 56U is getting the marketing priority because of the gimmicky box.
     

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