Asus DSL-AC56U 802.11ac Dual Band VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

Asus DSL-AC56U

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R 3,149

List Price R 3,499


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Shipped in 5 to 7 working days

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

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Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?

We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect on the same working day if your payment has been authorised and you collect before 5pm.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.

If this is all too confusing, call us on 087 362 8000 or send an e-mail to One of our friendly employees will get back to you pronto.

Eligible for Cash on Delivery. Learn more

What does this mean?

You can pay for this item with cash when your driver delivers your goods.

How does it work?

Select Cash On Delivery (COD) as your payment option when you checkout. Have the exact amount of cash ready for our friendly delivery driver when he arrives.

Is COD available on every order?

No. We don’t offer COD for:

  • Digital products (e.g. eBooks, gift vouchers or airtime)
  • Customised products (e.g. a sports shirt printed with a personalised name)
  • Orders totalling R5,000 or more
  • Orders being collected from our warehouse
  • Delivery addresses falling outside of our Mr D. Courier area

  • If your order is eligible for COD, it will be displayed as a payment option for you at checkout.

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    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 days. Learn more

    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

    Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

    Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

    The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

    When does this policy not apply?

    If the item is:
    • older than 30 days
    • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
    • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
    • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
    • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
    • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
    • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
    • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
    • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

    Find out more about Exchanges & Returns

    DSL-AC56U 802.11ac Dual-Band VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

    - Concurrent Dual Band: 867Mbps on 5GHz and 300Mbps on 2.4GHz
    - Two WAN ports for DSL and Ethernet offer double the choice – wireless router or DSL modem
    - Compatible with VDSL2, ADSL2/2+, ADSL, fiber and cable services for complete future-proofing
    - Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast and reliable internet performance
    - Dual multi-purpose USB ports support file sharing, printer sharing, media streaming and 3G/4G support
    - VDSL/ADSL WAN multi service for IPTV support
    - PPTP VPN server and VPN client support
    - Download Master and enhanced media server let you download and stream anywhere
    - ASUS AiCloud lets you access, sync, share and stream data anywhere

    Future-proofed versatility with 802.11ac wireless speeds:
    The ASUS DSL-AC56U is a ADSL/VDSL 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi modem router, with combined dual-band data rates of up to 1167Mbps. On the 5GHz band, 802.11ac gives 867Mbps wireless data rates, while 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance supports 300Mbps. Compatible with ADSL2/2+, ADSL, VDSL2, fiber and cable services, the top specification completes future-proofing.
    ASUS AiRadar enhances the Wi-Fi stability and improves coverage up to 150%*. Most importantly, the universal beamforming not only works on 802.11ac clients, but also 802.11a/b/g/n clients. Equipped with powerful hardware NAT acceleration and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, the DSL-AC56U gives you full Gigabit internet performance, with a WAN-to-LAN throughput performance of over 900 Mbps.
    Two USB 2.0 ports allow the DSL-AC56U to share printers and scanners over a network, and it can also operate as high-speed NAS (Network Attached Storage) device when external storage is connected. 
    The easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical user interface unlocks the power of DSL-AC52U giving robust control to optimize your network for you. 30-second setup and easy traffic management means even network newbies can enjoy its sophisticated features, while power users will love its IPv6 support, multiple wireless SSIDs and encrypted VPN access.

    Total flexibility with DSL, Ethernet or 3G/4G LTE Internet connections:
    DSL-AC56U has multiple ways to connect to the Internet, with a choice of DSL, Ethernet or 3G/4G LTE*. You can use DSL-AC56U as a DSL modem Wi-Fi router or a standalone Wi-Fi router according to your needs. And with the ability to switch instantly between connections if one fails (and switch back again when it’s fixed) or combine multiple connections for more bandwidth, it’s perfect for reliable, always-on internet connectivity. *Requires compatible USB dongle

    Gigabit Internet browsing with hardware NAT:
    Equipped with a powerful hardware NAT acceleration engine and built-in Gigabit Ethernet, the DSL-AC56U gives you full Gigabit performance. Its WAN-to-LAN throughput performance is over 900 Mbps, which is more than 4.5 times that of traditional software-based NAT Gigabit routers. This reduces the possibility of bottlenecks on fast internet connections.

    Add external storage, printers, and other devices to your network:
    Make DSL-AC56U your media and device center. With built-in two USB ports, connect external storage drives, printers, scanners and many other USB-enabled devices to share with your networked PCs. Having your devices networked, lets you access them easier than ever before.


    Network Standard

    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.11e, IPv4, IPv6

    Product Segment

    AC1200 enhanced AC performance : 300+867 Mbps

    Wi-Fi Data Rate

    802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps

    802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps

    802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps

    802.11n : up to 300 Mbps

    802.11ac : up to 867 Mbps

    xDSL Data Rate

    ?VDSL2/ADSL2+/ADSL2/ADSL multimode

    ?Support Annex A/B/I/J/L/M

    ?Support all VDSL2 profiles -8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 12a, 12b, 17a and 30a

    ?VDSL2 interface compliance with ITU-T G.993.2

    ?ITU-T G.992.1 (G.dmt), Annex A, and B Compliant

    ?ITU-T G.992.2 (G.lite), Annex A, and B Compliant

    ?ANSI T1.413 Compliant

    ?ITU-T G.992.3 (ADSL2) Compliant, Annex A, B, L, and M

    ?ITU-T G.992.5 (ADSL2+) Compliant, Supporting Annex A, B, and M

    ?ITU-T G.993.2 Compliant, Annex A, B

    ?ITU-T G.993.5 (Vectoring)

    ?ITU-T G.998.4 (G.inp) Improved impulse noise protection

    ?ATM and PTM (dual-priority)

    VDSL2 Upstream: 150Mbps, Downstream: 200Mbps

    ADSL2+ Upstream: 3.3Mbps, Downstream: 24Mbps

    ADSL2 Upstream: 3.5Mbps, Downstream: 12Mbps


    ?DHCP server, firewall/NAT, DynDNS

    ?VPN server(PPTP/OpenVPN)

    ?VPN client(PPTP/L2TP/OpenVPN)

    ?Dual WAN Fail over/Fail back/Load balance

    ?Traffic monitor/Quality of Service (QoS)

    ?DSL spectrum


    ?DSL feedback mechanism

    ?Save/Resotre configuration file

    ?WiFi Bandwidth Limiter


    Internal dBi antenna x 4

    LED Indicator

    Power, Internet, LAN x 1, xDSL, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, 5 GHz Wi-Fi, USB x 1


    WPS Button, Reset Button, Power Button, Wireless on/off Button


    4 x RJ45 10/100/Gigabits BaseT for LAN

    1 x RJ45 10/100/Gigabits BaseT for WAN

    1 x RJ11 for xDSL

    USB Ports

    USB 2.0 x 2

    USB Applications

    Printer Server

    FTP Server

    Download Master

    3G/4G sharing

    Operating Frequency



    Router Special Features

    3G/4G data sharing, AiCloud, Printer server, Download Master, AiDisK, Multiple SSIDs, Parental Control

    Operation Channel

    13 Europe (ETSI)


    128MB NAND flash/256MB DDR3

    Output Power

    ac mode : 18 dBm

    b mode : 20.5 dBm

    g mode : 18.5 dBm

    n mode : 17.5 dBm

    a/n mode : 20 dBm


    64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK


    Web-based GUI configuration

    Firmware upgraded, configuration data uploaded and downloaded via Web-based GUI

    UPnP IGD 1.0

    Auto VPI/VCI detection

    Configuration backup and restore


    Log & Trace function


    - Download master:

    ?Support BT, NZB, HTTP, ED2K

    ?Support encryption, DHT, PEX and magnet link

    ?Upload and download bandwidth control

    ?Download scheduling

    - Media server:

    ?Image: JPEG

    ?Audio: mp3, wma, wav, pcm, mp4, lpcm, ogg

    ?Video: asf, avi, divx, mpeg, mpg, ts, vob, wmv, mkv, mov

    - Printer Server:

    ?Multifunctional printer support(Windows only)

    ?LPR protocol support

    VPN Support

    IPSec Pass-Through

    PPTP Pass-Through

    L2TP Pass-Through

    PPTP server

    OpenVPN server

    PPTP client

    L2TP client

    OpenVPN client

    Power Adapter

    AC Input : 110 ~240 V(50~60HZ)

    DC Output : 12 V/2 A

    Power Consumption : 24 W Max.


    CE, Telepermit, RCM


    20.5 x 6.6 x 14.7 ~ cm (WxDxH)


    400 g (Device Only)

    OS Support

    Windows® 10

    Windows® 8.1

    Windows® 8

    Windows® 7

    Windows® Vista

    Windows® 2000

    Windows® XP

    Mac OS X 10.1

    Mac OS X 10.4

    Mac OS X 10.4

    Mac OS X 10.5

    Mac OS X 10.6

    Mac OS X 10.7

    Mac OS X 10.8

    Package Content

    ?DSL-AC56U Dual-band 802.11ac VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

    ?RJ-45 cable

    ?RJ-11 cable

    ?Support CD(User manual and utility)

    ?Power adapter

    ?Warranty card

    ?Quick start guide

    ?Splitter (varies with regions)

    Limited (12 months)
    Asus DSL-AC56U 802.11ac Dual Band VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
    South Africa
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