then why is their a build for it…file name says rt-n5x….so i assume it work with the 56u..their is the 53…but the x in the file name implies that its for any of 5 series. And i have read reviews of people with this router running tomato.
Anyway….I am noticing slow wifi throughput with this asus. I am only getting 15MB's to 23MB's file transfer speeds and it fluctuates wildly in Win 8. Web browsing an youtube are super fast….signal stays a consistent level, link speed always 300….but file transfer speeds fluctuate….I have tried changing the channel and tweaking settings…and I have gotten it to 25MB's…but a few hours later…its back to around 15 -20…
By contrast, my Cisco E3000 running toastman firmware….connected to the Asus as an 5ghz AP only..I get a STEADY 25MB's file transfer speed…from my laptop to my wired server….
I wonder if there is something in stock routers firmware that limits speeds as compared to Tomato..as I was getting the same speed on the stock firmware of the Cisco as I am from the Asus. (around 15MB's)
Shame..this Asus is very nice….but why use it as an AP if its not as good…so ..i guess I get to have 2 routers….I only paid $23 for the asus…and it makes a great router to transparent brigde to my CenturyLink C1000A modem/router.
Going to pick up the asus usb wifi adapter that goes with the 56u and see if I get any better results, as they each should be the same chipset(ralink). My laptop's wifi card is an Intel Advanced N 6325.