ASUS RT-AC56U

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802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router
Asus RT-AC56U 001.jpg
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Platform
BrandModelRev
ASUS RT-AC56U
Model Part Number
90IG0060-BM3G20
FCC ID
IC ID
Type
wireless router
Wireless class
AC1200
CPU1
CPU1 Type
ARM
CPU1 Speed
800 MHz   ( 2 cores )
Flash1 Chip
Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00
Flash1 Size
128 MiB134,217,728 B <br />1,048,576 Kib <br />131,072 KiB <br />1,024 Mib <br />0.125 GiB <br />
RAM1 Size
256 MiB268,435,456 B <br />2,097,152 Kib <br />262,144 KiB <br />2,048 Mib <br />0.25 GiB <br />
RAM1 Type
DDR3 1600
RAM1 Chip
ESMT M15F2G16128A
ETH chip1
Switch
Ethernet Port Count
1-1GbE-WAN
4-1GbE-LAN

802dot11 OUI: none specified
Ethernet OUI: 60:A4:4C (4 E, 8 W)

Stock bootloader
CFE
Stock FW OS
Linux 2.6.36 brcmarm
Expansion IF types
USB 3.0, USB 2.0
USB ports
2
USB Hub Compatible
Untested
Power
19 VDC, 1.75 A
Connector type
barrel
Flags
AiCloud support

Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier;Richwave;RTC6649E;;3;
5GHz Power Amplifier;Skyworks;SE5023L;SiGe, 5023L, 123;3;

Other
Default IP address
192.168.1.1
Default login user
admin
Default login password
admin
Default SSID
ASUS, ASUS_5G
Manuf/OEM/ODM
Arcadyan WG6117E AC22-ASU
3rd Party Firmware Support
Retail
Availability (end-of-life)
FCC approval date 03 May 2013
UPC 886227392513
(UPC DB, On eBay)
Newegg N82E16833320167R
ASINs B00D7S1CCM Flag of the United States.svg
B00DES2FQW Flag of the United States.svg
B00LR4OF5Y Flag of the United States.svg
Country of manuf China
Radio 1
Chip1
Broadcom BCM4352
Wireless interface OUI
60:A4:4C
Antenna Connector Type
none specified
MIMO status
2x2:2
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac
802.11ac
up to 867 Mbps
802.11n
up to 300 Mbps
802.11a
up to 54 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
5 GHz
Radio 2
Chip1
Broadcom BCM43217
Wireless interface OUI
60:A4:4C
Antenna Connector Type
none specified
MIMO status
2x2:2
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
802.11n
up to 300 Mbps
802.11g
up to 54 Mbps
802.11b
up to 11 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

Overview[edit]

  • Model Num: 90IG0060-BM3G20
Wireless-AC1200, AiCloud support
Linux kernel 2.6.36.4 (brcmarm)

Wi-Fi Certified : WFA19392 (as of 04/15/2013)

FCC info[edit]

  • The FCC test report specifies the manufacturer of the device as Compal
(Compal Networking [KunShan]), however, the FCC photos show the board w/
standard Arcadyan (in which it appears Compal has a significant stake)
labels on it (model: Arcadyan WG6117EAC22-ASU)
  • PCB in the FCC photos:
"RT-AC56U REV 1.60" is silkscreened on the (red) PCB
"RT-AC56U REV 2.00" is silkscreened on the (blue) PCB

Links of Interest[edit]

News[edit]

Reviews[edit]

Forum threads[edit]

GPIO (active_low):
0 - USB 3.0 LED
1 - WAN (Internet) LED
2 - LAN LED
3 - Power LED
4 - All LED *
5 - Wi-Fi 2.4GHz LED
6 - Wi-Fi 5GHz LED
7 - Wi-Fi On/Off Button
11 - Reset Button
14 - USB 2.0 LED
15 - WPS Button
All LED * disable:
gpio enable 3
gpio enable 4

Support[edit]

Note: While OpenWrt is supported, there is no support for the AC radio
(there is no open-source driver for BCM4352 and you cannot use wl).

Flashing[edit]

Flashing dd-wrt[edit]

Flashing OpenWrt[edit]

Flashing Tomato[edit]

Tomato Flash Guide

Source

Note: some people say you need to install DD-WRT first. I do NOT recommend anyone to install DD-WRT first before installing Tomato on Asus routers.

  1. Download a suitable tomato firmware
  2. Install the Asus router utility from the CD that came with the router. Run \Utility\setup.exe from the CD to install it. If you no longer have the CD you can also download it from the Asus website.
  3. Disable Firewall on your computer.
  4. Disable anti-virus on your computer.
  5. Connect your computer to one of the LAN ports of the router with an ethernet cable.
  6. Assign a static IP of 192.168.1.10 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 to your computer LAN port.
  7. Disconnect the router WAN port if you already have a cable plugged into that port.
  8. From Windows Start menu, run ASUS Utility -> RT-N Wireless Router -> Firmware Restoration.
  9. Click the Browse button and select the file that you downloaded in step #1. Don’t click the upload button yet.
  10. Put the router in recovery mode: Unplug the power cord of the router. Hold down the black Restore button using a pen (not the red button). Plug the power cord back in. Once the power light starts flashing slowing, release the Restore button. The power light should continue to flash. The flashing light means the router is ready to accept the new firmware in recovery mode.
  11. Click the upload button in the Restoration utility. If it warns about incorrect Asus firmware, ignore it. The firmware should now start uploading into the router. Don’t touch anything while the firmware is being uploaded. (Note: these steps worked when I flashed my RT-N16. However, the utility could not find my RT-N12 B1 when I tried to flash the router, although it did work for other people. After failing for more than a dozen times, I tried to perform the upload first before putting the router in recovery mode, then it finally worked. Later I tried a different unit of RT-N12 B1 strangely it could be flashed the first time using the normal procedure. If neither of these procedures work, please see the Addendum in The Wiert Corner, and the tftp method described by Simeon W in the comments section.)
  12. No matter whether the utility says the upload is completed, or it hangs at a certain percent, DO NOT PANIC, and WAIT FOR FIVE MINUTES before you do anything else.
  13. After five minutes, open a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1. Login with user “admin” (or “root”) and password “admin”. You should be logged into Tomato.
  14. Administration -> Configuration -> Restore Default Configuration -> Erase all data in NVRAM memory(thorough) -> OK (Note: there is a forum report saying this reset function does not work properly on RT-N53 – in this case, try the hardware reset button.)
  15. After it is completed, login again, enable DHCP (for Toastman Builds), change admin password, enable WiFi security if you use WiFi, plug in your WAN connection and configure it. Also take a look at the CPU frequency, you may need to manually change it if it is not correct. (Note: overclocking your router is usually not a good idea from my experience.)
  16. Change your computer LAN port back to use DHCP (dynamic address) and dynamic DNS.

Wiert Corner method[edit]

  1. pull the power plug on the RT N66U
  2. press and hold the reset button
  3. insert the power plug on the RT N66U
  4. wait for the power led to slowly blink
  5. release the reset button
  6. wait a few minutes for the modem to become stable
  7. in the mean time set your PC to these IPv4 settings: – host = 192.168.1.100 – mask = 255.255.255.0
  8. start your web-browser
  9. point your web-browser to http://192.168.1.1 (it will time out, don’t worry)
  10. press the power button to turn off the router
  11. wait a few seconds
  12. press the power button to turn on the router now your router gets into rescue mode
  13. refresh your browser so it goes to http://192.168.1.1 again
  14. upload your Tomato firmware

–jeroen

TFTP method[edit]

Put the router into recovery mode, set a static IP address on the computer then run in the shell:

tftp 192.168.1.1
binary
put [filename].trx

Wait several minutes while firmware transfers and router updates. Reboot twice, waiting 3 minutes in between each reboot, and the router should now have tomato installed.


Upgrading[edit]

Reverting[edit]

JTAG-Serial Info[edit]

USB Info[edit]

vlan Info[edit]

Pictures[edit]

Asus Images
User Images

Notes[edit]

Specifications[edit]

(Broadcom BCM4708A0 per FCC photos), Broadcom BCM43217/BCM4352
WLAN: 2T2R 802.11n 300Mbps (2.4GHz), 802.11ac 867Mbps (5GHz)
RAM: ESMT M15F2G16128A-ADB DDR3-1600 (800/667/533MHz)
USB: 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0

Hardware Modification[edit]

See also[edit]