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After the warranty, just didn't last.
on September 3, 2015
Well I should have known this from the previous Asus router I had, but you can expect this to last the warranty period. After about 14 months, it started struggling to handle a constant 6 Mbps upload (I was uploading a lot of stuff). Basically appeared to be overheating (got very warm, and 5 minutes face down on a cold tile floor would cure it, versus just unplugging for 5 mins would not.). Started dropping packets like crazy. Was only running in access point mode and it still couldn't keep up--it would take like 2000 ms to respond to a local ping. Direct wired to my router ruled out anything else but the RT-N56u. Not what I expect from a router that advertises it's high throughout on the box versus other routers.