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ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

  • Downlink up to 300Mbps, uplink up to 300Mbps(20/40MHz)
  • Flexible Dual-band connection
  • Power signal transmission for extensive wireless coverage
  • Contains a USB cable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Sam B.
  • 4/29/2016 9:01:52 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great three years later.

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Still going strong after three years. Solid signal reception and transmission, very reliable, never any problems, super easy to setup. Very happy.

Cons: Little bit on the large side.

Other Thoughts: Three years old, still works great, no problems.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2016 9:54:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDissapointed

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Easy to install. Works well at 2.4 GHz

Cons: 5 GHz does not work on Win 10. ASUS support site only has drivers for up to Win 8. My bad for not checking OS support before buying. But seriously guys who sells a product with no latest OS support.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2016 6:40:15 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: I've been using this adapter exclusively for two years and it's never dropped signal. Fast enough for surfing the web as well as online gaming.

Cons: None.

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  • Tavis Y.
  • 3/16/2016 1:33:16 PM

1 out of 5 eggsNo Windows 10 driver support

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: No driver support for Win10. Tried multiple versions of Win vista,7,8,8.1 drivers for both Mediatek and Ralink and could not find a driver that supports either of my 5GHz WiFi connections.

Windows 10 has been out for a while now and I just find it so pathetic how a large company like ASUS can choose to utterly ignore a new Windows release. When you search forums, this has been a known issue for almost a year.

Other Thoughts: I will NEVER EVER buy another ASUS product again.

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  • Martin S.
  • 1/31/2016 7:29:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo 5G Network

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: If you have Windows 8 or 8.1 it will not pick up your 5G network. The drivers are out of date and it's painfully difficult to find updated ones. I tried contacting ASUS but only get Indian call centers who wont help you. This product does not do what it says it does. Don't waste your money.

Cons: There are none.

Other Thoughts: Scam!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Martin,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the unit. Please allow me to assist you.

Please try the steps below to try to troubleshoot the adapter.

1. Try different port on the computer or power cycle the computer
2. Uninstall and reinstall the driver with its support disk then power cycle the computer; (or do no.3 first)
3. or, download and install the latest network adapter driver then power cycle the computer (or do no.2 first)
4. Check its compatibility with the router and/or distance from it
5. Check the main router's firmware if updated
6. Compare other wireless devices if they are having same issue/s
7. Check its compatibility with the computer's Operating System, AntiVirus and Firewall
8. Use different computer for comparison and follow again the steps above.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N160207441 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Elizabeth F.
  • 12/27/2015 4:03:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNothing extra

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Fast speeds
Very small
East installation
No registration for anything
Very stylish

Cons: Only problem is the difficulty of opening it without the thought of breaking it. It is a simple pull open,but there is no instructions for that.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this USB network adapter over any others.

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  • Daniel K.
  • 12/16/2015 9:10:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes What it Says - LINUX CAUTION

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Beautiful packaging, great device contstruction. Tight USB tolerance/fit. Everything else is assumption. Its a wireless dongle. It should work

Cons: Oh My, If you have Linux, any version, do NOT BUY this part. It will make you pull your hair out compiling the driver from a mish mash of old ralink drivers. RL2870 is the driver I believe you need... It will work, but man, really Asus??

Other Thoughts: Would never have considered at Retail Price. But with Dscounts and Rebates it was worth to try a dual band dongle. Used it inside the faceplate usb 2.0 on a mini box m-350 build

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  • Scott M.
  • 10/2/2015 3:25:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Works, got it on sale

Cons: Not free?

Other Thoughts: I plugged this in and installed the driver from the CD in the box and it fired right up. Detected my 5ghz network and pulled down 80MBPS+ which is right where my wired connections are. The USB extension it comes with is semi-rigid so it does not flop around and you can point it upwards as well. The speeds I am getting are all the way across the house through multiple walls.

Good to know these USB adapters work so well now. Save your PCIE slot and just get one of these.

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  • simon m.
  • 8/4/2015 3:14:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWork...ed

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Nice looking utility
Sleek design
Bendable usb extension

Cons: Stopped working after a few days

Other Thoughts: It was really nice as it was actually working, and I am using the asus RT-N56U, where it states that it is best combined with this adapter. I connected it onto my Surface Pro 3, Win 8.1, and it was fine, but it didn't allow the tablet to sleep, so, I needed to unplug it when I wanted to turn it off (sleep). Last night, I unplugged it like normal (as in just 3 days having the device) and now in the morning, it can connect with multiple routers, BUT there is no internet connect possible. When I disable the adapter, and re-enable the native wireless on the Surface, and I connect to the same router, I get internet. I have tried multiple things, uninstalling the driver, re-installing the driver/utility, trying to reset the router/modem and restarting the computer hoping to refresh things, but to no avail. It might still work but with another computer, but if the same scenario is going to happen, then I won't even bother.

It's a good adapter, but maybe not so suitable w/ a Surface Pro 3.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Simon,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the adapter. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Please check also if the main router's firmware is updated to or compare other wireless devices if they are having same issue/s.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150813340 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't detect 5G

This review is from: ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor

Pros: Easy to install.
Slim
Low Profile
USB extender

I got my N53 refurbished from newegg and it works great, does exactly what it needs it to. I purchased this though to connect to a 5g broadcast and this thing doesn't even pick up the signal. Also the Asus manager is clunky and a pain so i don't even bother installing it.

Cons: Doesn't connect to 5G
clunky manager

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jonathon,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the wireless adapter.On behalf of ASUS we apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Just to check, what are the devices that you are trying to connect to your 5 GHz? was adapters driver updated? also was the main router's firmware updated?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150761642 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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