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ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

  • Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates
  • Flexible Dual-band connection
  • Physical WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button
  • Software AP mode
  • Support WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Jun Y.
  • 7/26/2015 8:52:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsuseless

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: none

Cons: extreme low speed.

Other Thoughts: All negative reviews are true. Save yourself the frustration.

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  • Jason T.
  • 7/24/2015 3:18:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSlow

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Cheap. Easy install. Seems to be reliable so far

Cons: Slow. Can't even achieve my full internet speed and this is with junky ATT Uverse 18Mbps. Consistently only gets about 10-11Mbps with speedtest.net, whereas my phone can get 17Mbps in the exact same location under my desk. This is a small house with open floorplan and it's only about 15ft from the router.

Other Thoughts: Dirt cheap with the rebate, so I don't have much to complain about. I'd be upset if I paid $49 for this at a local computer retailer starting with M though. Probably would have returned it.
This is making me wish I put the router in my office so I could have kept the wired connection I had with Comcast which gave me GREATER than the speed I paid for.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jason,

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 any inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you.

Please try the troubleshooting steps below to try to fix the issue:

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 technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #M150775330 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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  • Giovanni H.
  • 7/14/2015 6:56:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Has duel band and performs very quickly even on Win 10

Cons: Having two antennas can get in the way of wires at the back of computer.

Other Thoughts: The antennas need to be rotatable and not come off it is annoying when you have to move it to plug in something and it fall off.

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  • Eric B.
  • 7/14/2015 12:19:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh, it's not the best

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: It's not sixty dollars, like the next level wifi card
That's... about it?

Cons: Well... I have a $15 usb 2.0 dongle that manages the same speeds as this thing at the same range. Sad.
Apparently not proportionate in performance to the price of the pce-ac56

Other Thoughts: I guess if you just want a card that looks good, get this. Otherwise, (if you have the money, of course) get the pce-ac56

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Eric,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with your adapter. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Can we have more information about the adapter's issue? have you tried updating the firmware of the main router that you are using? or do you have the latest driver for the adapter?

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150758427 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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  • gerald m.
  • 7/13/2015 7:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggswhat a let down

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: it will work as intended.

Cons: it is sluggish on either band

Other Thoughts: have this in my htpc, along with my old Linksys Wireless-N300 ( which was bought in 2011 ). no matter how i configure them, running solo on either band, or bridged the old out dated n-300 constantly pulls twice the speeds of this card. the really bad part is i can't find drivers for the old n-300 so it's using stock win 8.1 drivers and still beating up on this card??? and for on last really moment i have a ASUS RT-N66U router so you'd think the asus card would be designed to run it best with other asus products

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Gerald,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the wireless adapter. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you but let me go ahead and further assist you. Please try the troubleshooting steps provided below to try to fix the issue, if the problem persists after these steps our only option is to RMA the unit.

Troubleshooting:

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 #N150758450 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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  • Zach P.
  • 5/7/2015 11:16:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible on Windows 8/8.1

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: On older Windows OS, it's a very fast and reliable card.

Cons: Barely works in WIndow 8/8.1 without using odd drivers that sometimes trigger BSOD.

Other Thoughts: It's a fine card if you aren't running Windows 8/8.1, but ASUS has been absolutely atrocious with supporting their drivers. I'm not sure why they've gone so far downhill the past few years.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Zach,

We want to thank you for posting this review and for using one of our products. I apologize for the inconvenience caused. Please be advised that this is the only OS Supported of this unit are:
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® Vista
Windows® XP
Linux Kernel 2.6 (Support Ubuntu only)

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me back at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150766053 in the subject line for your 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,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Tony M.
  • 4/12/2015 8:49:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: I run my PC 24/7 and this card has had negligible issues. The driver is super stable and never craps out. This prevents unnecessary reboots or device re-enabling.

The antenna's are larger than 90% of other products, but effective in picking up even a mildly weak wifi signal.

I set the card to only use the 5ghz band so as to eliminate any unneeded processing of the 2.4ghz band.

I've also used this card to stream via Twitch and haven't had any issues with bandwidth even while streaming 1080p@60fps. So to anyone who says you can't game or stream using wifi, you obviously don't know how to configure your PC/network or don't know what you are talking about.

Cons: I do wish the driver had more features or at least documentation that gave a better description of what the few features it does have actually do. (More about this in the "Other Thoughts" section.

Additionally, the card does not have external antennas which doesn't give you the option to change antenna position should you encounter any interference from being too close to metal surfaces (Such as the PC case)

Other Thoughts: The driver has some features that have no description. one of which is called "Multimedia Mode". My assumption is that this helps avoid conflict with other home media devices such as game consoles or DVR boxes. However, there is no ACTUAL documentation included with the hardware or on ASUS' website giving any information as to what it does or if it has any benefit.

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  • Miguel F.
  • 1/21/2015 8:17:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with windows 7 and 8.1

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: If you actually read the instructions in the first place it will definitely work with windows 8.1, I had it like 3 years on my windows 7 pc and now on my new windows 8.1 pc with no problems at all.

"1. Please install the hardware driver 5.0.35.0 first before connecting the PCE-N53 PCI-E wireless adapter to your computer."
READ!!!!

Cons: Green pcb

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  • Andrew L.
  • 1/9/2015 3:40:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsWindows 8/8.1 users DO NOT BUY

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Works well if it works for more than 5 minutes and works very well on Windows 7

Cons: Does not work on Windows 8/8.1 period. Your computer will not boot up, it will crash.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Andrew,

On behalf of ASUS we want to thank you for posting this review and for using one of our products. I apologize for the inconvenience caused. Please be advised that this is the only OS Supported of this unit are:
Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows® Vista
Windows® XP
Linux Kernel 2.6 (Support Ubuntu only)

If you have another concern or issue, kindly email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and place case # N150765991 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,
Donabell
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Aviram L.
  • 12/20/2014 7:37:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroke & Terrible service

This review is from: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink+300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Fast connection

Cons: Broke, poor customer service

Other Thoughts: The 5ghz connection broke, so it can only connect at 2.5 ghz. Their customer service states they will only fix it if I send it in and wait for the repair. The problem is if I return this card, then my desktop computer (used for work) will have zero connectivity. So I would have to be without Internet access for up to 8 weeks for a $54.99 card. Not exactly great service.

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