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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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ASUS Dual-Band Wireless-N600 PCI-E Adapter

  • Flexible Dual-band connection for lag-free streaming and high performance networking.
  • Physical WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button quickly sets up a secure wireless connection.
  • Software AP mode allows the WLAN card to act as a virtual access point, and connects your notebook, or other game consoles to the Internet.
  • Support WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption methods for enhanced security.

High-Speed wireless Internet connectivity

The ASUS PCE-N53 Wireless-N PCI Express Adapter provides superior Wi-Fi performance for server backbone and switching infrastructure applications, as well as mainstream desktops and notebooks. Using the convenience of a standard PCI Express connector, it delivers wide compatibility, fitting any x1, x2, x8, or x16 slot. Compared with standard PCI network cards, it offers increased bandwidth, reliability and functionality, allowing you to enjoy faster and more stable connections. Downloading, VoIP, video streaming, and online gaming all benefit from its high-speed design and powerful antenna, which ensure long range wireless coverage. The friendly user interface further allows you to install and use the device as well as network applications quickly and easily.

Flexible Dual-Band Connection

The dual-band operating mode can satisfy both normal and power user: with 2.4GHz, web surfing or e-mail delivery will be brisk, and when HD streaming or blu-ray movie are needed, the 5GHz band provides a blazingly fast lag-free home entertainment.

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Enhanced Security

Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS security.

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)

For quickly setting up a secure wireless connection, install the utility from the Support CD, then press the hardware WPS button on the PCE-N53 and click "next." Press the hardware WPS button on the router you would like to connect to, and that's it! After the utility finishes the setup procedure, the wireless connection is done!

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Software AP Mode

Software AP mode allows the WLAN card to act as a virtual access point. The computer needs to be connected to a wired network using an Ethernet connection in order to provide network access to WLAN client.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • James L.
  • 1/28/2016 4:44:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't even bother

Pros: -Decent speed when it's working

Cons: -Connection drops intermittently
-RMA process long and tedious

Other Thoughts: Much like my last relationship, its great when its working but makes you absolutely miserable when its not. Don't bother with these, they're absolute trash. Maybe I just got a lemon, but based on other reviews here it seems like it is not an isolated incident.

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  • Grant F.
  • 1/23/2016 3:30:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with Windows 10

Pros: Contrary to what other people are saying about this adapter, this does work with Windows 10. The best way to get it working is to install it with the driver installation disk before you install it. Then configure your network settings. After this go to "device manager", "network adapters", right click on the one indicating this adapter, and select "update driver software." Windows will then ask you if you want to install from a location on the hard disk or for Windows to automatically search online for the update. The latter being what I chose and it only took it a minute or so to download and install the update.

If you do not do this step, you can only expect 10 Mbps download speed. After the update, I was getting > 50Mbps download and 30 Mbps upload speed.

Cons: The green looks kind of ugly in my custom build which is red and black.

Other Thoughts: The bottom line is this is an excellent adapter. For everybody having problems with it, they simply were not following the instructions that it came with for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It will only be fast if you update the driver but that is routine maintenance on any computer system.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2016 1:21:46 PM

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage. Have a great day!

Pros: Asus marketing exploiting what was once a good company

Cons: Garbage. Won't install onto win8 and win10 hates it just as much

Other Thoughts: They will reply here (with case #) yet not reply to the email. Garbage company putting out trash that is well marketed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, I understand that you are disappointed wit the wireless adapter. Please allow me to assist you.

Can we have a detailed information about the problem? You mentioned that you are having problems installing the driver was there an error message? If there is, may I know the exact error message? Please make sure to install the ASUS PCE-N53 WLAN Card into your computer before installing the driver and utilities from the bundled Support CD to prevent any issues.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N160152540 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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  • iLaria B.
  • 10/23/2015 1:05:14 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTERIIBLE

Pros: NONE!

Cons: DO NOT ORDER THIS ADAPTER. Wireless connection speeds do not exceed 10Mbs up or down even on 5g.

Contacted ASUS support and after 1 hour of updating drivers and re-installing utilities. Asus finally admitted that this adapter is slow and I should upgrade to a better adapter. They recommended the PCE-AC68 at over $100!!!

my old USB D-link got 45Mbs!

THIS IS RUBBISH DO NOT USE THIS ITEM

Manufacturer Response:

Dear iLaria B,

Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our ASUS products did not meet your expectations. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble or inconvenience, we have caused you. Can you please provide me with details of the issue, so I can help you.

To isolate the issue, please try to reseat the card to the different PCI-E slot and download the latest driver from our support site? You may use this link; http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=PCE-N53&p=11&s=1

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N151088264 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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  • Paul K.
  • 10/4/2015 12:13:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap dual band action

Pros: Crazy cheap after the rebate card, really there's absolutely no reason NOT to buy it if you're having doubts about your connection reliability.

Cons: It cannot connect to 5GHz and 2.4GHz at the same time. Pretty standard but I didn't know.

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  • Edward B.
  • 9/17/2015 10:50:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWindows 8 hates this card.

Pros: None that stick out. It's a dual band wireless card. I've worked with a lot of them in my day, this one is nothing special.

Cons: Bit of a story for this. I ordered this for a client, who is also a friend, for a new build we were putting together. She ordered a copy of Windows 8 on sale with the intention of upgrading to windows 10 and saving a few bucks off buying 10 straight out. Once I got the build together and got it past POST I thought we were in the clear. Nope.

Windows 8, HATES this card. I have no idea why.

During the install of the OS we got a random blue screen error right around the "Installing Devices" screen. I removed everything non essential from the PC and then tried installing the OS again. Once it was on the system, I added in the removed parts, one-by-one and rebooted the machine to see if I ran into any issues. Once I came to this card and started up the machine, I got to the desktop and then another blue screen. I tested it repeatedly, reinstalling Windows a few times on a test bench and added it to the machine pre and post installation a few times each. Windows 8 HATES this card and kicked back an blue screen every single time it was present in the PC while 8 was installed or trying to install.

Other Thoughts: One the bright side, once we did the upgrade to Windows 10, the card worked fine and was detected by the OS, which installed all the driver software automatically.

That's also something I'm on the fence about. Windows 10 picks this card up and installs the drivers automatically, which is great, but because of this ASUS does not offer a Win 10 driver on their site for this product. You literally get linked to a PDF telling you that Win 10 should do it by itself. Maybe I'm just old school, but the ability to reinstall drivers should a problem arise is something I like.

I give the card a 3 because of all the difficulty working with Windows 8, but once we got it installed on the Win 10 system it works like a gem, so I didn't want to give it too harsh a review.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Amy,

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

It's good to know that the adapter is working properly now, when you are experiencing issues with windows 8 was there any error message? or you are only experiencing random blue screen? there is also driver's made for windows 8 to fix issues that you will encounter with the adapter but nevertheless the adapter is working now. If you need further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150973864 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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  • Scott W.
  • 9/9/2015 9:15:04 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Can't think of any.

Cons: Well, to start off after I plugged it in my PCI slot and connected to the internet through this adapter Windows popped up a message saying I needed to reactive my product because this device has its own MAC address that superseded my mother boards MAC address. Why this thing has its own Mac address is beyond me. It will cause Microsoft to think you have installed your OS on another machine.
The wireless device AT&T gave me didn't have its own so I wouldn't have expected to have this problem when buying this. I did manage to avoid the Window's message when doing a clean install of Windows 7. I just plugged it in before hand and it worked great for a few months. Today I notice I was connected at 1 Mbps.
So, I disconnected and reconnected and the speed went up to 140 Mbps for about 5 minutes and went back down to just 1. I don't know why it starts off great then gets all messed up with the speed. I know Asus support can't help. I do not like their support and won't buy another product from a company that hires people you can't understand or their English is basic and they don't understand you. I feel this is a big rip off for people just looking for a great receiver. All those features they added to this device made it suck.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Scott,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS wireless adapter. I understand that you are disappointed with the unit and the support line. Please allow me to assist you.

Please try the steps below to try to fix the wireless adapter's 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.

If you need further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150951289 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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  • HAIYAN Y.
  • 8/19/2015 6:31:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Atapter

Pros: This is a very good wireless adapter for windows 7. You can receive both 2.4 and 5 GHz signal, and very fast.

Cons: Windows upgrade to 10?

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3 out of 5 eggssluggish

Pros: cheap
when it works, it works really well................when it works

Cons: connection sometimes drops so low to the point where it freezes the entire computer.
I have a laptop with a native wifi card right next to my desktop, and it gets a much more reliable wifi signal than this card does

Other Thoughts: Save your money and get a better card, otherwise you'll be replacing in 6 months.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Brandon,

I want to thank you for posting this review and we are sorry to hear your experience with the unit. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you. Please allow me to assist you. Please follow the steps below to try to fix the adapters 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 #N150843000 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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  • Jason T.
  • 8/11/2015 4:38:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsaddendum to 7-24-15

Pros: I am much happier with this purchase now that I got it able to achieve my full internet speeds. I have ATT 18Mps service and Speedtest now consistently gives 20-22Mbps since I switched the router to 40Mhz on 2.4gHz.. Not sure why that is needed when in both instances I supposedly had a 144Mbs link to the router.
Uverse router doesn't offer 5gHz or I would have tried that.

Cons: Shouldn't have to put my router on 40Mhz channel frequency since none of my other devices needed that to obtain 20Mbps internet. What if I was running a LAN since I struggled to get 20Mbps.... also I only have a 144Mbps connection for some reason even though it should be 300. But I am not using LAN really, so I probably won't waste any time solving that.

Other Thoughts: Running much snappier overall now. I'd give it 5 stars for the price I paid (once I receive rebate)!! 7 bucks they were practically giving them away. Newegg rocks

PS. I had already tried the ASUS customer service suggestions, they are pretty basic.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jason,

I want to thank you for posting this review and we are sorry to hear your experience with the wireless adapter and the rebate. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience this issue has caused you. For rebates concerns and feedback please contact our rebates department for further assistance. Please see the contact details below.

Phone Support: 1-888-820-8964
Email Support: asus@help.4myrebate.com
Rebate Claims: https://asus.4myrebate.com/Claim/FindaRebate
Track Your Rebate: https://asus.4myrebate.com/Claim/TrackaRebate

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150833703 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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