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ASUS USB-AC53 Selectable Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 867/300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • Up to 867/300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Selectable 5GHz/2.4GHz dual bands
  • Powerful 2x2 embedded patch antennas (PIFA type)
  • Exclusive NetClip and cradle accessories for convenient placement

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ASUS Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB Adapter


  • Extra-fast 5th Generation Wi-Fi at up to 867Mbps/300Mbps
  • Selectable 5GHz/2.4GHz dual bands increase signal clarity for better HD multimedia
  • Powerful 2x2 embedded patch antennas (PIFA type) improve signal range while integrating into the attractive design
  • Exclusive NetClip and cradle accessories for convenient placement and better performance

Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB Adapter

The USB-AC53 presents the first ASUS 802.11ac dual-band 2x2 antenna USB adapter with speeds up to 867Mbps/300Mbps in 5GHz/2.4GHz. Its internal patch (PIFA) antennas offer better network coverage, while the innovative ASUS NetClip helps users flexibly place the USB-AC53 to optimize signal transmission. The package includes a custom cradle for further usability extension.


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Extreme 5th generation Wi-Fi speed

The fastest Wi-Fi ever becomes more accessible via USB, going up to 867Mbps on the clear 5GHz band. Using 802.11ac wireless, faster connectivity and enjoyment come to all your devices.

* Quoted network speeds and bandwidth based on current IEEE 802.11ac specifications. Actual performance may be affected by network and service provider factors, interface type, and other conditions. Connected devices must be 802.11ac-compatible for best results.


Selectable dual-band 867Mbps/300Mbps bandwidth

Dual-band operation suits mainstream and power users. The 2.4GHz band is perfect for web browsing, email, and social networking, while the 5GHz frequency enables smooth HD streaming and online multiplayer for blazingly fast and lag-free home entertainment.

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Included extras for truly amazing networking

Thoughtful accessories add convenience and portability to 802.11ac clients. ASUS includes a long USB cable and an attachment NetClip in the box, helping you adjust device placement for completely optimized performance. The designed cradle also provides an alternative of arrangement for your desktop and laptop.

WPS Button Setup

Via WPS function, users can firmly secure your home networks and protect the private resources. Set up the wireless connection by applying the WPS wizard and pressing the WPS button on both your router and USB-AC53 instantly.

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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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  • Anonymous
  • 7/25/2014 5:42:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorked good for a little while

Pros: The device was very fast when it did work. Was able to connect anywhere in my house and even the garage with this device. Usually could get around 100-120mb in 2.4ghz from about 50 feet.

Cons: Had the device about 2 months and about 1 week ago the device started to transmit data more slowly. The last couple days the wireless adapter seems to quit all together and not registering as disabled so it wont come back without disable then enable, restart, or repair connection. It usually stays up for about 10 minutes at a time. I tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling, but nothing seems to work. Thankfully i had my old pceie wireless card available to reinstall and that one has been working like a charm for the past 4 years so back to using a slower card with my netgear nighthawk while i go look for a better solution. Thankfully i have a warranty on this device and can switch this out for something that wont die before 2 months.

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  • Brian A.
  • 7/22/2014 1:50:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsASUS USB-AC53

Pros: - The extension cable/dock is a nice inclusion for a USB stick.
- It worked well for about a week.

Cons: The adapter constantly drops my network connections. If I stay connected for more than 30 minutes without interruption I consider it a small miracle.

Other Thoughts: I picked this up to cover an RMA for an ASUS PCE-AC68 which recently arrived DOA. While I've had good experiences with ASUS products in the past, I'm extremely disappointed with their networking devices. I'll be looking to other brands in the future.

UPDATE: The replacement PCE-AC68 doesn't work either. Tested on 3 different boards.

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  • Jessica N.
  • 6/27/2014 8:17:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus USB-AC53

Pros: Great little wireless USB adapter, It has all the wiresless bands to date, pick up my router very strong. install was a breeze also.

Cons: None

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  • Ken R.
  • 5/4/2014 8:39:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great - while it lasted

Pros: Was fast and setup was easy

Cons: First connections start to drop, then completely dead in less than a year.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this with the ASUS RT-AC66U router. Worked great then purchased a second one for a different computer. The second one is still operational, but now I wonder for how long. It worked great, then began dropping connection, as many on here have had the same issue. Then just completely stopped working. Have tried in 2 additional desktops and 1 laptop. Will not even power up. Have all of the latest drivers/software installed. Too bad, I'll have to look at something else now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/26/2014 11:50:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEASY

Pros: Very easy to setup. Nice & software to work with.

Cons: Be nice if Ausoffer longer usb cable. the extension cable that comes with is useless.

Other Thoughts: Like I said before, need longer usb cables. the short extension cable that comes with is garbage. They should know better.

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  • Jarrod L.
  • 3/4/2014 6:27:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Faster then my internal wifi card, plus with the usb extension cord I get a better signal from inside my cubical.

Cons: There is none. Other than it didn't come with a free life sized statue of liberty.

Other Thoughts: This is a great little product and people need to stop reviewing at 1 egg because it doesn't work with your free garbage Linux OS. BTW I can confirm it works fine with win 8.1.

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  • Robert L.
  • 1/31/2014 6:52:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Bought in conjunction with AsusRT - AC66U.

Works great as a wireless adapter.

Occasionally i have to unplug and re-plug on computer startup (Windows 7). I get solid 144mbps when connected to the 2.4GHZ network (N) and around 180-280mbps when connected to my 5ghz network (AC).

FYI -
AC network protocols only run off the 5ghz networks, so if you want the full speed AC bandwidth, make sure you are as close to the router as possible, as 5ghz networks tend to broadcast at a shorter range compared to 2.4ghz . That's just physics for you.

Cons: HUGE ADVERTISING CON

USB 2.0 only achieves maximum speeds of 480Mbps. So saying that this USB 2.0 Dongle can achieve speeds in excess of 480Mbps is frankly false advertising.

Don't know why this is a USB 2.0 device and not a 3.0 device.

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  • Nick C.
  • 1/9/2014 12:00:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDo not Buy

Pros: When it's working its great.

Cons: never works. - DO NOT BUY if you have windows 8 or, 8.1, drops every 30 minutes, tried multiple driver downloads, multiple troubleshooting options. Friend bought one with windows 8.1, experiencing same issues

Other Thoughts: Asus needs to address this problem

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I would like to help you fix this unit with updated driver. Please obtain the latest driver at: http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/USBAC53/#support
and reach out to me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3396973 in the subject line. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Terry K.
  • 12/30/2013 4:01:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsArrived Dead

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Drivers and utility info load on to laptop however, the device was never recognized my the laptop.

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  • Hamid M.
  • 12/19/2013 4:12:26 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNo Mac OS X or Linux support

Pros: It makes an attractive paperweight

Cons: No driver support except for windoze

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