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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

  • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset
  • Flexible extended antenna placement
  • Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop
  • High-power design clears up dead zones
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Randal J.
  • 8/13/2014 5:25:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Fast,Lots of issues

Pros: The speed is definitely not the problem.

Cons: Multiple issues, every time i plug in my phone through usb, my computer itself malfunctions and i would need to restart.
While playing a game online it would randomly shut off.
I tried updating my graphic card and it suddenly turned off the wifi and froze my computer mid downloading and u was very upset from that.

What is worse is that i am a big fan of ASUS, i even downloaded the most recent version driver and still same issue.

Whats worse THEN THAT, is that i decided to take that hunk of scrap out and replaced it with AN AC1200 Linksus USB ADAPTER!
And guess what...THE USB ADAPTER IS DOING A BETTER JOB!
So basically i went through all of this trouble, as well as wasting my money since i cannot return it, as i have thrown the manufacturer box away. I am a big fan of ASUS but that was probably one of my first terrible experiences with an ASUS product.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 8/12/2014 2:12:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest WIFI Card EVER!!!!!

Pros: Really FAST!!!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: After upgrading to this card with an AC router I was able to get around 300Mbs on file transfers from my server. While the specs always show a higher rate, just getting this surpassed all expectations for the newer tech.

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  • Landon B.
  • 8/8/2014 10:29:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIncreased my speed immediately

Pros: I have had my computer running internet off of an Ethernet cable, and as soon as I was able to get the card running it increased my speed x5! I was amazed at how much faster my internet was! I had never dreamed that I was that fast!

Cons: The only problem that I had with the card was the software. My card would connect to the network, but for some reason wouldn't connect to the internet, it would be off and on. I contacted ASUS and I downloaded the software from their support website and everything has worked perfect since then.

Other Thoughts: VERY IMPORTANT: If you can connect to the network but not the internet (or the internet is off and on) try downloading the software off of ASUS' website! It was the only thing that helped me. If that doesn't work try contacting ASUS with their live chat help center.

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  • Richard C.
  • 7/24/2014 7:42:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDON'T USE ASUS SOFTWARE

Pros: This is an incredible PCIE Wifi adapter, high strength & high speed, fantastic antennas and external antenna base.

Cons: The included ASUS software doesn't work (for me) it constantly connects and disconnects to the network making it useless.

Other Thoughts: Once I uninstalled the ASUS software it worked fine using only the drivers. This could be an isolated incident with myself but over all I am very pleased with this adapter.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 7/22/2014 2:42:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice, but no AP mode on Linux

Pros: Looks pretty, nice antenna

Cons: I bought this to be the network card in a Linux box that is a home wifi router (I have business reasons to build my own rather than use something off-the-shelf).

However, as yet there is no driver support for access point mode on Linux. My bad for not checking this carefully first. I've held on it, since an 802.11ac access point would be nice. It's been six months, still waiting.

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  • Nick J.
  • 7/17/2014 2:12:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: - Doesn't cost an arm and a leg
- The fact that the thing needs a heatsink adds a little "toughness" to the look of the computer that it's in
- Fastest consumer AC card that I know of
- The antenna stand lets you direct the signal away from the back of the computer, where there tends to be a lot of interference
- Only needs PCI-e x1, despite the amount of power this thing has

Cons: - Only comes in red (this is more of an annoyance for people who have a color theme for their PC)
- Comes close to needing two slots (I would actually recommend leaving the one in front empty for breathing room)
- No proper Linux driver support for the AC function, though this isn't Newegg's fault
- More expensive than a lot of other wireless cards out there
- Doesn't come with cookies

Other Thoughts: I'm curious as to why they chose red as the color scheme. I would've personally kept it neutral, like black.
The only decent Linux driver for this card is the bcmwl driver from Broadcom. It works, but at not even close to 802.11 AC speeds. I believe wireless N works, but a proper driver has yet to have been developed, so be aware of that if you're using Linux with this card.

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  • Kasey K.
  • 7/9/2014 12:21:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFaster Speeds with no overheating

Pros: Never overheats! I do have very good case circulation too. I have not upgraded all my computers and routers yet but even the old ones connect and have better throughput. I am using stock triple antenna which is fine. I like to be able to use my cantenna sometimes (20 dbi) I bought before FCC shut most online companies down. Range is good with stock antenna and cantenna range is unbelievable. It has narrow beam that needs to be pointed well though. I can use many of my old 5 ghz antennas with same connector for extra power or change in beamwidth. My windows 8.1 was fine with it. There were no driver fixes needed. No disconnect problems like other adapters or versions. No problems yet to report.

Cons: The antenna connectors on the card have two very poor solder connections. I was very careful to not break them. I am electrical engineering student so I will re-solder myself if they break. Not everyone can do that though =) . My optimum antenna alignment was all three standing straight vertically. Multiple arrangements tested. I had software verifying signal to noise levels. This is no guarantee for others' systems but it might help someone.

Other Thoughts: ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter
I am currently using the internal pci express version. It is in my x8 slot. My usb wifi adapters all have overheated and died over last 4 years. I get about 9 months of use which is okay. Portability was reason I had USB versions. My pci cards have always lasted longer in the past so I am trying them again. The price is still very high.

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  • Bryan H.
  • 7/7/2014 6:51:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent so far

Pros: Easy setup, Quickly connected, very fast.
Compared to a wired connection, my ping only increased by 1ms, from 8ms to 9ms.
Great so far!

Cons: Fairly thick, almost touches my graphics card.

Other Thoughts: Got this specifically because I saw other people review it running Windows 8.1 and I also run windows 8.1.
As soon as I turned my computer on after installing it, I immediately downloaded the latest drivers/utilities from Asus.
They were easy to use and worked like a charm. Immediately connected to the 5ghz network.

I realize that ping is also affected by the router, but +1ms delay between router and adapter is pretty darn good!

I also realize that spacing between PCI-e slots has to do with motherboard, but it may be something that someone with a small board might want to watch out for.

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  • Jonathan Y.
  • 7/4/2014 6:34:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBEST PRODUCT EVER

Pros: GREAT signal, Great Through put. GREAT FOR GAMING/ multimedia

Cons: NONE

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  • Cheng D.
  • 6/30/2014 8:39:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth the money

Pros: Tried a couple of AC wireless adapters, this is the best one!

Cons: N/A

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