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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

  • 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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ASUS 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter

  • 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you dual-band,2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.30Gbps
  • Flexible extended antenna placement helps you pinpoint the best reception in your environment.
  • Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop: no more messy Ethernet cables needed.
  • High-power design clears up dead zones with 150% greater coverage
  • Custom heatsink dissipates heat for more stable and reliable non-stop operation
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The ASUS PCE-AC68 is a new 802.11ac Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter which upgrades your desktop from tangle-some Ethernet cables to carefree industry-leading 802.11ac at up to 1.3Gbps. Plus, the stylish external magnetized antenna base gives you more flexibility in adjusting antenna placement to get the best signal reception quality possible.

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Fastest Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac

The PCE-AC68 uses Broadcom’s new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset to reach speeds of up to 1.3Gbit/s through the 5GHz band, which is three times faster than 802.11n Wi-Fi. At the same time, it maintains full backward compatibility with all previous Wi-Fi protocols, providing high performance two-way transmission while ensuring a smooth transition to 802.11ac and seamless interconnection with existing devices.

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Next-generation Wi-Fi on both bands!

Broadcom TurboQAM™ hardware integrated on the PCE-AC68 brings the speed benefits of next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. At 600Mbit/s and 1.3Gbit/s respectively, they turn the PCE-AC68 into a formidable AC1900 wireless adapter, providing speeds that cannot be bettered by generic wireless adapters. Connect the PCE-AC68 to ASUS networks to attain the very highest possible Wi-Fi speeds.

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Extend and strengthen your wireless connection

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connectivity using precise directional signal amplification for extended coverage, increased data-throughput speed, and enhanced stability. Wi-Fi-connection strength varies based on your environment, so the PCE-AC68 intelligently detects wireless router locations and ‘shapes’ data transmissions using three external antennas and high-powered beam-packing — assuring the fastest stable connection.

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No more dead zones with 150% the coverage!

Powerful two-way transmission and a signal-boosting high-gain design give the PCE-AC66 improved two-way transmission that extends Wi-Fi range and coverage by up to 150% compared to generic client devices. This extended reach means the elimination of dead spots at any location, offering fast and uninterrupted HD streaming and smooth multiplayer gaming wherever you may be

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Flexible extended antenna placement

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The three detachable antennas of the PCE-AC68 can be placed remotely via bundled extension cables. A magnetized stand also comes in the box, which can easily attach to various surfaces for more placement options. By making the antennas mobile, the design offers more flexibility in choosing locations for better signal reception and quality.

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Stylish aluminum heatsink handles heat for extra stability

The added heatsink uses highly-conductive aluminum to remove heat from the chipset, ensuring greater reliability for non-stop operation. Lower temperatures translate into a more stable device in all climate conditions, even during hot summers, and greater stability means more consistent connectivity and longer product lifespan. Plus, the heatsink has been crafted for a stylish look, once more showing ASUS always goes beyond the spec.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ronald W.
  • 5/23/2016 10:45:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood purchase. Fastest available at the moment. Drivers support needs improvement.

Pros: AC1900. My d/l speed bumped up to 57mbps on the 5GHz (it says it's 351mbps in the adapter utility), up from 24mbps with my AC1200 USB (tested via speedtest.net). I can now see the 5GHz channel through two exterior walls and 80 feet of parking lot.
Low-profile adapter included.
Option to use magnetic based antenna stand or screw antennae into card.

Cons: Driver support sucks. The latest versions of the driver software don't include the handy utility, just a modification of the latest Broadcom driver. You have to install the package in a program folder and it extracts the drivers to there for all windows versions. After that, for a cleaner windows only setup, copy the drivers for your windows version to wherever you keep your drivers (user\install\drivers\asus pce-ac68), uninstall the software, go to device manager and uninstall the device and delete the drivers, reboot, and then go back to device manager and point it to your drivers folder.

If you want to use the utility program (which i do), you have to use a driver version a few versions ago. The utility program doesn't include the "beamforming" option in advanced. There is no indication whether this feature is applied automagically.

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  • Patrick D.
  • 5/16/2016 1:10:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: This wireless AC card is insanely fast paired with my Airport Extreme. I get about 11-12ms Ping on average with this card vs 10-11 ms Ping on ethernet. Barely a difference. Extremely satisfied.

Cons: maybe the price was a little steep?

Other Thoughts: even though the price is a bit high, still the best AC card out there for right now.

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  • Jibran N.
  • 5/3/2016 11:10:45 AM

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: It is fast
Easy to install

Cons: Expensive
For the money you put in you don't even get a BlueTooth capability. That for one was one egg off. Cheaper WiFi adapters can come with that.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this product. It is quality built.
If I could change one thing, that would be adding a Blue Tooth.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2016 5:38:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust One Little Design Flaw

Pros: Super fast, great signal using it downstairs from an Apple Extreme router.

Cons: There's a little protrusion on the upper side of the card (don't know what it is, low EE knowledge on my part) sticking into the fan of the video card above it. I have a 3-way SLI setup, so the only place the card can go is in the last PCI slot for the computer I'm using. I can wiggle the Asus card a little out of the way to free up the fan, but don't want to do anything to stress the slot over time. Shame, other than that it's a spiffy card.

Other Thoughts: Needs just a little extra room above the card. Be careful if the slot above the card will be occupied.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorth the money - Extremely strong signal and can take distance - Works fine with Windows 10 - Proper Drive listed below

Pros: Strong - Stable - Solid

All these years, I didn't experience how awesome my wifi is where I am until I started using this :P

Cons: The antennas could hold upright a little more snugly but it's really a non-issue and definitely not worth knocking an egg.

Other Thoughts: Use the following driver for Windows 10:
non beta Windows 10 2.0.8.8

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  • Shane h.
  • 4/1/2016 8:41:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter

Pros: easy to install working great if i only used the cd drivers at this point.

Cons: none

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  • Erin D.
  • 3/2/2016 4:08:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: Easy to set up

Cons: N/A

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  • Mark R.
  • 2/27/2016 2:46:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Haven't had an issue at all. Works great...

Cons: No cons

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  • Benjamin P.
  • 2/25/2016 5:32:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, reliable, sexy red heatsink

Pros: It works
range extender... love this things range extender!!!

Cons: Blue LED... yet Red heatsink. Really ASUS??? REALLY? What about us OCD color scheme freaks out there? I mean sure its not that hard to swap the LED out but still for around a hundred bucks that type of mod shouldn't be needed.

Other Thoughts: It gets the job done, and does that job really well.

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  • Joshua B.
  • 2/23/2016 1:32:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother Great Asus product.

Pros: great connection even with multiple obstructions
great stable drivers
easy installation
easy to use customizable mount

Cons: didn't buy sooner

Other Thoughts: I have had an array of tplink netgear, and alfa adapters over they years. All previous products were susceptible to connection vulnerabilties at range. The asus is stable, predictable and reliable and backed by an amazing company. I love all their stuff and my only regret is i didn't buy sooner ;and opted instead. for cheaper, inferior products. Never Again!

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