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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
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  • jerry r.
  • 9/2/2015 11:45:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill NOT work in Win10

Pros: I bought this over a year ago, and loved it. Worked perfectly with Win7 It was even overkill. My service is 350gbs, and got all of it wirelessly. Then, I upgraded to Win10. The card is useless. The driver pops up every second saying "Initalizing Setup" and will not do anything else.
Shame on you ASUS. I was a huge fan of Asus motherboard, video cards, and my router are all the top end Asus products. I even bought my mother an ASUS mobile device because I trusted your quality and customer service. I contacted said customer service about the issue, and was assured it would be fixed. However, as of now there is no trace of a Win10 compatable driver. I can not think of any reason somebody in a company as reputable as yours didnt think to possibly try your devices for Win10. I have tried all avenues I can think of to relay this to customers. In fact, I am here shopping for a replacement from your competitors. Congratulations, you lost a long time fanboy.

Cons: Windows 10 renders this device unusable...simple. I only gave it 1 egg, because there was no option for zero.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jerry,

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

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

* Try to uninstall the current driver from Device Manager
* Restart the computer.
* When Windows is loaded up completely, Windows 10 will eventually install its driver for the device.

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 #N150912546 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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  • Anonymous
  • 8/29/2015 8:43:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoutstanding

Pros: outstanding product and very reliable for my home and business.

Cons: nothing to complain about since it was installed.

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  • Jesse V.
  • 8/22/2015 4:42:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPerfect hardware marred by poor driver if one is using Windows 7/8/8.1

Pros: Great range. Great speed. External magnetic antenna stand makes it easier to find a great location to place the antennas. Windows 10 has a great built-in driver that works out of the box if you do a clean install or upgrade of Windows 10 that discards all apps and files.

Cons: The Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 driver includes a buggy utility that tries to launch a nonexistent service every second, which adds an entry to the event log each time it tries to launch the service. This will cause crashes. The user must hack the registry in order to stop this instability because the service does not show up in the Windows Services control panel. Furthermore, if the user wishes to upgrade to Windows 10, the user must perform a clean install, forcing the user to reinstall everything. This card's Windows 7/8/8.1 driver will corrupt the Windows 10 install if the user attempts to keep the apps and files, or discards the apps but keeps the files.

Other Thoughts: It took me three attempts of upgrading Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro before I was able to get a usable Windows 10 Pro installation with this card. The two failed installs involved upgrading while keeping just the files, and upgrading while keeping both the apps and the files. Before you attempt to upgrade, back up your files and deauthorize your computer from iTunes and other digital content stores other than the Microsoft Store.

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  • Clint D.
  • 8/21/2015 9:02:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWindows 10 driver issues! BSOD

Pros: Very fast. I get 175mbps speed test connecting using this wifi card.

Cons: I am getting blue screen of death issues on windows 10. There are no dedicated windows 10 drivers yet. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Other Thoughts: I have disabled the card until new drivers come out for Windows 10. I was getting BSOD at least twice a day.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Clint,

We want to thank you for posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the wireless adapter. Please allow me to assist you with the driver issue.

Please follow the steps below to fix the wireless adapter's issue.

1. Please try to uninstall the current driver and install it back thru its support disk if it doesn'y work
2. Try to uninstall the current driver from Device Manager.
3. Restart the computer.
4. When Windows is loaded up completely, Windows 10 will eventually install its driver

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150875557 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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  • Jamie T.
  • 8/13/2015 6:36:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWireless Helping Hand

Pros: - Very cool design
- Easy install
- one of the best wireless cards i have worked with

Cons: None

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  • Nicholas F.
  • 8/11/2015 3:27:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuick and painless

Pros: Plug it in, install the driver and go. Works as advertised very reliably with Win 8.1.

Cons: Nothing so far.

Other Thoughts: Long story short, the built-in Wifi module of my Z87 mobo wasn't working properly and was constantly dropping internet connection every 15 minutes, making every task a hassle. Although Asus was very pleasant and offered to RMA the mobo, the computer was already all set up and ready to use. So, in an effort to fix my problem, I ended up purchasing this AC1900 adapter and I have to say, it is fantastic. No more dropped connections, no more driver issues, no more problems at all. Internet speeds are a bit speedier (probably because of a bottleneck caused by my router). Overall, I'm just very happy that buying this fixed my issue without further complicating the problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2015 12:38:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhen wifi becomes a Lan

Pros: pci express wifi is the way to go. ive had many issues with usb ac wifi adaptors and so far my expectations are met.

Cons: asus wifi software is clunky, not my favorite.

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  • steven p.
  • 8/3/2015 3:00:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: blazing fast speed. for those who are limited to direct connection. must buy

Cons: none

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  • Timothy M.
  • 7/30/2015 4:16:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast card but ...

Pros: Easy install
Fast connection
Antenna Base

Cons: The TurboQAM feature only works with ASUS routers (or Broadcom devices). I am getting 702Mbps on 5GHz signal and not the full 1300Mbps (the missing 600 Mbps from the 2.5GHz signal). That sucks but I would have still purchased this item as the transfer speed is excellent. It has two year warranty also.

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  • James S.
  • 7/30/2015 6:00:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUtility/Drivers crashes W10

Pros: Fast wireless.

Cons: Card was working okay on Windows 7, but updated to Windows 10 upon it's release and the Utility program crashes every time at startup. Had to uninstall it. Was afraid it would lose drivers too, but it looks like W10 has it's own drivers. But the problem is, it doesn't connect at startup until it is connected manually.

Other Thoughts: I was happy with it until these W10 problems. Maybe ASUS will have updates, but didn't see any yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear James,

I want to thank you for posting this review and I understand that you have an issue with the 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 be advised that there is no updated driver for windows 10 yet what I can advice is if you can downgrade your operating system until the drivers for windows 10 are available.

For further technical assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N150788093 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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