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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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • ton n.
  • 9/27/2014 11:51:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None.

Cons: The worst wireless adapter I have ever dealt with. Was able to only get it to connect a couple times but wont hold a connection for more than a couple minutes, now will not connect at all. Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers many times, including latest ones. Even cheap wireless adapters haven't given me as many problems as this.

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  • Shane D.
  • 9/26/2014 5:10:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Installation is very easy and when I paired this card with my Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router it has been very stable with no lost connections even in an very old concrete and steel building where other routers have failed to go more than about 30 feet. I have been able to watch 1080HD movies without any buffering at about 100 feet.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/11/2014 2:50:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding

Pros: Works great, strong reception even through multiple walls. Easy install, external antenna array made a difference in performance over having the antennas out the back of the tower.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Paired with a DIR-880L and am quite satisfied. Excellent performance.

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  • Kent G.
  • 8/26/2014 2:34:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a true dual band adapter

Pros: Each band works. 300 - 450M

Cons: This does not allow you to get up to 1300Mbps. That is an outright lie. I just got off the phone with ASUS support. I called them because I could only get one band to connect at a time. They told me that this adapter does not allow for both bands simultaneously. When you connect one band, it disconnects the other. ASUS and Newegg are falsely advertising its capabilities.

Other Thoughts: I bought this and an ASUS RT-AC68U router to replace running cable. I needed to get close to the 1G speed and reading the specs on this, that's what I should get. This has been a complete waste of time and money and, while I've been a long-time customer of ASUS products and Newegg, I find myself questioning my continued patronage. I'm very annoyed and disappointed.

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  • Robin D.
  • 8/23/2014 5:09:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great. Easy to install, though screwing the external antenna in can be a bit of a pain.

Cons: The software it comes with keeps making the screen flicker as though it keeps killing explorer.exe; perhaps an updated version on the website works better. You shouldn't bundle software with your hardware if it doesn't work though, so -1 star.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great piece of hardware.

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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
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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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