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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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  • Maxim D.
  • 1/24/2015 9:48:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast. Effective. Flashy.

Pros: I bought this along with the RT-AC68U router (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320174). The combined result is far faster than the 802.11n equipment it replaced, and much better at dealing with the walls in between rooms/devices.

Cons: This has very bright, constantly flashing blue LEDs which I haven't found any way to turn off. My computer is in my bedroom and I normally like to leave it powered on overnight, but now it's like sleeping at a crime scene.

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  • Boris R.
  • 1/4/2015 3:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerful

Pros: Brutally fast wireless performance
Excellent build quality
Easy to install
Well priced

Cons: Short antenna extension cable
Turbo QAM routers thin on the ground

Other Thoughts: The Asus PCE-AC68 is quite clearly not a product for everyone, but for those keen to get the very best out of their 802.11n/ac networks it is by far the fastest peripheral we have found and has become a key part of our wireless test equipment. Furthermore it is currently the only wireless adaptor available that can take advantage of the significantly faster 802.11n speeds delivered by Broadcom’s Turbo QAM technology.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your time in posting this review and we're so happy to know that your satisfied with the unit. It's good to hear a good feedback from one of our customers. If in any case your going to need help with the unit please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150129579 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Thomas V.
  • 1/1/2015 6:32:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS PCE AC68

Pros: Fast
Fast
FAST
Extended base for additional antena mounting options

Cons: Doesn't beam me up when I ask it to

Other Thoughts: Purchased this alongside the RT-AC68U, and it's a great pair. 1300MBPS of link speed means I never have to worry about my wireless connection being slow. Now if only I could fix the ISP....

Specs.
I7 4790K
Gigabytes Z97X UD5H
EVGA GTX 970 FTW
G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3
Kingston 240GB SSD
ASUS PCE AC68 802.11ac Wireless card
ASUS RT-AC68u Router
LG Blu Ray player
Corsair CX500M Semi Modular Power Supply 80+bronze
Corsair H90 140mm Radiator
Thermaltake Level 10 GT
ASUS VG24QE 144 Hz 1ms Monitor
Logitech G710+ and 502 Keyboard and mouse
Logitech C920 Webcam

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  • Timothy H.
  • 12/29/2014 9:33:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike this

Pros: I hooked this up and it works just fine. I am getting 50 mbps from my ISP and the wifi card reads steady between 48-52 mbps on a speed test. It picked up my signal from across the house that none of my other adapters were able to and I had full wifi bars at my computer.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I am going to put a fan on it directly to keep it from getting hot.

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  • Beth E.
  • 12/29/2014 5:43:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsF-A-S-T excellent range

Pros: supports wireless AC, fast, strong connection through walls

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I was having multiple issues with WiFi connectivity and signal strength through walls. I purchased this adapter and also (ASUS RT-AC87U Wireless-AC2400 Dual-band Gigabit Router). I installed the new router first and only got 2 bars through walls on one of the gaming computers using the stock WiFi. After installing this adapter it has max signal and connectivity is excellent. Highly recommend.

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  • Regan F.
  • 12/27/2014 11:28:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Range and Speed

Pros: I have up to 20 wireless devices running at any given time, and I have this card at the furthest point in my house, and it runs like a champ with no problem. Can play LoL with no lag. Great strong magnetic base for the antenna.

Cons: None I really can think of.

Other Thoughts: WIndows 7 doesn't recognize the radio type of AC. Always says it's N. It is AC though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2014 11:29:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnbelievable Range & Performance

Pros: No need for external antenna within 20ft of Wireless Router
Can see & connect to neighbors WiFi 150-170 feet away with the external antenna attached (tested with their permission & advised them of how to secure their WiFi afterwards)
Gets double the signal strength through 3 walls into the back bedroom Vs the Intel Wireless AC-7260 card in my laptop.
Wireless transfer of movies, music, & photos from PC to Laptop now averages 65-70MB per second (SSD to SSD)

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Purchased in September, have had zero problems. This card went into a half-height case which was no problem with the included half-height bracket. PC is in the back bedroom which is about 45 feet from the wireless router, but passes through 3 wooden (not drywall) walls. Average connection speed is around 520 - 580Mbps with the antenna attached, about 12-20Mbps without the antenna attached.

Price may seem high, but with the results I'm getting, well worth the investment... as long as you need high speed transfers within your home network.

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  • Ian D.
  • 12/20/2014 6:46:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOh !@#$

Pros: Had slow Wifi speeds so purchased new modem, router and adapter. Replacing my USB dongle adapter with this alone increased my speed to the 120 mbps I was paying for.

Install was a breeze.

Can't comment on stability yet but so far so good.

Cons: Price (But if you have the money it's well worth 2x the price of a cheap dongle that can't match this pcie solution.)

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  • Michael L.
  • 12/19/2014 4:57:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: External antennas
Decent speed

Cons: Not nearly as fast or reliable as the RT-N66U router I was using as a wireless bridge prior to this.
Using this adapter my speed will occasionally drop off leaving me with 500 ping and 5Mb/s downloads, requiring a connection reset.

Other Thoughts: For the price, I would honestly pick up another router to use for your desktop wireless needs.

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  • Junji K.
  • 12/12/2014 5:18:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSo far Nothing but trouble

Pros: Antenna look nice

Cons: Installing this card on a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 / Windows 7 using the original install disk. I am getting Code 10 "This device cannot start". Uninstall driver and software, went to Asus website to download most recent driver and the same result. Uninstall software and just tried to install the driver, same result. Tried all 5 PCI-e ports and still same result.

So far, nothing but headache.

Other Thoughts: Reading others review, it seems like this is a very faulty device. So far, I cannot reccomned this to others. WIll update if fixed.

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