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ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

  • Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi — Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual bands
  • AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances

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  • Matthew E.
  • 8/28/2015 4:32:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdont waste your money

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Would be cool, I bet, if it just worked. Coll flashing blue light, until it drops signal

Cons: The drivers have not been updated for Windows 10, the product drops a signal every 20 seconds, then will not reconnect. Worthless for me on Windows 10.

Other Thoughts: I'm connecting to an RT AC87U ASUS router, 20 feet away.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Matthew,

Thank for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the ASUS wireless adapter. Please allow me to assist you. Please try the steps below to try to fix the wireless adapters issue.

1. Try different port on the computer or power cycle the computer
2. Uninstall and reinstall the driver with its support disk then power cycle the computer; (or do no.3 first)
3. or, download and install the latest network adapter driver then power cycle the computer (or do no.2 first)
4. Check its compatibility with the router and/or distance from it
5. Check the main router's firmware if updated
6. Compare other wireless devices if they are having same issue/s
7. Check its compatibility with the computer's Operating System, AntiVirus and Firewall
8. Use different computer for comparison and follow again the steps above.

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 #N150902626 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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  • Michael A.
  • 7/26/2015 11:03:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat wireless adapter

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: This adapter might be more on the high end regarding price, but it's definitely worth it if your main setup can't use a wired connection and you need a reliable wireless adapter for important work (or gaming). I went through at least three other cheap adapters from other brands and having them break or just die before purchasing this ASUS adapter. I knew the ASUS brand and had a good feeling before I purchased. My PC is online 24/7 and this adapter hasn't had any issues for well over a year of being constantly running with only a few reboots. Very fast and reliable, assuming you have a modern wireless router and stable internet.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: It might cost more, but will save you money down the road if using a wireless connection is a must for you. It is USB 3.0 and has a small external antenna.

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  • Keith W.
  • 6/14/2015 3:54:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGot it to work with Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: On an Asus EB1503 with dual boot Win7 & Ubuntu 13.04.
Came packaged with the latest driver 4.2.5
Used the following instructions to load the driver (from Asus site, same driver):
Take Linux driver, unzip TWICE (don't know why Asus did this, but it trips up some people on the forums)
Here is the terminal commands:
cd (your folder with the 2x unzipped drivers)
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au

The Win7 install went well with the CDrom, but have to check the speeds.

Cons: Like always, Asus instructions are AWFUL for linux; but they did update the drivers for a near painless install. I'm just glad I didn't have call their support line.

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  • Patrick C.
  • 5/22/2015 4:57:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Looks nice.
Proposed performance would be good.
Well accessorized.

Cons: Was nice for the month and a half it did work properly.
A nice waste of natural resources.

Other Thoughts: This piece of garbage should be removed from the Market. Asus have no pride to let this product still be sold.

This piece of wasted natural resources worked properly for less than 2 months. After the said period, it started dropping connection on all bands, even fails to power up when the computer is turned on. It also just powers down for no good hitreason and will only come back after multiple unplug/plug cycle.

Recycle these pieces of pride-less greed and stop selling them to people.

Except for motherboards and graphics cards, stay away from Asus. They manufacture garbage...

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  • Manfred W.
  • 3/4/2015 4:42:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Even in this concrete & rebar house I can get 390Mbs throughput no problem while being 1 floor down. Go 2 floors down and still a rock solid signal @ 240Mbps. I can't praise this thing enough.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I can't really knock it for anything. It does exactly what I need it to do, the software is great and not intrusive. When at home I like the separate cable/stand. The caps for protecting it while traveling is great.

Only suggestion I would have is to be able to stick those caps on the base. It would give it just a bit more stability as well as a place to keep them when not in use.

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  • Jessica D.
  • 2/5/2015 10:07:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsslight above review standard.

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Fast connection, Dual band, Easy set up, Intuitive hardware, good stand and covers for when needing to move or on the go.

Cons: slightly bulky or out of the way, User interface can be sluggish at times.

Other Thoughts: All in all I will say this earned the 4/5 star easily and if not for some hick ups and the fact it can be a little cumbersome on certain laptops if you are taking it on the go, this would be a 5/5. its fast, set up is basically instant, and the connection with 5ghz, well lets just say you won't want to ever be on a device without one of these.... I am considering a second one to shut up my girlfriend about how much better my PC works.
I will say on a sad note: there are apparently a lot of people who use windows and review this product and make one worry on set up... go ahead and ignore them... Windows recognizes it as a second wifi card basically and you don't HAVE to use the included software from ASUS at least on my windows 7 pc. if you have problems setting it up, I am sorry but I am confident it was not a hardware, nor software issue by ASUS.
Side note: not a great computer I am on either so its not that, its just a gateway NV75S with upgraded ram is the only change I have made internally.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Trust,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150220360 in the subject for your reference.

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

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Michael H.
  • 2/1/2015 11:42:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome - Pure awesome

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: I'm getting the same download and upload speeds I used to get when my computer was hardwired to the internet. My router signal has to travel roughly 35 feet and through 2 walls. Set up was easy, and unlike TP-LINK's utility the ASUS one does not interfere with the Windows 7 utility.

Cons: None so far. Will update if something happens.

Other Thoughts: I see a lot of people complaining that seem to have Windows 8. I game on my PC so I don't use it, so I cannot comment there.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Xqwrtz,

We want to thank you for your time posting this review. We're gald that your happy with the unit and that your satisfied with it as well. It's good to have a positive feedback from our customer. If in the future your going to need assistance with the unit or any other ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150220708 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.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 12/6/2014 2:40:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsInstallation is a nightmare

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: None. Can not get it installed

Cons: Many. Can not get it installed.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7, 64 bit. The CD Rom that came with the device would not load and run. Had to go through Explorer to find and open setup application. Driver and Utility appeared to install properly. System rebooted. Blue LED on front of adapter is lit. But Adapter does nothing. Will not work. Also, utility will not run. Gives me message that I must first connect adapter to my computer. Well, it is connected. Checked Control Panel:System:Device Manager ... Adapter shows properly installed with all drivers working. Ran massively long CAT 5 cable to connect computer to hardwire network. Allowed windows to do search for updated driver for this adapter. Search came back that best driver was already installed. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver. Tried downloading and installing driver and utility from ASUS site. NOTHING I TRY WILL WORK. This Adapter simply will not install, will not work. The utility will not run. That's 6 hours of my life ... WASTED. I will not recommend this product to any friends or family. But, if you are a terrible person, unkind to your fellow man .... by all means ... buy this. Buy a dozen. Give them as gifts. Me? This is the very last ASUS product I will ever buy.

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  • Roger V.
  • 11/6/2014 3:16:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFAIL with new computer

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Great when it works.

Cons: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED critical Windows 8.1 error

Other Thoughts: This adapter worked really well with a Windows 8.1 on deceased Dell XPS computer. Replaced with a new Lenovo K450e PC, and driver gets a fatal kernel exception when the PC goes to sleep (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED). Also when I disable the adapter, get this exception. It is great while it's working, but the constant blue screen dumps when I'm away from my computer for a while are not acceptable to me. Had to stop using it, too bad, just wasted money at this point.

On the other hand, did give me a chance to use the Windows debug SDK to look at the minidumps that I was getting. Very educational *smile*.

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  • Joshua R.
  • 9/10/2014 9:49:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Stable

This review is from: ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Up to 400+867Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

Pros: Stable Connection, Long Range and approaching gigabit speeds without running cat-6 across that house

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: some people have has issues with maintaining stable connections. I am running these adapters on Win 7 machines without any real issues. Note* Router they are connecting to is an Asus AC1900

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