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ASUS PCE-AC66 Next Generation AC Dual-Band Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 1750Mbps (450/1300Mbps) Wireless Data Rates

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  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 1750Mbps (450/1300Mbps) Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

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The ASUS PCE-AC66 Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter offers instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop: no more messy Ethernet cables needed. It is powered by 5th generation 802.11ac chipset for world’s fastest 5G Wi-Fi speed of 1.30Gbps. High-power design clears up dead zones with 150% greater coverage. The custom heatsink on the Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter dissipates heat for more stable and reliable non-stop operation. Plus, the stylish external magnetized antenna base gives you more flexibility in adjusting antenna placement to get the best signal reception quality possible.

  • newegg Fastest Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac Thanks to Broadcom’s new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset, the PCE-AC66 provides high speeds of up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band. 802.11ac Wi-Fi is three times faster than 802.11n Wi-Fi and is backward compatible with all previous Wi-Fi protocols. It provides high performance two-way transmission while ensuring a smooth transition to 802.11ac and seamless interconnection with existing devices.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for desktops With its PCI Express interface, the PCE-AC66 plugs into any motherboard with PCI Express slot to give your desktop an instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade, with access to speeds of up to 1.3Gbps. As it connects directly to the motherboard, there are no messy cables to clutter your computing environment, and no dedicated power supply is required.
  • newegg Flexible extended antenna placement The three detachable antennas of the PCE-AC66 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.
  • newegg Stylish Aluminum heasink 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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great product

Pros: connects like no other onboard piece of junk ....great data stream up and down..but that's what it was made to do lol

Cons: antenna cord a little short, but it can work on most set ups if ya crafty

Other Thoughts: highly recommend this product to connect to WIFI the ac connection it does is cool also

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
What's with the negative reviews?

Pros: Gigabit network speeds over wifi
Looks cool in your box
Great signal strength
Asus quality

Cons: Pricey
PCIE (could be a pro for some but why not use my USB 3 port?)

Other Thoughts: This thing has worked flawlessly for me. I cannot speak to the claimed intel compatibility issues but it works great in my home office pc on the opposite side of my condo from where the router is located (40 Ft away). I have never lost a connection and the internet speed is identical to my wired connection. Cross network speeds are typically 90MB/s.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Still works great as of Feb 1, 2016!

Pros: Has lasted for three years and is still going strong! What other wireless card is that future-proof???

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Have this paired with a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P and have had zero issues. From Vista Ultimate to Windows 10 Pro this thing has kept on rockin.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5

Pros: it worked before windows 10

Cons: No support and crashes windows 10 on bootup 9/10 times.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you 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.

Can we have a detailed information about the adapter's issue and the steps that you have taken to try to fix the problem. Please try the troubleshooting steps below to try to troubleshoot the adapter's 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.
• If not, Update Windows so the device will be back to its normal working state

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N160140562 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.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

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Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Crashes computer on startup

Pros: When it isn't crashing my computer the range and signal are great

Cons: If you have anything with a z87 chipset then steer clear. I usually have to start my rig 4 to 5 times before it actually boots. Removing the card and drivers solves that. I was wondering for months and months what was causing it and finally found some verification online that it was the wireless card.

Other Thoughts: I usually really love ASUS products, but they really dropped the ball on this one. When I contacted support I was shuffled around so much that I just gave up.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Not Happy

Pros: When it used to work it worked okay. It was no better or worse than other wireless solutions from other manufacturers.

Cons: It doesn't work now that I have upgraded my computer.

Apparently the fact that I spent $100 just a year ago on a product that is now worthless to me means nothing to Asus.

I recently upgraded my computer to a new Intel Haswel Core i5 quad. The motherboard that I have runs the B85 chipset. So get this.....the wireless card has a chip that is not compatible with the new Haswell setup. Wow, bummer....

I decide to contact Asus to inquire as to what could be done. Guess what?....nothing can be done. There attitude is tough luck buy the new one that is compatible. Way to go Asus. Such awesome customer support. Way to treat your loyal customers. I think it's safe to say I will not be purchasing Asus products anymore.

At least Newegg was awesome enough to offer me something. They offered me a $10promisory note on my account towards the purchase of the new model.

However, I would rather just spend more and not buy the Asus card again. I am not looking for a free handout here, but a company that won't do anything for it's consumers is not a company I want to be associated with.

Other Thoughts: Funny how all these big companies just don't care about individual consumers. My discontent isn't going to hurt them much, but at least I get the satisfaction of not contributing a dollar towards their products ever again.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

We sincerely apologize. For product support, please contact me at cl-celeste@asus.com and include case#3597098 in the subject line. Also, please provide me the serial number of your unit. You should know that all of our ASUS products are worry-free as we provide all of our ASUS customers, like you, with continuous technical support, continuous communication at no additional cost. In addition, your ASUS router is backed by a 24-month manufacturer’s warranty. ASUS Customer Loyalty is here to listen and respond to your concerns and to help you with a positive ASUS experience.

Sincerely,
Celeste
ASUS Customer Loyalty
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Meh...?

Pros: -Adds wireless connectivity
-Looks good
-Build Quality

Cons: -Doesn't work all the time(for me)
-Initial specs and advertising were misleading

Other Thoughts: I'm currently running a Z87 haswell. My board already had wireless and i was going to use them together to increase my down/upload speed with teaming. Unfortunately it seems that it doesn't play well with the specs it was billed for. I recently finished my new build and it didn't take long to figure out that this was the source of my headaches. It was new and i thought it might just need a software update(wishful thinking). After reading another review it now seems that it just doesn't work well with z87 boards/haswell. Oh well. I didn't have any of the intermittent or drop issues. No abnormally slow transfer rates. When it worked it was fine. When it didn't it either wasn't recognized or it stalled/frooze my OS(Windows 7 Ultimate) before full initialization(At the windows logo). I contacted ASUS and they responded quickly. I didn't call the number they gave in the email though. I'll keep this card and try it in another computer. Maybe make a little money off of it. If it still has the same issues then I'll try to return it. If i can't I'll practice my soldering on it. In the mean time I'll try the ac68 to see if that works. It still gets 3 eggs for now, even with the problems, because it potentially still works...just not for me.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worthless waste of money

Pros: Technically it connects to 802.11n

Cons: It forgets or neglects 5G networks, refuses to run 802.11ac, and generally runs a whopping 5.5mbps while less than 30ft from the router in an open room. Practically unusable in other rooms (and mind you this is with a dual-band router that is less than a few weeks old).

Not to mention that the device is unsupported and the customer service is practically non existent

Other Thoughts: I bought this item when the reviews showed it was a better product only to come back here some time later to see just how much of a piece of junk this thing really is.

I assure you this is the last ASUS product I'll be buying. Do yourself a favor and move on.

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