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Wireless Network Adapter

Asus - PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter

( 4.6 Average / 37 Ratings )




Part #



PCI-Express x1




64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS support


2 x R SMA Antenna


Instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop PC: no more messy Ethernet cables needed.
Next-generation 802.11ac chipset for super-fast connections up to 867 Mbps
Selectable dual-band 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz operation, backwards-compatible with all existing devices
Broadcom TurboQAM technology gives 33% faster 802.11n performance, with speeds up to 400 Mbps
High-power design reduces wireless dead zones with 150% greater coverage
Specially designed heatsink ensures stable and reliable continuous operation

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lhinds7 17 points 49 months ago
from completed build First Build (aka Broseph Stalin)

In my current situation, ethernet is unavailable, and I don't even want to attempt ethernet over powerline since the house is a bit on the older side (1930's). However, we have a router capable of high throughput on the 5 GHz side. Went with this option over the more expensive as I wouldn't even be able to take advantage of the more expensive one. Haven't experienced any drops or anything of that nature thus far, and being able to attach the antennas via magnet to the case is nice.

DustinLuhmann 20 points 46 months ago
from completed build "White Wolf"

My brother can not have ethernet where he lives, so we needed a WiFi card for him. It works great.

Dam5968 87 points 43 months ago
from completed build Ben Grimm

This thing works great and has excellent range.

BlackwaterReject 11 points 40 months ago
from completed build Burta... the not $1100 build

I probably could have saved money on a wireless card, but I totally bought this because it looked awesome and reviews were mostly positive... I like to pretend that it was the reviews that influenced me.

CookiexBEARx 1 point 38 months ago
from completed build Blue Kraken

VERY FAST works great

Racer4072002 15 points 38 months ago
from completed build Project Nova

I was told i could get a WIFI card for half the price and have it do the same thing. But for some reason i was just drawn to this one. The color. The antenna base that came with it. I'm glad i spent the money to get it.

DucMan888 19 points 35 months ago
from completed build My Racing Rig

One of the few that had a magnetic, free standing antenna. Handles both 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz and max speed ratings exceed what is currently available in my area by a bunch.

twest 64 points 35 months ago
from completed build Ruby

Looks great, performs great, especially with the external antennae. No complaints.

BrianPim 30 points 31 months ago
from completed build Devil's Advocate - PC & Setup

Since I don't have an Ethernet cable running through my basement and into my office, I was forced to go with a wireless solution. I'm quite satisfied with this product. I'm able to get pretty good speeds, and the design goes well with the rest of my PC.

parisfujamc 17 points 29 months ago
from completed build Brody PC

Doesn't have that great range, but works great.