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ASUS PCE-AC56 Dual Band 802.11AC Wireless AC1300 Mbps PCI-E Network Adapter

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SKU #:(16950NW3418)

Mft. Part #: PCE-AC56

Brand Name    Asus
Manufacturer    ASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part Number    PCE-AC56
Manufacturer Website Address    http://www.asus.com
Marketing Information    The easy way to upgrade any desktop PC to super-fast next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi

The ASUS PCE-AC56 is a 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 867 Mbps. Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 300 Mbps to 400 Mbps with compatible devices. Plus, the stylish external magnetized antenna base gives you more flexibility in adjusting antenna placement to get the best signal reception quality possible.

Fastest Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac

The PCE-AC56 uses Broadcom's new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset to reach speeds of up to 867 Mbps through the 5 GHz 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.

Extend and strengthen your wireless connection

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

Packaged Quantity    1
Product Model    PCE-AC56
Product Name    802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter
Product Type    Wi-Fi Adapter
Host Interface    PCI Express
Certifications & Standards   
  • CE
  • FCC
  • C-Tick
  • IC
IEEE Standards:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac

Device Supported    Desktop Computer
Package Contents   
  • 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter
  • 2 x Dipole Antenna
  • External Magnetic Antenna Base
  • Low Profile Bracket
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Card

System Requirements    Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32/64-bit)

Form Factor    Internal
Height    3.90" (99.10 mm)
Thickness    0.85" (21.60 mm)
Weight (Approximate)    105 g
Width    4.76" (120.90 mm)
Antenna Connector    RP-SMA Connector
Antenna Type    Dipole Antenna
ISM Band    Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency    2.40 GHz
Number of Antennas    2
UNII Band    Yes
UNII Maximum Frequency    5 GHz
Wireless LAN Standard    IEEE 802.11ac
Wireless Security   
  • WEP 64/128-bit
  • WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPS

Wireless Transmission Speed    1.27 Gbit/s

Reviewed by SP2010263769 at @ 11:55 PM Dec 07, 2016

My older dlink dwa-130 n300 wifi adapter that I used after my D-Link dwa-182 ac1200 broke was very slow - it buffered 1080p videos on YouTube sometimes - so I needed something newer, but beefier than my dwa-182.

The dual antennas with the magnetic base allowed me to place it on the side of my case, allowing me to hog all the wifi signals in my house. I used to get 1 bar on my 5GHz, now I get 2 (hopefully going to get 3 with some adjustments to my antennas. My 2.4GHz is 5/5 bars from 3-4 bars. (The router is on the second floor, while the adapter is in the basement).

Installation was very quick, took only 10-15 seconds. The drivers installed automatically when Widows 10 booted-up without the need for CD drivers supplied.

I can almost stream 4k videos, with a lot less buffering than with my ac1200 USB DWA-182, even though I don't need to, as I have a 1080p monitor. I have a 20mbps connection max; usually 10-16.

All in all, I recommend this adapter, as it is very fast, easy to install, and can pull-in a lot of wifi to your system.

Reviewed by NB2010212536 at @ 03:31 PM Jul 05, 2016

Before installing I checked the wired network throughput for my desktop PC. I was getting 125Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. Then I installed this adapter and ran the same test over wireless. Performance was identical. Installation on my Windows 10 desktop PC was a breeze. No driver updates required and it worked first try. Very happy with this adapter!

Reviewed by JK2010016501 at @ 04:22 PM Oct 10, 2014

I run a home server and often need to transfer large files across my network. I just moved and am forced to use wireless for the time being. I had a Linksys wmp600n card that was giving me ho-hum transfer rates of 7-8 mbs. So I bought the trendnet tpl-408e2k powerline adapter set and to my disappointment, only got 10-12 mbs transfer rates.

So I ordered this card, and a dlink dir-880L router to replace my wmp600n and trusty cisco e4200. WOW what a difference! First I installed only the pce-ac56 card and got 24mbs right away. Then swapped out the router and now get 48mbs across my network. (Wired can give me up to 112mbs). I'm super happy and strongly recommend this card, especially if you pair it with an AC router.

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