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Asus USB-AC56 IEEE 802.11ac - Wi-Fi Adapter for Desktop Computer Item # 530485
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The ASUS USB-AC56 is a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter with a USB 3.0 connection that brings high-performance wireless networking support to desktop and notebook PCs. The USB-AC56 features a USB 3.0 connection with support for wireless data rates up to 300 Mbit/s at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbit/s at 5 GHz with compatible routers. Suitable for use with both desktop and notebook PCs, the USB-AC56 features a dual internal antenna design for great wireless network coverage with minimal desktop clutter and a removable high-gain external antenna that boosts reception still further in weak Wi-Fi signal areas.
|Antenna Gain||2 dBi|
|antenna type||PCB Antenna; Dipole Antenna|
|Certifications & Standards||IEEE Standards:802.11a; 802.11b; 802.11g; 802.11n; 802.11ac|
|Device Supported||Desktop Computer|
|ISM Maximum Frequency||2.40 GHz|
|manufacturer||ASUS Computer International|
|Number of Antennas||3|
|System Requirements||Operating Systems:Windows 8 (32bit/64bit); Windows 7 (32bit/64bit); Windows Vista (32bit/64bit); Windows XP (32bit/64bit); Mac OS X 10.5; Mac OS X 10.6; Mac OS X 10.7; Mac OS X 10.8; Linux|
|UNII Maximum Frequency||5 GHz|
|warranty length||2-year limited|
|Wireless LAN Standard||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Wireless Security||64/128-bit WEP; WPA2-PSK; WPA-PSK; WPA2; WPS|
|Wireless Transmission Speed||1.27 Gbit/s|
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From the Manufacturer|
USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB Adapter
Whether you’re pairing up to a powerful AC router or upgrading your current wireless adapter, the ASUS USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB adapter brings high-speed AC wireless networking performance to any notebook or desktop PC. Built with a USB 3.0 port to enable greater throughput to your PC, experience data rates up to 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz with compatible routers. The USB-AC56 features a dual internal antenna design for far-reaching wireless network coverage and an attachable, high-gain antenna that boosts reception even further to get you the most stable and reliable connection.
- Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi for up to three times faster than 2x2 802.11n adapters
- Selectable 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for the latest speed and backward compatibility to existing wireless hotspots
- AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances
- External high-gain antenna for a 150% stronger Wi-Fi signal
- USB 3.0 connection for high-performance wireless networking with desktop and notebook PCs
- Included desktop cradle for enhanced signal strength and positioning flexibility
Up to Three Times Faster
The fastest Wi-Fi ever becomes more accessible via USB for a data rate up to 867 Mbps on the clear 5 GHz band and 400 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. That’s three times faster speed than current wireless-N adapters found in most notebook and desktop PCs. Stream online videos faster, speedier file downloads, and more fluid online gaming, the USB-AC56 adapter gives any PC the vital upgrade for an all-around better online experience on the go or at home.
Maximum Flexibility for Maximum Wireless Coverage
Thanks to its enhanced antenna design, the USB-AC56 adapter covers large homes and offices, including multi-floor locations. For even greater connection range, it comes with an attachable, high-gain antenna to further increase the distance you can be from your internet hotspot or router. What’s more, the modular design lets you attach other antennas to it.
Specialized Signal StabilityASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connectivity using precise directional signal amplification for extended coverage, increased data throughput speed, and enhanced stability. Because connection strength varies based on your environment, the USB-AC56 adapter features specialized antenna designs and high-powered beam packing to detect wireless router locations and shape transmissions so they’re optimized for the fastest, most stable connection strength.
USB 3.0 for Full Wireless AC PerformanceUSB 3.0-enabed USB-AC56 adapter gives you the full, un-restricted power to pair with a notebook and desktop PC with up to ten times faster speeds than USB 2.0. This means the full advantage of 802.11ac networking is realized, as the adapter has enough throughput overhead to support much faster network speeds.
Accessories IncludedThe USB-AC56 also includes a desktop cradle with a three-foot cable for more flexible positioning to enhance your signal strength or position based on your environment.
What's in the box?
- USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB Adapter
- USB cradle
- CD utility
- External high-gain antenna
- Warranty card
|Network Standard:||IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac|
802.11a : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
802.11n : up to 400 Mbps
802.11ac: up to 867 Mbps
2 x Internal 2 dBi PCB antenna
1 x External dipole antenna
|Operating Frequency:||2.4 GHz/5 GHz|
|Encryption:||64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS support|
|Utilities: ||ASUS USB-AC56 Utility|
Windows 8, 32bit/64bit
Windows 7, 32bit/64bit
Windows Vista, 32bit/64bit
Windows 2000, 32bit/64bit
Windows XP, 32bit/64bit
Mac OS X 10.5
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.8
|Dimensions:||11.5 x 2.8 x 1.9 cm (WxDxH) / 4.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 - inches|
|Weight:||50g / 1.8oz|
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