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ASUS PCE-AC56 Dual-Band AC1300 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC56 Dual-Band AC1300 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC56
  • Part #: NETAS0256
  • UPC:886227504855
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:1500Mbps and under
  • Wi-Fi Bands:Dual
  • Wireless Technology:802.11ac
  • Interface:PCI-Express
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"Works good under linux but requires the restrictively licensed bcmwl driver"
 Vaughan K. ~ 22-08-18
"This product is great, It has dealt with the intermittent speed issues I was having with my Wi-Fi. I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 and coupled with this adapter I get a constant speed of 351Mbps but..."
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 Guest ~ 31-10-16
"Yeah, no driver available for 5GHZ as yet. The 'how to' in the description didn't work for me at all - no option available for Preferred Brand.

But hey, it works, it keeps up as fast as my broadba..."
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 RichL ~ 13-10-16   VERIFIED OWNER

Features

802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter

- 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

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.

No more dead zones with 150% better coverage!

A powerful signal-boosting high-gain design gives the PCE-AC56 improved signal transmission that extends Wi-Fi range and coverage by up to 150% compared to generic client devices. This extended coverage minimizes the possibility of dead spots at any location, offering fast and uninterrupted HD streaming and smooth multiplayer gaming throughout the home or office.

Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for desktops

With its PCI Express interface, the PCE-AC56 plugs into any motherboard to give your desktop an instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade, with access to speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps. As it connects directly to the motherboard, there are no messy cables to clutter your computing environment, and no dedicated power supply is required.

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.

Note for Windows 10 Users

Do not install the ASUS utilities, let Windows install the adapter drivers. Then to switch from the default 2.4GHz band to the 5GHz band go to Advanced Config in the adapter properties and change the preference band there.

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/fileslib/_20160802172511_ASUS_PCE_AC56_Descr_001.PNG

 

TurboQAM is also off by default for the 2.4 GHz band, and can also be enabled in the Advanced Config.

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/fileslib/_20160802173104_ASUS_PCE_AC56_Descr_002.png

Specifications

Network Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Interface
PCI Express

Antenna
2 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency
2.4GHz/5GHz

Operation Channel
11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Product Segment
AC1300 enhanced AC performance with TurboQAM; 400+867Mbps

Data Rate
802.11a/b/g/n/ac : downlink up to 1300Mbps, uplink up to 1300Mbps (20/40/80MHz)

Modulation
64QAM, 16QAM, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM

Management
Wireless Configuration

Utilities
Wireless setting

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

Certificates
CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC

Dimensions
Length
120.9 mm
Width
99.1 mm
Height
21.6 mm 

Weight
105 g (Device Only)

Environmental
Operating Temperature: 0 C to 40 C
Storage Temperature: -20 C to 65 C
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)
Storage Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

OS Support
Windows 8.1 , 32bit/64bit
Windows 8 , 32bit/64bit
Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows Vista , 32bit/64bit
Windows XP , 32bit/64bit

Package Content
Dipole Antenna x 2
External magnetic antenna base
Low Profile Bracket
Support CD
Wireless LAN Adapter

Manufacturer Part No: PCE-AC56 Brand: ASUS Product Type: -
UPC 886227504855 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.45 kg
PB Part No: NETAS0256 Product Model: -

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Vaughan K.

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22 August 2018
Works good under linux but requires the restrictively licensed bcmwl driver
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Maxim E.
3 March 2017
It's a crap. No drivers for Win 10 for a couple of years already. Looks like ASUS doesn't care.
If you have Win 10 you can only run 2.4Ghz and it always drops.
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Guest
31 October 2016
This product is great, It has dealt with the intermittent speed issues I was having with my Wi-Fi. I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 and coupled with this adapter I get a constant speed of 351Mbps but often up in the 800's
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
RichL
VERIFIED OWNER
13 October 2016
Yeah, no driver available for 5GHZ as yet. The 'how to' in the description didn't work for me at all - no option available for Preferred Brand.

But hey, it works, it keeps up as fast as my broadband can get, (speed test just now at 35mbps - same as wired to router) and they'll have a driver out shortly. I'm happy.
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Lean
1 August 2016
This product is not Windows 10 compatible. Only the 2.4gHz band works under Windows 10, not the 5gHz band.

The manufacturer only has a buggy beta driver available for Windows 10, which then recognises the card as an AC68, and constantly (every 2 - 3 seconds) drops the connection.
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Joshua C.
VERIFIED OWNER
4 April 2017
Product is built well, nice magnetic base but as already mentioned no 5ghz! Would be a good product otherwise
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0 out of 1 user found this review helpful

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ASUS PCE-AC56 Dual-Band AC1300 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC56
  • Part #: NETAS0256
  • UPC:886227504855
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Features

802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter

- 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

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.

No more dead zones with 150% better coverage!

A powerful signal-boosting high-gain design gives the PCE-AC56 improved signal transmission that extends Wi-Fi range and coverage by up to 150% compared to generic client devices. This extended coverage minimizes the possibility of dead spots at any location, offering fast and uninterrupted HD streaming and smooth multiplayer gaming throughout the home or office.

Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for desktops

With its PCI Express interface, the PCE-AC56 plugs into any motherboard to give your desktop an instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade, with access to speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps. As it connects directly to the motherboard, there are no messy cables to clutter your computing environment, and no dedicated power supply is required.

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.

Note for Windows 10 Users

Do not install the ASUS utilities, let Windows install the adapter drivers. Then to switch from the default 2.4GHz band to the 5GHz band go to Advanced Config in the adapter properties and change the preference band there.

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/fileslib/_20160802172511_ASUS_PCE_AC56_Descr_001.PNG

 

TurboQAM is also off by default for the 2.4 GHz band, and can also be enabled in the Advanced Config.

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/fileslib/_20160802173104_ASUS_PCE_AC56_Descr_002.png

Specifications

Network Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Interface
PCI Express

Antenna
2 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency
2.4GHz/5GHz

Operation Channel
11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Product Segment
AC1300 enhanced AC performance with TurboQAM; 400+867Mbps

Data Rate
802.11a/b/g/n/ac : downlink up to 1300Mbps, uplink up to 1300Mbps (20/40/80MHz)

Modulation
64QAM, 16QAM, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM

Management
Wireless Configuration

Utilities
Wireless setting

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

Certificates
CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC

Dimensions
Length
120.9 mm
Width
99.1 mm
Height
21.6 mm 

Weight
105 g (Device Only)

Environmental
Operating Temperature: 0 C to 40 C
Storage Temperature: -20 C to 65 C
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)
Storage Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

OS Support
Windows 8.1 , 32bit/64bit
Windows 8 , 32bit/64bit
Windows 7 , 32bit/64bit
Windows Vista , 32bit/64bit
Windows XP , 32bit/64bit

Package Content
Dipole Antenna x 2
External magnetic antenna base
Low Profile Bracket
Support CD
Wireless LAN Adapter

Date Created: 10:02, 20-09-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS0256/ASUS-PCE-AC56-Dual-Band-AC1300-PCI-E-Wireless-Adap
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