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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter
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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC68
  • Part #: NETAS0268
  • UPC:886227557813
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:1300Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Bands:Dual
  • Wireless Technology:802.11ac
  • Interface:PCI-Express
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews

"The LED is annoying but other than that it's great, never has any issues"

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By: Hannah100 21/05/20

"I've used several average wi-fi adapters that always drop out of range suddenly or have teribble speeds, this adapter has never failed me."

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By: CallumG2 23/04/20

"Combine this card with a TP-Link Archer C5 and you've got a fantastic wireless network solution. My router is at the other end of my house, and my ping times and throughput are the...view more"

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By: Guest 02/11/15

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Features

802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter

- 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you dual-band,2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.30Gbps
- Flexible extended antenna placement helps you pinpoint the best reception in your environment.
- Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop: no more messy Ethernet cables needed.
- High-power design clears up dead zones with 150% greater coverage
- Custom heatsink dissipates heat for more stable and reliable non-stop operation

The ASUS PCE-AC68 is a new 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 1.3Gbps. 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-AC68 uses Broadcom's new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset to reach speeds of up to 1.3Gbit/s through the 5GHz 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.


Next-generation Wi-Fi on both bands!

Broadcom TurboQAM hardware integrated on the PCE-AC68 brings the speed benefits of next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. At 600Mbit/s and 1.3Gbit/s respectively, they turn the PCE-AC68 into a formidable AC1900 wireless adapter, providing speeds that cannot be bettered by generic wireless adapters. Connect the PCE-AC68 to ASUS networks to attain the very highest possible Wi-Fi speeds.


Extend and strengthen your wireless connection

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connectivity using precise directional signal amplification for extended coverage, increased data-throughput speed, and enhanced stability. Wi-Fi-connection strength varies based on your environment, so the PCE-AC68 intelligently detects wireless router locations and 'shapes' data transmissions using three external antennas and high-powered beam-packing - assuring the fastest stable connection.


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


Flexible extended antenna placement

The three detachable antennas of the PCE-AC68 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.


Stylish aluminum heatsink 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.

Specifications

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

Interface
PCI Express

Antenna
3 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency
2.4GHz/5GHz

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

Product Segment
AC1900 ultimate AC performance: 600+1300Mbps

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

Output Power
ac mode : 18 ~22 dBm
b mode : 22 dBm
g mode : 19 ~22 dBm
n mode : 18 ~22 dBm

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


Management
- Wireless configuration
- connection management
- connection profile setup


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

Certificates
CE, FCC, IC

Dimensions
103.3 x 68.9 x 21 mm (WxDxH)

Weight
125 g (Device Only)


Environmental

Operating Temperature:
0 C to 40 C ( F to F)

Storage Temperature:
-20  to 65  C ( F to F)

Operating Humidity:
10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

Storage Humidity:
10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

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

Package Content
- Dipole Antenna x 3
- External magnetic antenna base
- Low Profile Bracket
- Support CD
- Warranty card
- Wireless LAN Adapter

Manufacturer Part No: PCE-AC68 Brand: ASUS Product Type: -
UPC 886227557813 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.585 kg
PB Part No: NETAS0268 Product Model: -

Warranty: 36 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.

Reviews

4.5 out of 5 StarsBased on 38 Reviews

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Insane

If you want wifi from your house when you are 2km down the road at a cafe this is for you.

Best part is it has 5ghz so speeds are great.

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By: DeanV29 04/11/18
Verified Owner
1 out of 1 user found this review helpful
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It works better than the last!

My previous wifi-adapter was cutting out. I bought this and haven't had any issues, despite the router being hid under a bookshelf (not my decision).

It's very stable, has better range, and I've also managed to download while playing online fps games at 30 ping or lower.

You get what you pay for though. I wouldn't expect any less performance for this price, and I wonder how much the performance would increase if I made changes with my router setup.

Buy this if you're serious about having an excellent wireless adapter.

G
By: Guest 28/08/17
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Worth the $$

The LED is annoying but other than that it's great, never has any issues

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By: Hannah100 21/05/20
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A cut above the rest

I've used several average wi-fi adapters that always drop out of range suddenly or have teribble speeds, this adapter has never failed me.

C
By: CallumG2 23/04/20
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Don't work with Windows 10, waste of money

Bought 5 of these to install in Dell Optiplex PC's running Windows 10 (1909), which they are claimed to work with.
Installing the drivers or attempting to turn on the WiFi causes the PC to freeze every time.
Tried older drivers, same result, does not work with Windows 10 even though it claims to.
Lots of people online with similar stories for these cards, DO NOT BUY!!

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By: BrianF7 16/03/20
0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
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Seems great

Bought this to add to my new PC build.
Have it hardwired so it's rarely used.
Tested well on the wireless network though

G
By: Guest 21/02/20
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Solved all my ethernet issues

My boy is very happily playing away on his computer in his room around 20 m from our router and without any issues or me having to run cables! I'm very happy with it and the set up was a breeze. Slightly more expensive but for trouble free internet we're happy and I would get another if we build another computer. We've had it for around one month

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By: SamJ24 30/01/20
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Buggy drivers and compatiblity

Purchased for my brand new pc with fresh OS install, drivers were a bit of a hassle to install but once installed it work for a couple months then randomly decided it didnt want to connect to 5ghz anymore while every other device in my home connects just fine. I had to change the 5ghz channel to 48 on my router for it to connect then fast forward a few months it decided to not connect to wifi at all while i was playing a game. Tried everything from reinstalling drivers to resetting network to completely doing a fresh reinstall of the OS as a last resort and still it doesnt work. It seems the problem may be with the all the new major windows...view more

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By: JohnT374 06/01/20
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A little expensive but good

I bought this in preparation for my internet being uncapped from 100 mbp/s to ~400mbp/s and now I get around 300+ a second. The wifi connects reliably and has a very long range which is good for larger houses or where the router is not close to the computer. Very easy to install and a decent looking piece of tech.

All round good buy.

R
By: RobbieM37 10/12/19
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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless

I bought this in an attempt to reduce the lag and latency for online gaming and I would have to say I am not disappointed. I now get a theoretical 866 Mpbs instead of circa 350 - 450 Mbps with the old USB adapter. The main thing is though that gaming now is seamless and lag free, whereas before is was almost unplayable. Very happy with this product.

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By: DavidW669 05/11/19
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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

Great result, solved a big problem I had of computers receiving signal in difficult area's of my property.
Easy to install.
Fully recommend this product.

G
By: Guest 29/10/19
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Awkward install, really good performance

I've been using this for a couple weeks now and really enjoy the performance. I found installing the drivers to be a pain since Windows 10 didn't seem to have any universal drivers like how video and audio tend to these days but once installed, I was ready to go.

The most annoying part was the install since aerials can get in the way of your cable management, there's no way to get it fitting perfect in your case without making some concessions but if you use the external aerial that is included with the kit, I think it will work just fine ( I haven't used it enough so I don't know )

J
By: JasnF 14/10/19
Verified Owner
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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-Band AC1900 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

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  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC68
  • Part #: NETAS0268
  • UPC:886227557813
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Features

802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter

- 5th generation 802.11ac chipset gives you dual-band,2.4GHz/5GHz for up to super-fast 1.30Gbps
- Flexible extended antenna placement helps you pinpoint the best reception in your environment.
- Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop: no more messy Ethernet cables needed.
- High-power design clears up dead zones with 150% greater coverage
- Custom heatsink dissipates heat for more stable and reliable non-stop operation

The ASUS PCE-AC68 is a new 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 1.3Gbps. 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-AC68 uses Broadcom's new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset to reach speeds of up to 1.3Gbit/s through the 5GHz 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.


Next-generation Wi-Fi on both bands!

Broadcom TurboQAM hardware integrated on the PCE-AC68 brings the speed benefits of next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. At 600Mbit/s and 1.3Gbit/s respectively, they turn the PCE-AC68 into a formidable AC1900 wireless adapter, providing speeds that cannot be bettered by generic wireless adapters. Connect the PCE-AC68 to ASUS networks to attain the very highest possible Wi-Fi speeds.


Extend and strengthen your wireless connection

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless device connectivity using precise directional signal amplification for extended coverage, increased data-throughput speed, and enhanced stability. Wi-Fi-connection strength varies based on your environment, so the PCE-AC68 intelligently detects wireless router locations and 'shapes' data transmissions using three external antennas and high-powered beam-packing - assuring the fastest stable connection.


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


Flexible extended antenna placement

The three detachable antennas of the PCE-AC68 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.


Stylish aluminum heatsink 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.

Specifications

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

Interface
PCI Express

Antenna
3 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency
2.4GHz/5GHz

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

Product Segment
AC1900 ultimate AC performance: 600+1300Mbps

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

Output Power
ac mode : 18 ~22 dBm
b mode : 22 dBm
g mode : 19 ~22 dBm
n mode : 18 ~22 dBm

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


Management
- Wireless configuration
- connection management
- connection profile setup


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

Certificates
CE, FCC, IC

Dimensions
103.3 x 68.9 x 21 mm (WxDxH)

Weight
125 g (Device Only)


Environmental

Operating Temperature:
0 C to 40 C ( F to F)

Storage Temperature:
-20  to 65  C ( F to F)

Operating Humidity:
10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

Storage Humidity:
10 % to 90 % (Non-condensing)

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

Package Content
- Dipole Antenna x 3
- External magnetic antenna base
- Low Profile Bracket
- Support CD
- Warranty card
- Wireless LAN Adapter

Date Created: 22:04, 30-05-2020
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS0268/ASUS-PCE-AC68-Dual-Band-AC1900-PCI-E-Wireless-Adap
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