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ASUS PCE-AC88 MU-MIMO Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

When you have a need for speed

ASUS PCE-AC88 MU-MIMO Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC88
  • Part #: NETAS0288
  • UPC:889349272305
  • Wireless Transmission Speed:3100Mbps
  • Wi-Fi Bands:Dual
  • Wireless Technology:802.11ac
  • Interface:PCI-Express
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"Great. I now get full use of my bandwidth even from the other side of the house.
the magnetic base is handy for mounting also."
 Jason ~ 21-10-19   VERIFIED OWNER
"Although this is a very good card, I don't think it's the best value for money. The bright red colour doesn't suit most PC builds and is a bit of an eyesore. But everything else is very good. The..."
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 Sol B. ~ 26-08-19   VERIFIED OWNER
"This is the best damn purchase I've made for my machine, my mates think its not possible to game "well" on wireless, 100% proved them wrong with this card, for me I'm seeing a increase in signal..."
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 Guest ~ 03-07-19

Features

Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC88 is a dual-band AC3100 4x4 Wi-Fi PCI Express® (PCIe®) adapter for desktop PCs. Its NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology delivers combined wireless speeds of up to 2100Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - 60% faster than 3x3 adapters, ensuring smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming1. It's the first 4x4 802.11ac PCIe® adapter on the market, giving you improved Wi-Fi reception and - when paired with a 4x4 router - the full performance potential of 4x4 Wi-Fi!

- Instantly upgrade your desktop to dual-band 4x4 AC3100 Wi-Fi with speeds up to 2100Mbps (5GHz band) and 1000Mbps (2.4GHz band).
- 60% faster Wi-Fi with better coverage than 3x3 AC adapters.
- External magnetic antenna base allows flexible antenna placement for the best reception.
- Custom heatsink ensures non-stop operation for improved stability and reliability.


Enjoy 60% faster Wi-Fi on your desktop

NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology gives PCE-AC88 Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2100Mbps (5GHz) and 1000Mbps (2.4GHz), so you can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming on your desktop PC.



Unrivaled Wi-Fi reception with the first ever 4x4 adapter

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4x4) antenna design, Wi-Fi range and signal stability are improved dramatically for faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi. PCE-AC88 pushes your desktop's Wi-Fi reception to higher level, and allows you to unlock the full potential of your 4x4 router!



Flexible antenna placement

PCE-AC88 includes extension cables for its detachable antennas, plus a magnetized antenna base that can be attached to any suitable surface - horizontal or vertical. This makes it incredibly easy to find the best antenna location for optimum signal quality.



Custom heatsink for best stability

The stylish, customized heatsink is crafted for non-stop operation, giving you improved stability and reliability for connections when running bandwidth-intensive network tasks in hot environments.

Specifications

Product Segment
AC3100 ultimate AC performance : 1000+2167 Mbps

Interface

PCI Express

Data Rate

802.11 b/g/n/ac : downlink up to 1000 Mbps, uplink up to 1000 Mbps (20/40MHz)
802.11 a/n/ac : downlink up to 2167 Mbps, uplink up to 2167 Mbps (20/40/80MHz)

Antenna

4 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency

2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

Operation Channel

11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Output Power

ac mode : 18 ~21.5 dBm
b mode : 24 dBm
g mode : 22.5 ~24 dBm
n mode : 21 ~24 dBm
a/n mode : 19.5 ~24 dBm

Modulation

1024QAM

Utilities

Wireless setting

Certificates

CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, IDA, NCC, RCM

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 ºF)
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® 10
Windows® 7

Package Content

Dipole Antenna x 4
External magnetic antenna base
Low Profile Bracket
Support CD
Warranty card

Note

Support MU-MIMO technology
Manufacturer Part No: PCE-AC88 Brand: ASUS Product Type: MU-MIMO
UPC 889349272305 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.8 kg
PB Part No: NETAS0288 Product Model: PCE-AC88

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.

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Chen C.
VERIFIED OWNER

Stay away from expensive ASUS products.

23 October 2019
Don't Buy It! Expensive card, normal performance, bad driver for Windows 10 and no support from ASUS.

1. The performance is okay but it's not outstanding. Without a specific ASUS 1024-QAM WiFi router, you will never reach 2.1Gbps. But 4x4 works and many routers supports that.
2. It's not stable enough for 7x24 hours workstation. The driver for windows 10 has not been updated for years. But Windows 10 has been updated for many times. There is a critical bug causing the card hanging there after a long time using. Only reboot can fix it. I emailed ASUS for support but get nothing back. I googled and find others asking for driver update, but...
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Jason
VERIFIED OWNER

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21 October 2019
Great. I now get full use of my bandwidth even from the other side of the house.
the magnetic base is handy for mounting also.
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Sol B.
VERIFIED OWNER

Great WiFi Card- could be cheaper

26 August 2019
Although this is a very good card, I don't think it's the best value for money. The bright red colour doesn't suit most PC builds and is a bit of an eyesore. But everything else is very good. The magnetic antennae holder is great for mounting on the back of your pc, or anywhere else with a metal surface. The cables are a good length too. It is very fast, and doesn't get hot at all. The card itself is very small and would fit in pretty much every pc.
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Guest

Incredible performance!

3 July 2019
This is the best damn purchase I've made for my machine, my mates think its not possible to game "well" on wireless, 100% proved them wrong with this card, for me I'm seeing a increase in signal strength about 71% over what I had before, and that's switching from 2.4 to 5 GHZ (Which doesn't go as far, 2.4 is 100% coverage with this in my office)

Make sure your router supports MIMO to some degree, and can do 5GHZ, you'll see your speeds increase dramatically.

If you really want to go all out, get the ASUS router that supports MU-MIMO (My current one is a HG659, and it still works well with this)

10/10, definitely worth the money.
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Jesse

Asus AC88

10 June 2019
Awesome WiFi adapter suited for gaming. Unable to run an ethernet cord where I recently moved to so I opted to buy this. With my old original WiFi dongle I was getting about 6Mbps with this one on Fibremax if no one except me uses the internet I have gotten up to 300Mbps. Normal speeds are around 100plus with a long of 5 to 6ms on speedtest.net which is very close to cable ethernet back in my old house which had fibre100
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Andy

Fast Wifi Adapater

23 January 2019
Great products
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Tim

What can I say?

10 November 2018
I've ran a few speed test with a specific testing website and it ran beautifully! It's around twice as fast compared to any 802.11ac that was pluged via USB 3s. If you don't have time nor money to have a wired networking solution, I strongly reccomend this awesome wireless adapter!!
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Grant

Awesome Wifi Adapater

5 July 2018
This has got to be the best Wireless Adapter I have ever used. The speed and stability is incredible, I would highly recommend this card, sure it is a little pricey but then you pay for what you get, and you are getting the best with this.
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Navin R.
VERIFIED OWNER
3 January 2017
Great Product Fast delivery

Fantastic wifi for my computer which is in a room with limited wireless connection
Thanks
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Marcelo P.
VERIFIED OWNER
8 December 2016
Fastest card in the market. Great
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Customer Questions & Answers

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Question:
Does this have Bluetooth
Asked by: Jemuel Samuel on 12 July 2018
Answer:
No it doesn't
Answered by: PB Tech on 13 July 2018

ASUS PCE-AC88 MU-MIMO Dual-Band & Quad-Stream AC3100 PCI-E Wireless Adapter

When you have a need for speed
  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: PCE-AC88
  • Part #: NETAS0288
  • UPC:889349272305
PB Tech price: $173.04 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$199.00 Including GST
Date Created: 01:16, 15-11-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS0288/ASUS-PCE-AC88-MU-MIMO-Dual-Band--Quad-Stream-AC310
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Features

Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC88 is a dual-band AC3100 4x4 Wi-Fi PCI Express® (PCIe®) adapter for desktop PCs. Its NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology delivers combined wireless speeds of up to 2100Mbps on the 5GHz band and 1000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band - 60% faster than 3x3 adapters, ensuring smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming1. It's the first 4x4 802.11ac PCIe® adapter on the market, giving you improved Wi-Fi reception and - when paired with a 4x4 router - the full performance potential of 4x4 Wi-Fi!

- Instantly upgrade your desktop to dual-band 4x4 AC3100 Wi-Fi with speeds up to 2100Mbps (5GHz band) and 1000Mbps (2.4GHz band).
- 60% faster Wi-Fi with better coverage than 3x3 AC adapters.
- External magnetic antenna base allows flexible antenna placement for the best reception.
- Custom heatsink ensures non-stop operation for improved stability and reliability.


Enjoy 60% faster Wi-Fi on your desktop

NitroQAM™ (1024-QAM) technology gives PCE-AC88 Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2100Mbps (5GHz) and 1000Mbps (2.4GHz), so you can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming on your desktop PC.



Unrivaled Wi-Fi reception with the first ever 4x4 adapter

With a four-transmit, four-receive (4x4) antenna design, Wi-Fi range and signal stability are improved dramatically for faster, clearer and stronger Wi-Fi. PCE-AC88 pushes your desktop's Wi-Fi reception to higher level, and allows you to unlock the full potential of your 4x4 router!



Flexible antenna placement

PCE-AC88 includes extension cables for its detachable antennas, plus a magnetized antenna base that can be attached to any suitable surface - horizontal or vertical. This makes it incredibly easy to find the best antenna location for optimum signal quality.



Custom heatsink for best stability

The stylish, customized heatsink is crafted for non-stop operation, giving you improved stability and reliability for connections when running bandwidth-intensive network tasks in hot environments.

Specifications

Product Segment
AC3100 ultimate AC performance : 1000+2167 Mbps

Interface

PCI Express

Data Rate

802.11 b/g/n/ac : downlink up to 1000 Mbps, uplink up to 1000 Mbps (20/40MHz)
802.11 a/n/ac : downlink up to 2167 Mbps, uplink up to 2167 Mbps (20/40/80MHz)

Antenna

4 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency

2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

Operation Channel

11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Output Power

ac mode : 18 ~21.5 dBm
b mode : 24 dBm
g mode : 22.5 ~24 dBm
n mode : 21 ~24 dBm
a/n mode : 19.5 ~24 dBm

Modulation

1024QAM

Utilities

Wireless setting

Certificates

CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, IDA, NCC, RCM

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 ºF)
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® 10
Windows® 7

Package Content

Dipole Antenna x 4
External magnetic antenna base
Low Profile Bracket
Support CD
Warranty card

Note

Support MU-MIMO technology
Date Created: 01:16, 15-11-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETAS0288/ASUS-PCE-AC88-MU-MIMO-Dual-Band--Quad-Stream-AC310
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