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ASUS PCE-AC56 - Network adapter - PCIe - 802.11ac

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Manufacturer part PCE-AC56 | Dell part A8890668 | Order Code a8890668 | ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL
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802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter with High Power Design for Longer WiFi Range
  • 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.


Fast 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.

*Verified by ASUS internal test. Actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.
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.
Keep Up to Date!

Remember to always keep your device’s firmware up to date so you can benefit from the very latest service and security enhancements — and get exciting new features!
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  • The actual transfer speed of USB 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, and/or Type-C will vary depending on many factors including the processing speed of the host device, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environment.
  • Actual data throughput and WiFi coverage will vary from network conditions and environmental factors, including the volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data throughput and wireless coverage.
  • Quoted network speeds and bandwidth based on current IEEE 802.11ac specifications. Actual performance may be affected by network and service provider factors, interface type, and other conditions. Connected devices must be 802.11ac-compatible for best results.
About ASUS

ASUS aspires to deliver the incredible in everything it does. With more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,500 engineers, ASUS is dedicated to the design and manufacture of products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s (and tomorrow’s) digital home and office. ASUS’ broad portfolio includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, all-in-one PCs, laptops, servers, wireless networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

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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.

The PCE-AC56 uses Broadcom's 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.

Quick Specs


Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI Express
Dimensions (WxDxH)
2.16 cm x 12.09 cm x 9.91 cm
Weight
105 g
Data Link Protocol
802.11ac
Data Transfer Rate
1.3 Gbps
Performance
Maximum throughput (2.4 GHz): 400 Mbps ¦ Maximum throughput (5 GHz): 867 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year warranty

General


Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type
PCI Express

Networking


Connectivity Technology
Wireless
Data Link Protocol
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Data Transfer Rate
1.3 Gbps
Performance
  • Maximum throughput (2.4 GHz): 400 Mbps
  • Maximum throughput (5 GHz): 867 Mbps
Line Coding Format
DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, OFDM
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Features
ASUS AiRadar, magnetic aerial base, Broadcom TurboQAM technology
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac

Aerial


Antenna
External detachable
Antenna Qty
2

Expansion / Connectivity


Interfaces
3 x aerial - R-SMA

Miscellaneous


Included Accessories
Low-profile bracket
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Compliant Standards
C-Tick, IC, FCC

Software / System Requirements


Software Included
Drivers & Utilities
OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight


Width
2.16 cm
Depth
12.09 cm
Height
9.91 cm
Weight
105 g

Manufacturer Warranty


Service & Support
Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years

Environmental Parameters


Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90% (non-condensing)

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