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ASUS USB-AC56 - Network adapter - USB 3.0 - 802.11ac

CAD $85.99
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Manufacturer part USB-AC56 | Dell part A8890665 | Order Code a8890665 | ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL
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Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi — up to three times faster than 2x2 802.11n adapters
  • Selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz dual bands increase signal clarity for better HD multimedia
  • AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances
  • External high-gain antenna for 150% stronger Wi-Fi signal
  • USB 3.0 connection for high-performance wireless networking with desktop and notebook PCs
       
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 400 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.
Next gen 802.11ac wireless, up to 3X faster than 2x2 wireless N adapters

Super-fast Wi-Fi ever becomes more accessible via USB, going up to 867 Mbps on the clear 5 GHz band. Using 802.11ac wireless, faster connectivity and enjoyment come to all your devices. Compared with current 802.11n, the USB-AC56 delivers up to 867 Mbps at 5 GHz, which is 3X faster than 802.11n!
Maximum flexibility for maximum wireless coverage

The USB-AC56 wireless-AC1300 USB adapter can cover larger homes and offices, including multi-floor locations. Its detachable high-gain external antenna and strong dual internal antennas provide ample transmission power for bigger areas. The detachable antenna can be removed to reduce power draw and emissions should medium-range coverage be sufficient. It can also be upgraded with a more powerful antenna if needed.
Intelligent signal management for stable wireless connections

ASUS 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 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1300 USB wireless adapter uses two internal antennas and an external high gain antenna and high-powered beam packing to detect wireless router locations to shape transmissions so they’re optimized for fast, stable connection strength.
USB 3.0 for full 802.11ac performance

USB 3.0 allows the USB-AC56 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1300 USB wireless adapter to pair with notebooks and desktops using a bandwidth up to ten times that of USB 2.0. It means the full advantage of 802.11ac networking is realized, as the adapter has enough throughput overhead to support much faster network speeds.
The USB-AC56 also includes a desktop cradle with a three-foot cable for more flexible positioning in troublesome Wi-Fi reception areas.
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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 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.

Quick Specs


Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
External
Interface (Bus) Type
SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.5 cm x 2.8 cm x 1.9 cm
Weight
50 g
Data Link Protocol
802.11ac
Data Transfer Rate
1200 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 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X Lion 10.7, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
Manufacturer Warranty
2-year warranty

General


Device Type
Network adapter
Form Factor
External
Interface (Bus) Type
SuperSpeed USB 3.0

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
1200 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Features
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), ASUS AiRadar
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac

Aerial


Antenna
External detachable and internal
Antenna Qty
3

Miscellaneous


Included Accessories
USB cradle
Cables Included
1 x USB extension cable
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK

Software / System Requirements


Software Included
Drivers & Utilities
OS Required
Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X Lion 10.7, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Dimensions & Weight


Width
11.5 cm
Depth
2.8 cm
Height
1.9 cm
Weight
50 g

Manufacturer Warranty


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

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