Previously, we revisited Home Networking by trying out some new Wireless AC products from ASUS. We were extremely impressed with the new wireless standard because of it’s performance in terms of broad signal coverage and speeds. However, a mainstream adoption of the new wireless standard depends on the availability of the new Wireless AC products. ASUS has added a new USB Wireless AC Dongle to their lineup of Wireless AC receivers, giving users a wider variety of choice to choose from. More importantly, this new USB Wireless AC receiver is in fact the right and best choice at the moment, which no competitors can match.
We were facing some technical issues with the previous ASUS USB-AC53 dongle. This was because the specific dongle is using a USB 2.0 interface, which is theoretically limited to 480Mbps. However, the new Wireless AC standard can reach speeds of more that 1Gbps. It was obvious that the dongle’s USB 2.0 interface will bottleneck the wireless speeds coming into the dongle. We were glad that ASUS has realized the need for a USB 3.0 based Wireless AC dongle, and quickly released the USB-AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Adapter for the market, just barely 3 months down the road.
|Detachable Antenna with cover|
|USB 3.0 Interface|
|Comes with Driver CD, Warranty Info and User Guide|