5 September 2016 — ASUS today announced USB-AC68, a pocket-sized dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB 3.0 adapter with AC1900-class performance that offers an instant wireless networking upgrade for a laptop or desktop PC.
With a 3×4 MIMO configuration and ASUS AiRadar beamforming for optimum reception, USB-AC68 delivers ultra-fast Wi-Fi performance — up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.
The ASUS USB-AC68 has two internal antennas plus two external 3-position folding antennas that help improve reception in any environment. In order to remove potential data bottlenecks, USB-AC68 uses a USB 3.0 interface, which is up to 10 times (10X) faster than USB 2.0.
USB-AC68 has a stylish and futuristic design, featuring a black and red color scheme, and it comes with a handy cradle for desktop use.
Upgrade a laptop or desktop PC to ultra-fast Wi-Fi — instantly
Many laptops and desktop PCs are unable to take full advantage of the capabilities of modern 802.11ac routers, as they only have previous-generation Wi-Fi. With ASUS USB-AC68, users can enjoy an instant upgrade to the latest Wi-Fi standard simply by plugging it in to a spare USB port.
Delivering speeds of up to 1300Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band and 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, USB-AC68 offers faster-than-wired-networking speeds for smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming. Maximum performance is achieved when paired with an 802.11ac router, but USB-AC68 is fully backward-compatible with all previous Wi-Fi standards.
Flexible antenna configuration for optimum performance
For wide coverage and stable reception, ASUS USB-AC68 has a 3×4 (3 transmit, 4 receive) MIMO configuration. It features two internal antennas, plus two additional external antennas that fold neatly into the body of the device. When the device is plugged directly into a USB port these 3-position antennas can be extended at 90° to the adapter body, and when it is used in the supplied desktop cradle they can be deployed at 180° to the adapter for optimum reception. These convenient folding antennas ensure that USB-AC68 is perfectly portable, yet delivers the best possible reception.
For the clearest signals and most stable connections, the ASUS AiRadar feature in USB-AC68 uses beamforming to focus signals towards the Wi-Fi source for better reception.
ASUS USB-AC68 is a USB 3.0 device with data-transfer speeds up to 10 times (10X) faster than USB 2.0, ensuring no data bottlenecks between the adapter and the computer. For flexibility it is also fully compatible with USB 2.0 ports.
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