ASUS PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter

ASUS PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • PCI Express Interface
  • 4 x R SMA Antennas
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Dual-Band Frequencies
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Network Standards
  • Up to 3100 Mbps Wireless Data Throughput
  • 1024 QAM Modulation
  • Custom Heatsink for Improved Stability
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ASUS PCE-AC88 overview

  • 1Description

Upgrade the wireless connectivity of your computer with the PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter from ASUS. Simply install this PCIe network adapter and take advantage of dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connectivity along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi compatibility. Once installed, users benefit from data transfer rates of up to 3100 Mbps. The external magnetic antenna base allows for optimal placement to ensure the four adjustable antennas are able to receive a strong signal from the router.

NitroQAM Technology
NitroQAM (1024-QAM) technology gives PCE-AC88 Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2100 Mbps (5 GHz) and 1000 Mbps (2.4 GHz), so you can enjoy smooth streaming and low-latency online gaming on your desktop PC.
4x4 Antenna Design
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!
Easy Installation
The 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.
Customized Heatsink
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.
UPC: 889349272251
In the Box
ASUS PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter
  • 4 x Dipole Antenna
  • External Magnetic Antenna Base
  • Low Profile Bracket
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    ASUS PCE-AC88 specs

    Interface PCI Express
    Antenna 4 x R SMA antenna
    Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
    Operation Channel 11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)
    Data Rate 802.11 b/g/n/ac: Downlink up to 1000 Mbps, uplink up to 1000 Mbps (20/40 MHz)
    802.11 a/n/ac: Downlink up to 2167 Mbps, uplink up to 2167 Mbps (20/40/80 MHz)
    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 1024 QAM
    Utilities Wireless setting
    Certifications CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, IDA, NCC, RCM
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
    Operating Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing
    Storage Humidity: 10 to 90% non-condensing
    OS Support Windows 10, Windows 7
    Dimensions 4.1 x 2.7 x 0.8" / 103.3 x 68.9 x 21.0 mm
    Weight 0.3 lb / 125 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 8.5 x 2.4"

    ASUS PCE-AC88 reviews

    PCE-AC88 Dual-Band AC3100 Wireless PCIe Adapter is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best PCI-E adapter on the market. I upgraded from my old PCE-AC66 to this one. I used to get around 600 mbps with the old one, while I get 1.1 gbps with the PCE-AC88 using my Linksys AC5400. Using this wirelessly with my steam link, I was able to get excellent performance (the limiting factor being the steam link). One thing to note is that the speed varies by the setup you have (walls, etc) and antenna positon (if I pointed the antennas to the router (same floor) I will get 900 mbps, but by pointing them upward I was able to get 1.1 gbps.
    Date published: 2016-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast External Adapter This is my first time installing a internal adapter and so far I am impress. The adapter comes with a short cable about 2ft . I decided to mount it magnetically on the side of the case . This adapter pairs nicely with a High End Wireless router such as an Asus RT-AC3100 or similar. With the desktop sitting about 10ft from the Router, My Internet speeds are about 320MBPs down and 20Mbps upload on the 5ghz band.
    Date published: 2016-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice upgrade from a USB dongle I had been using a USB dongle that was fairly well reviewed, however like most USB dongles I encountered it had a tendency to overheat and get slowed/dropped connections under heavier and extended use, as I like to game this was a problem. So I did some research into network cards and as ASUS has generally had a good reputation I had decided on this card, in large part part due to the heat-sink and performance. I have been extremely pleased with the speeds, performance and reliability. My only complaint is I wish the cords that connect the card to the base were just a little longer. It does have a blue LED that shines in the back of the card, if you are concerned or care about matching colors with fan/case LEDs. Also for reference on the cards size, it fits nicely in my gigabyte gaming 7 motherboard and I also have a cooler master evo cpu cooler with 2 fans which makes it big and clunky, and I had little issue getting it to fit in the top slot. The drivers also seem to play well with windows 10.
    Date published: 2017-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tops out the speed. The connection to my gateway is faster than my home service speed on this card. Whats more to say. It's like having a wired connection.
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 802.11ac card available I bought this card because my ASUS 802.11ac equipped motherboard would not maintain a connection to my network on the 5Ghz band and was always connecting with 802.11n on 2.4Ghz network. I now have 94% signal strength and a rock solid connection on 5Ghz 802.11ac. Download speeds are blazingly fast. My old card struggled to get 50 Mbps download, I am now getting 360 Mbps down consistently. I am finally getting the speed I was paying my ISP for.
    Date published: 2018-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this adapter again for my new desktop I use this to connect to a router on my second floor where the signal has to go through two walls and a floor and I get decent bandwidth at 5GHz and even better at 2.4 GHz which surprised me. bought this to replace a USB 3.0 adapter that was overheating and regularly stop passing data while still showing the link was good.
    Date published: 2017-06-30
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