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Asus-pce-n53.33585657
9.0 out of 10

Asus PCE-N53

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Reviews and Problems with Asus PCE-N53

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

eletias, Walmart
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Easy to put in. I had to use diverse on the disk. Windows, knew what equipment it was. But did not have the drivers. Easy & fast to load the drivers though. For the price, I wish it had more features. But I needed one, that not overheat. As mother board & high-speed rooter, overworked the last one.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy if you have Windows 8

Gift R., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: The drivers for the card have crashed (BSoD) my computer on multiple occasions and my build as a whole is glitchy when I have the card installed. These problems are most likely my fault since I am running Windows 8.1, but it would be nice to have a working card.
  • Pros: Gets a 2.4 GHz signal.
  • Cons: The 2.4 GHz signal can only move data at 1 megabyte per second max, and the 5 GHz signal doesn't work at all.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it

Eric W., Newegg
22 December 2013
  • Summary: Would not risk buying again.
  • Pros: Worked for a little bit
  • Cons: Died after about 3 months, before that had a lot of connectivity issues. Literally just turned on pc and it died on me without warning. Made me distrust wireless cards.
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows 8 problems.

Casey L., Newegg
25 October 2013
  • Summary: I will not buy another asus wifi card, or any card supported by ralink drivers, their poor support was not worth the money saved.
  • Pros: It technically works. Price was great
  • Cons: It does not have win8 driver support, RA link has provided poor support for this cards drivers...Windows 8 didn't like the drivers, but accepted them with frequent signal drops...i dealt with that as its a home low use pc. But with win8.1 there was a direct driver conflict and it would not update. Uninstalled and removed card, 8.1 works perfectly.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome network card for the price!!!

Nicholas S., Newegg
18 September 2013
  • Summary: If you are showing a strong connection but cannot load even a simple web page, before you get all aggravated and decide to return the item, go into DEVICE MANAGER/NETWORK ADAPTERS/Select the Asus adapter and then select the ADVANCED tab. Enable the "Adhoc Support 802.11n" and you should be good to go.
  • Pros: Nice packaging.
  • Cons: Apparently the software utility is no good from what I have read in other reviews... I never used it, but definitely use windows built in wireless setup to guarantee yourself a trouble free setup. Note: You will still need to install the drivers from the CD.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked for 6 months and now it's dead

Kurtis C., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Summary: I was initially happy with this card, it paired well with my new RT-N66U and speeds were good over N and G. Now it will not connect to my N network no matter what driver I've tried.
  • Pros: I got it on sale? It was fairly fast when it worked.
  • Cons: I've owned this card for a little less than 6 months and today for whatever reason it will no longer connect to my 802.11N network. It will connect to 802.11G just fine but it tries to connect to 802.11N and will just hang and never gets an IP. No other computers on the network are having problems connecting. The driver is still the original driver as provided by ASUS on their website, letting Windows 7 manage the wireless card. I'm a system admin by trade and build a...
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10

Delighted

Andrew Poulter, dabs.com
23 February 2013
  • Summary: At last I have found a wireless that works in my daughters new Lenovo Thinkstation. The first two failed with physical issues - wrong PCI card connection, then the PCIe one didn't have an adaptor for small form factor system units.(In my defence I was doing this remotely 50 miles away) Then I got a cheap TP-Link card which fitted but didn't perform. It connected to the internet briefly, although her laptop on the same desk performed ok.
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Overall 10
10

Five month follow up review

Anonymous, Newegg
11 November 2012
  • Summary: MSI Z77A-GD65, BIOS 10.7
  • Pros: Still going strong. All of the Pros as in my original review. No drops, no issues to speak of period. I watch the RaLink website closely for driver updates. I am now using this device in a Win8 x64 environment and it automatically provides you the latest driver. I cross checked the versions with the latest WHQL ones on the RaLink website.
  • Cons: ASUS is horrific about keeping drivers up to date on their website. Last I checked a couple weeks ago they still had not even listed a Win8 version. So, great adapter and great RaLink support. Too bad that ASUS is falling down on the job, however. I won't knock off any eggs, but I was tempted.
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Overall 10
10

!READ THIS IF YOU WANT IT TO WORK GOOD!

Oscar U., Newegg
1 November 2012
  • Summary: It take little more time but if you want somethig good you need to put a little more of time whats good
  • Pros: The card works awsonme, very long range and fast but probaly like many reviews they say it works slow yes it did when i first put it in my computer but do this steps to make it work like how it suppost to work and for the money you pay, i did it and work perfectly
  • Cons: I got confuse because i dint know the problem
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Maxim_L, NCIX.com
15 October 2012
  • Summary: Ok...I was able to have a connection..so that a start...but who want a link unstable was going to 50 kb/s to 500 kb/s...even if it's was stable at 500 that way not enough. Test speed show 2 mb/s. On my Imac and macbook air and macbook pro(2006) i was getting 26 mb/s. After raging at it..i decide to turn it off and use the on board Wifi of my MOBO P8z77-Pro. AHHHHHHH! Back to my 26 mb/s. Dont buy that...I just dont know how check for my money back..
  • Pros: None, At least it's booted up..
  • Cons: All of what you can think
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