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Model Number: USB-AC53 NANO
Web Code: 11427908

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Asus USB-AC53 NANO IEEE 802.11ac - Wi-Fi Adapter for Notebook - USB 2.0 - 1.17 Gbit/s - 2.40 GHz ISM - 5 GHz UNII - External

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Asus USB-AC53 NANO IEEE 802.11ac - Wi-Fi Adapter for Notebook - USB 2.0 - 1.17 Gbit/s - 2.40 GHz ISM - 5 GHz UNII - External

The plug-and-forget Wi-Fi upgrade! Extreme 5th-generation Wi-Fi speed Super-fast Wi-Fi ever becomes more accessible via USB, going up to 867Mbps on the clear 5GHz band. Using 802.11ac wireless, faster connectivity and enjoyment come to all your devices. Multi-user MIMO support MU-MIMO technology boosts connection speed when multiple compatible clients are online. Travel-friendly design The USB-AC53 Nano is specially-designed to be compact and durable to safely and securely stay plugged into a notebook PC even inside a slim carrying case. Selectable dual-band 300Mbps/ 867Mbps bandwidth Dual-band operation suits mainstream and power users. The 2.4 GHz band is perfect for web browsing, email, and social networking, while the 5 GHz frequency enables smooth 4K streaming and online gaming for blazingly fast and lag-free home entertainment.Connect reliably to a home or business network with this Wi-Fi Adapter, that features IEEE 802.11ac technology and speeds up to 1.17 Gbit/sWith this USB 2.0 adapter, which supports data transfer speeds up to 480Mbps, have full wireless performance without any compromiseAdd wireless connectivity to a computer without the hassle of internal installation with this external adapter

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Of the 3079 reviewers who responded, 2755 would recommend this product.

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  • WiFi 5.0GHz with Windows 10
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Traci - February 24, 2018

    Found out by purchasing and returning a few other WiFi adapters that most do not actually let you use 5GHz due to a Windows 10 update from early 2017. (Other products do not mention this, since they did work at the time their packaging/instructions came out.) Most people don't care and are happy with 2.4GHz, but I purchased this specifically for 5.0GHz. The chipset in this Asus device is not bothered by that W10 update, and it is less expensive than the other WiFi adapters I purchased and tried to force to work. We do find we have to reconnect the WiFi signal every few days, though we haven't confirmed that this device is at fault for that.

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Fast WiFi adapter
    Verified BuyerReviewed by IthacaDoc - February 11, 2019

    The WiFi speed on my 2-yr old Dell XPS laptop suddenly dropped to almost nothing (around 1-3 Mbs/s). I still have no idea what happened... I suspect somebody screwed up the latest driver, but I and my IT guy couldn't find any fix. So I figured I'd try this as a workaround. I disabled the laptop adapter and plugged this in. Without the driver, the speed was crazy bad (0.03). But after installing the driver, I'm getting speeds ranging from 40-110 (depending on the network)! My only gripe is the speed has disappeared a couple times. Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver fixed it, but that's pretty annoying. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often.

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Fast when it works but disconnects regularly
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Tecgheek360 - March 13, 2017

    When I first purchased this a few weeks ago there was no reviews on this product yet. The device is crazy fast but occasionally the speeds will start to crawl to the point that it was even slowing my internet speeds. That's not the worse part. Occasionally it will disconnect and I have to manually enable the connection again. Its easy to reconnect but I access my pc remotely and you don't want disconnects from online gaming. This was an upgrade for me from the dual band netgear adapter on this pc and that wireless adapter never disconnected once for me. Will return this product and purchase another netgear adapter as I put the old adapter on a 2nd pc.

    Review originally posted on

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

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