- By Shi Xiao Min @Oct 11, 2013
The ASUS USB-N53 is a dual-band USB adapter that provides flexible
dual-band connection for lag-free streaming and high performance
networking. It also has a superior antenna design for extensive wireless
coverage. With the bundled USB cable, you can flexibly adjust the
antenna to receive the strongest signal. A friendly user interface
utility allows you to install and use the application easily, making the
USB-N53 a fantastic router both at home and on the road.
Flexible Dual-band Connection
Wireless-N dual-band internet application for lag-free, high defination
Power Signal Transmission
Superior antenna design for extensive wireless coverage- an increase of
more than 150%.
With the USB cable accessory, you can flexibly adjust the antenna to
receive the strongest signal.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Oct 11, 2013
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
2 x on-board PCB antenna
11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI)
802.11 a/b/g/n : downlink up to 300Mbps, uplink up to 300Mbps (20/40MHz)
b mode : 18.5 ~21.5 dBm g mode : 16.5 ~19.5 dBm n mode : 16.5 ~19.5 dBm a/n mode : 12.5 ~15.5 dBm
64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM
Mobile control center, Wireless setting, Mobile manager, Site survey, WPS Wizard
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, WPS support
CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, NCC, Wi-Fi
96 x 26 x 12.45 mm (LxWxH)
20 g (Device Only)
Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C ( °F to ºF) Storage Temperature: -10 ° to 70 ° C ( °F to °F) Operating Humidity: 15 % to 95 % (Non-condensing) Storage Humidity: 15 % to 95 % (Non-condensing)
Windows® 8 , 32bit/64bit Windows® 7 , 32bit/64bit Windows® Vista , 32bit/64bit Windows® XP , 32bit/64bit Mac OS X 10.5 Mac OS X 10.6 Mac OS X 10.7 Mac OS X 10.8
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Everything is good as mentioned in other reviews here. One thing to note, I'm using Window 7 64-bit system, but the drivers on CD or Asus web cannot get it working; I can see adapter in system as a grey icon but cannot truly Enable it. I ended up manually installing WindowXP 64-bit driver from the CD to get the adapeter working. Painful experience.
I was having connectivity issues with this until I stopped using the USB-N53 Utility. Could not stay connected to 2.4GHz or 5GHz network and software errors when more than one user is logged in. Switched to the built-in Windows wireless manager and have had no issues since.
Prior to buying this wireless USB I purchased the ASUS S400CA ultrabook. The ultrabook has been fantastic except for the new 'green' Atheros on-board wireless card put into many new notebooks due to its small power footprint. Unfortunately the network cards range quite poor and there are multiple driver/compatibility issues with Windows 8. I purchased the USB-N53 to increase the poor range and reception I'm getting with the on-board card. I'm 30 feet away from the modem in a coach house separated from the main house(with a yard and three walls between me and the modem). At first I disappointed that I only received 3 bars reception... until I performed a speed test. I'm quite impressed to say that with only 3 bars on Shaw Extreme 25MB/S service that I'm receiving a reliable 20MB/S download speed (5ghz band), compared to the 1-4MB/S and spotty reception that I was receiving with the S400's lousy on-board card. This rather impressive performance may be due to the fact that the USB-N53 is also paired with ASUS's RT-N56U dual band router. I'm looking forward to testing this wireless adapter's performance on faster connections.
seems to work well but I use it mostly for the 2.4Ghz band, so not sure how well it works in 5Ghz band. The dongle is very big and the end cap doens't mount on the other end like many similar dongle.
I purchased this adapter in conjunction with an Asus RT-N53 router and I am extremely impressed with performance and signal quality. I am using this adapter on the 5GHz band and have rock solid 5 bars from the other end of the house (60 Ft open air). Installation was extremely quick with the provided driver CD which at my time of purchase had the latest drivers from Asus. You can a short 4 inch usb extension cable made of flexible metal similar to a lamp to position the device on your pc for maximum signal quality. In fact the only negative point I can make is the size of the unit. Compared to most other wireless N adapters this is very large, and looks "goofy" when connected to a small laptop or net book. However, that aside this is an all around fantastic device.
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