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ASUS PCE-AC56 1300Mbps PCI Express WiFi Adapter

CCL Code: NET1971
Manufacturer Code: 90IG00K0-BM0000
Manufacturer: ASUS
ASUS PCE-AC56 1300Mbps PCI Express WiFi Adapter

Key Features:

  • Wireless Type: 802.11ac
  • Speed: Up to 1300Mbps
  • Interface: PCI Express
  • WPS Support: No
  • Removeable Antenna: Yes

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The easy way to upgrade any desktop PC to super-fast next-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi

The ASUS PCE-AC56 is a 802.11ac Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter which upgrades your desktop from tangle-some Ethernet cables to carefree industry-leading 802.11ac at up to 867 Mbps. Broadcom® TurboQAM™ technology super-charges 2.4 GHz 802.11n performance from 300 Mbps to 400 Mbps with compatible devices. Plus, the stylish external magnetized antenna base gives you more flexibility in adjusting antenna placement to get the best signal reception quality possible.

Fastest Wi-Fi standard: 802.11ac

The PCE-AC56 uses Broadcom’s new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset to reach speeds of up to 867 Mbps through the 5 GHz band, which is three times faster than 802.11n Wi-Fi. At the same time, it maintains full backward compatibility with all previous Wi-Fi protocols, providing high performance two-way transmission while ensuring a smooth transition to 802.11ac and seamless interconnection with existing devices.

Extend and strengthen your wireless connection

ASUS AiRadar intelligently strengthens wireless connectivity using 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification, and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. This ensures extended coverage, dynamic data speed increases, and enhanced stability.

No more dead zones with 150% better coverage!

A powerful signal-boosting high-gain design gives the PCE-AC56 improved signal transmission that extends Wi-Fi range and coverage by up to 150% compared to generic client devices. This extended coverage minimizes the possibility of dead spots at any location, offering fast and uninterrupted HD streaming and smooth multiplayer gaming throughout the home or office.

*Verified by ASUS internal test. Actual performance may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors.

Instant Wi-Fi upgrade for desktops

With its PCI Express interface, the PCE-AC56 plugs into any motherboard to give your desktop an instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade, with access to speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps. As it connects directly to the motherboard, there are no messy cables to clutter your computing environment, and no dedicated power supply is required.

Stylish Aluminum heasink handles heat for extra stability

The added heatsink uses highly-conductive aluminum to remove heat from the chipset, ensuring greater reliability for non-stop operation. Lower temperatures translate into a more stable device in all climate conditions, even during hot summers, and greater stability means more consistent connectivity and longer product lifespan. Plus, the heatsink has been crafted for a stylish look, once more showing ASUS always goes beyond the spec.

Main Features

  • Instant 802.11ac Wi-Fi upgrade for your desktop PC: no more messy Ethernet cables needed.
  • Next-generation 802.11ac chipset for super-fast connections up to 867 Mbps
  • Selectable dual-band 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz operation, backwards-compatible with all existing devices
  • Broadcom© TurboQAM technology gives 33% faster 802.11n performance, with speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • High-power design reduces wireless dead zones with 150% greater coverage
  • Specially designed heatsink ensures stable and reliable continuous operation

Wireless LAN

Wireless Type IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


Interface PCI Express

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10


In The Box Wireless Card, Dipole Antenna x2, External magnetic antenna base, Low Profile Bracket, Support CD, Warranty card
Width 99.1 mm
Depth 120.9 mm
Height 21.6 mm
Weight 105 g

Key Features

Interface Type PCI Express
Main Colour Red
WPS Support No
Removable Antenna Yes
Interface Type PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe
WiFi Speed 1300 Mbps
Wireless Adapter Type Internal

Wireless Communications

WiFi Type 802.11ac


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90IG00K0-BM0000
Alternative Part Number PCE-AC56
EAN 4716659504863
UPC 886227504862
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer ASUS
Manufacturer Code 90IG00K0-BM0000

Do you have you a question about the ASUS PCE-AC56 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1300 PCI-E Adapter?

Q: 1) What version of bluetooth does it support? 2) Are AMD CPUs supported?
Answer by Website User on 1st July 2019
This does not support Bluetooth, however this will work with AMD CPU's as long as you are using a supported OS. - Kristian N
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Q: How do I get my PCE-AC56 to work at the 1300mbps, listed in the specs? I thought you needed a WiFi card with three antennas to do that?
Answer by Website User on 30th March 2019
Unfortunately we do not have this information you will need to contact the manufacturer to help with your query. - Kristian N
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Q: The specs don't say so thought I'd ask, does this support Windows 10
Answer by Website User on 29th January 2019
it does support windows 10, we will edit the listing soon - Kristian N
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Q: Will this recognise Linux Mint vers 17.3 and 19.1?
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Q: will this fit on ga-970a-ud3 with windows 7 64bit
Answer by Dan on 5th October 2016
It will, yes. -Danlevan
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5 / 5 14 reviews


last month

Perfect, perfect, perfect.


6 months ago

great wireless adapter, was worried about it fitting in the pcie slot above my large sized gfx card, but it fits easily, would recommend


August 2019

Great speeds, signal and build quality.


July 2019

Eveything alright fast delivery


July 2019

ive always used a lan cable for the internet and now i get a faster speed wireless!! cant believe i waited this long before changing. now i have hassle free super fast broadband with faultless connection. superb adapter at the best price i could find on the net. top stuff!!

Tiago Rosado

May 2019

Great item and look cool in my tower :)

Simon Murphy

March 2019

This PCI express wi-fi card is excellent. Very fast and reliable as long as you install just the driver and not the utility software which in my experience which many different brands of wi-fi adapters causes issues with the performance of the device. I'm relieved that Asus did not make the mistake of only providing the driver and utility software integrated in to the same installation package with this model as they have done with previous wi-fi adapters. Never install utility software for your wi-fi adapter if you don't have to. I especially admire the option to attach your own antennas as my wi-fi signal has a fair distance to travel to reach my computer so I have 2, 25 DB Yagi antennas attached for a much better reception. A flawless combination. A great wi-fi card for a fair price from a trusted retailer (CCL Computers).


February 2019

Excellent price, great product and very fast delivery. But with confidence. A++++


January 2019

Fast shipment, good product with high speeds, was reconnecting all the time, but issue was with router, had to split 2.4 and 5 ghz on to 2 ssid names.

Owen Wisden

December 2018

really good my gaming PC WiFi is a lot better now fast.


December 2018

Read reviews on this product and it got a good write up.Since i have got this it has increased my download speed greatly and i am very pleased,


October 2018

Perfect for 5hgz connections. Plug it in to my PC and auto installed. No problems with it at all


October 2018

Very good product for amount of money spent. Would recommend


October 2018

Super Product, very fast transfer of data 5*