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Asus Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter with Graphical Easy Interface (USB-N53)

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  • 300Mbps two-way link provides you a free and consistent wireless connection
  • Software AP function can easily turn your computer into a wireless access point
  • With USB cable inside, you can flexibly adjust the dongle to receive strongest signal
  • WPS button to complete the secure connection setting
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Asus
  • Model: USB-N53
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabits Per Second
  • Weight: 0.40 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.5 x 6 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005SAKW9G
  • Item model number: USB-N53
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2011

Product Description

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USB-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter

Put fast and compatible dual band internet performance in the palm of your hand with the powerful USB-N53 wireless adapter. Better than most built-in notebook Wi-Fi, other external adapters, and rivaling the speed of many dedicated PCI Express cards, this wireless adapter features an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to get the best signal strength and customize settings. Setup is also made easy with plug-and-play, CD-free installation.

Other adapters make you choose from either 2.4GHz or 5GHz, so if you want fast speed of the 5GHz stream you have to sacrifice the compatibility that the 2.4GHz offers. But the USB-N53 dual-band capability allows for concurrent, simultaneously 2.4GHz and 5GHz streams to give you the best of both worlds. Beautiful, light, and equipped with ASUS' exclusive networking features, the USB-N53 eliminates the need for a PCIe network card or on-board Wi-Fi – only requiring a single free USB port. With the included mini USB extension cord, adjust the antenna to receive the strongest signal.

This wireless adapter lets you wireless connect other devices to it as an Internet access point with the Software AP. The graphical user interface, EZ UI, centralizes all wireless information into one place with useful real-time information on signal strength and data throughput. The WPS Push Button simplifies secure connections with a single push of a button that detects even hidden routers and internet access points and prompts for passcode access. Additionally, the WPS push button effortlessly syncs to another device with the USB-N53 if both buttons are pressed together.


USB-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter

Key Features

  • Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connection signals with speeds up to 300Mbps (N600) for best wireless performance
  • Included USB extension cable lets you easily adjust the antenna for the best signal strength
  • Easy-to-use centralized EZ UI graphical user interface provides useful connection information in real time
  • Plug-n-surf installation for quick, straightforward installation
  • Software AP turns into a wireless access point for other devices
  • WPS function instantly and securely connects to routers and internet access points





Easy-to-use EZ UI graphical interface lets you easily
connect to and manage networks.

Real-time monitoring gives you the information you
need to achieve the greatest signal strength for the fastest
Internet connectivity.






What's in the Box

  • USB-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter
  • Quick-start Guide
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Card
  • Adjustable USB Extension Cable

Specifications

  • Network Standard: IEEE802.11a ,IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11n
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Antenna: 2 on-board PCB antenna
  • Network Architecture Types: Infrastructure and ad-hoc
  • Applications: Software AP (Win 7&XP & Vista only)
  • Operating Frequency: 5.180 -5.825 GHz With 2.412 -2.462 GHz
  • Operation Channel: 802.11b/g/n: CH01-CH11, 802.11a : CH 36 -64,149 -165
  • Data Rate:
    • 802.11n:Tx: 300Mbps (Max) / Rx: 300Mbps (Max), 802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
    • 802.11b:11/5.5/2/1Mbps, 802.11a:54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
  • Output Power: 20dBm +-1.5dBm (b mode), 18dBm +-1.5dBm (g mode), 18dBm +-1.5dBm (2.4G n mode), 14dBm +-1.5dBm (a mode), 14dBm +-1.5dBm (5G n mode)
  • LED Indicator: Link & Activity & Power, WPS
  • Buttons: WPS
  • Support OS: Windows XP(x86/x64)/ Vista(x86/x64)/ 7(x86/x64)
  • Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
  • Certifications: CE, FCC, IC C-Tick, NCC
  • Dimensions: 3.78 x 1.02 x 0.49 -inches (L x W x H)
  • Weight:0.7 ounces
  • Interface Type:1 x WAN, 4 x LAN RJ-45 for 10/100 Base T, Support Ethernet and 802.3 with max bit rate 10/100 Mbps
  • Antenna: 2 x internal antenna for 2.4 GHz with peak gain 2.5 dBi, 2 x internal antenna for 5 GHz with peak gain 4 dBi
  • Memory: 8 MB flash and 32MB/64MB RAM
  • Power Adapter: AC input: 100V ~ 240V (50~60Hz) DC output: 12V / 1A
  • Operating Frequency: Concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Data Rate: 802.11n: up to 300Mbps; 802.11a/g: up to 54Mbps; 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
  • Output Power: a/n mode: 14~16dBm @ EVM< -28dB; g/n mode: 17~19dBm @ EVM< -28dB; b mode: 20dBm @ EVM< 35%
  • Encryption: Supports 64/128-bit WEP; WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK; WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise; WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
  • Management:DHCP Server, EZQoS (Easy Quality of Service), MSSID Connection (1 + 3), Operation mode: Router/ AP, Web-based administration, System Event Log, Firmware Upgrade: Save/ Restore Configuration File
  • Network Protocol: Automatic IP, Static IP, PPPoE (MPPE supported), PPTP, L2TP
  • Security: Logging: Dropped packet, security event, Syslog; Firewall (router mode): NAT and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection), intrusion detection including logging; Filtering (Router mode): Port, IP packet, URL keyword, MAC address


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Product Description

Wireless-N dual-band adapter allows you to connect to 2.4GHz for basic Internet application or 5GHz for lag-free streaming and high performance networking through dual-band wireless router.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great adapter, better than the Netgear and I do highly recommend the Asus Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless-N USB Adapter!
Pinhead
Data transfer speeds are awesome with the 5GHz band, Im getting consistant +8MB/sec speeds, way faster than your typical 2.4 Ghz data transfer rates.
MedicAbe
Unfortunately, this adapter seems to have terrible software issues and in my case, it caused my computer to crash with the BSOD every 10-30 minutes.
Gin Yum

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Chiyonosake on January 25, 2012
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I usually get PCI/PCI-e wireless adapters, media bridges, or play around with DD-WRT. I also still use an old, but reliable PCI WMP300N (for 20 dollars plus free 3 antenna booster that I can stick on my wall above my desk, can't beat that, but this was 3 years ago).

Well, I needed a quick solution to get my cousin's computer on my wireless without having to worry about buying another router and load up DD-WRT. I did some comparing between USB vs PCI/PCI-e network cards and since USB 2.0 runs at 480Mbps, having a USB wifi adapter that runs at 300Mbps (8Mbit = 1MByte for those that don't know, so 480Mbps = 60MBps). Also being dual band, even more reason I wanted to get it.

My cousin's system and mine both run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Set up was easy. Plugged in the USB extension cable (which is only like 4-5inches long, but it was a flex cable so I could point the USB dongle upward, instead of having it just sit horizontal out of the back of the system. After that, plugged in the USB dongle, ran the set up disc, and was able to navigate easily through the utility. You can also use the Windows 7 default Wireless settings to use the adapter. Once you get on, go to the ASUS website and download the latest utility and drivers. The utility was easy, and I actually like it better.

Set up the computer for the 5GHz band and it was set, got full 300Mbps, sometimes drops down to 243Mbps minimal. Also that computer was the only one in the area that had the 5GHz set up, so no congestion.

This was an easy and quick set up, also being USB it's great for when family or friends visit and want to set them up with something quickly and easily. Also great as a spare in case your own wireless goes out in the computer.

I highly recommend this product.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Michael Adam Dermody on November 7, 2011
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I recently got this wireless adapter to go with my new ASUS wireless router (also awesome). This adapter is replacing a top of the line Netgear adapter. Performance difference is staggering! Lower latency, higher bandwidth at the same distance. The software AP feature is neat I guess. There are free programs to accomplish the same, but I think this is the first time it has been integrated into the adapter software by the manufacturer. I imagine that the improved antenna design in this adapter would make it a solid candidate for being used as a software AP. The adapter software itself...I'm not a big fan. It is very pretty and functional and all. I'm just a bit more minimalistic. Personal preference, nothing wrong with the software. All in all, I'm very happy and ASUS is regaining my trust (a bout of bad motherboards turned me off a while back). The company's recent moves in sound cards (DX2) and wireless (this adapter and the N56U router) are making me consider trying more of their hardware again.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Greg on November 30, 2011
I was reluctant on buying this at first because USB devices usually fall short when compared to PCIe cards, but not this one.

I bought mine today to use with an ASUS RT-N56U router and I have had continous signals without any dropouts.

I'm presently using this on a desktop housed inside an enclosure cabinet, dedicated solely on the 5 GHz band, and I have had a constant signal of 216 thru 246 mbps at a distance of 40 feet/and four walls.

I have tinkered with this on my laptop too and received a constant signal of 300 mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. However, I already have a wireless card for it, and my desktop was the top priority. I noticed that I'm receiving a stronger signal using the USB extention cable, which is an added benefit.

I also noticed that if the desktop PC is taken out of the cabinet and the USB stick is exposed to the room, the signal tops out at a consistent 300 mbps.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By complex zeros on February 16, 2012
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Great featues: dual-band, 802.11n. Also, it works on Linux (tested on Ubuntu 10.4 and 11.10) with Ralink RT3572usb driver. It even connects to N networks with this driver. For details on how to get it working on Ubuntu, see: askubuntu.com/a/104586/5696
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alfredo on June 25, 2012
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If you can read and follow the (very simple) instructions, then you you'll have in this dongle a trustfull companion to your WiFi N Router and prevent install headaches.

I am a Engineer that likes to read all of the manuals, but as the instructions were simple and clear, as a field test, I ask my 12 years-old kid to do the installing and everything went fine.

In 5 GHz it provides a better transfer rate than cable ( 330 Mbps x 100 Mbps) and in 2.4 GHz it is working on 140 Mbps using dual channel.

I live in an apartment, and this device can listen trough the walls, and has a better reception than the original WiFi adapter my Samsung notebook has.

I also recomend using the Asus Black Diamond dual-band router, that is a perfect match to this adapter and is working beautifully with my Apple TV and other devices in home.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MedicAbe on March 5, 2013
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The excellent, Good 2.4 and 5Ghz range. This adapter stays very cool thanks to the USB bendable Extension and bigger plastic case design... Signal strength is great for the 2.4 GHz/5ghz band, and on par with all other WLAN dongles. Data transfer speeds are awesome with the 5GHz band, Im getting consistant +8MB/sec speeds, way faster than your typical 2.4 Ghz data transfer rates. The Asus WLAN utility is a great tool for finding info about your network, but you dont need it...

The Bad, Windows XP, Windows 7 functionality epic, but Windows 8 x64 is lame( as of 2/20/13). Microsoft has not released completed drivers yet, so you actually loose the 5GHz band functionality completely, 2.4 GHZ 300Mbps connections remain unaffected and speedy... If you have windows 8 and your 5.0GHz connections are not popping up, the solution is to go to Asus.com website and find the windows 7 x64 drivers. Install that and your 5GHz band is up and running. Because the USB dongle itself is a little bulky, this dongle will kinda prevent you from plugging in a second device if you have two horizontal USB ports side by side on your laptop.... You can get around this by using the supplied USB extension though and life is good.

Info to consider:
When looking at a wireless network setup, your router is the best thing to consider... Your Wireless devices can only go as fast as the router does... Especially when you transfer files among your devices... Any brand will give you nice speedy internet access and download speeds with decent range, but good routers are quick and responsive to moving files among your house's network, high speed transferring data at long range ... Invest a little more in speed, bandwidth, and dual core processors routers if you are going to push it a little more. Asus wireless devices cost a touch more, but these are the devices that you can push for excellent results in performance
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