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- Rated 4.5 stars
- Asus USB-N53 Wireless Adapter
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- Cosmetic AppealEditor: 100%
- Design & Build QualityEditor: 80%
- FeaturesEditor: 90%
- FunctionEditor: 100%
- Value For The PriceEditor: 100%
The Asus Black Diamond USB-N53 Wireless Adapter allows for high speed dual band wireless connectivity.
Asus USB-N53 Wireless Adapter Features
- Brand Name: Asus
- Model: USB-N53
- Width: 5.60 inches
- Height: 1.50 inches
- Weight: 0.40 pounds
- 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
We are pleased to say the Asus USB-N53 Wireless Adapter has been supplying our desktop rig with fast wireless capabilities for the past couple of months. Since wireless internet has become such a household amenity in the vast majority of the US, it was about time we converted all of our setups to be wireless compatible. Our preference was a wireless USB adapter (dongle) over a wireless card due to its simple installation and the fact that it can be easily transferred to multiple devices. It features a glossy and high quality carbon fiber look that will impressive any buyer.Since we are running a dual band internet setup in our office, we thought why not find a quality dual band adapter that will ensure we get maximum effectiveness. Our first impression of this adapter was man was this thing designed to be attractive. It features a glossy and high quality carbon fiber look that will impressive any buyer. It feels substantial enough to give us the impression that it should last a long time. Trust us when we say you will not get the feeling this is cheaply made by any means. The overall size is rather large in comparison to some competitors, but since it is so sleek looking, it doesn't bother us. The supplied flexible USB capable allows for the adapter to be positioned practically anywhere even due to its large size. After plugging in the device and quickly installing the supplied software we were running smoothly with blazing fast speeds. The connection and signal is strong and consistent.We'd like to note that some users and reviews are saying the supplied software is not compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. We'd like to confirm that the software is giving us no issues using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. The connection and signal is strong and consistent. We rely on it often for tasks such as streaming video or online gaming without experiencing any issues that would result in interruptions in our signal. This wireless adapter is a serious deal at the given price and we HIGHLY suggest it for anyone in the market for a new wireless adapter.
What are others saying about the Asus USB N53 Wireless Adapter?
This adapter is replacing a top of the line Netgear adapter. Performance difference is staggering! Lower latency, higher bandwidth at the same distance.
– Michael Adam Dermody (Amazon Reviewer)
No hassle install with a good signal. I was surprised at how big this thing was, but the flexible USB adapter let me position it out of the way easily.
-Daniel W Newton (Amazon Reviewer)
This adapter looks cool too, but who cares? The built-in antennas get a great signal. N broadcast signal is the only way to go, and if you have the means to utilize the 5ghz channel – DO SO! Would buy this again.
-Daniel Caldwell (Amazon Reviewer)
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As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.