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Asus USB-AC56 review: Feature-rich and very fast

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The Asus USB-AC56 delivers top-shelf performance, but it’s also one of the more expensive 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB adapters you’ll encounter.

Price when rated: $70 (street price)


  • Very high TCP throughput—at least at close range
  • USB 3.0 interface and cradle
  • Internal and external antennas


  • Only average TCP throughput at longer ranges
  • Bulky and fragile when external antenna is attached
  • Expensive

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