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Who makes the best 802.11ac Wi-Fi client USB adapter?

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

At a Glance
  • Asus USB AC56 Dual-band Wireless-AC1200 Adapter

    PCWorld Rating

    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.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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