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Old December 31, 2013, 03:45 AM
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If anyone knows anything about the ASUS PCE-AC68 Wifi Adapter, can you please tell me if it would be compatible on all routers, or just some, or would it simply just perform to the best of its ability?

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Old December 31, 2013, 04:25 AM
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No, it will work with any router that it is compatible with (Usually 802.11a/b/g/n and now ac.. as long as your router has one of the standards that is on the adapter it will work at the highest available standard.

Obviously best is to get 2 the same.. but there is no reason not to get ac capable adapter even if your router isn't, your next one might..
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Old December 31, 2013, 05:01 AM
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You won't however get the benefits of ac unless both router and adapter are the same.
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meaning the AC network, units that plug into wall should same on the powerline you can use what ever protocol matches the ac line network to connect
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Old December 31, 2013, 07:55 AM
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No, it will work with any router that it is compatible with (Usually 802.11a/b/g/n and now ac.. as long as your router has one of the standards that is on the adapter it will work at the highest available standard.

Obviously best is to get 2 the same.. but there is no reason not to get ac capable adapter even if your router isn't, your next one might..
This. It will work at the highest speed your router supports. The 802.11G/N/AC standards are set by the IEEE, any router or adapter labeled with those standards should work with any other device.
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Old December 31, 2013, 08:13 AM
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So, The Asus PCE-AC68 will work on most routers, but not quite to the same standards?
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Old December 31, 2013, 08:19 AM
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How would I heck to see if my router is capable of connecting with the PCE-AC68?
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Old December 31, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Look on the label. If it says 802.11 it will connect.
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Old December 31, 2013, 12:51 PM
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meaning the AC network, units that plug into wall should same on the powerline you can use what ever protocol matches the ac line network to connect
ac is the new wifi standard.. not power-line.
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ac is the new wifi standard.. not power-line.
AC is a new wireless connection but by wouldn't say its the new standard. Lots of people are still using G and more are starting to use N
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