Asus - IEEE 802.11n USB - Wi-Fi Adapter - Black

The ASUS USB-N13 specially-designed internal antenna provides you consistent transmission and wide coverage. The WPA/WPA2 enterprise encryption enables you to access corporate certificate-based authentication network, ensure that you to communicate und

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Overview

What's Included


  • USB-N13 Pro N USB Adaptor
  • Quick start guide
  • Support CD
  • Warranty Card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (36 out of 43)

Features


Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11n

ISM Band: Yes

Number of Antennas: 2

Antenna Type: PCB Antenna

Indoor Antenna Range: 492.1 ft

Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbps

Host Interface: USB

Height: 0.4"

Width: 0.9"

Depth: 2.8"

Weight (Approximate): 0.42 oz


Overall customer rating

4.3
84%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work w/Linux Mint (is Realtek not Ralink)

    Posted
    whyatt
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    If you are a Linux Mint user looking for a wireless adapter that works out-of-the-box then look elsewhere. I run Linux Mint 13 LTS (Maya) and thought I was buying the older ASUS NSB-N13 adapter. Although all markings on the box and on the adapter label this as the older ASUS USB-N13 adapter with the older Ralink chipset (which reportedly DOES work out-of-the-box with Linux Mint), it is really the newer ASUS NSB-N13 B1 adapter with the Realtek chipset (which DOES NOT work natively with Linux Mint). I verified this using 'lsusb' which shows the vendor:model code. The older adapter using Ralink had native Linux drivers which worked, the Realtek does not. The "installer" (really a BASH script that compiles the driver) fails. The driver downloadable from Realtek's website is older and will not install/work either. Linux Mint's built-in driver also cannot drive this adapter. The only way to make this unit work would be by wrappering the Windows drivers for it with NDIS. I already do this with another wireless adapter and, although that other adapter works, the connection is dropped at random times. The whole point of this exercise was avoiding having to use NDIS to wrapper Windows drivers. Also, emailing the company was no help. I was sent a "we received your support request" and then no follow-up. Perhaps this adapter works natively with Linux Mint 17 LTS, but it certainly doesn't with Linux Mint 15 LTS. I wish I could rate this as zero stars, but the website doesn't allow it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly very good

    Posted
    Blackrock
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    Purchased this for a home built computer that didn't have a wireless card, so needed this for access to the internet (and our home network). Initially, there were some issues with this connecting, with it sometimes connecting, sometimes not; it turned out that the device was not always checked as being active. Corrected this, and it has been working great since. To be honest, I couldn't say whether this is an issue with the device, or something else in the home built computer. I can say that, since this issue was resolved, this has been working great and has provided surprisingly high speeds. I do recommend this product, and am a fan of ASUS products in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent wifi device

    Posted
    JustinP
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    I don't remember where I purchased this one from, but it's definitely a great deal and the price is right! Yes it is a newer revision with a different chipset being using. Yes it does work very well in Linux, I have personally got it to have full signal and throughput in Ubuntu and Mint. Others say that it can also be done in Fedora as well. It is NOT a problem with the actual device, it's a problem with lack of support for the chipset due to the manufacture doesn't fully support open source. Quick easy fix to get it going: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205444&p=12967859#post12967859 Hope this is a help!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Easy

    Posted
    Jimz4

    Took me about 1 min to get this hooked up and running on my windows 7. It very simple to use (put in the disc and follow the directions). Now my web pages and sites load extremely fast... while telling you how fast and what speed thing are moving. Also, when you begin setup, it has a nice window that automatically opens up with a clear and easy to understand menu that allows you to find everything you need in an instance. You really can't bet the prices and the quality of the item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile and compact

    Posted
    Mack
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    After studying many different brands this came out the winner for being very versatile, and the right price. Does its job extremely well, but the setup instructions/ CD did not really tell me exactly what to do and the tech support in huge numbers in the packaging is not a working number. The blue light flashes constantly which is distracting so you have to hide it from view. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit, for reference to readers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Network Adapter

    Posted
    Pasoalex
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    Purchased this adapter to hook up my 6 year old HP desktop to my wireless network. Ran the disk plugged it in and it works great. Only wish I had ordered two at the sale price but will probably get another you just dont know when you might need to add to your network. Will also set it up to work in our Airstream to use when we go camping. Most campgrounds now offer WiFi .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB Wi-Fi adapter

    Posted
    CasitaRick
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    This USB Wi-Fi adapter comes with a semi-rigid 3 inch extension cable which permits you to orient it in an manner several inches from the computer USB port which may give you a signal with less interference or shielding. Driver software is excellent with easy to understand graphic presentation of available servers and performance. I recommend this-great value for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for an Older PC

    Posted
    HappyInNC
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    I wanted to connect my old non-wireless PC to the internet without having to attach a cord to the modem. Bought this, installed the software from the included CD, plugged it into the USB drive, and VOILA! I am on the internet and on the same network as my other computer! Everything should work this easily. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend



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