ASUS Wireless Adapters
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-01-2012
Provided by: ASUS
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First Look PCE-N13


The first option is the PCE-N13, one of two PCI-e internal cards we will be evaluating. This add-in card supports wireless networks a b/g/n. Inside of the box we find the adapter, two antennas, instructions and software. The included software can be used to set a computer up as an Access Point in addition to traditional usage.

Let's take a look at the full specifications.

Network Standard:

- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Interface:

- PCI Express BUS Management Interface

Antenna:

- 2 RP SMA JACK RF connectors

Operating Frequency:

- 2.4 GHz

Operation Channel:

- 11 for N. America, 14 Japan, 13 Europe (ETSI)

Data Rate:

- 801.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
- 802.11n: downlink up to 300Mbps, uplink up to 150Mbps(20/40MHz)

Output Power:

- 18dBm(b mode)
- 15~18dBm(g mode)
- 13~16dBm(n mode)

Modulation:

- 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM, DSSS

Management:

- Software AP(Win XP & Vista only)
- Xlink Kai( Win XP & Mac OS only)

Utilities:

- Mobile control center - Integrate all tools and indicate real time status information on system tray
- Wireless setting - Diagnose and configure your wireless network settings with on-line trouble shooting feature
- Mobile manager - Support automatic roaming and network reconfiguration between different locations
- Site survey - Explore your wireless networking topology through a handy way
- WPS Wizard - High-speed wireless network is just a few clicks away

Security:

- 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

Certifications:

- FCC, CE, IC

Physical Specifications:

- Dimensions: 69.7 x 122 x 4.6 mm (not including the size of Antenna)
- Weight:78g

Environmental Specifications:

- Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
- Storage Temperature: -20 to 70 C (-4F to 158F)
- Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (Non-condensing)
- Storage Humidity: 5% to 95% RH (Non-condensing)

OS Support:

- Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Linux Kernel 2.6.29 (Support Ubuntu 2.6 only)

Package Contents:

- Wireless LAN Adapter *1
- Support CD *1
- Dipole Antenna *2
- Warranty card *1
- Low Profile Bracket *1

On the next page we will take a look at the other internal wireless card.


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