ASUS Wireless Adapters
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 02-01-2012
Provided by: ASUS
Pages:
First Look PCE-N10


This wireless adapter is strictly the latest wireless-n protocol. The box contains the wireless card, a single antenna, documentation, and software. The software should work just fine, though I typically grab the latest drivers and software from the ASUS website.

Let's look at the full specifications of the PCE-N10.

Network Standard:

- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Interface:

- PCI Express

Antenna:

- 1 x R SMA Antenna

Operating Frequency:

- 2.4 GHz

Operation Channel:

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

Data Rate:

- 802.11 a/b/g/n : downlink up to 150Mbps, uplink up to 150Mbps(20/40MHz)

Output Power:

- b mode : 15.5 ~18.5 dBm
- g mode : 13.5 ~15.5 dBm
- n mode : 12.5 ~14.5 dBm

Modulation:

- CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM

Management:

- Software AP

Utilities:

- Wireless setting, Site survey, WPS Wizard

Security:

- 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS support

Certifications:

- CE, FCC, C-Tick, IC, NCC

Physical Specifications:

- 121 x 88 x 22 mm (WxDxH)
- Weight: 56g

Environmental Specifications:

- Operating Temperature: 0 C to 45 C (32 F to 104 F)
- Storage Temperature: -20 to 65 C (-4 F to 149 F)
- Operating Humidity: 5 % to 95 % (Non-condensing)
- Storage Humidity: 5 % to 95 % (Non-condensing)

OS Support:

- Windows 7 32bit/64bit
- Windows Vista 32bit/64bit
- Windows XP 32bit/64bit
- Linux Kernel 2.6 (Support Ubuntu only)

Package Contents:

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

As you can gather from the specs, while this is a more versatile offering, it contains less features than the N13. On the next page we will take a look at a USB solution.


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