Asus PCE-N53 - Dont Bother,
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This review is from: Asus PCE-N53 300Mbps Wireless Network Interface Card (Accessory)
Windows 7 Installation 32 bit. BT Home Hub
Maybe I had a Friday afternoon card but it failed to work at all. I tried several times to get the card to work but with no Success. The Driver / Utility installed but Asus software would not initiate, I got the latest software from Asus on a wired link and still nothing. When I eventually got the Software to open it would not talk to the card. I tried many times with different configurations but still no success. Device manager would pick the card up but no networks were found even in ADHOC trying basic WPS connection.. Nothing!
I tried an install with and without the PC's LAN enabled / Disabled, also roaming/Radio/ with variants plus enabled / disabled, 2.4/5 variants, and different compatability modes switched / unswitched and started over many times. Every time running diagnostics on the card the end problem being that the card would not enable properly and or talk to the Asus software or Windows management, it would appear like it was there but there was definitely no one home. Windows troubleshoot pointed towards Driver error.
I'm sure if you get a good one your OK, but the Asus software even when it does work isn't great and if there is a problem with the Card or driver the software will not initiate at all. All of these installs were tried with and without Firewall/ program firewall enabled & disabled, with latest drivers & software, in stand alone windows control & in Most basic adhoc.
In Theory it should work straight out the box with or without the ASUS utility install, in practice NBG!
Definately a return item. Amazon - faultless Service & very helpful as usual, easy return/ refund process, no quibble. Would always purchase from Amazon.