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Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan

FCC approval date: 11 September 2013
UPC: 886227557790 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

B00F42V83C (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Interface: PCIe

Form factor tags: single-lane

ID: 14e4:43a0 (16 addl. devices)
Windows: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A0

Industry Canada ID: 3568A-PCEAC68

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360

Probable Linux driver
should work with Broadcom's latest wl driver is now available on Broadcom's site is available in...
Alberto Milone's Broadcom testing PPA or the broadcom-wl packages (w/ dkms or w/ no dkms) in the Arch AUR

PCI ID not yet observed in any mainline kernel / this list
(note: outdated)

(see also passys)

Antenna connector: RP-SMA

abgn+ac, 3x3:3

OUI: none specified

For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter

Dual Band 3x3 802.11ac PCI-E Adapter

Product page

This device is using a Broadcom BCM4360 (PCIe, 3x3 802.11b/g/n/ac)

for maximum PHY rates of 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band (11ac) and
600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band (11n w/ QAM256 [TurboQAM]).

It would appear (from the photos provided to the FCC and those provided

directly from ASUS) that this device is identical to the ASUS PCE-AC66.

See also ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 (PCIe, 4x4 802.11b/g/n/ac)..

  • In order to reach 600Mbps/2.4 GHz, RT-AC68U must connect
to the ASUS PCE-AC66/68 or RT-AC68U in media bridge mode.

Per ASUS's drivers, the PCI ID for the device is 14e4:43a0..

which seems to be the default 4360 ID.
BCM4360_D11AC_ID	0x43a0    /* 4360 802.11ac dualband */
BCM4360_D11AC2G_ID	0x43a1    /* 4360 802.11ac 2.4G device */
BCM4360_D11AC5G_ID	0x43a2    /* 4360 802.11ac 5G device */


Linux driver[edit]

The Asus PCE-AC68 is a PCI-Express card which bases on the BCM4360 chipset.

The card has the PCI ID 14e4:43a0

lspci -nn

82:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 02)
and is compatible with Linux since at least Ubuntu 12.04.

The kernel module bcmwl since version can be used as a driver for the PCE-AC68.

The driver can be compiled from its sources provided at the Broadcom Homepage
or from Launchpad. The driver downloaded from launchpad needs to be installed by:
dpkg -i Downloads/bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.141+bdcom-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

Under Ubuntu 13.04 the driver can also be installed via the package bcmwl-kernel-source:

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

The installed version of the driver can be read out by:

sudo dpkg -s bcmwl-kernel-source
>> Version:

Loading of the driver is carried out by:

sudo modprobe wl