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ASUS PCE-AC68
Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan

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

Amazon image

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

Interface: PCIe

Form factor tags: single-lane

ID: 14e4:43a0 (15 addl. devices)
Windows: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_43A0

FCC ID: MSQ-PCEAC68
Industry Canada ID: 3568A-PCEAC68

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360

Probable Linux driver
should work with Broadcom's latest wl driver
6.30.223.126 is now available on Broadcom's site
6.30.223.30 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
(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 */

Reviews[edit]

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 6.30.223.141 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: 6.30.223.30+bdcom-0ubuntu3

Loading of the driver is carried out by:

sudo modprobe wl

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