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802.11ac Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 PCI-E Adapter
- Dual Band 3x3 802.11ac PCI-E Adapter
- 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 */
The Asus PCE-AC68 is a PCI-Express card which bases on the BCM4360 chipset.
- The card has the PCI ID 14e4:43a0
82:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 02)
- and is compatible with Linux since at least Ubuntu 12.04.
The kernel module bcmwl since version 188.8.131.52 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_184.108.40.206+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: 220.127.116.11+bdcom-0ubuntu3
Loading of the driver is carried out by:
sudo modprobe wl