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ASUS USB-AC56

Manuf/OEM/ODM Edimax

FCC approval date: 12 September 2013
(Est.) release date: 30 September 2013
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $69.99
UPC: 886227407484 (UPC DB, On eBay)
EAN: 4716659407508 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

ASIN
B00FB45USW (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Interface: USB

USB 3.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: dongle

ID: 0b05:17d2
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_17D2

FCC ID: MSQ-USBAC56
Industry Canada ID: 3568A-USBAC56

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8812AU

Additional chips
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;5003L1, 215DT, 1216 MY;2;
unknown;unknown;unknown;ε033, 2AKA, 251A;2;

Probable Linux driver
Realtek's vendor driver (8812au)
Driver version 5.3.4 available on Edimax's site (select EW-7811UAC on EDIMAX download page)
See aircrack-ng's rtl8812au repo on GitHub which is patched for newer kernels. Five versions (4.3.21, 5.1.5, 5.2.9, 5.2.20, 5.3.4) are available.
USB ID not yet observed in any mainline kernel / this list
(see also passys)

Windows driver
see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: RP-SMA

abgn+ac, 2x2:2

OUI: D8:50:E6 (1 E, 1 W, 2013)

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



Dual-Band Wireless-AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter

Product page

  • "1246-01000119-50U" and "USB-AC56 V1.4" appears to be silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.
This adapter is using two Skyworks SE5003L1 High Power 802.11ac (5GHz) WLAN Power Amplifiers.
The other RFICs may be from Epicom..
Realtek's Linux driver set for the 8812au states the manufactuer of the device is Edimax.
  • Warning: The Asus USB-AC56 adapters sold in the EU do not support channels higher than 140 under Windows 10.
There are no relevant settings to configure, so the only solution is to return the adapter.
Adapters sold directly by Amazon (US) do not have this limitation.

Reviews[edit]

dongle form factor, RP-SMA connector w/ external 5 dBi (?) antenna

See also[edit]