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Manuf/OEM/ODM Edimax

FCC approval date: 30 May 2016
(Est.) release date: 05 January 2016
Country of manuf.: China

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B01I7QFR10 (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)
On Newegg

Interface: USB

USB 3.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: dongle

ID: 0b05:1817
Windows: USB\VID_0B05&PID_1817

Industry Canada ID: 3568A-USBR700

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8814AU

Windows driver
see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: U.FL, MHF4

abgn+ac, 3x4:3

Flags: 256QAM

OUI: 34:97:F6 (3 E, 3 W, 2016)

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

1300Mbps - 3-stream 802.11ac device (433Mbps per stream),
600Mbps - 3-stream 2.4GHz 802.11n (256QAM) = 1900 Mbps class

Dual-Band AC1900 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter

Product page  • Support page  • Downloads

"1246-01000146-50Z" and "1602" appears to be

silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.


  • The ASUS USB-AC68 is a pocket-sized WiFi USB adapter that provides notebooks
an instant upgrade to ultra-fast dual-band 802.11ac speeds of up to 1900Mbps.
  • It features a powerful three-transmit, four-receive (3x4) MIMO design with two external
antennas and ASUS AiRadar beamforming technology for outstanding signal coverage.
  • Additionally, this ASUS USB-AC68's USB 3.0 interface delivers up to 10x-faster data
transfer speeds, eliminating potential performance bottlenecks.
  • ASUS USB-AC68 includes a desktop cradle with an extension cord for flexible positioning
of the adapter to achieve performance, even in areas with troublesome Wi-Fi reception.

Key Features

  • The cost-effective alternative to buying a new laptop with integrated WiFi ac functionality.
  • Fast and hassle-free upgrading of laptops and computers with the latest WiFi ac standard.
  • Includes a desktop cradle with a USB extension cord for flexible positioning.
  • Fast, stable and interference-free data transmission at speeds up to 1900Mbps.
  • Smooth HD video streaming and online gaming.
  • Ultra-compact. Unobtrusive and minimalist design



Asus USB-AC68 Gallery on OpenITforum

See also[edit]

Asus Wireless Adapters Products

  • ASUS USB-AC50 (0b05:17db) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (MediaTek)
  • ASUS USB-AC51 (0b05:17d1) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (MediaTek)
  • ASUS USB-AC53 (0b05:17c9) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (Broadcom)
  • ASUS USB-AC53 Nano (0b05:17c9) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (Realtek)
  • ASUS USB-AC54 (0b05:1833) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (MediaTek)
  • ASUS USB-AC55 (0b05:17eb) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (MediaTek)
  • ASUS USB-AC56 (0b05:17d2) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (Realtek)
  • ASUS USB-AC56R - Dual-Band AC1300 USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (Realtek)
  • ASUS USB-AC68 (0b05:1817) - 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter (Realtek)

ASUS USB-AC Wireless Adapters[edit]

 InterfaceFCC IDManufVendor IDDevice IDChip1 brandChip1 modelPHY modesMIMO configOUIRelease
ASUS USB-AC51USBMSQUSBAC51Edimax0b0517d1MediaTekMT7610Uabgn+ac1x1:12013
ASUS USB-AC53USBMSQUSBAC53Askey0b0517c9BroadcomBCM43526abgn+ac2x2:274:D0:2B2013
ASUS USB-AC53 NanoUSBMSQ-USBACRN00Edimax0b05184cRealtekRTL8812BUabgn+ac2x2:2BC:AE:C52016
ASUS USB-AC54USBMSQ-USBAC550b051833MediaTekMT7612Uabgn+ac2x2:22014
ASUS USB-AC54 B1USBMSQ-USBACRU00Edimax0b051841RealtekRTL8812BUabgn+ac2x2:210:7B:442018
ASUS USB-AC55USBMSQ-USBAC550b0517ebMediaTekMT7612Uabgn+ac2x2:22014
ASUS USB-AC55 B1USBMSQ-USBACRU00Edimax0b051841RealtekRTL8812BUabgn+ac2x2:210:7B:442018
ASUS USB-AC56USBMSQ-USBAC56Edimax0b0517d2RealtekRTL8812AUabgn+ac2x2:2D8:50:E62013
ASUS USB-AC57USBMSQ-USBACRU00Edimax0b051841RealtekRTL8812BUabgn+ac2x2:210:7B:44
ASUS USB-AC68USBMSQ-USBR700Edimax0b051817RealtekRTL8814AUabgn+ac3x4:334:97:F62016
ASUS WN4509LUSBMSQ-WN4509LLite-On0bdaa811RealtekRTL8811AUabgn+ac1x1:1B8:EE:652014