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Availability: now

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

Probable Linux driver
See this driver @ Edimax
See aircrack-ng's rtl8812au repo on GitHub which includes support for RTL8814AU and 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: 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+ac2x2:2
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-AC68USBMSQ-USBR700Edimax0b051817RealtekRTL8814AUabgn+ac3x4:334:97:F62016
ASUS WN4509LUSBMSQ-WN4509LLite-On0bdaa811RealtekRTL8811AUabgn+ac1x1:1B8:EE:652014