Worked without much hassle - Win10 won't recognize Bluetooth
This is a pre-owned wireless NIC and for the price, I hoped it would work without any problems. As a new one would only be another $10. This came with a high gain antenna set up which is a bonus.
There are reviews on the web stating some people having problems with their PC restarting after shutdown because of a wake-from-LAN signal coming from this NIC. I did not have this problem but I don't wake my PC from LAN and that was switched off in BIOS.
Installed the driver (HUGE 1GB download from Asus - because its filled with bloatware) just choose to install the driver after the huge download. Powered down and installed the NIC, and I was up and running!
MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon
MSI GeForce 1070 Gaming X
G Skills 16GB RGB DDR4
275 GB Crucial SSD
1TG WD HDD
NZXT Kraken X42 CPU cooler
NZXT S340 Razer case
Note: the Bluetooth USB motherboard connection would error out. Not sure how to remedy that. I removed and reinstalled the BT driver and plugged/unplugged but still get an error in the device manager. So I left the BT to MB USB wire left off.Read full review
After reading reviews I’m glad I trusted Asus. My windows 10 did not ask for any drivers, installing them for me. There must have been generic drivers built into my windows 10 or something. The antenna assembly sends and receives at almost full signal strength though my router is approximately 40 meters away with no line-of-sight. Amazing. Five of five stars earned by Asus.
One size does not fit all, still it works well in PCIe slots
I would only recommend this guy if you are certain you have the right MPCIe slot for it, or you use it as a card in PCIe slot. One size does not fit all; it will not fit the standard or half size MPCIe slots nor does it come with long enough antennae wires to take it from your motherboard to the back of the case. Works well once installed though.