ASUS USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter Review

Good things come in small packages. That’s right, this little USB wireless N adapter, also known as the ASUS USB-N13, is a good thing in a small package. It has style, performance, and stability of adapters that cost more than twice its price, and it even has extra features like Software AP. If you need a wireless N adapter, or just want to get something cool for a great price, the USB-N13 is what you’re looking for. Check out the full review for detailed specs, performance charts and more!

Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter to review.


Antenna 2 on-board PCB antenna
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
Operation Channel 11 for N. America, 13 Europe (ETSI), 14 Japan
Data Rate 802.11n:Tx: 300Mbps (Max) / Rx: 300Mbps (Max)
Output Power b mode : 18dBm,
g mode : 15dBm,
n mode : 15dBm
LED Indicator Link , Activity & Power
Range Up to 150m
Certifications CE, FCC, IDA, IC, C-Tick, NCC, GOST
Physical Specifications Dimensions:70 mm (L)* 22 mm (W)*10 mm (H)
Weight 12g
Network Architecture Types Infrastructure and ad-hoc
OS Support Windows 2000/ XP(x86/x64)/ Vista(x86/x64)/ 7(x86/x64)
Mac 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6
Linux: Redhat 9.0 (Kernel 2.4.20), Ubuntu 9.04 (Kernel 2.6.28-11), Fedora10 (Kernel:

The box for the ASUS USB-N13 is shiny, really shiny. It reminds me of the shiny suit days of P. Diddy. While it’s shiny, it is nicely packaged, everything is securely in place and unlikely to break during shipping or moving. The front of the box is where the majority of the information is at. You’ll find the model number USB-N13 in bold letters, the rated 300Mbps speed in the bottom left, a 2 year warranty sticker, Wi-Fi certified B,G,N, and that it is compatible with Windows 7. Also, the top of the front panel mentions it has Mac and Linux support. The right side has a few specs listed out, but nothing you won’t find on the front. While the back just has three features listed in twenty different languages.

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Opening up the box we’ll find the wireless N adapter (USB-N13), a USB extension cord, a wrist strap, quick start guide, VIP warranty card, and a CD with drivers and the manual.

ASUS USB-N13 802.11n Network Adapter