Asus PCE-AC68 (PCIe, WiFi, 802.11ac, 1300Mbits, 3×3 MIMO)

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Asus PCE-AC68 (PCIe, WiFi, 802.11ac, 1300Mbits, 3×3 MIMO)
Linux compatibility:
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus PCE-AC68 is a PCI-Express card which bases on the BCM4360 chipset. The card has the PCI ID 14e4:43a0

82:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 02)

and is compatible with Linux since at least Ubuntu 12.04. The kernel module bcmwl since version 6.30.223.141 can be used as a driver for the PCE-AC68.

The driver can be compiled from its sources provided at the Broadcom Homepage or from Launchpad. The driver downloaded from launchpad needs to be installed by

dpkg -i Downloads/bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.141+bdcom-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

Under Ubuntu 13.04 the driver can also be installed via the package bcmwl-kernel-source:

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

The installed version of the driver can be read out by:

sudo dpkg -s bcmwl-kernel-source
>> Version: 6.30.223.30+bdcom-0ubuntu3

Loading of the driver is carried out by

sudo modprobe wl

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