PCE-AX58BT is a Wi-Fi 6 adapter that offers next-generation features to the users. It provides a reliable Wi-Fi connection by increasing the wireless throughput. Users can perform high-bandwidth activities easily with its 3000 Mbps Wi-Fi speed. Moreover, this adapter lets you transmit data to multiple devices.
Asus’s PCE-AZ58BT can eliminate the dead zone and extend the Wi-Fi coverage. Its OFDMA and MU-MIMO technologies ensure you get a reliable Wi-Fi connection on the PC.
Moreover, Asus includes Bluetooth 5.0 technology in PCE-AZ58BT for 2x faster data transmission. You can also pair a Bluetooth Speaker to the PC by installing this adapter.
Did you recently buy the Asus PCE-AZ58BT? Follow this guide to set up the networking equipment in the home or office.
Requirements for PCE-AX58BT Installation
Certain factors need to be determined before PCE-AX58BT installation.
- Ensure the computer is compatible with the Wi-Fi 6 adapter.
- You can’t install this advanced adapter if you use a Windows 7 or 8.1 device.
- PCE-AX58BT will only work on Windows 10 or 11 computers.
- You must check whether you can use this Wi-Fi adapter on the PC.
There are several ways to find out if the device you use will support PCE-AX58BT installation.
- Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows and X keys together.
- Select “Device Manager” from the built-in OS app list.
- Head towards “Network Adapters” when the next window appears on the PC screen.
- Right-click on the existing adapter and tap on “Properties”. Go to “Advanced” and select “Property” afterwards.
- Go through the list and check if you can find the “802.11ax” mode. If this wireless standard is available, you can perform PCE-AX58BT installation on the PC.
Additionally, you can check the adapter’s compatibility from the Settings app. Press the Windows and I keys together to open “Settings” and click “Network and Internet”. Tap on “Wi-Fi” and locate “Hardware Properties”. Scroll down and find “Wi-Fi protocol” when the next window opens. If it shows Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ac), you can use PCE-AX58BT on the device.
How to Install PCE-AX58BT on a Windows PC?
Get high-speed internet access by installing PCE-AX58BT on the Windows device. However, you need to first turn off the PC and unplug its power cord from the outlet. Remove the computer chassis’s right panel and follow these steps:
Install the PCE-AX58BT Adapter
Locate the motherboard first and find the PCI-E slot. Insert the PCE-AX58BT adapter onto the slot gently. Don’t exert excess pressure while installing the adapter to avoid unwanted damage.
Not aware of the PCI-E slot’s location? Consider checking the user manual if you can’t find the PCE-AX58BT slot.
Install the Antenna Base
Connect one end of the antenna base to the PCE-AX58BT adapter. Adjust the wireless router’s external antennas to enjoy uninterrupted internet services. Additionally, you need to connect the bundled USB cable’s one end to PCE-AX58BT’s USB port. Opt for connecting the other end to the motherboard’s “F_USB” connector.
Install the Asus WLAN Card Driver
Turn on the Windows 10/11 computer, and insert the CD into the optical drive. Go through the on-screen instructions to complete the Wi-Fi installation. Then, select “Asus Wireless LAN card” from the driver list. Tap on “Install Asus WLAN Card Driver” and wait until the next window opens. Click the “License Agreement” checkbox and choose “Install”.
Windows devices may take at least 10-15 minutes to install the WLAN card driver. Don’t close this installation window till then. Click “Finish” once the driver installation process is complete. Open the “Device Manager” window and check if the WLAN card driver is there on the list. If yes, then you have successfully installed the Asus WLAN card driver.
Install the Bluetooth Driver
Users need to install the Bluetooth driver after installing the WLAN card driver. Reinsert the CD into the optical drive and choose “Install the Bluetooth driver”. Tap on “Next” when the pop-up window appears on the Windows screen.
Click the “End-User License Agreement” checkbox and choose “Next”. Moreover, you need to choose “Typical” when the “Setup” window appears. Click on “Install” option to start the Bluetooth driver installation process. Tap on “Finish” when the Windows PC completes the driver setup. Restart the device, and turn on the Wi-Fi to browse the internet.
How to Install Asus WLAN and Bluetooth Driver without a CD?
Don’t have an Asus PCE-AX58BT adapter CD? You can still download the WLan card and Bluetooth driver on the PC. Open a web browser and access the “Asus Download Center” site.
Enter the Wi-Fi adapter model number and choose the product type. Then, Asus will show you the WLAN card and Bluetooth driver available for the device. Choose the compatible one and tap on the download link. Reboot the Windows PC after installing the Bluetooth and WLAN card drivers. Tap on the “Wi-Fi icon and check if you can access the internet.
Fix: Windows PCs can’t find the SSID after the PCI-AX58BT Installation
The computer might fail to detect the network name after installing the Wi-Fi adapter. Usually, it occurs due to incompatible driver installation. Moreover, this issue gets triggered if you haven’t installed the Wi-Fi 6 adapter properly. Thus, users must first check whether the computer has a wireless network adapter.
Press the Windows and R keys together, and write “devmgmt.msc” when the “Run” box pops up. Head towards “Network adapters” and check if PCI-AX58BT is in the list. If yes, then check whether you have entered the correct SSID and password.
Not aware of the Asus router’s login credentials? Access the Asus router’s admin interface and tap on “Network Map”. Select “WPA2-Personal” and locate “network name (SSID)” and “WPA-PSK key”. Note down the Wi-Fi network name and password in the notepad. Open the Wi-Fi menu, and copy and paste the SSID and password. Select “Connect” and use the internet without network interference.
Additionally, you should check whether the Asus router’s “Hide SSID” mode is on. Access the wireless router’s web GUI, head towards “Wireless”, and click “General”. Locate “Hide SSID” and select “No” to display the network name in the Wi-Fi list.