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im probably going to get a wifi 6 router sometime next year so wanted to prep for it.

 

 

 

just picked up a wifi 6 m.2 card for $20 on ebay

 

just search WIFI 6 ax200 and they will come up.

 

 

 

my laptop has m.2 slot so should just work, i did read in a forum to make sure you get the right one, they do a vPro and non vPro model. 

 

 

 

anyway worth a look for fellow geeks.

 

 

 

cheers

 

 





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  #2375501 14-Dec-2019 21:10
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Let us know when you get it and it's up and running. 

 

 


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  #2375529 14-Dec-2019 22:20
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Getting a cheap 2x2 card isn't really going to deliver any real benefits in a typical environment.

 
 
 
 




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  #2375552 15-Dec-2019 07:35
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i see a few benefits

 

 

 

going from bluetooth 4 to bluetooth 5,

 

 

 

going from theoretical maxium of 866mb/s to 2.4g/s

 

 

 

lower power usage

 

 

 

 





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  #2375575 15-Dec-2019 09:00
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sdavisnz:

 

i see a few benefits

 

 

 

going from bluetooth 4 to bluetooth 5,

 

 

 

going from theoretical maxium of 866mb/s to 2.4g/s

 

 

 

lower power usage

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the limitation is still the 2x2 card. You're never going to get close to 2Gbps PHY speeds with a 2x2 card as that requires MCS10/11 with QAM1024 and maintaining that with a 160MHz channels is very difficult unless you're very close to the router / AP.

 

 


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  #2375762 15-Dec-2019 12:43
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I put an intel 9260 card into my crap old laptop to replace the 2.4GHz only unusable card, and that went fine, can actually watch youtube on it now. For the price it makes sense to get one of these now but expecting those crazy headline speeds from it is never gonna happen.





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