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#1 capr

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 22:54

can you recommend a good dual band AC receiver? I prefer having that usb dongle format, I assume USB 3 isn't really necessary but nice to have?

 

price isn't an issue, I just want something good. I was looking at this asus one but it's like the Only good option so i am worried I am missing something. 




#2 sc302

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 00:21

that looks to be a good one, you will want usb3 on it. 



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:53

The marketing is just crap!!

 

"Up to 1300 Mbps, 802.11AC (867Mbps over 5G) + 802.11N (400Mbps over 2.4G)"

 

So this is dual band adapter? Lets you connect at 5G and 2.4 at the same time??  Yeah right ;)

 

Also your not getting 867 with that 1 external antenna ;)  It might have 2 internal - but if using the external your going to be limited to 1 stream so no 867

 

Just give us the specification - do people really believe this nonsense?



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 11:26

You would want USB 3, USB 2 tops out at 480Mbps and wireless AC tops out at 1300Mbps



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 13:36

Lets be clear 1300 is RAW marketing number, And you would need 3 streams to get that even. This card only has 2 internal, so the 867 RAW - lets call it /2 of that so your in more of a range of 450ish - which would be under the bandwidth of the usb2 in theory.

But I am with you, you wouldn't want to have your usb connection be the possible bottle neck.

It like routers that say their N can do 300 or 450, yet it only has 100mbit wired interfaces ;) WTF how you going to get 300 or even half 150 if you only have 100mbit lan intefaces.