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Advice on New Wi-Fi Card

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, so recently my Asus PCE-N15 has been quite inconsistently performing and I blame its price and hardware, it's a wireless-N card that supports up to 300Mbps.

 

I can barely achieve 20Mbps on Wi-Fi using it compared to the maximum 60Mbps that I would get on hardlined Ethernet, and even then, the download speed isn't consistent, as it bounces around 5-15Mbps depending on a lot of factors such as time of day and whether or not my PC wakes up on the right side of the bed.

 

For comparison, my laptop will easily achieve 30Mbps and above, I've even seen it peak at 70Mbps. It has an Intel 8XXX (I forgot which model) wireless-AC card.

 

I want to go for the Gigabyte GC-WB1733D-I, it's a wireless-AC card that comes with Bluetooth 5, and is rated for 1733Mbps.

 

Is it worthwhile to upgrade from my Asus wireless-N card to this Gigabyte wireless-AC card? The optimist inside me feels this new Gigabyte card will alow me to reach consistent speeds of 30Mbps and above just like my laptop would. The Gigabyte card has an Intel Wireless-AC 9260, which is apparently a card released late 2017, supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels, and is indeed rated for 1733Mbps.


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The upgrade is indeed worth it. I also want to point out that you should also look your home network and your Acess Point. They can be a huge part of your low speeds

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, IgorM said:

The upgrade is indeed worth it. I also want to point out that you should also look your home network and your Acess Point. They can be a huge part of your low speeds

Awesome, I've just gone ahead and ordered the Gigabyte card. :)

 

In terms of checking my home network and APs, what should I be looking for? I'm a complete noob at anything networking-related.


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Main PC:

CPU: i5-8600K 4.9GHz Cooler: Arctic 33 eSports One Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX DDR4-3000 GPU: Asus GTX 1060 3GB Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 + 250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD PSU: Corsair CX450M Case: NZXT S340

Keyboard: EagleTec KG011 Mouse: Logitech G502 Monitor: LG 29WK600 Sound: Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

 

Brother:

CPU: Ryzen 2200G 3.5GHz Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Motherboard: ASRock B450M Pro4 RAM: 16GB Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2933 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Storage: Integral V2 250GB SSD PSU: BQ PP 10 400W Case: DeepCool Frame

Keyboard: Redragon K552 Mouse: Corsair Sabre RGB Monitor: AOC E2270SWHN + Acer KG221Q Sound: Earbuds

 

Asus ZenBook UX410-UA:

CPU: i3-8130U 2.2GHz RAM: 12GB DDR4-2400 Storage: 256GB SK Hynix M.2 SATA SSD

 

iPhone 8 Plus

CPU: Apple A11 Bionic RAM: 3GB Storage: 64GB

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