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Which Wireless Network Card Is Better? First Build Help.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

I am building my first (gaming) PC. At first, I was going to buy a TP Link wireless network card but two people have recommended a Gigabyte wireless network card because it supports AC. I don't know what AC is - I'm guessing that it is not alternating current.

 

The two wireless network cards:

 

TP Link Wireless Network Card (£27)https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GMPZ0A/?tag=pcp0f-21

 

Gigabyte Wireless Network Card (£25) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HXCGKZC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

 

 

 

 

My Gaming PC Build (excluding the wireless network card):

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VZmngL

 

PC Uses:

Gaming (CSGO, Overwatch, GTA V and Skyrim), Photoshop, Illustrator and Basic Video Editing.

 

Budget:

Maximum Budget - £1000

Preferable Budget - £900

 

Country:

UK

 

Gaming Settings:

1080p // at least 60 fps // high settings.

 

 

 

 

Thank you. Have a good day.

 

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TP-link N900 is a good option, I have had one for three years and have had no issues in any operating system. Windows 2000,XP,Vista,7,8.1,10; ubuntu, OS X etc. Just make sure that you don't use the utility that it comes with as that is bad, but everything else about it is fine. 


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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Both are fine but TP link is more reliable 


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My Laptop #1: i3-5020U, 8gb of DDR3, Intel HD 5500

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Jeevs09 said:

I don't know what AC is - I'm guessing that it is not alternating current.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ac

This is what is meant by AC.


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11 hours ago, Jeevs09 said:

Hi,

 

I am building my first (gaming) PC. At first, I was going to buy a TP Link wireless network card but two people have recommended a Gigabyte wireless network card because it supports AC. I don't know what AC is - I'm guessing that it is not alternating current.

 

The two wireless network cards:

 

TP Link Wireless Network Card (£27)https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GMPZ0A/?tag=pcp0f-21

 

Gigabyte Wireless Network Card (£25) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HXCGKZC/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

 

 

 

 

My Gaming PC Build (excluding the wireless network card):

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VZmngL

 

PC Uses:

Gaming (CSGO, Overwatch, GTA V and Skyrim), Photoshop, Illustrator and Basic Video Editing.

 

Budget:

Maximum Budget - £1000

Preferable Budget - £900

 

Country:

UK

 

Gaming Settings:

1080p // at least 60 fps // high settings.

 

 

 

 

Thank you. Have a good day.

 

Ive used the TPLink card before. It did pretty well gaming. Now my mom uses it for her machine. The only issue I see, if TPLink no longer supports the card driver wise. So you have to rely on Microsoft drivers. Which I figure that should be fine. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 29/07/2017 at 4:52 PM, fixitnow said:

TP-link N900 is a good option, I have had one for three years and have had no issues in any operating system. Windows 2000,XP,Vista,7,8.1,10; ubuntu, OS X etc. Just make sure that you don't use the utility that it comes with as that is bad, but everything else about it is fine. 

Which utility should I use then?

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Just now, Jeevs09 said:

Which utility should I use then?

You use the utility built in to Windows. Never use any third party utilities, as Windows can handle it. 

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I have the Gigabye card and it worked great... until I updated to Windows 10 Creators.  After the update I have had countless driver issues where it will drop out until I have to disable and reenable the card.  Sometimes it wont even connect when I boot up windows.  I have reinstalled the drivers many times and no luck.  About to give up and run an ethernet cable outside my house.  My friend however, has the TPLink card and has had no issues other than it not fully saturating his gigabit internet.  Should be good for normal internet though.

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