Wi-Fi 802.11ac USB Adapter Recommendations

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    Wi-Fi 802.11ac USB Adapter Recommendations


    Howdy Folks,
    I'm looking for Wi-Fi 802.11ac USB Adapter Recommendations for my Desktop PC. I have an internal 802.11n wireless network card (2006 era) that isn't giving me anything near the ethernet cable speed of 450 Mbps from the Xfinity router 2 rooms away.
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    After an exhaustive online search I'm at a loss choosing the best 802.11ac USB adapter for my machine ... - or just a good one that won't dissappoint.
    Much appreciation goes out to all who read this and who reply with suggestions!
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    I use a Netgear A6210 dual band usb adapter with a Netgear R6300 dual band router, never a drop and 8x faster than my ISP.
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    Thanks very much dmholt57! :)
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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    jdUnionngarden said: View Post
    I'm looking for Wi-Fi 802.11ac USB Adapter Recommendations for my Desktop PC.
    Hi there.

    I would recommend this, since I have two and they are quite solid:

    Linksys Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3.0 Adapter (WUSB6300)

    https://www.linksys.com/us/p/P-WUSB6400M/

    You will need a USB 3.0 port and a good Wireless-AC compatible Router to appreciate it.
    The Wireless-N NIC can be easily disabled via a small software tweak in W10.

    Hope this helps.

    BTW - The Netgear product mentioned above is good too!!

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    Thanks Compumind!
    This certainly will help narrow down my research and final choice!
    ... and your advice "The Wireless-N NIC can be easily disabled" answered the question in the back of my mind I haven't yet had to address. That will save some time.
    ~
    It's great having good friends here who are always waiting to assist!
    My best to you!
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  6. Compumind's Avatar
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    jdUnionngarden said: View Post
    Thanks Compumind!
    This certainly will help narrow down my research and final choice!
    ... and your advice "The Wireless-N NIC can be easily disabled" answered the question in the back of my mind I haven't yet had to address. That will save some time.
    It's great having good friends here who are always waiting to assist!
    My best to you!
    My pleasure.

    If you have any additional questions just post back.
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