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2.4 Gbps speed WIFI 6 PC card blazing fast - GIGABYTE GC-Wbax200 2x2 802.11Ax Dual Band WiFi + Bluetooth 5 PCIe Card £43.78 @ Amazon.com
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2.4 Gbps speed WIFI 6 PC card blazing fast - GIGABYTE GC-Wbax200 2x2 802.11Ax Dual Band WiFi + Bluetooth 5 PCIe Card £43.78 @ Amazon.com

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Posted 22nd Sep

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This is the HDR/ Atmos of WIFI. I'm with Virgin and its crazy how much of a evolutionary leap this is over the AC standard. Paired this card with a NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream Wifi 6 Router (RAX80) £282. No more frustrating streaming or home networking.
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£282 for router and £43.78 for card
... or just use £4 ethernet cable
Edited by: "HaraldBB" 22nd Sep
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Is this hackintosh OOB compatible?
Ordered heat added
thanks but you could just buy this as a direct replacement on compatible motherboards ebay.co.uk/itm…376
£282 for router and £43.78 for card
... or just use £4 ethernet cable
Edited by: "HaraldBB" 22nd Sep
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HaraldBB22/09/2019 15:54

£282 for router and £43.78 for card... or just use £4 ethernet cable


Not so fast, usually the integrated network cards only go to 1000 mbps vs this claiming 2400 mbps so quite a difference even if the price particularly for the routers are ridiculous
"theoretical 2400 Mbit"

Check real speed of your own wireless connection and compare to advertised speed of your router.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 16:20

"theoretical 2400 Mbit"Check real speed of your own wireless connection …"theoretical 2400 Mbit"Check real speed of your own wireless connection and compare to advertised speed of your router.


You usually get 40-50% of theoretical speeds with line of sight from router
Edited by: "neebsk" 22nd Sep
neebsk22/09/2019 17:24

You usually get 40-50% of theoretical speeds with line of sight from router


Yep.. which perfectly makes speed around 1 Gbit - speed of ethernet.
Obviously not taking in account reconnections or slower (usually) uplink speeds.
Still £4 vs. £330
HaraldBB22/09/2019 17:35

Yep.. which perfectly makes speed around 1 Gbit - speed of ethernet. …Yep.. which perfectly makes speed around 1 Gbit - speed of ethernet. Obviously not taking in account reconnections or slower (usually) uplink speeds. Still £4 vs. £330


Your router also needs to be WiFi 6/AX compatible to hit these speeds. Or you'll be stuck with the WiFi 5/AC spec. So still looking around £350 to upgrade.

Edit sorry didn't understand the £4 lol. If you need gigabit speeds use ethernet. WiFi 6 is only worth it if all devices are using it so that you benefit from OFDMA and proper MU-MIMO.

Please stop posting these for 1-2 years thanks
Edited by: "neebsk" 22nd Sep
neebsk22/09/2019 17:41

Your router also needs to be WiFi 6/AX compatible to hit these speeds. Or …Your router also needs to be WiFi 6/AX compatible to hit these speeds. Or you'll be stuck with the WiFi 5/AC spec. So still looking around £350 to upgrade.Edit sorry didn't understand the £4 lol. If you need gigabit speeds use ethernet. WiFi 6 is only worth it if all devices are using it so that you benefit from OFDMA and proper MU-MIMO.Please stop posting these for 1-2 years thanks


Indeed. Now it's only overpriced gadget. If your router just died and you need a new one - worthy looking for Wifi6. If still working fine, wait a while until it's priced more reasonably.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 18:16

Indeed. Now it's only overpriced gadget. If your router just died and you …Indeed. Now it's only overpriced gadget. If your router just died and you need a new one - worthy looking for Wifi6. If still working fine, wait a while until it's priced more reasonably.


And if your just upgrading disable WiFi and purchase and mesh system at 50% of the cost
neebsk22/09/2019 18:20

And if your just upgrading disable WiFi and purchase and mesh system at …And if your just upgrading disable WiFi and purchase and mesh system at 50% of the cost


If you only can install cables to APs, use devices like Ubiquiti. Mesh is unrivalled only where cable to AP is not an option.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 18:22

If you only can install cables to APs, use devices like Ubiquiti. Mesh is …If you only can install cables to APs, use devices like Ubiquiti. Mesh is unrivalled only where cable to AP is not an option.


Cables aren't always an option for most people. Especially if the boss says no
neebsk22/09/2019 18:24

Cables aren't always an option for most people. Especially if the boss …Cables aren't always an option for most people. Especially if the boss says no


True, but... mesh satellites needs power too. Which usually means ugly black plug next to it. Ethernet-connected APs usually using PoE, which gives possibility to use hidden cables and injectors hidden in convenient place.
Luckyfrog22/09/2019 15:46

thanks but you could just buy this as a direct replacement on compatible …thanks but you could just buy this as a direct replacement on compatible motherboards https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-WiFi-6-AX200-Network-802-11ax-MU-MIMO-80MHz-80MHz-160MHz-Bluetooth-Card-UK-/392402555376


Interesting upgrade for my laptop at this price. I assume it is still backwards compatible with my wireless AC router unless I managed to upgrade to AX?
kyeung22/09/2019 18:36

Interesting upgrade for my laptop at this price. I assume it is still …Interesting upgrade for my laptop at this price. I assume it is still backwards compatible with my wireless AC router unless I managed to upgrade to AX?


Yeh it's fully backwards compatible with existing ac routers
Cuddl3s22/09/2019 16:18

Not so fast, usually the integrated network cards only go to 1000 mbps vs …Not so fast, usually the integrated network cards only go to 1000 mbps vs this claiming 2400 mbps so quite a difference even if the price particularly for the routers are ridiculous


this can also handle multiple streams. wifi has over taken fixed line Ethernet it appears for most consumers.
ImTheMarkk22/09/2019 15:44

Ordered heat added


first time ive actually been willing to shell out on new tech, truly is game changing.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 15:54

£282 for router and £43.78 for card... or just use £4 ethernet cable


People pay a grand for a flagship mobile phone vs one thats £70 which on the face of it does the same job.
rosieshines22/09/2019 19:49

People pay a grand for a flagship mobile phone vs one thats £70 which on …People pay a grand for a flagship mobile phone vs one thats £70 which on the face of it does the same job.


Bad example.
Good example: people are fooled to pay premium for 5G phones while 5G standard is not even fully defined and missing most important part, so ANY device currently on the market is not fully compatible with final 5G.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 18:35

True, but... mesh satellites needs power too. Which usually means ugly …True, but... mesh satellites needs power too. Which usually means ugly black plug next to it. Ethernet-connected APs usually using PoE, which gives possibility to use hidden cables and injectors hidden in convenient place.


Doesn't have to be a black plug my AP has a white one, matches the AP. Also POE injectors are messy and add clutter. Not everyone has the ability to hide things in walls or a closet. So your better off with a POE switch, which is yet another thing that need plugging in.
rosieshines22/09/2019 19:49

People pay a grand for a flagship mobile phone vs one thats £70 which on …People pay a grand for a flagship mobile phone vs one thats £70 which on the face of it does the same job.


£70 phone Vs flagship. Better camera, screen, battery, processor more RAM in the flagship. Also people always have the need to buy the most expensive phone so their friends don't take the mick 🌚
More than 90% of my wifi-enabled devices are not even using ac protocol let alone ax. I think I will wait until they are more mainstream (although I do not think that I'll be able to wait if my favourite Draytek come up with a WiFi 6 router).
Interesting when virgin start to offer wifi 6 maybe in next 20 years lol
HaraldBB22/09/2019 19:54

Bad example. Good example: people are fooled to pay premium for 5G phones …Bad example. Good example: people are fooled to pay premium for 5G phones while 5G standard is not even fully defined and missing most important part, so ANY device currently on the market is not fully compatible with final 5G.


It's not about the phones but the poor service they offer in UK. Only in United States they have real 5G apparently
Sam02122/09/2019 15:21

Is this hackintosh OOB compatible?


Unfortunately not as it’s an Intel card. Not supported at all, let alone OOB.
HaraldBB22/09/2019 15:54

£282 for router and £43.78 for card... or just use £4 ethernet cable


... and how do you route said cable through the air? Everybody knows cables are more reliable but they're not always practical
marteee23/09/2019 14:32

... and how do you route said cable through the air? Everybody knows …... and how do you route said cable through the air? Everybody knows cables are more reliable but they're not always practical


Powerline adapter (only kidding )
Or if your looking for something a bit cheaper... I paid 26 for this from Amazon - but possibly cheaper elsewhere ATM, CCL for example (don't know if there is p&p)

It was plug and play and has been flawless, not quite as fast apparently, but unsure many if any, could tell difference unless they really wanted a specific chipset?

m.cclonline.com/pro…BwE
rendeverance23/09/2019 15:06

Or if your looking for something a bit cheaper... I paid 26 for this from …Or if your looking for something a bit cheaper... I paid 26 for this from Amazon - but possibly cheaper elsewhere ATM, CCL for example (don't know if there is p&p) It was plug and play and has been flawless, not quite as fast apparently, but unsure many if any, could tell difference unless they really wanted a specific chipset?https://m.cclonline.com/product/258742/GC-WB1733D-I/Wireless-Adapters/Gigabyte-WB1733D-I-PCI-Express-Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-and-Bluetooth-5-0-Adapter/NET2988/?gclid=CjwKCAjw2qHsBRAGEiwAMbPoDCF6-atuamq6KyjEnnESl0_gdCwyVq3GY-ZBFK02Kdr0USocedlivhoCCSgQAvD_BwE


The one linked doesn't come with the WiFi Intel card. It's also designed for AC Intel WiFi cards not the new ax standard linked here.
rosieshines23/09/2019 22:13

The one linked doesn't come with the WiFi Intel card. It's also designed …The one linked doesn't come with the WiFi Intel card. It's also designed for AC Intel WiFi cards not the new ax standard linked here.


Not so, the Intel WiFi IS there, lol, I'm using it for WiFi and Bluetooth right now.

Agreed it's not the new ax standard but many either won't be bothered with it and said routers would still give you the max speed of this card, whereby the difference is marginal in most use cases.

I was merely suggesting it as a cheaper option for people less concerned with Ax Vs AC, it DOES have WiFi chipset
Edited by: "rendeverance" 24th Sep
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