TP-LINK Archer T6E PCI Wireless Adapter - AC 1300, Dual Band - £34.99 - Currys
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TP-LINK Archer T6E PCI Wireless Adapter - AC 1300, Dual Band - £34.99 - Currys

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Found 2nd Jul 2016
Specifications:
WLAN Card
Transfer Rate: 867 Mbps
Frequency Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wireless LAN Standards: IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
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I bought the AC1750 Archer T8E for £10 more also from Currys.
Be warned, if your computer lives under a desk, then this is pretty much useless.
When I installed mine, I got my full 200mbps broadband speed over 5ghz wifi while I had the computer pulled out from under the desk. As soon as I tucked it back in under the desk this dropped to less than 5 mbps! still got about 50 on the 2.4ghz band though.
I ended up returning mine and then ended up getting a cheap wireless ac router to use as a client bridge. has worked out much better!
aa_no1

I bought the AC1750 Archer T8E for £10 more also from Currys.Be warned, … I bought the AC1750 Archer T8E for £10 more also from Currys.Be warned, if your computer lives under a desk, then this is pretty much useless. When I installed mine, I got my full 200mbps broadband speed over 5ghz wifi while I had the computer pulled out from under the desk. As soon as I tucked it back in under the desk this dropped to less than 5 mbps! still got about 50 on the 2.4ghz band though.I ended up returning mine and then ended up getting a cheap wireless ac router to use as a client bridge. has worked out much better!



Do you mind telling me which ac router you got as I'm thinking of doing the same.
Don't buy it if you have Windows 10, full of driver issues which make it unusable. Had to return the T9E to Amazon.
aa_no1

Be warned, if your computer lives under a desk, then this is pretty much … Be warned, if your computer lives under a desk, then this is pretty much useless.



These are fantastic in ideal conditions... but in ideal conditions (i.e. 2m direct line-of-sight to the router), you may as well run a bit of Cat6e cable. For desktop PCs, most of the time you'll get better overall throughput with a free-standing WiFi USB devices that you can position where you get the best signal.

Like this would probably give better performance, even though it doesn't support quite as high speeds, just because you can get a better signal.
computerdog

Do you mind telling me which ac router you got as I'm thinking of doing … Do you mind telling me which ac router you got as I'm thinking of doing the same.



​I bought the Netgear D6300. It connects to my virgin media router via 5ghz wifi in bridge mode mode. Then my pc is connected via an Ethernet cable to the D6300. Getting my full 200mb broadband on my pc with the router downstairs and the d6300 placed upstairs about two metres from my Pc.

Got it for £35 from Amazon Warehouse Deals. Actually tempted to buy a second to replace my virgin media hub.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…ME/

Edited by moderator: "Jul 02, 2016 11:03" 2nd Jul 2016
will buy when my benefits come in
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