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WIFI 6 - GIGABYTE GC-WBAX200 2x2 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi + Bluetooth 5 PCIe Expansion Card - £31.61 delivered @ CCL
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WIFI 6 - GIGABYTE GC-WBAX200 2x2 802.11ax Dual Band WiFi + Bluetooth 5 PCIe Expansion Card - £31.61 delivered @ CCL
Posted 9th Aug 2020

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AORUS Antenna Supports Dual Band with Better WIFI Signal

  • All new antenna supported dual band 802.11ax 2.4GHz & 5GHz
  • Better signal strength compared to traditional antenna design
  • AORUS Antenna with smart antenna function for the best WIFI signal transmitting
  • Multiple angle tilt and magnetic base for the best signal strength direction and location

Main Features
  • Intel® WIFI 6 AX200 module built-in
  • Up to 2400Mbps connection speed (theoretical)
  • 802.11abgn+acR2+ax(Pre-Standard) MIMO 2Tx2R
  • BLUETOOTH 5.0
  • MU-MIMO TX/RX
  • Paired with AORUS high performance 2Tx2R antenna
  • PCIe x1 interface card


Might be useful for some older PCs especially and combining WiFi and Bluetooth into 1 device, also has an onboard USB slot.
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I've had this for a while now and it's been absolutely fantastic, 4 wireless controllers connected via Bluetooth no sweat. Great range and speed. Would highly recommend
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:21

Care to elaborate?


losing signal, low range and good luck useing 2 bluetooth devices at once
Edited by: "dasBOT" 9th Aug
Think i will stick with my Powerline adaptors.
King_Homer09/08/2020 12:41

Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the …Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the router? I have been using a wired (cat5) connection for years and it works fine, so not sure I need wifi for my new PC as it's going in the same place i.e., using the same wired connection? I also ask because I've noticed most people that build new PCs mention a wi-fi card - are the new mobos not capable of using a wired (ethernet) connection? Is there any difference in speed between wired and wireless/wifi?And what could I use the bluetooth for?Cheers


Stick with wired if you can.
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How do these compare to a 10 quid Bluetooth dongle?
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:15

How do these compare to a 10 quid Bluetooth dongle?


dongles are useless
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:19

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That is the WB1733D, this post is for the WBAX200
Edited by: "dwl99" 9th Aug
dwl9909/08/2020 09:25

That is the WB1733D, this post is for the WBAX200


My bad
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:21

Care to elaborate?


losing signal, low range and good luck useing 2 bluetooth devices at once
Edited by: "dasBOT" 9th Aug
dasBOT09/08/2020 09:29

losing signal, low range and good luck useing 2 bluetooth devices at once


I've never had an issue with wifi dongles dropping signal. Never tried connecting more than one bluetooth device. Intrigued to see if dongle allows it.
I've had this for a while now and it's been absolutely fantastic, 4 wireless controllers connected via Bluetooth no sweat. Great range and speed. Would highly recommend
Is that need to connect to ethernet port? Or ii works like wifi extender?
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:21

Care to elaborate?



They usually have poor range, older wifi/bluetooth standards, and will start to overheat and throttle, and the decent ones aren't especially cheap anyway. This is definitely the best best solution.
Cheers, purchased.
Make sure you have a usb header on your system board free or no Bluetooth for you
Think i will stick with my Powerline adaptors.
Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the router? I have been using a wired (cat5) connection for years and it works fine, so not sure I need wifi for my new PC as it's going in the same place i.e., using the same wired connection? I also ask because I've noticed most people that build new PCs mention a wi-fi card - are the new mobos not capable of using a wired (ethernet) connection? Is there any difference in speed between wired and wireless/wifi?

And what could I use the bluetooth for?

Cheers
A wired ethernet connection is generally more reliable than WiFi, so I'd stick with that instead and save yourself some money by purchasing this WiFi card. However, the Bluetooth side of this card would allow you to connect multiple Bluetooth devices wirelessly to it such as a mouse & keyboard, headphones, etc.
King_Homer09/08/2020 12:41

Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the …Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the router? I have been using a wired (cat5) connection for years and it works fine, so not sure I need wifi for my new PC as it's going in the same place i.e., using the same wired connection? I also ask because I've noticed most people that build new PCs mention a wi-fi card - are the new mobos not capable of using a wired (ethernet) connection? Is there any difference in speed between wired and wireless/wifi?And what could I use the bluetooth for?Cheers


Stick with wired if you can.
King_Homer09/08/2020 12:41

Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the …Would this be used to install in a new build PC so I can get wifi from the router? I have been using a wired (cat5) connection for years and it works fine, so not sure I need wifi for my new PC as it's going in the same place i.e., using the same wired connection? I also ask because I've noticed most people that build new PCs mention a wi-fi card - are the new mobos not capable of using a wired (ethernet) connection? Is there any difference in speed between wired and wireless/wifi?And what could I use the bluetooth for?Cheers


A wired connection is just plain better, so if you don't really have need for wifi then stick with that. New motherboards still all have ethernet. As for Bluetooth, you can use it to connect devices such as game controllers or headphones (provided they connect via Bluetooth of course).
Rambolicks09/08/2020 09:21

Care to elaborate?


This is for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, there are no USB adaptors for that yet. The good Wi-Fi USB adaptors tend to be physically quite large and also cost more than this. So a PCIe card will almost always be superior to a USB.

Most adaptors from generic brands cost this much so this is a decent deal. Though admittedly, they all use the same Intel AX200 module inside them to do the Wi-Fi and bluetooth.
Brackon8209/08/2020 14:14

This is for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, …This is for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is also the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, there are no USB adaptors for that yet. The good Wi-Fi USB adaptors tend to be physically quite large and also cost more than this. So a PCIe card will almost always be superior to a USB.Most adaptors from generic brands cost this much so this is a decent deal. Though admittedly, they all use the same Intel AX200 module inside them to do the Wi-Fi and bluetooth.

I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that cards will be better, but what you gain in performance you lose in portability and convenience. A lot of people would not have the confidence to take a side panel off, nevermind plug in a card.
Edited by: "Rambolicks" 9th Aug
Rambolicks09/08/2020 14:36

I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that …I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that cards will be better, but what you gain in performance you lose in portability and convenience. A lot of people would not have the confidence to take a side panel off, nevermind plug in a card.


Potability? If you need portability for say a laptop this isnt even an option.
Rambolicks09/08/2020 14:36

I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that …I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that cards will be better, but what you gain in performance you lose in portability and convenience. A lot of people would not have the confidence to take a side panel off, nevermind plug in a card.


Yeah for those people a USB dongle will work OK. The person saying, they are useless was over-exaggerating a little.

Wi-Fi already offers poor performance compared to wired, so if you have a desktop PC without easy access to Ethernet, a PCIe card will offer the best performance at a lower price than a half-decent USB dongle. Though it is worth noting that to make the most of this you need a Wi-Fi 6 router which will likely cost a lot.

If it was me, I’d probably look at powerline over-relying on Wi-Fi for my desktop, though this is considerably cheaper than that option.
Jonathan_W09/08/2020 09:52

I've had this for a while now and it's been absolutely fantastic, 4 …I've had this for a while now and it's been absolutely fantastic, 4 wireless controllers connected via Bluetooth no sweat. Great range and speed. Would highly recommend


Do you get aptX/aptX HD with the BT?
Rambolicks09/08/2020 14:36

I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that …I was expecting an expansion on "dongles are useless". I'm aware that cards will be better, but what you gain in performance you lose in portability and convenience. A lot of people would not have the confidence to take a side panel off, nevermind plug in a card.


The dongles I've used have been fairly useless. Bad signal being the main issue.

I went for a motherboard with WiFi after using dongles before and that is much better, this would be my second choice.

I dont care about portability as my computer is not very portable with or without a dongle.
Edited by: "CoeK" 9th Aug
Rambolicks09/08/2020 18:41

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I still have one kicking about if I need it. But it would only be used if I had no other options.
Rambolicks09/08/2020 18:41

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Dependent on your needs, these will obviously work, but they are capped out at 433+150Mbps, half of what you get on most normal Wi-Fi adaptors, and a fraction of what the 2400Mbps the card in this deal is capable of.

Once you factor in the drop in speed through range, this could easily drop below the speed of most decent VDSL/Fibre connections. Depending on where the PC is located, you might not get workable Wi-Fi at all.
Just note that WIFI 6 is not as good as WIFI 6E that should roll out end of the year x
Lionyone09/08/2020 20:11

Just note that WIFI 6 is not as good as WIFI 6E that should roll out end …Just note that WIFI 6 is not as good as WIFI 6E that should roll out end of the year x


They've barely got wifi 6 working at the moment. I'm having a nightmare with the asus rapture
I’m new to PC gaming and my Wifi is terrible on my pc. Does anyone know how i actually go about adding this to my PC?
3anana09/08/2020 10:17

They usually have poor range, older wifi/bluetooth standards, and will …They usually have poor range, older wifi/bluetooth standards, and will start to overheat and throttle, and the decent ones aren't especially cheap anyway. This is definitely the best best solution.


How would it compare to the one that comes in Mac laptops? I’ve had 2 to 4 devices connected pretty much 24/7 to my MacBook Pro for 7 years and never dropped signal on anything.
Edited by: "Despondent" 9th Aug
Despondent09/08/2020 20:56

How would it compare to the one that comes in Mac laptops? I’ve had 2 to 4 …How would it compare to the one that comes in Mac laptops? I’ve had 2 to 4 devices connected pretty much 24/7 to my MacBook Pro for 7 years and never dropped signal on anything.



This particular one? I would imagine its superior, at least in the newer wifi/bluetooth standards and thus speeds/transfers (assuming other devices also support have the newer versions).
Bilal_Muhammed09/08/2020 20:53

I’m new to PC gaming and my Wifi is terrible on my pc. Does anyone know h …I’m new to PC gaming and my Wifi is terrible on my pc. Does anyone know how i actually go about adding this to my PC?


Open up the PC and install it into a PCIE slot.
What makes this better than cheaper Wifi cards on Amazon that ostensibly do the same thing? This one, for example, which is apparently capable of faster speeds (3000Mbps vs the Gigabyte's 2400) and has Bluetooth 5.1 capabilities as opposed to 5.0? Genuine question. Is it just the Gigabyte brand making this one more expensive?
Edited by: "Jamie_John_1990" 9th Aug
The larger antenna will provide better signal pickup for WiFi AC too, which is what I use it with. I lose 0.5Mb compared to wired on a 55Mb connection, which I’m very happy with, and 1ms increase in latency from 8ms to 9.
I think someone alluded to it earlier but the Bluetooth part is usually carried via a USB bus on these cards isn't it? So you gain something over the dongles, by virtue of the external antenna, but the underlying tech is very similar.

This is effectively a conversion card that holds a laptop spec card, so you may have some future (cheaper) expansion possibilities depending on whether the antenna connectors fit. I've had severe Bluetooth issues with an earlier Intel card which was resolved by swapping out for a newer one. The whole house is Cat6 wired so my card is only used for Bluetooth purposes.
Edited by: "Bossworld" 9th Aug
Jamie_John_199009/08/2020 21:16

What makes this better than cheaper Wifi cards on Amazon that ostensibly …What makes this better than cheaper Wifi cards on Amazon that ostensibly do the same thing? This one, for example, which is apparently capable of faster speeds (3000Mbps vs the Gigabyte's 2400) and has Bluetooth 5.1 capabilities as opposed to 5.0? Genuine question. Is it just the Gigabyte brand making this one more expensive?


I bought the one you linked a couple of months ago. They all use Intel's AX200 and therefore I don't see how one can be much better than another. I haven't had an issue with the WiFi. The Bluetooth however has caused me some problems. Although I don't know if it's the card itself or another issue. When I connected an Xbox controller to the Bluetooth it causes some games to stutter and latency sky rockets.

With the wireless I get lower latency than a Powerline adapter and similar speeds.
tommy600000909/08/2020 22:15

I bought the one you linked a couple of months ago. They all use Intel's …I bought the one you linked a couple of months ago. They all use Intel's AX200 and therefore I don't see how one can be much better than another. I haven't had an issue with the WiFi. The Bluetooth however has caused me some problems. Although I don't know if it's the card itself or another issue. When I connected an Xbox controller to the Bluetooth it causes some games to stutter and latency sky rockets.With the wireless I get lower latency than a Powerline adapter and similar speeds.


I think there's still a bug with xbox controllers and bluetooth. I'm forever having to mess around re-syncing my pad even tho I am a foot away from the antenna and no other devices have any issue. I suspect they are wanting you to buy the official £25 microsoft dongle instead
Thanks for posting this. I was about to buy it at full price earlier in the week.
xanoas09/08/2020 21:10

Open up the PC and install it into a PCIE slot.


Will I have to remove the other one or does that not matter?
Bilal_Muhammed09/08/2020 22:38

Will I have to remove the other one or does that not matter?


Do you only have one PCIE slot? If yes, what's currently occupying it?
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