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OK thanks! I am definitely considering the Asus RT-N56U.
I am using an iPhone 4S, and an iPad 1, do they both support wireless N dual band?
In terms of my HTPC streaming HD movies wirelessly, I still haven't decided on a wireless adapter for it, or if it's just plain silly to try and watch 1080p movies over Wi-Fi without an ethernet cable plugged in? It would most likely have to be USB based wireless adapter as it's a small enough nettop as it is.
Will my wireless devices reach their full potential with dual band wireless N? Any suggestions for a good USB wireless adapter, or should I chuck the Acer Aspire Revo HTPC entirely and go with something else? Perhaps PCI wireless cards are much faster then USB wireless adapters or will it be perfectly fine streaming 1080p movies over Wi-Fi?
Thanks!

First you can only use one frequency at a time for each attaching device (PC, iPhone, etc). RT-N66U can broadcast both band at the same time. Despite popular belief, if set up properly 5.0 GHz is no faster than 2.4 GHz, and 5.0 GHz has much shorter wireless range.

Only iPad supports 5.0 GHz band. iPhone can only operate at 2.4 GHz.

PCIe Wifi card > USB Wifi adapter.

Yes but will PCIe WiFi be able to stream 1080p video flawlessly?
How about a USB WiFi adapter?

Also, I thought the Asus RT-N56U was dual band as well?

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Yes but will PCIe WiFi be able to stream 1080p video flawlessly?
How about a USB WiFi adapter?
Thanks

On many occasion USB adapter will be slower than PCIe. Problem with streaming isn't speed, is latency. You can only reduce latency by going to wire connection. If you want the absolute performance wire is your only option.

(2.4 GHz only)
http://www.amazon.com/PCE-N15-performance-Wireless-N-Transmit-interface/dp/B0054L9PWO

For 5.0 GHz, it is either USB adapter or Mini PCIe adapter pair up with PCIe adapter.

(USB)
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Wireless-N-Graphical-Interface-USB-N53/dp/B005SAKW9G

(Mini PCIe with PCIe adapter)
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Ultimate-633ANHMW-802-11n-Adapter/dp/B0038A9HSK
http://www.amazon.com/MiniPCI-E-to-PCI-E-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B003MMY14Y

(Full size PCIe)
http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-Systems-DWA-566-Wireless-Express/dp/B005JJS7IY
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