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I'm looking for an 802.11AC wireless adapter, can anyone recommend one for me? Thanks! biggrin.gif

Edit: Sorry I meant AC not A! That's why people were a little confused.
Edited by Lyut - 1/14/14 at 1:11pm
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if you get the newest drivers the ASUS PCE-AC68 cards are good if your looking for a pcie card also the D-Link DWA-182's are pretty good if your looking for usb iv used 2 of the asus cards and a few of the d-link usb cards for clients before they havent had any issues they do get a bit warm when using for big transfers but all wireless-AC products get warm in my experience so not really a con

Edit: i read your post wrong your looking for wireless A not AC sorry frown.gif
Edited by ozlay - 12/19/13 at 9:13am
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Not very fond of ac myself. I prefer a/b/g/n. More options. If all you want is A, what you might want to be looking for is an old pci a/b card. The older cards were often quite powerful. particularly the old apple cards. if you can get a driver for one. I'm quite fond of A myself. It's not very fast, but still faster than most broadband, and practically no one uses it, so the channels are usually clear.

if you're willing to go external an old airport (non extreme) base station might be just what you need.
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Not very fond of ac myself. I prefer a/b/g/n. More options. If all you want is A, what you might want to be looking for is an old pci a/b card. The older cards were often quite powerful. particularly the old apple cards. if you can get a driver for one. I'm quite fond of A myself. It's not very fast, but still faster than most broadband, and practically no one uses it, so the channels are usually clear.

this ^ is also a good option depending on what your using it for i should have asked what you plan to use it for i guess smile.gif

i have duel band wireless A+G adapter that is wireless A 5ghz and wireless G 2.4ghz which i consider to be more then enough for what i use it for but if you are streaming hd video or games over your network it is good to have something with a little more speed most people wont even need wireless N or AC unless they have some really faster Internet or are stream HD video
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Any reason why you want specifically an old A one? You probably already have a NIC capable of using these settings.

NICs that have a 5 GHz radio are backwards compatible with A (includes N and AC). Even some of the mainstream G ones also supported A networks (such as Intel 3945ABG or similar).
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